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 Project: Big E (March 2: Side panel about |---this---| much done)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by llamafur, 8 Jan 2010.

  1. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    I'd prefer cutting a chunk of copper to buying a overpriced water block any day. What you saw up there was nothing compared to this...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    I swear, this is smooth as glass.
    [​IMG]
    Don't worry, these will be lapped.
    [​IMG]
    I wonder what will be next?
    We finally got the lathe up and running.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    7,797
    Likes Received:
    331
    You can't leave us hanging like that!
     
  3. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Don't worry, it goes on the front of the computer. I'll have updates tomorrow.
     
  4. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    This is the power button. The design I'm shooting at is one of the vandal resistant switches. I worked for two periods then had to go to art. I will post some more after school.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Where should I put the button? I was thinking of placing it on the orange strip towards the bottom.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. skunkmunkey

    skunkmunkey Minimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    13
    Loving the custom block, been toying with the idea myself.

    Just a word of warning, my good friend Ryan slipped whilst doing some hot glue work, the glue burnt his pupil area and his pupil now looks like a 3 piece pie chart. Didnt blind him but watching him trying to get his keys in the car is painful.
     
  7. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Sorry about your friend, that's a weak accident to be in. As for the water block, if you have the right tools or access to them (mill, drill press...) I say do it. The walls on my block are at least 3mm thick. So l know this thing can hold some serious pressure.
     
  8. skunkmunkey

    skunkmunkey Minimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    13
    Im glad I read your log because it got me looking for local CNC companies, turns out there is one directly opposite the Unit where I work... guess the name should have given it away, Acutech engineering lol
     
  9. clocker

    clocker Shovel Ready

    Joined:
    21 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    485
    Likes Received:
    3
    Your wall thickness is totally irrelevant because:
    A) Your loop isn't really under that much pressure and
    B) If it's going to leak, it'll be at the joints or fittings, not bursting through solid metal.
     
  10. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    The making of the GPU block.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    5 minutes later.
    [​IMG]

    And finally this is how it will mount. More to come tomorrow.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    First coat of polyurathane.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    5,826
    Likes Received:
    706
    Looking sweet! :thumb:

    i wish i could use the mills and lathes for stuff outside of college :(

    they have 2 manual mills 2 cnc 1 cnc router and 5 lathes

    and alot more you think they would let me use them for hobby purposes :p

    Loving how this is turning out
     
  13. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Thank you very much.
    Well, today I added the light ring around the switch, I canabalised the leds from some old pci networking cards. I couldn't power them up while taking a picture, but they do work.
    I etched my own circuit board with copper(II) chloride.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Ok, I've got a gpu block update. The mounting plate if from the extra hardware that came with my swiftech water block in my gaming rig.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    I still have to figure out some mounting hardware for the cpu block.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    377
    Likes Received:
    1
    Damn , those blocks look nice , could have a better finish on them.. continue with this !
     
  16. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Thanks Raiden, I will be finishing the GPU block. I can't believe how fast this build has been going. I still need to get a hold of some ram and a larger hard drive.
    Got the power button mounted. Its like the epicenter of the whole build.:lol:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    The CPU block is now mounted! The computer is going to weigh so much especially when the water is added.
    I used mounting hardware from an old p4 air cooler I got several years ago.
    [​IMG]
    Here it is all tightened down with arctic silver ceramique
    [​IMG]
    And finally I am done with the bulk of the water cooling.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    Little update here.
    I made some "sleeving" out of some multimode fiber optic cable. I got the cable when I was shadowing (career day) at a data center. The fiber was laying in the trash, so I asked and received.:thumb:
    See that yellow fuzz, that's Kevlar. Its used to keep the cable from stretching.
    [​IMG]
    Here's a better angle to show you the size of the fiber. The glass thread is around .1 mm and it's actually hollow.
    [​IMG]
    First step is to chunk off the crimp on connectors.
    [​IMG]
    Now I get to fish the wires through the orange tubes.
    [​IMG]
    All soldered up.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    First wire inserted. Same with the second.
    [​IMG]
    And finally heat shrinked.
    [​IMG]
    Final results. I am pleased with the results.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    859
    Likes Received:
    21
    No comments?
     
  20. Boxcarr

    Boxcarr Will use any tool available.

    Joined:
    3 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    comment
     

Share This Page