Defyant Watercooled rigs

Defyant

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Hey guys !

Got told i should post these here , so im more than happy to oblige :)


Gateway dual Xeon

whoops soz guys tooo big...will resize and u'load again asap

HPRES1


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Krazy_Joe

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hey defyant, where did you get that retaining clip for the res that holds it in place (metal bracket?) on the HPRES II

Someone sticky this thread! This man is a WC'in mad scientist! :eek:
 

hoobie7

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Wow, thats some amazing work!! I've seen your worklogs in the Case Modding section. Always very interesting reads!

Hoobie :)
 

Defyant

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Krazy_Joe said:
hey defyant, where did you get that retaining clip for the res that holds it in place (metal bracket?) on the HPRES II

Someone sticky this thread! This man is a WC'in mad scientist! :eek:


hey mate! i made those from plex, the straps are cut strips palstic , holes are drilled and threads tappped then the tubes are just screw clamped in.
 

el rolio

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sweet work mane. not what i would use as a comp[uter but beautiful nonetheless and inspiration to any ways i might set my computer up
 

Mysterae

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Nice work mate, you're an inspiration for us water-plexi lovers!

Regarding your custom reservoirs, the flat inserts in the tube res's, are they there to reduce turbulence, reduce air, or just for fun? I'm designing a res that's about 190mm tall, 50mm in diameter and I'm a bit mystified if air bubbles will be created and then sucked in through the pump.

By the way, you've set the bar! :eek:
 

WarlordBB

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I've been a fan for a long time.

You do great work. I especially like the SLB you did for your son.

Glad you've posted them here.
 

Krazy_Joe

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Hey defyant, Where do you get your plexy from? I was looking at mcmaster and it looks like they have some ok prices. Also what size are the tubes on your HPRES II? looks like 2 1/2 or 3 inch tubes. Also what kind of tools do you recommend I get for working with plexy(ie drill bits, hole saws, thread tool)? Also where is a good place to get them(mcmaster?). Im wanting to build some res like yours but maybe add some of my own ideas in as well.
 

Defyant

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Thanx heeps guys :) i do love water cooling :D

Mysterae said:
Nice work mate, you're an inspiration for us water-plexi lovers!

Regarding your custom reservoirs, the flat inserts in the tube res's, are they there to reduce turbulence, reduce air, or just for fun? I'm designing a res that's about 190mm tall, 50mm in diameter and I'm a bit mystified if air bubbles will be created and then sucked in through the pump.

By the way, you've set the bar! :eek:

Cheers Mysterae, thy are mostly for show :) the "inner tubes" help more with turbulance,

you prolly only need to use the one inner tube, but i think it looks more balanced with 2.

You could "do away" with the inner tubes altogther and just run a "divider" that runs up the middle of the res to about half way.

I just dont think this looks as good as the inner tubes.
 

Defyant

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Nettwerk said:
Damn fine machines sir...

btw: you selling any of those tube res's?


thanx Nettwerk :) . no matter how well i build a res, theres always the chance!!! that they can spring a leek,,,, if i stuff up on one of my own sys ! not such a big deal.

but if one went "kaput" in your sys mate, i'd hate myself forever,,,, you prolly would too :)


for that reason i try not to sell them :)
 

Defyant

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WarlordBB , cheers man, i still love looking at the old slb case :)Zak's moved onto Storm'd and SLB has a new owner here in syd :)

thelostrican , cheers mate :)



Krazy_Joe , its hard for me to advise you where to buy stuff from soz mate, i'm downunder in the land of didgerydoos and roos, i have seen an online place? but im notsure where they will send too.

The tools i use to make the tanks are actually quiet crude :p

All the 50mm OD tube comes from www.plastix.com.au i buy it cut to lenght, its the only way to make sure they are even cut.

The glue i use is a solvent based glue, a very thin acetone type glue called Dichloromethane (Methylene chloride)


the bases for the res's as cut from solid 10mm+ plex and hand sanded sqr on a sheet of glass using sandpaper.

the holes are cut using a 12mm HSS drill and 1/4" BSB tapp is used to cut the threads for the barbs,


The inner tubes are 12mm pex tube thats just cut to size and glued in.

for the joiner tube, i use a smaller 10mm drill, then hand reem the holes to an exact almost press-tight fit for some more of the 12mm plex tube.then just run a beed of glue around the joins.


For brackets what i do is stand the tubes on one solid peice of plex, mark rings around the tubes, then cut the marked plex peice in half, this gives me 2 brackets!

You can then decide how to vlamp and mount your brackets.


I promise to get a proper how too done soon, but hope this helps a bit in the mean time :)
 

snoopy

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what do you use to attach the plexi together on your resevoirs? it looks so.....professional :D.


great work.
 

Mysterae

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Defyant said:
Cheers Mysterae, thy are mostly for show :) the "inner tubes" help more with turbulance, you prolly only need to use the one inner tube, but i think it looks more balanced with 2.

You could "do away" with the inner tubes altogther and just run a "divider" that runs up the middle of the res to about half way.

I just dont think this looks as good as the inner tubes.

Cheers Defyant, I don't know yet what I'm going to do as yet - I may use a divider. I was thinking of a ball of some sort (think ping pong ball kinda idea) to float on the surface and take some of the energy, and to create a 'calm' area underneath. Stick a light sensor looking through the perspex below the ball, wired to a buzzer and you got a low coolant level warning alarm :) When the coolant level drops, so does the ball, breaking the light barrier. It's more wires though :rolleyes:
 

CrimandEvil

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Defyant said:
thanx Nettwerk :) . no matter how well i build a res, theres always the chance!!! that they can spring a leek,,,, if i stuff up on one of my own sys ! not such a big deal.

but if one went "kaput" in your sys mate, i'd hate myself forever,,,, you prolly would too :)


for that reason i try not to sell them :)
I'll take that chance, you do such great work that I'd still be proud of to use one. :)
 
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