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Case Mod - In Progress My Watercooled Lian-Li SR-2 slow build! (Part 3 - Wrapping & Painting)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolamasta, 15 Mar 2011.

  1. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Not done much more im afraid people as been very busy with other things but I've got the motherboard tray in position now and bolted the board in to check I have suitable clearance, just need to start measuring up now to make a new rear panel and decide what im going to do with the front panel and if im going to window the side, I should really as its such a nice board to see in all its glory :D

    PSU will be mounted on the bottom as opposed to on top like it was originally, there is enough gap to get a large quad rad in there which im planning soon (Triple EK in there at mo)

    Plenty more to come.... (soon as I get time!) :lol:


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    Also as some of you know we are currently doing our yearly Chimps Challenge for the folding@home project so I've quickly got the rig up and running for the 10 days of the competition but soon as its over I will be stripping it back down again ready to finish building it!

    Some more pics below of how its looking right now, if you are interested or want to know more about the Chimps Challenge see here as we still have 4 days left and help help would be great - http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2011/05/05/your-folding-team-needs-you/1

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  2. wejjy

    wejjy New Member

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    Looks good so far mate, are you planning on putting both rads inside the case, if so wheres the second one going?
     
  3. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Not sure about the 2nd rad at the moment mate, I need to purchase the chipset waterblocks and a quad rad and I will see what temps im getting, if they are too high then I need to get another Rad or 2 in there, I have ideas but can't reveal yet ;)

    Luckily for me the Xeons are doing 4.2ghz on pretty low voltages so temps are good even on the EK triple rad :D
     
  4. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    I do like this!
     
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    3 words:
    hard ware porn.
     
  6. bruce_rob

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    nice build mate, loving the water cooling setup, i have got a lian case but its not a tall as yours and i struggle to get it all in
     
  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    No more updates? :( where did you get this board? I can't find them anywhere and want one! :( :D
     
  8. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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  9. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Sorry peeps but still no more updates on this :(

    The rig has been running solid folding away for the last few months but I've not even purchased the Aluminium to build the new rear of the case let alone started all the other mods!

    Think this may turn into a winter project now but as the Xeons are rock solid @ 4.2ghz im quite happy with the performance even with both CPU's on just a triple 120 radiator! :D
     
  10. PunkNugget

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    Hi Coolamasta,
    Just curious, what are your idle temps @ 4.2GHz. Also what are you current BIOs that you're running. I too am building an SR-2 system using the same X5650's. I know each chip is different from the next, but it would be great to have as a guide that I can tweak with. Thanks... :)
     
  11. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Sorry guys I've been crap with this as I've just been too busy with work, house, mrs lol but im back in the game now, I got a new rear piece cut to size which im about to mark and cut out for the motherboard tray, PSU and fans, also got me some 3M carbon fibre and basic matt black wrap as I have plans, just not sure what yet.... ;)

    I also got some new bits and bobs coming so watch this space!

    Heres a couple of pics to keep you going but I want to get this finished in the next couple of months as without this beast folding for me I have a very low output at the mo lol

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  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I know every one's using the carbon fiber at the moment, but there's no denying, t does look good. That case looks huge, it swallows that SR2 with ease...Looking good
     
  13. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Cheers bud, Its not going to be covered in carbon fibre, just a few choice choice bits :)

    Spent a few hours today marking out the back plate and cut the PSU and motherboard tray out. Next I need to plate over the case floor, fit a 120mm in the front then sort a window out for the right side then once everything fits snug I can start wrapping etc, still a bit undecided on a few things though but heres a couple more pics :)

    The white on the ali sheet is just the protective cover btw...

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  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    nicely done chap, very nice!
     
  15. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Just got me new radiator, one of the first in the country as they only just got released last week, they are the new XSPC EX range which are thinner cored but perform as well as the thicker core radiators apparently so going to see how a single quad rad copes with 2 Hex Xeons @ 4.2ghz!

    Also I need to get my hands on some Black Perspex / Acrylic, can anyone recommend a good place online which dont charge shed loads? nothing very good on eBay....

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  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Woohoo a decent update lol - at last I pulled my finger out this weekend and done some more to it! I wrapped the lid of the case with the matt black vinyl wrap which was fiddly but looks nice and I also got the SR2 out from storage and plumbed it in to the XSPC EX480 and been benching/stressing it (damn I forgot how powerful this thing is) plus I ran a few folding@home projects on it and the temps are great with the Xeons @ 4.2ghz they hover between 54-58 degrees depending on ambient temps :D

    I decided wrapping the whole case just wasn't going to work so the motherboard tray and the structural part of the case will need to be painted so after many hours of rubbing down, priming and painting matt black they look pretty good I think!? :)

    Before anyone says anything about the base of the case not sprayed properly, its having a perspex floor to cover those old fan holes plus the front and top wont be seen which is why its a bit patchy, all the bits that will be seen have had 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint so I'm "hoping" it wont scratch off easily being aluminium!! If the drive bay starts scratching I will make a cover to go over it or just chuck some vinyl over it!

    Anyway heroes some pics, want to get as much done as possible over Xmas as I need the SR2 running 24x7 to get my moneys worth out of the hardware but I say again, damn I forgot how powerful this thing is :rock:

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  18. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    I need some small, ideally black nuts and bolts to bolt the motherboard tray and back plate together, anyone know where I can get some?
     
  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats a nice tidy finish, looking good.
     
  20. cool_dude

    cool_dude Officially a decade on BitTech!

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    Very nice :) Where did you get the vinyl from?
     

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