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Old July 3, 2014, 08:04 AM
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*Hardware Labs Black ICE NEMESIS 120GTS with Scythe 120mm fan for CPU loop



*Hardware Labs Black ICE NEMESIS 360GTX with Panaflo L1A 120mm fans for GPU loop with Black acrylic 3.120 / 360 PC Radiator grill, "H" design reminded me of HR GIGER







Using spring loaded res bracket from I&H, I like how they look like claws, he gave me these before I&H closed their doors few years ago.



Apogee XL cpu waterblock and EK 190 reservoir installed with Primochill Ghost Revolver fittings, ready bending PETG tubing.
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Old July 3, 2014, 10:26 AM
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I am envious of your skill man. Awesome looking job. Also awaiting some other projects you mentioned you got in the works.
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Old July 5, 2014, 06:52 AM
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Thank you very much for the kind words and support!!


For the liquid loops, I'm using Clear Plastic PETG Tubing from Excelon. This is the same material used to make Pop bottles, so it won't stain and it's also shatter resistant. Video of PETG tubing for PC hardline. Primochill Clear version of PETG isn't any different than what McMaster sells for less, which is purchased and resold direct from Excelon, who is largest manufacturer of PETG.

Purchase PETG Tubing, 1/2" OD x 3/8" ID, McMaster.com #9245K21

PETG only works with Fittings for 1/2" OD Tubing, Guide to Fittings for Rigid Hard line Tubing for PC Liquid Cooling by TheModZoo.com - YouTube

PDF Data Sheet for PETG Tubing made by Excelon
http://www.thermoplasticprocesses.co...s/tpi-petg.pdf

I'm using Primoshill "Revolver" compression fittings, but I've painted mine Matte Black.

Here are the steps involved in working with PETG, same identical procedure as cutting and bending the Acrylic tubing from Primochill, so here are the photos I used for the Frozen Tech Station build for FrozenCPU.





I'm using a Jewelers hand saw, but Hack saw with bi-metal cutting blade also works great.



Cutting down the PETG tubing to length



To clean and debur edges of the PETG plastic tubing, you can use hand file or medium grit sandpaper. I've opted for quicker solution and used Plumber's tubing reamer. You can pick-up these Tubing / Pipe Reamers at most Home Improvement Stores, in their Plumbing Aisle. Pretty handy tool for this task, so placed a bulk wholesale order and stocking them here, Acrylic / PETG / Pipe / Tubing Reamer





Place reamer on flat surface, hold it in place, apply pressure while twisting or rotating tube clockwise or counter clockwise*between three blades, then flip reamer upside down and repeat for inner diameter.



...then flip reamer upside down and repeat for inner diameter.



It does decent job...*you can also use medium grit sandpaper or hand file as alternative*



Place Primshill "Revolver" compression fitting shell over PETG tube first, then o-ring



then insert tubing into compression fitting...







Silicone Fill Tubing, insert into PETG Tubing, 1/2" OD x 3/8" ID, ordered from McMaster.com #9245K21



Dip the Silicone Fill Tubing in Dish Soap water



Insert Silicone Fill tubing into the .5" PETG tube before heating the Tubing.

Hold the PETG tubing around 4" above the heat, and keep rotating the PETG tubing over the heat.

PETG tubing is easy to bend by hand, but if you prefer, I made this PETG Tubing Bending Jig, from Acrylic!



I made it from .5" Clear Acrylic scrap from the workshop. For the bends, I used these aluminum PC case feet Billet PC Case Feet[/b] for two different sized PETG tubing bends.

1-3/4" pc case foot diameter, https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-ste...case-feet.html


1" diameter pc case foot, https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-ste...case-feet.html






Placing .5" OD PETG Tubing along channel and 1" case foot, to create 90 degree bend.





I could have never done with type of bend with .5" OD flex tubing, without it kinking
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Wow. Nice work on the bends.
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I could have never done with type of bend with .5" OD flex tubing, without it kinking
I love that bend!!!!!!!!
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OMG thats a killer bend

Great work as always Bill!
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Thank you Fuzzy!

The Swiftech Apogee XL's custom faceplate was designed by E.E.L. Ambiense, which I had laser cut locally. If you're interested in having a custom faceplate designed or made for your Apogee XL, Contact the good folks at Performance-Pcs, who also offer a vast array of pre-made custom covers here, Search Results : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come









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ADATA was founded the same year as Mnpctech, in 2001. I've used ADATA DDR and SSDs in several of our custom PC builds for it's reliability and their exceptional customer support. This project will utilize 32GB ADATA XPG DDR3 and 256GB Preimere Pro SP920SS SSD.










I've worked with AMD on several different projects. My first build for them was Project Phenom for 2006 Cebit Sow in Germany. AMD delivers good performance for your dollar. I'm using two Radeon R9 270X video cards with Copper blocks from Syscooling.









The loop layout and selection of fittings hasn't been finalized in these photos.

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Old July 17, 2014, 07:31 AM
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I've finally finished my H.R. GIGER Tribute PC.

So to summarize everything... It started on this build in 2006, but got it shelved several times for customer commitments. What prompted me to finally get it done? H.R. GIGER's Passing on May 12, 2014. If you've never heard of him, you've probably seen his artwork. He was most well known for his Visual Effects and design work on the first Alien movie, in which he created iconic "Xenomorph" ALIEN. Long before working on that movie, he had established career as a painter, and had a very distinctive style that blended human bodies and machines that he described as "Biomechanical"

The hardware is combination of old and new, since progress has been staggered over past 3 years. The chassis is a Cooler Master 912 turned 90 degrees, and it's been 3 years since the ASUS P67 Sabertooth TUF shield was airbrushed with the Giger theme. The system has two separate liquid loops, the stainless tube reservoir is for the Radeon Crossfire GPU loop (2x 270x) with Hardware Labs Black Ice 360 GTX. This radiator is cooled with Panaflo L1A (38mm thick, 68.9 CFM. Max. noise: 30.0 dB-A). The 360 radiator grill is from Mnpctech.com with D5 pump and Alphacool top, the CPU is 3570, 3.4 GHz, with Swiftech's new Apogee XL waterblock. This is a great waterblock for $69.99. It comes with interchangeable illuminated face plate, which my good friend EEL Ambiense designed a replacement with a Giger-esque design. The cpu loop is PETG hardline tubing with EK 190 & DDC res / pump combo with Hardware Labs Black Ice 120 GTX radiator. Both loops are running distilled water. The system utilizes 32GB of their ADATA's new XPG V2 DDR3, and their Premirer Pro SP920 256GB SSD. The power supply is Corsair 750W. I'll be using this PC in the shop for video editing primarily.

















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Bravo!

Outstanding Modding and Wicked cool

love that menacing front
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