Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JejeLaPelle, 3 Jul 2017.
Thanks! At my return, big work will begin!
Good luck with that! when will you start?
Early october, got to mill one more acrylic piece before finishing the MB plate, and then, i'll be ready for bending!
Back to work, after some days in Greece!
So, we are going to talk about cool things, or things that cool, as you want.
Here they are :
Thanks EKWB, this is really awesome products!
Today i'll show you the blocks, and the work i've already done.
First, the monoblock for the Asus X370 hero/extreme
And on his MB :
Yet, i only return the EK badge, you can remove it like that :
WITH A BIG CUTTER IN DA FACE
Later, i'll replace (or modify, don't know yet) le "crosshair plate".
Now, the GPU WB, i teased a small thing before leaving, as you might guess, i replaced the metal plate from the block, with an acrylic sheet... Bwa, replaced everything that was not plexy for plexy.... execpt the block!
I'll have to do the "around the G1/4" piece again, i used old acrylic, and during flame polish, bubbles appears... So i'll use new acrylic, and plolish it by hand.
Small thing i did'nt mentioned yet... You see that the Vengeance RGB Ram are really awesome... BUT, there is something i like about it!, you can remove the top (with the little Corsair Logo) and so, change his direction. That is really usefull for plateform like X399 and X299!
What's next? Early next week, milling of the bottom acrylic plate, the cutting of aluminium sheet, bending right after, and so i'll have the skeleton of the case!
PS : Do i take pictures of the milling process?
Here is the milling of the new acrylic piece !
I would like to say that, the things i'm showing, are NOT AT ALL a tutorial, it's how i did, don't do that at home (for those who have a milling machine at home....)
First, i used a wooden plate, to not hit the table with the drill, i fixed the whole thing VERY CAREFULLY!
Seems i'm ready... the beast too!
Second step, make the exterior pass :
So you have a smooth surface, and the right size!
Then you make the 12mm holes, for G1/4 :
The coolant pass now, with a 10mm drills :
I'm using air to remove the chips!
Those pass are 10mm depth, but you don't do the 10mm in one time, here, i took 2mm by 2mm.
And to finish, the seal's groove.
After that i do holes for the screws...
And after some cuts in the aluminium, and a nice bend, you have :
Hope you like!
Next week, pictures of the case building!
Just a small update to post some pictures of the squeleton of the case.
Photos are really bad... sorry for that...
Even if it's ugly (i mean the photo quality), we can see the adaptator plate i've made for the DUAL DDC (to fit a 120mm fan), the brand's name, well placed in front of the acrylic plate.
You can also noticed the space beetween the two aluminium plate for cable management.
Late this week i'll show you the graphic card with the WB and the original backplate. I removed the leds from the stock cooler and i know how to fix them the block.
I'll also show you my PSU box, almost finished... It has been long, because of the color choice, but now, i've got it! And it's not black, neither white....
Here is the work on the graphic card!
This is the LED system from the original rad of the GPU :
Asus did a nice thing, because you only have two leds illuminating the rad, light is transmit by a kind of plastic tube.
I had to add lenght to the led cables, i also sleeved it, and here it is, under the block :
(so now, we can see the Asus logo on the chipset!)
I added a small plastic plate (painted in black) to maintain the led and hide a bit.
The other siden with original backplate, i only drilled some holes and used new screws (this BTR are not the definitive screws).
Now my PSU box!
I'm really happy with this color, because it takes well light and color as you can see on this picture :
So for RGB i think it will be perfect!
This grey (instead of black or white) choice was made mainly while seing the project CrystaliZed 570x by Daniel "twister" Bolognesi (if you don't know this mod, google it... so awesome!). I've just adapt the color for a nice match with black and white.
So what's next? Boring things for you mainly! I will have to do some holes for the lasts things (some cosmetics, some for the I/O panel, fix the reservoir ect...). Sand a lot and paint...
Interesting things will be :
-placement of feet and the lower plate (yes there is an other layer of aluminium!
-doing the I/O panel
-doing the last acrylic part (the top one)
When all of this will be done, it will be the best part! Tubing and testing!
This week was very intensive, i'll show you some of the things i've done!
