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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. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Ahh you guys commented while I was typing :p

    Thanks Bladesingerz!
    The original MarsII had quite a big Asus logo.
    Always liked those small asus logo's on gpu coolers.
    Had a chance to get this aluminum logo from another card :)


    Thanks a very lot for your compliment and comment Squigly!
    All I want is to try entertain you guys :thumb:
     
  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That graphics block looks amazing, so cool.
     
  3. paultan

    paultan R E V E N T O N

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    My jaw jsut dropped while looking at your updates... I wish Asus wpuld really make such nice waterblock like that. That is really one of the most beautiful waterblock I've ever seen.
     
  4. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    Pretty impressive work you have done there, the waterblock is amazing :rock:
     
  5. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Respekt!
    Cant whait :D
     
  6. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks man! :thumb:

    Thanks a lot for your compliment Paultan! :rock:

    Thanks a lot! :D

    Here you go KoSoVaR^ :D


    Sometimes everything goes as I want ... sometimes not.
    That next to my 2 jobs at the moment, got some problems finding time :)


    Last week after a 3 hour test I noticed this ...

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    So time to get my UV light, maybe I can discover more.

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    Setup.

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    Lights off.

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    Probably 2 small leaks.

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    So opened it carefully again, maybe I can see more.

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    Going to test it once more with a POM remount and 2x serial connected D5's. (This to be really sure)
    This time with a new glued big O-ring and small cast O-rings.
    Problem could be the distance between some of the M3 bolts (6-7cm) to keep the POM really flat on the copper.
    It does seem it's completely flat..

    So one solution is to use Loctite Quick Gasket.

    Or ... I'm going to add some M3's ... and probably polish the POM again. (I will succeed!! :p )
    Anyway, learned something again :)
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    That you will :D little hiccup & better for it to happen now rather than later. :)
     
  8. The_Crapman

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

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    that is one genius leak detection method! chin up we're almost there:thumb:
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I forgot to comment on that, it is an excellent way to check where the leak is, modding CSI. :D
     
  10. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Second remount + leaktest was a failure too :(

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    So .. ordered the Loctite quick gasket

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    Met Rogier from Asus last friday for a coming project and ..
    He asked me if he could borrow L4n for an Asus media event next friday.
    Told him I couldn't get it fully running that fast, that was no problem.
    So he would pick it up next tuesday..

    Oops...
    Will be some late evenings this weekend :p



    First tests without PCB.

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    After a full leaktest still dry!! :)
    Also didn't leave any Loctite

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    And then I had to remove it again for a full mount..pff
    I really had to cut it loose.

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    And clean it for an hour :)

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    Used and army of heat transfer pads on back and front

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    And a new layer of Loctite.

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    Made a quick movie that night of the mess.






    Next day.. change the bracket .. for the third time.
    This will be on top of the pump controller.

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    Small idea I got for the ssd's
    The backside will be out of sight, but is able to catch light from the RGB leds.
    That will give a nice effect on the front side.

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    Rest of the day ... Bitspower..
    My skin let go on my vingers :D
    Even sawing the crystallinks .. had to do it with my knife.
    Left both of my saws at work :/

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    Didn't have much time to make pics.
    Got 2 hours left tomorrow.
    So it will be on the event as below, just the RGB leds and the touchscreen.

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    When it's back I'll make it 'flowready' and leaktest it completely for multiple days.
    And off course some more pictures from the case and MarsII
    The loop can still even change, didn't have enough C47's :)
     
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  11. wratterus

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    Looking awesome!
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Not much pressure then eh. :lol::eeek:

    Seriously well done Pete. :clap:

    Will the locktight be a temp solution until you can do something more long term or will that be a good enough solution for a good long time.

    Love the cool ways SSD's can be mounted. :D

    Looking mighty fine. :rock: rep
     
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  13. The_Crapman

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

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    Just... want... to... TOUCH!:jawdrop:
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks man!

    The loctite is a real longterm solution. It's used to seal engines. :cooldude:
    For the ssd's, it was just a simplle idea, but I will certainly keep this in mind for future things :)

    Thanks a lot mate also for the rep :thumb:


    Be my guest :D
     
  15. The_Crapman

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

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    Awesome! Just be aware, Disney has given me high expectations.....
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Mindblowingly beautiful - wonderful pics!
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    They really are, I didn't go into any depth as to what my eyes was seeing on my last comment, :D the enermax fans are seriously bright & the mesh grills do the perfect job of toning them down to the perfect level & all the other lighting is perfectly done, the tubes & other shiny bits catch tiny hits of the light just freaking awesome, those are amongst the best night shots of a mod I have ever seen, really. :clap:

    1 Thing that could improve the look of it IMO & keep the respect for Corsair for helping out is a sweet engraved piece to cover the cheap label on the top one that is a clone of what is on the label, that right there would then be a real 100% solid piece of awesome, the label is the only thing that looks cheap on this & just stick it on with a tiny tiny blob of blue tack so it won't budge but will be easily removable, maybe get it chrome plated once it's made even. :)

    The lights in this case will make the engraving stand out at night also as well as add to the overall shiny elements already there, might need to tweak the positioning of the installed lights that are highlighting the top of it so it catches shadows of the engraving to look spot on but I can see it as the final touch to make it look 100% sweet instead of 99%. :)

    on say a 1mm small sheet of aluminium to cover just the label not the surrounding red case, have the engraving 0.5mm deep so it will really stand out once chromed, honestly would be the cherry on the cheesecake. :hip:
     
  18. The_Crapman

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

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    This, but a darker nickel plating which would make the engraving into alu stand out more than where's wally at a fugees gig. OR, 2x 0.5mm plates, bottom one chromed, top one with the lettering cut out and nickel plated.
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: About the where's wally. :D
    That's how I'll do engraving & yes nickel plating would fit the build more. :)
    Could have dark upper level & bright lower level, would look awesome.
     
  20. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Another awesome thing from the l3p department, a fully covering waterblock for the Mars II, really well done mate!
    Subbed!
    - Dan
     

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