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I want all those clamps. and the case to when done.

Thanks! For the right sum of money, I'm sure that could be arranged biggrin.gif
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That's really good looking, really great work!

Thanks smile.gif
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Wow. One of the best looking from scratch case builds I've ever seen. Congrats sir, you win +10 internetz.

Thank you very much. Where do I claim my internetz? My netflix could use them ph34r-smiley.gif
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I love the end less potential of that build. Keep up the creativity mate.

Thanks, I try to do something different with every one of my builds. Keeps things more interesting that way smile.gif
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subscribing! this is very very classy thumb.gif

Thanks!
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Let’s see, where were we on this one… Ah yes, panels done. So now I suppose we should take care of a few of the odds and ends before we get things thing painted, shall we?

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I glued together four (4) mitered pieces that will be the spacer between the top and bottom portions of the case.


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This spacer is held in place by some screws. I used screws long enough to reach through the spacer and into the bottom of the main chassis to hold it all together.


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Now with the spacer done, time to turn our attention to the innards… let’s see if I can remember and recap where we’re at.


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I believe this is what the layout was at this point. Seems like it’ll work out fine, but I’m not sure I really… like it.


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I had this Photon 250 kickin’ around. I know the 250 is too big for this case/layout at the moment, but I like the size and aesthetic of it more I think…


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Enter the Photon 170 with D5 mount. When I started this build I didn’t intend to buy another res-pump combo, but… it looks so much better in my opinion. It just seems to fill out the space a lot better than the EK res-top did.


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This will also be the final loop layout. It’s a little different, I suppose, but it made the tubing route a lot easier and cleaner. Also required fewer specialty fittings. I had originally planned on building a small internal wall to house some bulkheads to help make it around the end of the GPU, but this works better for me.

The loop order will go as such:
Res/Pump -> CPU -> Radiator -> GPU -> Res/Pump
It might be a bit unorthodox I suppose, but with a 25w CPU and the low powered R7 240 in there, I think I’ll be fine lol



Once again, thanks for checking it out. In the next update I should be getting some things painted and start applying some veneer.
post #73 of 148
looking great! what sort of finish are you planning?
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looking great! what sort of finish are you planning?

Thanks! I'll be painting the insides black, and then will veneer the outside with some veneer that I have for it. After that, some kind of oil finish and shellac most likely
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Woah very impressive woodwork! Great attention to detail too
    
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post #76 of 148
damn looks sweet biggrin.gif didn't even see the 240 at first...

I'm running gpu->pump->rad too with nothing else in the loop, works with no issue. got a temp sensor between GPU and pump, never gets over 42 smile.gif
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Woah very impressive woodwork! Great attention to detail too

Thanks!


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damn looks sweet biggrin.gif didn't even see the 240 at first...

I'm running gpu->pump->rad too with nothing else in the loop, works with no issue. got a temp sensor between GPU and pump, never gets over 42 smile.gif

Thanks! It's actually a 160 (2x80) radiator in the top. It's a Hardware Labs Nemesis.And, I'm not at all worried about temperatures, with such low power hardware lol
post #78 of 148
looking forward to the finished product!
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Thanks! Things are coming along nicely, however sooner or later I'm going to have to tackle making the wires... oh joy lol
post #80 of 148
This is really neat; very nice job with the woodwork. thumb.gif

Nice progress and looking forward to more! smile.gif
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