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Case Mod - In Progress The eYe 11-aug-2013 project finished

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by skyrip, 2 Jul 2013.

  1. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    hello everybody, if your reading this it means my build is already complete :) because of the rules of the contest where this case was made for I could not post any pictures before the end of the contest.
    so prepare yourself for some 250+ pictures of the build I made :p

    there will be a lot of watercooling porn in this build, everything is self designed and made.

    before I begin I want to show you the renders of the case, these were made with solidworks and therefore the coolant is not there, like most people use in sketchup:
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    also a chiller was made but it had a separate build log so I'm not going to post that again. in the end i will make a new one.

    first of I want to start by showing everybody the tools I used during this build:
    my drills:
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    my end mills:
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    the belt an disk sander:
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    my el cheapo disk grinder:
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    ferm drill press:
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    bosch blue jigsaw:
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    my self designed and build cnc machine(700mmx550mm range)
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    for the first post i also have a teaser of the end result(watercooling parts)
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    probably i wil post an update every day, if it is small maybe even two. so this wil entertain you guys for about one month ;)
     
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  2. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    update 1 goodies arrive:
    I think this is rather self explanatory.
    first the msi stuff:
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    and the cooler master parts:
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    update 2 mdf gpu prototype and first plexi window
    I already had some sketchup file of the graphics card so with a little adjustment I started the work for the full cover gpu block. of course first starting with a cheap material like mdf for prototype:
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    it took about 3 tries before I got it right, luckily it took only 2 mins of time to make a prototype :)
    that day also the copper arrived(80*500*5mm bars)
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    I also made the first of 2 side windows:
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  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I am entertained already. Whaddaya say to that, hm?
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Mmmmmmm. That sure is pretty. Cool CNC too, looks great considering you made it!
     
  5. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Will be checking back on this one for sure :)
     
  6. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    double post
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Aw, Yeah.:thumb: I approve of barbless blocks.:D - I never thought to switch to thinner diameter tube and run several in parallel. I will steal that idea someday. I thank you in advance.

    Also, Welcome to Bit-Tech.:D
     
  8. Asouter

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    Keeping an EYE on this one, "EYE" Geddit ? (comic genius me)

    Looks well worth watching,
     
  9. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    not much

    it looks great because all the holes and bends were not made by me :p my personal drilling accuracy is around 1-2mm so if i did that myself it would have never worked. design is ofcourse my own.

    thanks

    barbless is nice looking but only possible with custom blocks. also dont use gleu with plexi it sucks.

    eye see what you did there. hehehe
     
  10. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    update 3 the top window
    I started making the top window but unfortunately it was not good enough by my standards so later on I will be redoing it, but it shows the evolving process so no harm showing it:
    first prepared with a 1,5mm 1flute end mill:
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    next with a 3mm end mill to make the waterway and the inside of the letters:
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    next couple are the result:
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    the last one shows why I didn't use it, too many scratches and the letters are awful :p


    next up is the most intrecate reservoir ever, maybe :p
    at least until i show you guys what i have been working on after this build was finished, its stil a secret and not a part of this build.
     
  11. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Eye eye cap'n.
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    skyrip: Apologies you've had to wait so long for your updates to be approved, my fault!

    Looking great. :D
     
  13. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    no problem, its a busy world


    today its reservoir time :)
    update 4 start of the reservoir:
    first I will show you the materials I got that day:
    the biggest piece is 5mm 100x50cm next biggest is 20mm thick and will be used for the cpu cooler, ram cooler, mosfet cooler and the Southbridge cooler. the last piece will be used for the reservoir's(there are 2)
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    also some acrylic pipes(12mm and 7mm)
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    in the evening I started milling the reservoir, first part was done with a 8mm 1f end mill:
    it is going to be a 2 part reservoir that is combined into one.
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    the finished first piece:
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    next I made the white acrylic top plate for the middle reservoir:
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    finally I made the top plate of the outside reservoir:
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    as you can see there are 5 inlets/outlets on the reservoir, this is done because the water can go in front of the middle reservoir via the sling, but this can be very restrictive so I made a parallel line with a valve to be able to regulate the flow.
    here are some pictures of the res with some fluid inside(this is not the final fluid)
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    and the last one is the end result how it was in the end:
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  14. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    no problem.

    today it is reservoir day!

