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Scratch Build – In Progress [project]6th GeN. 30TB - 2730W PSU ^^ Finale?!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by grevaeg, 22 Apr 2009.

  1. pullmyfoot

    pullmyfoot superbacon

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    i feel like crying looking at the free PII 955s he got. QQ
     
  2. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    Trust me, if you would see the market price on upcoming AMD and OCZ decals, the term "free" gets a entirely different side :p
     
  3. I-E-D

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    Dam this is good stuff. If this is a personal computer (as opposed to a server) you should continue with the box thing, and make another few boxes (that go next door) with two boxes of speakers and 1 of a projector?

    This is definatly G.

    But what about SSD's or 10k's?
     
  4. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    running double 80gb 15k rpm sas drives striped for OS on both main systems my friend =) easily bursting aruond 520MB/s
     
  5. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    I declare this project - and thread - to be pornographic. I think you need to edit the title and first few posts to warn people about the sheer amount of geek pornography - I very nearly had, as the French say, "a little death" while reading this thread.

    This is quite possibly the biggest and most ambitious project I have ever seen. I can remember a day when having to install a second power supply for a watercooling rig was hardcore, but you're sticking three high-spec watercooled PCs in the biggest case I have seen. Seriously looking forward to the finished result!
     
  6. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    TIME TO VOTE

    This mod has been quite appropriately nominated for Mod of the Month, and needs your votes.
    Head over to the article, check out the others, then follow the link and cast your vote for 6th GeN :clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  7. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    hah, gotta love enthusiastic people, keep it up guys, appreciated ^^

    Update coming up now, just have to do some writing ^^
     
  8. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    Cable management, day 3

    Yet another day has gone by.... and finally... rounding 75% done on the HDD cables and sleeving, 6 of the 8 - 6 plug cables are done, oh oh, added some pics of the true top radiator aswell,

    Sad enough, didnt receive the 120mm fan's today... or the radiators -.- will pick em up tomorrow though

    whats been done
    *Cable sleeeeeeeves -.-
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    *Cable soldering -.-
    *Cable sleeeeeeeves -.-
    *Cable soldering -.-

    The frustration is apparent :p

    Anyways... heres some pics :

    The silencers came with lotsa s-ata power connectors... however... all of em were facing the same way... thats not gonna work with middle placed PSU's with disks above and below, had to cut and rotate half of em

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    The top box, more rads!

    The top box has officially lost 50% of its total height, just like its brother ^^ the top space is not needed at all, and trust me... the case is still bloody HUGE, anyways, another set with 360 rads mounted up, totalling at 4x360 radiators in top, another 2x 240 coming in for the bottom module tomorrow along with the fractal design fans

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  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    This update just makes me glad I gave my vote to you. :)
     
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  10. DESTroyed22

    DESTroyed22 PC User For Life

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    nice nice nice........... what more can be said lol
     
  11. KingCake

    KingCake New Member

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    B-E-A-utiful! :D Love this project! :D I'm following you at Diskusjon.no ^^
     
  12. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    Exterior work, day1

    Guys! Guess what?!

    The truly worst, most fragile and hated material to work with have arrived, in a small pile, at my office... after a 3 hour drive to pick it up at the "local" retailer (Norway is one of those countries with bad availability of certain stuff, plexi being one of em :p)

    Guess i should dedicate a entire article to how much i hate plexiglass, but that will have to go for some other time... and trust me... the list is painfully long when it comes to why i dont like working with it... but hey... it looks good, doesnt it? ^^

    So..

    Whats been done

    * been cutting plexi like crazy on a bladesaw
    * measured and drilled holes trough it
    * made proper fittings for m6 bolts so it can be mounted to the case
    * cut 6x 120mm holes on the top case for radiator ventilation
    * been drawing sketches to the cable hiding "system" (also called angled alu plates :p)

    Plexi -.-

    Well.. the plan was to go for eloxated brushed alu in the first place... but im one of those impatient guys that cant really wait 2 weeks for stuff to be sendt away... worked with... returned and then to be finding that more stuff have to go trough the same process again.

    So went off to the local retailer and picked up around 5 square meters of different tickness plexi,

    The entire front part of the case is now made out of 5mm clear plexi with 3mm black reflective plexi outside (think PS3 finnish), should be able to put some diodes or cathodes behind it so ill have a nice blue glowing edge around all of it ^^

    Also picked up a 8mm tick clear plate to cover the front screen.

    All of it tightened up with m6 bolts

    And NO, i cant remove the protective plastic before everything is done, its there for a reason :p

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    Showing off the front middle section on the floor ^^

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    And start drilling ^^

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    The 5mm + 3mm make up the 8mm clear plexi on the front display perfectly =)


    Ventilation, top radiator's

    Not much air is gonna go trough a 3mm plexi plate, so had to get some holes up and ready for some seriour ventilation :p Oh... and the spacers will be coming back, just had to take em out so i could mount the plates proper :p

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    Would hate to try and read trough this thread with a 56k... lol

    Hopefully able to push trough a update tomorrow aswell ^^

    -Cg
     
  13. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Better be careful with that plexi on top. The bridges between the holes look tiny and easily breakable.

    Great work though! :thumb:
     
  14. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    2mm to be exact :p

    Kinda wondering if i should just cut em now to make sure they dont break and leave bad looking remains 0.o
     
  15. Invictus.

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    all ive got to say is thats insane and so far its looking good :)
     
  16. grevaeg

    grevaeg Insanity driven

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    Cable management, day 4

    One of those sleepnight nights have just struck me yet again... my ladie is off in spain for another 3 days... so nothing much to do home at the moment...

    Ah well... guess we just have to fill up the time with other stuff to do ^^ and whats better then some late nigh modding 0.o (no, thats not a serious statement) :p

    on the 4th day of my cable management road now, and honest, stuff is cloing in to being nearly invisible as far as cables go atleast, in the middle section though :p the rest havent even been started 0.o

    The super PSU cooler thingy!

    The PCP&C PSU's have been rumored to excrete quite alot of annoying sound when being warmed up, so would assume that a couple of fan's would help keeping the audible stuff a bit down...

    So decided to make a fan duct around all the 3 PSU's to be sure they receive enough air in that somewhat tightened up enviroment ^^

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    And yes... the small gap between the cable holder and the PSU duct is just a matter of not fastening stuff to the frame yet ^^

    Thats all for this night guys, stay tuned tomorrow =)
     
  17. Gunter

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    Keep Going Man. Off tha hook, uhauah
    Liked very much your Molex style.
     
  18. jls25

    jls25 CatfishSoup

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    so how much space will you have in total??!?!? because thats just insane
     
  19. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Nice work on the PSU shrouding - looks really good!
     
  20. Gundam-X

    Gundam-X Who is Dremel?

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    Omg it's so sexy 0_0


    I can't wait to see the water cooling in it!

    It going to look fabulous! OMG!

    I want one! :D lol
     

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