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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_

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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