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    Stupidity feeds my children blueonblack's Avatar
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    Default New Parts!

    Just a small parts update (and to keep this worklog from drowning in page 5 or 6 or wherever it had sunk to)...


    During the recent demise of Xoxide I scored a couple of great deals for this build. I'll be replacing the Scythe Musashi air coolers on my HD4870 cards with Swiftech MCW60 waterblocks.




    This obviously frees up a LOT of room, and also allows me the space to use better ramsinks than the aluminum that came with the Musashi.

    I also scored a 1000-watt modular PSU!



    I've also made a minor design modification. I'm going to chop up the motherboard tray I have a little bit and mount the new PSU on the bottom of the case, sliding the motherboard up several inches. This will not only free up a lot of room on the bottom, but it will make power routing easier, I think.

    This project isn't dead, it's just sleeping, as I have a lot of other stuff going on right now. Stay tuned, more news as it happens.
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    sweet. cant wait to see this going again
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    I use an MCW-60 to cool my 8800GTX, it's a fantastic block.
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Nice project espacially all those little wheels are sick !

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    Default And the work goes on....

    I finally got some of the corners made for it today. I love acrylic, it's one of the most versatile materials I've ever worked with. I made these corners out of some 1/8" sheet acrylic I had left over from some old storm windows.

    The corners I had in mind needed to be more than 1/8" thick, so I doubled them up and glued them together. Then cut four sets of material: four squares, four rectangles matching the squares on one side, then four more squares matching the shorter side of the rectangles. I put these together to form the corners of the case:











    These will be the base corners, I have to make four more for the top, but that can wait. I also finally got ahold of some angle iron to use for the edges. I don't have enough yet for all the edges, but when you put together what I have it looks like it's taking shape!! I don't have the angle iron painted yet, but I took some pics to show how it will look. (The finished product should look exactly like the corners.)










    You can tell in the pics that the back panel isn't stained, I built a new one so I could cut the hole for the PSU now that it will be mounted on the bottom. Got that hole cut and the hole for the fan on the bottom also. I still have to cut holes for the I/O plate, the secondary 110 connection (for the water pump and possibly the lighting - still deciding whether to use LED lights or 110 lights with a dimmer switch), and the fan, though I haven't decided how I'm going to do the radiator yet so that will have to wait.

    Opinions on the corner/angle iron appearance?
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Looking awesome. That angle iron almost doesn't need to be painted. Great job on the corners they look incredible. This one just keeps getting better and better.
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    Man that looks cool as he,... i wish i had that vision man . Great job i will take one in cherrry lol . +rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmrx57 View Post
    That angle iron almost doesn't need to be painted.

    That thought had crossed my mind, actually. I was planning to make all the "metal" look the same, but this does have a nice contrast. Anyone else have an opinion on leaving the angle iron as is?

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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    The angle metal looks good as is. But I'm sure it will look good if you change it as you originally planned as well.

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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    lookin awesome man! cant wait to see more progress

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