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Did the CPU problem get fixed? I'm thinking of going to a different socket or getting a server CPU.

OT: Looks very nice! Love the mesh for the lower radiator! thumb.gif
     
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lookin sick man
keep up the great work
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

Did the CPU problem get fixed? I'm thinking of going to a different socket or getting a server CPU.
OT: Looks very nice! Love the mesh for the lower radiator! thumb.gif

nooope but ive made some money from a thread in the sales area so im waiting on a new evga classified on ebay, really hope i get it because its the sata 3 version.
problem is im still not sure if it is the motherboard or cpu or ram thats broken, i was hoping it was the cpu or ram because its cheaper to replace.
if the cpu or ram is dead and i just wasted money on a mobo, then im probably gonna sell both mobos and start an x79 build smile.gif
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

mmmk so I just read through the entire work log.
The amount of precision and craftsmanship in your work is amazing ; now for the deets!
1) I LOVE the Enermax fans and the way they light up.
2) The light circuit you soldered for the acrylic blocks is beautiful, it fits very well with the silver/black theme that is developping.
3) The inside panel, with fan temps/speeds etc, is genius. Its very subtle, hidden, and yet deserves lots of praise. Its a modest component! biggrin.gif
4) The paint work was very well done ; the annoying sanding was definitely worth it!
5) I like the extra little touches like the grill, linked in the spoiler.
Usually I skim over worklogs and just appreciate the pictures. But here, I appreciate the pictures, and the computer, as well as the work. Its a very modest, professional looking build, and your worksmanship shines through.
sucks to hear that your RAM was being finicky frown.gif I hope you get that sorted so you can get back to using your rig.
Cheers! cheers.gifFavourite pics (Click to show)
C1ZRh.jpg
6EBHN.jpg

that is by far the most awesome comment ive had ever. thank you so much smile.gif

ive put soo much work into this build it just sucks its nearly finished and then i get hardware failures.
not sure what im going to do when i finish this build, probably start modding my htpc.

waiting on a new psu, and motherboard then its gonna get running,
then the last piece i have to build is a front panel which is getting annoying trying to fabricate.
its oddly difficult to cut a strait even 15x30cm rectangle out of sheet metal with a dremel lol.
post #154 of 235
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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post

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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

Did the CPU problem get fixed? I'm thinking of going to a different socket or getting a server CPU.
OT: Looks very nice! Love the mesh for the lower radiator! thumb.gif

nooope but ive made some money from a thread in the sales area so im waiting on a new evga classified on ebay, really hope i get it because its the sata 3 version.
problem is im still not sure if it is the motherboard or cpu or ram thats broken, i was hoping it was the cpu or ram because its cheaper to replace.
if the cpu or ram is dead and i just wasted money on a mobo, then im probably gonna sell both mobos and start an x79 build smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

mmmk so I just read through the entire work log.
The amount of precision and craftsmanship in your work is amazing ; now for the deets!
1) I LOVE the Enermax fans and the way they light up.
2) The light circuit you soldered for the acrylic blocks is beautiful, it fits very well with the silver/black theme that is developping.
3) The inside panel, with fan temps/speeds etc, is genius. Its very subtle, hidden, and yet deserves lots of praise. Its a modest component! biggrin.gif
4) The paint work was very well done ; the annoying sanding was definitely worth it!
5) I like the extra little touches like the grill, linked in the spoiler.
Usually I skim over worklogs and just appreciate the pictures. But here, I appreciate the pictures, and the computer, as well as the work. Its a very modest, professional looking build, and your worksmanship shines through.
sucks to hear that your RAM was being finicky frown.gif I hope you get that sorted so you can get back to using your rig.
Cheers! cheers.gifFavourite pics (Click to show)
C1ZRh.jpg
6EBHN.jpg

that is by far the most awesome comment ive had ever. thank you so much smile.gif

ive put soo much work into this build it just sucks its nearly finished and then i get hardware failures.
not sure what im going to do when i finish this build, probably start modding my htpc.

waiting on a new psu, and motherboard then its gonna get running,
then the last piece i have to build is a front panel which is getting annoying trying to fabricate.
its oddly difficult to cut a strait even 15x30cm rectangle out of sheet metal with a dremel lol.

Lol good luck!
     
