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post #101 of 138
Sounds good, those dual heatercores should keep your temps nice and frosty. Do you really need a resevoir though? Or is it just an ease of use type thing?
post #102 of 138
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More ease of use, I could do a cylinder-type, I actually would like to, but don't have the money to get a new res right now. I really would like this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-res-83.html?id=m6YBWjyG
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post #103 of 138
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Better news! I got the rear beam mounted, and I'm ahead of schedule! I got the top plate mounted, I got a bit of time on my hands so I decided to do that.

I don't have any pics, I was in a hurry...Sorry! I will get these posted tomorrow evening.

The construction phase is over, now begins the cutting/drilling/tapping for various parts and pieces.
  • Get entire watercooling setup mounted
    • Heatercores
    • Pump
    • Reservoir
  • Get Hard drive holes drilled and tapped
  • Get some sort of PSU mount done- Anyone have any ideas? I have angle aluminum and thin 1" strips of sheet alu.
  • Get Optical drives mounted- I have a killer idea for this.
  • Work out switches and stuff- I want to get a couple Military spec SPST switches.
Overall, construction was a big learning process, I learned a ton about metalworking and the associated skill required. Now I get to be creative

Anyone have ideas for a PSU mount?
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Keeping with the progression and seeing as how I want to get something done each night, I tonight mapped out what I'm going to do on the top. Turns out I'm gonna cut a huge hole for 2 heatercores, 6.5" wide each, a big 13" wide hole...Then fit my pump and reservoir next to it.
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Okay, after my recession, I have a bunch of pictures to show! There actually are so many I don't have enough time this morining to upload them all! However, I got the big hole cut, got a hole cut for the power/data cables for my hard drives, got the mounting holes drilled for my pump, and have figured out a way to mount EVERYTHING else, i.e. PSU, hard drives, DVD-RW, and reservoir. I'll give you a hint before I head out: It's a very sticky solution.
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post #106 of 138
Excellent so far. I love how you took the time to actually consider everything, such as you knew you weren't going to weld so you went for a nice soft metal like aluminum, good thing you didn't want to weld that! It's like ten times harder than steel, I've tried before Ends up looking like crap. Good luck with buffing the aluminum, It always makes me sad, because unless you seal it right after you buff it some how, it'll always revert to a kind of dull color after you touch it enough due to oxidization. May want to spray it with a laquer or something, if that'd work. But otherwise nice build Just some things to consider, I don't know much about case modding
    
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post #107 of 138
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Originally Posted by Burn
Okay, after my recession, I have a bunch of pictures to show! There actually are so many I don't have enough time this morining to upload them all! However, I got the big hole cut, got a hole cut for the power/data cables for my hard drives, got the mounting holes drilled for my pump, and have figured out a way to mount EVERYTHING else, i.e. PSU, hard drives, DVD-RW, and reservoir. I'll give you a hint before I head out: It's a very sticky solution.
Okay, the last holes are drileld and cut. All I have to do now is drill 2 holes in the top to accept a grommet each, get 2 more #10-32 hex head bolts to bolt my pump down and we'll be done!
Some more shots of the finished product, I need to either sand the paint off or sand it off.
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post #108 of 138
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Okay, since I can't upload pictures, here they are off of Rigshowcase.com :d
Yes, that's right, Velcro is used to hold the hard drives in place





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post #109 of 138
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Excellent so far. I love how you took the time to actually consider everything, such as you knew you weren't going to weld so you went for a nice soft metal like aluminum, good thing you didn't want to weld that! It's like ten times harder than steel, I've tried before Ends up looking like crap. Good luck with buffing the aluminum, It always makes me sad, because unless you seal it right after you buff it some how, it'll always revert to a kind of dull color after you touch it enough due to oxidization. May want to spray it with a laquer or something, if that'd work. But otherwise nice build Just some things to consider, I don't know much about case modding
Thanks bro Have a look at teh new pics!
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post #110 of 138
The keyboard tray slidey things were a GREAT idea! that is an awesome rig, especially considering you made it from scratch!
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