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Case Mod - In Progress Project M8 (CaseLabs M8 workstation mod) COMPLETED! Final pics on page 33

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by p0Pe, 13 Apr 2011.

  1. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Hello there, and welcome to project M8!​


    The idea:
    The idea came when i first saw a post on overclock.net, where a person named Jim showed some prototype pictures of a new case lineup. The company he started was named CaseLabs, and they specialize in high end enthusiast watercooling cases. I knew that this was a case that was build to house a HUGE watercooling system, and wanted to see how far i could push it. Jim was generous enough to offer sending one of his cases all the way to Denmark for me to play with!

    The watercooling:
    I will put a lot of time into creating a watercooling loop that is simple, silent and easy to fill and bleed. My latest project PC-Beto had its flaws with the watercooling, one being that it was compact, and components was pretty tight screwed together.

    Components:
    Case:
    CaseLabs M8

    watercooling:
    3*360 mm radiator
    2*laing d5 vario pumps
    Bitspower fittings

    More components will follow as i figure out what to put in:)

    And now, lets get to the fun part! This project is going to progress slow since school and other stuff is taking up a lot of time, but i will try to update it on a regular basis! But on to some pictures, since half of you dont read this anyway:D

    Enjoy!

    Full review of the case:
    http://www.itrends.dk/31638/

    First, some pictures of the case itself:
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    As you can see the case is absolutely HUGE and will have plenty of room for loads of watercooling and hardware!

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    I will be using this combo of pumps and bitspower fittings, and the first update you will see sometime next week will be the mounting of the two pumps to the radiator.

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    This combo will sit in the psu compartment in the bottom.

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    Still havent decided weather to use the EK reservoir, or to make one myself. (am i the only one that think that picture want to dance with me?)

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    For ease of acces, i will use these awsome QD´s. They are 100 times better to work with than other QD´s you can get, and only spill about 1 drop when disconnected.

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    And just to give you a clue to what the general theme will look like :D

    I hope you will enjoy this project, and i sure look forward sharing it with you!

    -p0Pe

    A great thank goes out to the sponsors of this project, Jim from caselabs for sending me the case, Vincent from bitspower for providing me a huge load of fittings, Gareth from Corsair for sending SSD´s and RAM, and Daniel from Coolbits for providing watercooling parts!

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  2. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    YAY! subbed! :thumb:
     
  3. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Verry nice !!!

    /Got me some front row seats here :D!
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Oh yeah, I'm watching this one.:D
     
  5. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Thank you all:D

    Man... I am behind schedule before I have begun lol! Just got a call today that i cant use the schools machine shop before after the easter vacation -.- The plan was to machine the pump holder today, but i guess that have to wait :(

    But to give you something to look at, here is the design for the pump holder:
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    Could be doable with a hacksav, and some files but i also cant get the material before after easter -.-
     
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  6. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I don't know wether to ask how big the pump is, or how small your aluminum part is! :lol:

    Look biiiig! :)
     
  7. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    This should answer it:D
     
  8. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    awesome case!! nothing less.
    it should take very good care of your heated components, AND your weary ears.
    the design, imho, looks like something that could hold a high eff, low noise, watercooling OverKill kit.

    And with the case in the hands of THE PoPe.. what could ever go wrong.

    One things for sure, my eyes are on this one for sure.
     
  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Heh... They DO say I'm blind! :lol:

    Just had a thought!

    pOPe we should make a watercooling company. Mostly because of the name.

    pOPe & Angel introduce "Holy Water" --- :lol:
     
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  10. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! ****!ng LOL! :D

    That WOULD be fun though:hehe:
     
  11. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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  12. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    hmm, CaseLabs... never heard about them. new competition for mountain mods? looks interesting anyway :thumb:
     
  13. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    I LOL'd hard. :hehe:
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice refrigerator!:lol:
    @Angel - I don't need dots to see everything all swimmy-like.
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    No pics of work in progress = not a project log. Moving for now...
     
  16. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Ahhh:) That would explain why i couldnt find the thread.

    Fair enough though. Will update when i get working in the metal shop ;)
     
  17. p0Pe

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    And it begins! :D

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    Remember this? That was the project of the day:)

    First, i had to mill down a 10 mm alu plate, since i did not have any 5 mm lol! Then bolting them together, and went to war with the mill.

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    As you can see, i just printed out the cad drawing, and used that as reference.

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    And on it went. Luckily this mill got "autopilot" so that I can just set it to move at a certain speed, and comfortably take my pictures.

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    For the detailed parts, I had to use a smaller bit, and then just fill the edges.

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    Finished middle pieces. The one on the right have been glasblasted, but will need to have another go.

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    And this is how they mount on the pumps.

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    And how they mount on the radiator! I will put some rubber pieces under each end to dampen vibrations. Once all of this is mounted I should have a great pump setup:D

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    And the finished result. Only need to weld it, and then grind it down again, give it another go in the sandblaster and maybe paint it, yet to be decided:D

    I must apologize for the lack of updates, but exams are coming up at school, and there is quite a few things to do :)
     
  18. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    NICE! :)

    Finally some action in this worklog! :thumb:

    I hope you know how to weld aluminum, because when it goes wrong... IT GOES WRONG! :lol:
    And those "legs" you are going to weld on the beam are very thin! :)
     
  19. p0Pe

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    Hehe, i am going to let the welding be done by someone who is good at it:D I have not tryid it that many times yet, and am afraid that i will fail horibly :lol:

    Should have pics up later today !
     
  20. NavidsonRecord

    NavidsonRecord Where the bloody hell are ya'?

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    very cool!
     

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