Project: Watery

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Mankz_91, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Mankz_91

    Mankz_91 New Member

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    My photography really doesn't do this justice. I'll take some more photos tonight when I'm home with my tripod etc.

    I hope you like it :D

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    And fully done.

    I still need to cement it to fully seal the res, and then tap to G1/4" threads.
     
  2. headcrabCAKE

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    ooo green looks very nice

    great work

    how much did just the case cost to get that custom made and to find some one to cut it out for you? (not including the water cooling part,psu, or fans)
     
  3. just a noob

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    from what i can understand, just the cost of the materials because i guess thats a school's workshop
     
  4. Mankz_91

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    ^^ Yup. The acrylic in the res cost about £12 or $23, and is 10mm and 8mm acrylic.
     
  5. Mankz_91

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    A few photos..:

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    I'll go off to B&Q tommorrow to buy a Soldering Station and a Helping Hand aswell as a some Taps and Dies and solder, then on tuesday probably, I'll order a motherboard and start working out cable lengths.
     
  6. cybereclipse

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    looking good....
    i've always wondered what a case would look like if it was made from acylic or plexiglass
     
  7. funkysnair

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    are you gonna sell me it when your finnished?

    i would pay you a very good price for it?

    i know ive been on to you before-but im impatiant
     
  8. Mankz_91

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    Depending on how this one comes out, I'm considering eventually making them to order.
     
  9. Shane

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    Mankz where you get all that sleeving from?
     
  10. Mankz_91

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    Its AC Ryan sleeving from Special tech, it comes as a PSU sleeving kit.
     
  11. funkysnair

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    how bout you hurry the hell up then lol-:p

    ive been wating ages-you'd never get a job working for mcdonalds lmfao...

    honestly it looks really good, you get that one done and let me know how much you want and we'll work something out-obviously you want to make a profit!

    i have not got the knowledge or the time to build one, i work 66+hrs a week i dont think i'd have the patients
     
  12. epidemik

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    Glad you got some new pics, its looking awesome, jsut taking forever :p
    But ive never done anything like that so im in no position to critique your timing.
     
  13. Mankz_91

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    I think the main issue Is the powersupply and the cabling with cases like these. Most of my time has been spent working out where I can put everything. I've made two different case mock-ups with various holes to mount the parts in and tried many different cable arrangements as all the motherboards are different.

    The other issue with a case like this is that it HAS to be mATX due to the size of my laser cutter.
     
  14. funkysnair

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    matx? micro atx?

    ah thats no good man!!!
     
  15. Mankz_91

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    It could be ATX, but then it would no longer be a cube.

    It would be oblong, but doable.
     
  16. funkysnair

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    well im waiting as soon as you can start a new one let me know as im first inline :)
     
  17. Mankz_91

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    Havn't done much today, I'm still trying to decide on a motherboard but I'll be using my exsisting Leadtek 8800 GT 512Mb graphics card, unless someones feeling generous :D

    I took my old 10W DDC-1 apart today, It should be fine if I'm just cooling the CPU but if I cool the GPU and the NB I'll need a DDC3.2 for the extra 'push'

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  18. The_Beast

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    Looking great


    Nice res
     
  19. Mankz_91

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    Not much to report bar COD:4 multiplayer.

    I've ordered two of these ABS General puropse boxes measureing 85x56x21 and 150x80x46.

    The smaller one will go at the back between the PSU and the radiator and hold the fan wiring, LED wiring and the light switching. The larger box will hold the box, with a 40mm fan in the side, aswell as a flow rate sensor etc. and moniter water cooling.


    Should be here with 48Hrs so then work can continue.
     
  20. Mankz_91

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    I'm still waiting for my 'little' bits to arrive, so this is a slight progress report.

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    Here is what the case 'sort' of looks like at the moment. I really need to decided on my mobo soonish though as I need to work out the back I/O panel holes etc.

    Otherwise, its colour scheme time. What do you prefer?

    1. Just UV with Green Tubing and Coolant

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    2. UV with Blue LEDs and Green Tubing and coolant

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    3. UV with Green LED's, green tubing and coolant.

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    Thanks. :p
     

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