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Project Metaversa: LCD goodness (small update 17/07/05)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nexxo, 11 Apr 2003.

  1. DrillSgt

    DrillSgt What's a Dremel?

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    Nice to see someone trying raise the bar for water-cooling.

    Extremely impressive project, keep up the good work.

    :thumb:
     
  2. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    Cool, just like the e-mac has it ... it looks tatally cool when the thing's turned off and that white Led is throbbing ...

    Keep it up Nexxo !

    Cheers

    Fred
     
  3. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    This is one of the nicest cases i've ever seen! Please don't let this thread die, we need updates :D :D
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Don't worry, still alive. Just gathering bits and pieces (that new pump bracket is taking a while...).

    I was not going to say anything yet, but you've twisted my arm... so here's a hint to what I'm doing at the moment. remember I got an acrylic mobo blanking plate?

    [​IMG]

    Well, I also got myself an XView by Thermaltake (tenner at dabs.com). Why? Because it includes an EL-sheet, about the size of... oh, let's say, a mobo blanking plate. :D

    See where I'm going with this? :naughty:
     
  5. STellY

    STellY What's a Dremel?

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    sweet idea.... interested to see how it works out...
     
  6. SlackeR

    SlackeR What's a Dremel?

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    You're a crazy man.. but skillful.. I LOVE this case.. it is so normal looking, but yet outstanding.. very nice.. and i love the way you keep the case clean.. ooops, where did all the tubing go?? and for two processors! :rock:
    nice idea with the plexi backplate.. even thogh i suppose most people will see the front :naughty:
     
  7. Fyberwire

    Fyberwire What's a Dremel?

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    Man Nexxo, you never cease to amaze me.

    Great work as always, and I'm really looking foward to seeing this done after about half a year or more of work!

    I'm going w/c soon, know of a place where I can get those marine grade hose clamps (not the Pi-Thon ones, they'd cost more than my total system) in the US?

    Thanks in advance, looking foward to more progress!
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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  9. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    I got mine at a Local "Farm and Fleet" store, but im in hicksville, so i doubt you guys have those. I have also seen these clamps in autoparts stores like autozone and the like. The ling with the screw-on clamps is that its easier for you to overtighten and pinch the hose or bend a barb(plastic ones) in either case your opening a spot for a leak. Though I will admit the ones I'm using look very nice and I only over tightened 2 of the 14 i used.
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    You're absolutely right. I got mine at a local marine supplies shop in Falmouth (UK). There's treasure everywhere, you just need to know where to look!

    Luckily I use nickel plated brass barbs, so overtightening is not much of an issue...
     
  11. Spook

    Spook What's a Dremel?

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    Looking awesome!

    /Me subscribes! :D
     
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  12. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    Cmon Nexxo it's the hols i've been checking back here everyday so far, wee neeed udatesssssss :D :D :dremel:
     
  13. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    For one of my current projects I will be machining my own hose clamps since there's no available product that provides the look I want (and it'll save me $30 each doing it myself). Since they're fairly easy to make I'm offering to make you a few for any size cable, if you can find a use for them that is.
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Thanks Captain! That would be greatly appreciated! Let me know what you have in mind.

    As for updates: sorry people, it's been really busy In Real Life... I am inundated at work, applying for new jobs, bathroom is being gutted and rebuilt as we speak (oh, the joys of home improvement) --not by me though, I'm leaving it to the experts. Else I keep eyeing the whirlpool bath tub and wondering how much coolant that pump/res combination can shift through a PC... :D

    There have been frustrating hold-ups. The flow switch monitor/pretty power LED pulser took some time to come together as bsodmike has to get all the parts shipped to Sri Lanka and Farnell take their time... they were also out of stock of 100k resistors... :duh: Anyway, it's nearly finished and coming to me mid- to end April:

    [​IMG]

    The pump bracket has also suffered a delay, unfortunately (seems I'm not the only one who is busy...). So I'm collecting the bits and biting the bullet in investing in some more tools, so I can do it myself at home...

    Thanks to a generous donation by Wasbit (thanks, dude!) I now have a nice piece of food-industry grade (i.e. milk canister) polished stainless steel sheet, which will go off to the lasercutters soon. :naughty:

    Oh, and I found a company in the US who will sell reclaimed Fluorinert for about $16,-- (£8,82) per lbs. I see a coolant upgrade coming up... :D
     
  15. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    Kick ass, look at the logo on that electronic goodness of a board. Looking forward to seeing it finish, take your time mate :D
     
  16. Turbokeu

    Turbokeu Minimodder

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    Sorry to bring this up Nexxo...
    Don't you bother about these "low cost" chip sockets?

    I don't use them anymore since somewhere in the early 80's and later we (the company I worked for) had very big troubles with those (bad contacts, lockups and whatever...) IC sockets.
    Since then I refuse to use anything than "tulip" IC sockets...(I use the low cost only for some "flying wire" prototypes)

    CD :)

    BTW, I have still "kilo's" of those (new) low cost sockets around...
     
  17. BlackMan

    BlackMan Minimodder

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    i dont really think it would matter if it is only used very rarely, if it were used on a daily basis then it might not work so well, we only used them to prevent fried chips when soldering
     
  18. Noah

    Noah What's a Dremel?

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    Just read through the log, nice work. :)

    Could I see a picture of the project as a whole?
     
  19. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Basically I'm going to be taking 0.50" scraps of
    polycarbonate and drilling two 1/2" holes, then another countersuck hole through the edge of the sheet. I'll cut the piece in half, then the two halves can be bolted together to hold two tubes parallel. The the corners will be rounded.
    Just like automotive hose seperators, but much much more affordable. Plus they're clear.
    Fluid XP+ has a much better thermal coefficiency than Flourinert and it may be cheaper per ounce.
    http://www.integrity-pc.com
     
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  20. Carbon

    Carbon Banned

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    Its been a while since ive posted / read this thread.

    I've just been looking through your log again and saw this image

    [​IMG]


    and if you look at the wall behind ya pc...I used to have one like that :D


    back on topic...


    the little vortices in the tubes look trick actually :D Gives the impression of tornado's (powerful ;) )

    Its lookin sweet mate...

    Go Brummies :clap:
     

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