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l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 12:57 AM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/L3pL4n_550.png

Post with final pictures <--- (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8179-Project-L3p-L4n-Custom-Fullcover-Mars-II-waterblock&p=143628&viewfull=1#post143628)


First of all sorry for posting it while I already got a few hundred pictures.
Here's my introduction (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?261-New-member-Introduce-yourself-here.&p=55755&viewfull=1#post55755) post on the ROG forum and the explanation why I'm a bit late : )

Still I want to post it here since this is the place to be with ROG hardware!



This time not a scratch build, but a "normal" casemod.

Before i came in touch with the world of modding and watercooling i played a lot with HTPC's
Back then i fell in love with all the cases of Origen AE.
Every time i was on their site, i just had to watch the topmodel.
I knew it was just too expensive for me, also personally i think the 12" touchscreen is useless for an htpc.
But still ... it looks so nice....

Because i won some prizes with "L3p D3sk" (http://www.l3p.nl/l3p-d3sk/all-pictures/) in the Coolermaster compo,
and because it was time to prepare my next build i took the step to go for the Origen S21T.
Also because i wanted to build something that is more easy to take to lans then my previous build ^^
I have also chosen this case because i didn't see it being modded much yet.

So it won't become an Htpc but a real watercooled gamer pc : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070302%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070302%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070301%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070301%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070305%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070305%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The hardware that will probably be used in this case:

Origen AE S21T Black

]Intel Core i7 2600K
Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_GENEZ/)
Asus ROG MARS II 2DIS/3GD5 (http://www.highflow.nl/hardware/videokaarten/asus-rog-mars-ii-2dis-3gd5-3072mb.html)
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133Mhz CL9 Quad Kit
Corsair Force GT 180GB 2X
Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 (MDPC Color-X sleeved)

Asus ROG Mars II Custom Fullcover POM/Copper/Alu waterblock by Mr3D (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707) & Quepee (http://tweakers.net/gallery/122328) & L3p (http://tweakers.net/gallery/45974)

Koolance Reservoir/Pump/Controller RP-1000BK Black
Koolance Heat Sink for PMP-400
Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17

EK-CoolStream RAD XT (120)
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140)
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (280)
EK-Supreme HF - Acetal
EK-DDC X-RES 100 - Acetal
EK-MOSFET Max IV Gene - Acetal
EK-Ekoolant Blood RED 2x

4 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD14A 140mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1500RPM
1 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD12A 120mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1700RPM

Lots of Bitspower Crystal links and Bitspower C48's
Bitspower Rad and Fan Guards

TteSports Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard
TteSports Shock One Gaming Headset
TteSports Black Element Gaming Mouse
TteSports Ladon Gaming Mouse Pad
TteSports Battle Dragon Bag

Sponsors
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/asus.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/highflow.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Sponsorlogo/corsair.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/ekwb.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/bitspower.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/coolermaster.png

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 12:58 AM
Just had to see how the touchscreen moves and what the red Enermax fans look like in the case : )


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVT51_OSA4g


Now prepare for a few hundred clickable photo's :)
Right till where I am busy now ... a Custom Fullcover watercooling block for the Asus Mars II

Have fun!

(Give me some time, need to make posts of 10 pictures each :P )

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 12:59 AM
Here all the first unpacking photo's.


I want to use the grey plexi for the top window.
The other plexi is just for playing with it and to find out about different colors.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070274%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070274%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070275%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070275%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070279%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070279%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Enermax Vegas fans @ 800 RPM, i hope they will do.
At least they are very silent.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070281%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070281%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070283%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070283%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The Koolance stuff still in plastic.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070285%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070285%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The Koolance Reservoir/Pump/Fancontroller/Pumpcontroller.
Will be completely disassembled later on.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070286%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070286%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070289%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070289%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the Koolance Top + Heat sink (For the looks : P )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070287%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070287%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070288%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070288%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 01:06 AM
Then the unpacking of the case i've been waiting for for over 4 years : )
The blacke Origen AE S21T

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070291%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070291%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070292%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070292%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

She was oh so helpful ... : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070293%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070293%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070295%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070295%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070296%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070296%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070297%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070297%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070304%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070304%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070335%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070335%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 01:09 AM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070307%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070307%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070308%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070308%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070309%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070309%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070310%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070310%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Marco from Cooler Master Nederland thanks for this silent but powerful PSU !

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070266%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070266%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070267%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070267%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070269%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070269%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070271%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070271%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070273%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070273%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Now we can test some things : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070313%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070313%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:32 PM
Here i will create fan holes to cool the radiators.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070314%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070314%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070316%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070316%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070317%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070317%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Bought these from colleague Kier aka Richard 2 x 1 Meter RGB led with controller
Wonderful stuff for modders, also if you want to find out what colours would be best

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070343%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070343%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

The idea was to make a complete red theme, but im in doubt now.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070344%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070344%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070345%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070345%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


To be one step ahead : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070408%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070408%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:33 PM
The pump

This will be the place for the pump and fans. I will remove the logo by the way : D

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070346%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070346%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tested it before i disassemble it.
It works : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070347%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070347%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Pretty compact.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070348%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070348%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070349%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070349%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Couldn't get the tubes off without cutting them.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070350%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070350%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Getting the top on it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070351%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070351%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the heat sink. (Yes... only for the looks : P )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070354%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070354%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Done !

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070364%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070364%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070373%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070373%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a small movie of the controller in action. Maybe i will disable that beep, or atleast make it less loud.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbEgUucrG_o&feature=player_embedded

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:34 PM
And received some material !
I'm very happy with it, no i can also measure some more.
You cant see it very well on photos but its very narrow all inside.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070378%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070378%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070389%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070389%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)



And the the very nice package from EKWB !
Also got the raincoat, no-one wanted it there, but since im from Holland ... : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070485%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070485%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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Going to use the EK Top/Res instead of the Koolance top, this cause of the limited space i have.
The Koolance heatsink will remain.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070489%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070489%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070491%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070491%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070492%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070492%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Thanks Gregor and EKWB !

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:36 PM
Used the hardware from the CM compo to fit some more in.
As you can see, not much space.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070494%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070494%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070495%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070495%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070496%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070496%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I've been talking a lot to Kier lately.
We also exchange a lot of hardware and WC products.
Also we ordered @ MDPC-x together, told him i didn't have much time the coming 3 weeks. So he said, send me the PSU with the rest, i'm bored.

So ... Made by Kier : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070569%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070569%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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One week later this was on my table : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070571%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070571%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:39 PM
Also extra sleeve for the sata cables and some mounting stuff, the rest will follow.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070578%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070578%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Richard .. thanks a lot my friend, no one who can do this faster and better : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070583%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070583%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


For the Koolance controller. 2 x Koolance temp sensor and 1 x Koolance flowsensor

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070584%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070584%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070588%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070588%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Hope it'll go to 5Ghz : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070586%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070586%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And tape, lots of tape to protect the case later on.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070591%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070591%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Because i only know since a few weeks i have to cool down 2 Matrix cards i ordered fans with 1500 rpm now, think 800 rpm won't be enough.
Luckily i could change the red blades without a problem.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070594%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070594%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070600%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070600%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Rear fan replaced, also a black fanguard, screws will come later.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070606%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070606%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Lets change the PSU too.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070608%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070608%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:52 PM
Had to change the wiring, the leds didnt work on the low voltage the psu gave to the fan.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070611%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070611%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So a seperate 12V for the leds now.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070614%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070614%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

All red and 1500 rpm now (max)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070615%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070615%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Even now still in doubt if i will do the fans on the outside and rads inside or rads outside and fans inside.
Casewindows in the top will be tinted so all the light is no problem.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070617%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070617%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


For future purposes the leds are changeable with one push on the button : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070618%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070618%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Finally bought my first real dremel : )
(Bargain sale somewhere)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070676%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070676%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070677%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070677%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

And for all the small future damage i will create with it on different cases : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070663%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070663%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070669%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070669%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

My vacation has started and didn't do anything on the case yet : )
I did practise some.

