Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nexxo, 11 Apr 2003.
Phew! Had me worried there,
Yay for the Leatherman Wave! Mine is sitting next to my computer right now. I luv it!!!!1
Great job so far! I love watching the progress on this!
Maybe we should start the Leatherman Wave Appreciation Society... Used it again today: fixing curtain rods that had fallen down (wife: "Do you have a screwdriver?" me: "This is me, remember?").
I dunno, perhaps you could install one as pencil holder. Originally I was going to use a fuel filler cap from one of those modern Japanese motorcycles, but in the end, I just HAD to have that Aquatube... I just found a way to adapt and use it. But you could, for instance, use it as an indicator window, say, and put a LED or LCD (or Nixie Tube!) thermometer readout inside the tube, behind its glass lid, and mount it horizontally in the front of the case... Example below (something I knocked up from photos, in MS Paint):
(If you want to see some interesting LED temp gauges, visit Dakota Digital)
OK, back to work now, and better have something to show you on my next post!
I must say your case looks very nice so far. Will be interesting to see how you will keep up the good quality when adding all tubes
And then I come accross this:
A Floppy and 6 multimedia card reader in one... Will this change my plans a bit? We'll see...
You can get one in the US :here:, and in the UK :here: --albeit in beige...
where is nexxo ? me waiting for updates.....ehehehehe
That one just made my day
What connectors does it use ?
One to the floppy thingy and then what connection is it ? for the 6 card readers ?
I think it is USB all the way...
USB 1.1 though
I looked at a rear pic, and it's a standard floppy connection and a USB type-B for the card reader. All the device actually is is a slimline floppy drive and a 6in1 card reader mounted on top of each other with a single bezel. Not saying it's not immensely cool, just thought it was worth a mention
Wow, nice work! Where did you find two of Paul Vodrazka's custom water blocks?
I ordered them straight from him. I think he's stopped making them now, and I have not been able to contact him lately (pity; he wanted to develop a GPU and NB block, but I guess he's been rather busy).
Meanwhile, updates have been slow, but that is because I had to order some more stuff and work out more details. I want to do something more creative with the bays... But I have finished the pump/rad assembly mounting.
the tubing has arrived, as has the GPU block (I went with Danger Den in the end). I am currently hassling/begging a company for a compact flowswitch with 3/8" thread connections and very low pressure drop, but although it only costs £8,--, they only accept orders of about 50 or more . Still, I hope to be able to negotiate something. Thanks to Dutchcedar I have a 5mm Red/Blue dual LED; the idea is that it lights blue on power on, but changes to red if the pump/flow fails.
I have got the 5" LCD colour screen, courtesy of Scopedog (he had one for sale cheap). I have ordered from Slater Plastics a piece of 2mm thick acrylic to protect the screen, with the same irridescent anti-glare covering they use on camera lenses. Should look very trick.
Scopedog is also selling me 1 Gig of RAM cheap, and a pair of old Athlon 1800MPs (gotta love that guy ). The MPs will be for testing and setup, mainly, as I aim to insert 2800MPs in the end.
So the project is slowly coming along.
Anyone out there wouldn't be able to tell me the exact size of a Radeon 9800Pro 256mb, would they?
I know, I know. "Where have you been?!" It's been a while...
I have fitted the Zalman NB sink, started fitting the tubing, and ordered an Antec TrueControl PSU. More power, baby!
Flow switch should be on its way also. Pics soon. Honest....
Just a thought - me and my friend were prepping his case for watercooling today and the first thing we did was change out his power connectors/cables to a single 12V/G/G/5V rail. It took us a bit of time with soldering and attaching wires, and we used a blue and white/clear speaker wire. Once completed it looked really good. Soon I will have that case posted on my site and an image or two showing you how it looks. Good luck finishing up the case m8.
Don't know if this was already mentioned, but do those rubber grommets really make a difference. I think you will be pretty hard pressed to notice any difference if they are used while mounting your fans or not.
Anyhoo, looks great and keep up the good work!!!
Probably not much, but the Thermaltake smart fans I use are not the most balanced in the world, and will vibrate a bit. Every little bit helps, I suppose...
By the way, here's a pic of the flow switch:
How much was the pump?
£130,-- ($179,-- for US people)
There's a thread that discusses it in more detail :here:...
OK, update pics here:
Mounting rails done... Note the rubber feet which will support the rad. Necessary because when filled with water, this will weigh 860 grammes!
Tube connection... (have to adjust the pump a bit... good thing I designed the mount it in a way that allows adjustment over 6 axes!) Those are marine grade stainless steel clips, designed for hostile environments. Quake players amongst you know what I mean... .
Fit the Zalman NB sink...
And test fitted the flow switch (registers flow/no flow)...
...on the res:
And for PSU: feel the bower, baby!
For those of you who are thinking od a Truecontrol: the bezel comes as standard in metallic colour.
But I am going to install these controls somewhere/someway else. Where/how, you'll have to see...
Still coming: a 2mm acrylic plate to cover/protect the LCD screen, with a nice antireflective coating (like the one you find on camera lenses). Takes 3 weeks...
Meanwhile, now I've got all the stuff for the coolant loop, I'm going to mount that. I have some interesting touches in mind; you'll see. Also, all the PSU wires need braid sleeving...
Stuff to do, stuff to do...
Someone has too much money to spend on case mods... you're not married, right?
Once again, another excellent set of pics mate. Can't wait to see it all come together at the end.
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