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  1. Never to late for an update! Finally got some video edited together of this thing:D
  2. p0Pe

    The grey wolf

    Thanks man! So, update time, finally! I have had more requests than I can count about how I make my watercooling distro plates, so I have made a video that shows the process, and included a download link to the file in the video so you guys can try and make your own distro plates This is what I end up with after carefully measuring up where all port locations in the case should go. I then transfer this into a 3D program. The final plate after milling and polishing. The o-rings are fixed length, but you could also just cut some o-ring string and glue it together, but using fixed length o-rings are a tad safer. I mounted the acrylic plate on a 10 mm lasercut black piece of acrylic. The bottom piece also has holes for the GPU cables. Really like the fitting color, and the chamfer I made on the top of the distro plate. The pump mounts to the bottom of the distro plate, and goes straight up to the reservoir. Passtrough cables sleeved and mounted. Ready to mount everything inside the case And mounted, and ready for tubing. Tight spot under the plate for the pump.
  3. Hah yeah, I got tired of trying to find a super serious name, and this kinda got stuck in my head. Glad to have you on board Final build picture time! One thing I noticed with this build is that it is really hard to take pictures of, since it is so out of the ordinary regarding orientation etc. But I will let the pictures do the talking, so without further ado: Benchy McBenchface. A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors of this build, AMD, ASUS, Corsair, EKWB & OpenBenchTable. Keep watching this thread though, as I will be posting a little side project (A radiator station for this build) here as well! But for now, thank you all for watching and commenting.
  4. Haha good old Project N.V. Lots of videos has been added to my youtube since then, so be sure to give it a look and a subscription:D https://www.youtube.com/user/metap0Pe So this update will be quite rough and unedited unlike most of the other updates, and will give you a view of what goes on "behind the scenes" since everything is not always all tidy and clean when doing builds. First off I started with mounting the custom alu cable combs I showed off in a previous update (I think). These mounts with two countersunk M4 from the bottom of the bench table. I claimed the dining table while making this as I ran out of space on the other 3 tables Pressure testing the huge distribution block to make sure everything was OK before putting it onto the bench. Testing out the cable comb. Worked as a charm! Fast forward LOTS of hours, and lots of sleeving, this is the result. All the cables has a lot of cable combs to train them into position, and are being routed around, and under the bench table where they will meet up with the PSU. Pulling them down, and then cutting them to length. If you have not yet seen my video of how to make these cables, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-xk86Iebco&t More cutting to length. With all the cables done, I just need to splice them. I normally use the HXi power supply since that only has a single cable that has to be spliced on the 24 pin. This one has 4! I really hope corsair release a 1:1 schematic PSU at some point. And now, how to properly sleeve a D5 pump. Step one, use a knife to open the lid. Step 2, drill out the lid hole to around 7 mm. Sleeve the cables, and pull the lid back down. It is important that you burn the sleeving ends as this will prevent the sleeving from just being pulled out of the hole. Looking like this from the other side. Doing it right will make sure that the cables are never pulled out. Jobs done! Testing fluid color to see if it will work the rest of the build. Final cable set. Not the cleanest since it does not go 1:1, but I am pretty happy with it. Mounted, and routed under the table. With hardware installed. The cable combs are temporary to train the cables. Ready to mount the distro plate. It is quite simple as it just mounts with 4 screws onto the bench table. The parts I showed in a previous update. This mountes to the bench table legs, and acts as a holder for the QD fittings. The fittings are recessed into the milled plate. Very short tube runs on the other side. The QD's then mounts to two 90 degree angle fittings, and up directly into the distro plate. Cables and distro plate mounted! Now, I needed something to hold the pumps to the distro plate, and did not want to use 2 stock EK brackets, so I made my own dual version. And how that thing mounts. I ended up countersinking the holes so it matches the rest.
  5. Thanks man! I also sanded so much that my fingers hurt for days
  6. So excited to show this thing! I waited a bit with these pictures as I wanted to keep the entire mod a bit of a secret for Dreamhack Winter where I won first place in the casemodding competition with it. This block is one of the most complicated distro blocks I have done. It is made from 2 pieces of 25 mm acrylic, and some 5 mm acrylic, as well as some custom alu parts. The two 25 mm pieces switches in level where the pumps are placed so that I could avoid making 3 separate pieces, and keep the plate even more simplistic. The plate also has some recessed M20 threads that fits the bitspower fillports. That way the real fittings will never stress the distro block, and swapping out fittings can be done with ease. Picture of the final distro block assembled. The solid chunks of material that was used for this mod. heavy pieces! This picture shows the top and bottom, where the top has been completely sanded down with grid 400-2500 and then polished, while the bottom is as it comes directly from the CNC. I spent more than 10 hours sanding and polishing these pieces. This picture shows the top and bottom, where the top has been completely sanded down with grid 400-2500 and then polished, while the bottom is as it comes directly from the CNC. I spent more than 10 hours sanding and polishing these pieces. This is how the bottom part looks after sanding with grid 2500. From here it will be polished 2 times, and then rubbed in some finishing spray. The M20 threads that will hold the fillports. And this picture shows the switch in level on the pieces. O-rings are all bought to size, and fitted into the channels so I did not have to glue them together. How the 2 plates looks put together. How the 2 plates looks put together. 2 fillports mounted, and one fitting mounted into one of them. I also test mounted the Openbenchtable How it looks assembled. And the lovely monoblock for the zenith extreme. The 5 mm piece on the bottom was needed to connect the fluid channels from the pumps and further into the distro plate. These two fillports was not recessed as I needed the extra hight. Final piece. These are some of the custom aluminium parts that is going into the build as well. These have been milled, and then sand blasted, and will later on be anodized. The funny shape of this piece will be explained in a later update.
