1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress Mithril (9/2/09, I'm not as daft as I thought...)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by KayinBlack, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    3850s, 48s are VERY tempting but we've gone through real financial difficulty and as it stands I may not even be able to afford video card blocks. My mother-in-law's transplant has depleted our funds and I'm having issues with casting as well...
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Thats sad to hear. I hope everything goes alright with that for you, and best of luck :thumb:
     
  3. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    [​IMG]

    One side on...

    And I'm ready for water on the CPU...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    In Ages past, the mightiest of all men lived, one Turin Turambar, son of Hurin. Many mighty deeds were ascribed to him, but ciefest was the slaying of Glaurung, both a great feat and a great evil, for in slaying Glaurung, he learned the truth of the identity of his bride Niniel, and all found their doom there by the falls. Glaurung, slain by Gurthang, which Turin turned on himself after learning that Niniel was his sister Nienor and was carrying his child. Nienor leapt to her death into the Brithiach, and no man marked where her body came to rest.

    With that to set the tone, the latest WIP-The Death of Glaurung...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The sides have to be profiled down, and the trees are having green glass cut for the leaves. Lots of work, but worth it.

    This side has so far absorbed 20 hours. I see about that many to completion.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,980
    Likes Received:
    1,632
    MMM stained glass! I loveSG! I wanted to get plexi like that.:(
     
  6. Gup

    Gup What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Damn nice project and nice use of material!!:thumb:
    I was just wondering if anything from inside will be visible as it would be a shame if you couldnt see the watercooling parts you made?
     
  7. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    You know, sometimes enough just isn't enough.

    [​IMG]

    However...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    This is the price I paid to get the fastest stock ATX-format AMD board ever.

    I got copper, I got taps, I got solder, and I got pipe. It's modding time.
     
  8. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Very nice :p.

    But only Crossfire now?
     
  9. p3n

    p3n What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    778
    Likes Received:
    1
    Why spend so much on second best...?
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,980
    Likes Received:
    1,632
    I've had this problem with NewEgg before on open box items. It's a safe bet they KNOW the items are bad. They are generating profit off the restocking fee on returns. I doubt it even works.
    RMA is possible...I mean they shipped it out without a NB heatsink for f*cks sake. They will gladly take it back and charge %15. (You pay to ship it back too. I'm starting to read return policies before I buy anything finally.)
     
  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    Yeah, but it's pretty sure this will work with the sink replaced and those two pins fixed.

    p3n, you should check the benches that matter-in most server benches, these guys still pwn-and will do so until the dual-socket Nehalem variants drop. In virtualization (which is a part of this one's intended usage) it rips the intels a new one, as well as on memory bandwidth.

    Oh, and guys, it's SLi. I have cards on hand already.
     
  12. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    7
    Kayin, what board is that anyway?
     
  13. Anakha

    Anakha Minimodder

    Joined:
    6 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    587
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hate to break it to ya, but unless AM2+ has changed since last time I saw it, that's NOT an AMD board.

    CPU Retention like that makes it Intel...
     
  14. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    7
    Last edited: 18 Aug 2008
  15. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    Yeah, I'm contemplating just sending it back and getting another, that missing sink worries me more and more...
     
  16. Anakha

    Anakha Minimodder

    Joined:
    6 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    587
    Likes Received:
    7
    So *THAT*'s what SocketF looks like. And it's being deprecated anyway (IIRC, and for the 4x4 "platform". I dunno if they're still using it for Opterons, you don't hear much about them these days, apart from that another OEM has started making Opteron servers)...
     
  17. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Text to come tonight...
     
  18. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    5,777
    Likes Received:
    421
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Have fun watching the assembly of the case, thus far...

    So much to do, so little time...
     
  19. Darkraven

    Darkraven What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    120
    Likes Received:
    2
    Bet Bilbo and Froto would approve. Would have looked good in their Hobbit hole.:lol: Too bad they sailed off, you could have sold it to Froto.
     
  20. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    43
    Nice work on the case so far. I just found this log, and read it start to finish. I think the log could use a bit more work though. There's a lot of unanswered questions that you start to say you'll answer, or hints with no followthrough. (I don't think I missed any posts, but if I did, I apologize for the criticism (call it constructive!))
    For example, what the hey is up with your 'leonidas'? Was cheapskate right about the glitter filled res? :) What about some more info on your casting technique (or links to projects where you explain more, or good references u use), or the engraving/leafing techique. I know you're a busy guy, with a lot going on (hope the teeth/jaw are well, and the in-law, too, and the dog, and the fish... :D) and other threads happening (like the cooling one), but a bit of followthrough in response to readers input would be HIGHLY appreciated.

    On the happier side, I admire/envy your artistic skills! That engraving/leafing is fantastic. Your casting and self made stuff rocks (I like the marbled/crazed look of the splitters, etc.) The story telling (which has dropped off) was good for context/theme. That hardware is gonna be crazy.

    ... Please, oh please tell us a story, Mr. Frodo... I wanna hear the one about how the crazy modder built the Mithril Case!

    PS, you gonna get some wheels/forklift for that thing?

    Respectfully, an eager, inexperienced modder.
     

Share This Page