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Project: QbiX Water Cooled \o/ (aluminium cube)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The_Resetter, 28 Mar 2004.

  1. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    I wanted to make a sweet case for my server, I still had some stuff lying around and started to scratch some drawings on a note block, whilst drawing down all of my über idea’s I came to the conclusion that a water cooled aluminium cube would be the choice of action.

    But after I was finished with my idea’s I got the conclusion, that it would be such a wicked case, that I decided that I wont use it for a server but as my new “main rig” :D

    I shal call it: QbiX Water Cooled.

    So after some drawing some plans I got to work, although the most I mod/build, I do on the fly, I mod a lot without any strict plans which usually turns out pretty good :hehe

    Some drawings.
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    Bunch of aluminium, I got 8 plates of 2mm thick alu cut to size. When finished the case’s dimensions will be a cube of 35x35x35cm.
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    Then I just started to draw some on the aluminium :D
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    And cut some, its just a little tryout :)
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    And with water cooling u need a radiator, I found a nice looking thing from the car graveyard, this one was a bit corroded though. But nothing a little sanding paper, polishing compound, some paint, and a little layer of transparent lacquer, and it turned out as a damn nice radiator. If I say so myself. Bling Bling ! :lol: :hehe:
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    A radiator needs air to cool, so i made some ventelation gaps. I made them by drilling some 10mm holes and then just cut away the excessive aluminium with a hand jigsaw (I don’t know the proper word :()

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    I must say that’s a lot of work, especially my back disagreed, it kinda hurt after standing bend over for a long period, I definitely need a chair in my little shed :p
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    After cutting between the lines I filed it down to a perfect straight line.
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    And u get some silver coloured hands with it for free ;) :lol:
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    But it was worth al the effort.
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    Well thats about it im kinda done typing my little story, ill continue modding tomorrow, im tired :p :blush:

    p.s. All the pictures are clickable :p
     
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  2. RaZoRbLaDe

    RaZoRbLaDe New Member

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    Lookin good!

    That's lookin' good. I want to see more ;) Good to see that there are still some ppl who don't use CNC, do everything with their bare hands ;)

    [dutch mode]
    Ziet er erg goed uit, ben benieuwd hoe alles gaat uitpakken ;)
    Tis ook fijn om te zien dat er tenminste nog mensen zijn die met de hand gleuven maken ipv met een cnc frees...
    [/dutch mode]
     
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  3. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Yerr I just like doing things myself.

    [dutch mode]
    Ik heb een hekel aan premod en al die andere bagger, plus ik wil alles handgemaakt hebben (misschien op een kleine gravering na) [/dutch mode]
     
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  4. Hephaistus

    Hephaistus New Member

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    I like what you' ve done so far, I wish i was that handy. :jawdrop:

    [dutchmode]
    GOT is goed , het is alleen maar dwaas dat ze geen project logs meer toelaten zonder toelating, waardoor er minder en minder casemods en DIY langs komen, wat zeer spijtig is.
    [/dutchmode]
     
  5. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Anyway lets go back to talking in english :p
     
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  6. RaZoRbLaDe

    RaZoRbLaDe New Member

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    hehe okay, but like you say...the dutchies are taking over the forum :hip: :dremel: :hehe:
     
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  7. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    how did you cut between the circle cuts? Looks good, good job.
     
  8. Gnemelf

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    looking great man.. can't wait to see some more.
     
  9. dirtbiker

    dirtbiker New Member

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    He used a coping saw with a metalwork blade, im guessing. Hard work! :worried:
     
  10. t.n.

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    i like the vent holes
     
  11. Jivecat

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    Cutting the vents that way is crazy!!! But awsome! :rock:

    Keep 'em comin'
     
  12. djengiz

    djengiz Pointless.

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    Nice work. Professioneel gedaan, echter wel veel werk!
     
  13. Lord Kordir

    Lord Kordir New Member

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    You hands must still hurt man! Great job btw! :)
     
  14. ohcyt

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    looks promising, can't wait to see more =)

    my next project log won't be on GoT either, they think theyre so cool with all their pathetic rules but in the meantime the talented modders are moving to international boards to show off their new cases... I think thats not really what they intended with their rules =P
     
  15. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Looks good man, sure it'll turn out as beautiful as Plexicus Illuminati.

    /GoT as some brilliant members though...
     
  16. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Someone with the same mind as me, I totally agree :thumb:
     
  17. ohcyt

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    "/GoT as some brilliant members though..."
    couldn't agree more, I just think their user policy should be more friendly towards the lesser modders, they're focussed so much on 'cool complete mods' and strict follwing of the rules that the atmosphere has become very unfriendly towards those with less experience with modding and/or message boards... just my 2€ cents

    to go back ontopic, Resetter do you plan on going bling-bling again or will you try something completely different form your previous project?

    [sorry for the double question, figured they should know the answer here aswell as on GoT ;) ]
     
  18. alianyn

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    Nice new one, like i told you, aluminum is easily cut using the dremel. you just have to use reinforced cutting disks such as the 426. i guess the physical heat properties of the aluminum make it very hard to cut with the regular cutting disks (409/420) - they break down to fast due to excessive heat...
    what you want to do with them is cut on slower speed, give an angle in to the cut and do the cut in 3 steps - 1. out line the cut. 2. deepen the cut until there is really very little aluminum left. 3. finish the cut.
    do NOT attempt finishing the cut on step 2 as that`s when the disks warm up and blow or get caught in the aluminum dust that forms on them and agin blow up...

    again - i have some nice piccies of complex stuff done to aluminum if you wish with normal (420) cutting disks, though i`d recommend (spelling :worried: ) the reinforced ones if you don`t wish to waste time experimenting...

    just being worried you might not have hands to finish this up... :thumb:
     
  19. Goldberg

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    It's looking good so far. Nice to see you doing it all by yourself. :dremel:
     
  20. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Resetter, that's madness!! I love it!!! :clap:
     

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