From the start i had the idea to make the fan/rad guard just like the S21T's little brother.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070701%20%5B550x%5D.JPG


I'm already walking with that idea for 2 weeks now how to do that.
The case is 5mm thick, brushed and black anodized aluminium.
So i guess i can't restore the smallest scratch.
Today i just tried to make such a fan hole in a piece of 6mm thick aluminium.


First had to do some shopping again. (The dremel virus even got me before i started working with it)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070702%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070702%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


piece of 6mm thick garbage measured out.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070703%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070703%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Still no idea how or what, but i've got to do it with these tools.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070704%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070704%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Forget about a dremel in 6mm alu : P so lets prepare for the jigsaw.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070705%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070705%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Only had a bad quality metalsaw, the woodsaw worked better : /

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070706%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070706%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070707%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070707%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


After sawing, the dremel works out fine.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070708%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070708%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Grinding the edges from the Bitspower radguard. (Starting to love the dremel : ) )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070709%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070709%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Bending the edges a little more.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070712%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070712%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tapped the radguard in it's place, in the case itself i will use kit / black glue to hold it in it's place even better.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070718%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070718%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Painted it black for the picture.
In this picture the guard needed a few more taps.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070714%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070714%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And this is how i want it .... X 3 : )
Next time further on with how i will fasten the rads/fans.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070721%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070721%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 03:06 PM
Also been thinking all day how to fix the radiators to the case on the inside without being able to see it on the outside.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070754%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070754%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070756%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070756%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Going to use Velcro around the radiators and going to support them with a few layers of 5mm thick rubbertape.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070757%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070757%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Update.

The footprint on the box did scare the **** out of me but nothing was damaged : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070758%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070758%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070761%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070761%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Because i replaced the PSU fan, i needed another fan, also one to replace the fan blades

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070763%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070763%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Some extension cables from Cubitek

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070767%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070767%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And ... a cpu lapping kit ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070768%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070768%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070769%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070769%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Got me some new sawing blades for the 5mm aluminium.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070776%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070776%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 03:18 PM
And assembled the fans to the rads.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070793%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070793%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Finally could use the black M3 allen bolts.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070794%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070794%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Want to change this somehow

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070796%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070796%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Fast sketch-up for the radiator placement : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070802%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070802%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the case almost completely disassembled.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070803%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070803%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Hope i'll ever get it working again : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070804%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070804%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And taped it with extra smooth tape. (I'll cry if I'll scratch it : P )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070805%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070805%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070806%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070806%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Still need to think of something for it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070807%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070807%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Blood red acrylic it'll be

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070810%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070810%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 03:18 PM
Even Origen AE works with a black marker when they damage something : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070809%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070809%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Back to the fanholes.
Pre-drilling first.
Don't mind the drill's brand ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070812%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070811%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070813%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070814%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Also taped the jigsaw.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070815%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070815%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Ready to go.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070816%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070816%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the first hole is there.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070818%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070818%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Two to go.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070819%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070819%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the third!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070821%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070821%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Now finish the nice round edges.
Wanted to use the dremel, but got myself my file again, needs to be as straight as possible.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070822%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070822%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 03:24 PM
Been polishing for 2 hours on the 3 holes to make it as straight as possible with nice round corners.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070835%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070835%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


But finally they fit!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070836%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070836%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tape can be removed.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070837%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070837%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Still need to paint the blank aluminum corners.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070838%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070838%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070839%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070839%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Need to be careful with the sawdust, so cleaned it first.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070840%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070840%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And further on with the plexi front for the Koolance controller.
Taping it first.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070842%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070842%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Drawing the round corners.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070843%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070843%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Started off with the dremel again, but the jigsaw won again : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070845%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070845%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And again polishing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070848%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070848%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070849%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070849%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Marking the plexi.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070851%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070851%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

And again polishing it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070852%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070852%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

And it fits.
Next job like this im going to look for a lasercutting company near me ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070855%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070855%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070858%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070858%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

chrsplmr
12-24-2011, 03:25 PM
wow... and now we know your secret weapon.... your helper..++ thnx..c

LZ_Xray
12-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Another amazing build Lep, can't wait to see it completed.

I'm glad guys like you with amazing know-how post build logs, it motivates the rest of us. I still consider the L3P D3SK the most amazing build I've ever seen, bar none

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 05:20 PM
wow... and now we know your secret weapon.... your helper..++ thnx..c

She's the fastest in unboxing stuff I've ever seen :)


Another amazing build Lep, can't wait to see it completed.

I'm glad guys like you with amazing know-how post build logs, it motivates the rest of us. I still consider the L3P D3SK the most amazing build I've ever seen, bar none

Thanks LZ_Xray!
It's quite some work, making pictures all the time just when you're busy with something.
Sometimes even more then the modding itself .. But I love to do it!

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:12 PM
Small update from Picasso : P

Carefully removed the tiny sharp edge with an old knife.
This way I get a sloping edge of +/- 0.3 mm.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070868%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070868%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Selected the right "black" out of 4 colours to get the best matching colour.
It became Revell mat black #6

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070869%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070869%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The edges of the Bitspower mesh with Revell shiny black #7

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070871%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070871%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070872%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070872%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Actually not my kind of job, too shaky : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070874%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070874%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


But i did it! : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070876%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070876%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tomorrow the fanguards back in.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070877%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070877%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And waste some time on this ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070881%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070881%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Lovely weather, so went out to lap my Cpu : )

This time I'm going to lap it faster then normal.
How to with extensive explanation can be found here:
http://www.l3p.nl/other-builds-mods/cpu-lapping/


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070908%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070908%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Cpu still WITH warranty here : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070909%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/eE9LDekiAEygadD88ImnGEvK/full.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070910%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/FdxJ54Wu06eJ527wIDpF4iL1/full.jpg)


All you need..

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070911%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070911%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Finding a way to protect the backside of the Cpu since Intel doesn’t
give a nice protection cap any more on boxed s1155 Cpu’s.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070913%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/8z6S9eQ5smuJ5fBoiCEPHEeV/full.jpg)


So we use marking / painters tape.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070915%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070915%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I’m using some rubber tape too.
This way you have a better grip and don’t get sore fingers.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070916%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070916%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Starting with P400.
Only a few “wipes” and … gone warranty. : )
The sanding with P400 is the most important and longest step.
Some people tape the sandpaper to the mirror, but if you hold it tight with your other hand you don’t have to.
Just go from left to right on the paper.
Don’t press on the cpu, just use the weight of your hand.
Every 2 minutes turn the cpu 90 clockwise.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070917%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070917%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


2 Minutes with P400.
Nothing to see yet. : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070918%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070918%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


7 Minutes with P400.
You can see clearly this Cpu isn’t flat.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070921%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070921%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:16 PM
Another 3 Minutes with P400.
Total 10 Minutes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070923%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070923%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Another 10 Minutes with P400.
Total 20 Minutes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070925%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070925%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And another 10 Minutes with P400.
Total 30 Minutes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070929%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070929%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


You can see the IHS is completely flat copper now.
Now the real polishing comes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070931%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070931%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


10 Minutes with P600.
Total 40 Minutes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070932%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070932%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Skipping P800. : )
Straightly to P1000.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070936%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070936%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


10 Minutes with P1000.
Total 50 Minutes.
You can see it’s already starting to mirror.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070937%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070937%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Further on with P1500.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070939%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070939%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


10 Minutes with P1500.
Total 1 hour.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070940%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070940%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


