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[Build Log] Palenque - Scratch built "integrated" evap cooling case (aka bong cooler)

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This will be my first case build and first water cooling rig so this should be lots of fun. I have been lurking on OCN for over a year but didn't have the money to build anything until this year. With being in school I downloaded Inventor and got to drafting. I got my inspiration from a few places.

The first is from a build log from OCN called Project Rainfall and his subsequent build Artic Rain. My original idea was to mod the same case but I could never get exactly what I wanted so I decided a custom case was the way to go. So here is what I hope the case will look like:
Palenque

Palenque is the name of a city of Mayan ruins which is where I got some more inspiration. This case is based more on looks then functions and as such I want to make sure it looks cool above all else. It is because of this the case will end up weighing way to much, but I have it designed to come apart in four sections for transport (what little there will be).

The middle section is where it it will rain and flow into the back section where there is a reservoir and pump. There will also be 2 140mm fans blowing into the middle section from the back. There are a few things missing from this render but I think I will keep that a surprise for later.

I unfortunately don't have enough money for new components so I will just be putting my current rig into this case until I can afford it. The water cooling components are: MCP 35x (from Namkab) and an EK Supreme water block (from WebsterXc). This will all be controlled by an aquero 5 LT.

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Edited by rocketboy07 - 9/10/13 at 3:36pm
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Small update. I got most of my acrylic today. I found a place nearby that sells acrylic and laser cuts it. WOW were they nice and give me a deal. If you are in in West Michigan I would suggest looking them up. Absolutely Amazing Acrylics. They are not sponsors at all. I was just amazed at how nice they were and how much they were willing to work with me plus the price for everything cost just a little more than it was for me to buy just the materials from home depot or lowes.

You can see most of the pieces here. They are all .22" thick clear acrylic. The back left piece is the bottom middle and the big pieces in the front corner are the middles sides. I hope to get most of the middle assembled tonight and will post pictures of it tomorrow.





I picked up a case that I am going to gut and use for a motherboard tray and mounting all the hardware. No idea about the brand but I got it on craigslist for $15 so it doesn't really matter.
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Should be interesting. Looking forward to it thumb.gif
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A fellow West Michigan Resident. Sub for that and for the prospective awesome that will ensue from this build.
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A fellow West Michigan Resident. Sub for that and for the prospective awesome that will ensue from this build.

Thanks for joining the ride I don't think you will be disappointed. Erick, where at in West Michigan are you located, I'm currently in the Kalamazoo area for work/school but home is in Grand Rapids. I'll try to post an update tonight.
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I'm in Stevensville. Right on the Lake Michigan coast.
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post #8 of 12
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Sorry for the lack of updates work decided they wanted to have me work 7 days with a couple 15 hour days. Oh well its that overtime that helps pay for this.

This is just a dry fit of one of the middle sides to make sure it everything would work.

Here is a layout of the bottom pieces to give you an idea how big it will be.

Another dry fit of some pieces this is the middle and front piece attached. Pop bottle is there to help give you an idea of the actual size of the case.

I hope to put up another update tomorrow with some built pieces as long as work doesn't interfere I should get most of them built.
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I managed to get some pieces glued together but I have a few pieces left to get cut so I put what I have together.


Here is the middle section with the water channel in it. I had a slight leaking problem with it so I ended up having to use some silicon to help seal it.

This is part of the roof for the middle. I will end up drilling holes in this for a rain effect. I want to give it a more realistic rain so it will have different sized holes and I will try and keep the water shallow by having more holes and controlling the water flow.

Water in the middle section to make sure there was no leaks after putting in some silicon on all the joints.

There will be a water fall that will flow into the narrow part of the channel and make it flow out the back. I am waiting for the back piece and all the "roof" pieces which I should be able to get Tuesday.
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Big update time. I got the last pieces I needed from the acrylics place and built everything except for the roofs because I need some epoxy to glue these pieces together. I also did some water testing to make sure there were no leaks. Without further adieu here are the pictures.


Here is the "rez" with water in it. No leaks detected but I still plan on using some silicone to seal the joints to make sure none will develop. You can see the three holes where water will enter the "rez" from the middle section.


Here is the middle section with water in it and a little fountain pump pumping water into it. No leaks in this either though I did have to seal up a couple before this. I again plan to use silicone to seal it up still.


The water flows out and it would normally end up in the "rez" section but this should give you an idea of what it will look like. I might shave the holes down a little, but I will have to wait and see what it is like once all together.


This is the part that will make it rain in the middle. I have decided to use this tile around it because I thought it looked cool and fit the ruins' theme. The middle stones are actually glass and I thought about putting LEDs behind them to shine through. This might be a later upgrade depends on money. Also I am using moss to fill in the cracks of the tile. I plan on using epoxy to seal the moss in and make sure it doesn't fall out.


A great side view of the whole case. I put up a sheet of the stone that I will be using to cover the front and back sections. The stone will run the other way in the end but I couldn't get it to stand that way. The 2 round holes in the back are for 2 140mm fans to blow air into the middle section. The roof of the middle section will be held up by some 1 inch square acrylic tubing to give a place for air, and water vapor, to escape.


A top down view of the middle section. This stone will be used as "bridges" to cross the water. It will get cut to size and I will also be making it level. There will be a third "bridge" to cross the "river"

That is it for today, hope you enjoy what you see so far. I have a few more little surprises coming up within the next week or so. So stay tuned for more AWESOMENESS thumb.gif
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