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Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:13 pm
by Frenzic
Yer the AIO's are superb for GPU's, looking forward to seeing them fitted. Very nice looking rig :)

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:34 pm
by ALXAndy
GTX 480 Dwood bracket.

It looked a bit ghetto..

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But man, the temps and overclocks were superb !

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:32 pm
by ALXAndy
OK really good news. It seems my studying the parts for hours by staring at them made them all do exactly what I wanted them to do :D

So first up the grill.

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Then eye it up...

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OK now I know what bars I need to cut out. Tin snips !

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Then file down the edges. Sadly I can't find the pot of black paint so they're going to have to be spray painted when the weather warms up. It's OK for now though, I don't even have the brackets yet.

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And finally... Tadaaaaa !

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It all went together exactly as I had envisioned it to ! massive sigh of relief.. Now it's literally ready to be bolted in. Well, once I braid the pump wires purple it will be ready :D

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:02 pm
by ALXAndy
More work done. What I'm trying to do here is make it look at least somewhat custom. Any one can just bolt a AIO onto a GPU....

So first up, tested the compass my lady bought for me.

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Worked well :D

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OK now for the center rad cover. Mark.

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Mark the tube placement..

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And cut.

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Clean and peel.

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And, with a little anti kink.

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Got these today, expect heavy modding.

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Also got this which will be the distro for all of the pump/fans.

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And finally I braided all of the cable extensions.

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More soon :)

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:13 pm
by kkn_
what you need to get our self ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPYwrFwQrN4

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:28 pm
by Frenzic
Awesome :)

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:51 am
by ALXAndy
kkn_ wrote:what you need to get our self ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPYwrFwQrN4


Ahh yeah, Flojet. Man the fun I could have with one of those :D

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:09 pm
by ALXAndy
Right. So today I ordered two all black 92mm fans. It's highly annoying that NZXT supply black and white fans with a black adapter. Very, very annoying but thankfully £4 for two Antecs will do.

OK so it's time to tackle the ugly adapter itself. Time to give it a bit of a custom shove ;)

Draw.

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Send to plotter.

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One.

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Both.

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And I'm a lot happier with them than I was an hour ago.

Just waiting on the fans now and then with a bit more cutting with the plotter and so on I should be ready to fit.

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:15 pm
by Frenzic
You are very talented Andy, I must say the rig is getting there, nice job so far ;)

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:43 pm
by ALXAndy
Major update !

I got a bit fed up of the purple. It was a bit sullen if I'm honest and I really don't need that around me lol. So, I decided to rename the rig and do a couple of minor upgrades. Nothing too complicated on the upgrades, just switch out the wretched horrible CRAP (ahem) Corsair fans* and put something a bit more refined in. So I decided on Xigmatek and Cougar (under their OEM name). Fans.

Xigma.

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And the Cougars, under their OEM name but they're basically Vortex smoked.

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OK. So I wanted to change colour for something a bit happier. So I decided on orange. Then I ripped out all of the panels and gave them a bit of love with some orange DINOC and my plotter, which is finally starting to pay for itself.

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Modded the pump cover.

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Modded the GPU fan plate.

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Cut down the front panel so I could fit a fan controller.

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And done there.

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And then I removed all of the cable extensions and braided all of the purple wires orange, did a bit of magic aaaand...

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Note.. HDD cooling fans are orange Cougar Vortex that I already had and I also fitted a 200mm Enermax Vegas to the front the same as my red AMD rig :)

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Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:30 pm
by ALXAndy
OK one thing I had forgotten was the EVGA SLI bridge. I coloured the transparent plate purple so there was no going back really. Bring on the acrylic !

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And...

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Much better :)

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Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:23 pm
by ALXAndy
OK so I took the all purple cables for the third GPU and braided them in orange and black..

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And have started work on a completely custom SLI bridge. I can't use the EVGA because I snapped out the middle fingers so I could fit a GTX 770 in there.

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Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 am
by Frenzic
That's looking awesome Andy ;)

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:41 am
by ALXAndy
Thanks fella !

Well I was going to fit a third Titan but I think I've made a mistake. So I'm going to build an ultra portable rig (Hadron Air I think) and put the third Titan in that.

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:47 pm
by OverFienD
Remember Andy, happy thoughts :D
Can we have luminous yellow next please... :crazy:

Re: The big purple monster !

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:22 am
by ALXAndy
lol

Green is next :D