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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Sumerian Cry (26/04/2013) UPDATE

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by g1lgamesh, 12 Dec 2011.

  1. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Hello everyone this is my first post here.

    SPONSORS OF THIS BUILD

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    and MSI (sponsored the second motherboard)

    This project is in part inspired by one of my deep passions and interests, that is ancient sumerian language, history and culture.Twenty years ago I was fortunate enough to learn Sumerian Cuneiform and this project log was born from this.

    The whole build is that I am looking for something different, a little more mature than the usual game-or warefare build

    I had an old mountain mods ascension Duality case (yes i know, no wire management facilities here :(:()

    Motherboard tray One

    MSI Big bang Xpower X58
    12 gigs OF GEIL EVO ram
    MSI GTX 570 (main card)
    MSI GTX 285 just for physix
    OCZ 128 GIG REVO drive
    OCZ 60gig agility two SSD Drive
    Crucial SATA 3 SSD
    CORE I7 950 CPU

    MOTHERBOARD Tray TWO

    MSI X58 Big Bang Xpower
    SIX gig of CORSAIR DOMINATOR gt
    core I7 920
    (GPU not purchased yet)

    PSU ANTEC QUATROO 1200W
    PSU TAGAN BZ PIPEROCK BZ PSU

    Cooling:

    LOOP1 CPU LOOP

    XPSC RASA cpu block (Chrome)
    Black Ice SR1 420MM
    3X 140MM ALPHREON fans
    XSPC 1/2" ID Tubing
    enzotech chrome 1/2" id compression fittings
    LIANG DDC Ultra pump
    XSPC LIANG DUAL LIANG BAY RES
    3x 140mm alphreon fans


    LOOP2 GPU 1 GTX 570
    XSPC bay res as above
    XSPC RAZOR GTX 580 gpu block
    LIANG DDC PUMP
    1/2" ID tubing
    1/2" ID ENZOTECH Compression Fittings (chrome)
    xpsc rx 360mm RADIATOR COOLED by the NEW (wc dedicated) NOCTuA NF-F12 120mm fans x3
    note eventually a second 570 will go here on sli


    LOOP 3
    XSPC LIANG DUAL BAY RES (to water cool the dedicated physix card)
    LIANG DDC PUMP
    ek gtx 285 WATER BLOCK
    1/2" ID compression Fittings (enzotech chrome)
    BLACK ICE SR1 280MM radiator with two ALPHERON 140MM fans


    PLANNED LOOP FOUR for second motherboard

    LIANG DDC pump (i have)
    FrozenqMODS cylinder res (the light up green helix one) changing this for a blue one hopefully)
    1/21 ID tubing
    Compression fittings (chrome)

    Next I am not happy with the standard side panels from mountain mods, so I thought I would so my own. Given the measurements of the previous stock panels, I decided to do my own!

    Now I am aiming for a more mature mod, then the usual game themed case this time and Since my interest is ancient sumerian cuneiform I based the panels upon this idea.

    I am using Acrylic at 5mm thick and the colour of 901 neutral grey. The main panel will have my online handle 'gilgamesh' the second will have my sponsor of specialtech whom sponsored the water block and gave me a discount on the fans and fittings.


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    The Cuneiform translates as 'Gilgamesh Passion for high end water cooling'
    Bare in mind this is the first proven written language

    Also to further promote quality I have NOT opted for cheap laser etching or for even cheaper vynil but rather for a FULL CNC engraving onto the acrylic

    The above shows my design for the side panels.

    In addition I was not happy with the standard FLAME POLISH on the edges
    Instead I used a diamond sanding machine (shown later) to polish the edges until it looks like glass.

    note the Engraving was completed at AQUA plastics in castleford www.aquaplastics.co.uk
     
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  2. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Next I didnt like the standard panels from Mountain mods as they are pretty rubbish to be honest in my opinion. So I thought it would be best if I made my own.

    One panel (the main one has my online handle) the other has the SPECIALTECH logo

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  3. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Right it seems the panels have been completed, here are the initial photos that
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    Sorry for the poor quality images but dont worry Ill photo them when they come back

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  4. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Major Update!

    ANOTHER major update those side panels again but in a much better resolution and a closeup of the engraving..

