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Project: Metal Slug - [Hardware @ Dec. 1st]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 5 Jan 2007.

  1. frogle79

    frogle79 What's a Dremel?

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    Just a quick bit about that pump, they are kick ass and pump a lot of water for the money. But did you try it out before you mounted it? I have a Via Aqua in my compy and it made the most horrendous grinding noise when I first had it set up. Turns out some of those pond pumps have a anti clog feature that keeps them from burning up when you use them in a pond. The problem is when you use them in a closed circuit WC loop, the anti clog feature rattles and makes a hell a lot of a noise.

    Anyhow, if to figure out if you have that kind of pump, take out the impeller, hold the magnet end of it, and see if the impeller end spins about 3/4 of a turn. If yes, then you need to glue it in place or else you get the noise.

    Also, they have a hard time pushing thicker than water coolant. I tried mine out with 50/50 Zerex and water and the thing wouldn't start. I thinned out the mix to about 25/75 and it starts all the time.

    Your doing a bang up job, keep up the work. Hope this helps out.
     
  2. exo²

    exo² What's a Dremel?

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    i like the idee
    looks good
    the drawings were very good
    keep going
     
  3. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Yes I'm aware of the anti-clog feature. I'll be fixing the impeller with epoxy some time this week prior to setting up the loop for the first time.
     
  4. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Felt crappy all day sunday. I did manage to design a thingy.
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    And get rid of the anti-clog feature on the pump impeller with super glue.
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    Lots of stuff to do on Monday.
     
  5. frogle79

    frogle79 What's a Dremel?

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    :thumb: Good stuff
     
  6. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Put the pump back together, trimmed the motherboard tray, machined the covers, added the plastic mesh, and test fitting it all inside the case.
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    Now I'm working on the front, sides, and a support bracket for the video card.
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Nice and CLEAN-- Looks Great!
     
  8. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Lost momentum during the second half of today. Stupid weather...
    Finished the video card support bracket before quitting.
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    I was originally going to use a card keeper, but since the video card installs in the first available slot that product wouldn't have provided any extra rigidity. My alternative is bolted directly onto the through-holes at the corners of the video card PCB.
    Thanks. It's only going to get progressively cleaner as I have very specific plans for hiding cables. The end goal being that absolutely no cables can be seen when the left side of the case is opened, and segregate the water-loop maintenance to one side of the case, and cable plugging/unplugging into the other.
    I also took great care to make sure that the motherboard cover will be easy to remove even when tubing is routed. That's why it was constructed from 4 separate pieces.

    Lots of little things to do before I can send the case to be powder coated.
     
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  9. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    nice mod... I have the same motherboard and they work quite well.... never tried to overclock them though, keep it up... like how its coming along
     
  10. JazX101

    JazX101 What's a Dremel?

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    May I ask what you are doing the CAD simulation with. Very nice results which actually look like the finished thing.
    Jaz_knos
     
  11. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Alibre Xpress. It's free and easy to use.
    http://www.alibre.com/xpress/
    I can simply print out the individual parts of the CAD model on label paper then stick them to the sheets I cut to matching dimensions using my table saw.
     
  12. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Put together the double power cord for the power supply and pump relay.
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  13. JCBeastie

    JCBeastie What's a Dremel?

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    That rocks! It looks military, almost bullet proof. Kinda like a black box...

    I want one. :p
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Finished the bay cover. This will help keep all of the cabling on one side of the case.
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  15. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    this is looking very very nice... :thumb:
     
  16. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Duuude, this is looking insane! I think you may end up needing to do custom handles - they're starting to look a bit big.
     
  17. Guest-23315

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    ever thought about painting the inside of the case ??
     
  18. JazX101

    JazX101 What's a Dremel?

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    Class, thanks, will have a looksee.
    Excelent work, looks to be very interesting.
    Jaz_knos
     
  19. Snafu-X-

    Snafu-X- What's a Dremel?

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    Is the goal to have a window to a bunch of smooth surfaces? It looks extremely well done, but I'm just not understanding your goal I think. If the inside is largely a featureless expanse, where's the visual interest? Or is minimalism what you're trying to achieve? I do love the exterior so far though, looks great.
     
  20. galimim

    galimim What's a Dremel?

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    Wow. Will be there any lights in it??
     

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