WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:12 am

Skippman wrote:Speaking of dremels. I'm going to have to cut the support brace off the back of the NZXT's mouting bracket in order to make the water cooling tubes fit without kinking them. Sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Take that manufacturers warrenty!
Seriously, did you try just taking the fan controller to bits and reassembling the support bar upside down?

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:24 pm

Well I tried Dan's recommendation today and inverted the mouting bracket for the Sentry.

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The only problem is now the screw holes don't line up 100%. The bracket holds the screen just about an 1/16" of an inch to far back. I might end up making the holes in the case slightly larger to allow for some play. I've tried to take a picture like 5 times to show you guys but I just can't get the flash and focus right one handed. Sorry.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by martini161 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:29 pm

did those voltregs really not come with heatsinks?

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:46 pm

Aww man, so close, but yet so far. :goodman:

The rest of the build is looking great though :)

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:46 pm

Not sure what you're talking about.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:02 pm

YEAH! TAKE THAT CASE! STEEL, MEET ROTOZIP! :supz:

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Using a roto zip I was able to route out the hole enough to make the screw fit. That make you happy Dan-O? :finga:

Notice the front screw hole isn't lined up? It's next!

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:18 pm

:mrgreen:

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:27 pm

NZXT. Inverted Bracket. Sleeved. Case Drilled. Mounted. Nuff said.

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Thanks for the motivation Dan! I was getting discouraged until I manned up and just chopped the heck out of the case. I used some washers to help mask the huge holes that are there now and to shore up the screws better. Next up, the radiator install. Should be much easier now that the brace for the Sentry is on TOP.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:56 pm

Glad you are back on track with the build :D

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Sporg » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:44 am

Looking good. I like the black paint on the inside of the case. I may have to tear mine apart in the Spring and do that. Good job making the case work for you.
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Post by DaIceMan » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:42 pm

Sporg wrote:Looking good. I like the black paint on the inside of the case. I may have to tear mine apart in the Spring and do that. Good job making the case work for you.
That, among other things, is the plan for my Antec 900 this winter.
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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:39 pm

Finally mounted the radiator. Might have to make the holes just a bit larger and scoot it in another 1/16 of an inch as right now I'm not sure I can mount the front fans as there is ZERO room between the fan enclosures and the radiator (which is what I wanted). The brackets are mounted using washers on both sides with a lock washer and nutt on the outside of the drive rack. It is SOLID!

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:49 pm

Looks like you've got everything well under control.................. 8)

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:44 am

Well since other people are getting thier Antec 1200 water cool systems up and running it lit a fire under me to get back to work on mine. I'd taken time off from it due to work and getting my new Jeep. I took the day off for my birthday and did a little more work on it. I had to route out the mouting holes for the radiator brackets to have enough room to put the front fans back in. As you can see here, there is ZERO space between the fan moutings and the radiator to keep air flow to a maximum.

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I powered it up to make sure all the fans had enough clearance and to see how she'd look. Here's two pics, one with flash and one without. They're both kinda blury. Sorry.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by martini161 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:17 pm

actually a little bit of spacing (if you use a shroud) between the rad and the fans will increase airflow and decrease noise 8)

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:26 pm

Well, I aint making the mouting holes bigger still so this will have to do. :D

And it seems plenty quiet enough when turned on.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:28 am

Well, Warmahines now online WITH A HUGE THANKS TO BIOHAZZARD!

I drove down to his place in the back woods of Missouri and I'm glad I did due to a few technical glitches we ran into, namely the mounting screw for the CPU waterblock was milled wrong and wouldn't attach to the back plate. 3 of them screwed down tight but the 4th refused to bite. Fortunatly Bio had a whole slew of spare parts including the mounting hardware for an older Apogee GTX that fit perfectly. Now, on to the pics!

First I started by mounting the hard drives. Unfortunatly I couldn't fit the fan shroud on with the hard drives in place due to some flanges in the front of the HD brackets. I had to mount the HD's first in order to get the hard drive "sled" to fit in the case as it wouldn't after the PSU was installed due to flanges/tracks in the drive bays.

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One that was done I installed the PSU and began running the wiring. It's not as clean as I'd have liked due to the small opening left after backspacing the hard drive sled but it's not air restrictive so it should be fine.

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Next up was the motherboard mounting. I was concerned for a second that the board would hit the hard drive sled but fortunatly there was enough gap that everything worked out. There were no closer holes for the USB and motherboard HD Audio connectors so the braided cable was brought right through the middle. The braiding at least gives it a finished look.

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Next up was plumbing the loop. I had originally planned to use the metal hose clamps I bought from Performance PCS but Bio talked me into using the plastic clamps and they've held just fine. I don't have step by step pictures of the loop as I was pretty excited by this point but here's the up close photo's.

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Last up was to add the fill port and fill the loop. I ended up rubberbanding the T-Line to the loop. I plan to eventually replace the white rubberband with a black one.

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And heres a shot of the full loop.

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That's it! She's done for now with the exception of adding the CCT's at some point. Thanks go out to Dan and Martian for ideas and Bio for helping with the actual build and being an all around cool guy.

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Skippman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:30 am

Now then, I need someone to make me a new banner. :oops:

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by Bio-Hazard » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:36 pm

Nice looking rig you got there Skip, I really like the way it all turned out................. =D>

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Re: WARMACHINE 1.5 Build Phase

Post by martini161 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:39 pm

yeah, the finall product looks great! my rig is getting jealous and says ive not been throwing enough money into it :mrgreen:

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