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UPDATE...

I didn't get around to any work yesterday, as some other things came up that required my attention. I did rethink the loop design however. Once the old loop was disassembled and I could start placing components individually, I realized my first loop plans weren't going to work. I had to find a new spot for the res and make sure that the tubing still worked...



Started piecing it together in the case... It's starting to look like something!


I'm breaking down and ordering some new Tygon from NCIX... I've got a brand new 3-foot section and a couple new 9-12" sections. I figure an additional 10ft will be enough to use all new tubing... Reasoning behind this is aesthetic only, the coolant is clear and I think the slight cloudiness in the inside of the old tubing will be noticeable.
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k little update here with a few pics.
I have applied the 1st coat of spraypaint and cut the access holes in the mobo panel...

started to tape out the case for spraypainting.


laid out and ready to go


1st coat done... lookin good! I think if the store had matte black i would have chosen that, but the gloss looks good too.


Ill let it dry overnight and probably do another coat tomorrow
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/28/08 at 4:42pm
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Just found/read this log, looks great! One day all you WC'ers are going to trick me into coming to your "darkside" ( I hear you have cookies )!

Pardon if this was already stated and I just overlooked it, but what case is that? I really like that top input panel.

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thanks Repo... always nice to get some love from a fellow member of the OCN Modders Mafia. This is my first real case mod, glad you like it! The case is a Gigabyte 3D Mercury. It came with an awful built-in water loop... hence the "improvements." Its nice and big (huge, really) and great to work it. Built like a tank too.
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thanks Repo... always nice to get some love from a fellow member of the OCN Modders Mafia. This is my first real case mod, glad you like it! The case is a Gigabyte 3D Mercury. It came with an awful built-in water loop... hence the "improvements." Its nice and big (huge, really) and great to work it. Built like a tank too.


Oh ok, I see. Yea it does look rather spacious!
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K I did a bit of touch up on the black paint and its looking about done. I found a can of clearcoat too and I might use that as well, haven't decided yet. it would mean Id have to retape everything... anyway heres the case as it is now outside drying:




Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/29/08 at 4:38pm
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UPDATE

Paint is done... Its not perfect but it looks pretty damn good and its gunna be so dark in the case that the imperfections wont be noticeable. If i had a rivet gun and rivets i would have taken the whole case apart to paint the pieces individually.

I have lots Tygon on the way (thank you Apollo Mike!!). I cut up the little bit of new Tygon that I had last night and put the tube coils on to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. I think its gunna look awesome:


I am going to get some amazing light effects off the tubing and tube coils thanks to the LED's on my (4X1GB) Tracers. heres a little sample (in my temp case):

So much potential!!


EDIT: Did a little more tubing work, I used some of the "cloudy" old tubing just to get an idea of the lengths ill need and what it will look like...

Today I am going to drill the pump mount holes, drill some ventilation holes in the panel directly below the roof rad (so the "push" fans on the rad will also act as case exhaust fans). Ill keep ya posted...
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/30/08 at 5:44pm
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I started to drill vent holes below the roof rad, Id like as much airflow as possible here as it will be acting both as a case exhaust vent as well as also be venting some of the warmer air coming thru the rad in the front...

first set of holes...


started on the 2nd


Not perfect but they will work!
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Nice work, McBrown! This system is going to look awesome!
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Thx Run!

UPDATE: July 6

Today is my first day back home after a long couple days of partying an playing shows on the road. I've been itching to do some work and I have returned with a most important tool: a new Dremel!



Kit includes vario-speed rotary tool (8K - 30K rpm), 135pc bit/wheels/etc, and a flexible "wand" (looks very handy). I also picked up some extra sanding cones and some reinforced cutting wheels. All of this combined cost me only $35CDN!

This is my first tool of this sort so I will probably tackle the following tasks pretty slowly until I get the feel of it. My planned projects today are:
-remove all the burrs left behind from drilling ventilation holes
-remove unnecessary flaps in roof
-drill pump-mount holes in floor
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