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Old 10-10-20, 11:05 PM
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Old 10-10-20, 11:15 PM
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Great stuff, love it!!
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Old 10-10-20, 11:47 PM
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Looking fantastic, awesome job!
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Old 11-10-20, 11:54 AM
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Thank you all for your kind words! Appreciate that <3
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Old 19-10-20, 04:54 PM
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Decided to crack on and do the cable combs while waiting for the last of the bits to arrive.
These look chunky, and they are. However for good reason. These will be attached to the case, so i needed more surface area to makesure they stayed attached.




Once cut, i glued the 3 pieces together and this is how they look before being stained.




After i stained the 24pins, i went to make the 8 pins too. Turned out rather nice



All i have for the time being i'm afraid.
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Old 27-10-20, 08:18 PM
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Motherboard arrived today from ASUS UK.
Really nice bit of kit too.
The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming







Put the RAM and SSD in







After this arrived, i got to work on the cables.
24pin + USB extensions to save needing to go inside the case.



This is how the cables look on the rear of the case




The USB extensions go from board, out back and up to the top.
I used some crappy brown sleeving and duct tape, because i'm cheap :P



MUCH more to follow, can't do it all in 1 post
thanks for looking
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Old 27-10-20, 08:25 PM
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EK Waterblocks package made an appearance today too.
I'm only going to show the CPU block for now, i'm still very much in the deep end with figuring out the loop and how it's going to work.

This, is the EK Signature Edition Lignum CPU Block.
This block, is nothing short of breathtaking.









I also got to work on the coolant.
There's a reason it's darker in the bottle. This is because i'm running 10/12mm tubing, if i didn't make the coolant darker than normal, it'd look like instead of jack daniel's.




That's about all i have time for tonight.
Will have plenty to come this week. As everything is here, i just need to spread out my work, and not rush this. As i want to take apart everything at the end, and do a video of the whole build being put together and filled.

Thanks for looking!
Craig
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Old 28-10-20, 01:15 PM
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Decided to get to work on the GPU block's face plate.
Wanted something wooden ofc, but with 2 logo's (Ek + ROG)

This took me about 2 hours to design + Cut + Etch + Stain
Wood is Birch Ply and costs me about 30p per A4 sheet.

First, i use AutoLaser to do my cutting, and coraldraw12 to do all my designing.
So much easier to work on coral then export as an AI file.



The cutting and etching process takes about 45 minutes, i have the laser on a lower speed to get a deeper etch.
Once done, i test fitted and it's perfect.


The orange marks are from the smoke, unfortunetly, i cut in my shed with a large fan on, and the fan extracts the smoke out of the front of the laser instead of the back, which causes the smoke to run over the wood leaving horrible orange stains.
I really need to get my rear extractor fan set up properly.

But.... never the less, staining immediately takes this away.
and i'm left with finished parts like this



If anyone would like this file sent to them, feel free to message me.


Thanks for looking.
Craig
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Old 29-10-20, 04:25 PM
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Just a quick update today.
Not really had a huge amount of time to get much done.
At the moment, i'm working on the rear of the case, placing everything where i want it.
Still tons of work to do, but for the time being, i'm very very happy with how it's starting to take shape.



Ignore the mess around it lol
This is basically how it will look when finished.

Still to do
1. GPU arrives tomorrow, will block it, and do the GPU cables.
2. Run the Tubes from bottom and top to the GPU.
3. Clean up the marks on the back.
4. Create a small shroud for the cables up top (USB's) with my logo on it.


Still to do inside.
1. Run the tubes from CPU to GPU (WIll be a parallel loop to keep it clean)
2. Re-do the reservoir (Bottle) tube.
3. Clean up

After all this is done, i will dissasemble the entier build, and do a video of it all going together and filling the loop.
Unfortunetly my CPU is still not here, so it's a waiting game.

As always, i appreciate all your replies and look forward to doing more.
Thanks for looking.
Craig.
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Old 01-11-20, 10:59 AM
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Some large updates.
Over the weekend, i finished the loop, ran a leak test and ran into several issues.
Majority was recorded, and because of the leaks that happened, i just trashed the video.
So looks like i'm skipping the build video and just moving to final images + Videos.

At this moment in time, it's just touch ups here and there that are required, cables to moved around inside etc.

Anyway, here's a couple shots from last night and a live video of the build that was done on facebook last night.








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Thank you for looking
More to follow soon
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