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post #31 of 38
Love that shade of blue. Very nice dude
post #32 of 38
To think i'm not able to custom loop a regular case...
post #33 of 38
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Small update after a long time smile.gif

I got the table itself done almost, everything fell apart a few times but it's stable now and can take a lot of weight. The staining is pretty much done, I just have to put some sort of picture frames in the gaps to make it look a lot better smile.gif Already staining those as we speak thumb.gif




Edit:

Talking about these strips:


Edited by Kipsofthemud - 6/2/17 at 1:13am
post #34 of 38
Nice to know you're still working on it. smile.gif Can't wait to see more smile.gifthumb.gif
post #35 of 38
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So, a long overdue update:

The table has been 'finished' for a few weeks now, just haven't had the time to update the progress smile.gif

I'll continue from where I left off:


After the first staining of the strips it looked like this



I was fairly happy with the result so I decided to stain it another time to get it to almost black.

I decided I was almost ready to fit the hardware in there, but I wanted to have a preview of how it would look



I liked it thumb.gif

Next up was cleaning my blocks and radiators, first with tapwater, then with distilled water.




During cleaning I found out my CPU block was clogged, with what appeared to be particles of sponge from the EKWB reservoir/pump combo..I peeled it all off with a toothbrush, good as new smile.gif



I had to leak-test the radiator I got 2nd hand, so I used a bright fluid from my previous build



Turns out there was a huge leak and a few small leaks mad.gif. I didn't want to spend even more money so I decided to give it a shot and just seal the leak with silicone lol. Took me a while and a lot of silicone to seal it shut but it didn't leak anymore not even under the pump's maximum pressure. It looked like **** but it was going to be covered by fans anyway so I didnt care that much.

the horror


All these months my mancave has been huge mess



Getting some final touches done like assembling the RAM-block before installing everything



Sleeved 1 cable and it took me 30 minutes rolleyes.gif



Got the USB 3.0 headers ready to put in the table





Sadly the ordered extensions didn't have the color I was expecting them to have, so I had to go with my black ones because I didn't want to spend all my time sleeving the PSU in 2 colors.





So now it was time to assemble everything and start with my first ever bending of the rigid tubing. (mostly by eyeballing)
First the easier ones




Then the harder ones



Wasn't a 100% satisfied with this bend, but I had already tried 3 times so I stuck with this one





Jesse helping me fill the loop



Got me some blue hands that stayed like this for days, and a lot of leaks, but in the end it all came together biggrin.gif





First boot at night!



And during the day it looks like this:








Cables are still hanging from the bottom of the table, but right now I can't be arsed to start hiding them..need a break for a few weeks thumb.gif



post #36 of 38
Looking really good, from the top. wink.gifbiggrin.gifapplaud.gifapplaud.gifapplaud.gifapplaud.gifapplaud.gif
post #37 of 38
Table looks great thumb.gif

My eye is twitching from the cables though.
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post #38 of 38
great job dude

the table top looks really sweet and clean,


the underside looks a lot like my spare cables box did when the kids were hunting for just the right item ....... I hope your able to at least stuff it all into a canvas bag and hide it away, that is if you cant figure out a nice neat way to mount everything (and by neat I mean the ports are still accessible and nothing is hanging down like that )

just a question about sealing the leaks with silicone on the radiator, did you get high temp stuff that's non reactive or is your rig going to go pete tong due to the fluid type ?

another question are you mixing aluminium and copper cooling parts in that rig ? if you are be careful about the dissimilar metal corrosion problem through the ionic fluids (because I wouldn't want your rig to die when it looks so cool)

anyway this is a fantastic desk mod, like many others I cant even use a custom loop although I love seeing them smile.gif
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