P2000.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070941%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070941%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:18 PM
10 Minutes with P2000
Total 1 hours and 10 Minutes

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070942%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070942%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Now we need to change our strategy.
First of all clean the mirror and the cpu.
This is because the old copper particles can ruin your polish job by rubbing them into the IHS.
Now you don’t go from left to right with the cpu.
Just move in a circle for 2 minutes and then turn the cpu 90 clockwise again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070945%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070945%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


10 Minutes with P2500.
Total 1 hours and 20 Minutes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070948%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070948%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


You can see the copper dust already starts to oxidise.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070949%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070949%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


5 Minutes with P2500.
Total 1 hours and 25 Minutes.
Almost done. : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070950%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/1280px/P1070950%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Another 5 Minutes with P2500
Total One and a half hour!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070952%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/2560px/P1070952%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Pictures are clickable for full resolution.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070954%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/uOewVZktXnOp9xBCg9yXwwIn/full.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070957%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/sl7plJfX10NZJ4830VRuq6pl/full.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070959%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/C6GCKdkLAyBl1pv8vFhn1Yin/full.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cpu-lapping-2/550px/P1070963%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://tweakers.net/ext/f/W4OYWxR65q5cgWqtYbENjDZQ/full.jpg)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Ordered something last week i could really use today : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070903%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070903%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


First some holes for the buttons of the pump/fan controller.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070988%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070988%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tape so it won't move.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070992%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070992%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And some holes with 3.5mm.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070995%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070995%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Wow, it fits : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070996%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070996%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Sanded the frame so i can paint it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070998%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070998%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Oops almost forgot i also had to paint the edge where the plexi goes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070999%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070999%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Glued the plexi.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080000%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080000%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Bitspower fanguards back in after the paintjob.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080002%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080002%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:21 PM
And some glue.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080003%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080003%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080004%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080004%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Rub it in with a wet finger.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080005%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080005%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Believe me this glue doesn't let go : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080006%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080006%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080007%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080007%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Next problem, what to do with this..

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080008%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080008%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Ah we'll see : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080009%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080009%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Hmm... needs more cutting.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080010%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080010%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Losing the sharp edges and create some nice roundings.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080011%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080011%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:21 PM
Paint it black.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080015%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080015%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080017%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080017%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Also glued the frame for the pump/fan controller.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080018%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080018%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Second part of the ex-5.25" slot.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080021%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080021%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Let's stick the Dremel in there too.
(Not easy to hold a Dremel in one hand and a cam in the other : ) )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080023%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080023%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080024%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080024%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And more polishing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080042%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080042%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Making it rough so i can paint it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080043%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080043%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:22 PM
And some fitting.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080044%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080044%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Painted.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080049%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080049%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Lots of work for something you hardly see back, but im satisfied for today.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080050%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080050%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080051%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080051%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Time for BBQ! : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080052%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080052%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Assembled the case again
Quite some work cause of the lcd screen

After that tested if the Velcro would work out.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080107%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080107%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Works great, i think it can hold me too : P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080108%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080108%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Pulling it off again wasn't that easy : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080109%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080109%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Placed the other stuff again too.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080110%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080110%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Don't want too much lights on the outside, i like it this way.
Maybe some red glow from the bottom...


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080111%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080111%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Maybe the top casewindow will be blood red plexi too.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080112%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080112%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Here an airflowtest with the new fanholes.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYf6q7XR5eo&feature=player_embedded

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Been busy at work lately but
Had a nice cup of coffee with Asus Benelux this week.
It was really great Rogier!!

He also brought something nice with him ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080260%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080260%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Finally! ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080261%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080261%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a new tablecloth, my wife really loves it! NOT : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080262%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080262%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And some pics of the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080263%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080263%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080264%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080264%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080265%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080265%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080266%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080266%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I really like the board a lot!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080267%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080267%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080268%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080268%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The first flag.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080269%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080269%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Together with my dear old P6T6 WS Revo.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080270%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080270%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And my stand with his new look, didn't become a tablecloth after all ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080271%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080271%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080272%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080272%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Thanks Asus Benelux and Rogier hope to see you again one day! : P



Oh.. and a small test with a 75-slot Bitspower Crystal link : D

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080219%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080219%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 08:29 PM
Don't want to tell everything about Exceleram, but i do have to explain something when all of a sudden a sponsor disappears : )

After months of contact with someone from Exceleram all of a sudden i didn't hear anything anymore from them.
I found out by facebook a lot of personnel quit their job there ... inclusive the one I was in contact with ... nice :P
After lots of mails i got to hear after 4 months there weren't any samples left, i do have to go on so i decided to thank Exceleram and wish them the best!

So this evening I mounted my mainboard and EK block so i can go on measuring.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080296%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080296%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080297%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080297%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080300%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080300%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I hate stickers..
Specially when they don't come off easily ; )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080303%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080303%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


WD40 ftw!


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080306%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080306%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And ready.


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Glad i don't have to hide the nice red ROG colours like in my last mod : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080314%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080314%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080315%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080315%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


EK-Supreme HF Acetal with EK-CPU Easy Mount HF Black


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080317%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080317%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

I just had to compare the colours of the sleeve and mainboard.
I'm very happy with it! : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080333%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080333%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Got 2 packages

The first one from my modding friend Richard (Kier).

I saw in his buildlogs TJ11 buildlog (http://madebykier.com/2011/08/06/silverstone-tj11-carbon/) he had some spare pci covers cause of 3 GPU's, just the ones i need : )
Thanks m8!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080338%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080338%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080339%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080339%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


And even better ... Some 'Sleeved by kier' Pci-e cables!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080340%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080340%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080341%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080341%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Some leftovers + sata sleeve from MDPC-X.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080342%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080342%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080343%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080343%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


I was pretty nervous if it would all fit... just had to take a fast look
(Don't worry, this isn't final : P )

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And the second package..
Couldn't tell anything about it till now..
First of all ...Thanks AGAIN Gregor, Eddy and the rest of EKWB off course for letting me try these products!!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080380%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080380%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Not going to use Feser for this build.
So glad EK came with coolant just in the colour I wanted!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080381%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080381%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080382%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080382%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:10 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080383%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080383%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Hmm can't wait for the next episode of "True Blood" ; )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080384%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080384%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Also want to cool the memory again.
So great EK also came out with a 4-slot EK-RAM block!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080390%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080390%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080392%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080392%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080393%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080393%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080394%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080394%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Also 2 sets EK Easy mounts for the GPU's.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080395%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080395%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:11 PM
But the best part ..

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080400%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080400%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


The first Gene-Z block that went out from EK ...With my buildlog logo!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080401%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080401%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Proud!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080403%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080403%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080404%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080404%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


He also sent an extra base if I ever want to change to nickel.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080405%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080405%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Found some time to assemble the custom EK Gene-Z block yesterday.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080548%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080548%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080554%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080554%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080555%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080555%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

I'm very happy with it!
Thanks again Gregor!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080557%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080557%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Red or black Bitspower thumbscrews?

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080559%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080559%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080564%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080564%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


While I was busy with this a very very nice package got delivered.
More pics from that later today.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080538%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080538%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:21 PM
And as promised the unpacking : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080565%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080565%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

The first shirt I could actually wear anytime : P

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080567%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080567%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Everything separated.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080570%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080570%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


And one hour of cutting bags later : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080578%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080578%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


There won't be an inch of tube in this build.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080579%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080579%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


To replace the standard screws.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080581%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080581%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


I love extra goodies!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080585%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080585%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:21 PM
One of the few case badges I would actually use.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080586%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080586%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Now I can finish the other side's rad guard of the case.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080593%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080593%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


And a few Bitspower Fanguards i have some plans with.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080592%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080592%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080594%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080594%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Back to the connectors.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080597%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080597%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Yes I was bored on this rainy Sunday afternoon : )
Meet BitScorpion!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080598%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1080598%20%5b2560px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080612%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1080612%20%5b2560px%5d.JPG)

(Yes I know, the scissors are missing, didn't have any more : P )

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I want to thank Vincent again for this wonderful sponsoring!

