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Scratch Build – In Progress Project - Silent fibreglass PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 22 Feb 2009.

  1. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Man really nice and shiny color :thumb:
     
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks Editor22 and Nolimited.
     
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    To create the PCI frame I first used a peice of aluminium channel and a saw to create the main base of the frame:

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    I then used a tap and a screw to create a verticle support for the frame:

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    The frame itself is mainly kept in place by pressure. The horizontal top part of the frame was carefully forced into the case then glued to prevent it from popping out.

    I then used another peice of channel and the rivet tool to create the frame for holding the PSU in place:

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    Once the PSU has been placed in the correct position the rivet acts as a hinge and the other end of the channel is levered down and hooked onto a rivet on the opposite end of the case:

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    I then glued the LED controll board I made onto the inside of the case:

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    Heres what the case now looks like with all the LED's on:

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    I've recorded a video of the LED's flashing, its pretty bad qaulity unfortunately but you can still see how it all works (select High quality) :

    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/8mF76AltmBxPh68BcM4oog?feat=directlink

    The PCI extension cards also arrived today:

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  4. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    I like it very much.Comes along very nice.
     
  5. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks Spyrious

    Some pics of the connections panels lit from behind are coming tomorrow, because I've run out of solder to connect the last LED's.
     
  6. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    im really enjoying reading this log im very exited to see how it all turns out !
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nice lighting! :clap:
     
  8. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    I've just fitted all the water blocks and bled the whole system and I've just found out the pump doesn't even work :grr:, so I'm going to have to send it back and get another. You would think they would test them before they send them out!
     
  9. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Heres some pics of the finished connections panels:

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    I then peiced together all the computer components:

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    I used a T connection on the hose as my method of bleeding the system. As the pump pushes the dilute coolant around the system the bubbles simply float into the tube at the top of the T connection.

    The new pump I bought today is an XSPS pump:

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    Without overclocking I manage to get around 48 degrees C when the system is under stress:

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    The image above is of the computer playing 2 HD videos at once. I also tryed supreme commander which got to around the same temp as the HD videos.

    Some final pictures of the whole complete case are coming tomorrow, as well as a noise description because all the bubbles aren't out the system yet.
     
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  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    This has turned out pretty well, congratulations.
     
  12. La carotte d l'o

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    That radiator seems to work very well. Overall look is good too.:thumb:
     
  13. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks The boy 4rm oz and La carotte d l'o.

    I dont think it would make much difference really, once the door is closed then you cant see the wires through the vent in the top.

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  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    :jawdrop:

    You hear of people joking about wreaking keyboards by spilling stuff on them due to seeing awesome stuff on this forum.

    Well no joke i just dropped half a mug of coffee all over my desk, and i am typing this whilst the towel ive got soaks up the coffee. Most annoyed by my self.

    I have got to say its not easy creating something that curved, so where it is rough around the PSU connector, i can honestly say i dont care, because the whole thing is awesome!
     
  15. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks Burnout21, also you can take keyboards apart very easily to clean the inside.
     
  16. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    very very nice :thumb:

    Any more pics?
     
  17. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    yes please!
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    This has turned out very well, you should be proud of yourself.
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Damn man.
    I just woke my roommate up when I cheered.
    I was so excited to be following this build (almost) since the beginning and now that it's done, there's a feeling of happiness I can't describe.
    And it's not even mine! :D
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  20. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Really nice! 48 is pretty good. how are those noise levels?
     

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