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UpdatesUpdatesUpdates.

I promise some actual computer updates will come over the next couple of weeks. For the time being these will have to do:


I doubt it's very noticeable, but I sanded back all the new edges on the desk top.




The biggest reason for the sanding was so I could start this.. Took to the opening where the computer display will be with a router and I now have a nice little groove for some clear acrylic to sit on wink.gif



I've had a sheet of acrylic sitting around for quite a while ago, just forgot to upload a photo. As you can see - it is a VERY good fit. Just need to square the corners now.



Needed a way to assemble the drawer which holds all my PC gear.. So I picked up some all-thread rod and made some holes in the bottom piece of MDF. I'm going to use this to stack the layers of MDF.




I just used some nylon nuts to hold the rod in place.



I put some holes in the middle sheet of MDF and although they still need some tweaking (might need to make the holes a little larger), I am quite happy with how it worked out.



Just to give you an idea - This is how the drawer will be. The perforated sheeting with the motherboard on it will sit in the same place in this photo. Underneath the perforated sheeting you will see the tubing routes. I'll be buying some black tubing to go around the thread so it looks a little nicer as well.




Last thing! Bought some handles for the desk. Figured these suited the desk the best.
Edited by jrule2 - 1/27/14 at 8:21am
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Dude sick! Subscribing for sure.

If you have not changed the leg design, what we do here at work (staircase company) for glass staircases is just use a thick piece of glass. You could do glass on both ends and with the right brackets you will have all the support you ever need and those legs will never bend.

With your metal frame / MDF design, glass would fit in with that style perfectly. Just cut out the exact shape you need for each end and use the correct brackets.

Here is an example of glass used as railing. (you could use plexiglass too)

http://www.aluminum-rails.com/vista-stainless-glass/vista-stainless-glass-railing300.jpg

http://img.weiku.com/waterpicture/2011/10/27/17/Stainless_Steel_Glass_Handrail_Bracket_EK07__634591159703953728_1.jpg

Edit - Here is a photo I snapped of this little display in our showroom. See that middle piece of glass and those 4 brackets? You can do that but vertical mounting and it will work perfect .


Edited by chaotikgaming - 1/27/14 at 12:10pm
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update?
post #55 of 87
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UPDATE!

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates been flat out with work and other commitments so I have done very little on the build lately. Looking to finish it VERY soon though.

Received a lot of orders over the past month or so and I wish I had more pictures but I'll show the new gear on a task-by-task basis (as I'm actually fitting it).







My order from Performance-PCs came a couple of weeks ago. I received the following items:
  • 8x Delta fans
  • Aquaero 6
  • 2x UV Cathodes
  • 2x Vandal Swithces
  • Various lengths of Monsoon Acrylic Tubing
  • 16x Monsoon Hardline Fittings
  • Various connectors for cable sleeving






Received a few more orders for various items I couldn't buy from one store. I purchased an Aquacomputer Multiswitch to control all my UV cathodes (and maybe LED strips eventually) as well as to allow me to create some lighting effects. Picked up a EVGA Pro SLI bridge which I'll do a few mods to before it makes it into the build. Finally, my MDPC black sleeving arrived for my custom cables smile.gif

Still a few more orders to arrive that I have placed just recently - Memory, two more Titans and some waterblocks!
post #56 of 87
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Just a few more pictures of what I HAVE done over the last month.


Put everything together together to get a bit of an idea how it'll look.

Decided to redo the tubing in the radiator due to the whole plasticiser issue. I also wasn't a big fan of the layout, could have been made a little cleaner.

As you can see.. definite sign of plasticiser.



Created a fill port for the reservoir using a couple of extenders. Made some holes on top of the case for these to poke out. Due to the way I'm mounting the reservoir, I couldn't use the ports on the top as fill ports.


Small improvement in the layout here I think. It's still not quite complete as I ran out of tubing mad.gif


Fitted the final eight Delta fans while I was at it. (sorry about the flash).



Gave making the fan cables a shot last weekend. Not sure how happy I was with the first one. It's not sleeved either as it may not be visible, so wasn't going to bother.

That's it for today!
post #57 of 87
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Graphics cards and RAM arrived!








Stripped the two new Titan's down and put the XSPC blocks on. Forgot to take photos of the RAM blocks, but I stripped the G.Skill heatsinks off and installed the XSPC 4 Dimm tops while I was at it. That's it for today! Hopefully should have my final package from Performance-PCs arrive this week and I'll be able to assemble the computer properly.
Edited by jrule2 - 3/4/14 at 1:09am
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Graphics cards and RAM arrived!








Stripped the two new Titan's down and put the XSPC blocks on. Forgot to take photos of the RAM blocks, but I stripped the G.Skill heatsinks off and installed the XSPC 4 Dimm tops while I was at it. That's it for today! Hopefully should have my final package from Performance-PCs arrive this week and I'll be able to assemble the computer properly.
This looks brilliant i cant wait to see the final product smile.gif.
    
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plug the lights in, plug the lights in, cant wait to see them lit up!

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i think so,subbed 5th in looks like a big cool build. thank you zgjULx
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