i finally figured out my tubing route...
i need a few more 90's and 45's but its finally done!
heres my idea... (thanks to Carl for his idea...
) Using 90's and 45s i was able to route my fittings AROUND each other... making a cleaner route easier to acheive.
It goes GPU -> Left ram (bottom) -> CPU in -> Right Ram(Bottom) -> Rad -> Mosfet
I also had some free time and finished up some mini mods on my psu... Here is what i did.
I think the end result is nice and subtle enough without chaging the actual appearance too much:
sold my mouse to buy another one...
Omg! I bought the same mouse! Lol...
Its the newer version of the RAT, and it has a couple more buttons, but i really bought it for the orange highlights!
I also installed the bottom rads...
In the mean time i got a small envelope from the USA
Very strange and hard envelope!
but inside i found a little suprise
Made a quick cup of Joe, and got to work
X-fire bridge = Perfectly the way i wanted it!
Next was the stickers amde for the GPU backplates
and an Overall shot of the GPU +Bridge, and ribbon!
Next up my HDDS
The reason for labelling was in case of Failure of one of the disks in the RAID, locating it will be easier than having to search through sata cables!
And lastly the Memory sticks....
Because of the complicated design of the stickers it was seperaed into 3 different stickers!
The first sticker was to cover a weird bump/scrape all my dimms have on both sides, while at the same time allowing for the glossy stickers that will go above it to POP
Second part is the usual Dominator three line logo, with a new font to match the build in gloss orange
And the last part was the white glossy letters!
And this is the final outcome!
I ahve atleast another 30sets so i can re-seat any that may come out wrong.
Right now i want to say a HUUUUUUGE thank you to Mr. Ben Lavinge, for helping me desing, customize and actually cut these stickers and ship them to me all the way over from the USA to Greece! Without him these stickers would of never been possible!
ordered some parts from the waterjet!
They are exactly how i wanted them!!!
can anyone guess what they are?
They are leftovers
The real peices are these!
Drilled for M4 tap, and then countersunk...
Screwing in each screw on opposite sides lock the reservoir into place.
Ignore the length of the actual screws, according to my calculations if i use M4 x 20mm screws, they will sit flush and be tight enough to hold the reservoir!
This is how i think i will stack them
The peices that ahve a small triangle are the ones that will be bolted to the motherboard plate using M4 or M5 screws.
Heres a general shot...
I also weighed them
They are each about ~200 grams...
and a quick test i did just to see if it fits!....
I realised i did not have a way to route cables from the rads to the drive bays in a stealthy fashion, so i went ahead and made some holes...
But because 1 is never enough, i made two!
Hopefully these 2 will be enough for me to route through all the cables needed for the card reader, and the fans flowmeters etc etc.
So ive been pretty busy getting things sorted today...
got my res holders back from paint shop. They arent perfect, but i did manage to get them painted for free... so im not complaining
At the moment i am lining them up and trying to get all the bolts to sit flush.
It was ahrder than i thought it was going to be, and i have to individually file each screw to size because although i calculated the design for it to fit with 20mm screws, each screw is a little off, ranging from 19.3mm to 21 mm, so 2mm off makes the head stand out.
on another note i took care of my hidden lighting idea. We recently renovated our kitchen and replaced our old fluorescent ligts with led strips. and we placed them inside some sort of holder.
This is angled at 45 degrees
here is the panel that gets mounted so you can clip it in to position.
then you can either place see through or white plexiglass, i went with white plexi
12V Led strip 14,4W, this thing is pretty bright... iw asnt expecting it to be sooo bright D:
The Led strip goes into the profile and stays in place with double sided sticky tape.
Slide in the plexiglass
And we have the completed lighting setup!
Total = ~15-20 euros for 1M of lighting.
Now i have to cut it to length and figure out where i want to put them
after a few days with my new res holder i wasnt very pleased with the outcome...
So i started re-designing by hand...
the idea is to cnc rings that would do this, and depending the radius of the reservoir i can tighten so the plate would touch the reservoir with mybe some sort of elastic material for grip...
The problem is i want the bolt of the screw to remain stationary so it is always flush....
Something like this.... Maybe have two seperate rings a top and bottom so screws can be easily replaced and fixed incase of error/problem.
I made up a few digital versions using illustrator too...
My design consists of 4 peices. Top and bottom ring, bolt, and pressure plate...
By turning the screw, this is the outcome i wanted to acheive...
So after that was done and i checked and double checked my dimensions etc,
i designed a section in autocad, so that i can send to companies to get price offers.
so this is where i am at the moment...
still need to create the pressure plate, but it may take a while, because i am useless when it comes to autocad!
So while im finishing up the designs, i placed an EK reservoir for now... and i cant say i dont like it, but its not my "vision" either.
What do you think?
I added a fitting to loop a tube to the rear so i can fill up the loop easier.
I also connected the radiators to the loop, and placed my drain valve.
i need te system running by monday, and right now im leak testing!
But here are some photos so you guys can see...
The coolant that will be used
The color was a little bit too pale for my likings, so i went ahead and added some red dye to get it the color i want...
I think the shade turned out quite well, and the coolant matches the rest of the parts.
Right now its bleeding, and there are no leaks
Once the bleeding finishes and im sure its leak proof, ill take some complete photos
Untill then have a nice day