    update 4 start of the reservoir:
    first I will show you the materials I got that day:
    the biggest piece is 5mm 100x50cm next biggest is 20mm thick and will be used for the cpu cooler, ram cooler, mosfet cooler and the Southbridge cooler. the last piece will be used for the reservoir's(there are 2)
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    also some acrylic pipes(12mm and 7mm)
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    in the evening I started milling the reservoir, first part was done with a 8mm 1f end mill:
    it is going to be a 2 part reservoir that is combined into one.
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    the finished first piece:
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    next I made the white acrylic top plate for the middle reservoir:
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    finally I made the top plate of the outside reservoir:
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    as you can see there are 5 inlets/outlets on the reservoir, this is done because the water can go in front of the middle reservoir via the sling, but this can be very restrictive so I made a parallel line with a valve to be able to regulate the flow.
    here are some pictures of the res with some fluid inside(this is not the final fluid)
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    and finally i have a shot of the reservoir how it ends up with some nice mayhams aurora cooling.
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    i think this is the most complicated reservoir on bit-tech ive seen so far.
    that is ofcourse until you see the reservoirs that im working on at the moment :p
     
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  15. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    time for your daily update, today i remade the top window last one was nog so great so sometimes its better to do it again, even if it means you just wasted 0,5m2 5mm plexi :p

    also i wanted to show today the new type of cpu cooler i have been develloping over the last 3 years.

    update 5 new top window:
    as I said before the top window was not up to my standards so I redid it with better letters and this time no scratches:
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    update 6 cpu cooler:
    I wanted to do something different so I designed my own water block for the cpu. the biggest difference is that this block does not use any matter heat transfer plate like normal cpu blocks, instead it forces the water do go directly over the ihs. this removes the disadvantage of the TIM and extra material which compensates for the loss of surface.
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    at the bottom there will be an extra plate so it's not finished jet.
    update 7 cpu cooler part 2:
    first I want to show you a vid of the 3d milling:
    this was done with an 3mm ball nose mill.
    http://youtu.be/YCpa56E3sDE
    and here are the results:
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    this concludes the top part of the cpu block, next is the final part: the bottom chamber.
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    the block was originally designed to be able to accept a 12mm tube without a fitting but this didn't work to well so I didn't use it in the end, now that it is finished I have found a way to do this in a proper way. but that will not be used in this build anymore.
    one last one of the cpu cooler without the cpu installed:
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    for people wondering, the cpu cooler lets the coolant flow directly over the ihs. the cooler is sealed against the ihs via an o-ring. this design has the following (dis)advantages:
    pro:
    no TIM
    no expencive copper plate
    possiblility to see your cpu in action
    cheaper to make
    realy strong due to 20mm plexi body
    Cons:
    more difficult to mount and dismount
    only 95% of high end blocks performance(stil busy with making it better)(model of 1 year ago)
    not for beginners

    also i have tested this system with a previous model and the coolant does not damage you ihs, not even the letters on the cpu get damaged, this was tested in a period of 6 months running daily.

    if you would like a block with this principle you can send me a message, outer body design can be changed to your liking.
     
  16. Asouter

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    I think you've blown everyone away with those amazing reservoirs, judging by the lack of comments.

    Damn it's just so good to see something different :thumb:
     
  17. skyrip

    skyrip New Member

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    my builds tend to have that effect on people, most of them are more technical builds then appearance.

    nevertheless time for a new update :clap:

    update 8 top window with fluid inside:
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    it's not finished yet because I still need to make a pump top and reservoir onto it.

    update 9 ram cooler:
    the next piece on the list is the ram cooler, I designed it for the corsair dominator series. the nice thing is that it has the inlet and outlet on the sides so no stupid tubing on the top.
    first is the plexi piece:
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    and finally the copper bottom:
    as you can see the copper plate is sunk into the Plexiglas piece so it shows no copper to the sides.
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    the completed part:
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    btw if somebody is interested in having some custom watercooling parts made, im working together with asphiax and his company modwithme. the banner takes you to the facebook page.

    we are also working on develloping some high end watercooling parts that will go retail on september 1st.
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  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    this is incredible! it looks awesome. I see above you say that your cpu block gives 95% on high end block performance, can you provide some figures please? i.e. what cpu, what clock speed, what size radiator, what max temp.
     
  19. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Ok you got me Subbed NOW WHEN IS THE NEXT UPDATE???

    Give it to us!
     
  20. PeteA

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    Subbed!!! :jawdrop: :rock:
     

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