Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by cucmag, 29 Nov 2016.
I hope you have a good Christmas
we continue on the wine cooling mod...
with the second radiator on the top of the case
so aluminium or wood....
both my colonel...one aluminium plate
one wood veneer
the whole paste together
we will use these magnetic strips
first taped on the aluminum plate
and then on the radiator
nothing more ???
well... no because we will have the door that will partly hide this plate
some wooden boards from the box of wine bottles"
as you see, they are already cut
and the last one
we take the profile of the rear outlets
I add my little personal touch.....
my signature somehow....
small acrylic plate
place it on the inner face ...
I play with the heat gun....
so that the plate conforms well to the shape of the skull
a small strip of LEDs
by placing two of the leds at the level of the orbits
the acrylic plate makes it possible to have a better diffusion of the light
see you soon
we present some detail on the door of the X71
this case have two doors
we begin with the large door
original, the door has a window
we have enlarged this opening, especially in the back and down
fashion is by tempered glass ....
so...we have equipped this door with its own tempered glass
for fixing we had provided the glass with specific holes
then we use our screw...
and fixing the glass directly on the outer face of the door
for the bottom door... it is a little different...
we have the barrels at this level!
then we remove the grid...
we thought to leave the door like this...
but it did not fit the door above ...
moreover, we could not have tempered glass with such an opening
we therefore opted for another solution
new aluminium plate!
fixed on the outer face of the door
why this aluminium plate....
to extend the door to the bottom of the case and cover the base
we return to the principle of wine cellar with its walls
a small passage from the grinder....
and some black paint to recover the opening
first we recover the thickness of the tempered glass
and we remain in the theme!
the two barrels are ideally in place in the cellar!
we continue in our delire of wine cellar
with this Led candle!
we wanted to recreate the sieved light that prevails in a cellar of this type...
so as not to disturb the good vinification of the grapes within these barrels
then we open the box of these candles
the goal is to recover the candle-light system
and to overcome the batteries
then we remove the batterie connexion
we repeat the operation on our 8 candles
but we will use only 6
we put the candles in two on a small piece of wood
each candle is powered by a 3 V battery....
we place two with the resistance that goes well for a 12 V supply
no problem with this painting???
no! it works nickel and black is better than this green PCB"
have good eve of New Year !!!
happy new year !!!
today we will talk about cable...
not that the original cables are not so good
but we like to have different cables with the proper length
then we begin with the ATX cable....
I have prepared everything for the next step
I put the small sequence video
I finish the ATX cable
for this mod, we choose to show a large part of cable management
specially on the backstage
we try to bring together the different wires
fortunately we have these cable combs
in the main compartment
on the ATX cable we choose this red color quite similar to the color of red wine
for the PCIe we choose this brown color to be in agreement with the backplate in wood
little cable management on this PCIe cables
we show you now the result with the acrylic plate in place
later we will only see one part.....
oups! sorry! better without protective plastic....
and the CPU cable?
well! we only see a little part on the main compartment due to the proximity of the large radiator
so we don't make sleeving on it....
only black wires
we will have a lot of cable for different LED strip....
then we will connect them with this plate and these connectors
this type of plate facilitates the connection between plugs
a little blow of milling machine
two holes to ensure fixation on the case
and a little glue gun to set up the connectors
I think we're going to need to do more....
see you soon
it's time installing the hardware on the X71!
we start with this little wooden board ....
first, I have to take care of the CPU's waterblock
and as on the motherboard we will integrate wood veneer
we have tweaked the cut....
... to make it fit
we just have to install the waterblock on the motherboard
we put it in this direction but ...
after reflection, we'll turn it a quarter turn
now we can install the new memory module
with their red LED lighting system!
a choice that fits with the theme
as our choice on the color of the ATX cable sleeving
a red a little darker to resemble the color of the wine
we find our cache for the chipset heatsink
and the single passage of the different cables coming from the front panel
behind, we have the wooden boards from the bottle of wine bottles
in front we can see the PCIe cables with their sleeving of brown color
why this choice of color?