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Still in doubt if Im going to use the Bitspower fanguards inside the case. The "Enermax Vegas effect" will still be visible if I use them.


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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080660%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080660%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080661%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080661%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


Now I received the Bitspower fanguards I could finally finish the last out of 3 radguards in the case.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080685%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080685%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080686%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080686%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Made a "little" video of it as promised.
Was able to create a 5 minute video out of 2 hours of material : )


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TALDh3dyuw&feature=player_embedded

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:26 PM
Got an order from MNPCTech.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080756%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080756%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Thanks for the ruler Bill!
Always had something with the MNPCTech fanguards, thought this one would fit perfectly! :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080759%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080759%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080779%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080779%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080784%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080784%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080788%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080788%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080799%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080799%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

Guess I'm going for the M4 socket button heads.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080800%20%5b550x%5d.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080800%20%5b1280px%5d.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:28 PM
Here an explanation why it all takes a little longer then expected : )

Well some packages took a few months to arrive.
Also the 2 Matrix cards from Asus will not find it's place in my mod cause of a little mistake :)
Rogier from Asus Benelux fully compensated this with the best news I could get...
Instead of 2 Matrix cards..... An Asus Mars II !!!! (And yes I want to watercool it :P)
Thanks Rogier, you really rock!!!

Another thing that kept me from going on.. my attic is completely ready to mod there.
The problem is, my 1 yr old daughter sleeps very bad. (Yes she's like her dad, starts living when it's dark)
So I moved the pc downstairs again this weekend. Now i can go on modding in the night ;)


Also been playing again with the RGB leds, want to place 2 strips on both sides for a nice effect.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080844%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080844%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1080845%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1080845%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Maybe going to use an RF controller, going to test this week if that one has a red-glow-up-and-down function.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090007%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090007%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090009%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090009%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a picture of how cosy I'm sitting at the kitchen table again. :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090016%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090016%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:29 PM
Some unpacking pictures from the monstrous Asus MARS II.
(This time in high resolution : ) )



http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090440%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090440%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090442%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090442%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090443%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090443%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Yes... monstrous!


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090444%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090444%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090445%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090445%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090446%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090446%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090447%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090447%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Small compare how high it is.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090448%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090448%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And how it would look air cooled.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090450%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090450%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090451%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090451%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:30 PM
Huh... 24pin in a gpu? : P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090452%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090452%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


2 x 24 pins : P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090453%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090453%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


'Few' cm longer then a Gene-Z.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090454%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090454%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Let's open it up.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090471%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090471%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090472%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090472%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090533%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090533%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And clean it.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090534%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090534%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:33 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090537%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090537%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090538%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090538%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090539%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090539%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090540%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090540%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090541%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090541%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Going to be a 'pita' to watercool it with these blocks.
One way would be to make new hold-down-plates.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090544%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090544%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090545%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090545%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:33 PM
While I was posting these pictures on Facebook I already got an offer from Daniel | Mr3D (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707) to design an EKWB look-a-like fullcover block!!!
Right after I posted Daniel wanted to do that, someone else offered to CNC mill it for me... Thanks a very lot both of you!!!
More news soon : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090546%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090546%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Oh it's number 514 out of 999.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090436%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090436%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Thought it would be funny to re-buy my first used Asus card for this occasion.
Asus TNT 2 meets MARS 2 : P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090555%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/P1090555%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)




I want to thank Rogier and Milan from Asus Benelux and Asus HQ for sponsoring 'L4N' and all the help they offered!!

http://www.l3p.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/asus.png

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:35 PM
The 'always smiling' Mr 3D (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707) (design) and Quepee from GoT (CNC milling) both really want to do this!!
Just because it's a challenge for them too!

Here's an update already, it's not finished yet but the basis is there : )

I had to go to work right away
Photos, measuring, info and more photos.
So for who wants to know how that goes .. : )


First a clear picture from the PCB
(source: techpowerup.com)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/1%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/1%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


After that Daniel needed a lot of sizes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/2%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/2%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/3%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/3%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/4%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/4%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/5%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/5%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/6%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/6%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/7%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/7%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/8%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/8%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/9%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/9%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/10%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/10%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:37 PM
He could go on with the first design of the fullcover.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/11%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/11%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/12%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/12%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/13%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/13%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I made a simple paint picture for all the sizes and heights.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/14%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/14%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/15%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/15%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/16%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/16%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/17%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/17%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Daniel could go on with that again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/18%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/18%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/19%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/19%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/20%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/20%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the first impression.
Still looks boring but more will come : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/21%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/21%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Ok ...that was my post from a few days ago : )
Taking a break now for the holidays, I need them : P

Merry X-mas all and a happy new year!!!

angelostefan72
12-24-2011, 11:14 PM
mooi project!!!!! ill be tracking this!

InnervateD
12-25-2011, 03:31 AM
That waterblock is gonna look awesome XD

ahlot18
12-28-2011, 09:12 AM
holy awesome mann :cool:

l3p-NL
12-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Didn't plan to do anything today but received a package and my fingers started to tingle : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090601%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090601%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Still in love with the red GT fins
Problem is I promised to watercool them. : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090603%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090603%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

But an idea popped in.
Hmm Corsair uses M2.5 ... Don't have them and certainly not longer ones : \

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090610%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090610%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Ok re-tap them with M3 ...

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090611%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090611%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090612%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090612%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
12-29-2011, 11:26 PM
That works, now the rest.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090615%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090615%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090616%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090616%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The fins work fine, they get pretty hot when cutting them : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090618%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090618%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And done.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090620%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090620%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


An EK block with some rad fins I love : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090632%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090632%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090633%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090633%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

InnervateD
12-30-2011, 03:16 PM
Those fins are a nice touch, great job. Love it :D

l3p-NL
01-03-2012, 11:26 PM
Small update : )

Drilling and tapping the small radiator to M4.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090648%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090648%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090651%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090651%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090656%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090656%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And back to the MarsII block :)

Daniel has been very busy with it last week.
Really this guy owns :P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/22%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/22%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/23%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/23%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/24%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/24%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Copper part done.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/25%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/25%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


While he was busy with this I had to think of something for the POM part.
Got a spontaneous idea to recycle the red aluminum parts from the original cooler.
Off course with paint :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/26%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/26%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-03-2012, 11:27 PM
Daniel didn't know what to think of it but we went for it
Time for me to measure again : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/27%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/27%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/28%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/28%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And re-measuring. That guy thinks about everything.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/29%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/29%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the result.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/30%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/30%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/31%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/31%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/32%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/32%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Daniel really liked it a lot at the end too, I'm completely in love! : )
Here the renders.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/33%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/33%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/35%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/35%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/34%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/34%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

What do you guys think about it?

Only thing he wants from me is as much possible friends on Facebook, so please go ahead if you can guys ; )
Mr3D a.k.a. Daniel! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707)

chrsplmr
01-03-2012, 11:52 PM
...im speechless.

...did you ever get to finish that beer ? ?
...thankyou for log'n.c.

l3p-NL
01-04-2012, 09:32 PM
Thanks a lot chrsplmr!
More to come but first need to focus at something else ;)

ConkersGrillforce1337
01-05-2012, 04:23 PM
What do you guys think about it?

Awesome work :D I'm impressed.

