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Scratch Build – In Progress WaterCube *Update 19/04/10*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by haofeng, 23 Mar 2009.

  1. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    What is that system monitor on your desktop there?
     
  2. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    It is a tricky one to name thats for sure mate. WaterCube is a decent one but this deserves something that little bit special. Don't ask me what though, my wife's first suggestions were LiquiCube, AlumaHub and Alienuminumware :worried:

    ......I'd stick with WaterCube for a while.....
     
  3. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    i believe its Rainmeter
    right?
     
  4. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    pink?
    what?
    pink?
    do you have fuzzy slippers also?:D
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That Rainmeter is so cool, just like Conky but for windows lol.

    Loving the project mate, very well put together and looks even better painted, keep at it. Nice monitor BTW :thumb:.
     
  6. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Lucky Update 13

    Dear Modders (and Moddesses) of Bit-tech,

    Its been a while...but I'm back. :thumb:

    Rather than come up with various excuses for my absence these last few months, I think I'm just gonna get on with the project. I just got back from across the pond, so a little jet lagged, but I'm gonna take some juicy piccies of my brand new goodies, and try get them up today.:naughty:

    So I think rather than have any more snide comments about my (lovely) pink wallpaper...which, errr...*my mum chose*, you will soon be able to bask in some juicy i7 goodness :lol:

    With love
    Haofeng
     
  7. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Update 14...Pictures Galore

    Ok, I’m back with the promised pics… :D

    First off, meet my new friend- The Canon S90 (photographed by my other new friend, the Olympus Stylus 7010)

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    It’s a lovely camera, and takes excellent photos, especially compared to the one I was using before, which would take 8 blurry photos out of 10…)

    You may have also noticed my new “photo booth”…aka. a bedsheet taped to the wall :idea:

    Here are my goodies

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    Firstly, I thought I’d jump on the Windows 7 bandwagon…forgive the sins of vista…

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    And since I was getting a new OS, I thought I might as get a new mobo too…Following the advice of Bit-tech :thumb: and probably the rest of the computing world, I got the one with the best reviews… the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

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    Opening the packaging

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    In all its naked glory…

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    CPU socket

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    S/B

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    RAM sockets

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    And some more eye-candy…wonderful camera

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    I got some patriot RAM- hopefully it’ll be as good as some dominator sticks, but at 50 bucks less…
    Pretty standard 6GB 1600 mhz CL8 sticks

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    As you may remember, I got a Samsung F1 a while ago, but now its more or less full, so I grabbed another one (F3 now, but more or less the same I think)

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    And now for ….*DRUMROLL* the piece de resistance…
    I think this baby needs no introduction

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    Some close-ups…

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    Finally, not particularly relevant, but I picked up this beauty while I was in America.
    It's the Parker 75, one of the most classic fountain pens ever made. It's a little tarnished, but once I’m done with a little silver polish, and it will look like new…

    Its from the 70’s but overall, I think in pretty good condition, considering its age- no dings or dents etc.

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    Whats amazing about this pen is that the entire cap and barrel are made of sterling silver, and its been beautifully shaped to create that cross-hatched pattern.

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    I haven’t inked it yet, but apparently these write like a dream ,so I’m hopeful. :D

    Anyway, that’s it for now, I will have an update on the actual project soon. *fingers crossed*

    Oh, and a little friend in the form of an Intel X25-M may well be joining us soon

    Over and Out
    Haofeng
     
  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    WOW, I forgot about this mod. You have got yourself some really nice gear there and a very awesome pen :D, congratz.

    I have just one quick question about your Rainmeter config. I am using it at home on my gaming rig and would love to know what you are using for the CPU monitoring. I tried to make my own graphs like that and could never get them to work. I would love to get my hands on your profile :D.
     
  9. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    haha, can't blame you- I've been away for a good while. Anyway, back now :D

    Uum, I downloaded this set of configs called HUD
    http://customize.org/rainmeter/skins/58074

    Its got a whole set of stuff for monitoring more or less everything. I jingleed around with it to get stuff to the right height/width but it was pretty standard stuff. You know about editing the script rite? most of it is quite intuitive. Just spend a couple of hours tinkering with various bits and you'll end up sith a pretty nice looking desktop.
     
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  10. Darkraven

    Darkraven What's a Dremel?

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    Nice find on the Parker. Is a segment on one of the cable shows of different factorys that shows the incredible amount of work goes in to a pen of that quality.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Cheers mate, yeah I have mucked around with the scripts before. I will give it a shot in the morning.
     
  12. oliverw92

    oliverw92 What's a Dremel?

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    That is amazing! Never seen this mod before now, but this is so awesome :)
     
  13. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Update 15

    Ok guys, small update.

    You’ve seen photos of the panels back from powdercoating before, but I thought I’d show you the state of them at the moment.

    Firstly, I’ve assembled the rear panel and the motherboard tray construction. It's a little dusty, but otherwise pretty good. I think the flex of the mobo tray at the moment will be fixed once I put the motherboard on. It looks worryingly bendy in the pics, but should be fine.

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    It has all come out very well from the powdercoating, and personally I’m pretty impressed with it. The fan cut-outs and PSU cut-out have all come out nice and smoothly, but quite crisp as well.

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    The side panels are pretty good as well; I’ve attached the grills, and the mesh looks pretty good. :D

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    The only problem with the side panels, as I’ve mentioned before are the dents near the bend in the metal where I hit it with a mallet during the bending process. They’re not particularly noticeable, but if you look at it from a particular angle, you can see the dents quite clearly. *sigh*
     
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  14. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    I did some work on the fans today. I daisy-chained my 80mm xilence red-wings.

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  15. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    I also did my 120mm not-so-red red-wings. Heatshrinked and braided…:)

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  16. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Finally, my 2200rpm Yate Loons, also sprayed white. I haven’t daisy-chained them because they draw substantially more current than the other fans, and I’m a little worried about blowing my fan controller.
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    More progress coming…

    Btw, splitting the post is in aid of moving the thread onto the next page, so each page is a little easier to load...
     
  17. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Oh yh, forgot, I may be getting a pair of these. The white goes well with the colour scheme and its got good airflow. I just need to check I have enough clearance in the case....:rolleyes:
     
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  18. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Check out what I just got in the post...

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    The cables are a bit messy so I have to sort them out and daisy chain them...fun fun fun :dremel:

    Will have a beast of an update later on today...:D
     
  19. oliverw92

    oliverw92 What's a Dremel?

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    This is awesome, nice job! Only suggestion is get some larger sleeving for when you're doing more than 2 wires, i.e. for your daisy chaining.
     
  20. haofeng

    haofeng What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I know the wire's showing through...though I don't think it's so much that the sleeving is too small, its just that its not very good sleeving, cos I ran out of my good stuff. The sleeving is a little see through even when there isn't a wire in it. I might replace it if I have the time...:rolleyes:
     

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