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Scratch Build – In Progress Watery (H1N1)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Guest-23315, 27 Sep 2007.

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Which Colour Scheme to go With?

  1. UV lighting with green tubing and coolant

    16 vote(s)
    12.7%
  2. UV lighting with green LED's, tubing and coolant

    44 vote(s)
    34.9%
  3. UV lighting with blue LED's, tube and coolant

    25 vote(s)
    19.8%
  4. UV lighting with blue LED's, green tube and coolant

    20 vote(s)
    15.9%
  5. UV lighting with blue tube and colant

    21 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I'm at home now, so I don't have acess to all the tools I need, so I havn't made much progress.

    I put all of the case bits I had together, and took some photos...:

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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice. That offset on the top of the reservoir screams for a decorative mounting plate.
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I though I'd give you all a little update.

    I'm currently over my head in work and life in general, and any free time is being spent sleeping. I'm still doing little bits, but nothing massive to update on.

    So this is where everything stands!
     
  4. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    And yes, I have something nice planned! :clap:
     
  5. headala

    headala New Member

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    I likey, especially with the lights off :-D
     
  6. Qhs

    Qhs µ modder

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    So far so rad. lol get it rad .... :lol: Keep up the nice work!
     
  7. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    This is going to look great once the loop is together with that res on the side.
     
  8. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Thanks all. However, as I've said, work is more important to me at the moment, hence lack of progress!
     
  9. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Well nice progress, btw what's up with your new nick?
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    A little news...:

    I'm going to be re-doing the resavior as I'mnot content with the overall quality of the current finished product.
    I've also decided on some parts:

    I'm going to go for a slim-line DVD slot drive instead of a 5.25" drive to save space.
    For the PSU, I'll be using a Silverstone Strider, as I can easily get a set of short cables for it.
    I've also been lucky enough to get a Solid Silver limeted edition Flow CPU block, which I'm chuffed about!

    Well, thats about it.
     
  11. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Never settle.
     
  12. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    Couldn't really get better reservoir advice from anyone else now could you
     
  13. Guest-23315

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    Little update..

    Being playing with sketchup to give you a better idea of what I'm now gunning for...:

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    (massive box with tube coming out is combined rad, fan and shroud..)

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    More as I do it...
     
  14. Guest-23315

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    A teaser
     
  15. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Wow! For a second there I thought I had spaced out and was unconsciously surfing for undressed women... ehm, what I'm trying to say is: that looks HOT! =D¨
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    AAAARRRGG!!! this whole thread has been a tease! Don't show a tiny bit of beautifully fit parts and leave us hanging another 3 months! I've chewed the corner off my desk because of you.
     
  17. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    That looks really nice, can't wait to see the rest.
     
  18. widmod

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    :clap: give us more :clap:
     
  19. Qhs

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    Oooooo....
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this project, but GCSE’s, work and sport have really gotten in the way of this project, which has actually been really fun to design and manufacture. My GCSE’s are primarily in May, and it looks like I have about 20 free days while I have access to the laser cutter during June, when I’m planning to do most of the work.

    So, moving onto the project, I have decided for the n’th time to change back to an mATX layout, still using the two layers. Now, though, there will be the second radiator on the top level, although I am still undecided about whether to use single or dual loops for the cooling. I will be using an external DVD drive to both save space in the bottom layer and because I can then have the PC on a separate desk with the DVD drive over by my screen. Moving onto the reservoir, I was never really 100% happy with overall outcome, so I’ll be redoing that too, this time using separate layers of 10mm and 3mm acrylic, instead of using panels to construct it. The 3mm will be coloured and etched. As for hardware, most probably Intel, and I’m quite taken by the Asus P5E-VM G35i motherboard, as it has the features of an ATX board, but with mATX sizing. However, by the time I’m ready to install it, there should be G43i and G45i motherboards available, which should be good.

    Anywho, thats where things are for the time being...

    As always, thanks to my sponsors, who have helped me greatly throughout this project so far:

    HWLabs SpecialTech Feser 1
     

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