May I ask if it's possible to produce the MARSII Waterblock also for my Cards?
Here's my system: http://forum.techinferno.com/custom-build-worklog/1318-asus-mars-ii-quad-sli-build.html

Because I have some cooling problems with GPU2+4, the ones near to the nf200, they go up to 95C :S.
I intended to design my own waterblock, but I have no knowledge about CAD...

Hopefully you can help me...

And again great work!!!

l3p-NL
01-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Thanks a lot m8!
I'm very sorry but I can't help you within a short time.
There's also a big chance this will be a 'one of a kind' block.

ConkersGrillforce1337
01-05-2012, 05:19 PM
Ohh...Ok.

What about the model you designed?
Can you send it to me, so I can use it to give an order to a manufacturer near my location.

Thanks for quick reply

l3p-NL
01-05-2012, 05:31 PM
Well the design is still not even finished yet.
Maybe I'll give the design files free after it's finished but I hope you understand I can't give it free before it's even finished here :O

Hannes
01-06-2012, 01:28 PM
I'm really happy that you implement things from the stock cooler into the new GPU block. It'll really make it one of a kind, and not just another block. Top notch l3p!

grundle
01-06-2012, 06:54 PM
that is a nice looking block but i feel like it is missing some thing. it looks to plan needs more spic

l3p-NL
01-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Don't worry ;)

DaemonCantor
01-06-2012, 10:47 PM
I like it sofar, but then there is a balance between too much Bling and Just Plane old Boring...I'm waiting to see if you decide to add a Lighted ROG emblem or not...

bZeiler
01-07-2012, 10:47 PM
Hey l3p!
I kinda wanted to PM you but I might as well just write this as a reply on the forum.

I just saw your build logs today as cooler master posted a link to your desk on facebook and I must say that after watching and reading about everything you have ever done you have inspired me so much. I even put one of your pictures of your CPU block as my wallpaper (which I noticed in a video on youtube that you also had! Pretty fun coincidence).

Gl with this build, it's gonna look insanely epic!

I hope you don't mind that I've decided to make a very similar build to your l3p d3sk, only inside my case (acide green liquid with Supreme HF plexi cooler and bitspowered fittings and such). It just looks amazing!

- bZeiler

l3p-NL
01-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Hi bZeiler!

Thanks for the compliment!
Quite an honour to hear you're using it as a background :)
I certainly don't mind if you will start a similar build.....All I ask is to promise me to show some pictures of the result ;)

bZeiler
01-07-2012, 11:42 PM
Hi bZeiler!

Thanks for the compliment!
Quite an honour to hear you're using it as a background :)
I certainly don't mind if you will start a similar build.....All I ask is to promise me to show some pictures of the result ;)

I will even do a small build log! (;

l3p-NL
01-07-2012, 11:50 PM
Great, let me know when you've started it and where!

RoG
01-19-2012, 01:44 PM
Ooh boy this is "awesome", i've got the mars 2 from okt last year & it's just a amazing card! Seeing some great modders, designing a "unique" watercooling block for it "with" the originals red signings in it, is just to crazy XD! Love this mod, can't wait to see it all finisched! What a work, but it will be worthed!!!:cool:

chrsplmr
01-19-2012, 04:57 PM
...awesome...simply awesome.. thank you much also for documenting this so well for all of us brother l3p-NL ...c.



***EDIT****

Top of the Home Page....well earned...congrats.

l3p-NL
01-21-2012, 12:53 AM
Thanks a lot guys!!

And another small update : )

The top panel.

Was walking around for a while with this idea. Want the plexi window to be flush with the black brushed aluminum.
But with only handwork I don't see it succeed. 0.5mm difference will be visible.
So decided to let the plexi be lasered and then try to get the window in by hand. (Thanks Brian!)
Will also take the opportunity to let the small logo's be lasered too, no names, just logo's.

This is the idea

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/36%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/36%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Then first of all I want to thank Daniel (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707) and Ivo (http://www.facebook.com/Ivoow) again for all the effort. Even till now ( :P ) they still have fun in doing this : )

Blocks for the POM Top and the aluminum backplate.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/37%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/37%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the milling : )


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2nIykvnqc


Still a bit rough.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/38%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/38%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/39%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/39%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/40%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/40%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/41%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/41%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/42%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/42%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/43%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/43%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-21-2012, 12:55 AM
After some sanding.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/44%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/44%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Never saw a backplate without bolts or holes in sight before : ) (Daniel ftw!)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/45%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/45%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The plan is to get it anodized in black and then mill in something.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/46%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/46%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And then the POM block. Some more explaining here.
For example this is 1/100 of the code the machine will go to create the block. ; )

G2X82.098Y1.193I0.J-5.5
G1X126.96Y-14.456
G3X127.125Y-14.484I.165J.472
G3X127.17Y-14.482I0.J.5
G1X134.562Y-13.804
G2X135.064Y-13.781I.502J-5.477
G2X140.359Y-17.791I0.J-5.5
G1X140.584Y-18.592
G3X140.917Y-18.934I.481J.135
G1X170.725Y-28.234
G3X170.874Y-28.257I.149J.477
G3X171.346Y-27.921I0.J.5
G1X176.469Y-13.198
G2X181.161Y-9.529I5.194J-1.808
G1X236.129Y-4.486
G3X236.437Y-4.342I-.046J.498
G1X240.668Y-.111
G2X244.557Y1.5I3.889J-3.889


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/47%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/47%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


First a rubber cord a little smaller then the block is placed on the workspace.
This so the machine can suck it vacuum to the plate, off course it shouldn't move a mm.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/48%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/48%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


First the holes and the basis shape.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/49%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/49%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Then adjust the rubber cord so the machine can go on.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/50%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/50%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/51%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/51%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-21-2012, 12:55 AM
And milling again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/52%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/52%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The result.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/53%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/53%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/54%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/54%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/55%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/55%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/56%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/56%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/57%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/57%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Till the next update... the copperblock : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/58%20%5B550x%5D.JPG

chrsplmr
01-21-2012, 01:21 AM
Its a good thing my family filter is ON... I'll be in the shower...whew!!!

RoG
01-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Looking great man! Can't wait untill it is finisched!:cool:

DaemonCantor
01-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Nice Job there! I wish I had one of those machines!

LeandroJVarini
01-21-2012, 08:04 PM
We congratulations to perfect job

l3p-NL
01-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Thanks a lot guys ! :o

Small update : )
(Slowly we're getting there)

First of all I want to announce a new sponsor .. Corsair!
After the Bit-Tech MOTY they contacted me for sponsoring this project.
(If you only knew how glad I am with this!)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090885%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090885%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090887%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090887%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090888%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090888%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Thanks Corsair!!

http://www.l3p.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/corsair1.png (http://www.corsair.com)


And ordered a laser cutted en engraved casewindow.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/36%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/36%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


If I ever win the lotto ... :P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090889%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090889%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-26-2012, 10:50 PM
The video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHLrE0Y1J7I


Done.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090890%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090890%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And one day later :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090893%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090893%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Quick preview.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090895%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090895%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


This weekend first saw it in and then a very lot of sanding I guess.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090905%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090905%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And another test.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090909%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090909%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090912%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090912%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-29-2012, 12:26 AM
Ok ..this is the first and the last time I'm modding a case with 5mm thick walls and a 3mm thick panel : D

First a double layer of painters tape.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090916%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090916%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Then re-locating the spot.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090917%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090917%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And double check it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090920%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090920%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Also tightening it very well so I can mark it without moving.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090922%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090922%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a triple check.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090927%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090927%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Drilling the holes was easy : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090931%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090931%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Also taped the jigsaw and got my MNPC glasses.
(Without glasses it always takes me 1 minute to get something in my eyes : P )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090932%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090932%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


All under it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090934%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090934%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Done sawing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090936%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090936%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The fitting : /

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090938%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090938%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Extra protection for the edges.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090939%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090939%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Polishing the round edges.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090942%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090942%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Now the straight pieces.
I always use the file skewed, this way you have more surface and you will get it much more straight.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090943%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090943%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


3 hours of filing further (yes three!) it finally fits with some power.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090944%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090944%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090946%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090946%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Need to file the points there where the pressure is too high.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090952%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090952%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Finishing it with a small fine file.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090953%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090953%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And getting the old knife back to remove the small curls.
Can't do it with a file since it will have skewed edges again

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090956%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090956%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


You can see the difference before and after the knife.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090960%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090960%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
01-29-2012, 12:28 AM
Painting the edges again with matt black paint.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090962%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090962%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090963%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090963%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Window in and use rubber glue.
After that remove the remnants again. (Was a kind of a mess)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090966%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090966%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


But don't worry. Removing the tape on the other side for the first results.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090968%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090968%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090972%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090972%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a quick test : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090974%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090974%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Tomorrow will fill up some minuscule edges with glue. Am tired of it now : )
Must say I'm very satisfied..

