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Scratch Build – In Progress * r e f l e X i o n *

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Xion X2, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Looking gooooood!
    You personally made me log in for the first time so I could subscribe.
    Looking forward to your next update!
     
  2. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    Thanks, man. :)

    Thanks for the compliment and for your subscription, TotalGaos! I'll try to have another update soon. :thumb:
     
  3. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    Some teasers for the next update as I know it's taking a while.

    The art of polishing Lexan to transparency. No ugly saw marks or scratches. This was accomplished without a torch. Hand-sanded. (Please ignore the masking tape as it's there to protect the facing until it's installed in the case.)

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    And the first glimpse into how the Zero-G Chamber will fit behind the side panel. The mirror backing was removed for this shot as I was going over the galaxy cut with a fine grit to smoothen it some.

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    The floating drives will be in view through the galaxy image as the mirror becomes transparent when lit from behind. ;)

    Next update should be on Saturday / Sunday and will involve *crossing fingers* a finished Zero-G Chamber that's ready for paint. If all goes well, I presume this will be the last and final revision to it. ;)

    I am, however, waiting on a certain part to come in that is needed, so if it doesn't get here tomorrow (I expect that it will) then it may be early next week before it's finished.
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Seriously awesome work on the Lexan edge, I couldn't see it at first lol.
     
  5. TWeaK

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    I like the sound of that!! :D Can't wait for the update man
     
  6. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    Thank you guys. :)

    I'm headed out for a short bike ride this morning and then over to my shop for a full day of modding. Wish me luck! I'll try to post another update soon.
     
  7. bobisgod

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    Xion, what machine did you use to cut groves in the plexi. Also what are the tubes in between your fittings on the motherboard?
     
  8. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    I've been waiting to see someone do this.
     
  9. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    Hi, bob. To cut the dovetails I used a dovetail jig and a router with a matching template guide. Makes the job a lot easier. You just have to be careful with your measurements.

    Me too which is why I'm attempting it. :D :cooldude:
     
  10. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    Stunning workmanship & photography. Love this build!
     
  11. bobisgod

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    Where did you get these metal tubes in between the fittings? they look super sexy
     
  12. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Man I've just re-read the whole log and I just really dig the pictures you take, compliments on that!

    Also I have a question, probably pretty dumb, but I couldn't figure out the water flow in those two graphic cards. I see intake in the first, and an outlet on the second, but there are two tubes in between. How does the water go from the first to the second card?
     
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  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Parallel flow. It halves the flow between the cards. SUpposed to give better temps because the water is moving slower and therefore has more time to transfer heat from the blocks.
     
  14. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Ahh, didn't think of that. Thanks!
     
  15. matt...

    matt... Slacker

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    Am loving this build :)
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I can't remember if I've said this before, but this build gets better and better, and your photography of the (extremely sexy) hardware that's going into it is jaw droppingly beautiful. I have a couple of questions regarding your blocks - What are the CPU and RAM blocks that you're using? I thought you were getting sponsored by EKWB but assume that fell through as you're using DD ones now? I'm looking for a suitable 1366 block for my next build and really like how yours looks :)
     
  17. bobisgod

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    :S wait so how does the water get out when its parallel flow
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    It hits the first block, splits up, and then exits the second block. Think of the two blocks as one single unit.
     
  19. bobisgod

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    Wait, so there are 3 fittings on the blocks? 2 to share the water and 1 for either in/out?
     
  20. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Yeah i guess, the two pipes in between the blocks, and those 45 fittings on top (and bottom).
     

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