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Old April 13, 2009, 11:08 AM
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is that the custom ribbon cable you were having made?
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Old April 13, 2009, 03:14 PM
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It is - it was about 50% cheaper to get grey. I have a 'tub' of black rubber coating here - it'll get the treatment soon enough.

Here are some better images of the ATX wire - still without a black rubber coating. I tried to get pics of the solder joints but it'll have to wait until I next remove the motherboard.




This wire probally took me 5-6hours to fabricate... and another 45mins or so to solder it in place.


The sun was out, so I did a fit test today. I'm pleased, I hope you will be as well:


Here's the Pico-ITX w/ it's 40mm rad hanging below via VHB tape:



Power source for the 40mm fans on the rear chassis wall, and the LED on the rear of the RAID card:


Note the SATA port location... right smack in the way of the watercooling ports - I'll have to flip this block 180degrees


I'll leave you with this for now:

More proper updates later. I'm going to do a little experimenting with the Ethernet port -among other things- this evening
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Old April 13, 2009, 08:15 PM
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That's amazing. Sorry for not acknowledging that you did say that this was only for experimentation and not upgrading, totally slipped my mind =D

It looks almost done! How much more/what percentage would would you say you have to do/you are at?

Forgot to ask, does the thing turn on with the ATX cable soldered on? That's cool!
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Old April 14, 2009, 08:12 AM
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Pretty sweet build mate... i've been lurking on this build for a while. :)

Did you win the lottery or something... jesus...

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Old April 14, 2009, 09:16 AM
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I've got sponsored support already to the next project - I've worked the price down to under 5K USD tax/shipping included.

So I FINALLY received by two Copper AquaComputer AquaTube reservoirs today...

These are MAGNIFICENT - they weight a tonne but they are so sexy. Lots of respect for AquaComputer!



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Old April 14, 2009, 11:03 AM
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is your next project going to be in your custom built cases? and...holy *explicit deleted* both are going to be a few stages above epic
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Old April 15, 2009, 07:27 PM
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The next one will be a completely scratch built case. I will have cases available in limited quantity soon enough.


This is far from the prettiest thing I ever put together - but it gets the point across and I did it very quickly.
I crudely added in some of the parts. Including a very rough idea of the final reservoir locations:


Here are the latest iteration of the reservoir mounts - it took about 5hours of measuring and remeasuring to be certain that they are level with one another. I don't want 2kilos of copper throwing off the visual balance.


The "right" res will hang from the PSU area in the front and the back will mount to the fan - it's mounted so that it flows straight into the mosfet block. I'll need 4 spacers at the back to keep the reservoir fronts flush with one another.

The "left res fits into the slots on the hdd bay cover plate.

More soon.
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Old April 15, 2009, 09:53 PM
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The W/C loop looks to be pretty complicated, but it's well worth it for this project. I LOVE those res's, they look sweet.

I know they're already made (although not 150% sure), but I wouldn't put those copper plates on the back of the GTX 280's, I dunno it makes too much glare and makes it look a bit...overwhelmingly shiny? Just an opinion! =D
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Old April 15, 2009, 10:13 PM
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There's another later of carbon going on top of the copper gfx plates. lol

(I've thought of everything. I've literally spent entire weekends observing, measuring and visualizing)
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all I have to say is 0.0

U R GOD. no seriously.
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