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post #1921 of 3982
Something tells me that the copper block won't match the white, black, and maroon. Do you want yours black matte coated, or are you putting various copper highlights in there?
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Originally Posted by nateman_doo View Post

Something tells me that the copper block won't match the white, black, and maroon. Do you want yours black matte coated, or are you putting various copper highlights in there?

No white delrin top option?
post #1923 of 3982
The top is going to be 1/8" thick. Not much mass or stiffness behind it. I will certainly try plastic types, but the block was designed to be copper.
post #1924 of 3982
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Originally Posted by nateman_doo View Post

Something tells me that the copper block won't match the white, black, and maroon. Do you want yours black matte coated, or are you putting various copper highlights in there?
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

No white delrin top option?
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Originally Posted by nateman_doo View Post

The top is going to be 1/8" thick. Not much mass or stiffness behind it. I will certainly try plastic types, but the block was designed to be copper.

I've actually got a ton of copper in the build. Everything from the screws to the fan grills to the AMS radiators. Working on a few other copper additions also. So I'd just have to see what the copper looks like, but copper would probably work.
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For those that were having a hard time visualizing the need for the "cute" little crimson aquabus cables, here is a shot of them mounted. This is the PSU side, up above the motherboard tray. pic (Click to show)
{snip}
I'll be powdercoating the aluminum strip and mounting blocks white, when I do my final batch of stuff, so they will match the case exactly.

Looking good! It looks a lot better with only two sleeved power wires than the 4 unsleeved white ones did.

It is going to be a challenge to make all the connections into the PAs look as neat, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I am sure you will manage it.

Plus, powder coating - how could I doubt you? tongue.gif

Edit:
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pic (Click to show)

That 24pin still hasn't sleeved itself? At this rate you might have to do it yourself...
Edited by GingerJohn - 9/17/12 at 8:58am
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Very clean indeed! How is that custom plate holding onto the case? Very cool custom plate btw....I must have missed it, but looks like you made some legs for it?
Are you worried that the heat generated by the PAs is going directly into your upper chamber rads?
Cheers!

The plate has rectangular aluminum blocks underneath it, and the blocks are bolted to the middle frame of the case with a single 1/4-20 bolt through the middle. This was my original attempt that I showed awhile back:

Version 1 of the Blocks (Click to show)



The only problem with this approach was it was VERY difficult to tighten the bolts on one side of the case while holding the nut on the other. So...version 2 of the blocks included this large cutout that allows me to get a socket head screwdriver through the large hole to grab either the bolt or the nut, and tighten away. And it still leaves room on both sides of the larger hole for smaller holes on both sides to attach the late to the blocks.






Before I send them for powdercoating, I'll spend some time with my grinder working on the edges. Both the blocks and the plate are 1/8" aluminum, so they are strong and do not flex. With the 1/4-20 bolts...they are sturdy and just feel like part of the case frame. Doesn't feel like an add-on.


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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

A very ingenious idea!

Thank you kindly.



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Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango View Post

This is no longer a gaming pc this is a work of art between several badasses.

Never was a gaming PC,....just a PC that could game. But much appreciated anyway. thumb.gif



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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

Looking good! It looks a lot better with only two sleeved power wires than the 4 unsleeved white ones did.
It is going to be a challenge to make all the connections into the PAs look as neat, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I am sure you will manage it.
Plus, powder coating - how could I doubt you? tongue.gif
Edit:
That 24pin still hasn't sleeved itself? At this rate you might have to do it yourself...

Thanks! And yes...every morning when I wake up...the 24pin is still sitting there staring at me. Not sure why its not transforming by itself. Maybe I need to give it some motivation by leaving one of Lutro's videos playing in the background while I sleep. tongue.gif
post #1927 of 3982
Great job on the PA2's, like how you split the power cords into pairs for sleeving. Since mine are hidden I just slapped a bunch of electrical tape around mine; I have a feeling you have a lot more patience than I smile.gif
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no stalker here, but she uses a mac amirite chris? the caption of her picture gives it away biggrin.gif
 
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@Nate when I order my 2win block can it have a white top then?
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post #1930 of 3982
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@Nate when I order my 2win block can it have a white top then?

whatever you can find. how white depends on the materials. I was going to make that top have some thickness to it.
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