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Old December 19, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Trimming the case a bit.



Modiying the new backplate a bit to allow for the top panel to be installed.



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Gotta love aluminum... at least you can use a good fine metal file to clean it up without too much trouble.
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Old December 24, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Old December 24, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Dynafile is the weapon of choice for working aluminium.
They look pretty pricey.

Received a couple of DIYINHK PWM PCBs on Friday so I went to replacing the PCBs on some dead pump.

The new PWM PCB




The older style Toshiba-powered DIYINHK PCB


A stock DDC3.1-PWM PCB. Dead.


With the PCB removed. Also one pump w/ the casing removed.


Soldered on some extensions.




Finished.


As for my impressions? The PWM boards suck. They are less powerful at full speed. Noisier when slowed down. PWM range is horrible. The pump actually shuts off if you slow PWM down to 0%. If you set it to 100% it does nothing. You can't set it above 71% or it doesn't work.

I also did the modification to a DDC-1T. It is even worse. If you set it below 100% it just physically jumps around on the desk.

Well it was better than the 100% dead that they use to be. :lol:

Over the last few days I worked on cleaning up and painting my pump and reservoir. Resanded the reservoir w/ 400g. Then painted the top, base, and mounts. Repolished the top on the pump making the threads a bit cleaner. Then painted the Koolance pump casing flat black.













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Old December 25, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Nice job my friend!

On the PWM PCB that you saying it suck, on the Stacker you did switch the PCB on your DDC with a DIYINHK and if I remember it was better. Was it a PWM one or a standard one?
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Old December 25, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Nice job my friend!

On the PWM PCB that you saying it suck, on the Stacker you did switch the PCB on your DDC with a DIYINHK and if I remember it was better. Was it a PWM one or a standard one?
That was was the Toshiba-based PCB which has no PWM. It is definiutely a better PCB. I still have one more Toshiba boards and still a bunch of dead DDC3s. I at some point in the near future I will do the mod and this time install the potentiometer so I can control speed.
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Old December 25, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Been working on the case a bit today. Mostly filing. I removed one of the sides of the 5.25" bay things. It will be reinstalled but cut down to only hold the front 5.25" covers in place. I hope to have the radiator supported by the one side only. That way you'll be able to see the radiator, reservoir, and pump entirely w/o them being hidden. Next up is cutting the new motherboard tray.











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Vary advanced case modding.
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Old December 25, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Vary advanced case modding.
Thanks although I can't completely agree. I am n00bing my way through all the metal work. Aluminum is very easy to work w/ and forgiving thankfully.

Few more pics. Motherboard tray is cut and I am currently doing mockups on its positioning.









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Old December 26, 2013, 07:44 AM
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IO panel added.


Using the original tray to get measurements. Made it hella easy to mark the new holes.


It fits.




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Mockup w/ the radiator in place.
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