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Scratch Build – In Progress Puddidium235 - 5-6-22- Pics are down again :(

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 13 Nov 2019.

  1. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    lol I bet all that plastic powder was fun to clean up! geez thats alot of sanding, good job its not aluminium or steel lol
     
  2. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    Where do you up with these ideas and designs seriously on a different level :rock::rock::rock::rock:
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks! :D
    @riekmaharg2 - I was really aggressive on the sander and most of the material came off in melty chunks. The dust magically all went in my hair. As for the mill mess... Yeah, I need to sweep someday. :lol:
    @Defyant Mods - I've done a lot of 3d doodling based on various themes. One session that influenced this was a set of layouts trying to copy brutalism architecture. Another was a radial/barrel session. I also wanted to really over-complicate the loop, soo... :lol:
    -This was the end result of about 20 rough designs. It's still getting revised as I go, which is why I keep screwing up.
     
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  4. 4LIEN

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    Now that the parts are coming together i can understand the shape and design of this project! Really fascinating!
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :D
     
  6. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    An over-complicated loop back in my days was curling your water tubes :p
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ug. Ion Cube started running iffy. The Zoo's image hosting died. Now I've gone and killed the IronTurnip. It's weird how stuff waits to die when there's massive shortages and inflation.

    Edit: NVM. :lol: I forgot how finicky Turnip is. I unplugged it for two days and it magically boots again.
     
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  8. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    The worlds gone nuts! nooo not the turnip!

    I actually took hypercase out for a air blastin the other day.... i wonder how many of us actually use the mods we build :)

    If only this was a printer modding forum ....argf ! i need to find a new home :)
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I plugged it back in after remembering it refusing to post or even power the perifs before. It's the princess of the rig collection. You have to treat it perfect or it plays dead. I currently have the enclosure in a million pieces making more airflow and getting rid of the hot glue. -Apparently that stuff vents benzene if you expose it to gaming temperatures.

    You could get away with a printer mod log here. :D The more info getting dumped on Bit, the better.
     
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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oof! I come back and the Zoo's image server is gone, again... I think it's fair to say the ModZoo is dead. The spam bots can't even get in to post anymore. I've been away from this project for a long time too. I noticed a few pics on the camera and thought I should post them...
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    -What is this? Oh! Early on I designed the reservoir to have one tab on each of the gear-stuff mounts line up... Only I forgot that when I got to fusing the res tube together. BRILLIANT! :duh: So at some point I counted how many screw holes were in the offset, and designed a new top hub.
    -Cut a new one with the original cad...
    -and then cut another with the new, correct cad. BRILLIANT!
    I mean, have you ever felt so dumb you can still remember it 6 months later?
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    -I polished up the motherboard risers at some point. -Wait, did I even have these made last time I was here?
    Don't mind that flat spot, It needed to be sanded down even more to clear the radiator ports.
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    -There were a few other clearance problems that came up. I suspect I drew this up with 12mm ports instead of 16mm. (I just took a time machine to the previous page and can confirm I did, and even told you already.)
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    -Oh... I probably should have ground a notch in the top one too. :worried: I'll get to it some day. What's the next available holiday?

    -Insert MNPCTECH logo here-
     
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  11. Defyant Mods

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    Sad to hear .. another one bites the dust :sad: But good to see an update ::thumb:
     
  12. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle Minimodder

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    Looks really good Cheapskate; that distribution plate looks fantastic! How much work is left to complete it?
     
  13. Cheapskate

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    Thanks, guys. :D
    @Monkey Puzzle - I still have the fan box, The bottom of the res + distro assembly, and some kind of monolithic CPU waterblock. -And probably some mods to the GPU waterblock to make everything fit.

    Although before that I have the fence from hell to rebuild. :lol: The last post I removed took 3 days to get out. It had 2 pine trees grow around it. I had to pulverize waterlogged cedar nested in tree roots.
     
  14. dan297

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    I sincerely hope you have not purchased any hardware yet...it will be 2 or 3 gens outdated by the time your done :eeek::grin:
    Build is coming along nicely though :thumb:
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @dan297 - Thanks. :D
    At this point, I'd rather have a good windows 7 rig. My systems work great right up to the moment -someone- decides the drivers need to be deleted.
    -Or when they decide the .net framework all my software is based on is "end of life." I need to look into how to roll that back... without 10 getting online and making my work rig sicker.
     

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