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Looking nice. I have the same block in one of my builds. RIP MIPS

Thanks! smile.gif

It's a real shame they went under, I really like their style (clean and understated, at least for the
M/B blocks). I looked at the EKWB block for the SR-2 as well, but I like this one much better.
I also very much appreciated that they made blocks for M/B's that didn't sell by the millions
(such as the SR-2), instead of just the most popular models.
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In like flint with those copper screws, that is THE TOUCH !
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Clear lacquer those copper painted parts - should help you stop aging/tarnishing smile.gif
*Good progress there mate!
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In like flint with those copper screws, that is THE TOUCH !

Hehe, thanks!

The devil's in the details. The longer I work on this, the more things I find which I want to mod. rolleyes.gif
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Clear lacquer those copper painted parts - should help you stop aging/tarnishing smile.gif
*Good progress there mate!

Yup, that is indeed what I intent to do. Wouldn't want all that nice copper to oxidize, can't have that!
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Have you seen that thread where that guy got limited edition copper multi-links from BitsPower? Those looked amazing.

Nonetheless, subbed! thumb.gif

EDIT: This one.
Edited by milkychipz - 9/16/13 at 4:29am
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Have you seen that thread where that guy got limited edition copper multi-links from BitsPower? Those looked amazing.

Nonetheless, subbed! thumb.gif

EDIT: This one. [...img...]

Holy hell, that really does look awesome! wubsmiley.gif

And no, I hadn't come across that one yet, you wouldn't happen to have a link to the log?

Thanks for the support! smile.gif
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Pictures below, and link in the sig. These fittings would be perfect for your build. Love the fans by the way. Keep up the awesome work!




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Pictures below, and link in the sig. These fittings would be perfect for your build. Love the fans by the way. Keep up the awesome work!


Ah, that explains it. I've been reading up on the BBBB, but hadn't yet caught up to that part of the log. Love the CPU block
in copper, so yummy wubsmiley.gif

Agreed, those fittings would indeed fit my build very nicely. Although I'm pretty happy with the Alphacool Shiny copper fittings
I've ordered. The copper plating on those is actually pretty nice as well.

+Rep for awesomeness and being helpful.
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Yeah +rep for you cpachris! So much copper to look at I would be willing to buy the whole setup! biggrin.gif
This build log is turning out to be very tasty indeed tongue.gif
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Fan Disassembly

I actually wanted to make a video of this, but I didn't have the time to do it properly,
and I'd rather do it not at all than sub-par. It would have been easier to follow along
if somebody else wanted to take their fan apart, but for the time being still pics will
have to do.

Side note: This post is more geared towards those who've never taken a fan apart.
For most other people it will probably be rather boring and trivial.

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First, take the inner frame out of the outer one. I have found it is easiest to do this
by pressing on the inner frame between the two lugs in each corner instead of the
lugs directly.

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--02--bfspro-frame-disassembled.jpeg


Next, take off the sticker on the back. I use some petroleum ether to get rid of the
sticky residue (very annoying stuff).

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--03--bfspro-sticker.jpeg

Then take out the gasket which covers the bearing's back side. It's not extremely
delicate, but if you're not careful you can damage it nonetheless. Also, you can see
my most important tool for this process: A dental tool. biggrin.gif

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--04--bfspro-gasket.jpeg


And here comes the part which is actually tricky. The rotor is held in place by a small
washer which sits in a groove on the rotor's axis. The washer has a slit in it.

I found the easiest way to get this washer out of that groove to be this:
  • Take two of those dental tools from above.
  • Press down on the washer with one of them and make sure it doesn't rotate
    anymore (remember: this is a bearing made for rotation, so it moves rather
    easily and is well lubricated, i.e. slippery).
  • Press the tip of the second dental tool into the slit of the washer and twist
    one of the ends of the washer upwards (this usually takes me several tries since
    I often slip). The washer is very flexible, so don't worry too much about breaking
    it. Be careful, but not afraid.
  • Once the washer is nicely twisted and one of its ends pointing out of the
    bearing, get the second dental tool under the washer and pop it out.
  • That's it, you can now slide the rotor out on the other side. smile.gif


The washer is the white thing inside the red circle.

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--05--bfspro-washer.jpeg


The red arrow is pointing towards the washer's slit into which you need to get the
tool.

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--06--bfspro-washer.jpeg


And here we have the bearing with the rotor removed. The red ring is actually an O-ring
resting on top of another washer. Both of these are actually loose and are only held in
place because the lubricant makes them a bit sticky (you will have noticed this when
taking out the washer in the above step). There is also one of these O-rings on the
rotor axis itself. You can take them out if you want, but I left them in.

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--07--bfspro-rotor-out.jpeg


The disassembled rotor and inner frame:

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--08--bfspro-disassembled.jpeg


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aw--helios--2013-09-19--09--bfspro-disassembled.jpeg


And my disassembled army of fans (you know, the other one biggrin.gif ):

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aw--helios--2013-09-19--10--army-of-fans.jpeg


I don't think you necessarily need dental tools to do this, but I had them anyway,
tried them out and found them to work very well for this. If you want to buy some,
you can get them on eBay for a few bucks per set.

I'm currently painting the fans and should have an update on that some time over
the weekend.


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by,
-aw
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ZEUS
(14 items)
 
HELIOS
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2600k MSI Z77A-GD65 Kingston HyperX Western Digital RE4 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Red EKWB Supreme HF Alphacool NexXxos UT60 360 mm Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Aquacomputer Aquastream Standard Arch Linux 64 Bit Dell 24" 1920x1200 Qpad Mk85 
PowerCase
BeQuiet 550W Fractal Design R4 
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