Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bradley8988, 14 Mar 2009.
Thanks. Im thinking the only one like it anywhere
The GTZ looks amazing with the custom plexi top.
Added some bitspower
1920x1200 Wallpaper. Clicky.
Now it looks even better . +rep
Thanks mate. Kind words as always
Update 26th August.
Well i made a mock up res again to test if this way will actually work when filled with water. Using 2mm clear acrylic all around for the mock up i got some silicon. I saw this and well it said xtreme so I had to buy it
Anyway this was the end result. (upside down).
Now to test if this will hold water its time for a basic leak test. Straight water wouldnt have shown leaks too well so Robinson's to the rescue.
Adding alittle at time all seemed ok.
Soo no leaks and im pretty happy that if i do it alittle better with the plexi it should stay nice and strong. Iv gotta cut 3 holes into it for the fillport and inlet/outlet but may send it to Tom to be cut on CNC as i can see it breaking with a drill bit.
Nice res, love the shape, and the weird coloured liquid you put in it lol.
Just a heads up, large res's seem to have a problem with rises in heat, they can expand anything up to 1-2cms easily and if the plexi is 3mm or around that, it may easily crack.
I have a similar project res that I made, held 10 ltrs of water and in the summer it got to 35 degrees in my room and the water even hotter and it just split.
Pressure test it?
Plug one hole and on the other connect a bicycle (air) pump, dump it in water and see if there are any bubbles coming out.
Love the block, it's awesome!
In that case i may leave the fillport slightly unscrewed to allow for this. Thanks for the heads up dude, first time iv done anything like this.
Ima re make the res alittle better over the weekend if the suns out. Glad others like the block as much as i do
is there anywhere special you guys are getting the bitspower fittings from? I cant seem to source them in aus.
GAMMods have them in Australia, they got a ton , PC Case Gear also have some.
Hot damn, I should know that since GAMMods is sponsoring me lol
You might want to shoot SNiiPE_Dogg a PM. He made a massive res for his project 'Flow'
That Bitspower block is stunning. Very nice build you have going on there too!! Well done!
Will do mate.
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Sorry for lack of updates i have just been busy with life but few tiny bits done. Gotta get this res done soon....
The dude who did the CPU block top for me kindly sent some little stainless steal inserts for the top. Im pretty happy with it now.
Also Tom@ChilledPC came through again on my sound card to match the build better.
Stock Xonar D2X
Cover has been anodised blue and the rear bracket chrome plated.
Looks like some kind of special edition. nice!!!
That is such an nice finish on the sound card it looks awesome, would love to see one finished in red for my own rig :]
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