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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Metallurgy - A metal scratch build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Maarten/Pine, 9 Dec 2017.

  1. _Prometheus_

    _Prometheus_ Active Member

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    Yeah... weakling. :lol: Go Heavy metal, dude! :rock:
     
  2. Maarten/Pine

    Maarten/Pine Case modder

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    Thanks man, appreciate the follow! :)


    I know mate, I would’ve loved to work with the first frame as well. Problem was that it would be unliftable and very unpractical..
    Maybe for a next project... :)
     
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  3. Sn00k3r

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    Very nice Design..!
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  4. Maarten/Pine

    Maarten/Pine Case modder

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    Thanks Snooker, appreciate the comment!
     
  5. Maarten/Pine

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    Next update!
    Delidded the 8700k with Rockitcool’s delidding kit. Even though it was the first time, it was an absolute breeze!
    Used the replacement IHS while I was at it. Realised a 17 degree drop under load, which is awesome!

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    Also shot some more pics of the Alphacool tubes and fittings, this time too with the modding nuts on them. Loving the look of these!!

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    Next, I scrubbed all the paint off the waterblock!

    I used sodium hydroxide as the active component (drain cleaner) which got it off quite easily. The remaining bit was sanded off

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    Then I tested the fountain effect with some blue dye.
    The effect looks truly amazing if the pump speed is turned down a bit.

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  6. Maarten/Pine

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    Onto the next quick update.



    First I’d like to welcome Apacer as a sponsor to this project.
    They provided the two SSD’s that will go on the side of the project. These are their ARMOR SSD’s with a capacity of 240gb and they look awesome to be honest!
    They look so good I’m doubting if I’m even going to put a sticker over them or just leave them as is. Feedback is welcome!

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    Furthermore, let’s have a closer look at the CPU block with the matching colors of the color scheme.

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    I also thought it would be cool to just add some simple and elegant accents to the motherboard heatsinks. Let me know what you think!

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    After doing the motherboard I couldn’t resist to paint the covers of the CPU block screws orange as well, accents complete!

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    Now onto the first big test fit to see how everything looks. Enjoy!

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    The pressure gauge will be hooked up to the loop, just a simple but nice touch imo. :)

    The temperature gauge won’t be hooked up to the loop but will read the ambient temperature instead. I’ll have a temperature probe inside the loop that’s hooked up to the Aquaero.



    Oh, and the cables on the rad aren’t finished yet. They still need to be tidied.

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    Drop a comment to let me know how you like it!
     
  7. acemodder

    acemodder Official Antec Rep

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    This looks really good. Subbed and following!
     
  8. Maarten/Pine

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    Thanks for the follow dude, welcome to the wild ride! ;)
     

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