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Glad your back! I hope your feeling better and that the next surgery will be another success! Best of luck!
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Glad your back! I hope your feeling better and that the next surgery will be another success! Best of luck!
Thanks. Just waiting for the final surgery now, which is looking like to be mid-April.
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Good luck with the surgery again 6-bolt. Hope to see some updates soon.
Also... How's the hospital food? (guessing you are staying at a hospital)
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EK Goodies - 3/18/2011

Now that I am finishing up the case, I will start focusing on the computer and liquid cooling systems. Therefore I need to start getting the parts, and my sponsor, EK, came through big time. I got a nice package in the mail with a lot of liquid cooling goodies. I got two 5970 water blocks with the back plates. The water cooling blocks for my 790FX board, and a CPU water block. All water blocks are nickel plated and Acetal on the cover. Also I got a lot of 1/2†tubing and connectors. Here are some pics of all the goodies. Please don't drool all over yourself














Thank you EK Water Block!!!!!!!!!!!

I also had to get some parts for the case. I got a power/reset and media panel that I will use for the computer. I will have this and the Blu-Ray player on the left side of the computer. I got a multi-PSU connector, which will make hooking up the two liquid cooled PSU a breeze. The last thing was a tool to disconnect the wires from a connector. This will make custom wiring a lot easier.






I should have an update on the project soon. Just finishing up the polishing of the brass plates and pyramids. The I will start making custom brass boxes to hold the HDDs and SSDs. I was planing on reusing the HAF X boxes, but it would be funner to make custom boxes and continue the brass theme. Now I got to get a bench top metal brake/shear to make the custom boxes.
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Good luck with the surgery again 6-bolt. Hope to see some updates soon.
Also... How's the hospital food? (guessing you are staying at a hospital)
Hey vinzor5000,

As you seen from my last post, I am currently at home. However, I had to take a medical leave of absence from my work at AMD. The good thing is that I have plenty of disability insurance.

I should have an update soon.

Thanks!!!
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CPU & Polishing - 4/1/2011

It has been awhile since I have given an update. Sorry about that, been feeling pretty crummy the last two weeks. Also, I have not heard from the insurance yet, however they have to reply by April 6th, which is 30 days after the request. Then I can finally get the surgery and get back to a normal life

I have to thank AMD for sending me a 1100T CPU. Originally they were going to send me a 1090T CPU, but since the 1100T CPU come out, they sent me the updated CPU. Thank you AMD!!! Here is a pic.



Since I polished all the edging, I decided to polish all the brass. This turned out to be more work then I expected. First I polished everything, and the pieces with the electro-etching came out great. The blank pieces of brass didn't come out to well. So I had to start all over with the blanks and started sanding. Here are the pics after the first polishing.





It hard to see on the flat pieces, but there are small scratches everywhere. It is easier to see on the pyramids. So I got the sander out and started sanding. Here are some pics of the sanded pieces.





After the sanding came the polishing. This time there were no scratches on the brass pieces. Here are some pics after the polishing.





After the small pieces was done, I had to do the large piece of brass (36â€x24â€) that will go on top of the Temple. This was a pain to do, since working with a large piece with a small buffer takes some strong arm work. The good thing is I got it done, and only need to clean off the polishing compound form the piece. Here are some pics of the work.





When polishing the brass pieces, I got some wood pieces painted flat black. This is to neutralize the wood, if some how you could see it through the exterior covering, i.e. painted veneer panels or brass plating/edging. Here are the doors and top painted.




To make the brass holding pieces for the external drives and panel, I had to make some measurements. I got one of the 5970 cards and did some quick measurements to know where I can put things. Now I can order the brass sheets. Also I got a 18†metal brake to help making the brass drive holders.

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damm 6-Bolt!

You making a nice case dude!
How did you came up with the idea of the case?
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damm 6-Bolt!

You making a nice case dude!
How did you came up with the idea of the case?
First, a little about myself. I am a design architect that specializes in design for testing (DFT). Currently I work at AMD in the DFT Center of Expertize (COE). I have also worked at Intel and Marvell. I have had three papers published and with two presented at conferences. Currently I have one patent and with some more going through the patent system.

When I started thinking about the case, I wanted to put the radiators upfront. In too many designs the radiators are hidden and not getting the optimal air flow. So I started sketching out some design with the radiators upfront, or placed for good airflow. In one design I had to 480 radiators standing up with a case behind it. Then I drew to pyramids on top of the radiators, and the light went off in my head. I turn the case behind it into a large temple. Also I incorporated the base, so I could support the radiators and route all the tubing. It looked really good, and being so large I could easily fit an E-ATX board into the temple. Another design concepts was to have no fans inside the temple. This was to keep it simple in the temple and keep the noise level low. However, I needed to cool all the components inside the temple. The biggest thing was finding liquid cool PSU.

I knew I needed some extra design on the temple. I love stempunk designs, so I went looking at steampunk websites to get some ideas. On one of the sites, I found the electro-edging process. After seeing the work done on brass, I knew I had to have it on my project. Then I created some Egyptian design, and it came out wonderful.

Another thing was I wanted to have this build to be sponsored. It would help out with the cost, and I wanted to know how it all worked. I am lucky since I worked at AMD, and was able to talk to the marketing guys. They gave me some pointers and told me to write out a proposal. With there help, I got sponsored by AMD and EK Water Blocks.
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okay!

when i see how much work you did for it already and it's not done yet, damm respect dude! the idea with the radiators is nice man, in my case the rad is placed in front and nothing behind it so it cools very good ^^

first you work for intel and than you go to amd!
thats beter! (In my opinion)
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okay!

when i see how much work you did for it already and it's not done yet, damm respect dude! the idea with the radiators is nice man, in my case the rad is placed in front and nothing behind it so it cools very good ^^

first you work for intel and than you go to amd!
thats beter! (In my opinion)
Thanks for the kind words. I should have been done with the project, but the chronic facial pain has been limiting my work hours. I should have the surgery on April 25th, and hopefully will not be in pain anymore.

Intel was a good place to work for. I worked in the chipset division at Intel. But I do like working for AMD, and have no plans to change.
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