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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 guys, appreciate it!
    Trying to be different with a build is hard these days :blush:


    Thanks man!
    I'm not to worried, once the wires are inside the combs the complete cable becomes very stiff.
    You could literally hold a 1 meter long extension vertically :)
    So once they are in shape and position they won't go anywhere.

    First problem I would walk into would be the aluminum cases I often use :)
     
  2. Icelander

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    love those Clips....
     
  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Summer vacation!
    And like every year .. modding! :)

    I've been looking for a proper solution to support the GPU's and Rads for a few weeks.
    Then I found this in a dusty corner at work.
    Nickel plated copper rails which are used for 12V halogen lamps.

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    First had to brainstorm and draw a few hours about the loop and some other things

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    And finally .. think I got it :)

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    Made bends in the Rad supports.

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    Sturdy stuff.

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    And making mounts for it.

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    The radiators are being pushed to the inside by itself because of how I mounted them.
    These supports will make the whole more sturdy.

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    And starting on the loop.

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    Lovely working with PETG, pipecutter and deburrer :)

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    Here a little video about the Henco deburrer.
    18 months ago I saw an air-conditioning guy working with PVC/Alu/PVC pipe.
    I thought .. that should work with acrylic too, finally found the 12mm version a few months ago.




    And making 3 bends to save some extenders and rotaries.

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    Bottom done according to my drawings :)

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    Fitting the GPU supports.

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    Now to drill some holes in the backplates.

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    And make the holes in PCB's a little bigger :O

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    From M3 to M4.

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    Done!

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    Next update more on the loop!

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  4. storm-83

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    looks like a modern piece of art - more than a pc!
    would have sh!t bricks drilling bigger holes in a pcb like that
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Technically, the rails can be called tubes since they are hollow. ;)
    Looking sharp, and heavy!
     
  6. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks man! I once did the same in a MARSII .. I did **** bricks back then :)

    At work we always use the word 'rail-system' for these kind of things. Already had some questions where to get it and had to google for '12V rail lamp' stuff to find it.
    But yes it's tube/pipe :)

    As in your very first comment in this thread.... you were also right :blush:
    Should've stayed with ITX and single small GPU ... but nothing was available at the moment.
    I did several tests and a single fitting can hold up to 10kg.
    However when you build a structure which seems very sturdy, you could throw it around, after a few days it will sag like a pudding lol.
    Off course you can make the structure so it won't be able to sag but you would need such an amount of Q-blocks and connections it wouldn't make sense anymore.

    Therefore this particular project .. will just go on to make it look nice.
    The loop/case thing .. soon ;)
     
  7. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Shame that you couldnt fulfill your brief,no shame in taking a diversion tho if it works out for the better.
    Maybe frame the rig with the loop instead rather than a loading structure?
     
  8. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Most of my modding is like ... I'll see where it goes.
    At this moment I really like where it's going now, without a structure or frame... but who knows what will happen the coming weeks :)
     
  9. Bartacus

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    I like your "improv" modding. :) It's always interesting to see guys with creative minds coming up with solutions. Great stuff! :rock:
     
  10. Icelander

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    totally Godlike
     
  11. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    This year 2 weeks on a nice camping place where my parents also are.
    I thought .. if I really want to relax .. why not take my hobby with me? :)

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    Because the week started with bad weather (off course) I was able to leave the pc in my parents caravan.

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    Great spot when it's raining outside ;)

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    A day of shopping.

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    Also finally some time to sort some things.

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    And 4 days later finally some good weather! The one in the middle is my little spot :)

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    This is relaxing! :D

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    Waste after 3 days of working with the loop.

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    And further on the backside.

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    Had to take a few shots in the sun :)

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    Decided to go home 2 days earlier so I could finish it with no people around me.

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    Creating cable to feed the pumps and Corsair Link

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    The last cables.

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    Drilling and tapping the last hole.

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    Finally filling!

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    Loop 1 .. no leaks!

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    Quite some foam with 2 pumps @ fullspeed.

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    Decided to use anti cyclone fittings in the reservoirs.

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    Loop 2 also leakfree!

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    I should fill it up soon ... because this .. just looks weird :D

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    Even first boot went well!

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    Soon final pics :)

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  12. saxovtsmike

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    how many WTF & What is that did you get on the camping place
     
  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I just love how industrial this looks, kind of reminds me of an old factory with the cooling pipes running on the outside of the building. I love this style, not something you see very often. The cable management is brilliant with a full 4 sides being in view.. top modding. possibly my favorite build this year.
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Nearly everyone walking by stopped to ask what it was.
    I asked them what they thought it was.
    Things I heard: 'Steam Machine', 'Espresso Machine', 'Steampunk thing', 'Spaceship', 'Jukbox' etc.
    So much fun :D

    Well thanks a lot man, means a lot to me!
    I had no clue at the start where it was going and after 9 months of staring and building I was so happy to finally fill it :dremel:
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    As Jeff said, I also love the industrial, machine look. :thumb:

    Looking forward to final pics.
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Attila ... you sir have built my most favorite mods .. ever.
    I would build a 12 month mod just to get a comment like that from you :rock:
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Obviously no bears in the Netherlands... And we need a pic of you in the Disney hat!
    Looks awesome, except for the milk.:D
     
  18. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Haha the last (brown) bear was seen in the Netherlands around 1100 AD :worried:
    I'm sorry about the hat, she won't let me near her holy frozen collection.
     
  19. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Turned out nice, congrats. :clap:

    Nice entertainment unit too. :D
     

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