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Verktøy Cu | An Elegant Steampunk 2P Workstation

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Copper Work Tool

 

Anyone who knows me, has known that I've always been dying to do a Steampunk build. I even get to do a 2P! This build will used for processing 4K video that we've been shooting at events and tutorials etc for EK's YouTube channel. Anyway, I'm really excited for this build and I'm fortunate to have all these incredible sponsors also excited about what's coming. Without further ado...

 

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Asus

 

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Case Labs

 

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Corsair

 

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EKWB

 

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Kingston

 

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Nvidia

 

The Case:

 

  • Caselabs S8 "Copper Edition" ✔
  • SSI-EEB Tray ✔
  • 38mm Extended Ventilated 
  • XXL Window ✔
  • Drop in 120.3 x2 Mount ✔
  • Left: Standard Window with Ventilation 
  • Right: Standard Window 
  • Front: Window 
  • 2.120 Flex Bay 
  • 120.3 in lower chamber 

    Base Specs
 
  • (2) Intel Xeon E5-2670s V3 (12c/24t 2.8Ghz full turbo) ✔
  • Asus Z10PE-D8 WS ✔
  • (8) Kingston DDR4 ECC 16GB 2133Mhz
  • Corsair AX1500i ✔
  • (4) Nvidia Titan X ✔
  • (4) Intel 750 NVME Drives 

Watercooling Equipment:
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  • (2) EK-Supremacy EVO Cu
  • (4) EK-RAM Monarch X2 - Acetal
  • (8) EK-RAM Monarch Adapters 
  • (4) EK-FC Titan X - Acetal 
  • (4) EK-FC Titan X Backplate 
  • (3) EK-SSD Intel 750 
  • EK-FC Terminal 7 Way
  • (2) EKWB D5 Pumps ✔
  • (2) EK-RES X4 Glass ✔
  • (10) EK-Vardar F4-120ER 
  • (2) EK-XLC Predator 360 
  • (1) EK-CoolStream XE240 ✔
  • EK-ACF Copper Fittings 10/16mm 
  • EK-HDC Black Fittings 12mm
  • EK-ZMT Tubing 10/16mm
  • Copper Tubing 12mm 
  • EK-Ekoolant EVO Green
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Posted · Original PosterOP

First update:

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Case Labs

 

So the awesome guys over at Case Labs whipped me up a custom motherboard tray in several ways. They got me a real sleek looking copper powdercoat, a hole up front for an EK-RES X4, and the extended it to cover the entire area :) huge thanks to them!

 

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The hole starts here... and it also through the second layer

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They also whipped up this custom holder to secure the reservoir to

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All assembled! Don't worry, the outside will be receiving a paint job and there are still more of those slick copper finishes coming as well. They sent me one panel so I could check it out and get a feel for the case and how I would like to proceed first.

 

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Look at the shiny texture :D

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Moar updates!

 

Brought to you by:

 

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Corsair

 

The beast...

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First Titanium rated PSU :D

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BIG BAG OF CABLES

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LOOK AT ALL THOSE CABLES

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So glad this is a thing with high rated PSUs.

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Beast mode

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So many things!

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Asus

 

Man I've missed 2P boards...

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Luckily Asus is the only manufacturer that bothers to make BEAUTIFUL looking workstation boards still...

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Hnnnng

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Now with chips!

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Kingston


Finally got the RAM from Kingston biggrin.gif all 128GB
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I will be liquid cooling them and covering dat green
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Board fits great!
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I most likely wont be using a dual Predator setup anymore, probably dual XE rads
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Cards from Nvidia
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Damn dvi wasting space...
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Uh oh... 3k worth of GPUs getting ready
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Oh dear...
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Much better
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So. Much. Stuff.
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Intel sent me a rare gift with all the SSDs smile.gif
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This will be their replacement for the ugly hyper kits/M.2->U.2 cable adapters. So clean and perfect. This will be for the 1.2TB U.2 form factor 750 drive. Total of 4.8TB of NVME storage.

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wow


Silverstone FT-05: 8 Broadwell Xeon (6900k soon), Asus X99 A, Asus GTX 1070, 1tb Samsung 850 pro, NH-D15

 

Resist!

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Holy shit, that's a loaded motherboard if I've ever seen one.


Current System: R7 1700x 3.93Ghz, PowerColor R9 380x 1.14ghz, 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200mhz, EVGA 650 GS

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Single slot brackets!

 

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First round of copper plating

 

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Sadly the copper didnt' want to stick to the 2.5" enclosure or heatsinks so they'll probably just get a coat of black paint. 

 

Second round

 

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New 9ft wall mounted photo backdrops!

 

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Here's my "modding room", which isn't necessarily where I do assembly or even most of my modding, just things like drilling/activities that involve flying metal shards, and my painting! City life is rough but fortunately I at least have a spare bedroom and bathroom I can dedicate to modding now. Not too long ago I was living, working, and modding out of a 1 bedroom apartment so at least I'm past that madness! 

 

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Yes, that's a toilet. Yes, I still use it on occasion.

 

Paint "booth"!

