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[WORKLOG] [Complete] Brass pipe watercooling-Rocket Science fittings-Clear Perspex PC mATX case

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by crocodaVe, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Mistikal

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    Looks great :D

    Going to address the video card sag?
     
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    :cool: thanks. Yes, I've been tinkering with it. A bit better now.
     
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    Nothing steampunk is awesome.

    The build looks good so far though. I'm thinking of going rigid tubing but it's a bit of a fiddle.
     
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    Looking good, Dave! I'm still waiting for outside-in-the-sun pics of that shiny shiny brass though :)

    ..but the fun IS the fiddle! :p
     
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    untill you you make the 2nd last bend wrong on a 6 bend tube and you cry your self to sleep because you've run out of tube
     
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    Filled with distilled. No leaks. :cool:
    I've been delayed a bit on this. Away for work.
    Should be back onto it end of next week.
    I'll get that grinder back to you then Saate. :thumbup:
     
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    Damn that looks good... :thumbup:
     
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    Absolutely. Really like it :thumbup:
     
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    how do you stop it crimping? Fill it with sand? Put that cable in there?
     
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    if its like my stainless tube build, its just the nature of the metal not to crimp

    it does "distort" the surface finish slightly, but it can easily be buffed and shined out. i bent mine using a proper tube bender which the manufacturer has probably worked out the bend radius so it doesn't crimp.
     
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    Cheers man, looks great.:thumbup:
     
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    Wow! told you it'd look a million bucks with that natural light, looks even better than I expected though - nice one :)

    No worries on the grinder, I'm unemployed for the time being so any day is fine!
     
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    Thanks fellas

    Havabeer's right. Just about the same with brass. It just follows the curve of the bending tool.


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    To correct overbends, I just reversed the pipe. Worked well. No dimple.

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    UPDATE:
    Drives in. I've left a free slot under the SSD for another SSD down the track.

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    And now the fun part !
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    I notice you do a fair bit of stuff in perspex Dave.. are these all commercially bought cases and bits and bobs, or do you fabricate some of this perspex stuff yourself?
     
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    This case I saw in a PC shop window and I eventually conned it out of the owner for $60 :p It's made by Gigabyte as a display case. The rest of the cases are a custom fabricated from scratch. :thumbup:
    It all started when I saw lcdmodkit's site. I think they have gone bust now.

    Did this Zotac 1156 job with one of those.

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    Then done this from scratch to allow watercooling.

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    I'm trying to get one as well but I'm wearing him down :cool:

    Cable management is going to be a pain :upset:
     
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    Thanks for the info and pics :thumbup:
     
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    Cool. I ask because I am interesting in making something with heat molded plastic of some kind. Basically making a mold in the shape I want, then forming a plastic cover over it. I thought you may have had some experience in such a thing.

    Its going to be a shroud over a pair of w/c GPU's.. like a backplate but one that extends over the edges of the upper GPU and down to cover the second GPU as well. A heat molded acrylic would be cool, with that seamless look I could hopefully make 2 GPU's look like one single really fat one, with some strategically placed LEDs behind opaque acrylic..
     
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    Keep chippin' away at him Dave !
    Yeah, it is a pain. I was going to use a connection block but didn't want to cut the PSU cables. I managed to tie and stuff it in anyhow.


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    with the black perspex panel

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    90's are easy enough with 2 straight lengths of timber and a heat gun.
    Great idea. Should be good. :thumbup:

    UPDATE:
    Little wings.

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    + 6.5mm jack into the DGX mic header (front HDA) for the guitar! :cool:

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    Final polish and wipe over now. Nearly done.
     
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