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

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

  1. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    OMFG!!!! Absolutely amazing. I love it. You are doing a DAMNED good job on this. The aluminum looks great. I love the pcb. Are you using clear plexi or colored? Another thing, this pic:
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    It looks like Pinhead's(from Hellraiser) Computer!!!!
     
  2. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    I just made them :p, I read a lot of material on etching and making PCB's, and after some trial and error I got it right, jus try out for yourself :)

    Clear plexiglas, btw Hellraiser PWNZ ! :p
     
  3. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    :rock:
    Hell yeah. Was watching Bloodline a couple days ago.

    /on topic
    As far as making your pcb's, how much did you have to spend on equip. and supplies? could you make any of the stuff yourself, or do you have to buy it? I've been thinking alot about doing this myself lately for some upcoming projects.
     
  4. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Well now, if u can get hold of a face tanner (UV-A) some clear headover sheets, an ink/laser printer, some chemicals, and some photo sensitive copper boards.

    Its not so expensive.
     
  5. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    And time for another update :)

    I’ve brushed some aluminium parts who where finished, and gave it a little lacquer coating.

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    The true effect is hard to photograph due the layer lacques, but it looks damn good IRL :8
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    I alsow made a small piece of the “removeable mobo tray”.
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    If u cant see wounds, scroll down a bit!

    The inevitable had to happen sometime, I’m pretty careful with my work, but whilst modding a “tray rails” for the mobo tray, I kinda slipped and the new metal saw went right into my thumb :x !!!! obviously I cursed a lot :p according to my mother :p

    And what’s the “natural” response ;) ;) PIX !! :p
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    As long if i dont put any pressure on my thumb it doesn’t hurt ;) so ill just take it easy with my left hand ;)
    Right enough rotten.resetter.com ;)


    And I got working on some other PCB’s, I’ve made some HDD vu meter prints, here is the LED bar, it will contain 20 LED’s @ 3000 mcd :naughty:
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    And finished the first part of the baybus.
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  6. j`w0n

    j`w0n What's a Dremel?

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    Right through the fingernail, oh my YEEZUS that had to sting.

    Great work though.
     
  7. Gordy

    Gordy Evil Teddy

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    Looks great , I've been trying the brushing aluminium trick out over the last few weeks and the metal brush is the best , followed in a close second by wire wool.
     
  8. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    Once again, good work on the PCBs. Don't feel bad about the thumb, I was helping my Dad do some roofing work at his office, and a piece of corrugated tin decided to rip a hole through my thumb. It gashed me from the knuckle to the bottom. Hurt. Nice Eheim box, by the way. Cardboard makes a great modding station doesn't it?
     
  9. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Yea cardboard pwnz :naughty:, btw the box is a little hint of what im gonna mod next :p
     
  10. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    *Wonders what you could do with an Eheim to fit the rest of the project....
     
  11. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    The cube is getting a watercooling, obviously you’ll need a water pump, and since its part of the system I think it should be seen to.

    But the standard black/grey won’t do it :p
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    Time for some paint :D \o/
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    Check out the finish on that little part :) its the “feet” of the pump.
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    It took some layers of lacquer and spray paint, but the end result is über.
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    I would like to thank my sponsor http://www.ct-systemen.nl for the supplyed Eheim 1048 pump.
     
  12. Hephaistus

    Hephaistus What's a Dremel?

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    looks very nice. keep on going.

    Little question aren't you afraid some of the paint will stay inside and come in in your water or blok your pump from doing it's job.

    Btw how do you get people (shops) to sponsor you, do they and come and ask you or is it the other way around
     
  13. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    Do you have any links or books to recomend on "how to make youre own pcb's" ? I could need a couple of pcb's :)

    keep on the good work mate! :dremel:
     
  14. Xeno

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    Getting sponsored for case modding just rocks! :rock:
    Nice job and I like the case. :lol:

    ~Xeno~
     
  15. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Look closely, and note the masking tape :hehe:
     
  16. [t0rc]

    [t0rc] What's a Dremel?

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    First off, great job. I've been working on an aluminum case myself, and you just have to love the way the stuff looks. As for your thumb, well, ouch. Seems that your pretty good at painting too. :) Keep up the great work. By the way, where did you purchase the aluminum sheets from?
     
  17. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    I would firstly like to state that this is in NO way meant to be offensive. :D But I don't like it. Tbh I was hoping for something a little more elaborate. Why just the grey/silver paint? Why not something grander?
     
  18. [t0rc]

    [t0rc] What's a Dremel?

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    I cannot speak for The_Resetter, but personally I think that if it was more flashy, grandieur, whatever. It would detract your attention from the rest of the case, to the one oddball thing that stands out.
     
  19. Gedron

    Gedron What's a Dremel?

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    I'm loving your work. Can't wait to see how it comes out.

    :thumb: :thumb: [2 thumbs]
     
  20. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Well, i got some other pix @ my sleeve, also of the pump, she aint finished yet ;)
     

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