Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZeroHerO, 21 Apr 2005.
if it's ain't broke you finally fixed it
a little progress
I found a window of time where I could finish the Chipset block, and mount the PSU.
I tried a newshape for the Chip Block, I tried like the CPU block, to keep an easy flow, a hight Cobber/watercontackt surface, and a small block.
And finally i cut a hole for the PSU, and made abracket for it to rest on.
A rearview look
And I have decidet to do another sanding and polish og the CPU block.
To come next week, Final plating and GFX waterblock work.
Super nice mounting of the chipset .. well done me like
Cpu block repolished
I found another ½ hour today, and decidet to repolish the CPU block (the damaged block) and I managed to get a decent finish on it, so I might just keep it anyway.
NOTE: The fitting are not the ones to be used, they are just there so the clear coat won´t get into the blocks
The cpu and Chip block, I think i´m in the clear, with the finish
thats it fortoday.
Very nice and clean work.
One question: What will this rig be used for? I mean... 8 SATA drives?! GeForce6600GT ?! Gaming? Storage? Download? Movies?
Why are you using a nickle plated barb and a nylon barb on the CPU block? i love the chipset block!
edit: RE-read it, and sorry
keep up the awesome work
Frodo, the fittings are just there so the ClearCoat won´t get into the block
aon`aTv.gsus666, I will run my 4 80Gb sata disks and one big RAID0, to get fastload times, the last 4 160Gb disks will be run as 2 times Raid1 giving me 2 times 160Gb storage for a lot of digital photos and videoclips. So yes it´s for gaming and storage
I testet the waterblocksfor leaks today, and I found one,small drops came out from the corner of the chipblock
So I sandet he clearcoatof and resolderd the block and did arepolish after that, when I testet the block again this times there was no leaks.
So I mountet the fittings, and monted the block on the motherboard.
And I have paintet the Eheim pump white, think I want to paint a red "DANGER - high presure" on it
So now I just need to finish the new GFX-block, and the sides for the case itself.
Hi again, I did a little more fidling today, and madethe first two holes to the cabletunnel.
Cabletunnel ismaybe a big word, I have made a double buttomplate so i can hide the cables.
But right now I can´t decide what color the case will be.
1. I´m gonna give the case i White powdercoat.
2. I´m gonna polish the aloyplates,(chromelookalike)
please give me your thoughts on the color.
mat black like black lian li's
i would say gonna give the case i White powdercoat.
Another small update, things are starting to take shape
So I found a little time to mod again.
I´m trying to mount the first four harddisks today, and if possible the radiator,pump and reservoir.
But I´m eating Lunch right now, an uploaded the diskmount
Should go well with the two 120 titan fans
Hopefully the watersystem is mountet in a few hours
very great work!
i love the home made blocks!
WHy are you using RAID 0 + 1?
RAID 5 is just as fast, and gives you a storage efficency of something like 75%, with redundancy, you have the three disk minimum.
With RAID 0+1 you get 160Gb with RAID 5 you would get 240 Gb.
I think it's just two seperate raid1 arrays, and if I had to guess it's beause the controller doesn't support RAID5 (it's far less supported than 1 and 0, although becoming more popular)
Nice work... that's a ton of storage! Better hope one of those 80GB drives doesn't go down though, or else you'll have some serious problems.
55# that would be ideal, but first of all, my raidkontrolers don´t support raid5. Second of all, i like the way, that 1 raid 0 and 2 raid 1, gives me flexibility. My plan is (4x 80Gb in raid0 for the OS and games etc., 2 times 2x160Gb in raid 1 for pictures, videoclips and my Ghostimage) My ghostimage in one with a clean installment and one complete with games and all ,for fast recovery.
And I think 8 disks looks awsome .
But thatnksfor you thoughs, I might look for a kontroler that supports raid5 at somepoint.
Thx for the commenst ppl
sincerely ZeroHerO the Battlefield series rules
i think 2x raid 5 with 4 discs for each. Total 8 discs. the best configuration is 4 wd raptor for windows, programs and your favorit games. and 4 other for picture files and movies and other stuff.
So I got a few more hours of dremling done today, so now the diskmount,reservoir and radiator has been mountet. (temporary mounting screws, still not final)
HD, DVD and SPU mountet. Andthe front has it´s first raw polish.
I have decided topolish the plates, andgo for the chromelook when I´m done building
temps, initial test runs
I have booted up the system, installed BF2 and played it for a few hours to see what the temps would be. (Also to play this game, wich is very fun )
The room temperature was 34 degrees
CPU full load 47~48 degrees C (fans on 3/4 power), iddle 44 degrees C
MB full Load 41 degrees C (fans on 3/4 power), Iddle 39 degrees C
GFX not measured.
The temps is from asus Probe 2, and the room temp from a ordinary thermometer.
new pics soon
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