I thought it was fine with our wooden backplates
moreover, we have passed the cables over to try to compensate the weight of the waterblocks that tilt the graphics cards....
the wood is just laid on the original backplate of the waterblock
with a small piece of double sided tape
Led strip located behind the head of skeletton is connected to the system aura of the motherboard
we kept the original backlight system of the motherboard
we take advantage to install the radiator at the front of the case
provided with its specific cover
it does not miss something?
the ROG logo does not really fit the theme
we will correct this
as you can see it is in progress... "
As a wino, I can get behind this mod, even if it refers to wine COOLING, which would only apply to white wine, and only women drink that crap. I love your mascot too.
we present this wooden board
but that's not all
I have this grid too
it comes from the lower door of the case
this aluminium plate
we cut a large opening on it
this alu plate come over the wooden board
and we cut another opening on this board before placing the grid
I don't know if you saw this notch in the wooden board
so I report it on the alu plate too
and.......... we build another wall
while I takes care of the finishes, I work on the SLI bridge too"
better like this
but it is not finished
I take a small piece of aluminium with our wood veneer
once the veneer is glued to the plate
I start cutting
Now that I have my sign ....
I will be able to write these few letters
the barrels at the front and the cellar ventilation grille to the rear
to the next
that is a special glass drill
but we have already cut our bottle...
we have two bottles on this mod!
on this second, we have to drill a hole
first, we will stall the bottle so that it does not vibrate
then we place the chatterton on the piercing point
well.... not really....
and this modeling clay???
it is to contain terebhentine essence
this prevents the glass from heating during drilling
we go there quietly and we reach our goal
we have our bottle with his little hole
here we ripped a little....
we have to admit that it would be better with a drill press
but we have not this tool ....
then, to minimize the risk
we manufacture a plexi guide
and voilà! wWe can set up the watercooling fitting
after the bottle we have a glass too!!!
but not a real glass.....
it is made of PET
we take a piece of POM
to install the glass
to ensure the holding of the glass, we fix two screws
more easy drilling the PET
as much for larger holes
the advantage is that we can screw the fitting
after reflection we position the fitting lower
luckily we took several of these glasses
as regards the sealing?
we test it with success!
but for the bottle, we need mastic adhesive
and we let dry....
we have another surprise!
the grape comes from the vines....
so we will take this vine for the mod
a small fastener to ensure the top of the vine
and we place it on the backstage
we worked on the vine to be able to house the bottle
the glass takes place just below the bottleneck
I move back to get an overview
I finish the bridge SLI
hard tubing : OK
don't worry, the circuit is independent of the main circuit
we have a second loop for the hardware watercooling
and we work on the different parts of the tubing....
some cuttings ....
and some tests ...
before filling and leak test
I like where this is going!!
thank you a lot Bartacus
your kickname is no so far than Bacchus
this morning no photos.... but only this video
It is the filling of the "Wine Cooling" and how it works well
You can see Xray tasting the wine
But is it true wine......
Then I'm finishing the connexion with the Led strips...
so! see you soon
Awesome stuff man!!
last straight line....
the dead line is coming
then, I present you our mod! Wine Cooling
based on red wine!!!
- "well! not really wine but not so far "
- "I'm starting to stress....."
- "yes! serve me a small glass of red wine, please....."
- "a little remounting and I attack the presentation....."
- "so! I present you our new mod"
you already said....
- "ok.... the theme is based about red wine"
already said too.....
- "ok.... the french touch mod :lol "
Hardware side without lights
I chose to put brushed aluminum panel to look like a modern style wine cellar
like this >>> photo <<<
Combined with the tempered glass of the side door
cooling liquid Thermaltake red color at the origin
I added purple dye to darken red
This allows to fit to the color of the ATX cable
RGB or ....
more soft lights on barrels location
there are the candle lights
we take the shape candles
the vinification can be done in all quietude....
I have separated the illumination rgb between the upper part and the lower part of the main compartment
red light on the radiator frame to bring out the cut
the fins of the radiator seem to bathe in the red wine
name of the mod with ....
the sign of Xray!!!
more details on the main compartment with or without lights
Separate names with a comma.