Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by THEkorean, 2 Jun 2007.
Thanks For the link GrendelPrime! Meshing gears? I'm SO gonna use that!
WOW! Good news! KICKASS water cooling saponser, Woot, Can't wait to see.
wow two great sponsors
BTW $15 per fitting is alot but worth it
Here are the pictures from the verbal update earlier
I started assembling the frame by cutting 45 degree angles at the ends of the aluminum L bars
note: the easiest way to get a perfect 45 degree angle is to fold a sheet of paper in half diagonally, quick and dirty
Heres where it gets a little tricky, there are 2 ways i can secure the aluminum bars together, JB Weld or rivets here is the joint put together by rivets
I didnt like how it didnt sit flush, so i tried one with JB Weld
I first cut a piece of scrap to bond th 2 pieces
Next I glued it to one end of the bar
Finally i glued the other end of the bar
looks pretty nice, i will probably redo the first joint with the JB Weld
I got more done, but i have yet to take pictures, I will try to get en up before the weekend is up
and here is the update on the sponsor stuff
care packages from Petra's Tech and Swiftech! (respectively)
Whats inside box number one?
SATA cables, acoustic matting, vibration dampening stuff, Molex/Atx tools, etc. Thank you PTS!
Box number 2?
these two beauties. all i can say is WOW, these blocks are quality AND they look slick, the Apogee GTX makes me less sad to have to remove my Fuzion from the loop.
Anyways, Ill keep you guys posted,
Until next time!
oohh, those blocks look good.
this is looking great.
WOWW! That's some KCIKASS Water cooling blocks! WOW DAM, This is so nice. Well done. and good job. Can't wait to see more.
93F ~34C outside, not bad, considering yesterday was 108+
So I took advantage of the good weather and got some more work done on the mobo tray here are the progress shots:
First order of business, drill holes in the frame to mount plexi plates:
Pilot HOles first!
Then then enlarge the holes!
Now i need to cut angles into the rest of the frame pieces:
I got this with my dremel:
Then I hit the sanding wheel (which i finally figured out how to install on my dremel station:
then i got this:
the thing eats aluminum like butter and it eats skin like nothing
Still.. pretty bad ass IMO, nice, sharp, and clean
Now i needed to figure out how to attach 3 L bars together at one corner, I came up with this:
When its put together it looks something like this:
I thought it looked pretty good so i went ahead and made more:
Here are the pieces getting glued:
Now.. time to figure out how im going to mount the frame to the tray, Came up with this:
One screw to hold each side of the frame on this aluminum bar which is attached to the tray via hinges:
OK now its time to do something about the cross flow fan, I wasn't holding up very well so I came up with this:
Aluminum angle bar JB welded to the side of the hole
(Oh yea, and i drilled holes in it for the screws)
I'm thinking about rounding the top corner of that once i get to fixing up the Crossflow fan.
Well I cant really do anything till the glue dries so i guess this is it for now
SO Nice But I have 1 request! Dude Come one make that photos bigger they **** my eyes when I see them
Sorry for the pictures, they were originally very large, but i resized them because the load times were too long. Maybe Ill use 640x480 from now on, thanks for the suggestion!
thumbnails would be cool fast load times, but you can see the larger image if you desire
The pics are just fine in my opinion. Saves bandwith for future eyecandy!
didnt get to do any work today, it was 118F high today and even higher in enclosed spaces (namely my garage). I will finish gluing everything together when it gets cooler. After that ill start cutting and mounting the plexi plates and begin painting the tray cover. I also need to install the new blocks
Until next time
dude where do you live?
I live in So cal, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. The weather is stlll hellish, it stays at 90-100 until the sun goes down. I swear if global warming isnt a myth its happening right above this one horse town.
NO SH!T? i live in claremont! yeah its been so hot here lately lol. What town exactly is it?
I live in Walnut! Jeebus, you live like 20 min away from me haha wow So Cal modders represent! You gonna be at Newegg Lanfest 2k7 with your Cube??
didn't hear about it, what/where/when?
haha thats so cool we live so close to each other
Im pretty sure the add is on the Newegg.com homepage, its at Ontario on the 5-7 of October, $40 BYOC.
Small update today:
I wasn't comfortable with how the X-flow fan was sitting on the back so i decided to fabricate something to help it stay put:
piece of acrylic, drilled out and nuts glued in.
5-min Epoxy-ed it
I also shortened the other side
now it sits pretty flush
I also mounted the new blocks!
mmm Swiftech makes some top notch stuff
8800GTS stripped, i almost forgot that the actual card was so thin!
mmm slimming, thank you Swiftech!
Some things I didnt get a picture of as it is too dark:
-glued some more aluminum together
-started making the plexi plates
-installed a few minor things inside the case, fan grills,vibration dampeners, etc..
Sorry not that much progress, got a new car:
been out with it... alot
The weather is ALOT cooler now so ill try to get more done!
Until next time!
whoa congrats ont he car! beautiful neighborhood great work as always
I love that block on the GTS It's great but it will be more nice on GTX Balck with black.
Also I love your new car, Gratz on it and drive safe and don't race with it be a good boy
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