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Scratch Build – Complete L3pipe - Bit-tech Scratch Build Of The Year 2015

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 23 Nov 2014.

  1. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks mate!
    Not sure what you mean by attaching flat items to round tube though?

    Thanks!

    Thank you Justin :D

    Thanks man :dremel:

    I have to admit, I never had any problems with cracked or broken acrylic pipe. If you treat it right it will treat you right :)
    I got quite some sarcasm about me hammering acrylic "why would we use hammers on our pc's"
    Well it was just a quick video to show how strong PETG is, not how fragile acrylic is :)
    For me .. PETG is just a charm to work with, faster and easier in every way :dremel:
     
  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Sorry for the late update but I was kinda busy :)


    Got a very nice package from Parvum Systems.

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    Justin en Shaun wanted to help me out, win-win!

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    You can ask these guys anything, they can do it :)

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    Again, thanks a lot Parvum Systems!

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    Fixing a little mistake I made, went well with a 20mm countersink.

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    Finally playing around with fittings!

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    This update was a little late because of my own pc upgrade, and ...

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    Spent a week on Cooler Master Headquarters with Richard Kiersgieter, Richard Surroz, Ronnie Hara, Mathieu Heredia en Stuart Tonks.
    All I can say .. it was AWESOME :p

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  3. TeenGeek

    TeenGeek Worst touch typing ever.

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    Looking absolutely stunning so far! :)
     
  4. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    Amazing work. Excited to see this project come along
     
  5. guitarhero23

    guitarhero23 New Member

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    Love the pictures of all those fittings. Impressive.
     
  6. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    OOh, that's a lot of tubing.. I haven't read your log before now, was kindly show it.
    Planning a Copper tubing one myself. Soldering everything together so not a lot of flexibility in my case.
     
  8. leonetu

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    Now, that's a pipe dream - ha! Subbed!
     
  9. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    So .... drilled some holes :)

    First getting all the measurements.

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    I planned to weld the top part to the bottom part for max stability.
    However decided to do it with what I have at home and by hand :)

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    Lovely to work outside.

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    And the top part (mainboardtray)

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    And how I want to mount it.

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    Work space after an afternoon of drilling, sawing, sanding, filing and tapping :)

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    Also mounted the PSU frame.

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    And blocks done for frame mounting.

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    Now just need to mount them.

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    And mount the mainboard tray standoffs

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    Done!

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    Adjusting the reservoir holders

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    To be able to mount them to the radiators.

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    And mounted some parts :)

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  10. jojoharalds

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    WOW.....This is something else.....
    really awsome job so far.....
    Looking forward to the Video :)
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    So you DO have a frame. :lol: Still looks awesome. I wouldn't expect anything less.:D
     
  12. Icelander

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    This is WOW. Subbed 4life :)
     
  13. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Jojo! :)

    Thanks Cheap!
    Well ... I have to say this is the weirdest project I did :)
    The idea (6 months before the logs started) was to do a build completely held by the liquidcooling.
    But the idea and hardware changed along the way and testing.
    Acrylic fittings are strong enough to hold the weight, however rotary's, eventhough they are strong, they do turn around after a while. Like a pudding lol
    So after a lot of figuring out I had to go for something like this.
    At this moment the build is already 15 Kg+
    But I have to say I personally really like this build cause of exploring possibilities.

    Thanks Icelander :)
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Back!
    Was a bit busy cause of Computex - Cooler Master en Nanoxia :)


    First gave the 'Corsair Force LX raid0 ssd' a new home with 3M duallock.

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    And then ... how to start here .. I really hate cable management. (maybe cause I'm an electrician?)

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    Testing the fans and LEDS at night.

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    And back to the cables, one by one.

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    Behind the 240 radiator are a lot of cables hidden from fans, pumps and the Corsair Links.

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    I was missing something on the radiators and push/pull was a bit too much in my opinion.

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    So went for these radguards from Highflow with white inlay.

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    15 minutes later.

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    Better.

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    Changed the GPU cables from 6+2 pins to 6 pins.

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    Oops ... got to hide this behind the PSU.

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    So removing more unnecessary connectors.

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    For this project I was looking for a clip in the same style as the project itself.
    So sat down before it and just waited till something came up.
    Why not in same style as the Dominator Platinum fins?
    Had a good talk with my bud Scott Bruins and he came with this design .. awesome :)

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    We were both already in contact with Nanoxia / Coolforce and because they saw something in it too they decided to bring them out :)

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    This is the first prototype and the finals will be less wide (1cm on a 24-pin) and will have 2 x M3 mounting holes on the back.

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    And ordered a Bitspower X-station so I can easily play around with the 4 different pumps/loops.

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    Would like to know your thoughts about the clip :)

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  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice solution, prefer it to cable combs. :)

    Looking good. :)
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Those clips are well chunky but look really nice. They fit in nicely with the rest of the build
     
  17. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    the clips do look good and like Geoff said really fit in well
     
  18. Deblow

    Deblow Active Member

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    Clips look great & the build :thumb:
     
  19. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Build looks great man. My only concern about the clips is conductivity. Usually the cable combs are plastic. How will these new ones work, say they accidentally swing onto a board while it's live?
     
  20. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I had a similar idea (in brass) for Ada, but I too worry a bit about conductivity.

    Another feature I considered was embedded little cobalt magnets so the cable organisers can clip to the side of a metal case wall.
     

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