Swiftech MCP 350 Plexi Mod

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by AussieJester, May 30, 2006.

  1. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

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    Decided a custom plexi top for the MCP350 Swiftech wasn't
    going to cut it...been done, thats not to say I ain't doing it
    again BUT i thought lets go the full hog, I'll let the pics do
    the talking this time round guyz--->

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    Well...tried hard to get it finished but alas time wasn't on my
    side :-( half hours work tomorrow she will have two LEDs in
    her one in the top one in the base (you might be wondering
    what that extra 'plug' is on the side of the base hehe) I'm
    extremely please with how its turning out AND I think...i
    miiiight have fiiiinally come up with something that my
    modding idol defyant hasn't done first BUT don't quote me
    on that...he is and always will be The King of Plex :) ...

    Hope those that take the time to view the thread get something
    from it :)

    Final shots tomorrow of the finished Swiftech Mod guyz ...
    Hope you find it of interest :)
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I'm speechless, that's bloody awsome!
     
  3. blancmange

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    agreed, really nicely done mate :)

    but a suggestion, put a thumbnail or resize the image... scrolling windows does not make it easy to view it :p
     
  4. Dezza Bot

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    Damn that's nice work. Can I buy it? serious now :)
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments fellas appreciated :)

    Appologies for the large size of the pics blancmange I was rushing through to post the info on several forums after a long day in the workshop, was needing to get out of my wheelchair and lay down legs and back where aching so i left them overnight at large size reduced them this morning hope this makes it easier viewing for all :)

    Dezza Bot- this particular pump isn't mine its for a very good mate that supplies me with alot of materials for my workshop etc... So it's not mine to sell...I am happy however to discuss making a plexi housing for the Swiftech MCP350 pump if you really want one, however I will say the price would be somewhat high due the time involved, materials are under 20 bucks so you would be paying for labour mainly I charge $25 an hour for all modding and pc work, the housings take the best part of 3 hours to fabricate...do the math...how bad do you want one !

    I had hoped to be posting the finished item now but had a minor setback with my own Hydor L30 pump in my PC this morning after ~4 years it decided it had had enough of being apart of my watercooling setup and simply stopped! So had to make an un-scheduled trip to pick up a new one...will finish the above housing later this afternoon...

    Thanks again for the positive feedback people :)
     
  6. susshiii

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    man you are talented :thumbup: :thumbup:

    i woulndt mind getting these but pricing is an issue :(
     
  7. i4560011

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    You have just given me my 2007 new year's resolution!

    I've never played around with perspex in my life, but have experience molding/modding pieces of metal :lol:

    Any tips on:
    1. What kind of plex i should buy
    2. Best place to buy the plex
    3. What tools are plex-friendly
    4. Making/designing the housing (anything i should know about or easy to fudge up)
    5. What type of sealant are you using to put the two pieces together so it doesn't leak

    Excellent work! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :shock: :shock: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  8. slobber

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    Very nice indeed :thumbup:
     
  9. moloko vellocet

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    Very nice work hillbilly1969. It looks great and i'll be looking forward to seeing the end product. Well done!
     
  10. Hairy_Harold

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    Looks pretty good but I reckon it'd look even better with a flamed finish to give it a clearer and cleaner look.
     
  11. mosoto

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    looks sweet, but you might want to consider an O'ring seal between the two mating faces. Under pressure it might leak.
     
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    As the owner wants LEDS in the pump that wont happen...'frosted' finish plex defuases the light better than flame finished plexi...

    Take a closer look there is an oring that seals the top with the bottom...its standard in the MCP350 mate...the top and bottoms plexi units are internaly identical to the originals...

    final update-->

    Ok I have finished the pump, matched the top and bottom plexi components, sanded to frost finish, fitted 2xblue ultra bright LEDs and have the pump setup on the bench now will leave it this way till this time tomorrow see how she goes as far as sealing..

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    forgot one pic, thought it was worh uploading -->

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    Hope all that viewd this thread found something of interest...shall post a couple of custome waterblocks tomorrow that will be used along with the pump and previously shown Toyota Camry heatercore...ciao till then folks :)
     
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    Mr defyant asked if I could possibly take a night shot with a red LED placed in the base...when the King of Plex asks I jump hehe, here ya go buddy-->

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    Sorry I couldn't get as good a 'night' shot as it is, well...daytime hehe. Shows how the base LED lights the edges of the base up nicely
     
  14. blancmange

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    BRAVO :) :thumbup:


    that mod looks absolutely awsome mate...

    if i had water cooling, i would pay you to make another for me, but im not quite up to watercooling yet :(
     
  15. ice_cool

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    awesome mod, kicks swiftech ass. Should employ u to design their pumps.
     
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    wicked mod mate, keep up the good work :)
     
  17. Defyant

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    Cheers HB!! tyvm mate :thumbup: The end look is superb mate!

    Your a breath of fresh air to the modding scene mate, totally kik ass :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  18. Maghemi

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    does this mod make the pump any quieter?
     
  19. Defyant

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    These pumps are barely audiable once in a running PC...noise realy isnt a prob as with the 650's
     
  20. Maghemi

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    See. I can understand this as it is pretty quiet. However i've just gone from a Sonic Tower with a virtually silent 120mm fan..(which actually cooled reasonably well) to watercooling with the MCP350 pump. And it's louder than the air cooled solution.

    It is pretty quiet but not quite quiet enough.
     

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