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post #321 of 351
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Update time:

I got to work on the AQ5 PowerAdjusts II's mounting plate.. again. I really couldn't settle myself in on the acrylic plate I had made so I upgraded.. to copper!
I started with my favorite vector program and sketched in the PowerAdjust's onto the proposed copper sheet. I then scored and bent the copper with two MNPC Tech rulers and clamps. After that was just some drilling, mounting, and screwing. For demonstration, it's sitting on 10mm M4 screws. When it goes in, there will be 10mm spacers with 14mm screws.















post #322 of 351
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Onto the pedestal:

I started in on making the pedestal completely modular like so many other members here. In order to do that, we'll need the rads, pumps, and in and out ports installed, which will be connected via quick disconnect to the main body of the case.

So far, we've got rads, fans, and pumps in. To do: install drain port, in&out ports, and wire fans, flow meter, and temp sensors up.







More to come!
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Fortunately my girlfriend doesn't mind one bit smile.gif

laughingsmiley.gif now where have I heard that before!!


Like the mod your doing K. Excellent. I recon you could have almost done a youtube video judging by the number snaps taken...thumb.gif
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laughingsmiley.gif now where have I heard that before!!


Like the mod your doing K. Excellent. I recon you could have almost done a youtube video judging by the number snaps taken...thumb.gif

Haha, I think I've said it once or twice. She's pretty accommodating! rolleyes.gif
I'm glad you like it Victor. I tried to capture it in enough detail for someone to be able to reproduce it I reckon. That thin gauge copper sheet is remarkably easy to work with. Ever since I used it there I've been looking for places elsewhere to implement it thinking.gif
post #325 of 351
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Pedestal Update #2:

So another night of work on the pedestal and we've definitely made a good amount of progress. I started in on perfecting the pump mounting. Using another sheet of copper, I placed that on top of the Phobya noise destructor foam blocks and drilled in place. End result is a nice, clean, solid pump mounting plate with noise and vibration isolation. I then got to work on the drain port, and in&out ports. The in&out ports will allow me to make the pedestal completely modular and will be completely plug and play. The drain port is mounted on the other side of the pedestal and is fed by outlets from both radiators. Even though both rads are in the same loop, I thought it couldn't hurt thumb.gif. All of these are finished with Bitspower pass-through fittings.
Next up was the cutouts in the main body of the case for the pass-through fittings and wires to come up through. I picked up some of the U-channel CaseLabs uses and these will be finished with that.
After said cutouts were done, it was onto wiring up all the fans, flow meter, and temp sensor. The pedestal is definitely in it's homestretch and it's coming along really nicely.Tonight we'll finish it up and then get to work elsewhere in the build.
But first! I hear a PPCs package has arrived! What could be in it?! biggrin.gif
















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Good mod work on the pedestal, very well thought out and planned. Love the copper mount for the PA2's too. thumb.gif
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Good mod work on the pedestal, very well thought out and planned. Love the copper mount for the PA2's too. thumb.gif

Thanks TPE, it was really the first modding into the chassis I've done this build so the pressure was definitely on.

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As expected, a nice large PPCs package was waiting for me downstairs!

To name a few parts; MCP25X2, Bitspower black pass-through fittings (gorgeous!), acrylic tubing, associated fittings, some elbows, white tubing, and some LED corner bars.
Unrelated to the PPCs box, I finally got my custom DMCIFlex Filters in. They fit great and exactly as planned. The entire process to procure them was amazingly easy.
Also pictured are my new Veroboards! These will be cut to size and used for the fan splitting, PWM splitting, and AQ5 high speed link splitting boards.









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Update time:

I got to work on the AQ5 PowerAdjusts II's mounting plate.. again. I really couldn't settle myself in on the acrylic plate I had made so I upgraded.. to copper!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



You've out copper'ed me! That looks fantastic...and I may need to try that as an update when I get finished. I was going to have mine powdercoated...but that looks soooo sweet. Nice job.
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Ok. Maybe I've been living under a rock for awhile...but when did Bitspower start making Quick Disconnects???!!! Those are good looking! The only reason I didn't use real QDC's is I hated how the Koolance ones looked. Where did you get them?
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You've out copper'ed me! That looks fantastic...and I may need to try that as an update when I get finished. I was going to have mine powdercoated...but that looks soooo sweet. Nice job.

Thanks! I'm extremely satisfied on how it came out!
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Ok. Maybe I've been living under a rock for awhile...but when did Bitspower start making Quick Disconnects???!!! Those are good looking! The only reason I didn't use real QDC's is I hated how the Koolance ones looked. Where did you get them?

You're not kidding! When I saw them, I seriously had to have them. It's funny though since the only reason I stumbled across them is because I couldn't find matching male and female pairs of the Koolance QDC's I needed through the same vendor.

You can find all the Bitspower QDC's here, but I warn you, they will cost you near 3 times as much for a set! Unfortunately they don't make white yet which would really look stunning (and go with both of our builds), but I have hope!
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