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Project: Square, practical and watercooled (35% done)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZeroHerO, 21 Apr 2005.

  1. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    looking good:)

    Lovely waterblocks.
     
  2. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    if it's ain't broke you finally fixed it
     
  3. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    a little progress

    Hi ppl,
    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.

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    And finally i cut a hole for the PSU, and made abracket for it to rest on.
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    A rearview look

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    And I have decidet to do another sanding and polish og the CPU block.

    To come next week, Final plating and GFX waterblock work.

    ZeroHerO
     
  4. pc-modd.dk

    pc-modd.dk What's a Dremel?

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    Super nice mounting of the chipset .. well done me like :)
     
  5. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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 :cooldude:

    The cpu and Chip block, I think i´m in the clear, with the finish :thumb:

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    thats it fortoday.

    ZeroHerO
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Very nice and clean work.
    One question: What will this rig be used for? I mean... 8 SATA drives?! GeForce6600GT ?! :eyebrow: Gaming? Storage? Download? Movies?
     
  7. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    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 :D

    keep up the awesome work
     
  8. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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

    Sincerely ZeroHerO
     
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  9. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    I testet the waterblocksfor leaks today, and I found one,small drops came out from the corner of the chipblock :eyebrow:

    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.

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    And I have paintet the Eheim pump white, think I want to paint a red "DANGER - high presure" on it :hip:

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    So now I just need to finish the new GFX-block, and the sides for the case itself.

    ZeoHerO
     
  10. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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.

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    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.

    sincerely ZeroHerO
     
  11. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    mat black like black lian li's
     
  12. KAMIKAZE-FREAK

    KAMIKAZE-FREAK What's a Dremel?

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    i would say gonna give the case i White powdercoat.
     
  13. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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 :)

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    Should go well with the two 120 titan fans

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    Hopefully the watersystem is mountet in a few hours

    ZeroHerO
     
  14. arkadur

    arkadur What's a Dremel?

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    WOW!!
    very great work!
    i love the home made blocks!
     
  15. Wolfe

    Wolfe What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    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.
     
  17. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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 :D .

    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
     
  18. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    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.
     
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  19. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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)

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    Motherboard mountet

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    The front

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    The rear

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    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 :dremel:

    ZeroHerO
     
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  20. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO What's a Dremel?

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    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 :naughty: )

    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 :)

    Cincerely ZeroHerO
     

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