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Cooling Unorthodox Wavemaster with pics

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coolmiester, 14 Mar 2004.

  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Ok its been a long time coming i know but eventually found a bit of time to semi finish this Wavemaster project or at least get it to a standard that looks semi finished and it now takes pride of place as the main workstation in my office 8)

    It was a 9800XT purchase that spurned me into action.........the card remained with its stock cooling less than a day partly due to its extreme heat (67c) and secondly my inherent desire to take things to bits :D

    On opening the Hercules box i could see immediately its shiny potential (yes I have a shiny fetish but we'll keep that for a different forum lol) with the big copper heatsink on one side so it was straight off with that and over to the buffing wheel........voila.....one shiny heatsink and to the other side i strapped a red DD Maze4 (in keeping with the card) for some extreme watery goodness.....yeeehaa!

    Anyway onto the Wavemaster and more specifically the big piece of billet aluminium that serves know other propose than to....... well to look like a big piece of billet aluminium so i also attacked that with me trusty buffing wheel so now at least it looks like a nice shiny piece of billet aluminium that doesn't do anything other than to look nice and shiny :lol:

    Globalwin obviously heard of my shiny fetish and kindly made me a chrome 520watt super silent (22db) PSU.....very nice so all that was needed there was a quick cable braiding exercise with one of our UV green Techflex braiding kits and to finish it off some nice UV green Molex and ATX connectors.

    That's about it really so here a run down of spec followed by some pics!

    Coolermatser Wavemaster Case
    DFI Lan Party Rev B
    AMD XP3200 Barton
    2x 512 Corsair DDR XMS3200 Low Latency Platinum Cas 2
    Hercules 9800XT - Omega 2.5.22 drivers @ 499MHz Core 445MHz memory
    Globalwin Super Silent 520watt Chrome PSU
    Maxtor HD

    Cooling:-
    D-Tek White Water (polished)
    Maze4 GPU Block
    Z-Chip Block
    Thermochill 120.1 Rad
    AquaTube Reservoir
    Eheim 1250 Pump
    Note: the unorthodox set-up configuration.....CPU temps at 36c

    Pics...........any good???

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    Back
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    Back with polished copper heatsink........mmmmmmm
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    ......and Maze4 to tuther side
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    And onto the Wavemaster........

    Heres the big piece of shiny billet aluminium.......oh and the WW ain't bad either :D
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    /..........and a close up
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    quick one of the Chrome Globalwin with Techflex and UV molex
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    and just for good measure :D
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    all done
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  2. xrain

    xrain Minimodder

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    looks shiny! :hehe: nice setup you got going there keep up the work!
     
  3. Conrad

    Conrad What's a Dremel?

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    looks good as per usual, the green dye and sleeving works well together, but we all know your just an attention seeker at the end of the day :p
     
  4. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Nice, first mod of that case ive seen, its so..... shiny :)

    (i also have a bit of a shiny fetish :lol: )
     
  5. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    I like it!! Its so shiny and green and it looks good in that case :thumb:
     
  6. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    couldn't resist.........


    I liked the shiny thingy so much i decided to polish the whole front and ............man am i glad i did ;)

    Took quite a bit of time but i can't believe myself how shiny it turned out 8)

    Just got to do the bottom half and the few other bits tomorrow night if i get time.

    When it's all done i'll get some better pics in the day light see if i can show it a bit better!

    What you reckon?????

    SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY SHINY
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  7. unclean

    unclean SMP obsessive

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    haha! thats awesome! :clap:
     
  8. JavaDog

    JavaDog What's a Dremel?

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    Lol...Just no Ebay/Teapot pictures...please! :D

    Seriously though, really nice rig. Really clean looking, even with all that tubing... :thumb:
     
  9. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Woah!!! That really is shiny :cooldude:

    lol :hehe:
     
  10. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    yep paul. lol. You done it again. U damn hero. That thing looks like art.

    What did u use to stick the ram sinks on?

    You can now see your lovely figure paul on the case :hehe:
     
  11. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    i think you need to see a dr about your shiny disorder lol. damn magpies :p

    did you compare parallel performance with series?
     
  12. pauldenton

    pauldenton What's a Dremel?

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    no shine?
     
  13. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    it matches the red of the card silly!
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Pimping, dude. Now put a Matrix Orbital LCD in that lower oblong of shiny aluminium. :D

    Man, I gotta get a buffing wheel. And a metal mill. And...
     
  15. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    errrr......you can probably guess what i been doing tonight but just in case you can't here's a few pics :)

    olv........i never got a chance to run it any other way apart from running a WW with a 1048 pump which gave good value for money at around 38c......
    I got WW, Z-Chip and Maze4 running off a 1250 at around 41c but i'm sure some of the increase is off the 9800XT that run damn hot (no likey)

    pauldenton.......yeah i sold my last polished Maze4 GPU so it was the best i could do......got me a SS Cascade coming so I'm hoping I can get a silver northbridge and GPU block knocked up in keeping with the case :thumb:

    Nexxo......seriously man I tried always to fit one in but the alu is just so thick (18mm in the middle) i just couldn't do it..................oh and yeah, you gotta get a buffing wheel. And a metal mill. And... :D
    [song] Keep on pimpin in the free world :rock: [/song] in the tune of Neil Young :naughty:

    Full Frontal
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    Close up with SHINY D-Tek
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    .......and just in case you missed the last 2 it:)
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    With Flash it:)
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  16. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    But will it stay shiny? Have you treated the surface with anything horrible?

    Looks nice mate, makes the wavemaster almost bearable :D
     
  17. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    yep thats one sexy case, like u :p *hides*

    Damn shiny. That really look somthing. Paul. You done it again mate.
     
  18. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    /me begins practicing jedi mind tricks

    "You will give me that computer."

    "Give me that computer."

    "You have to give me that computer."

    Bah, whatever.

    "Give me the computer or you and my lightsaber are gonna have a meeting :p"

    Seriously nice work there dude :thumb:
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    New French Connection T-shirt slogan: "FCUK grey boxes". :D

    That looks soooo good! Overall it's a brilliantly executed case.

    I figured it might be a solid oblong. You could, possibly, make a hollow display surround of exactly the same dimensions as that oblong. Or if you know someone with a metal mill (again, man I just gotta get...), see if you can hollow the thing out from behind...

    Oh, anduh... Polishing an MCP600 pump yet? :D
     
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  20. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    /......must of had me David Bailey head on over the weekend and came up with a few more shots of me finished Wavemaster plonked on the pool table which seemed like a good idea at the time :D

    I think it should stay shiny as all the aluminium polished blocks i've made have all stayed the same!

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    Ahhh......the force is not quite strong enough Yo-DUH_87 :D
     
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