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Update:

Today I haven´t done much progress in the sense of progress I can show you with pictures. The 3 hours I had today to work on the project I pretty much spent measuring up and deciding mounting of the liquid cooling components (yes, they arrived today).

But, for the sake of posting a picture, here´s a teaser on where the rads will be.

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Initially I had planned to mount them with spaces, however, I´ve decided against it for two reasons. First, the weight of the rads would provably unbalance the tower if separated. Secondly the metal sheeting, while thick, isn´t thick enough to keep the rads firmly straight and I don´t like them being able to move at all if touched as it can weaken the sheet metal.

So due to these 2 reasons I will be mounting them straight on the metal plate.

Hopefully, a rather big update tomorrow in prepation for the final update (I´ve taken tomorrow morning and friday morning off work in order to have enough time to finish this by friday midnight, the deadline for the competition, wish me luck!
    
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Amazing work OP- I was skeptical about the SFF case at first but it's coming out wonderfully. Subbed thumb.gif
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Thanks Reista : )
    
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First update of D-Day -1.

I am plausibly going slightly crazy...

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...yes

Started drilling based on measurements taken yesterday and test mounted both radiators.

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Matt black painted the chasis, even though in the picture it doesn´t look matt, that´s because paint wasn´t dry yet.

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Painted one side of both radiators (mainly the middle as the the non-radiator-y-bits will receive the wood treatment later today. Before anyone goes crazy about loosing performance and all that. I´ll say what I´ve said every other time I´ve painted a rad or heatsink and noticed no loss of performance. If you do it with acrylic paint, it´s fine. It´s not fine when you do it with synthetic or plastic paints. You can argue all you want, but I wouldn´t be doing it if I hadn´t tested it countless times : )

I´m hoping I can run the system without fans on the radiator to acceptable temps, since there´s 2 rads and all they are cooling is the cpu, if not, will add fans at a later point, but for the "final" look they won´t have fans on them.

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Painted the plastic parts of the reservoir...

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...and it´s mounts.

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And finished all the wood effect trimmings.

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Piping won´t be done today as all the parts need to be mounted and while that will happen today, it won´t before the plumbing supplies shop closes for the day.

So will be going hopefully first thing tomorrow morning and getting all the piping done, leave the loop running for as many hours as I can allow it to and still have time to mount the hardware and psu in and finish by midning tomorrow.

...I can´t believe I haven´t aplied the matt clear coat finish yet...

Now I have to go to my actual job and pretend like I´m not freaking out about not finishing this in time :S
    
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Nice job on very interesting mod. Keep it working , subbed thumb.gif
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Looks absolutely amazing! thumb.gif
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thanks guys!
    
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I really love the vinyl effect. I work at a sign shop and we have gobs of the stuff and I've been meaning to put it to use on a case. It just looks so pretty.
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This is sweet!!
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post #50 of 102
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thanks guys : )

Asininity, once this is over I will be making a video tutorial on how to add the ageing wood effect to the plain wood vinyl, maybe you can use that for your own means : )
    
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