    Apologies for my greasy finger marks on the acrylic lol, will polish off when it comes to assembly

    FIRST UP THE SPECIALTECH PANEL with its Logo



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    Next up the Cuneiform Side panel section

    Remember this stands for 'Gilgamesh Passion for High-End Water Cooling'

    TO transliterate the cuneiform into phonetical sounds it would be as follows:

    arhuš a-nir an-zag ba šà-šed

    (the latter word literally means to 'COOL DOWN ' rather than cooling)

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    Please bare in mind that the engraving goes 1mm into the acrylic itself.

    The cuneiform panel was on the CNC machine for 90 mins alone= total cost of these two panels= £150 including two PSU hole covers (shown later)
     
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  5. haggisathome

    haggisathome What's a Dremel?

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    hi g1lgamesh

    subbed on this one , i want to see what you can do and your concept looks interesting . also nice to see you here :naughty::dremel:
     
  6. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    cheers bud i posted two other posts on this last night and they havent been allowed on yet:(
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Nice work g1lgamesh, but emailing me demanding your posts be approved isn't the best way to win my love. :p
     
  8. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Sorry mate I politely asked buddy
     
  9. bugeye

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    Is this the same build as your project log on overclockers.co.uk ? Very impressive if it is :)
     
  10. g1lgamesh

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    I didnt finish it on there done a heck of a lot of work since then bud
     
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  11. g1lgamesh

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    ACRYLIC FEET Manufacture

    As standard on Mountain Mods cases they come equipped with castor wheels. Personally I am a little fed up with this as after all it is a computer case NOT a luggage trolley! However I thought of doing my own acrylic feet.

    Now acrylic feet are nothing by the way of unusual, however when I saw the standard acrylic ones used by certain manufacturers, I simply decided that they were not up to my high standards so I thought that I would do my own.

    So in this mm build USE our own customised feet as I said it reflects the quality
    Note these feet are able to have LED'S installed and will be used on this MM build so the case looks like its floating.

    Anyway enough of the hot air!
    I went to my favourite Acrylic company:

    AQUA PLASTICS in Castleford

    www.aquaplastics.co.uk


    First few shots of the factory where they are made (these are low quality as I did not have my DSLR with me)

    First of all stacks of Acrylic

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    The CNC cutting machine and engraver

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    Feet being cut out

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    The acrylic then is taken to have FIVE holes drilled though, FOUR for the m4 mounting screws the fifth hole in the centre 5mm being the one that houses the LED!

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    THEN.....................

    SPECIAL NOTE

    Most Acrylic is only FLAME polished, IE Cut with a laser and then a flame ran over to smooth and melt some of the sharp edges. THIS is your everyday RUN of the MILL CASE MOD!

    NOT SO HERE
    These acrylic feet need to reflect that of this build. So before the flame polish we put them in a DIAMOND SANDER!

    This machine uses a naturally occurring diamond to REALLY POLISH that acrylic!

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    SO first up HERE IS your EVERYDAY acrylic feet that you get from a certain USA case manufacturer!

    Yes it looks nice but LOOK at the ridges?

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    Now look at my THICKER,TOUGHER and higher quality acrylic with its Diamond sanding.
    (these will be used in this build)

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    The Slight blemish is only dust particles as it has been in my room for a while :D
    Next we have them side by side

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    I know which one Id RATHER USE!

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    Note my acrylic feet in the photo show only four holes not five due to it being a prototype 1 foot !

    PT 2 is exactly the same in quality just has an extra hole in the centre which travels half-way through the foot for the LED

    NEXT UP an LED in those customised acrylic feet!
     
  12. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Testing the acrylic feet

    Prototype 2 Acrylic feet testing

    Testing the new Acylic feet!

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    First up a BIG THANK YOU to Aqua plastics on this one.
    I gave them ONE HOURS notice to get these done and dispite being busy with other work they came through.

    At the end they said they were NOT happy with the final product as it was rushed and the finish is not as good as PT one as they didnt have the time to do it!

    As you can agree their RUSH JOB is better than most peoples hard work!

    Thanks Dean at Aqua plastics in Castleford for doing this for me!

    Note this is the same company that produced the side panels and its etching!
     
  13. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    In this photo a full reel of XSPC 1/2" ID UV CLear Blue tubing

    another full reel of 1/2 ID BLACK tubing

    I always buy spare for future builds/mods

    five x 140mm Alpenfohn fans

    these fans are great as they are the only OPEN cornered 140mm fans I have ever seen! plus they look good.

