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[Scratch Build] - The Next Level FINISHED

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Paslis    0

Time to move on.

I have received the oak i have orderd so i can continue with the inside of the desk.

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But first i have to finish the reservoirs.I painted the spacers with bootslak.

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Now its time to make the feet for the reservoirs.For this i cut 2 pieces of stainless steel.

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Then i took some stainless steel and made 6 axles.

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The idea was to use only 1 axle per feet but i decided to use 3 axles so i had to drill a few more holes.Then i welded 2 axles on the feet.

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Then i welded the 2 other axles on the reservoirs..

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All parts together.

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The reservoirs will be mounted on the mobotray with the 3 holes on the picture below.

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The end result.

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On to the next job.

I have bought a aquaero 5 that im gonna use inside the desk.

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First i made an housing for the aquaero from stainless steel.

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I totaly forgot to make a picture from the sanding.Then i made the hole for the housing in de backpanel of the desk.

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Finally i could start to work with the oak i received earlier.Time to make an oak backpanel.

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Now thats finisht its time to mount the I/O plate back in the desk.

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Then i mounted the backpanel en de housing for the aquaero.

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Time to make some more wood details and again i forgot to make pictures im getting old i guess.

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This is how it looks at this point.I have to say the housing for the aquaero looks kinda big so i think im gonna make a new one.

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Time to make the new housing for the aquaero.Again i used 2mm stainless steel.

The housing is made out of 6 parts.

First i spotwelded,welded and finisht the housing

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Then i made 2 plates for mounting the housing.

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Welded the plates.

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The old housing.

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The new housing.

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In my opinion the housing looks mucg better now and im satisfied with the endresult.

Because Aqua Computer has no backplates for my blocks i made a few backplates myself.

The backplates are made of 2mm stainless steel.

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Because the blocks have a brused stainless steel plate i want to brush the backplates also.

I used some sanding paper and some scotch brite for this.

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The result.

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Because brushed stainless steel easily stains i painted it with varnish.

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Ready to paint.

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The end result.

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More to come.

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oldman    0

First time I see your project. I don't know what I like more, your project or your equipment or having your work skills. Probably, all of the above.

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Time to mod again.First i re made the rad covers.

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Then i took a piece of oak and cut it in pieces.

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From the pieces i made triangles.

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Now thats finisht its time to fit the rad covers.

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Time to put the triangles in place.I have 2 options to mount them on the rad covers.

Option 1.

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Option 2.

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I like both options so maby i can make a chioce with the top on.

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I go for option 1.

On to the next job.

Because of some design change i have to remake the cover for the four fans in the front.I could make a new one but i choose to customize the old one.

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First i cutt the cover to the right lenght.

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Then i cutt a piece of 2mm aluminium.

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Spotwelded the piece on the cover.

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Because the cover is 800 mm long its not wise to weld it in 1 time because you end up with a banana.So i welded the cover with small steps.

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Some sanding and the cover is done.

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Test fitt.

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To get acces to the aquaero i had to cutt out a piece from the backplate.

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Thats finisht to.A few days back i have received my fittings and im not using tube but im gonna use stainless steel 10mm pipe.

The fittings.

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The pipe.

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I also did a leak test and its all good. :D.

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On to the next job.

To get acces to de back of the desk i need to remove the top cover and then the backcover so i made some changes.

First i measure the piece that has to go.

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The some cutting and finishing.

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Test fitting and now i only have to remove the top to get acces to the back section.

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Then it was time to make the connections i need for the keyboard,mouse and psu.I had some things laying around and they were perfect for this project.

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Drilled some holes and did some sanding and used M3 thread for mounting.

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Then i cutt 2 pieces of aluminium and drilled some holes and tapped M3 thread in them.

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Time to fitt.

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I still need a few more connections but i first have to place a order to get them.

I bought black cable and black connectors and im already making custom cables.Im not going to use sleeve and leave the cables the way they look now.

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More to come.

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Paslis    0

The last couple of weeks i was drilling holes and sanding a lot of parts.So not much material to do an update but still it was a lot of work

Here is one of the things i did.

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Everything is mounted now and the only thing i need to mount is the top.

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Last saturday i made the psu cover.

First i bend the piece then weld it en at last some finishing.

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Then i drilled the holes in the frame and tapped them with m4 thread.

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The psu cover mounted on the frame and the psu mounted on the cover.

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Some jigsaw action.

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Test fit.

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Then i draw a grill and cut it with the lasercutter.

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Drilled the mounting holes in the cover and tapped them with m3 thread and after that i mounted the grill.This is how it looks at this point.

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I need some other controls.

The controls for the columns are mounted underneath the desk and the chance you would damage it was big so i contect Linak and ask them for other controls.

The new controls.

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First i drilled the holes.

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Then i cut a piece of 3mm alu and drilled the holes for the cables.

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Then i welded the plate and testfit the controls.

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Then i made the mounting brackets for mounting the oak top.

First i made all the parts i need and then i drilled,tapped,welded,finisht and then mount them inside the desk.

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After that i made a hole in the backcover and mounted the connector.The desk only needs 1 powercord the rest will be inside.

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Like i said this is just a glimpse of what i did past 3 days and to be honest everytime i thought of taking a picture i was to late.The plan was to bring all parts to the coater tomorrow and i can tell you i made it the parts are ready to go.

All parts together.

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Ready to go.

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The parts are back.I unpacked some parts a made a few pictures.

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Time to putt the desk together.This time i lett the pictures speak for themself.

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I also painted the parts that needed to be painted.

The frontgrill.

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Some brushing.

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Painted it with varnish.

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Then i sanded the oak and painted it with bootslak.

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More to come.

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Paslis    0

First i attached the frame to the backside along with the controlbox and the psu.I also mounted the oak backpanel and the new controls for the columns.

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The columns were not used fror some time so i did a little test and made a small movie while testing.

Then i mounted the cpu block on the motherboard.

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Mounted the reservoirs and the motherboard on the mobotray.

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Then i start bending the pipes for the first loop.

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The loop is finisht at this point so then i mounted the gpu block and the backplate.

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Placed the gpu on the mobo.

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Next thing to do is instal the second gpu block and backplate and start bending the pipes for the second loop.

First i mounted the waterblock,backplate and the twincoonect on the gpu.After that i finisht bending the second loop.

I also put on the oak top on the desk just for the looks and it even looks better then i expect.

The pictures speak for themselfs so have fun watching.

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More to come.

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