Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 27 Jul 2008.
Awesome workmanship and attention to detail. Your photography is superb!
No work to report-- but, a box a gear should be on it's way to me from performance PCs... (thanks Hank)... That should light a fire under my-butt and an update will follow..
more gear on it's way from:
AS for me.. All I did 8/23/08 was "drink and think"...
Congratz on the new sponsor mate. New gear is always great.
Over the last few days I received a few boxes of new gear.Today had the time to shoot and upload the pictures to share with you..
BUT, first I have to thank both
Petra's Tech Shop
They are both helping to make this "thing" possible..
DA Gear: from performance PC
Alphacool 10mm springs (these will work with the 11mm tygon I plan to use)..
speaking of which
another Alphacool product, 11mm compression locking nuts..
they are over-sized compared with the stock (innovatek pictured) 10mm locking nut..
With these I can use 7/16OD tygon "big-small-bore"....
these are G1/8 to G1/4 adapters
can be very helpful doing this "stuff"
there 3.5"bay reservoir
once again very-nice stuff, bitspower kicks ass..
Lastly (from Performance PC)
a 2-line LCD display
it's a green on black, but with the correct acrylic in front of it.. It becomes whatever color you like. This unit will get "hacked" into the two 3.5" bays of this machine..
Petra hooked me up with the following
viperJohn's flow Indicator
da back side
I see real potential in this unit.. It just needs a few mods..The first the correct compression fittings
we will get rid of those ugly-screws later.. The unit is made from Acetal and Lexan Polycarbonate..
EnzoTech copper heatsinks.. There will be no motherboard cover for this machine, my plan is to utilize as many of these pretty heatsinks as possible..
last, but not least....
--- 10' of C-strip...
That does it guys...
Once again, MUCH THANKS to both Performance PC and Petra's Tech Shop.. and I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures..
I like the ViperJohn flow meter...
Dude great compression fittings. Great new gear. Put it to good use.
Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but, how do you fill the reservoir? I assume you'd connect a hose to the middle and run a fill port to it?
For that particular res you need a 'T' line with a fillport attached to it to fill it up. Some other bay reservoirs have a built in fillport to mak it easier. They don't look as sexy as that one does though lol.
Or, you tip the case on its back and take the front acrylic off... I had a 3.5" res like that one, and they are horrific to bleed without using some form of T-Line or the like.
A valid question.. As a primary (one and only) reservoir it can (would) be precarious to fill..Bitspower's larger (5.25) model has a G1/4 plug top side.. IMHO this one should as well. This unit we be a secondary reservoir so it will not be an issue, it will also not be mounted in standard-fashion..
@Mankz the viperJohn flow meter is pretty-sweet.. The problem is it's price tag.. They cost like $80US... Mine, however was
the cool thing about that unit is it's third inlet/outlet.. Mounted low in the case, it becomes a great starting-point for a drain-leg for the H20 loop..
BTW, the one I have has a 5mm red LED..
It's a hectic holiday weekend, not sure (and will not promise) if I can manage any real work on the box.. BUt..
I looked and decided to do a "rev.2" on the top side of the case:
anyone who has followed along with my other projects already knows this happens quite-often...
Have a GREAT holiday one and all...
PS: have you seen Langers custom Aqua-Computer GPU blocks.. I am green with envy...
What is GREAT about these Lian Li boxes is there modularity...
**** up the top-plate... remove four screws and purchase a replacement ($30US)..
-- I did not really kill the last top-plate, but just went too-aggressive in my design.. I don't want or need a window top-side, I did my best to remove the 80mm hole, which was a mistake..
What is best (IMHO) is not to mes this that hole at all (well).. Some copper underneath, like so:
this is the "less is more" credo ... which I like..
next, the reservoir.. I like the mount from rev1.. NO-Change
BUT, what I did discover.. by pure dumb luck was that
an acrylic Aqua-Tube will give you a very-cool -- copper-look--
done like soo--
my plan is to "load" the MB with copper... These will help....
This is perhaps the most important and significant detail:
The little BitsPower 3.5" res..
so-cool, I will use two:
FIN, need sleep..
Love the RAM cooler. New top panel looks much more clean and simple.
Still loving everything about this. That top panel looks great too.
Looks better then your old window. Have you already cut out the hole for your resevoir? It might look better if you put it where that fanhole is, for a super-clean look
EDIT:nvm, just looked through your pics, the fanhole is to big to cover it up with your res mount, too bad...
I did cut the hole for the Aqua-Computer reservoir..
but that is about it.. The res has to be mounted up-front because of the PC Power and Cooling power supply that will make it's way into the machine. It's a big unit, measuring over 9" long..
Next I need to order some copper sheet from Mcmaster-Carr.. For the fan hole and to replace the (chrome) aqua-tube mounting plate.. I will place the order tonight.. That will kill the budget for this month.. The stuff is expensive..
I have to say thanks (once again) to the "good folks" at Performance PC's for there continued support of my work, without there help I would not even have started this project..
Nice work man lot of new shiny parts. :O you got sponsored by Proformace-PC's.
Yes both the listed (linked) retailers in my sig are helping with this project..
BTW, just ordered the copper sheet.. 12"x12" .08" thick $80US... That is "tall-paper".. The price of copper is HIGH... I will do my best to make use of every inch of that sheet..
Have a great week Guys!
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