Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Project Logs & Gallery > Project Logs
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 21-08-16, 12:32 AM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I hope this all works out for you, Ive seen some horror stories with these panels in the past!
Thanks, yes I have spoken in depth with the guys at ELW&T, most common problem with the tapes are burning them out, this is because the power is to high for the amount of tape or bad connections.
I've been playing with the tape for about a month and feel confident it will all go to plan

The EL wire as Alien below has just mentioned, has been around for some time now and
I know that should be perfect

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
EL wire. Haha I used that in my first mod in 2003 it was all the rage then.
Yeah, I was using it around the same time also
It's effective but sometimes tricky to stick in place without making the groves.

I think once im done with this build, any left over EL bits will be used to make my trainers glow lol

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 21-08-16, 12:34 AM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
It's been a bad couple of weeks
Contracted Sepsis last week so was taken in to hospital, just in time they said.

I was really looking forward to maybe getting this build done in time for i58, but the chances are very low now,
I'm also still awaiting the GPU so that will hold me back.

The setbacks are not all bad though, this means I can spend a bit more time on the build and try something
that I was not going to attempt if the build was defiantly on track for completion in time for the show.

Had done some more paint work before my trip to hospital so I will upload them photos for you in the next update
along with some work I did yesterday.

I've also setup the components I have to check there all working as intended, so I'm happy to report the CPU, DDR, MB,
PSU and water pump are all running fine.






The MB looks beautiful!
But the red will need to go and I plan to make a cover/covers for the MB.
I did get myself some white plexi, however I think I will now be using clear so the LEDs on the MB can still be seen,
if I paint most of the cover white and leave the parts covering the LEDs clear it should workout fine.

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 21-08-16, 11:03 AM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 8,150
Glad to hear you're on the mend

Watching this one with great interest now that mine is finished. Want to watch some one else getting callouses and burns etc
__________________
He used to do surgery
For girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins




Young man ya too girly girly, you're just a Cadbury's Curly Wurly
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 23-08-16, 12:28 AM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Glad to hear you're on the mend

Watching this one with great interest now that mine is finished. Want to watch some one else getting callouses and burns etc
Thanks, just seen yours and it looks nice mate
No burns as yet but still time lol
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 23-08-16, 12:30 AM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
Only needed to paint the edges here as all the other parts will be covered.






Most the panels with the 1st coat of black.






A quick wet sand ready for the 2nd coat of black, this will help show any high spots and imperfections in the
base, you will notice most of the edges are high due to the case design and primer buildup.






2nd and final black base, this was also sanded after it was dry before adding 2x top coats that will need a week
to harden before I can sand and polish, I hate orange peal on paintwork so its a must
When complete I'm hoping the black will look like glass.











Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 29-08-16, 02:59 AM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
Ok im back to work on the build after having a great weekend at the i58 event with some fellow modders and friends.

I've been doing bits here and there on the case as I'm waiting for painted parts to harden.

The base of the case is where I'll be having the pump, I decided to cut in to the PSU cover rather than
totally removing it as it will help keep the case strong and be a good support for the pump and other bits.






I made some templates for the bottom and side that will be used to make some covers out of plexi, this will also be painted or wrapped in white later down the line.






Heres the panel cut to shape, all that's needed for now is a hole for the pump to sit in, some other cuts will be made after testing the layout.








Now for the motherboard, its originally white, red and silver.
I removed all the parts I wanted to paint and covered the red with some white wrap, the white did't match good enough so I went all out and painted the parts white.






I wont be using the whole southbridge cover, but I've kept the G1 silver part should I decide to use it somewhere later.





The motherboard is looking nice and clean, the white should look great with the light blue lighting once completed.
I've also painted the RAM and some other parts like the EK waterblock shown in the photo below.
I will get some more photos of them and the other parts posted in the next update.

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-09-16, 10:16 PM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
All the internal components and fittings are now painted, might add some more colour and or logos to them later in the build.
Tron is very polished and simple yet effective, so I want to keep this as clean as I can.

Here are some closer shots of the before and after CPU block.





This is the backplate for the GTX1080 GPU, no white available so went ahead and painted a black one.
I will be adding something extra to this later.




Sound Cards repainted white with some added blue.
This wont really be seen as the card faces down, but I still wanted to have it matching and hopefully the
reflection will show once the bottom panel is added.










For the pump I just needed to paint the rubber padding and the metal bottom.





Here's the RAD, I think it looks great in white.
Wont be needing to paint the fans for this RAD as they will be hidden on the other side.



This is the fans for the double RAD going on the top, as it will be seen on the inside of the case I painted them.


Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-09-16, 10:40 PM
Deblow Deblow is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 189
The most part of the internal layout.
Some painted with acrylic and plasti-dip for the rest.




I've made some covers for the bottom, sides and back that will all be painted white or wrapped once the wiring is done.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-09-16, 11:17 PM
lebel22 lebel22 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brizzle
Posts: 143
Wow, just wow. Makes me want to be a better builder.
__________________
I7 6700k @ 4.6-1.27v / Asus Pro / evga 980ti FTW / RMI 650 / 2 x Samsung EVO 850 / Corsair H115I aio / 2 x Corsair 8gb DDR4 lpx 3000 / NZXT S340 / Corsair Strafe rgb Browns / too many mice, Zowie fk2 mainly / Corsair H1500 headphones/ Asus PG279Q
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-09-16, 07:56 AM
Warchild Warchild is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Norway, Oslo
Posts: 3,116
Hmm, now that you have sprayed the radiator fins you might end up getting a faster buildup of dust than, before since dust particles are going to stick much easier now the fins have a rougher surface to them. You might want to keep an eye on that. Most usually tape off this area to protect the fins as much as possible.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 01:52 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.