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[Tower Mod] Reactor Meltdown

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skyrip    0

hey everybody,

For the coolermaster casemod contest im going to build a new pc case. it will be based on the cooler master centurion 6 case which ofcourse will be modified extensively.

this mod wil incorperate: custom reservoirs, custom made radiators and some more things im still working on.

in the top i will put a 360 self made radiator, in the bottom on the sides will be 2x 240mm rads based on the same principle. The front will host a special reservoir based on my tube reservoirs with spinners. and maybe if i have space, time and money left i will do some more stuff.

this build is going to be somewhat on a budget since i have almost all components i only needed to order some special watercooling stuf(still a secret) and the metal for the radiators.

the front panel will be replaced by a nice steel or aluminium one instead of the somewhat cheap plastic.

here are the first pics of my progress:

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so after these pics i stripped the case of its rivits to be able to draw my cutting lines etc.

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as you can see the 5.25 bays are gone aswell as the 3.5 inch bays.

stay tuned for some awesome watercooling magic :)

next update will probably be in 2 to 3 weeks because im waiting on some components coming from china.

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well i have ordered some new valves so hopefully this time they do arrive.

i also finished the design of my front reservoir:

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the idea is to use 2 valves, 1 connected to the main box reservoir and 1 connected to the tube reservoirs, the intake will be in the 2 tube reservoirs but the 2 other valves enable me to level the water level of the 2 reservoirs(both open), maintain water level(box res closed) and overflow the tube reservoirs(box open, tube reservoirs closed)

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the simulation how i want it is:

normal(tube reservoirs full, box reservoir looks empty)

steam buildup(insufficient cooling of reactor causes the water to socalled turn into steam)

reactor breach/meltdown(casing looks like it bursts and water rushes out of the top of the tubes)

the reservoir is only visible from the top to the grey plate.

for extra effect i might add oil instead of air to get a more awesome effect(lavalamp like)

going to start on this reservoir in the weekend unless some miracle happens and my aluminium arrives :P

so i started on the reservoir today and this is the result:

today i finally was able to begin building the parts for the reservoir, it turned out great if i may say so :P

first the dry assembled reservoir(spinner and ccfl tube are still on the way)

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a picture of the outside reservoir walls removed:

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the bottom plate:

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from left to right: bottom, side, front/back, and below them is the top plate

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that is it for today, tormorrow im planning on building the spinners for the res aswel as making the centre tube res pipe to hold the ccfl.

the plan that i have is to put a 3mm mirror on the back of the reservoir, that will give it some more depth.

reservoir size is: 146*215*155mm(width*hight*depth)

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well today i worked on the components of the spinner part, for this reservoir it will consist of 2 bearings per tube reservoir, one on the bottom and one on the top to hold the uv green rods at the top in place.

first i made the water guides, these help convert the flow of water going in(vertical) to a nice rotating stream to power the flow indicators(reactor core's)

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next are the actual flow indicator parts, these will house 5 4mm thick uv green rods each:

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next is a picture of the bottom part with the inlets and the water guides:

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next with the water guides mounted:

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added the flow indicators:

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added the walls for some visual indicaton how it will look, put a ccfl in the centre tube and one stick of uv green rod(will be cut to size later)

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the last one for this week is the complete overview of the spinner parts: (the complete round part is the top uv green rod holder.

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only a couple things left to do for this res: top lid, back mirror and the middel mirror.

that is it for this week, next week im hoping i can start on the aluminium radiators :)

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skyrip    0
:shock: wow...

I love the spinners, and the meltdown effect sounds like its going to be so awesome!

