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Case Mod - Complete Project: L3p L4n - Mod Of The Year 2012 Nominee.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 26 Jun 2011.

  1. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!
     
  2. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Minimodder

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    oooh a red desk this time! I love red desks :D
     
  3. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Really looking forward to another epic desk :D
     
  4. wilkinson001

    wilkinson001 What's a Dremel?

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    This project looks really good, i'm a fan of all your mods, keep up the good work man.
     
  5. wratterus

    wratterus What's a Dremel?

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    Arrrgh! Can't wait! :D
     
  6. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    This is going to be great!

    subbed :rock:
     
  7. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Apparently my friend Quepee has some trouble finding the right piece of copper for the MarsII block. So me and an other guy started looking for it too, but till now no success yet.

    It need to be 155x300x15,5 mm (Copper Cu-ETP?)
    If anyone has some tips? Please! :)


    And here a 'small' update.

    I want to try this DP to VGA converter to use the touchscreen.

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    I already adjusted the bracket once but I'll have to do it again because the MarsII is 6cm longer then the Matrix card. Also want to mount the Pump controller print on top of it.

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    Measuring.

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    Dremeling.

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    Filing.

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    Drilling some holes.

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    Seems to fit.

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    So painting it again.

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    Will be quite some cable management.

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    Also need to do the lighting before I start with the watercooling loop cause of all the wires.

    Going to use this controller instead.
    It's a Touch remote with RF, so don't have to place any IR eyes :)
    Ik ga dus deze controller gebruiken ipv de vorige.
    (Will also be used in my next project)

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    Glad I still had an old black floppy cable.

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    Nice afternoon soldering with my daughter.

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    She told me to test it before cutting it in pieces.

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    Glad I did, found a break :)!

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    Can cut that out now.

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    Epoxy layer is easy to remove with a knife.

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    Hmm my gas-soldering iron is too hot for this.

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    So got an other one a few days later.

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    Getting too much work on my neck :)

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    Almost done.

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    Used some 4-pin PWM plugs to easy-connect it all.

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    And some tests.

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    Lets do the bottom too. First had to remove some stickers and old glue.

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    And done.

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    Some connectors for the bottom.

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    And testing again.

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    My 'simple' compact camera doesn't show what I see so tried to film it instead :)





    Till the next update!
     
  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Coming along nicely. Good that your daughter has experience with broken LED strips. ;)
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nice progress :)

    15.5mm specific type copper :eeek: can imagine it's tough to get, bet you'll need to get the closest thickness above it & mill it to the right thickness, but wow it'll be expensive but then again the GPU sure isn't a cheapo one. :D

    Nice lighting, I’ll be sure not to bother with pre-made LED strips again & DIY it, waaaaaay cheaper & better quality :) & the ssd looks pretty crazy, UV reactive?. :D
     
  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    I love the affect the LEDs have on the SSD too. I have to admit i thought it took me a minute to click what was happening. lol

    On the copper front, you might want to give these guys a try. Their website states they do ETP copper, but the link to the actual products doesn't work. At least on the english version anyway. lol They have a place in Holland :D

    Aurubis Netherlands B.V. Oostzeestraat 1
    7202 CM, Zutphen
    Netherlands

    Johan Brink
    Tel.: +31 575 594 531
    Fax: +31 575 594 646
    E-mail: j.brink@aurubis.com
     
  11. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Nutman!
    Hmm .. I wonder .. how did she know? :p

    Thanks for the reply Waynio!
    I had so many tips today, really, incredible, love the modding scene! :clap:
    Well Quepee told me that would be the best size, but off course bigger is always fine.
    This project really is a money eating project (yes even with sponsors)
    First price I heard for the block was about €145,- :eeek:
    But at this moment I don't even care any more, really want to finish this one.

    The effect on the SSD is actually a vice versa reaction :D
    The red ssd lightens up with green and blue lights but doesn't with red light :)


    You guys should see the effect it has on UV active coolant, almost the same as with the SSD.
    The fluid only lightens with blue and purple and goes dark with the rest (think because it's close to UV in the color spectrum?)

    Also thanks for the tip The_Crapman!
    Had lots of tips from Holland too. Will put them all in a list, got like 10 now :)
    First mails are out!

    Thanks!! :rock:
     
  12. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    I love the effect of the LEDs under the case! Looks really awesome :thumb:
     
  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Congrats on the MOTM nom l3p :) I'm changing from doing a big wall of text to visiting each log to say congrats, they were too wordy. :D

    Heck of a premium mod though this, will be a very nice rig indeed when complete. :)
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks a lot Waynio!
    Very honored to be nominated.
    And I actually liked your 'wordy' comments :p
     
  15. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    that is soo cool, but to much blingy for my style :)
    Keep up the good work
    How is it going with the mars II block ?
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Here at home it will only have a gently red glow. ;)
    The copper block is on it's way to here, will shoot some pictures of it and send it to Quepee :)
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Good stuff :):clap:
     
  18. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    The 'rough' 6kg copper part should be here any moment! :)

    I did have some time to post the nice Battle Dragon Gaming Bag I got from Tt esports for this build at lans. At home I will probably use this Keysonic RF board (HTPC)



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    Color of mouse and keyboard is adjustable. Fan is removable :p


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    Thanks a very lot Tt esports for offering this incredible bag!

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  19. Knighthammer

    Knighthammer What's a Dremel?

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    If I may ask, were did you get that RGB LED controller setup? Looks slick.
     
  20. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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