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project: AlumaxX (Dutch champion casemodding 2006! )

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Franklin, 28 Dec 2004.

  1. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    God damn, this case is really cool! I cant express my feelings to this project, looks awesome! :thumb: :D

    Like that logo and your tube work, and all the stealthing!
    I looked over the whole log, and noticed that you have some really expensive ****, how can you afford this? :p

    Dj Ovin
     
  2. Immy

    Immy What's a Dremel?

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    I have been lurking around these forums for years and dont post often, but this is my new favourite case of all time. Keep up the good work ;)
     
  3. htm_elle

    htm_elle What's a Dremel?

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    One of my fav projects. Keep up the good work!
     
  4. rhysmodder

    rhysmodder What's a Dremel?

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    can we have some more photos? I cant help lying in suspence...
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Problem with the pumps is solved. Eheim gave me two new O-rings for free. Thanks guys. First loop is filled now with water. Had some help from a little friend

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  6. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    haha cool! :D
     
  7. Thadeez

    Thadeez What's a Dremel?

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    This reminds me of the time we found a dead bird, and some birdshit on our server (yeah it was laying around for a while...). The serverroom at that location had only 1 way in that was open, the ventillation shaft...

    well anyway, it all looks nice and tight, good news you got your system going :)
     
  8. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Today I started soldering the relais, this relais makes the two PSU's start up almost simultaniously. Soldering the wires from the first PSU to the relais.

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    And here the PS_on and a black wire from the second PSU.

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    If nothing goes wrong today I hope to be able to fire up the system for the first time today. Only will have to place a couple of temperature sensors and solder the leds from the reservoirs in.
     
  9. PHILIP1193

    PHILIP1193 a Self Confessed HP Server Lover!!

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    b a bugger if your mobo was DOA :(, all that water cooling would take ages to rip out, but lets all corss our fingers and hope it aint. This project is reaslly nice bud, and i think you may win the worklog competition cuz of it

    Phl
     
  10. Hellboy787

    Hellboy787 What's a Dremel?

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    PRAGTIG Man!!!! one of the best MODS I have seen!!!!
     
  11. olle

    olle What's a Dremel?

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    Looking really nice!!
    One question: That Board with all Led connections, how do u power that up?!?
    Going to be many cables if u going to use a Molex supply?!
     
  12. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    J-chill I use two seperate waterloops.

    The board with connections gets its power from just one molex. I split the power with four switches. One wire from every switch to one seperate group on the board. I made four groups so I can turn of and 4 groups of leds.

    Almost right Hellboy787 prachtig :D Thanks Hellboy787

    A bit late, but today I send a photo to A.C. Ryan for the worklog contest, the gallery. This one.

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  13. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Your so-close Franklin. It's a bit "nerve-racking" just prior to firing-up a machine you have put soo many man hours into (with excellent results, I might add). Best of luck. I hope all goes well.. :thumb:
     
  14. Goth

    Goth What's a Dremel?

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    yummi :D ! you have given me so much ideas for my first mod! very-very nice case.
    im considering that i might buy an Lian-Li case too :)
     
  15. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry no pictures yet. I didn't test the motherboard before I installed it because that was somewhat difficult with the watercooled PSU's, but now I wished I had done so. I encountered a problem that is not unique for the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe. No bootup at all, only the green powerup led lights up, but nothing more, no beep, nothing. I tried everything. Other PSU, one DIMM and everything you could possibly do, but nothing. I hope to get a new motherboard this week.

    Didn''t waste time though, cause I started working on my next project. Will start a worklog in about 2 months. First get this damn thing to work.
     
  16. nyzrox

    nyzrox What's a Dremel?

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    man that sucks, i always test hardware first, you have been working on the project for so long, can you not RMA?
     
  17. sc4mpi

    sc4mpi OG watercooler

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    I suppose you have tested the cpu seprately? a few fx-55s were known to come doa.
     
  18. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    I don't have another board that fits the FX-55, but I'm quite sure it is the ASUS board. It just doesn't post, a problem that occurs quite often with the A8N-SLI. Seen so many people on different fora with the same problem. Tomorrow I will have the replacement ( not the Deluxe but the Premium )so I can get on with AlumaxX.

    I can test the new board with a PSU I already bought for my next mod :naughty: I will start building the next case ( building it from scratch ) when I've finished the room that will be my "modroom". No modding in the kitchen anymore.
     
  19. Zds

    Zds What's a Dremel?

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    Does it post at all?

    I had a similar problem with my A8N-SLI Deluxe when it was new; I had to iterate half a dozen times with reset switch to have it boot, cold or warm. I flashed BIOS when new ones came out and even rebuilt the whole machine with minimal parts to the table, out from the chassis. Didn't help. I took it to warranty service, they tested and said "works fine", and indeed, from that on it has worked fine :eek:. And yes, exactly the same board..
     
  20. Liquid

    Liquid What's a Dremel?

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    to heavy for me...

    but a damm god project :D :thumb:

    many, many details... that´s nice :jawdrop: :clap: :clap:
     

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