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090977%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090977%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090981%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090981%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090984%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090984%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1090987%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1090987%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Till next week : )

RoG
01-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Till next week : )

:cool: Nice work, i like the red lighting more! Nice you have corsair as sponsor know!:o Keep it going m8!

DaemonCantor
01-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Great Job on that Window! Not many would go for the that level of fit and finish!

l3p-NL
02-06-2012, 11:15 PM
This time maybe a bit boring update.
Changing, (not)fitting, measuring and some cable management.
(Sorry, no block update yet :) )


First change the quad kit.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100050%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100050%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


With 5 previous kits on other builds it was easy to remove the plates for the red fin fixation.
With 3 out of 4 it was impossible somehow.
Even with a hammer there were 2 sticks I couldn't replace.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100051%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100051%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Did see some horror pictures of removed heatsinks with the ram still on it so didn't want to do that either.
Also had another problem cause of hammering on it with 1 stick.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100052%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100052%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Then carefully drill it by hand.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100053%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100053%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the tap by hand.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100054%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100054%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Got it fixed one hour later :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100055%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100055%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


2 red leds soldered and sleeved for the powerbutton.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100070%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100070%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
02-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Disabled the blue smd leds.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100071%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100071%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Wanted to test this together with the hardware that didn't run for a single minute yet.
(Incl. the hammered Ram and lapped Cpu)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100072%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100072%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Joy!
Ok... off ... fast ... no water in the cpu block yet :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100073%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100073%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Next small problem...
I measured everything at the start...that was for Matrix cards, the Mars is a little longer.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100074%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100074%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Sawing again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100075%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100075%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Discovering all kinds of convenient stuff in the yacht building industry.
Saw this last week, primer for all kinds of self adhesive stuff like ledstrips
They hang complete ceilings with Velcro with it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100100%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100100%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Worth a try on the last radiator.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100101%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100101%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
02-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Did the corners with 3M Velcro, the edges with isolationtape.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100102%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100102%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Believe it or not ... It works to good .. Can't get it off with my bare hands :P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100103%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100103%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Had to file the fan on the back radiator after measuring with 7 different kinds of BP fittings to make the angle I wanted.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100104%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100104%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Still 2 prints to hide..

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100105%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100105%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the mess on the kitchen table again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100106%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100106%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Not easy to hide 3 x 8 pin + 24 pin without a 'double bottom'.
Also sleeved the 2 sata cables.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100107%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100107%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Cover on top .. Till later this week :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100108%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100108%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Rockford
02-06-2012, 11:24 PM
VERY nice thread........;)

l3p-NL
02-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Still no news about the copper-block :/
My friend Quepee has been sick quite some days, so he has a lot to catch up at work.
He's all better now so hopefully soon good news!

All I got for you guys is a design for the engraving.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/59%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/59%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the backplate came back from the anodiser :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/60%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/60%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


These few weeks did give me some time to prepare my next build already :)
(First info and hardware pictures on site, buildlog will follow)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Cross/Cross.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/other-builds-mods/cross/all-pictures/)

DaemonCantor
02-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Nice Lighting effects and great looking Back ground. I had to give up my Glass Desk a long time ago because it couldn't support all of my equipment.

l3p-NL
02-29-2012, 08:36 PM
Pics? :P

The Red Harbinger desk will even be able to hold 2 x Rampage IV and 8 x 7970DCII in the future ;)

frisianbear2002
03-02-2012, 07:51 AM
Wow looks very impressive.:D

Cygnitr0n
03-05-2012, 02:53 PM
As always L3p, it looks great :) big inspirationsource

l3p-NL
03-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Thanks a lot guys! :)

shhbz
03-06-2012, 04:38 PM
simply amazing! cant stop myself from scrolling all over your project its the best mod i have seen till date and definately i will try to work on my little cabinet . truely inspired by your work but in india lack of resources makes it really difficult to work this way plus the cost part will be really high.
keeping all aside bro...u r the best. just mesmerize by your work

jAkI3
03-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Great works ;)

FR3D1
03-29-2012, 07:48 AM
nice work i liked how u make ya cpu glassy

l3p-NL
04-01-2012, 10:23 PM
Apparently my friend Quepee has some trouble finding the right piece of copper for the MarsII block. So me and an other guy started looking for it too, but till now no success yet.

It need to be 155x300x15,5 mm (Copper Cu-ETP?)
If anyone has some tips? Please! : )


And here a 'small' update.

I want to try this DP to VGA converter to use the touchscreen.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100598%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100598%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I already adjusted the bracket once but I'll have to do it again because the MarsII is 6cm longer then the Matrix card. Also want to mount the Pump controller print on top of it.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100700%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100700%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Measuring.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100701%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100701%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Dremeling.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100702%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100702%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Filing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100703%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100703%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Drilling some holes.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100704%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100704%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Seems to fit.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100705%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100705%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So painting it again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100706%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100706%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Will be quite some cable management.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100707%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100707%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
04-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Also need to do the lighting before I start with the watercooling loop cause of all the wires.

Going to use this controller instead.
It's a Touch remote with RF, so don't have to place any IR eyes : )
Ik ga dus deze controller gebruiken ipv de vorige.
(Will also be used in my next project)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100708%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100708%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Glad I still had an old black floppy cable.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100709%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100709%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Nice afternoon soldering with my daughter.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100710%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100710%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


She told me to test it before cutting it in pieces.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100712%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100712%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Glad I did, found a break : ) !

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100713%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100713%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Can cut that out now.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100714%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100714%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Epoxy layer is easy to remove with a knife.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100715%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100715%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Hmm my gas-soldering iron is too hot for this.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100716%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100716%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So got an other one a few days later.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100717%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100717%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Getting too much work on my neck : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100718%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100718%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
04-01-2012, 10:26 PM
Almost done.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100719%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100719%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Used some 4-pin PWM plugs to easy-connect it all.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100720%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100720%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And some tests.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100721%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100721%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100722%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100722%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Lets do the bottom too. First had to remove some stickers and old glue.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100723%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100723%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And done.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100724%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100724%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Some connectors for the bottom.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100725%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100725%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And testing again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100726%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100726%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1100727%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1100727%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


My 'simple' compact camera doesn't show what I see so tried to film it instead : )



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIc_9m79LYM


Till the next update!

s3x5hun8
04-02-2012, 06:44 PM
I was looking online and found a place that will do custom cuts of metals for you including copper. Not sure of the prices but I think it may be worth a look.

http://www.cut2sizemetals.com/copper/rectangular-bar/kbr/

From what I'm seeing they don't offer the exact thickness you need but since you're milling it anyways you can order next size up and mill it to desired size.

Hope this helps can't wait to see this build finished. L3p D3sk was and still is by far my favorite mod ever btw. Great job and keep up the good work.

