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Project ORION by Koradhil

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Koradhil, 30 Apr 2007.

  1. ice-tea

    ice-tea Mr.PC-Max

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    yes, but the res in the front of the case will always be full of water
     
  2. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    Yes, I want it that way because I don't like to see condensation on the acrylic. For the top reservoir I want to use a jet inlet to spray the water against the acrylic.
     
  3. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Doesn't look like you should have any problems to me, though depending how high the bip2 is you might get some air stuck if it's outlet is higher than the top res. Gotta love black tygon.
     
  4. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    Sorry for the long delay guys, but there is finally some progress to report. December was a crazy month for me, working 32+ hours a week, next to my full-time study.
    First of all, I want to show you the watercooling stuff I was talking about a couple posts back. I'm building a dual loop watercooling system for Orion, with two Aquatube reservoirs, two Hydor L20 pumps and two radiators (BIX1 and NexXxos Pro2).

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    The SilverStone TJ07 has two L-shaped bars at the back of the case to keep the U-body in its shape. These are mounted with two M3 screws at each side. Unfortunately these were fastened extremely tight, so tight that when I took them out, I wrecked the threading. Therefore I had to make two new bars. I took two aluminum L-profiles, cut them to fit and drilled and threaded all holes as on the original. This turned out ok, even though I ran into some problems which were quickly solved.

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    The new bars mounted.

    Next up was spraying everything. Here's the mobotray receiving some primer.

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    And the front panel.

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    Here's the front panel and sidepanels mounted temporarily, to give an impression.

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    The back of the case is still empty.

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    Closeup, but poor quality due to the darkness.

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    Thats all for now. Black paint is currently drying on the motherboard tray.
     
  5. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    The watercooling will be mounted as I posted earlier.

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    Dual rad will go in the drivebays, above the DVDRW. Single rad will go underneath the ram modules.
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Good to see some modding again.:D
    I imagine it's driving you crazy having such a hot system just laying around in parts.
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    I know the feeling. I have 3 cases still boxed and ready to be cut on, and work's driving me mad!

    @ Koradhil: Excellent work on the front of the case. Like others have said, it looks stock...which in itself is a compliment! Looking forward to seeing this rig finished.
     
  8. Guest-23315

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    Why not make it a ture 'dual loop' system and don't connect the reseviors.
     
  9. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    Could do that, but connecting the reservoirs makes filling easier as I only have to fill one. When the system is filled there will be no flow between the reservoirs, so practically its two loops.
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    It'll still mean that the temps are the same...

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    And don't be lazy! :D
     
  11. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    Work on the interior is progressing nicely. Motherboard tray and drivebays are now painted and back in place. I took some overview shots to get the complete picture.

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  12. Guest-23315

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    Looks slick!
     
  13. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    ohhh very nice, great colour scheme.
     
  14. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Very clean, well executed, top job!
     
  15. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Very impressive so far, I really like the new front panel.
     
  16. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder New Member

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    what color is the coolant gonna be?
     
  17. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    None, I use only distilled water. I'm going to use black tubing.
     
  18. luis_pedro_Sato

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    Looks great.
    And the water block is :clap::clap:
     
  19. jegerjon

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    looks awesome Koradhil. Nice to see you back :rock:
     
  20. Koradhil

    Koradhil New Member

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    I've been thinking about the best way to route the tubing. I've come up with a new design that might be better than the previous one. What do you think?

    The old one:
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    The new one:
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    Basically the reservoirs are switched.
     

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