Chiller's Hybrid Level 10

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by Chillernr1, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. SuperSparky

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    It was a hard thing to say, I grant people that. However, you can't mix those two design concepts without a clash. I sought further opinions. I know an award winning artist and my brother is gay. Both said what was happening was making it worse and that the shiny plexiglass with metal screws and hard edges does not go with the smooth rounded and "satin" finish of the original design. My brother said it looked like Satan vomited.

    It's like placing a Ferrari front end on the body of a Rolls Royce. Both are great by themselves, but together they look ridiculous.

    This does cause me pause to say because a lot of hard and meticulous work is going into this. Perhaps the finished product will be OK. I doubt it.

    Perhaps if the original framing were used to cover over the screws, hmmm.
     
  2. ekuest

    ekuest [H]ardness Supreme

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    haha i like the fact that your brother is gay so he automatically knows whats best. :D you and they definitely have a point. it is a weird combination, but lets see how it looks in the final product. it is kind of a shame to put a solid shell over an SR-2 and quad 480s dont you think? so between clear and opaque plexi, i think a colored opaque would look better, and red is definitely the color with all that sleeving etc. give it a chance. :)
     
  3. dthardcore

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    This may be a stupid question, But why go with the x5550 cpus instead of the i7 970 or for that matter even the 950 or 960? The i7's out perform the x5550 and even have better specs. So I just don't see the advantage of buying the xeons.
     
  4. ekuest

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    xeons support dual socket boards. he doesnt have a choice if he wants to put a proc in both sockets.
     
  5. dthardcore

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    Ahh I see, I didn't realize that the i7's didn't support multi-proc configurations.
     
  6. SuperSparky

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    Well, let's just say he has an eye for design. Watch TLC and their decorator shows; I challenge anyone to find the straight decorator.

    However, why not cut windows out of the existing shells, but leaving the sleek shape and frame? Thin red Mylar could have been used for the windows as it bends. You can get clear Mylar in satin finishes, but even glossy would work if not so obvious. The edges or frame of the old design could have remained. You'd get your windows and still keep the curves and design of the original.
     
  7. wra18th

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    When did this become "A Queer Eye For The PC Guy"?
    Stop trolling and wait till it's finished.
     
  8. SuperSparky

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    Oh, I get it. Only positive comments are allowed when such a project is posted on a public forum. If criticism (positive or negative) is not desired, then why post? What, does everyone now get "participation trophies?"

    Listen, the guy is using a very expensive already magnificent work of art as his base. To say someone is "trolling" when they see someone cutting into such a thing and bolting on cheap plexiglass and aluminum screws, is misguided. I'm going to pipe up. This isn't some aluminum or sheet metal box that can only be improved no matter what you throw at it. This is already a work of art. As such, if you're going to modify it, then it had better be an improvement, or at least on par with the original.

    This is the same thing as placing a cheesy homemade wooden "spoiler" on the tail of a Corvette with wood screws, and painting it all with ordinary satin paint with a brush. Someone needs to call foul.
     
  9. wra18th

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    Relax, man! All I'm saying is that we wait until it's finished. If you still don't like, it's ok to voice your opinion. Hell, I might not like then, but at least I waited to see the finished product.

    Also, your opinion does not need to be quantified by your artist friend or your brother. We'll ( maybe just me) respect your opinion and respectfully counter it.

    But please wait until he's done with it.

    Oh, and the Corvette thing is funny. I actually saw a car (Chevy Cavalier) with a wooden spoiler that was finished with polyurethane in Port Jervis, NY. :D
     
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  10. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    busy on fitting the Coolit Freezone V1 under the mobo cover :

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    And making by hand the honey roster like the original was a never ending thing, and was not nice,
    so i will make another solution as roster to protect the fan :

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  11. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    Front page where ??? :confused:

    edit : found it : http://www.hardocp.com/news/2010/10/27/maniacal_mod_day/

    Because with this cooling i go sub-ambient, and there fore using as little as possible metals parts where can show condensation on.

    Also plastic isolates also a little bit, therefore the cold in the special tubing will be kept as good as possible.

    ( industrial norprene tubing is use, they isolate also)
     
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  12. vsboxerboy

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  13. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    mondag buy some new alu plate and lets get bending again.
     
  14. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    Working on the case again al day, bend the alu plate, making some acryl ready,
    the extra piece of hight is for the cpu power cables of the left cpu :

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    With the cooler on his place :

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    With the red acryl on his place also for the enlargement of the mobo cover :

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    And then as last also grey smoke like on the cpu cooler left en on the vga's, is for breading room :

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  15. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    for today i quit, tomorrow is another day for fooling around with this case :

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    Wow, thats all I got to say. I can't wait to see the results, keep up the good work man.
     
  17. Rossi~

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    Can't wait to see how this ends up :)
     
  18. Chillernr1

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    the last picture is really bad, will make better ones.

    today i did small stuf.
    tomorrow will work on the big parts of cover again.
     
  19. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    here are some new pics, with a little modification on case :

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  20. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    here are some pics of what i did today, it still needs some work offcourse.

    But now you got an idea how i will do it :

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  21. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    this is what i did today :


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  22. vengence

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    amazingly awesome.
     
  23. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    it start to look like something lol :)
     
  24. Chillernr1

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    today i give the alu plate some more shape :

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  25. Chillernr1

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    Today i made the plexi acryl,
    tomorrow sanding, prime and paint the alu parts (if i'm up for it)

    Now it's good visible what i whanted to do with the case to fit the bigger mobo SR-2 in this case (normally no fit lol)

    Sorry for the bad pics, not enough light but i whanted to show you guys already what i did today :

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  26. Nickbaldwin86

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    Wow this thing makes the thermal take case look like a toy.

    Nice build
     
  27. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    thanks, some more work on it, and i can start to build my hw in it
     
  28. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    Here are some better pics in daylight.

    I didn't close the cover good, it's not that it has a space between it lol.

    The parts have now there first primer coating :

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    And here the first parts in primer, i sprayed it very thick,
    because i nedd to get al the tiny flows sanded out of it, but will get more layers :

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  29. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    primed en sanded, nog putting on the first layer of MAT black paint, only the pics sucks lol :

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  30. Inferno32

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    Wow, love the consistent color scheme and attention to detail! Bravo!
     
  31. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    the details make me crazy, because i'm now already three days busy with sanding and painting until every flow is out of the alu plate, that the paint is perfect on the alu plates.
     
  32. Chillernr1

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    the alu plate for the mobo cover is painted and mounted, here some pics of it :

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  33. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    here a little teaser :

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  34. Nickbaldwin86

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    clean man... now if only you had a better camera :p
     
  35. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    and better light for making the pics
     
  36. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    putting the isolation on the backplates of mobo, with the inox backplates :

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    And this is how the case is on this moment, also fitted a 16x2 red/black lcd above the Boreas chiller.
    Also you see now how hidden the ATX24pin really is, pure cable management with the 90° connectors :

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  37. H@RD5

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  38. Chillernr1

    Chillernr1 Limp Gawd

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    that's a good one lol
     
  39. H@RD5

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    Just stating the truth:D