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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. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Not one to give credit where its not due.. 100% overwhelmed at the build in general - full marks alround..

    I have seen mars in batter.. I have seen Mars on the news... never seen a Mars II under water and so pretty though.. (unless you class the mars in the swimming pool as a joke) .. genuinely pleased I have the opportunity to view your work log
     
  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Let me just say......WE ARE NOT WORTHY!
     
  3. mybadomen

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    Incredible work. and now that's some serious attention to detail . Absolutely Amazing.
     
  4. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Waynio :)
    I just opened it up again to see if I can improve something :dremel:

    Thanks myrizzle! Think we looked too long at the Red GT series :geek:

    Thanks m8! Don't worry about that :thumb:

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    Thanks for all the compliments Blarte! :thumb:
    There's only one reason I'm posting all this.
    I mod cause it's my .. ehm ... 3rd love of my life, also love to take hundreds of pictures just to motivate others to start getting their :dremel: out of the closet :)
     
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  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Love the SSD mod, looks fantastic. Reminds me of when extreme modders used to stick windows on their mechanical drives haha :D.
     
  6. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    only you Peter... only you can find a way to perfect perfection!!!!
     
  7. TeenGeek

    TeenGeek Worst touch typing ever.

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    WOW! been following this project for a while now, and that blue LED light really makes the red on the bottom of the SSD's pop! looks amazing, keep it up! (i would have thought that a white light would make the red pop more, but i dont think that is possible after what i have seen)
     
  8. The_Crapman

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

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    i'm very flattered by your compliment, i'm not sure i inspired you, more just jumped on the waynio bandwagon. lol
     
  9. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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    That's quite easily the best thing Ive ever seen done with an SSD.
    So obvious, but old thinking tells us to not **** with our storage media casings.

    Good thinking man
     
  10. raiseDaDead

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    When I started going through your log I was glued to it so much that I read it 3 times over! Awesome job on this one!!! Really man great job with the scratch built GPU cooling!! Had a good learning experience !! Cant wait for more!!

    Keep up the good work!!
     
  11. Saltire35

    Saltire35 Drunken Scotsman

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    Awesome work... really like how the SSD's turned out. :)
     
  12. spigs_rex

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    that looks so amazing! the attention to detail is fantastic, and everything has had that attention paid to it- well done!

    also its nice to see even the experienced modders having problems :p heh heh
     
  13. Phyonics

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    Stunning, absolutely stunning!
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks for all the comments guys!

    What a week .. 28°C inside and I'm busy with 2 builds :)

    To finish L4n I had quite a checklist to walk through.

    - Add cables for SSD, Leds and pump.
    - Change in RGB Leds and wiring.
    - RGB controller/remote died, had to replace it.
    - Finding the right coolant color.
    - Testing loop + blocks + fan/pump controller without MARS.
    - Testing all hardware with loop without MARS.
    - Testing loop with MARS in it.
    - Full stress test of complete system.


    First .. lets add an SDD activity led :)

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    SSD in action. (2GB copy)




    Also removed the RGB above the SSD and added RGB between the acrylic of the SSD's

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    Bringing 3 little cables to their destination out of sight.... 45 minutes :p

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    RGB controller replaced and proper connection instead of soldering.
    Literally removed the radiator 30 times to get it in.

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    Then I found out I still had to extend the pump wire. -_-

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    Playing with test tubes in RGB light.
    Seems EK blood red looks good in switching red/blue light.

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    First looptest without MARS.

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    Loop needed exactly 1 liter.

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    Never thought something would go easy.
    Reservoir isn't the highest point, still it keeps on level nicely and de-aeration works perfect.

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    Pump on speedsetting 1, completely silent and enough flow to cool it down.

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    SSd's and memory ... check.

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    Lapped CPU + cooling ... check

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    Leaving it running for the night.

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    Right before getting the MARS in I changed something on the contrast of the aluminum text.
    (Thanks NOCA!)

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    Not much luck again ... really .. somehow the motorized screen pressed the color-change button of the enermax fan when opening. Cause of that it had blue and red leds on, not something I wanted.
    Had to drain the loop and build the pump completely out to reach it and fix it for good.

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    Finally testing the full loop!

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    Pump on speedsetting 10

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    Love bubbles.

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    And leaving it for another night.

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    Next day ... testing the complete system.
    MARS leds lit :)

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    Pretty scary, don't know what the MARS temps are before I'm in windows.
    Quick USB install :)

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    Unfortunately.... :(
    It seems 1 of the 2 cores isn't getting cooled as it should.
    With a furmark stresstest in SLI 1 core goes to 65°C, the other one.. goes slowly up to 100°C and starts to throttle.
    I'm almost sure it's the thickness of the heatpads I used, I will have to re-open it again completely.
    There are a lot of options I can still try with different combinations of heatpads/paste, sure I can solve it.
    However .. going to keep that for another time, tired of it for now.
    I'm actually more glad both GPU's still work after enlarging 3 holes in the PCB :)

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    Atleast the lapped CPU doesn't let me down :)

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    Final pics on the way!
     
  15. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    It looks so beautiful :3, can i has please ?
    Keep it up brow!
     
  16. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    Looking good Peter the end is near :D
     
  17. Timmynator

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    Nice subtle effect :) I like it. From the looks of it, you used the regular HDD activity pins on the MoBo and laid a cable into the SSD enclosure, right?
     
  18. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Sad to hear about the GPU man.

    It is always a major pain in the ass to get a particular part out of a compressed system. I am also very excited to see if everything in M8 works:sigh:
     
  19. CMos

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    That's a real bummer after all that work but... you the man; I'm sure you can fix it;)

    edit: Looking good btw!
     
  20. jeckulz

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