Edit* Does it have to be a particular type of copper???

ROG-RIG
04-02-2012, 07:09 PM
WOW!!! I'm truly speechless.
This is a "work of art" PC.
This is not only a "modd". This is a redefinition of all your hardware pieces. You're an ARTIST!!!
I will follow this thread to th end.

Congrats man!

frisianbear2002
04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Wow getting better and better each pic that is passing:cool:

l3p-NL
04-02-2012, 07:57 PM
I was looking online and found a place that will do custom cuts of metals for you including copper. Not sure of the prices but I think it may be worth a look.

http://www.cut2sizemetals.com/copper/rectangular-bar/kbr/

From what I'm seeing they don't offer the exact thickness you need but since you're milling it anyways you can order next size up and mill it to desired size.

Hope this helps can't wait to see this build finished. L3p D3sk was and still is by far my favorite mod ever btw. Great job and keep up the good work.

Edit* Does it have to be a particular type of copper???


Thanks for the compliment!
Even more thanks for the tip!!!
All I know is they call it Cu-ETP

I got multiple tips also from my own country. Will try those first, if that doesn't work I'll start with this one.
Thanks again mate!




WOW!!! I'm truly speechless.
This is a "work of art" PC.
This is not only a "modd". This is a redefinition of all your hardware pieces. You're an ARTIST!!!
I will follow this thread to th end.
Congrats man!

Wow thanks for the compliments man!


Wow getting better and better each pic that is passing:cool:

Thanks a lot frisianbear my Dutch ROG follower :)

sir serial
04-02-2012, 09:10 PM
ofcourse i follow u on Dutch forums..but i will do so here also :D

keep up the good work L3p

l3p-NL
04-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks Sir! :)

Giannis996
04-03-2012, 01:00 PM
awesome build.....!!!!!!!! incredible

frisianbear2002
04-03-2012, 03:39 PM
Yeah like your builds, i myself dont have unfortunately not enough time and equipment to do that :cool:

But thumps up.

l3p-NL
04-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Thanks Giannis!

Giannis996
04-04-2012, 05:35 AM
you're welcome mate :p

l3p-NL
04-12-2012, 08:29 PM
The 'rough' 6kg copper part should be here any moment! :)

I did have some time to post the nice Battle Dragon Gaming Bag I got from Tt esports for this build at lans. At home I will probably use this Keysonic RF (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1080463%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG) board (HTPC)



http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090489%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090489%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090492%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090492%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090494%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090494%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090497%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090497%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090498%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090498%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090500%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090500%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090503%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090503%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090505%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090505%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090506%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090506%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
04-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Color of mouse and keyboard is adjustable. Fan is removable :P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090511%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090511%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090519%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090519%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090521%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090521%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090522%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090522%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090524%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090524%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090525%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090525%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090526%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090526%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090528%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Ttesports/P1090528%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)



Thanks a very lot Tt esports for offering this incredible bag!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/ttesports.png (http://www.ttesports.com/index.aspx)

frisianbear2002
04-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Looking great i love the colors.:cool:

l3p-NL
04-17-2012, 08:58 PM
The copper block...


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/61%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/61%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I ordered a piece of 300x155x15,5, this was going to be 6kg.
When I wanted to lift it quickly I had some problems...
Appeared my 'foreign friend' sent a brick of 300x200x20.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/62%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/62%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Price for a piece of copper with these measures in Holland is around €360
Got it for €185 now :)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/63%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/63%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Think it'll fit.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/64%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/64%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Sending it to Quepee tomorrow, he loves copper :)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/65%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/65%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
04-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Today Quepee also engraved the backplate.
He told me he had a plan for the "Inspired by EKWB" text.
Go ahead I said..


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/66%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/66%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/67%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/67%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Full of pride he showed the first picture....
I got a stroke :O
INSIRED by EKWB!


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/68%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/68%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Appeared he was having fun with me :D :P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/69%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/69%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/70%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/70%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Again thanks a lot Quepee!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid3DRHspYU

l3p-NL
05-03-2012, 01:40 PM
To give you guys something .. ; )

Backplate changed a bit.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/71%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/71%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And today Quepee started with the front side of the copper.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/72%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/72%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Took it back home carefully to match it with the POM part : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/73%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/73%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/74%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/74%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The copper block went from 10.6kg to 6.4kg now.
After the backside milling it will 'only' weight around 1.8kg : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/76%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/76%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Well .. we're in love with the block :)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/75%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/75%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)



Probably next week the backside.


Oh .. out of curiosity .. : )

Poll: Just Copper or Nickelplated?
Keep it as it is. (http://poll.dezeserver.nl/vote.cgi?pid=380311&aid=1)
Nickel plate it! (http://poll.dezeserver.nl/vote.cgi?pid=380311&aid=2)

http://poll.dezeserver.nl/results.cgi?pid=380311&layout=6&sort=prc

GoldSkis45
05-09-2012, 05:35 PM
Copper has better thermal properties than nickle? like... 5X better...

l3p-NL
05-09-2012, 06:06 PM
It will be just nickel plated like many other WC blocks.
Temperature difference is negligible :)

l3p-NL
05-22-2012, 09:27 PM
Small update/teaser ;)


Mill-route-check of the blocks backside.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/77%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/77%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Almost done! (movie completely failed cause of the coolant used while milling :/ )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/78%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/78%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Really can't wait to assemble this with the backplate, POM top en MARSII!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/79%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/79%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/80%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/80%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Maybe more this weekend :)

l3p-NL
05-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Received a very nice package this weekend from Ivo.

Sorry for the amount of pictures, didn't know which ones to delete : )
Everything is clickable to 2560 pixels.



http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/81%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/81%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Somehow I didn't dare to unpack : P


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/82%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/82%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And actually stared at it for half an hour before doing anything : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/83%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/83%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


As you can see there isn't much left from the 10.6 kg.
The copper part weight is now exactly 1.8kg.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/84%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/84%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


I really think I'm going to nickel plate it.
Copper part is already oxidizing after a few weeks.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/85%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/85%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


But what a job Ivo did ... (And Daniel off course in front!)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/86%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/86%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


POM next to it.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/87%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/87%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And the 'screwless' backplate.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/88%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/88%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/89%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/89%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Just had to put it together fast : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/90%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/90%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
05-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Next day some pics in the sun.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/91%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/91%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/92%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/92%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/93%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/93%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/94%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/94%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/95%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/95%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/96%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/96%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/97%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/97%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/98%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/98%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Exploded view.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/99%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/99%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/100%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/100%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
05-27-2012, 04:02 PM
Original red aluminum parts on it.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/101%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/101%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/102%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/102%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


First time testing the M3 holes with stainless steel I ordered at Highflow (http://www.highflow.nl/?subcats=Y&type=extended&status=A&pshort=N&pfull=N&pname=Y&pkeywords=N&pcodes=Y&search_performed=Y&cid=0&q=RVS+inbus&x=0&y=0&dispatch=products.search)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/103%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/103%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/104%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/104%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Hmmm nickelplate it?


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/105%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/105%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/106%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/106%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Think I'm going to polish the POM.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/107%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/107%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


For a next time. : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/108%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/108%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Ok .... it just screamed to be polished : D


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/109%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/109%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Love Coca Cola.


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/110%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/110%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
05-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Love the result : )
(Camera didn't with all that light)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/111%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/111%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/112%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/112%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/113%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/113%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/114%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/114%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/115%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/115%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/116%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/116%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And put it together once more for you guys : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/117%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/117%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/118%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/118%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/119%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/119%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Ivo (http://tweakers.net/gallery/122328) and Daniel (http://www.facebook.com/daniel.gask) ... Real craftsmanship!
Thanks a very lot to be able to be so close to all this!!!


