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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Project Metallurgy - A metal scratch build

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

  1. _Prometheus_

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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

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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! ;)
     
  9. Maarten/Pine

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    Well, ehm… Scratch builds take a long time…!
    Haven’t posted an update in a long time, so here is an update with some pics taken during the building process.

    Enjoy!


    Let’s begin with the cables from the new sponsor: Cablemod!
    These new Pro cables are thicker than the regular cables and stay in shape really well. For this build I’ve chosen aluminium cable combs.


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    Been busy tidying up all the cables.

    Cyberden Systems made aluminium cable combs that can be attached to the aluminium panels. Here is part of the result!


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    And everything plugged in to the PSU!

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    And last but not least, the lighting…
    These are the RGB-W strips from Cablemod, so with RGB leds and a separate, white led next to it. This makes it possible to combine white with colours, which gives quite nice glows.
    Also bought some aluminium profiles to make the LED light more subtle.


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  10. Zeuligan

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    Quality takes time ;)

    Loved this build concept from start. End result is just stunning. Great job m8
     
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  11. Maarten/Pine

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    Thanks alot dude, appreciate it !! :)
     
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  12. Maarten/Pine

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    Following up on the last update, quite a lot has been done.

    The underlying picture is halfway during the assembly of the whole build. All the lighting still had to be done, and some hardtubes still had to be bent.



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    Finally got the lighting done! :D


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    Then Cooler Master asked if they could show the build at Firstlook, an even in the Netherlands. I had to finish the build, and shortly before that quite some problems arose.

    First of all one of the fans showed the wrong color, and one of them was broken (the pwm wire was broken off at the center.)
    On top of that, one of the pumps decided to break down on my as well… So: I showed the build and it looked perfect (apart from the fans), it was just not running. The lights worked, fans worked, the PC just wasn’t powered on.

    Proud! :D

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    And next to Peter Brand’s C700P as well!

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    High quality pics from Cooler Master

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    That’s it for this one sadly. Next update will contain final pictures, but I’m still waiting for new fans from Cooler Master. Will come soon I hope!
     
  13. Maarten/Pine

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    It’s finally time, the final pictures have been made!

    The only thing there’s left to say: enjoy.


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    As an end to this build log, I’d like to thank my sponsors again that supported me on this project:

    Alphacool

    Cooler Master

    Cablemod

    Apacer

    Teamgroup



    Please let me know how you like it in a comment!
     
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  14. Zeuligan

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    Loved this build from start to finish - well done <3
     
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  15. Maarten/Pine

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    Thanks for coming along with the ride Per! :D
     
  16. amazing.pcs

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    Beautiful build :) Any link to the full res pics so I can feature this on my instagram?
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Fantastic case. :D I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next, too. ;)
     
  18. Maarten/Pine

    Maarten/Pine Case modder

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    Check your DM mate. :)

    Thank you very much dude! Some case mods up next, done with scratch builds for a while... :p
     
  19. _Prometheus_

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    Fragments are magnificent, give general plans. :dremel:
     
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  20. mnpctech

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    I love these types of builds, very industrial feel
     

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