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Project R2D2 PC (w/Phase Change Cooling)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 7 Aug 2005.

  1. LOTTARO

    LOTTARO What's a Dremel?

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    Wheres c3po? :D

    Great mod!
     
  2. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Today I tested the slot loaders. 3 of the 4 I have worked. R2 gets one, so there's two left. Those who PM'd me will get notified about securing their own. They are plain old CD drives, not CD-R or CD+R or DVD.

    I measured the width of a CD for the cut.

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    After I cut it out I tested the fit. PERFECT!

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    Here's 2 shots of the inside.

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    The HD cooler need fresh air so I made a vent on the exterior.

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    The pinstripping has been fixed. There is more to do on other places.

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    My next project is to create a shroud for the motherboard. It will ensure that one of the intake fans will be dedicated to providing cool air for the mobo.

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    I attached a duct to guide the cool air in.

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    And I set it in the case. It won't be attched inside till I get the system finished and working properly.

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  3. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    My 1 year old daughter loves R2 too.

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  4. chemo

    chemo True Jungle Brother

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    wow i wasnt expecting to be that big!

    nice work though mate.
     
  5. Bluefan

    Bluefan test 123

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    It's just a little kid :hehe: :D
     
  6. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Today I worked on the temp LCD for the Processor.

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    Here's it's new home.

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    Here's the temp in my basement.

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    Here's how not to install it upside down kiddies.

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    I cut out the area. What you can see is the front of the Vapochill.

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    And installed.

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  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I forgot this...

    I retested the LED's for R2's head.

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    Here's a zoom in of the smaller one.

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    And I've prepped to have the mobo mounted. I'm just waiting for one more thing to arrive. Another Gig of RAM! It'll be 2GB total.

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  8. simosaurus

    simosaurus What's a Dremel?

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    i came here to see some phase changing damnit!
     
  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    My new temp LCD has a female molex and all the molex ends from the PSU are female too. I needed to have a adapter that has two male molex connectors. I did not have one in stock so I made one. Using a female to male adapter, I added another male molex to it by soldering.

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    Next up is a question I'd like to ask of everyone. I have a clear drive bay cover that I'd like to add to R2 to act as a window, but not deflect from the "look" of R2. I painted it blue to match the exterior.

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    As you can see it's still see thru.

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    The question is where to put it if at all?

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  10. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Instead of the blue window, I still need to install my DVD drive. I could put it in one of the blue spots above with the face painted to match.

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    Also, my 2nd gig of memory arrived!

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  11. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    spangly!

    why 2 diff types of memory!?

    looks quite interesting :D cant wait to see it all running and vapochill'd
     
  12. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I couldn't find any Mushkin Level 1's to match.
     
  13. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    The motherboard is ready for installation.

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    Go figure, the Temp Sensor is about two inches short..... :(

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    Here's the inside so far. Go figure, I was in a hurry to see it with the video card in and now I'll have to take it out. I won't be able to reach under the Video card to install my PCI cards and screw them in unless I do.

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  14. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Here's the problem. My motherboard may not be compatible with the Vapochill. I have been doing test runs and some wiring modding to hopefully fix this problem without having to buy another mobo. Although I may HAVE to. The Vapochill does work and during the last use I got this:

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  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    looking pretty good so far, but there's one thing that's massively off-putting to this project - that bloody diamond mesh is so out of place that it's painful. You need to either get some modders mesh or some fine circular mesh on that pronto Cheesecake! Aside from that, it kicks ass! :D
     
  16. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I removed my PSU and motherboard so they could be tested without the Vapochill attached. My PSU ran fine.

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    But somewhere inbetween coming out of AF1 and going in to R2D2, my mobo is Dead. :(

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  17. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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  18. dastt

    dastt What's a Dremel?

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    i tihink the deluxe is your best bet if your going to o/c, you should look on xtremesystems forums, theres LOTS of custom volt mods for that board
     
  19. cysus

    cysus What's a Dremel?

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    The ASUS P4P800-E Dlx is not worth $117. If you going to get a socket 478 mobo over $100 it had better be a 875p based mobo, like the P4C800-E Deluxe. Between the two go for the gigabyte. If you going to O/C the get a 875p based board.
     
  20. RadeX

    RadeX What's a Dremel?

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    I've got the Gigabyte GA8IPE1000 and a P4 HT 2,4 @ 3,0 (box)
    can only say TAKE IT! ;]
     

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