MUCH Kudos :D

thanks :)

some good and bad news, the good news is that i finally got a delivery date for the aluminium, the bad news is that it is next monday. so just after a weekend :(

i also have assembled 1 spinner and wanted to show you guys how it looks:

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the camera does make it look more blue however, in reality it is glowing nicely green.

if you look closely you can see that i have threaded the entire rod surrounding the ccfl, i might do that to all the tubes in this build because it just adds that extra dimention to the tubes.

a small overview of the case:

first i have a small overview of the case:

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top view of the top radiator:

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sideview:

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perspective view:

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i will also make 2 radiators on the bottom:

top(side) view::

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side of the radiator:

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perspective:

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the water chanals of the radiators are going all the way through the aluminum and are sealed on either side with a plexiglas panel+oring.

this way i can easily put a led strip directly underneath the channels and combined with aurora fluid this is hopefully going to look fantastic.

next week i will have the plexiglass for the front panel, mirrors and the alu so next weekend hopefully there will be a big update :)

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in other news:

santa came early this year and he delivered me a lot of nice stuffies :)

first up: the plexiglass:

3x 12-8 plexi tubes

1x 1000x500 3mm plexi clear

1x 1000x500 3mm plexi white

1x 800x400 3mm plexi mirror

1x 550x300 25mm plexi clear

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the big fat plate that is going to be milled into my front piece:

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also the aluminium finally arrived today :)

the small slices weigh 1.65kg each and the bigger piece weighs 3.8kg :rock:

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also i found a good deal on a new drill press, it is stronger and much bigger than my old cheap drill pres which was wobbling a lot. this will certainly come in handy when drilling on the sides of very big reservoirs(1M max size)

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also finally the solenoid valves arrived, these will be used in combination with the top radiator, details will come later ;)

i currently have 2 versions, a metal heavy duty one and a smaller plastic one. i will probably use the plastic version since it will not mess with the aluminium.

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i have also gotten the arduino fake, touch screen and the relais block that will control the motorized valves and the solonoid valves.

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well yesterday i have been busy from 15:00 til 24:00 with the top radiator :P

the weight went from 3.8kg to 1.55kg so more than 2kg was taken away :)

without furter ado: the results

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it takes almost 4M of oring cord to seal the radiator on one side so about 8m total, just hope i can get it watertight.

i also have some foto's of the progress so if there is interest in seeing those foto's i will post them on request.

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because i posted these on other forums the cooler master forum cant stay behind :P

the work order:

rough cut 6mm 1 flute cutter(holes and the mayor water paths)

finishing hexagon holes with 3mm frees(making the holes nicely hexagon)

finish with 1,5mm cutter(oring slots and screw holes)

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that is it for now, next weekend i hope to start on the new front plate.

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finally had some time to make me some more parts, took the week off :P

so i have a dubble update for you guys,

i made the new front and the alu part for 1 of the 2 side radiators.

first a couple of pics of the new front, probably this is going to be painted and there still needs to come a alu plate on the front. the first 4 pics show the front upside down on the case(later desided because of space issue)

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now i have some pictures of the side radiator, it is a little bit smaller as the previous one :P its a 240 instead of 360 and also it is only 125 wide instead of 180mm.

phone in the picture is a ipone 4 for size reference.

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now im going to prepare the aluminium for the second side radiators to build that tomorrow morning. if that part is finished i have all labour intensive parts done exept for the the part for the motherboard(still messing with ideas)

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another update:

i designed a motherboard shield/watercooling kit made out of 2 pieces, a lower part and a top part. today i milled the top part:

bottom view:

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top view:

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the space above the cpu socket will get 0.5mm channels for watercooling, the surface should roughly be the same as an ek supreme, performance will be 50% i think because of the alu.

tomorrow i hope to make the bottom part, the cooling channels will be added somewhere in the next 2 weeks.

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finally i have another update, ive been busy with the mod but mostly tapping the holes for the radiators(over 800 total)

 

today i was milling the motherboard cover(cpu side), to make the microchannels in the aluminun.


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the channels are 0,4mm wide, 1,8mm deep and there are 49 total. it took more than 7 hours of milling time because i was using a normal endmill and with a width of 0,4mm you can only go 0,05mm at a time

the cpu is 1,45mm away from the bottom of the channels so the heatconduction should be ok.

 

also i milled the front alu plate, the hole for the touch screen is still missing but im working on it.

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also i decided not to hurry and finish before the 31 januari deadline, i figured i dont have a very high chance of winning anyway so why bother rushing.

 

so im officially stepping out of the competition.

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