Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 22 Feb 2009.
Man really nice and shiny color
Thanks Editor22 and Nolimited.
To create the PCI frame I first used a peice of aluminium channel and a saw to create the main base of the frame:
I then used a tap and a screw to create a verticle support for the frame:
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:
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:
I then glued the LED controll board I made onto the inside of the case:
Heres what the case now looks like with all the LED's on:
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) :
The PCI extension cards also arrived today:
I like it very much.Comes along very nice.
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.
im really enjoying reading this log im very exited to see how it all turns out !
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 , 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!
Heres some pics of the finished connections panels:
I then peiced together all the computer components:
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:
Without overclocking I manage to get around 48 degrees C when the system is under stress:
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.
u should find a way to hide your cables, it would make it a lot nicer
This has turned out pretty well, congratulations.
That radiator seems to work very well. Overall look is good too.
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.
Heres some final pictures:
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!
Thanks Burnout21, also you can take keyboards apart very easily to clean the inside.
very very nice
Any more pics?
This has turned out very well, you should be proud of yourself.
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!
Really nice! 48 is pretty good. how are those noise levels?
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