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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Der_Meister - custom alu case *Epilogue Nov 8th, 2007*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jokkos, 20 Mar 2006.

  1. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Great finish to a great mod, congrats, you did it! :thumb:

    Once I get a few issues sorted out, I'll be modding once again too, hopefully OM will come to such an fine end as the Meister did.

    Now the important question that I think everyone here is wondering, what's up next, another mod :hehe:

    Janne
     
  2. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Case in action pics!

    Hi, I promised last week to post some pics about the case in my desk, and about the Samurize config on the 5” screen. So here they are.

    But first, thanks a lot for all your comments. They are appreciated. To be honest, when I started this project I never thought I’d get so much praise. Thanks again.


    So, let’s see some pics!

    The first few are taken over a week ago, when I was installing winXP. Here’s the proof…
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    During the XP install I ran into the problems caused by the secondary vid card. So I had to open up the case again. A while later, I got the three screen setup to work properly!
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    The case all comfo in its quiet corner. The PSU makes sure I always get a nice blue/purple glow on the wall behind the case.
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    Room lights on and case lights on as well.
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    Case lights on, room lights off…
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    A couple of days later, most of the installation process was over. Rammstein background, industrial style – perfect fit with the case.
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    Case lights on during daytime.
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    Then the time came to start messing with the Samurize config. I first remade it since 1024*768 on the 5” turned out to be 940*765. It took a while, I used the situation to do more than just resize and I made V2 of the config. The gauges are now correct, I removed the small markings of the scale for clarity.

    Here’s the config before I did my stress-test to program the Aquaero. The s-video quality on the 5” is a lot better then I expected, its pretty sharp.
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    In this config, the system was idle and the fans (except the one in the hard drive area) were at 95%. Note the temps. It turns out the BIOS on my mainboard shows a much higher CPU temp than all the other tools I tried. It’s at least a 5° difference. All temps are in Celcius.

    So I then did a stress-test. After an hour of continuous 100% load on CPU and GPU, here are the temps (still with fans at 95%):
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    I was very happy with this: only +2,5° for the water, +9° for the GPU, less then +2° for the mainboard (Northbridge). The only bigger difference is in the CPU temp: +15°. But that is because the CPU block comes after the VGA block in the loop. My water temp is measured in the Aquatube, so after it passed through the radiator. So I think it’s all pretty logical. If I’m wrong here, please let me know!

    After the reassuring stress test, I programmed my Aquaero. It now handles the temps and always tries to maintain reference temps. When the actual temps go 3° (CPU) to 5° (MB) over the reference temps, the respective fans go to 100% power. With this configuration, this is the idle situation (pc on for about 4 hours):
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    The load situation is virtually the same than before I programmed the Aquaero, since the actual temps go far enough over the reference temps to make the fans go at 100%.

    Oh I almost forgot: the Samurize config uses only 8MB of memory. There’s another 6MB for Rivatuner to get the GPU temp. The Aquasuite software takes another 9MB but it would run anyway since it can turn off the pc in case of watercooling failure. So in total it’s only about 15MB of memory to run the config.

    Here’s a view with case lights on, as well as the Samurize config.
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    Here I focused the cam on the 5” screen, so the pic is a bit darker.
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    With the case lights out. Bulgin, 5”, Aquatube leds. Sweet.
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    That’s it. I think I’m all done. Thanks for watching this thread!!!

    To finish and to respond to a question that has been asked several times: I’ve got no big plans for a next mod (yet). I’m going to relax and have some fun with this case first. Honestly I don’t see myself doing a project like this one soon. It took way too much time.

    I’ve got a HTPC planned, but I’m a real sucker for the Silverstone La Scala LC16 case. So there will probably be only little modding involved. It will have an external watercooling (Aquaduct by Aqua-Computer)…
     
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  3. Axel

    Axel What's a Dremel?

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    how heavy is the case with all the stuff in it?
    Looks like rock,
     
  4. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

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    That looks pretty awesome man, this project was inspiring from the first log. one question, does the screen on the case run any extra prcesses in T.M.?
     
  5. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I can barely lift it, so it's around 40-45 kgs I guess
     
  6. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I said this in the update:

    -Rivatuner for the GPU temp
    -Aquasuite (is running anyway, would run without the samurize config as well)
     
  7. Claas M

    Claas M What's a Dremel?

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    What did you exactly do to run the Samurice cfg in that separate window and to keep the taskbar in your main window.
     
  8. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Damn i love this case! Great work there.
    Any chance on uploading the Samurize config. Would look nice in my Case.
    Thanks.
     
  9. tolis86

    tolis86 What's a Dremel?

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    once again, this mod is something to speek about :rock: but that crt ruins the beauty of the case.... :wallbash:
     
  10. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I have two vid cards, they make a 3-screen extended desktop. The 5" is the right-most one.
    The 4th screen (my TV) is attached on the s-video of the main vid card, it is switched by a small program.
     
  11. theurgy

    theurgy What's a Dremel?

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    I really like the 5" LCD you have there.. I'm looking for something similar for my mod.. where did you get it and how thick is it? (as I would have depth restrictions in my case).
     
  12. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I got it on Ebay. It's not thick at all, roughly estimating I would say about 1 cm. There's an excellent sketchup model of it (Jazzle's gallery). The screen itself was not expensive, about 40 euro.

    You have to get an adapter to run it off 12V as well though, I bought the sony car adapter for the screen. It's rare, so it cost me 30 euro. There are adapters of cheap brands as well, but there the 12V to 7,5V converter is in the plug that goes into the cigarette lighter. On the sony adapter, the converter is in the middle, so there's plenty of wire to chop off at the 12V side.
     
  13. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I believe that in waterloops the temperature of the water can be thought to be constant (±1°) throughout the whole loop due to the high rate of flow.
     
  14. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    Man, this turned at a total winner..
    When standing "where it suposse to" it make the rest of your setup look dull and your new computer even more better ;D
     
  15. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    the guys over at Wizdforums pointed something out that I don't want to keep from you...

    I went from this:
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    To this...
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    Pretty close to the original plans!!
     
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  16. ComputerKing

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  17. MixWizard

    MixWizard What's a Dremel?

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    thats pretty awesome mate. It came out how you wanted aswel which is good
     
  18. TapperSwe

    TapperSwe What's a Dremel?

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    The lighting looks very nice and the final result its overall great :thumb: ,do u mind ansering me a question, whats the specifications of the leds on top and front?
     
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  19. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    sure, I took it right of the seller's site:

    -10 high quality, brand new UV LED’s
    -Clear lens, megabright type
    -Long life, last for over 100000 hours
    -Suitable for outdoor and indoor lighting
    -Typical output of 2000+mcd
    -LED's operate from a forward voltage of 3.3 volts and a current of 20mA
    -5mm Cylindrical Lens Type with a 15 degree viewing angle
     
  20. TapperSwe

    TapperSwe What's a Dremel?

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    Thank u very much for the info jokos :clap:
     

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