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

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    You've been waiting long enough for this piece so a teaser to the viewers is fair but how difficult is it to do that when your excited about a completed part, I always break & show it all. :D

    And the waves don't look as tight as I imagined, they look so nice, looks like a satin finish instead of the usual polished finish, looks good to me. :)
     
  2. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    WOW just like a woman you only want to tease us.:waah:
     
  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    I'm sorry guys, as Waynio said I just wanted to show something :D

    Problem is I have to fully mount it to show the result.
    This wasn't possible yet cause of the backplate issue.
    Got this solved now (I guess) however also want to pressure test it.
    End of the week maybe a bigger update.
    Wish I had 48 hours a day :dremel:
     
  4. _ferry_

    _ferry_ New Member

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    me2! So i can work 8 hours a day, 1 hour for diner, and 39 for sleeping :D
     
  5. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    Dude!! stop being so selfish with the pron!!! show us some pics... SHOWS US!!!!!!!! ;-)

    cant wait for next update!!!!!!!!
     
  6. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Hey dude show us how you did with the oring !
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Patience Willow.......
     
  8. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    I agree with the rest, get working now l3p! xD
     
  9. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    And the promised update :)

    It all didn't start as I want to last week.

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    It started with one m3 hole that didn't align.

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    Forgot the pci bracket holder.

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    And the bottom border of the backplate.

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    So, let's get the dremel.
    Appears this is possible to do :)

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    And the raw file.

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    Made the OD of screw hole smaller.
    Love these cutters!

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    No contact with the backplate anymore.

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    And backplate screw holes align.

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    Covering it up. (Even if you can't see it)

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    Already ordered some thermal pads from Highflow.

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    And the package arrived I've been waiting for :)

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    I have to say, all the tiny scratches that were already there are even more visible now in the right light.
    However I'm really satisfied!

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    Want the EKWB plate in the same style

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    And the next problem ...... POM :)

    When I just got the POM there was a little scratch on it.
    I thought lets remove that with some P2500 .....
    Well ..forget it.. wish I had asked someone with knowledge before I did that :)
    So eventually had to sand the complete top ... what a mess .
    When I just touched it with a nail it already had a scratch on it.
    It's like high carpet, when you chuck it in 2 different ways.

    After some google, reading, and asking people I found out there are a few ways to recover it.
    Machining it again, flaming it, sanding it in lots of grits
    I chose the way to sand it like I lap a cpu. (And never again :) )


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    Started with P150, after that P240 (30 min)
    You can see you can still easily scratch it with your nail

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    90 minutes with P600, P1000 and P1500

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    Next day my arms already didn't want to go further .. let's continue :p
    P2000 it is.

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    P3000, starts to look like something.

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    After sanding 3.5 hours I'm done with it :)

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    Borrowed something from the marsII's younger brother.

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    I'm satisfied!
    Not able to scratch it anymore with my nails or any other softer object then POM. (Weird stuff)

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    This is easier then I thought.
    Put in the rubber, cut it on the exact size and glue it together holding it for 10 seconds.
    The 'O-ring glue' smells like superglue. (And sticks to your fingers the same fast way)

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    I'm done with it for this week :p
    Next week hopefully testing it on pressure and the mounting!

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  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Slight shame you had some to file down to make it all fit nice but you can't tell at the end & hefty lapping session too. :D

    Totally awesome block Pete :D:rock:
     
  11. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Thats totaly great peter, i love how the block looks like now, but before you put it onto the gfx, please make an video of leak and presure testing it :), i would love to see how it works :D
     
  12. Guest-23315

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    That tiny Asus logo really finishes off the block :thumb:
     
  13. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    That thing looks amazing! :thumb:
    The reason that the o-ring glue smells and feels like super glue, is that it IS super glue! :) it's the exact same stuff, in a different bottle. ;)
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Waynio! :rock:
    Just woke up and I seriously have pain in my muscles.
    It's like lapping 4 cpu's in a row with more pressure :p

    Promise to make pics/video for you m8!
    It did pass my lungs-air test already :D

    I placed it on different spots but I think the logo deserved this spotlight :)

    Thanks a lot Angel OD!
    When I opened the bottle I smelled it instantly ... huh?!
    Well guess it's allright :)
     
  15. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    The block looks aaaawesome. It really came out well and the ASUS logo adds a nice touch to it.
    However, since EK introduced the horrendous CSQ "design", you should change the "Inspired by EKWB" logo to "Inspired by old EKWB". Would send them a cruel message, hehe.
     
  16. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    I think the block looks amazing, really professional. As if EK had manufactured it themselves.

    I don't like the labelling on the back plate though. I just don't like logos or anything like that. I think it ruins it a bit. This still looks amazing nonetheless.
     
  17. wratterus

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    That block is a work of art... just amazing.
     
  18. Bladesingerz

    Bladesingerz Member

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    Damn! Thats one big, sweat, awesome looking waterblock! Love the extra touch of the Asus logo ;)
     
  19. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    "when i grow up i wanna be a l3p" :lol::lol:

    No really bud, its excellent, i lurv it all, the backplate, the red components from the original card, the logo.. the lot.. hell i want it to have my children!! Hands down some of the best quality i have seen.. you never disappoint l3p!! :rock::rock::rock:
     
  20. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Nutman!
    Well I always liked EKWB a lot, the looks and performance for a good price.
    Never had any problems with nickel plating or whatever.
    They also sponsored me several times now .. I really like those guys.
    Do you really think I would like to send them a cruel message cause of a new design? :D
    Personally I think they are a pioneer with trying new things.

    Thanks a lot Darkwisdom!
    Just wanted to honor Daniel and Quepee for their work on it.
    If I wanted to honor them the way I should I would need 436 backplates to get their name on it :D

    Thanks for the compliment wratterus! :thumb:
     

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