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post #11 of 44
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It's time to end buylog part of this worklog, and start some real work. I've started with hardline tube bending, because i assumed this will be the hardest part of the build and will determine the whole look of it.

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Assembly station - tactial blanket prevent case from scratching tongue.gif.

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Some of you may noticed that pump to CPU block tube isn't connetced. It's because i ran out of 90 angle adapters.

I'm very pleased with look of tubes. Every section is parallel or perpendicular to another one.

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Bending station made of 100x100x1cm plywood which helps to screw on every mold i'm using. Heat gun with variable temperature is must have, when i'm bending, because it's much harder to overheat the tube, when you set temperature to 300-330 Celsius.

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Hardest connection was between CPU block and radiator because of two 90 degree bends close to each other. I've tried few different routes, but finalny i take off all measurements and i built small template for bending.

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Pile of shame - all those tubes, except one, are unsuccessful connections betwen CPU block and radiator.
Edited by ExCustoms - 8/9/17 at 3:41am
post #12 of 44
I love the frosted tubing, where do you get that?
post #13 of 44
Thread Starter 
@DeviousAddict - It's Alphacool stuff provided by my sponsor - AquaTuning.de. They are called "Alphacool Eisrohr Satin (PMMA)", and you can get them in 13/10mm or 16/13mm. They were used also by my friend in his worklog - Project Impossible. I will also use satin rez and CPU block to match case esthetic.

Today i changed rez tube to satin one, drill holes in base plate and mount the pump. Seems like not to much work, but i had to disassemble whole case to do this.

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Tomorrow or day after tomorrow i'm going to paint RAM and start work on cabling.
post #14 of 44
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AMD Ryzen 1700 Gigabyte AX370 Aorus Gaming 5 Palit 1080 Gamerock Premium G.Skill Trident Z RGB 
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Samsung XM941 Seagate Barracuda 10 Crucial MX300 Alphacool UT60 240mm Radiator 
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EK ddc 250 CSQ Reservoir and Laing DDC PWM 3.2 ... EK Supremacy EK 1080 Waterblock and Backplate XSPC XT45 360mm Radiator 
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Windows 10 64 bit Corsair K65 Lux Fractal Design Newton R3 1000w White Edition IN WIN 303 
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Temporal Snow
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 1700 Gigabyte AX370 Aorus Gaming 5 Palit 1080 Gamerock Premium G.Skill Trident Z RGB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung XM941 Seagate Barracuda 10 Crucial MX300 Alphacool UT60 240mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK ddc 250 CSQ Reservoir and Laing DDC PWM 3.2 ... EK Supremacy EK 1080 Waterblock and Backplate XSPC XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 10 64 bit Corsair K65 Lux Fractal Design Newton R3 1000w White Edition IN WIN 303 
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post #15 of 44
I wonder if theres a way to insert LED lights into the frame itself to get the frame to glow on its own rather than led strips
post #16 of 44
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@DeviousAddict - Case is made of 5mm thick Perspex panels, so technically you can mill holes for 3mm LED at the bottom of each panel, but i'm going more traditional way. I will use 2 or 3 LED strips hidden in angled aluminium profile with milky cover to dissipate light more even. Now i have to decide whether to use standard white LED stip or RGB one. Asus Z270i has RGB header so going RGB route will be easy one.
post #17 of 44
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Custom cables for project made from scratch. I made all core cables (24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, 8-pin PCIE, PSU Molex), and all peripheral cables (extension for front radiator fan, splitter for rear fans, cable for front panel, also mobo batery and pump got sleeved).

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I've also prepared lights system based on 3 RGB LED strips cased in aluminium profile with milky cover to dessipate light more even. First strip will be placed behind motherboard tray, second above radiator, and third near rear fans.

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Fans also received a small 'surgery' to mask the stickers and colored cables.

Before:

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And after:

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post #18 of 44
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Result of painting RAM plastic trim. I'm very pleased with effect.

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post #19 of 44
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New CPU block arrived - Alphacool Eisblock XPX with satin top. I really like it appearance, because it is different from other blocks available on the market.

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I'm going to use another fluid, because this one is as yellow as North Korea is democratic country, but more on topic of 'yellow' fluids in a few days.
Edited by ExCustoms - 8/23/17 at 1:50am
post #20 of 44
Thread Starter 
Price of GPU in my country at last dropped to acceptable level, so i decided it's time to buy. At the beginning i was aiming at GTX 1070, but finally i managed to find GTx 1080 in a decent price.

The case has some serious limitations on the GPU side itself. Lenght of the card, in most cases, isn't a problem, but height and width is. 2.5 slot cards in theory should fit, but in practice 2.5 slot Palit JetStream is too thick. Another problem is height of the card. Zotac GTX 1080 mini has only slightly higher PCB than "reference" model, but 8-pin PCI-E cables rest on plexi window. If PCB was only 5mm taller, i would be unable to plug them in. This two major problems disqualify most of cards avaliable on the market. Of course throwing full cover water block on card would solve everything, but CPU and GPU on 140mm radiator is too crazy, even for me.

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