Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs ›  "Project Sil3nT" Building test system.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

"Project Sil3nT" Building test system.

post #1 of 1503
Thread Starter 
This is my build up to date:

hMXLF.jpg

bESpm.jpg

nwZHd.jpg

Dm9wX.jpg

Adx0W.jpg

UpIqZ.jpg

XL9PH.jpg

Odz8w.jpg

4zX4f.jpg

Index of update posts:

Big thank you to superericla for making this.

Sleeving

More Sleeving

Watercooling Gear

Watercooling Gear

Reservoir Roughly Fitted

Reservoir / Pump Mounting

Mount Ready for Sandblasting

Cutting Scrap Metal

More Metal Cutting

PSU, Reservoir, and Pump Mounted

More Reservoir Mount Pictures

Fan Cable Management and Painting

Fans Mounted

Motherboard Installed

Parts Ready to Paint

Paint and Primer

Preparing to Sand

Sanding the Reservoir Mount

Reservoir Mount Hung to Dry

Mount Paint Setup

Reservoir Mount All Painted

Finished Reservoir Mount

Glass-Like Finish

12v Compressor

Paint Drying

More Painting

Case Before Modding

More Before Pics

Case Pulled Apart

Sticking With Corsair Motherboard Tray

Bending the Motherboard Tray

Motherboard Tray Mounted

Fans and Awaiting Parts

Metal Bending Tutorial

Modding Through the Night

Cutting, Filing, Bending Metal

Radiator and HDD Sectioning

Tin Snips

Radiator Holder 1

Radiator Holder 2

Radiator Holder 3

Letting Ideas Develop

800D Meets 3 Grinders

Organizing Bolt Holes

One Custom Rad Box

Stainless Steel Mesh

Mesh Installed

Things are Warming Up

Paint Tools and PC Mod Kit

Custom vs Corsair Panels

SSD Location

Bite the Bullet

Filing a Panel Insert

Panel Insert Mounted

Table Saw and Aluminum Cutting

Router Table

Drilling and Thread Tap

"Stuff"

Panel and More Mesh

Custom Motherboard Tray

GPU Waterblocks

Radiators, Fans, and Motherboard Mounted

Mounting the PSU

Making Stand-Off Plates

Flush Fitting

Test Spray

PSU Shelf

PSU Cable Grommets

Staggering Pumps

Pump Measurements and Drilling

Holes for Pump Mount Drilled

Pumps on Mount

Hard Work Paid Off

Compression Fitting Conversion

Reservoir Mount and Fillport

Making a Jig 1

Making a Jig 2

Starting to Like the Pump

Pump Mounting 1

Pump Mounting 2

Pump Mounting 3

Cleaning Up Brackets

Reservoir/Pump Mounted

Bolts and Rivets

Dual Drain Ports

Time for a New Front Panel

Acrylic Bender

Meant to Be

Easy Bending

Test Piece Without Paper

No Bubbles

Bending is Easy

Paper Removal

Mesh Between Layers

Even More Custom Panel

Preparing Panel

Drilling

Making Fiberglass

Holes for Fan Controllers and LEDs

Using a Dremel

Fans Taped On

Heavy Fabrication

2 Hours of Block Making

Design Change

Making Fiberglass for Fan Controller

Fan Controller Mounting

Fan Controller Planning

More Mesh

More Condenser Pics

Smoothing Before Bed

Surface Prepared

Blade Putty

Serious Amounts of Work

Working on Original Case Front

Old Face Prep

More Fan Controller Mounting

3.5" Drive Mounting Cradle

More Drive Mounts

Spraying the Case Before Wiring

Prepping Face

Face Starting to Look Like Glass

Precision Cuts Without Precision Machinery

Drilling the Face

Thread Tapping

Work Coming Together

More Work Coming Together

Running Out of 800D

"The Plot Thickens"

Throwing Around Ideas

Finally Happy

Serious Sheet Metal Skills

Getting There Slowly

Subframe

Angles

Starting to Look Like a Panel

Strong Panel

Coming Together

Even More Mesh and Panels

Inverted Mesh

Sheet Metal Love

The Filling Begins

Surface Prep

Ultimate Modding

Functional Work-Spaces

Fine Detail

Back To Modding

Another Piece of the Puzzle

Nearly Finished Top

"Everything Becomes a Mission"

Recessed Mesh

Mesh Inserts

Corsair Carnage

All Together

Controllers Molded Into a Panel

Fresh Finish

Radiator Mounts and Sheet Metal

Radiator Box

Hit a Brick Wall

Stainless Mesh

"Everyone Loves Grills"

Working Stainless

One Side Down

Painful But Rewarding

Will Be Tapped in Due Time

Grill Rework

"Welcome to the Wonderful World of Stainless

Win Win

Dual Drain Ports

Angle Grinder

Mounting

Considering Branding

File, File Sand Sand File File

Insane Amount of Work

Temporary Fixings

SSD Riser

Riser and HDD Mount

Sanding and Painting Each Individually

Modified Ratcheting Tap

Fitting Brackets

Crushing Along

Motherboard Slides Into Place

In Need of New Doors

Bringing Grills Out

Split Grill

Grills

New Doors Begin

"Imagine Re Size"

Jigs are Your Friend

New Tool

Solder Method

Moving Forward

Spamming With Updates

Grills Mounted Together

Folding and Seaming

20.6kg's

Updates, Updates, Updates

Doors Coming Together

Soldering is Hard

Finally Getting Somewhere


Important Information ( I've got a lot to add to this)

Taps/drill bit size

This is what I use, it's tried and tested.

