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this is awesome I be watching thumb.gif
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Thanks for all your input guys and all the comments! It keeps me motivated to keep going when i get home from work and are tired thumb.gif

Got a bit distracted from building the actual bench the last two days but i did some experiments.

The Hex mesh has very little surface and stability to it. I want something that "glues" them together which will hold it in place but still fairly easy to remove. I tried with double sided sticky tape which almost held it in place but as soon as you apply pressure to it it instantly came loose. That got me thinking...

As you can see the surface of the mesh is not much.
C1.jpg

taped the holes that i did not want to be covered, used Teflon tape on the steel sheet so nothing would stick to it
C2.jpg

Filled the holes with 2 component epoxy, and let the glue harden. Not the best finish but keep in mind this is just a test not a final mod smile.gif
C3.jpg

C4.jpg

Now there is a lot more surface for the double sided tape to adhere to and it works perfectly!

Found another mesh today but not really liking it
110.jpg

I have decided I'm going to paint all the different meshes black and re post the pictures. I might change my mind once they are all black.

Also tried some powder coating last night

This is satin black. Two problems with this color, fingerprints sticks instantly, and it looks kinda cheap
C6.jpg

Gun metal gray. Had to try, not gonna paint it like this though
C5.jpg

This is the surface finish of the original cooler master case. I'm really liking this surface finish so i'm gonna order some textured powder coating black and give it a try.
C7.jpg

Gonna order this color and give it a go!
C8.jpg

That's all for it now, but my gf is going to a wedding and will be gone all weekend so a lot will probably happen thumb.gif
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I guess the vote didn't convince you frown.gif

I like that color! Plus the textured paint will make fingerprints less of a problem. Keep going! thumb.gif
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I guess the vote didn't convince you frown.gif
I like that color! Plus the textured paint will make fingerprints less of a problem. Keep going! thumb.gif

It kinda did, ordered titanium dark gray yday so i can paint the circular mesh. Think that will be the way to go!
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Hey guys,

got a lot done the last week so thought i would post a few pictures

First of all I'll show you something great when working with metal sheets. I have not seen many use these and i don't know why. They are quite handy when you don't want to weld and will help a lot in hard to reach places, when you don't have to use a regular nut. It's rivet nuts smile.gif

Works like a normal rivet.
rivet1.jpg

Modified a normal rivet gun buy cutting the head of a M4 bolt and jamming it in the rivet gun. Added a few washers to prevent the rivet from entering the gun
rivet2.jpg

Screw the nut on the thread
Ribet3.jpg

All done
Ribet4.jpg

In the end I just got a rivet gun made for the rivet nuts which made it a lot easier.
rivet5.jpg

Back to the case.

Made some acrylic for the case. Had to countersink the acrylic in order to get it flush against the case
D2.jpg

Mounted. It's clear acrylic but it has a green protective sheet on it.
D1.jpg

Spot welded some ends on the radiator holders and mounted it all together
d3.jpg

Removed the green protective plastic. Still needs to be sanded to get a matte finish so the red leds will spread the light better.
D4.jpg

Drilled the front acrylic plate. Still need to remove a lot of acrylic in the middle
D5.jpg

Drilled holes in the aluminum after i knew the acrylic would fit.
d6.jpg

Test fit
D7.jpg

During the test fit i marked around the edges with a knife so i could get a rough template.
D8.jpg

As you can see its a bit rough smile.gif Will still do some more welding on the case and when that is all done i will grind down the front and back plate and sand it smooth. But you can see its starting to look as the rendering smile.gif
D9.jpg

more updates coming soon!
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Lookin good, keep it up. thumb.gif
     
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Thanks! Needs to be done on 6th of december so need to speed up a lot smile.gif
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Big update coming tomorrow if i get time to take pictures of all the stuff smile.gif

Sneak preview
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stay tuned
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back as promised smile.gif

Almost forgot to update, have another project that I've been working on for the last 5 months. Can anyone guess what it is? Just got the "table back from a workshop that leveled it for me. So now i just need to get it assembled and it should be good to go if I just can figure out how to use it biggrin.gif
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Back on topic

Started sanding the edges, tried a lot of different machines and files before getting the result i wanted. Still need to straighten up the edges but wanted to mill the fan controllers first in case i make a mistake and need to redo it. Front1.jpg

Front2.jpg

Milled away a bit of material to get the psu as close as possible to the back of the case to make as much room as possible inside the case
Backplate.jpg

Started disassembling the new lamptron's
Lamp1.jpg

Very easy to take apart
Lamp2.jpg

In the preview yday you saw the milling so no need to post more pics of that, the controller fitted!
Lamp3.jpg

Had to power it up smile.gif
Lamp4.jpg

Lamp5.jpg


After looking for leds for the acrylic and realizing buying "computer leds" are way too expensive i started looking for other options. Found this through a company in Finland. I don't know the price but it should be less than 50€ for 5m of leds. These are 15,6W/m so should be plenty of lumens smile.gif
Led1.jpg

The Leds can be cut every three leds and cables can be soldered on straight on the copper tabs, 8mm wide and 2,5mm high. The best thing with them is if you have a 2cm led strip or a 5m led strip all you need is 12V.
Led2.jpg
Led3.jpg

Also have milled the front acrylic, milled a 3mm gap to place the leds in, a nice tight fit.
acrylic1.jpg

From the top
acrylic2.jpg

Full 12V, probably need to run them on 8V, otherwise with 2m's of leds it will look like a nuclear power plant biggrin.gif
Acrylic3.jpg

As low as it goes.
Acrylic4.jpg

Still need to sand the acrylic edges to make it more smooth and spread the light even better, but it's a good start.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to get good photos when photoing the acrylic? They are super red but turns kinda orange in the pictures

Think that's it for now
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Got some great news guys. After some discussions with EK Waterblocks they decided to sponsor me in this build!

Since I started water cooling I have always liked the design of the water blocks that EK provide. So it is truly an honor to work with such a great company!

EKWB-Banner-1.jpg

The parts smile.gif
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Unpacked
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This i won over at cooledpc.com but thought i would share it anyways
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Pump top to add some performance
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EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal, such a buty
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Waterblock for my Asus Gene-V, EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G
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EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
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A bunch of fittings, some i have bought and some sponsored
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EK-RES X3 150
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EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black
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New build update coming shortly.

Special thanks to Gregor over at EK for helping me out!

Can a moderator please move this to the sponsored section and PM me to who and where i should pay the thread fee.
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