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Scratch Build – In Progress Temporary name: Bloo Balls --6-29-'11 Bloo 2.0 refit COMPLETED page 47

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 3 Jun 2007.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks!:D
    @Bulldogjeff - I don't think 5 1/4 would be much to brag about either.:hehe:
    @Remmes - It's the plexi glue. I can understand the clouding in this situation, but the crazing only happens to this one batch of 1/8 clear. I re-did it today and still got a lot of crazing, but it's sealed.:thumb:
    @Gnu - I have not used it yet. I have to set up in the garage to do it, and there's a 104F heat index this week.
     
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    At least 5,1/4 would be a HARD drive not a floppy...This is just going to degenerate now isn't it...lol I'll leave it at that:D
     
  3. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    If you take it out on the streets would it be a FLASH drive?? :naughty:

    This was around way before i joined BT so glad its been bumped but shame about the amount of work needed. As always looking awesome though :thumb:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Most of the work is worth it.
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    -'cept the stuff I forget to flip before cutting. I was polishing away at the pump when I noticed it was backwards.:duh: I'm getting slow in the head. Part of the radiator cover needed to be re-cut too.
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    -I knocked a new top core out.
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    -I chopped out an army of clamp parts too.
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    -The most WTF res ever is all glued. I'm sanding the outside now.
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    -The nice thing about this setup is that it's self-leak testing. I filled it with water and sealed it with the expansion bottle squished. It didn't un-squish overnight, so it's watertight.

    Crazy stuff brought to you by DangerDen.
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  5. Fabou

    Fabou New Member

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    I don't know if that res is full of win or full of madness but it is impressive.
     
  6. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    MADNESS!!!:lol:
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    SPARTA!
     
  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    PATRICK!

    ;)
     
  9. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    You're definately not afraid of using colours, eh?
    Yeah, I did it - I subbed. You happy now?
     
  10. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    It's looking like a crazy chemistry lab.
    I'm looking forward for updates here and on GG.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks, everyone.:D
    @Nutman - I am on both counts.
    @Fabou - How about a res made to fit a cluttered case? -Naw, I just wanted it to be obnoxious.:D
     
  12. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Judging on all the colors in this fantastic mod, I say Cheaps must be high when he's working on it:)
     
  13. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Lol but still a damn good job though
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Is that another bong joke?

    OK, last time I had a pile of clamp parts to put together...
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    -I used some of the ethylene binder I bought to make some bushings for that. These little washers go between the moving plexi parts.
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    -Then I riveted them together.
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    -I finished the pump up. I made a new bracket and already have it installed.
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    -I had to move everything to the garage for my first attempt at copper milling. 'scuse the mess...
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    -First I cut out the AM3 base with lots of oil. The edges look bad. I need to figure out the right speed yet.
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    -Then I had to figure out how to use this saw attachment by winging it. I had it bind a lot until I figured out the best way to plunge the blade was to hold down the .001 increment key and ease it in manually.
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    -Finished the first one. You can see burrs on some of the first slots I cut. There was lots of crashing involved.
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    -Here's both bases slightly sanded. The tilt on the grooves on the AM3 base were because my vise doesn't hold material perfectly vertical.
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    -Both together weigh in at 1 1/2 pounds.
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    -This is after I drilled and tapped the mounting holes. I've found I can tap even 4-40 holes now that I got rid of my cruddy Chinese tap set.
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    -Here's a mockup of all the block parts together. The lighter is to give you an idea of how huge it will be finished.:D
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    -I gave both plates a rough polishing and lacquered them. The GPU block is ready.

    So I have only a few things left:
    -stealth panel for the base
    -fan shroud on top
    -copper pipe mount
    -finish up the AM3 block
    -re wire the usb port
    -re wire the power switch

    I get to thank Danger Den again for supplying me with the pump and tubing used in this post.
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  15. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Damn! The block looks outstanding! Great job man!
     
  16. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    That res looks like a BONG!
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Beautiful work on the blocks Cheaps.
     
  18. exitus

    exitus New Member

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    maybe it is :D

    very nice work, can't wait to see the final result when it's all put together!
     
  19. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Great work cheaps, I'm watching very closely and soaking up all your
    expertise.:D The blocks look great! :thumb:
     
  20. voigts

    voigts New Member

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    Very nice work as usual. That block looks sick. You have a lot of patience to cut and polish all of those complex little pieces that you get into with your builds.
     

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