Motherboard Standdoffs/HDD screws.

UNC 6/32 tap = 7/64 or 2.78mm drill bit.




This is where I started:

22035742.th.jpg

img0003yc.th.jpg


img0012yj.th.jpg

95531475.th.jpg

47458731.th.jpg

img0021le.th.jpg

: How I cut my heatshrink.

img0014mc.th.jpg

img0015hbz.th.jpg


img0018pm.th.jpg


: How I cut my sleeving.

Soildering iron with a 4mm tip heated up then flattened out. Finishing with a file for a simple edge.

69905312.th.jpg

79520707.th.jpg

img0022n.th.jpg

86216536.th.jpg


First stage of PSU.

24394075.th.jpg

77701582.th.jpg

16851766.th.jpg
project

I didnt get pic's of modding the psu itself, I will apologize upfront its going to be hard to keep up with me and post might seem random and incorrect order.

Truth being every moment I spend typing is taking time away from building. My Project is planned, I have a list of goals and achievements that this build will achieve.

Im not going to talk about what I have brought or what I have planned. If you see something that you want to know more about quote me and I'll be more than happy to explain for the more experienced builder pictures should explain all.
Edited by sil3nt_dr3ams - 5/11/12 at 6:06pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 1503
nice! subbed!
post #3 of 1503
Thread Starter 
22 hours of sleeving and lots of beers.









My home made pin tool, made from bread and butter knifes. showing no signs of breaking.






Edited by sil3nt_dr3ams - 10/23/11 at 3:40am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 1503
Thread Starter 
Im over sleeving for the moment, part one done.





My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 1503
Thread Starter 
More updates,








Have to make a custom fan due to the rewiring of the psu.



Some of the watercooling gear.









Roughly how res and pump will sit, have to make rear mounting plate.



hehe w00t , wont come into play till later on. Will be a quick disconnect external unit.

Feel like I'm spamming my own thread here some comments would be nice.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 1503
Looks good! I think your comment issue is two fold. First the tiny images and need to click through to imgshack to see them is a huge turn-off. Second, threads that get the most comments are one's where the story is told in words and images, with some interplay and "surprise' in what will happen next. Think smaller chapters. Also, you are doing some interesting things here but never explain what they are. For example, what's the deal with the PSU fan? Where'd you get the res? Those sleeving jigs would probably be a really big hit if we knew how they work.

It does look cool, though I only checked a couple images sine my internet sucks, imgshack is slow, and I'm lazy.


I'd also say that since there are lots of great builds going on at OCN, if you want us to care about yours you need to really present it to us. You say that every moment typing takes away from modding and that everything is already planned. This gives the impression that you don't care about us. We want to live vicariously though your modding! If I'm going to follow your build, I need a reason to be invested. If Lutro or K3nny are showing us step by step work, asking our opinions, explaining their thoughts and plans and interacting with us on a personal level, I'll likely follow them since my time is limited. Half of being popular here is being a good showman. I'e followed lots of mediocre builds because the builder had fun with us and interacted with the reader in a way that made me interested to see what came next.
Edited by ddietz - 10/23/11 at 10:21am
Alpha v.2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 740be @ 3.63 (16.5 x 220) ASUS M3A78-CM XFX HD4850 Crucial 2x2GM DDR2-800 6-6-6-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB OS/Programs, WD 1Tb + 800 GB data Sony DVD-RW Win 7x64 Professional Dell 22" 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 650 Antec 300 w/5 fans 
  hide details  
Reply
Alpha v.2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 740be @ 3.63 (16.5 x 220) ASUS M3A78-CM XFX HD4850 Crucial 2x2GM DDR2-800 6-6-6-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB OS/Programs, WD 1Tb + 800 GB data Sony DVD-RW Win 7x64 Professional Dell 22" 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 650 Antec 300 w/5 fans 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 1503
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddietz View Post
Looks good! I think your comment issue is two fold. First the tiny images and need to click through to imgshack to see them is a huge turn-off. Second, threads that get the most comments are one's where the story is told in words and images, with some interplay and "surprise' in what will happen next. Think smaller chapters. Also, you are doing some interesting things here but never explain what they are. For example, what's the deal with the PSU fan? Where'd you get the res? Those sleeving jigs would probably be a really big hit if we knew how they work.

