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Case Mod - In Progress Project Arc - Finally! Watercooling installed 29-07-2015

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Azariel, 1 Feb 2013.

  1. gardnerphotos

    gardnerphotos What's a Dremel?

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    those clips are ingenious! Nice work
     
  2. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Not really an overpowering urge, but I'll share non the less :hehe: Its a WD 2.5" Black 750GB, SATA300, 7200rpm drive!

    Thanks man!

    I must say though that my mounting system of the clips isn't foolproof yet. I used a thin double sided tape to stick em to the case, which now already show signs of not being able to take the stress. However, in my enthusiasm I immediately put the cables in after sticking em on, so maybe I should have let them sit and 'dry' for a bit first before putting stress on them...

    Sadly, I haven't yet been able to continue work on the case due to time constraints...
     
  3. Egami

    Egami Why is the dremel on fire?

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    Thanks! Might finally get that samsung replaced with something less hostile :thumb:

    Btw, if the tape starts really giving you grief and don't mind the clips sticking to the case rather permanently, loctite has a brilliant repair putty that's like blu-tack on acid. Just shape, stick on and leave to cure, even the smallest dab will keep a horse glued to a wall.
     
  4. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 What's a Dremel?

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    Man, it's coming along really nice! Beautiful work!
     
  5. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Log 20

    Its been quite some time since I worked on this, but after receiving some deliveries, its finally time to get the watercooling setup in!

    It might actually still take a few weeks to get it all in, but I atleast wanted to share some of the material :)

    The boxes - from left to right, the pump top, CPU block, GPU block, EK Pump cover and the PWM Pump
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    Nice and shiny GPU block
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    PWM D5 pump and top+res in the back
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    And fully mounted
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    Just as a detail, the pump cover I'm using is the EK one...quite a lot cheaper than the BP one..but there is of course a difference in finishing (I guess) and it only comes in black, but that works fine for me :)
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    Second package contained a different set of goodies!
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    BP now has an entire range of fittings for acrylic tubing, :thumb: Had to wait for a bit before they became available, but very happy with em...they look great!
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    And of course the manditory kitty inspection
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    Thats all for now folks! Hope to share very soon how the full system looks :)

    Thanks for watching!
     
  6. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Now, ladies and gentlemen, THIS is a project revival.

    Good to see some progress at last.
     
  7. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Brilliant, updates :D
     
  8. jeckulz

    jeckulz What's a Dremel?

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    8 MONTHS LATER!!!!

    BOOOOOOM!!!

    Keep the pace up now man, you're on the home stretch!
     
  9. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the warm welcome back guys :rock:

    Just a first little warm up, a job which was left idle for far too long...the Powerbutton (luckily the ROG motherboards have a dedicated powerbutton which I could use)

    Anyway....Soldering the wires (after checking 10 times where to solder em)

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    Sleeving them (of which I forgot to make a picture, so here's one when its already installed)

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    And finally, the button in all its red-on-black glory!

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    Thanks for watching!
     
  10. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Sadly, I wasn't able to keep up the pace....So...one year later, being married, and up to my ears in my work trying to do a PhD next to my normal 40h+ job, I'm back! Well, sorta :)

    Just want to update you guys of the work I did over the last weekend...After having looked at the idle radiators in the case, and listening to the high pitched wirring sound of the CPU fan, I finally had enough and over the course of 2 days, whipped together the watercooling setup.

    As you can see in the pics, I used the double radiator setup, arcylic tubing combined with the bitspower coupling pieces to do all the corners and of course the EKWB blocks. One of the things I had my mind set on was not bending the acrylic, and I managed :)

    Personally, I'm quite happy with the end result, but I'll let you guys be the judge of that!

    Ow yeah, I first had to make a bracket for the pump using my trusted DYI bending brake (which is also somewhere in this thread I believe....its really been too long since I started this XD).

    So, without further adooo, the pics!

    Bracket cutout of aluminium
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    Bent and ready to be painted
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    Hoorah! It fits!
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    As this was my first forray into acrylic tubing, I was a bit hesitant to start....for 2 years :wallbash:
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    Filled up and leaktested!
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    Running!!!
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    Only thing now really to be done are the side panels, then its done! After 2 years :eeek: its finally reaching its end...almost time to buy new hardware you would say...But, as said, while working on a PhD, the first kid on the way, I doubt I'll be doing a lot of gaming. However, I must say, the work last weekend got the modding juices flowing again *sigh*

    Too bad I'll have to give up part of the modding room to store stuff which is now in the 'soon-to-be-baby-room'...

    I hope you enjoyed reading it, and have forgiven me for my long absence!

    Let me know what you think!
     
  11. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    looks great.
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks good.:D I like how you got the pump tubes to line up, even if it's an accident. It looks very deliberate.
    Your update intervals are brutal.:lol:
     
  13. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Awesome work love the tubes on the pump as mentioned above by cheapskate :)
     
  14. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys! Completely missed the responses...:worried:

    In the mean time I had to build a new desk...but that did mean my funky system is now residing on the floor....out of sight *sigh*

    More later!...maybe :p
     

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