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Case Mod - In Progress Project Impossible Modding - 07/02 Improving

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mino, 22 Apr 2007.

  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Tnx a lot , jokkos, but now I have an other idea for the usb port... LOL
    Widmod, I know that the Cabe is not an easy case to know, this is the main reason for the last pics :-]

    Let’s give a look to a nice thing that Roby has given to me to be tested…

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    Leds…
    High Intensity…
    3mm Height…
    White…
    Osram Brand…
    On biadesive ribbon 3M…
    COOOOL!!!

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    I’d say that their effect is marvellous…

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    Here’s where I’d like to place them, but there are still a couple of things to be revisited…
    These are the white light model, 5 leds every 10 cm, but alimented at 24v.
    There are also the ones with more space from led to led, till the model that has 1 led every 10 cm, they’re divisible in strips with the only use of a scissor, but there’s something cooler…
    There are also models alimented at 12v, and there’s also the RGB version, that can change colour by choosing from an infinite palette, and this model can be piloted through USB, so my USB port that actually is not in use should be used for that aim.
    Actually I still dunno the right price, but I should know something soon.
    Any comments?
     
  2. Supra55

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    Its Christmas time, its Christmas time...
     
  3. ComputerKing

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    WTF ? from were you got those lights ! OMG very nice idea man

    man those must be cheaper that get tons of leds to light the case ..

    NICE ! how much they cost you ? o_O

    good luck
     
  4. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    My friend told me that the price will be near 50 euros at meter, for the model with 10 leds each 10 cm... Not so good... But I try to be sponsorized by the productor... (I hope)..

    @Supra55 : LOL ;-)
     
  5. Evenge

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    Cool... :cooldude:
     
  6. ComputerKing

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    ROFL I will buy the normal no thanks ;)

    good luck your work is nice
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    GOOD-Stuff Rig:
     
  8. LuitvD

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    @Computerking: I know someone who sells green led strips with 12 smd leds on 18 cm strips. (linky) maybe he'll have white ones soon too...

    nice project :) I'll subscribe to this one :clap:
     
  9. guysy1110

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    Those LED strips are super nice. i think im gonna get some for my room :D

    Keep up the good work !
     
  10. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Tnx a lot guys! MS, you say good stuff to me? this can be the best day of my life :-]
    All I do in this case is under the influence of your work log... Tygon, compression fittings, polishing... All the stuff that you show in your work log was an inspiration for me!

    Here’s another add to my project:

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    A K5 Keops to liquid cool also the mobo chipset… Obviously it’s Italian! But copper in this project doesn’t seems to fit well, so I’ll take it into pieces:

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    The staff that you can see is made of stainless steel, but the screw holes are for screw at maximum M3, so I will have to modify them…
    And now obviously to the chrome workshop!

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    Oh yeah, now I like it, and more than all I like the fact that it has been made for free!
     
  11. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    The fittings are still missing!

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    For the moment I’ll place the 90° ones also there… Another picture:

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    The base hasn’t been sand finished before chroming, and luckily there’s no sign of the production machinery. Great!

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    Here’s how it should be placed, but now I’ll take apart the mobo and mount the waterblock on it, so I could finally cut the pipe to make the first tests!
     
  12. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Before everything i want to make some test to take confidence with the compression fittings, the corner ones and the straight ones just arrived thanks to Picio:

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    For the corner fittings there has been no problem, instead the straight ones are just a bit harder to be inserted, and I want to see if they sign the pipe:

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    As I could imagine they signed the pipe! After some meditation, like preparing some plexy washer to obtain a certain thickness, I opted to use some O-rings that luckily I had in big quantity…

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    I hope you can see it… Now the pipe won’t be signed and let’s see if there will be some liquid loss…
     
  13. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Now i want to spend again some time on the air-trap that needs to be shortened up a bit. I still dunno where I will place it, but I know for sure that I don’t like the holders on the side.

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    Diamond cutting disk and here we cut…

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    Now let’s polish it with 1200 sandpaper with water and soap on the sides to smooth them…

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    It’s obvious that it need some more polishing, or not? Big quantity of Iosso, old shorts made of sponge and a lot of sweat…
     
  14. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    After 15 minutes here’s the result:

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    Quite good, and now let’s see some possible position tests:

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    Here it should be nice, also if I have to think if and where to place a tap for the draining of the tubing…
     
  15. Xarig

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    Nice work Rig, a quick question; does chroming the block change it's cooling performance? You've got me thinking about my next project!
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    nice LED rope

    Hope you keep up the great work on this project
     
  17. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Dear Xarig , I don't know...
    But, the chroming process leave about 1/10mm of chrome, so I don't think that the thermal difference will be too hight...
    IMHO, the only difference is the look, not the performance...
    Does anyone have something to say?

    The_Beast : Tnx a lot, I hope to update soon!
     
  18. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Finally i've decided where i'm gonna place the pump and reservoir:

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    And here i'm testing to see if the pump works well:

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    Great, it works!

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    To fix the pump to the mobo tray i'm gonna use this material that is kinda of velcro but with better holding qualities. It also reduces vibrations and a simplier removal of the pump in case of manutention.
     
  19. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Let's go back to the usb ports...
    It's time to prepare some cables that will carry the signal from the motherboard usb to the box i'm gonna make...

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    This is an old rack connector that has been sleeved, this is my wiring idea:

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    Obviously i havent straight pin strip, but i will buy them today... Here's how i think to hold the cables of the 4 usb ports that go from the mobo to the box:

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    Nothing else than O-rings and pipes... Obviously black as all the other plastic components of the Cabe... And then will come the boring part... mapping all the cables...
     
  20. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    I didn't like that much the idea of the memory reader in that position, so i've decided to leave it away from there... So now i've to place there the usb-hub instead of it, but there are some modifies to be done too...

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    In the meanwhile i've bought some pin-strip with a double lenght than the traditional, and by compriming them i've obtained a strip with standard lenght from a side and on the opposite a longer one, thing that will make ironing simplier...

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    Then i've ironed all the pin-strip to the wires that come from the mobo by signing with a bend the red pin of all the connectors.

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    And i've made the same thing with the internal usb-hub, and this is the wiring i'm thinking about...
    Four usb on the mobo, ok?
    Two will be placed on the fron ports, onw to the internal usb-hub and one free.
    The four internal usb-hub ports will link the four ports of the ali.
    The one that will remain free may be will be used for a bluetooth-key, but it's still all to be decided...
     
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