Power tools and beer!
After a perfect July 4th weekend, things really begin to get underway. The weather has been so nice outside that it's a shame I'm indoors at all. So much to do, and so little time. I leave you with all these pictures, enjoy
I'm thinking of doing all blue or a mix of blue/grey for the psu cables, smaller cables (ie. fans, etc.) will be grey.
Can't do hard work without beverages
Prepped and ready for cutting.
Cutting through steel with a jigsaw is not fun, so the big gun was taken out for the easy straight cuts.
Not perfect, but not bad for first time cutting metal. That's why they invented rad grills
The bottom cut was tricky because of the chrome legs. I had to cut the grill in 2 pieces otherwise it was too wide to fit in between the legs (I know what you're thinking..
). Anyways, I don't care how it looks because no one will ever see it unless they flip the case upside down. All I needed was to mount the rad securely and this should work just fine.
After putting the 5.25 cage back in with rivets, I couldn't resist. I had to see how the top looks on the case. The grill looks great, the paint finish could have been better but that can always be fixed.
420 rad with fans mounted
Front intake fans.
My plan is to make a dust filter and mount the fans underneath the rad to push up. I can't imagine all the stuff the fans would try to pull in if there was no dust filter, at least my carpet would be clean
A few fun pictures of watercooling parts
And this is what I've been doing all day, running benches with an H50. The H50 performed decently using GTAP15s in push/pull. At 4.5ghz, I was seeing 60c max on the hottest core. Now I can't say the same about the 2600k, I couldn't get 5ghz stable for the life of me with voltages ~1.5. Temps were nearly 80c and I didn't wan't to push it any harder. I was able to get 4.8ghz stable with fairly high voltages. Overall I'm unhappy with this chip, so I might have to sell it on the low low.
Tomorrow, I will be doing out of case leak testing for a couple hours. Then I will assembly everything and leak test for 24 hours. While I test the system for leaks, I will begin sleeving.
Time to get some rest for another long day ahead of me.