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Copper teaser...........................biggrin.gif

I think I have more copper than you do!

Those are $130 each?!?!?! wth.gif
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Hey cpachris, I found you some new material for heatsinks biggrin.giftongue.gif


Edited by sortableturnip - 8/11/12 at 8:44pm
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Those are $130 each?!?!?! wth.gif


those are really nice, but I am thinking that they will tarnish over time and that is a major turn off.
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those are really nice, but I am thinking that they will tarnish over time and that is a major turn off.

You can polish copper and then seal it with a clear coat it will look like yellow shiny gold or you don't have to polish it and just coat it.
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You can polish copper and then seal it with a clear coat it will look like yellow shiny gold or you don't have to polish it and just coat it.

So all I need is to coat it and the shine will last forever? Interesting. I need to find the product, I remembered asking a clerk at Home Depot and he was convinced that such product does not exist at HD and I should try at a cookware specialist.




Will look more into this.....I might have just have found my next color theme. wink.gif
Edited by Quest99 - 8/11/12 at 11:17pm
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Spent some time with my Lamptron FC8 controller that I plan to use to control some lighting. You may remember some of my tear down pictures from awhile back. You can see that post here, or here is a pic below of what it looked like together and torn down.






It was a pretty attractive piece of equipment already....but we can do better. Now you can probably guess what I'm doing to it already, but I had the faceplate powdercoated crimson, and the side brackets powdercoated white. Naturally.







But before I put it all together, I need to do something about the wiring. Black/yellow/red wires ARE NOT ALLOWED...and plus they really are too long. I want something short that I can run a custom power cord to. And...the white-ish molex connectors are the kind of see-through plastic and are ugly as all get out, so those need to be changed. So.....


First cut some wires for a custom power harness. I'm using white wires because I'm going to sleeve them white, and I don't want any color bleed-through.





Strip the ends:





Time to crimp some pins on the end. For the connections that will have double wires going into the same pin....this can be tricky. I've found that it helps me if I take some needlenose pliers and smash the ends together really hard before trying to crimp the pin on.







You'll have to cut some sleeve along the way because once you crimp a double wire pin, you won't be able to get anything back on there





And to help get the heatshrink over the double wire connections, I stretch it out some with the tips of some needle nose pliers before slipping it on.





Rinse and repeat for as many connections as you need. I just need three for this controller:







Now just grab your molex connectors and plug in the pins. I think it came out pretty nice. Much better than the wiring that came on this thing:







Here are some "studio" pictures of my Lamptron:







And some pictures of the Lamptron FC8 in the case:






The wiring project took quite awhile tonight....but I've got plenty more to show off tomorrow.
post #1167 of 3982
Can't the Aquaero XT do all the things the Lamptron can do, but better?

Coming along nicely....when did you get so good at sleeving? smile.gif Looks OEM!
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Originally Posted by dolanda View Post

ohh no I just reached the end of this awesome build...
know what to doo?
This build is epic though! the motherboard is just no words just drool.gif and the two 690 and the crazy SSD raid setup I can imagine the price of thing.
Can't wait to see the fnieshed product! subbin for sure thumb.gif

Welcome aboard dolanda!



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Originally Posted by sortableturnip View Post

Hey cpachris, I found you some new material for heatsinks biggrin.giftongue.gif

Does it come in crimson? smile.gif



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Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

Can't the Aquaero XT do all the things the Lamptron can do, but better?
Coming along nicely....when did you get so good at sleeving? smile.gif Looks OEM!

Thanks on the sleeving comment. I have fun with it.

If I wanted the lights to change based on temperature....I guess I could use the aquaero. But I kind of like the idea of being able to turn a dial to bring the lights on or dim them. Call me old-fashioned. Or just old. Plus...I'm running out of channels on my Aquaero setup....even with 12 poweradjusts. 50+ fans and probably 4 pumps....they chew through your available channels quickly.
post #1169 of 3982
Hey Chris have you thought about Annealing your copper to give it that crimson red look then sealing it?

http://www.thecarvingpath.net/forum/index.php?/topic/1212-copper-patination/


post #1170 of 3982
16 SSDs? That's well above overkill TBH
Edited by Bloitz - 8/12/12 at 2:06am
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