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Old April 21, 2010, 08:10 PM
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YO ITS AN UPDATE!!
(from 10-9-09)


Ok ok. Been procrastinating a lot with this project...
I've got like three updates I haven't even posted. So here i go!!

Day 1

I did some cutting on the front of the case, the pictures should basically tell the story themselves. ;)






(had to cut some little notches to clear the screws)


(mark out the cut!)




BOOM cut... whats this for?


Oooooh... hmmmm


Hmmmmm


GASP another cut....


GASP2 what is this....


Ooooooh I see....




Interesting...


Case in one solid piece now!!
This project is beginning to lift off the ground! (wait... its [I]just{/I] beginning? This project is almost THREE YEARS OLD!!!) xD


Yippdeedoo!


Day 2

Moar cutting!!!


Waaat!? I haven't even started yet! Oh wellz....


All fixed!




Cut cut cut!!


Looking good!


Day 3

Lets test out the hardwarez on the tech bench... sweettttt.








(No I didn't pay $350 for this... that's ridiculous!)


Little drop of MX-2


Stinky stock cooler on.


Everything fits! Alrighty...

Keep in mind, I'm watercooling everything you see here.


Day 4

So lets make some mounting holes...


(I used the casing of an old PSU to get the holes exact.)




Cutting time again!


Sweetness!





Time to mount the fan grill!



Cut out...


Filed down a bit


I think this'll work....


Good jorb homestar!!



I likes it.
Well what does everyone else think so far? (even though the best has yet to come....)

Next update comes in an hour. Hehehehe.... ;)
~Parker
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Old April 21, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Parker, I thought you where gone off HWC alltogether. I see you around on RRT, but havn't seen you on here at all for some time. Good to see the update here as well
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Old April 22, 2010, 05:34 AM
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You gonna machine yerself a forklift to move that beast around once you are done or what? LOL

Seriously though, I was watching this project before and it's nice to see that it will come to fruition it seems and that we can expect some more updates!

Cheers!
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Old April 22, 2010, 11:45 PM
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Parker, I thought you where gone off HWC alltogether. I see you around on RRT, but havn't seen you on here at all for some time. Good to see the update here as well
Aha! Well I'm back!!

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You gonna machine yerself a forklift to move that beast around once you are done or what? LOL

Seriously though, I was watching this project before and it's nice to see that it will come to fruition it seems and that we can expect some more updates!

Cheers!
Impressed_Canuck :)
Thank you sir!
And yes, the thing weighs a flipping TON... but its gonna sit on a desk... so what do I care. xD


Hey! Another update!
4-15-10


Check it check it check it out!! Its watercooling time guys and gals!! :D

READ:
First and foremost, the motherboard I have does NOT have a chipset waterblock set made already like most of the popular Asus/EVGA boards, etc...
So I had to find some blocks that would fit. I found a good NB block, and a Mosfet that would fit close enough... but needed some slight modifications (I needed two mosfet blocks to make it work).
Like always, pictures speak for themselves... so Here. We. Go.

Meet the mosfet:

Ouch it doesn't fit against those caps...


Those bumps? Thats why it doesn't fit...


Bumps all gone now! (with the help of my hand dandy flat sander!)


Ooh nice.


And it fits!!!...


OH DANG... its short by 1/4in.!! what to do what to do!!!


Thats why I got two blocks....


Cutting time!


What the heck are you doing parker....


Umm... okay...


Yea, and?


Nasty file work... what are you doing???


Oh okay..... what?


Whats under that wood!??!


Whoa dude! Its Arctic Silver 5 Opoxy Paste!!


Did you just seriously extend a mosfet block??


Wow...


Oooh shiny...


It fits!!


Dude nice!




Snug as a bug in a rug? You betcha! The block is one solid piece now and fits perfectly on the board. :D


Next we have the NB block. This is a lot simpler.




It would go right there... oh wait... I don't need 4 screw holes.


So I cut off the two extra screw holes, AND I shaved off a bit of the delrin to fit around some caps...


Fits perfectly!


Would ya look at that! With a little bit of reverse engineering and innovation with a little bit of creative thought, I now have my own custom waterblock set for this board. :D

What do you guys think so far? Comments/Suggestions/Criticism?

Lats,
~Parker
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Old April 23, 2010, 11:42 AM
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wow. great work so far.
i enjoy seeing good custom work!
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Old April 23, 2010, 02:39 PM
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wow. great work so far.
i enjoy seeing good custom work!
Thanks cozmosland!! :D
I enjoy doing custom work! xD

4-23-10, testing out the tubes!

Alrighty, this is the part where things really get fun. TUBE ROUTING!!! :eek:
I've decided I want to have the CPU in its own loop, and the Chipset + GPU in another.

For this update I'd like to again thank Bitspower for sending me these incredible fittings! I don't think I've ever had more fun setting up a watercooled build because of the infinite number of possibilities you can have with the different angled fittings!
Thank you Bitspower!!


So I think I've come up with the best way to route all the tubing (set it up on the tech bench first). Check it check it check it!!




I think I stared at the mosfet and NB for an hour before I came up with a way to connect the two. xD


Heatkiller GPU block is a flippin BEAST!!


Next I put tried it out in the case...


Now we're getting somewhere folks...


Still working on the CPU routing... any ideas?


Frontal view. (I'm thinking of adding a SB block...)


The other side of the case is pretty uneventful so far... we'll see how it goes!
(Like how I mounted the HD's? ;))


So thats it for now. I'm waiting for my order from Sidewinders, which should come next week.
Now I'm pondering how to route all the tubing between the four radiators... Hmmmmmm....
Idea's?
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Old April 26, 2010, 08:11 AM
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I would have soldered the mosfet block together, or just buy a piece of copper or aluminum and make a solid piece. Additionally, it might of been better to do the joint the other way, so that the glue isn't holding it down, but the extension is. That way it isn't relying on the glue to hold it in place. I am surprised on how clean you got the joint with a dremel though.
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Amazing work! Keep it up!
Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old April 27, 2010, 11:40 PM
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I would have soldered the mosfet block together, or just buy a piece of copper or aluminum and make a solid piece. Additionally, it might of been better to do the joint the other way, so that the glue isn't holding it down, but the extension is. That way it isn't relying on the glue to hold it in place. I am surprised on how clean you got the joint with a dremel though.
Yea well I didn't have a whole lot of options seeing as I don't have a CNC mill or a welder...
But this thing is pretty much unbreakable... it just... won't break, I've tried. xD

Also, I used a file, not a dremel... much cleaner work that way :D

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Amazing work! Keep it up!
Can't wait to see it finished.
Thanks!!


HEY!! UPDATE!! 4-27-10

So, first off... I hadn't noticed until one of you brought it up that I got front page honors over at [H]ardOCP the other day!
Just a simple post talking about finishing up your mods!

Anyhow, I've got a surprise for you!!! Package in da mail today. :D

HOOOOLY SMOKES:

Yep thats 12 fans... ($15 a pop!!! :S)


Scythe GT 58CFM

Another package coming friday.... muahhahahahahha.....

~Parks
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I must say this is the best craftsmanship and most patience I've ever seen EVER. You must be a monk haha.

Like I mean I'm pretty much so amazing that there is nothing more to say except you have a gift that probably only a few people in the world have.
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