gentoox

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  1. Reassembling Reassembling without distro plate. I encountered lot of problem that put me late but i'm coming to the end... The french version of my worklog is available here.
  2. Painting last part HDD rack. 200mm original fan of case. Right side panel.
  3. Bykski's parts DDR4 Waterblock and radiators. The RGB flow indicator. The rgb CPU waterblock .
  4. DDR4 The 64Go of DDR4 are arrived ! 8 x 8 Go Patriot viper steel 4133MHz !
  5. PCIe SSD ROG RAIDR Watercooled The SSD totally disassembled : The passive radiator recycled in backplate for the sandforce dual controller before/after milling ,sanding and threading. The top machined in 12 mm thick polycarbonate : Cutting the thermal pad and adding swiftech thermal paste: The waterblock assembly with viton 2mm o-ring : I have mounted the original grill from below of the upper face : Finishing the top of the southbridge waterblock I have just recover the surface with one-way mirror film :
  6. Painting part 2 The iron latches of the sides panels : The sides trims and top panel : The 120 and 360 mm radiators : The motherboard armor :
  7. Painting the case frame I have entrust the case frame at one coach builder for painting it in white. A friend brazed the new bolts for the bars ( the originals was removed before, u can see it in a previous post), big thanks at him.
  8. 360 mm : 480 mm :
  9. The fan grills Probably the most difficult parts of my build. Several dozen hours was required for design these grills and making compatibility with machining and material. The toolpath programming was very hard due to the complexity of the design and the small space between the surfaces. I need also to shorten as much as possible the machining time for 360 and 480 mm grill. Finally after lot of problems with the machine the parts are machined. Approximately 2 hours was necessary for the 120 mm. For the 360 and 480 mm the machining time was very expansive with respectively 7 and 9 hours by part. The deburring of 360 and 480 are not totaly end, this operation is long and i was excited to take the picture and share it. 120 mm :
  10. Cables combs They are machined with 1mm end mill in 4mm polycarbonate.
  11. The sleeving cables are arrived : Starting painting
  12. The front of the case After sandblasting : Disassembling the 230 mm fan before painting
  13. Hi, due to lot of problems and breakdowns with the milling machine the project almost avorted because i was scared to don't finish before the end of the contest. Finally the deadline will be short but i am very motivated ! Cutting the front panel for ROG logo The sketch have little internal corner and radius so i have cut this with a water-jet machine. The water-jet cut with a presure of 4115 bar and the diameter of the jet is 0.1mm. Milling parts The top ek waterblock for southbridge was polished with saphir end mill. Saphir end mill : The 2 tap for thread the watercooled parts : The 120 mm grill milled in 12 mm polycarbonate : Support of the dual reservoirs :
  14. Milling the Asus Republic of gamers logo I'm going to integrate the ROG logo with RGB lighting in front panel. So for this i need machining the logo in polycarbonate 12mm thickness. This material looks like acrylic but he is less hardness than him and more flexible. The machining is also hardest because it heats and melts more easily than the acrylic in contact of the tool, he need more feed rate. So the acrylic would have been better but i don't have it in this thick. The movie is also available in English version with subtitle and description. The process who i have follow : 1/ Design the 3D model - I have used the CAD software Topsolid 7. 2/ Making the toolpath and machining - For FAO part the same software have been used, Topsolid 7. I have proceeded in 4 steps, u can see them and their cuttings conditions in the next screen : Roughing of the surface with Ø8 end mill because i need only 2,4mm of final surface thickness. With this large end mill the time of this step is quick. I have keep a reserve of 0,5mm for remove the cuttings marks due to the finishing step with the ball nose. The cuttings conditions: vf= 2000min/min at 24000tr/min, Z feed : 4mm Roughing the rest of material and the logo in different step of 2 mm with a Ø4 mm end mill. The cutting conditions : vf=2000mm/min at 24000tr/min with Z feed of 2 mm. Finishing step - For this i have used a 3D parallel finishing toolpath using a 0.3mm(10% of tool radius) step over and a Ø6 mm ball nose end mill. The cuttings conditions : vf=1500mm/min at 28000tr/min. Finishing surfacing - For remove the marks that were left by the ball nose that u have seen on the last screen i finish by surfacing the 0.5mm who rest with the Ø4 mm end mill at high speed. Cuttings conditions : vf=3500mm/min at 28000tr/min, Z feed=0.5mm. Before start milling i have make an other step, i work with a milling CNC machine who use vacuum pump for fixing the part by aspiration. This system is very convenient but not with small part because she can move a little bit due to small surface of aspiration.So for fix it, i have used double face tap. The result :
  15. The dremel's last hits : Drawing and cutting the emplacement for dual pump. Cutting the 5.25 bay for the future cable cover. This is for pass the powers cables of the GPU by the bottom. This one for fit the distro plate. And cut of this small fixing lug who make problem for mount the 360 radiator.
  16. Mounting 360 and 120 radiators: The drill of the radiator and frame case are not coincident, so they need to be adjusted. The 2nd problem is thick of radiator, the case and bars need a cutting and the grill of top panel need grinding for perfectly fiting (and i have missed to take picture of this.. this will be ok for tomorrow). Cut and drill the bars. Now is ok !. But i have had a 3rd problem with this radiators, they are delivery with M3 screws of 30mm but the grills who i have designed are too thick for them and i have not find the good length for this diameter. So i have drill and taping the thread for M4 screws. A short movie of this : I have also edit the build list of first post, finally i'm going to make a dual loop due to complexity of her.
  17. Thank you for your support!!! This is make me happy. I'm doing my best for success this project!
  18. Mooving the 3.25" bay Drill of the 5.25" bay : The new emplacement :
  19. The result !!! Now i was able to mount the 3 radiators with theirs fans and have an overview of the result !!! The 120 mm radiator will be go at the rear of the case and not in.
  20. Adapting case for 480 radiator part 2 : I have recycled this part for fixing of the radiator. The stock holes are perfect for this but i need to push up the radiator for fit the fans with the door. So i have expands this one. Now fans and radiator are perfectly fit !
  21. A teaser for tomorrow :
  22. Adapting the case for 480 radiator : For having the 480 radiator at the bot with the PSU i need to move this last vertically. So for this i have cut the mid plate and put the PSU. But the bolts of the bars are solder on the case and i can't push the PSU to the back. So i have remove him A short movie of the operation. I have also remote a little lay of metal for perfect adjustment and drill the rear panel with the new position of the PSU. She is now perfectly fit. The old hole is stuffy with acrylic ( this screw is temporal, i have make with who i ave at this time)