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Case Mod - In Progress Project: "G5 Retaliation" March 19th. Alive and kicking! Happy days!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Angel OD, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Horny cow, those are fantastic!
     
  2. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    A little late, but an update! :)

    First, I made the biggest mistake of my life; Since it's been sitting in my appartment and I smoke, all the holes were yellow from nicotine... I decided to clean them! :wallbash:

    30 minutes into the process:

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    Decided that more drastic meassures would be the idea, as I remember how much Cyprio hated doing the same; Cillit Bang and a shower! :lol:

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    Then it was clean as a whistle! :)

    Since Cheaps was bugging me about keeping the hdd-rack in there, I had to do something about it:

    Stock:

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    Painted flat black:

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    Made a couple of aluminum inserts in the clips:

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    And a little bling:

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    And... This is where I made a life-changing decission! I had to cut it! There really was no room for a PSU in there, and since I've burned out about 5 PSU's having them at the bottom in the original place, with not enough cooling, it was time!

    I needed about 25mm extra room for a standard PSU:

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    Made a little tray to set the PSU on:

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    A quick mockup to see... I'm gonna cut holes in the aluminum plate with the white foil on it, for atx and PCI-E cables:

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    Tomorrow is Saturday, so I'll get to the workshop and get some more done! It's getting there, and the end is nigh! (I hope! :lol: )
     
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  3. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel New Member

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    Thanks for not showing anything else from your showering with the case.
    I remember the tattoo you briefly showed your viewers. Just kidding...:D

    Actually I do enjoy your builds, both from the standpoint of some very unique
    work and also that you keep moving to satisfy my urgent need for regular progress. :thumb:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -See! PTSD among your fans!:lol:
    The cage looks much better like that. :thumb:
     
  5. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    wahoomcdaniel <- I had forgotten all about that, I can't believe anyone actually remembered! :lol: You just count your blessings I havn't posted any piercings in here! :lol:

    Good luck getting that mental image out of your head! he heeeee!

    But thanks a lot for the kind words! :)

    Cheaps <- Me like your way of thinking! :)

    I was actually gonna get a head start on putting everything together today, but I hit a snag before breaking everything down... I havn't got the faintest idea of how to get temperature readouts on this system!
    My first idea was to make 2 blocks with for the sensors and put them in the loops, but that was when the lines were going under the bottom plate... Now they will stay above for ease of disassembly!

    The big problem is that It's my only real rig, so leaving it out of service for days on, is not an option! I gotta get my daily Medal Of Honor fix! :blush:

    Guess I'll be using the day thinking about that!

    But, a couple of pics of the line in/line out in the case! :

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  6. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    It really is the little things...

    Was ready to assemble the watertower, and all was going great. Until I thought I was missing an O-ring.
    I wasn't, but I figured out that SOMEONE either didn't follow the drawings when building the first reservoir, or forgot to change them!
    This means that in one, the O-rings have grooves in the center part.
    In the other, they are in the top and bottom.

    This looks like crap (see for yourself)

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    and must be changed tomorrow somehow... Think I'll just pull 3mm off each end of the center, and do the grooves in top+bottom of second res.. Darn...
     
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  7. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    awww that's a real shame about the res Angel :( hope it wont mess anything else up along to line.

    PS. your a brave man tackling nicotine stains! even as a smoker it makes my stomach curl lol
     
  8. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Editor22 <- Oh well M8. Nothing that an hour with a lathe can't fix. :)
    And yeah... The only downside to smoking are the nicotinestains... :lol:
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    There's a better solution. Make 4 reservoirs.:D

    -I tried.
     
  10. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Cheaps <- I can't! I'm all out of brains! :lol: (a little insider joke there! he... )

    Anything else I might help you with? :)
     
  11. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    What's with the wood screw???
     
  12. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    nutman <- Uhm... Could it have something to do with the fact that the reservoirs are going to be mounted on the wooden frame? ;)
     
  13. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooper It's been a long time.

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    Love it. Pure love.
     
  14. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    A little late but...

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    What we G5 modders have dreaded and tried to avoid. The Dawn of the PSU in the basement.
     
  15. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Ah, yes, it could, but I just thought you were going to drill a M4 hole, use a countersunk bolt and hide the nut on the other side (by sinking it into the wood).
     
  16. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Nutman <- Ah well, that wasn't the idea. And since it's not possible to do it now, it's not gonna happen! :)
     
  17. MarcosLFV

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    Nice job man!

    Congratulations!
     
  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Well, no biggie. I'm sure it'll look superduper anyway!
     
  19. mnpctech

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    Strolled thru this work log this morning, and Wow! Simply Awesome work Angel :rock:


    and that HDD rack would be great for a biomechanical theme build...
     
  20. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    That PSU idea = modding madness! Nuff said! Mod on brother! :)
     
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