  7. Tactical error post! New one will come:D
  8. Time for some graphic cards! I kinda fell in love with the look of the 1080ti poseidon cards, so I decided to try them out for this build! I normally tear off the stock coolers first thing when I get a graphic card so I can get a waterblock mounted, but these comes pre-installed with blocks. More FPS, more power bill yay. Since I am quite pressed for time on this project, updates might be a bit "quick" with just a bunch of photo's. I hope you do not mind too much (who reads boring text anyways).
  9. Looks like his nose is exploding out to the sides. Glad you do! So, time to get these ssd's under some serious heatspreaders! One mounted, one to go Let's get them onto the DIMM.2 board. What is this now... Why will it not go all the way down? Goddammit.jpg I have to cut off some of the bottom plate for this thing to fit. The extra size that the heatspreader adds conflicts with some of the elements on the DIMM.2 board Mounted in a jig, and tools ready to go. After I cut off the end, I filed it down with a small precision file. And then repainted the end black. Stock, and modified cooler. There is no chips in the place, so cooling will not be affected. Very hard to see if you do not know it has been done.
  10. Thanks! It will only get better I promise! I know it performs worse, but the tests I have seen shows around 5-8 degrees difference with a small radiator. I plan on using a big radiator:D But I will let you know! Sadly I do not have an xspc block to compare with Well, it was not a lie, they just cut some corners:P Oh you know it! Third update in the Benchy McBenchface saga. This time I will be looking at the RAM and SSD's I will be putting into this build. RAM and SSD choice. I will be using an external file storage solution, so I just needed some stupid fast main drives. My plan is to RAID up the two m.2 drives to see how that will work out. It should be quite a challenge to get 64 gb of 3200 mhz ram to work with the motherboard and cpu, but 32 gb was not enough, and 8 sticks just looks so much better than 4! Unboxed. I have absolutely no intentions of using the huge cooler the ram comes with. More ram. More! MOAR! As mentioned earlier, the SSD's are mounted on this dimm.2 board as they call it. Still not entirely sure if I like the looks of this or not.
  11. Guess who managed to snatch the X399 ZENITH EXTREME monoblock prototype from EK's heasquarter:D This is the only sample currently available of this block!
  12. Time for some CPU pron! I must say that AMD has outdone themself with the packaging of the threadripper boxes. Never have I had so much fun taking pictures of a CPU box. It is completely overkill and probably a waste of materials, but dammit it looks good, and will be a great addition to my shelf with unique hardware throughout the time. Once you get the styrofoam off, the rest of the box is plastic. POWAR Had to go trough quite a few hoops to get this thing open. Belly of the beast. I will not be using the orange bracket when mounting the CPU as it clashes completely with the color scheme. Even though it will not be visible under the monoblock I will be putting in, I will still know it is there. So many pins to potentially bend! Carefully mounted. And all in place. This CPU will come in handy with the programs I work with. I am gonna punish them cores!
  13. I could take some pictures of it on a bench? It will only get better, so stay tuned:D It started out as a simple build just to try out threadripper, but I could not help myself, and made a distro plate for it, and there will also be a surprise regarding the radiator placement:D Thanks! More will come soon! I have a bunch of pictures I want to show before I head off to Cambodia for 2 weeks of sweet, sweet vacation!
  14. Hello guys and girls! Time for a new worklog, and this time with a bit of a strange "case". I was approached by the guys from OPENBENCHTABLE a while back, asking if I wanted to try out their new test bench, and from there things ended up as "how much stuff can I put onto this poor thing" Teaser: So without further ado, lets get started shall we! Specs: Mobo: ASUS ZENITH EXTREME X399 GPU: 2 x ASUS ROG POSEIDON 1080ti CPU: AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 1950X RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 64 GB 3200 MHZ SSD: 2 X CORSAIR MP500 480 GB M.2 PSU: CORSAIR RM1000X CASE: OPENBENCHTABLE BC1 The "case" comes with a nifty little carying sleeve as it was built to be transported around easily. Being a huge fan of proper design and manufacturing, the nature of this test bench just really appealed to me. Milled from solid aluminium and anodized, this thing comes flatpacked and takes up very little space. The idea behind the bench was for it to be easy to carry around, and I will try and make this mod true to that philosophy by making it as transportable and small as I can. The legs of the bench is screwed onto the main piece and can easily be removed, and mounted on the actual test bench. The legs also has the double function of working as a bracket for the PSU. Fully assembled this "case" does not take up much more space than a mini itx case. The choice of board was the ZENITH EXTREME from ASUS. I knew I wanted to try a threadripper build, and this seemed like a really solid board. I have populated the Dimm.2 doughter board with two m.2 ssd's from CORSAIR. The board is quite a bit bigger than the actual bench in the width, but I will modify the bench so this will not be a visual problem. Rear "shield" with built in LED's Not too many fancy colors, which suits me well. More soon!