V2 - Custom Perspex Mini Golden Watercooled HT 160w DC-DC powered

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  1. crocodaVe

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    Heeyyaa ! Just about got all the parts ready for this little ripper.
    The whole case will be exactly the size of an A4 sheet of paper and 155mm high - which will allow a full height GPU and the DDC/Res combo.
    It is to be purely built for a projector sitting beside the lounge, for home theatre use and light gaming.

    Case:

    1x 5mm Perspex 297x210mm base (clear)
    5x 3mm Perspex 297x210mm (glass effect)
    8x 90 degree Channel Aluminium Extrusion (joined to 4 posts)
    2x20 char LCD Display
    Mini switch & LED's

    Guts:

    i3-3240 (2c4t)
    AsRock Z77E-Itx
    8Gb G.Skill DDR3
    HD7750 LP (Sapphire)
    200w 160w PicoPSU XT
    203w (12v 16.5A) Xbox 360 Brick
    OCZ Agility3 120Gb
    300Gb WD VR
    500Gb WD Scorpio Blue
    Sony Slim Mini Sata BD

    Cooling:

    DangerDen DD-M6 brass CPU block
    AlphaCool NexXxos X2 Bold Highflow 775 (chopped to 1155)
    Raystorm GPU block
    Swiftech MCW60 Chip block
    120mm Brass radiator
    120mm Enermax TB Silence Magma
    2x 80mm Enermax Magma's
    1x 90mm AC F9
    DDC - EK Res Top
    60mm Reservoir & Phobya lid
    BP Angles & Elbows
    BP Multi-Link adapters
    Swiftech rotaries
    12mm OD Acrylic Pipe

    I accidently scratched up a couple of black BP angles a while back and went bezerk on it with a wire brush and brasso.
    And that opened this whole idea of the golden effect. I have been madly sanding, scraping and polishing for days !
    Some pics - (all roughly 200kb)

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    I had 3 radiators to choose from and the RX was 1st choice, but it wasn't gold ! And would poke out too far off the side.
    So went with the centre one.
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    That'll do for now. Open for comments, criticisim, ideas and all feedback, whatever :cool:
    Project will be complete within 2-3 weeks. If the Egyptian Pharaos had a PC, this would be it ! Thanks fellas. :thumbup:
     
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    thanks to bobbavet, whiteboy, Andy3008, electro RC, sixers75, oohms, XRdawgZ, Kommandant33, azalin79 & DarkStyle for parts.
    And ideas from Saate, STUdog, Geno, Creekin, bobbavet, Beano & BigDave.

    Was hard to find these aluminium angles in the size needed. The channel is 2mm so will have to shave the panels to slide in.

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    They are 90mm long only and had to join 2 to make a 150mm post.
     
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    Going to look nice.
    Been thinking about a gold/black theme for my next fitting and tubing.
     
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    Subscribed....got me interested with the gold theme.
     
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    Keen to see how you go with this - love the gold fittings!
     
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    That looks awesome, Keep it up :thumbup:
     
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    I'm onboard for the ride mate.
     
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    subscribing to this!
    Looks sweet so far
     
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    Cheers for the interest.
    Little card arrived today. I'm pretty sure these are still one of the top performing low profiles around.
    This case will have a 195mm limit for pcb length. Perfect for the job with LP and no extra power source needed.


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    Went to a Ladies shiny things shop this afternoon and picked up this for $2
    .... HDD Leds ?
     
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    You have to use that skull.....:lol:
     
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    That's for sure ! Power button in the nose. :thumbup:

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    Looks awesome, subscribed for sure! :thumbup:
     
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    Another late night sprucing up the raystorm. I do think that it's probably un-necessary to WC the 7750. Would hardly produce much heat. But, .. I will anyway :)
    Really just bits and peices I had in the box for ages, so it cost me virtually nothing to do. And any addition to the loop is good I say !
    Pics tell this story.

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    Brass bowl from the tip :thumbup:

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    The 43mm hole spacing of the card is the same as the block.
    I've added the two screws 'winged' on the plate. Damn tight. Will be good.
    That frees up the corner threads for mounting of course. :cool:

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    Special German thermal pad. + MX-4

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    Heatsinks added. Good as GOLD !
     
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    Thats sexy :cool:
     
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    Cheers to Andy3008 and Electro RC for the grills. Great fellas. :cool:

    Bit more today - shortened the chipblock to match the cpu block's height.
    Also, that lip was being a bastard.


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    And now struck a small hurdle around the Sata ports.
    I may have to dump one of the drives (the WD) and just run it with NAS.
    It's one of those mongrel reversed sata plug setups too.


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    I could put an extender in the block, twist the pump intake and curve the pipe over the top ? Any other ideas ?
     
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    This is a good idea :thumbup: my PC is 100% solid state (minus fans), and it's great :D
     

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