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Far from ideal but when you live in a city, what can you do. No garage for me, or anyone else. It works out okay, keep the ceiling fan running constantly, sometimes bring in a box fan, have the window open and wear a face mask.

 

One block installed, 2 to go for now. The last one will be put into the build at the end, for complicated reasons.

 

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First round of painting

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And result:

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Heatsinks will go back in for a few more coats still

 

Went to Blick and picked up a bunch of fun materials to play with!

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RAM Blocks

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De-flowered-stickered

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Same for black modules, for painting:

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And the copper modules:

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To give you an idea of how many EK components are going into this...

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My list of how many stickers have to be painted!

 

While tearing down the FC10s, (thank you again to @Ceadderman for hooking me up with a second!) I noticed the print size and location are ever so slightly different. Fun Lamptron (@Luciel) facts.

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Time for black!

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It seems I forgot to take a pic of everything being painted copper, will do later.

 

Some results:

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Sadly I put too much black on the EK badges, will need to redo at some point

 

The bits pre-badged

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The bits, post badging! I'm quite happy with this

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For next time...

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I know you're EK and all... but all copper air coolers would look pretty snazzy 


Silverstone FT-05: 8 Broadwell Xeon (6900k soon), Asus X99 A, Asus GTX 1070, 1tb Samsung 850 pro, NH-D15

 

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Dual CPUs, you say? Coppery goodness, you say?

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/11/2016 at 5:08 PM, alpenwasser said:

Dual CPUs, you say? Coppery goodness, you say?

 

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I figured you'd appreciate this :D 

 

Update:

So honestly at this point I won't be sharing pics of the hardware pr0n until after the build is finished...just not enough time in the day, however here are some in progress pics I snap with my phone on occasion for everyone:

 

Rad pieces painted with iron

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Leather, before being darkened:

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All panels:

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Inspiration for external btw:

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Randomness from Etsy

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First layer of rust

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Darkened vs stock leather

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Second layer of rust

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Internal panels being painted

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Time to paint fittings, in bulk!

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First in black

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6 coats later

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Top panel being cut

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Fully rusted!

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Cutting that beautiful copper panel...

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Big update... no fancy photos though, no time :(

 

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Still waiting on CPU blocks...

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All 7 devices o.O

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Started some designs on the last card, not final placement for res.

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Rusted rads are finally assembled and back in the case

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From the front:

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Dual D5s

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Dressed up the PSU a little too

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Dual FC10s on the top, still need to be mounted. Have a really cool idea for up here coming soon!

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I got two batches of copper sheet... the first, the bottom two panels, as you can see is in much better shape. The second wrinkles so god damn quick. Might have to replace all of these ones :/

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So many wrinkles....  but check dem custom windows! They fit the theme perfectly

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Yes sir

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And the front window, which I realized I put on backwards, oops. Probably will be redoing the bottom left panel, need a different design for the power buttons.

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The embossing I did of the sponsor logos!

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With my derpy "Garage"...

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Closeup of the windows again

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Finally...an update!

 

Thank you to Bill Own @http://mnpctech.com/

 

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First Item: 3.120mm "360" Rotating Insert Aluminum Radiator Grill, Silver

Second Item: Billet Pro-Line 120mm Adjustable "SLOTTED" insert

Third Item: Diamond Knurl PC Feet, Silver

 

Painting Video Tutorial by Bill

 

I gave that copper leaf a go on the fan grills and I have to say I'm a pretty big fan of how it turned out for a practice run!

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Those rusted rads...

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The case feet from Bill turned out amazing! Much better than any of the items I copped painted lol

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And a teaser for next time...

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Finally took the hardware for a photoshoot last night. The CPU block plating was botched (local guys) so I'm going to be polishing it up and starting again...

 

First, a shot of the whole family

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Asus Z10PE-D8 WS "Copper Edition"

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Kingston 8x16GB DDR4 ECC 2133Mhz Memory!

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4x 1.2TB Intel 750 NVME drives... 4.8TB total :drool:

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SO, this is the their old U.2 cable that they used to include with their 750 2.5" drives... colorful cables and overall, quite ugly.

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Ugh, those cables.

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THIS is the new m.2 direct version of the cable! All sleeved and in black, with a sexy black PCB to boot!

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Those cables tho...

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Then of course the 4x Nvidia Titan X in full copper glory! Let me tell you how much it sucks to clean these backplates...

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Single slot ftw!

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This is ridiculously awesome. The only thing I would change is those gauges: They should actually read something, anything, but they should be dynamic, just to add more realism to the build.


Teacher: Does anyone have a thin ruler?

Students: No.

Teacher: Ok. Does anyone have a nail file.

Students: Why do you need a nail file?
Teacher: I have a staple I need to remove.

Student: Oh. I have a staple remover...

 

People don't want power drills, they want holes.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, straight_stewie said:

This is ridiculously awesome. The only thing I would change is those gauges: They should actually read something, anything, but they should be dynamic, just to add more realism to the build.

 

Yep it's already planned to replace them. Those were a last minute idea that was not so great. Finding a functional, steampunk-style gauge is a bit tricky though. 

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