    Bitfenix 24 pin PSU extender



    very impressed with the quality of these cables btw

    Bit fenix x2 Blue/black 8 PIN EPS extender x2


    Lamptron Silver FC3 fan controller Controller


    more to be added and updated later today

    four lamptrons switches (the fourth silver modek is due to arrive)

    2 black 2 silver note: the black are for another project.


    four lamptron switch cables



    Still to arrive in this section

    The Lovely XSPC RASA CHROME CPU Block

    16 x ENZO TECH CHROME Plated compression barbs!

    1x XSPC GTX 580 Water block

    These are the products that I have reused from a last build

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    (note the attached rad barbs will not be re-used for this project)

    Left Radiator

    XSPC RX360


    thE RADIATOR ON THE RIGHT IS A BLACKICE SR 280MM

    I WANTED A THERMOCHILL PA140.3 Bit I could not afford it so I am having to use for the first time the

    Black ICe SR1 420MM


    2X xspc DUAL LAING BAY RES

    Four liang ddc ultra pumps

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  14. g1lgamesh

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    Update Prepping the radiators

    There is nothing much I can really do until the case comes back from the powder coaters.

    SO let us prep those radiators for the new build.

    When either using new radiator's allways FLUSH out the FLUX residue before use.

    In my case these radiators were used befor4e, so we need to flush out the old coolant.

    A few years back people would have employed white wine vinegar to do a thorough flushout. However even after rinsing people would end up with tube dis-colouration, slight foaming in the fliud etc. To get behind this vinegar is an acidic solution used to strip a very fine layer of impurities from inside your radiator. However the vinegar MUST BE NEUTRALISED into a balanced PH, one can do this by using a Bi-carbonate of soda (baking powder) in a hot solution. Case in point pour this over vinegar and the resultant bubbles is carbondioxide-the waste product of the neutralisation.

    After this process repeated flushing is used.

    All this is not needed these days... Simply repeated flushing with HOT TOP water can be used. SO long as the FINAL RINSE is with dionised or Distilled water!

    Next subject the fans

    Making use of the lights and the tent i just purchased to take photos, here are those wonderful fans:

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    one flushed out 280mm radiator

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    Fans Mounted

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    open cornered 140mm fans = WOHOOOO

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    Same with XSPC RX 360MM Radiator

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    Finally a few comments about those bit-fenix cables

    Now that I have held one in my hand and if it means anything to you, i can assure you that these products are of the HIGHEST quality. Indeed as Adrian said, the weave on the braiding is very dense!

    I have heard reports that some people say they can see the heatshrink used on the cables....

    Judging by the photos below we can assign that claim to the dust bin.

    Bit Fenix pushing against the frontiers!

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  15. g1lgamesh

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    MAJOR update Motherboard Arrived

    Right folks:

    YOU better put seat-belts on your eyes folks.... as im about to take them for a riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide of their lives!

    In has come my lovely MSI X58 Big Bang Xpower Motherboards

    1X purchased myself
    1X from MSI (cheers Scotti)

    Here are some photos I took of the board in question

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  16. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    cool looking motherboard, I still don't understand the two ethernet ports but meh!
    keep on moddin
     
  17. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    i dont use them to be honest im not much of a gamer.

    THe idea is that you use one for your internet connection and the other for connecting to a LAN so your ping doesnt increase as a result.
     
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  18. g1lgamesh

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    final large rad flushed and mounted

    Final Rad flushed and mounted

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    MAJOR POINT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN USING THESE FANS:


    Normally when using g open-cornered fans in radiator cooling , you simply use a FAN-RAD screw I.e. one side of the fan screws into the rad and the other side of the fan you have a screw/bolt that goes through fan-grill case and into fan. Easy and simple.

    Though these fans ARE open cornered allowing you do that, I don't think that system will work at all with this fan. This is due to the rubberised material of the fan housing, Normally for example with MM cases you use a 5mm Self -tapping screw which goes straight through grill case and fan but the 5mm self tapping screw will NOT BITE into the fan housing. So to all intents and purposes Treat THIS FAN AS CLOSED CORNERED AND USE ONE LONG BOLT to go through fan grill case-fan-and then into the radiator!
     
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  19. Luciel

    Luciel Needs more rust

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    hey mate, glad to see you finally got to post here, looking good so far, my only suggestion would be, buy a chepo 210-220 geforce for physics and use the 285 on the second mobo, seems lique quite a waste using it just for physics
     
  20. g1lgamesh

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    normally i would agree, but i dont want anything aircooled if i can help it.

    Not sure if there is a water block out for that.

    THe idea of this build is to be as extreme as I can possibly afford buddy.
     
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