Scratch Build – In Progress Project Tomson PC

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  1. tomsonx1983

    tomsonx1983 New Member

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    Some time ago I received a damaged by courier custom made case :)
    I was expecting whoa its here lets start a build
    But a couriers let me down

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    As u can expect I wasn't happy, only mad and fury
    Few calls to courier company, but as usually they didn't cover costs of damage
    regardless that insurance was paid
    So what can u do ?
    Repair it :)

    After hours of striping sanding down and bending affected areas


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    They was still imperfections like thinner edge in corners etc
    So I tried a aluminium welding rods


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    And that wasn't perfect way, on small chips or dings it was alright but due to hardness of weld
    Witch is higher than aluminium larger area wasn't acceptable because more of surrounding area
    was getting thinner again when file or sanding, and weld was piling away on edges
    So a high temp aluminium based putty did a job
    All repairs done, checked if everything fits as suppose to be corners perfect ready for powder coat


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    Few days after... powder coating done


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    So lets check how it looks like at these stage


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    So we can start putting hardware in :)


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    And lets bend some acrylic tubing


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    After a leak test...test run


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    As u can see we got mix of cooling parts of many brands and not to nice colour scheme....
    But thanks to EK Waterblocks and Noiseblocker who gave me a support to my build
    It will be full EK loop together with white NB Eloop Fans


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    Things to do next days strip it down
    Make a new sliding try to accommodate EK res
    Make sliding trays locks so they wont move if case be moved lifted or transported to avoid leaks
    And few more modifications like dust filter...
    And more :)
     
  2. tomsonx1983

    tomsonx1983 New Member

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    So small update on build :)

    Since 140mm eloops are thicker than usual fans
    And i wanted to use button head screws, m4 tap was helpfull :)

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    In meintime I received custom cables made to lenght
    About 1kg weight :D

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    So carry on with bending and assembly and tube bending

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    Leak test....Pass

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    White pastell.... Done

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    Cables in and test boot :D

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    So whats been done, loop redone to match all EKWB components, tubes went from 12mm to 16mm
    White eloops in place
    Custom cables in techflex

    Whats left
    I/O port cover
    Sli bridge cover
    Psu cover
    Lightning
     

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