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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. Deneteus

    Deneteus What's a Dremel?

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    Just a suggestion on the Dye

    Don't use it. It's a pain in the arse to clean out of your loop and it can get stuck in the microchannels in certain blocks and muck up stuff. It looks neat but it has a price.
     
  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks guys!

    Been polishing for 2 hours on the 3 holes to make it as straight as possible with nice round corners.

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    But finally they fit!

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    Tape can be removed.

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    Still need to paint the blank aluminum corners.

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    Need to be careful with the sawdust, so cleaned it first.

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    And further on with the plexi front for the Koolance controller.
    Taping it first.

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    Drawing the round corners.

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    Started off with the dremel again, but the jigsaw won again :)

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    And again polishing.

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    Marking the plexi.

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    And again polishing it.

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    And it fits.
    Next job like this im going to look for a lasercutting company near me ;)

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    Further on tomorrow!
     
  3. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Neat!
     
  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nicely done, wow it must have been a bit intense cutting this case :D but you done it well, phew :clap::).
     
  5. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks Nutman and Waynio!
    It really was intense, will also be my last 5mm thick case to make holes in ;)
     
  6. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Small update from Picasso :p

    Carefully removed the tiny sharp edge with an old knife.
    This way I get a sloping edge of +/- 0.3 mm.

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    Selected the right "black" out of 4 colours to get the best matching colour.
    It became Revell mat black #6

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    The edges of the Bitspower mesh with Revell shiny black #7

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    Actually not my kind of job, too shaky:)

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    But i did it! :)

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    Tomorrow the fanguards back in.

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    And waste some time on this ;)

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  7. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Oh, man, it's been so long since I've seen someone lap a CPU on here. Looking forward to this!
     
  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Hey, that's a great paint job - the dried surface looks very even and clean. Well done.
     
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  9. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    As said, thats wicked work man! If i did not knew better i would say that was factory made:D
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Ahh nicely painted edges :) & good to see you looked for the right black, excellent work :thumb:.
     
  11. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Ok i'll make some extra pictures of it :)

    Thanks a lot guys!
    I'm really not into painting but i'm glad I succeeded :cooldude:
     
  12. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Lovely weather yesterday, so went out to lap my Cpu :)

    This time I'm going to lap it faster then normal.
    How to with extensive explanation can be found here:
    http://www.l3p.nl/other-builds-mods/cpu-lapping/


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    Cpu still WITH warranty here :)

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    All you need..

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    Finding a way to protect the backside of the Cpu since Intel doesn’t
    give a nice protection cap any more on boxed s1155 Cpu’s.

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    So we use marking / painters tape.

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    I’m using some rubber tape too.
    This way you have a better grip and don’t get sore fingers.

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    Starting with P400.
    Only a few “wipes” and … gone warranty. :)
    The sanding with P400 is the most important and longest step.
    Some people tape the sandpaper to the mirror, but if you hold it tight with your other hand you don’t have to.
    Just go from left to right on the paper.
    Don’t press on the cpu, just use the weight of your hand.
    Every 2 minutes turn the cpu 90° clockwise.

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    2 Minutes with P400.
    Nothing to see yet. :)

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    7 Minutes with P400.
    You can see clearly this Cpu isn’t flat.

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    Another 3 Minutes with P400.
    Total 10 Minutes.

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    Another 10 Minutes with P400.
    Total 20 Minutes.

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    And another 10 Minutes with P400.
    Total 30 Minutes.

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    You can see the IHS is completely flat copper now.
    Now the real polishing comes.

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    10 Minutes with P600.
    Total 40 Minutes.

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    Skipping P800. :)
    Straightly to P1000.

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    10 Minutes with P1000.
    Total 50 Minutes.
    You can see it’s already starting to mirror.

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    Further on with P1500.

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    10 Minutes with P1500.
    Total 1 hour.

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    P2000.

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    10 Minutes with P2000
    Total 1 hours and 10 Minutes

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    Now we need to change our strategy.
    First of all clean the mirror and the cpu.
    This is because the old copper particles can ruin your polish job by rubbing them into the IHS.
    Now you don’t go from left to right with the cpu.
    Just move in a circle for 2 minutes and then turn the cpu 90° clockwise again.

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    10 Minutes with P2500.
    Total 1 hours and 20 Minutes.

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    You can see the copper dust already starts to oxidise.

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    5 Minutes with P2500.
    Total 1 hours and 25 Minutes.
    Almost done. :p

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    Another 5 Minutes with P2500
    Total One and a half hour!

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    Back to the case tomorrow :)
     
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  13. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    good work as i asid back i FB ;)
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Done this before :D got 10c less overall combined with lapping a thermalright ultra extreme which had a notoriously bad un flat base but once lapped 1 of the best air coolers ever, nice finishing shots :).
     
  15. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    do you have video on how you did it
    the lapping too scared to do it without seeing someone trustable do it
    tried it once used wet paper it sucked got blac dust on it
     
  16. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    Nice lap job :thumb:
     
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  17. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Well thanks again :)

    Thanks Waynio!
    I lapped my Thermalright Extreme too, together with my first lapped Cpu :D
    I won 4-6 degrees with it.

    No i'm sorry, don't have any video's, but you can find a lot on the net.
    Watch a video and use my guide and you'll succeed :p

    Thanks m8! :thumb:
     
  18. Kylevdm

    Kylevdm The Mod Zoo Podcast Host

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    Good work dude :) Loving the lapped CPU photos!
     
  19. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    The last few pics are pure pr0n! :D
    How about leaving the cpu without cooler on, so that we can continue to see that beautiful finish :D
     
  20. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yeah! Quick - someone! OI! Do a transparent cooling block! ;)
     

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