It does look cool, though I only checked a couple images sine my internet sucks, imgshack is slow, and I'm lazy.


I'd also say that since there are lots of great builds going on at OCN, if you want us to care about yours you need to really present it to us. You say that every moment typing takes away from modding and that everything is already planned. This gives the impression that you don't care about us. We want to live vicariously though your modding! If I'm going to follow your build, I need a reason to be invested. If Lutro or K3nny are showing us step by step work, asking our opinions, explaining their thoughts and plans and interacting with us on a personal level, I'll likely follow them since my time is limited. Half of being popular here is being a good showman. I'e followed lots of mediocre builds because the builder had fun with us and interacted with the reader in a way that made me interested to see what came next.
Hey mate,

Thank you very much for your reply, I read it first thing this morning before going to work. All morning it played around in my head and at lunch I gave it a second read. Could'nt be more wiser words spoken to me at any more of the correct timing being on a few days into the build.

Your post has made me reevaluate how I've approached documenting this build.

If you guys are patient with me, I'll do a huge image dump then I'll go back and rewrite it. I do have a lot to offer in terms of knowleage and tools skills , I build and renovate houses for a living so I guess I take my hand skills for granted.

Can somebody do me a favor and point me in the direction of where to host pictures other than the usual free and nasty's.

Heres another heap of pics which I will rewrite , later tonight when im out of the shed.
Edited by sil3nt_dr3ams - 10/24/11 at 6:07am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 1503
Silent,

Wow, never thought I'd impact someone's entire morning.

I know how you feel regarding taking tool use for granted. I was a custom furniture and cabinet maker for 10 years (until recently deciding to change and go to university) and I recognize how easy it is to forget what is obvious and what isn't, especially to the less experienced viewer. I can follow along your images well but many probably cannot.

I might suggest you start by explaining the more interesting or novel things you did. You sleeving jigs would be a good beginning for that. I don't think you have to write a book, but a sentence or two would add a lot to your build journal.

I personally use Flickr, the free account. It works well for me. I've never had, nor seen anyone else have issues with images linked from flickr not showing up. I cannot say the same for imgshack. I believe you can also buy a membership through OCN that will let you upload images directly to the forum.

Also, I'm pretty sure you can directly link from imgshack using the embed link on the right of the imgshack page where your image is. You don't need the whole code, just the img tag parts.

like this:
Code:
 <IMG]http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2377/img0097qet.jpg[/IMG>
change the < and > to [ and ] to make it work right

Edited by ddietz - 10/24/11 at 7:24am
Alpha v.2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 740be @ 3.63 (16.5 x 220) ASUS M3A78-CM XFX HD4850 Crucial 2x2GM DDR2-800 6-6-6-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB OS/Programs, WD 1Tb + 800 GB data Sony DVD-RW Win 7x64 Professional Dell 22" 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 650 Antec 300 w/5 fans 
  hide details  
Reply
Alpha v.2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 740be @ 3.63 (16.5 x 220) ASUS M3A78-CM XFX HD4850 Crucial 2x2GM DDR2-800 6-6-6-18 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB OS/Programs, WD 1Tb + 800 GB data Sony DVD-RW Win 7x64 Professional Dell 22" 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 650 Antec 300 w/5 fans 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 1503
Thread Starter 
moving images.
Edited by sil3nt_dr3ams - 10/24/11 at 7:55am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 1503
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddietz View Post
Silent,

Wow, never thought I'd impact someone's entire morning.

I know how you feel regarding taking tool use for granted. I was a custom furniture and cabinet maker for 10 years (until recently deciding to change and go to university) and I recognize how easy it is to forget what is obvious and what isn't, especially to the less experienced viewer. I can follow along your images well but many probably cannot.

I might suggest you start by explaining the more interesting or novel things you did. You sleeving jigs would be a good beginning for that. I don't think you have to write a book, but a sentence or two would add a lot to your build journal.

I personally use Flickr, the free account. It works well for me. I've never had, nor seen anyone else have issues with images linked from flickr not showing up. I cannot say the same for imgshack. I believe you can also buy a membership through OCN that will let you upload images directly to the forum.

Also, I'm pretty sure you can directly link from imgshack using the embed link on the right of the imgshack page where your image is. You don't need the whole code, just the img tag parts.

like this:
Code:
 <IMG]http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2377/img0097qet.jpg[/IMG>
change the < and > to [ and ] to make it work right

Thanks mate, I'll edit everything once im inside on my workstation. Laptop bandit in the shed atm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4814.0MHz GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 2 x GTX 560 ti GEIL 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD CB 500gb 16MB Cache, In Raid 0 black one. 7 ULTIMATE x64 Flat ones, 
PowerCase
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 "Corsair Carnage" 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mod Work Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Case Mod Work Logs ›  "Project Sil3nT" Building test system.