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That's some good work, now all you have to do is sand and polish all the aluminum to make it shine like chrome.
post #92 of 138
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That's some good work, now all you have to do is sand and polish all the aluminum to make it shine like chrome.
Exactly. Everything will be, to some degree, sanded. I'll use an orbital sander to achieve the look I'm going for.
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post #93 of 138
That's going to look awesome. Is this setup what the custom waterblocks are for?
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Well, more of a testbed of sorts. I'm going to use it for my daily driver, and also to validate my waterblock designs
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Well, more of a testbed of sorts. I'm going to use it for my daily driver, and also to validate my waterblock designs
Yea i would have said that, easier access to everything, and its good when your switching hardware around, such as a benchmarking case , can't wait to see the finished polished build!
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Yep, and plus, it's a real cool looking project. Eventually, I'll put sides on when I find thin enough sheet aluminum.
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post #97 of 138
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I wanna keep moving on forward each day, so here's a couple new shots. I got the top beam of sorts mounted, and got the rest of the hardware that I'll need today. Finished mounting the bottom plate to the slides, and finished up, tomorrow I really hope to get the back beam mounted and get the top plate at least drilled, and get both top rear and front beams tapped, but we'll see what happens.

Without furter ado:

#1: A shot with all the sliding plates mounted. Notice the top beam.

#2: A shot of the top beam's mounting area. Looks clean, doesn't it?

#3: A shot of all the mounted plates.

#4: A better shot, showing the slid-out plates and the mounted beam.

The beam greatly enhances the lateral (side to side) rigidity of the platform, whereas before it was very wobbly, it is rock solid now and will get even better with the addition of the back beam. Also note that it stiffens up the posts that hold the plates in place.



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post #98 of 138
Seems like your about done, when do you think youll have your rig up and running on it?
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post #99 of 138
Your hard work is paying off--looks like a good design taking shape.
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post #100 of 138
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Not sure at all, in fact, I'm a ways from done...laundry list time?

1) Cut holes for power/data near motherboard and hard drives
2) Make mounting holes for power supply
3) Cut out two rectangular holes for 2 heatercores on top
4) Fab mounting bracket for reservoir
5) Cut holes to hard-mount pump to top
6) Mount DVD drive to bottom plate

6) Clean everything up and sand any bare edges for a clean look

@ CD: Thanks a bunch, I'm getting there
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