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Scratch Build – In Progress Watery rev. 2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Guest-23315, 11 Oct 2009.

  1. Guest-23315

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    Watery rev. 2

    It’s been a good old while since watery has had an update, let alone any progress, and to be honest, I got utterly stuck on how to mount the reservoir to the actual case body, while still being able to remove the case panels to get to the hardware, so it was time to start over anew.

    Revision two is going to be the same basic idea, but on a larger scale so I can get in a full ATX motherboard, and dual water loops as I want to go full out this time. There will still be truck loads of milled and laser cut acrylic, but quite a lot more chrome this time, with the back panel, motherboard tray, radiator ‘pods’ and floor all being made from aluminium. This will reduce costs, and hopefully my blood pressure as putting a decent thread in acrylic was doing my head in.

    So, going in will be:
    ATX Mobo and the usual hardware
    GPU or so.
    2x HDD/SDD's
    External DVD Drive

    Dual water loops
    2x120.2 Radiators
    Dual DDC's
    Dual custom res's
    Drain ports

    Integrated lighting system (more in this in due course)

    This time, I also want to set this project out in stages, so I don’t get confuddled, so here is the basic plan...:

    Stage 1 – Manufacture of radiator mounts,
    Stage 2 – Manufacture of base, motherboard tray and back panel, feet and support columns.
    Stage 3 – Chrome every piece of metal I can find.
    Stage 4 – Build the lighting system.
    Stage 5 – Hardware modification & cable mods.
    Stage 6 – Reveal the reservoir.
    Stage 7 – Profit....

    Before I give you the first glimpses, I have to give a shout out to a few people on Bit-tech and on Xtreme Systems who have given me a hand with designs and suggest some neat ideas:

    Bill Owen, of MNPCtech fame
    Cyberdruid
    Charles_h
    Cheapskate


    I am going to be using quite alot of the stuff from the last version of Watery, so thanks to..:

    Sponsored By...: HWLabs SpecialTech Feser 1
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    Soooooo, without further ado, I give you...

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    UPDATE 1
    A quick start, just to I can get my hand back in...

    The radiators are going to be mounted length ways on either side of the base of the case sucking air in, and blowing out towards the PSU. The plan is to have all of the cables from the fans etc. hidden within the radiator mounts so just the water tubes stick out, using a set of Bitspower universal fillports. So, let’s start on the ends :)

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    BTW, no much in this first update, just to show I'm actually doing stuff for once :p

    MORE TOMORROW!

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  3. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    It LIVES!!
     
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    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -If you can call something that's been through a double-dose of the T-virus alive...:D
    At the very least, IT is mobile, and has found the university's metal shop.
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I thought the project just passed away silently. Glad to stand corrected. :thumb:
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    To show its not just all hot air...

    Second side finished today. This means I can start working on the base panel and on the mid tray over the next few days.
    (Althought its not obvious, both bolts are fully countersunk, they just aren't fully tightened.)

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    The plates that mount onto these two bits I've just made are going to be laser cut aluminium as they need to be reeeeealy accurate. And although none of this will probably make sense now, once I've finished the radiator mounts, all should become clear...

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  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    thought i was dreaming last night, then another post! the project lives! lol!
     
  9. SkiDave

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    Yay!! It is back! Finally!

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  10. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Finally, he throws off the shackles of pig flu and gets cracking :D

    Go Mankz, go! :thumb:
     
  12. Guest-23315

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    Thanks for the knid words ladies...

    I'm currently trying to sort out some water jet cutting for the radiator panels :D
     
  13. charles_h

    charles_h I can has RotoZip?

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    Fantastic Mankz, it's great to see you're back at it!

    I look forward to following your progress. :)
     
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    I few pics showing what I've already hidden away from Watery rev 1. for this project... they have been seen before, but no-one has ever complained about shiney things have they?

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    A HWLabs Black Ice GT-Stealth 240 radiator in Chrome, okay, well a pair...

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  15. SkiDave

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    Mmmmm.... Chrome! :cooldude:
     
  16. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Mmmm...Shiney......
     
  17. DeltaFX

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    Mmmm... Fingerprints.....
     
  18. subset7

    subset7 Spanking the Monkey

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    Shiney,me likey,subbed :thumb:
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Can't ever say no to some nice BP fittings! :D

    Never mind me, I'm full of observation-fail :(
     
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  20. Guest-23315

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    They are Feser ones, so shhhh...

    Lots more shiney to come in the next few weeks :thumb:
     

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