First, i put the Lightning Node and the Fan led controller on a plate. This will be placed in the space for cable management :
I also fixed the reservoir to the main case panel :
You can see the little aluminium plate beetween the two part of the res, this will be to align.
You can see the purge valve (hole will be done under the valve to allow purging without moving it), and also the rad, with new M4 threads, small aluminium plate with black aluminium covering beetween fans.
And maybe also... the feet of the case (BTW there will be another aluminium plate under...)
In the back there is a kind of ... something... which look a bit like that, but less bended :
I will fix the RGB leds strips on those things, and the blocks with the hole will allow me to put them on spacer.
Last thing, i worked on the I/O panel.
I made an acrylic part, with holes for USB and On/Off
Add a bit more of aluminium :
And i tried how it will look with RGB lightning :
Next week, i will do my last acrylic piece, do more holes, more sanding, some 3d printing (the seals mainly) and sleeve (got fan to sleeve, and pump).
See you, thanks for reading!
I would like to thank bit-tech to put this workblog in the Case modding update of September!
Another good week, i moved forward more than i was expected!
I did my last piece of acrylic for the top, the back panel, and i'm currently working on the last part : the side panel.
I also sleeved pumps and fans, but here is the result of my work :
Back side now, the open space in the PSU box, where you can see cables, will be closed, it's just far easier to cable management like that!
Few words on the side panel i'm doing. It will be made of three parts, two aluminium, one acrylic. one aluminium for the bottom, bended, the other one to hide the rad and some of the screws. The remaning place will be covered by acrylic.
To fix the differents plates, i've done some spacers with a lathe :
Next week, i finish few things, try to print seals, and i'll be close to bend some tubes!
Hope you liked, thanks for reading!
On another forum, someone told me i do not show you the 3D printed seals (in filaflex) so here it is :
it looks a bit white, and it is really like that, but once it is in position and compressed, it's near to be transparent!
So i'm testing all the acrylic part, looking for leaks...
Here is my reservoir, without leak! (i only have one little leak, i have to wait a bit to retest, it should be OK)
So it seems that early next week, i will be able to begin tubbing!
This is getting pretty awesome. For milling the plexi by hand. I always screwed up when almost finished.
-And YES! Photograph machining when you are able.
During machining i had problems doing the acrylic piece for the graphic card (the one around the G1/4), i've done the part 4 times... and the last one is not finished (my first attempt was fine, but a bit "yellow" because i use old acrylic). And i was really close to ruin my botton res, because of one failed G1/4 tap... So you are not the only one!
For the milling process i won't take more photo... Because it's finished!!
But it was always the same thing, i was just quicker each time, and more precise.
Here is the pictures of the tubbing, done, but i'll change a lot of them, i'm not happy with the result, most of the tubes have small imperfections.
I've also modified one of the 1080ti Strix to put it just above the motherboard I/O panel (in exhaust) :
Leak test this week.
OMG OMG OMG
Just one of the led strip is placed (the front one), the other need to be glue.
I'm really happy with the lightning of Strix! This is something easy to do, and it's really nice looking!
No leak (well... a really small one... but i will tight a bit more the screw and it will be fine)
Sorry for the bad pictures, was too excited!!
Sanding and painting done!
But first, i add a little hole on the back panel :
Now, I'm building the case again, but this time with all lightning, and with good cable management.
You can see the case color better on this one :
Nah, i'm kidding, you'll see that later!
For cable management i'll use tie and those things :
During this week i printed guide for bending tubes :
But it is not working well, i need to change a bit the design.
After that, i did new logo batch :
You can see Primochill logo, maybe maybe... (And yes there is Asus, even if they don't answer me YET...)
The case will be fully build this week, i'll need coolant to continue. But we are close to the end!
vraiment impressionnant , j'adore le look "machine infernale" de ta tour et ton travail d'usinage est super, et même si je n'aime pas l'effet multicolore du RGB (c'est la mode je sait), un grand bravo pour cette réalisation
Merci beaucoup (je vais répondre en anglais pour coller au forum).
So thanks a lot, i know lightning looks like Acid Unicorm trip, but i don't work yet on the lightning, and i've no control on it on pictures i took.
This step will come with the windows installation, and will be a big part of the project, as i want a lot of differents lightning modes.
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