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Wait.. what? No no that's why I decided to sand it first. Don't forget the gum.


Also.. I've been trying to come up with a way to mount the lil lcd for the loop temp sensor that'll look good. What do you guys think about a small block, 45'd edges all around of course. With about 3/4 of an inch of block around the lcd including the 45. I guess the question is where should I mount it? Think it would look good mounted to the hd rack? Between the rack and the mobo tray. Or... thoughts.. suggestions?
post #182 of 287
Blood sweat and tears, Epic build.
It's those little hits and how you roll with them and you have sorted them all, keep it up this has to be one of the best builds for the year.
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post #183 of 287
Thats looks great - nice way to solve the problem you havnt thought of! biggrin.gif

Hoping you will get your parts tomorrow . biggrin.gif

/sits down waiting for next update *whistle whistle*
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post #184 of 287
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Originally Posted by Doom;13386005 
Blood sweat and tears, Epic build.
It's those little hits and how you roll with them and you have sorted them all, keep it up this has to be one of the best builds for the year.
Thanks! You're to kind. biggrin.gif
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Thats looks great - nice way to solve the problem you havnt thought of! biggrin.gif

Hoping you will get your parts tomorrow . biggrin.gif

/sits down waiting for next update *whistle whistle*
Thanks and here you go!

There is tooo much to do tomorrow so I couldn't wait to get started on this piece.
Using a length of the frame from the old table I marked out where the lcd will fit. It's perfect! The 45'd edges will end right at the lip of the plastic frame around the lcd.
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I drilled three holes using a 7/8 paddle bit and started to clean up the edges with the jigsaw.
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A little more cutting, a lot of filing and bamn!
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Tomorrow I'll get the edges all 45'd up, get it sanded and hopefully get it stained along with the tabletop before the fittings show up. :fingers crossed:
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Seems great - Looking forward to see the LCD mounted smile.gif

You are making me want to mod my own machine - not in an awesome way as yours though lol smile.gif
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I think you should have gone plexi for that piece.
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post #187 of 287
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen;13410950 
I think you should have gone plexi for that piece.

I didn't really consider it. It's done now and I think it looks great. Parts came in today finally and I've been hard at it so I'll have pics up a bit later. biggrin.gif
post #188 of 287
Wow man, nice! I've done two builds on here in wood, and major kudos to you for the work you've put in. Wood is a fickle and unforgiving mistress.

Did you even consider (maybe pre-build) to try hiding the screws, wither by securing from the inside, or just plugs? Not a criticism, I really dig this build, screws showing or not. I planned mine without them showing, and in some cases, it was a PITA.

Keep it up bro, I can't wait to see the thing fired up!

cg
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post #189 of 287
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Originally Posted by exnihilo;13411802 
Wow man, nice! I've done two builds on here in wood, and major kudos to you for the work you've put in. Wood is a fickle and unforgiving mistress.

Did you even consider (maybe pre-build) to try hiding the screws, wither by securing from the inside, or just plugs? Not a criticism, I really dig this build, screws showing or not. I planned mine without them showing, and in some cases, it was a PITA.

Keep it up bro, I can't wait to see the thing fired up!

cg

Thanks!
Somebody else asked the same question. Indeed I've considered it. I'll probably end up doing it with plugs when I have some spare change. I pondered constructing it with them all hidden at the start. As clean as it would look in the end I decided against it. The desk is already on the verge of looking disproportionate imo. If I would have built it to hide screws it'd be a beast of a box under that poor lil top or I just wouldn't have had the interior space I wanted.yessir.gif

Also... I'm giving her a drink at this very moment.

Also also uploading pics in a bit biggrin.gif
post #190 of 287
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Longest 4 days ever are up and parts are finally in. smile.gif

I was up early and got quite a bit knocked out before the post even got here. I wrapped up the lcd frame first with a couple coats of stain and all. Made a lightbox (better late than never) which I tooootally took some ok picks in but forgot to get shots of the box itself. I need to get some better lights anyway.

On with the show..

I got the block sanded down a bit and ready to router.
hpim3061.jpg

Weapon of choice.
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Fingers still intact. biggrin.gif
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Apparently I didn't seal the lid on the old can well enough and it was rock hard so I had to drop another $8 on a small can. redface.gif
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A small clamp on a board with enough sandpaper stacked up so the handle is nice and tight inside the block. Now for a nice touch-less coat or three.
hpim3072b.jpg

Hey! There's umm.. sort of a shot of the lightbox. wth.gif
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Yup. It's a touch blue in there. Definitely need some better lights.
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Rawr
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The extenders are the key ingredient I've been in need of. Gigantic compression fittings and all.
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Something like that. I don't really like it there. I'd rather have it forward so the 45'd edges all line up but the hd's were a pita to get in as it was. So it'll work here for now to avoid a days worth of work atm.
hpim3093.jpg

Kill coil in place. You can see the 30mm extender off the cpu block that came in today. More importantly the nubby extender that pushed the compression fitting on the pump top past the plug.
Sorry for the quality...
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Stuck my T up here in the front left corner by the disc drive. Later I also used a little goo gone to take the white lettering off the tygon.
It looks like a lot of tubing but I only used just over 5ft.
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A combo of a couple rotary and a plain 45's. My poor planning had me really unsure of what/where I was going with tubing and fittings here. Obviously I should have got a triple rotary here and saved a lot.... kookoo.gif I don't really like the line in the background either. From the front it looks fine shooting straight down to the pump from the res but from the side it looks like crap. I don't like it's flow.. Can't afford to do anything about it for now though. A few more fittings and another rad on the other side will fix that at a later date. Nice! You can also see my sharpie job on the disc drive there... In all my excitement I dropped a compression fitting... no.. no wait.. not just a compression fitting... three of them... all connected to the T fitting... yeah 6lbs of Bitspower skipped across the desk... so glad it missed the res.. eek.gif
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Bleh... Not even under water for a couple hours and it already looks cloudy. Again.. more poor planning.. next time I'll throw Primochill tubing in there...frown.gif
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I've got a nice collection of bubbles going on in the res atm. I'll let it run overnight and we'll see how dry things are in the morning. I'd like to be as done as I can be and benching/oc'n/gaming on it tomorrow.... but dem Saturday mornin toons with mah boys > all biggrin.gif

Until next time space cowboys.
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