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nooope but ive made some money from a thread in the sales area so im waiting on a new evga classified on ebay, really hope i get it because its the sata 3 version.
problem is im still not sure if it is the motherboard or cpu or ram thats broken, i was hoping it was the cpu or ram because its cheaper to replace.
if the cpu or ram is dead and i just wasted money on a mobo, then im probably gonna sell both mobos and start an x79 build smile.gif
that is by far the most awesome comment ive had ever. thank you so much smile.gif
ive put soo much work into this build it just sucks its nearly finished and then i get hardware failures.
not sure what im going to do when i finish this build, probably start modding my htpc.
waiting on a new psu, and motherboard then its gonna get running,
then the last piece i have to build is a front panel which is getting annoying trying to fabricate.
its oddly difficult to cut a strait even 15x30cm rectangle out of sheet metal with a dremel lol.

holy crap i know what you mean man
i usually tape down guides(just sheet metal stripes) but i break SOOOO many bits using them....
best thing i found was just to cutout a few milimeters inside the cutting line and then just grind it down (takes FOREVVVEEERRR)

but i'm no pro with a dremmel, i mostly do cuts where i don't have to be perfectly accurate biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post

its oddly difficult to cut a strait even 15x30cm rectangle out of sheet metal with a dremel lol.
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Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz View Post

holy crap i know what you mean man
i usually tape down guides(just sheet metal stripes) but i break SOOOO many bits using them....
best thing i found was just to cutout a few milimeters inside the cutting line and then just grind it down (takes FOREVVVEEERRR)
but i'm no pro with a dremmel, i mostly do cuts where i don't have to be perfectly accurate biggrin.gif

both of you, meet you new best friend:

531

Electric jigsaws can be had for less than $20 new and then $5-$10 for a pack of metal cutting bits.

one of them with a guide (any scrap of lumber clamped down) will get you beautiful straight cuts every time. you can also cut clean fan holes if you are steady handed and patient.

I made myself this setup out of a scrap of 1/2" plywood for cutting straight lines and fan holes:


450


The slot lets you support the sheet from both sides so that the cut stays clean:

700

for the fan circles:

450

450

450

450

450

450

That day's finished product:

700
Edited by kevingreenbmx - 2/9/12 at 7:36am
post #157 of 235
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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx View Post

both of you, meet you new best friend:
/snip
Electric jigsaws can be had for less than $20 new and then $5-$10 for a pack of metal cutting bits.
one of them with a guide (any scrap of lumber clamped down) will get you beautiful straight cuts every time. you can also cut clean fan holes if you are steady handed and patient.
I made myself this setup out of a scrap of 1/2" plywood for cutting straight lines and fan holes:
/snip
The slot lets you support the sheet from both sides so that the cut stays clean:
/snip

wow nice dude, so for the guide, do you just use it as reference for the blade or do you have a stopper to keep the blade from cutting into your guide?
post #158 of 235
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wow nice dude, so for the guide, do you just use it as reference for the blade or do you have a stopper to keep the blade from cutting into your guide?

I did not have a guide in any of those pics, I only use one for very long straight cuts. Normally I do it by eye after using a straight edge and compass to mark all my cuts. When I do use a guide I just take a 2x4 and clamp it down parallel to the cut so the edge of the jigsaw runs along it as you push foward.

not my images:

409

369

355

Also, I did not mention it, but you will still have to sand down the edges with this method. Particularly on the circles, they can get pretty ragged when they are cut, but a couple minutes with a dremel sanding drum and then some fine sandpaper will make them look laser cut thumb.gif And if you are using the black anodized aluminum I was, you can use a black sharpie on the edges to make it look extra clean wink.gif
Edited by kevingreenbmx - 2/9/12 at 9:07am
post #159 of 235
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I did not have a guide in any of those pics, I only use one for very long straight cuts. Normally I do it by eye after using a straight edge and compass to mark all my cuts. When I do use a guide I just take a 2x4 and clamp it down parallel to the cut so the edge of the jigsaw runs along it as you push foward.
not my images:
409
369
355
Also, I did not mention it, but you will still have to sand down the edges with this method. Particularly on the circles, they can get pretty ragged when they are cut, but a couple minutes with a dremel sanding drum and then some fine sandpaper will make them look laser cut thumb.gif And if you are using the black anodized aluminum I was, you can use a black sharpie on the edges to make it look extra clean wink.gif

thanks kevin smile.gif i have used one before i think theres a picture somewhere in the thread. i sucked with it though it went really crooked im gonna have to get a work bench and some clamps.

as your quite the handy man, do you know where id get some 2mm aluminium sheet metal? preferably 15x30cm? lol
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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post

thanks kevin smile.gif i have used one before i think theres a picture somewhere in the thread. i sucked with it though it went really crooked im gonna have to get a work bench and some clamps.

I use my kitchen table and that piece of plywood with the holes I cut in it and a total of 4 clamps, It gives great results with the correct blade and patience. thumb.gif

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as your quite the handy man, do you know where id get some 2mm aluminium sheet metal? preferably 15x30cm? lol

What area of the world are you in?
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