1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress Wii - UNLimited Edition - Featured in the Swedish M3 Magazine.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Angel OD, 13 Dec 2009.

  1. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    114
    Back again, the long dark evenings are upon us, and I had to find something to keep me annoyed, my mind racing, and my nights sleepless... (You guessed it, I have no current girlfriend! :D )

    I've been looking around, and for some weired reason, noone has watercooled a Nintendo Wii before... And since I want it wall-mounted, I had to figure out something at the same time.

    My first thought was to do a Wii5, a 1:2 scaled version of the Mac G5 case, that I've come to love badly! But that's gonna come later on, when I get a larger appartment, and the kitchenpc is a must. :)

    This time I actually have a PLAN of how this should come out! Believe it or not. Minor changes will come, this is why I will not reveal the immense scale of this project as of now.
    Those who will follow my thread, will (hopefully) see the result as it gets completed. :thumb:

    A fews hints: Yes, it will ofcourse be watercooled.
    Yes, the front will be see-through.
    Yes, I will mess up from time to time.
    And last but not least, as of this moment, it still works! :lol:


    Now, on with the show:

    The Wii as we all know it:

    [​IMG]

    The drive with some marking, for cutting:

    [​IMG]

    The drive after cnc:

    [​IMG]

    Painted black:

    [​IMG]

    Enough of the drive!

    On to Le Pump, that I had lying around from my first mod:

    [​IMG]

    Now, this has to fit into a tube with a core diameter of 59mm, therefore a bit of modding is required:

    [​IMG]

    It still needs a trip to the lathe, pics will come later! :)

    Ye olde Waterblock! Made in the same idea as the block I made for my GFX on the G5, channels inside to make the water run through!

    Bottom milled:

    [​IMG]

    The top done:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    This is then my FIRST idea, which has been scrapped:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The inlet/outlet will go in the sides now, to make it more "Wii compatible" :)
    This can be seen in the first assembly, on the backplate:

    [​IMG]

    No case without sides! Left and right are somewhat similar, but I only have a pic of the left one:

    [​IMG]

    Very, VERY crude idea of part of the setup:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    That should actually do it for now, I hope to amaze you guys a bit, as this project goes forth. If not, I just hope I like it myself! :)

    Looking through the preview, I found error number 1... But you guys will never know! :lol:
     
    Last edited: 23 Aug 2012
    matiss likes this.
  2. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    235
    Ahem - this is - genius?

    sub'd
     
  3. Matticus

    Matticus ...

    Joined:
    23 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    3,347
    Likes Received:
    117
    Wow, now that is exactly what I needed to see. Mental subcribe, I never actually subscribe, I make a mental list. That way its more fun to find someone has made progress, or to forget then remember to find loads of progress.
     
  4. n0va

    n0va Burnin'!

    Joined:
    27 May 2009
    Posts:
    167
    Likes Received:
    5
    Awesome! I love Wii modding! Would you mind sending me over the old Wii case? I love dem... ^____^
     
  5. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

    Joined:
    9 May 2008
    Posts:
    2,603
    Likes Received:
    83
    Wait, what? Watercooled Wii?

    ...WIN!
     
  6. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    45
    woah :D awesome, another project by Angel OD !!

    that waterblock looks really awesome !
     
  7. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    3,600
    Likes Received:
    167
    Oh my!

    Subbed!
     
  8. KrunchR

    KrunchR New Member

    Joined:
    22 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    330
    Likes Received:
    2
    Pure. Awesome.
     
  9. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2006
    Posts:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    103
    I don't know, why you need to watercool a Wii, but who cares, if it looks like that great :p
     
  10. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    1,124
    Likes Received:
    18
    Wiin.
     
  11. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    14 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    196
    Fail
     
  12. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    32
    .
     
    Last edited: 20 Nov 2010
  13. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    9,263
    Likes Received:
    302
    Some people will water cool anything! I need to watch this one. Angel is back.

    john
     
  14. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very nice, dude. I like the idea.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    10,266
    Likes Received:
    612
    ...Would be pronounced, "ween." :eyebrow:

    AngelOD's getting his Wii wet!
    ...Wet Wiily?:worried: Wii jokes never get old. It's good to see you back. When you get snowed in, good things happen.
     
  16. cobalt6700

    cobalt6700 Active Member

    Joined:
    17 Oct 2005
    Posts:
    507
    Likes Received:
    55
    Some very nice work there! I'm subbing to this one too!
     
  17. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    363
    Likes Received:
    1
    A watercooled Wii.... i see no reason for it to exist but then i see no reason for it not to exist! I'm liking it, it maybe crazy but then all the best things are :D
     
  18. dakota67

    dakota67 SOUTH DAKOTA MODDER!!!

    Joined:
    19 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love this project. ITs COOL!!
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    264
    This is crazy. In the best way possible. Sub'd :D
     
  20. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    114
    Holy Moly... I feel loved! :lol: Missed at least! :D


    WarrenJ <--
    LOLS

    Cheaps <--
    Apparently, comments posted by you, never get old! :thumb:

    To the rest of you guys, thx for all the comments! :)

    Well, very small update, kinda boring, but felt like writing something! :geek:

    Didn't have much time today, so I only got to make the inner tops and bottoms of the reservoirs...
    The resses have been cut, but not machined yet, wednesday should bring more to update about! :thumb:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 24 Sep 2011

Share This Page