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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ Project High-ρ

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by andyja, 11 May 2018.

  1. Dr. Coin

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    Love the colour. Were you planning on matching your CNC table tubing?
     
  2. andyja

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    My inspiration for the colours comes form the Bugatti Chiron. The Blue is really french racing blue. It will also have black carbon fibre side panels and top fan trim. My CNC table is a darker blue. Not the intention to match it.
     
  3. kim

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    I love that blue color :grin:, and the contrast with aluminium, splendid :thumb:
     
  4. andyja

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    Installed front panel board. Gap at front does not look great here. Will have to see if I can fix it.
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    Installed fans and radiators.
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    I have finally started to make my own cables for this build. This is a short 24 pin. The heat shrink I have is too big so I could not finish it today. Smaller diameter on order.
    Also in this pic you can see the connector housings I got form Digi-key are not black as advertised. They are dark blue grey colour! I think this will be OK since the blue of the case will not clash.
    The sleeve is cut short because I need more flexibility at the power supply end to exit past the top radiator.
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  5. andyja

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    Finished making my own 24 Pin power cable. Need to sleeve the pump cables next.

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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Wait. You're not running cables behind the panel?
     
  7. andyja

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    The rest of the cables will go behind the pannel. Thought I would try the 24 pin going directly from the board to the power supply.
     
  8. andyja

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    Sleeved the Pump Cables.
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    I did not disassemble the pump so the heat shrink does not go inside the housing just stops at the wall.
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  9. Dr. Coin

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    Nice work.
     
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  10. kim

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    your sleeving is flawless, so why not showing it, I would personaly try to route them along the side of the PSU, not to hide the fan, but it's a detail, and the whole case is so beautiful, really awesome :jawdrop:
     
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  11. Reiep

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    Just discovering your log, that's an incredible work! I am more reserved on the blue color, but wait and see, it wouldn't be the first time something I don't really like ends up being a super great feature :grin:
     
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  12. andyja

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    So I got the components for this build.

    CPU. Intel i7 9700k
    GPU Palit RTX 2080Ti
    Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 500GB M.2
    Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz

    Replaced the stock cooler on the RTX2080Ti with an EK Watterblok.
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    The Palit pack plate was really hard to get off since the Thermal Interface pads had much stronger adhesive than standard ones I have seen. I had to use IPA to dissolve it a bit.
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    Thermal Pads on the production Palit Cooler.
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    New thermal pads in place on the PCB following EK's guide + a bit extra.
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    Heatkiller CPU Block in place.
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    I started to build two sets of 8Pin PCIe Power Cables for the GPU but realized I do not have the correct housings. They have different keying from the standard CPU power connectors. The correct housings are on order and will arrive in a day or two. I'll see if I can get the hard lines finished before then.
     

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