Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 19 Oct 2004.
I am thinking about chrome plating that PSU plate instead of painting it..We will see..
Very cool. Does it really GLOW like that or is it how the camera takes it in? I've seen UV green before but that's just crazy, a little micro-Chernobyl if I've ever seen one.
Managed to watch SG tonite too, what a strange movie... I think I'd need to watch it again to really get it, I was half-asleep as I spent my morning building a bridge (!) and then my afternoon at work. I think I'll have to send you a Soylent Green Is People shirt from thinkgeek
The pictures are accurate...The green UV glows like "crazy"...Like nothing I have seen..It's great stuff.
Chuck Heston was on a role in the late 1960's (early 1970's)
Planet of the Apes
also Touch of Evil (1958)..A true classic..
No offence, I but am I the only one who doesn't like the neon green?
to me it looks like if the green is too light and not "deep" enough.
none the less the paint job is great, and I LOVE Black Narcissus
None taken..It does not suprise me that you don't like both Soylent Green and Black Narcissus. The two projects are very different (although there is a family resemblance)..SG is a more "in your face project"..As for the green UV acrylic, it shows-up in the pictures a little lighter than in real life. this picture is close to accurate:
or this one, a part I am still working on:
I think I shot these pictures with "bounce" (indirect) flash (with a Canon EX580 Speedlite) I will shot more of the like next time..You have a valid point..
Aren't you worried about the PSU overheating?
My plan is to drill a series of holes in the acrylic:
The PSU will draw it's air from outside the case (cooler air)..It should be OK..It's a large (120mm) fan..perhaps some holes in the sides of the acrylic cover as well..We will see.
New Aqua-Computer Gear
I just purchased some new Aqua-Computer gear for the project. Namely:
If all goes well, the Shark should get me this stuff before the Christmas Holiday. I will post some "proper" pictures and more details in a few days.
It's a wonderful life:
very nice new parts to go with that project, the final product will be awsome!!! very nice work!!!
New Aqua-Computer Gear
Santa brought me a nice big box of new Aqua-Computer stuff for the project.
A solid unit. It will be used to comtrol the lighting for the case (LEDs and CC).
Eight 12V channels and I plan on making use of all of them! The Stainless front panel will get painted black and then covered with green UV acrylic before it makes it's way into the case. The MultiSwitch can "stand-alone" via USB or interface with a AC Aquaero VFD (which is what I will be doing)..The MultiSwitch "kit" includes a USB cable, CD with the AquaSuite software and a manual...IN GERMAN ONLY...
Not very helpful to me!! I have looked high/low, it seems no English version exists.. I guess I am on my own.
TubeMeter: (H20 level sensor)
Another "stand-alone" USB device or with the (pictured) AquaBus cable, interface with the AC Aquaero/Multiswitch and there AquaSuite software giving you options to inform you of your "low-H20" level (aka flashing LED)..
BUT, once again, just Babel-Fishing
Instructions are a single sheet of paper
IN GERMAN ONLY......
A bigger problem is the fact that I am using an Innovatek FoM reservoir which is threaded for G1/4 and the AC Tubemeter is G1/8 (all things aqua-computer are G1/8 except there EVO-radiators)..
I need to source a reducer/adaptor to make the TubeMeter work..Or replace the Innovatek (I want to use the TubeMeter)..Not the end of the world, I have a Aqua-Computer AquaTube on-hand and it should fit the existing "reservoir-hole" in the acrylic top plate..IF not I will "makeITso"...
Last but not least..Perhaps my favorite new AC unit, the RamPlex (pictured with some "mock-up" mushkin memory....
BEfore you say "you don't need to H20 memory"...I agree 100%..Infact there is not much H20 making it's way through this block. That H20 channel is perhaps 3-4mm deep, then that cooling-affect is "sent" to the heatspreader plates..I would not think the RamPlex could reduce RAM temps by more that a degree or two..
THAT BEING SAID, IT IS A SEXY-LOOKING PIECE OF GEAR... I LOVE IT..
No instructions PERIOD with this unit...Bolts, H20 block and heatspreader plates shipped in bubble-rap.
BUT, It seems pretty straight-forward:
configure the heatspreaders to meet the requirements of your MB.
Then some frag-tape, and stick your sticks of memory in:
Man, that is SEXY:
I love IT..
Ah, I'm so jealous. I've no idea where my incoming gear is right now, probably in a customs office or something. I still can't quite figure out the idea of the multiswitch... are those buttons on the bottom row that you can program to go with each channel? Anyways, it should be fun playing with that stuff over the break, best of luck with it I should be getting an upgrade or two this Xmas, namely making the move to two gigs (of pc4000, and at two thirds the cost of what I paid for my then-top-of-the-line 1gb pc4000 kit).. maybe I'll need to watercool it Unfortunately FrozenFire is just playing "the waiting game" right now (I took your ideas of more stainless steel to heart ), so do inspire me with your new goodies.
new pretty parts
man that stuff looks great!!! can't wait to see it in use... keep up the great work..............
I have not had the time to babel-fish the Multiswitch manual yet, but you might want to check out AC's demo video:
very nice mod. maybe if u want, u could use some light effects ? or smt. like that
The "last-post" picture is not this project, but instead a stock Aqua-Computer photo..(for the multiswitch demo)
This machine will have more light's than you could shake a stick at..
Green LED and UV cold cathode..
I need feedback on a motherboard (which I need to move forward)..Options:
ASUS (I am a Asus-Man)
A8R-MVP (only one ATI X850 @ this point in time)
Soylent "Green" ey? Well how bout' an Epox motherboard, and a 7800GT/X graphicscard, as the both are green?
I'd say the A8V-Deluxe with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150124 green monster.
That graphics card is the most cost effective one out there for 7800gt features, and it looks cool and proves you can mod the color of graphics card plugs
I already have a custom painted Aqua-Computer AquagrATI X800/850 h20 block, so Nvidia is not an option..
I would go with the A8R-MVP if you think you might want to add a master card someday and try out crossfire.
However I must point out that out of those boards you listed that is the one I know least about. Several of my friends on the other hand have the Deluxe and love it, but they both have Nvidia SLI setups. The only thing they complain about is the voltage on the mem won't go high enough. I think it is limited too 2.8v.
My 2 cents.
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