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Case Mod - In Progress Water & Wood - 99% finished - photo shoot (8 Oct)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by miahallen, 17 May 2011.

  1. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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  2. Rai

    Rai What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice. Seeing that house makes me remember one of the reasons I want to return to Japan.

    What temps do you see when idling and under full load?

    Are you going to run some benchmarks on it?
     
  3. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    Check post #15 on the first page ;)
     
  4. jeckulz

    jeckulz What's a Dremel?

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    Superb mate, love it.
     
  5. Niel

    Niel What's a Dremel?

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    Congratulations on your nomination. Hope it will go well with you.
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    A shame about the stuffed door but it looks terrific now.:thumb:
     
  7. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    So, a bit earlier I mentioned that I was working on a frame to surround the fan wall. I finally got a chance to finish it up today. I started by putting the frame together.

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    Notice the small burn mark. When you use a router, you have to ensure the bearing is loose so the guide will lead you without spinning. The bit I was using was a bit older, and the guide got stuck and was spinning, which burned the entire length of the board. I sanded most of it off. But this spot got a bit deeper.....thank goodness one of the edges has to face the rear :p

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    A quick test fit shows my measurements were just about right.

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    Now the hard part. You may recall near the beginning of this project, I cut the holes on the fans extra wide to allow the screws to pass through the outer opening and mount the fans from the inner part of the frame. No big deal at the time, but then I received these beautiful dust filters from Team ColdZero, and they would normally mount to the fans with said holes. So now I needed to come up with a solution, when I mounted them the first time, it was a bit of a rushed job with zip ties. But I wanted something a bit more flush and secure.

    Then I came up with an idea. I'd glue a washer to the back side of the holes, then use rivets to secure the filters into place. Here are the washers glued into place (this was a major PITA).

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    Next, I got to rivetin'....after I was finished I realized I had forgotten to put the frame back on before riveting. Which has to be done first :duh:

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    So, I'll fast forward a bit to after drilling out all the original rivets...recovering all my washers...gluing the washers back into place (AGAIN!)...and then re-riveting all 48 spots. :rolleyes:

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    Next I removed the protective film from the inner grill for the filter.

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    Next I removed the protective film for the outer filter grill...

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    ...and got the filters all remounted.

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    Here are some semi-final shots. The rig is 99% finished at this point. I'm still toying with the idea of swapping the PSU with an AX1200. But this thing seems to be holding up to the heavy load. I'm just not sure if pushing it this hard is a good idea for the long run. I'm regularly seeing 1300-1500W draw on my kill-o-watt while gaming.

    I'll also replace the Koolance QDC fittings when I get my replacements from RMA. Until then, I'm calling this finished :D I'll get my blog written up soon. I'd like to say thank you once again to Swiftech for their support, and to Team ColdZero for these beautiful additions....and I'd also like to thank the community as a whole for watching, commenting, and supporting me through this build.

    I've already started work on my next project (MAX11Lv3), please make sure you check it out :)

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  8. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Great stuff! :thumb:
     
  9. t4n6o

    t4n6o You know when you've been tangoed

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    First of all, congrats for an awsome build, I felt really disheartened when I saw the snapped door and then the door with the notch in it. + rep as it is an awsome build

    I just have a few questions though.

    1) Was the flight game using motion sensors as when you moved you head it seemed to move with you?

    2) Whats the noise level like with the watercooling system installed?

    3) What was the total price for this build? (if its not too intrusive)
     
  10. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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    that a q-pad mk 80 I see? :p I love mine, got it a few days ago :D

    Looks awesome m8, amazing job :D
     
  11. Herodj95

    Herodj95 What's a Dremel?

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    fantastic! :thumb:

    i like the japanese style! :brrr:
     
  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That has come out really well. Looks very classy and the Japanese design works perfectly with the room.
     
  13. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    1) Yes I was showing off facetracknoir...freeware which uses your webcam for facetracking ;)

    2) Very low, I'm very pleased :thumb:

    3) Not sure, I didn't buy everything at once, and some of the stuff was sponsored. But you can feel free to add up the parts with your method of acquisition based on my parts list in post #1 ;)

    No, it's an XArmor U9Plus :)

    Thanks guys :cooldude:
     
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  14. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    sweet build miahallen i really like the idea of it built in to your desk :clap:

    +rep :rock: :rock:
     
  15. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    This turned out really nice. The fan grills add a nice touch.
     
  16. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    Thanks man :)

    Thanks for stopping back in Gary, your compliments make me feel too cool :hip:
    While I'd love to match your level of precision and detail, I'm happy with the outcome for my daily driver :cooldude:
     
  17. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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    I read somewhere that the mk 80 is just a rebranded xarmour product, does it have mx blue switches?
     
  18. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    Cherry built switches with blue LEDs ;)
     
  19. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, mine is cherry mx blue switches with blue leds :) do the keys click when you type?
     
  20. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    Yes and I like the feeling, but not the noise.
     

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