Now .... let's enjoy the nice weather over here : )

Zka17
05-27-2012, 09:20 PM
As you can see there isn't much left from the 10.6 kg.
The copper part weight is now exactly 1.8kg

Hang on to that 8.8kg, mate! If a good motherboard contains about 8 ounces, that will be enough for almost 40 motherboards... And seemingly the copper resurces are more limited than the oil ones... Soon you will be reach! :cool:

BTW, a really nice job!

tadhp
05-28-2012, 01:27 AM
Is it the weight of the whole thing too heavy ? Will there be any brackets to help hold it in place ?

l3p-NL
05-28-2012, 06:56 AM
The card will probably weight just under 2kg in total. However It's placed standing on top of the mainboard.
Don't think I'll need any brackets since the waterpipes will hold it in place too :)

RoG
05-28-2012, 08:01 AM
Nice can't wait to see it mounted in to your case!:cool:

tadhp
05-28-2012, 05:13 PM
The card will probably weight just under 2kg in total. However It's placed standing on top of the mainboard.
Don't think I'll need any brackets since the waterpipes will hold it in place too :)

Cool, that was my thought too. Good luck to your company l3p-NL :cool:

l3p-NL
06-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Thanks a lot tadhp !!


Copper part has been sent to the nickel plater.
So curious how it will look! :)

Meantime.

Highflow sent me 3 'Cpu lapping kits (http://www.highflow.nl/toebehoren/overige-nl-2-3/lap-schuurpapier-set-7-vellen-van-400-t-m-2500-grit.html)' to try polishing the POM part.
(Hopefully this will succeed : ) )
Thanks Freddy!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/122%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/122%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I was looking for O-rings for a while to seal the block.
Luckily Skiryl (http://forum.highflow.nl/members/skiryl/) had some left from a previous project! : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/123%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/123%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/124%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/124%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The 'Inspired by' logo was grey anodised aluminum.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/125%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/125%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Now I think it should look like the nickel and fittings.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/126%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/126%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So lets polish : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/127%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/127%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


When I got an hour left next week I will polish the last scratches out.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/128%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/128%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/129%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/129%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-11-2012, 09:33 PM
Sorry, just a teaser this time ;)

Need some more time for testing/fitting.
Already had to adjust the backplate 'a bit' cause of a small miscalculation.

Very glad I decided to nickelplate it :D

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/130%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/130%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-16-2012, 11:51 PM
And the promised update : )

It all didn't start as I want to last week.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/131%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/131%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


It started with one m3 hole that didn't align.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/132%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/132%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Forgot the pci bracket holder.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/133%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/133%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the bottom border of the backplate.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/134%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/134%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

So, let's get the dremel.
Appears this is possible to do : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/135%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/135%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the raw file.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/136%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/136%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Made the OD of screw hole smaller.
Love these cutters!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/137%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/137%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


No contact with the backplate anymore.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/138%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/138%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/139%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/139%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And backplate screw holes align.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/140%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/140%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Covering it up. (Even if you can't see it)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/141%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/141%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Already ordered some thermal pads (http://www.highflow.nl/?subcats=Y&type=extended&status=A&pshort=N&pfull=N&pname=Y&pkeywords=N&pcodes=Y&search_performed=Y&cid=0&q=ek+thermal+pad+full+cover&x=0&y=0&dispatch=products.search) from Highflow.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/142%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/142%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the package arrived I've been waiting for : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/143%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/143%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I have to say, all the tiny scratches that were already there are even more visible now in the right light.
However I'm really satisfied!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/144%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/144%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/145%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/145%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/146%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/146%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/147%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/147%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/148%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/148%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/149%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/149%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/150%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/150%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-16-2012, 11:53 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/151%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/151%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/152%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/152%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Want the EKWB plate in the same style

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/153%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/153%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/154%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/154%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/155%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/155%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And the next problem ...... POM : )

When I just got the POM there was a little scratch on it.
I thought lets remove that with some P2500 .....
Well ..forget it.. wish I had asked someone with knowledge before I did that : )
So eventually had to sand the complete top ... what a mess .
When I just touched it with a nail it already had a scratch on it.
It's like high carpet, when you chuck it in 2 different ways.

After some google, reading, and asking people I found out there are a few ways to recover it.
Machining it again, flaming it, sanding it in lots of grits
I chose the way to sand it like I lap a cpu. (And never again : ) )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/156%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/156%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Started with P150, after that P240 (30 min)
You can see you can still easily scratch it with your nail

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/157%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/157%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


90 minutes with P600, P1000 and P1500

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/158%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/158%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Next day my arms already didn't want to go further .. let's continue : P
P2000 it is.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/159%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/159%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


P3000, starts to look like something.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/160%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/160%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-16-2012, 11:54 PM
After sanding 3.5 hours I'm done with it : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/161%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/161%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Borrowed something from the marsII's younger brother.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/162%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/162%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/163%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/163%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I'm satisfied!
Not able to scratch it anymore with my nails or any other softer object then POM. (Weird stuff)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/164%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/164%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/165%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/165%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


This is easier then I thought.
Put in the rubber, cut it on the exact size and glue it together holding it for 10 seconds.
The 'O-ring glue' smells like superglue. (And sticks to your fingers the same fast way)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/166%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/166%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/167%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/167%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/168%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/168%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
06-16-2012, 11:55 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/169%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/169%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/170%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/170%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/171%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/171%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


I'm done with it for this week : P
Next week hopefully testing it on pressure and the mounting!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/172%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/172%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/173%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/173%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/174%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/174%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

nadof1
06-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Its looking real nice, all that hard work is paying off.

xXx
06-18-2012, 08:11 AM
Wow , dude , mucho Respect..

l3p-NL
06-18-2012, 04:26 PM
Thanks guys!! :D

l3p-NL
06-27-2012, 08:44 PM
Sometimes everything goes as I want ... sometimes not.
That next to my 2 jobs at the moment, got some problems finding time : )


Last week after a 3 hour test I noticed this ...

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110960%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110960%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So time to get my UV light, maybe I can discover more.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110961%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110961%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Setup.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110962%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110962%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Lights off.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110964%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110964%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Probably 2 small leaks.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110973%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110973%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So opened it carefully again, maybe I can see more.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110983%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110983%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Going to test it once more with a POM remount and 2x serial connected D5's. (This to be really sure)
This time with a new glued big O-ring and small cast O-rings.
Problem could be the distance between some of the M3 bolts (6-7cm) to keep the POM really flat on the copper.
It does seem it's completely flat..

So one solution is to use Loctite Quick Gasket (http://www.amt.nl/upload/39cf35a2-a257-456d-bc76-23b480f2212b_image5449823169424042108.jpg).

Or ... I'm going to add some M3's ... and probably polish the POM again. (I will succeed!! :P )
Anyway, learned something again : )

nadof1
06-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Aww man thats unlucky, back in the day when I was a mechanic we used to cote o-rings and seals in vasiline to help curb leaks it worked a treat.
Boy did them Rovers love to leak.....

Not sure it's applicable here but im sure its worth a shot.

l3p-NL
06-28-2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks a lot for the info nadofl!
I indeedsaw they use vaseline or stuff like that before on blocks.
However think I will be using the quick gasket first. Just want to be very sure it's closed with this wonderful piece of hardware :)

nadof1
06-29-2012, 06:32 AM
The other thing we used to say was if in doubt get the silicone out ;)
That loctite stuff works great on car water pumps.

Good luck.

RoG
07-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Sometimes everything goes as I want ... sometimes not.
That next to my 2 jobs at the moment, got some problems finding time : )


Last week after a 3 hour test I noticed this ...

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110960%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110960%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So time to get my UV light, maybe I can discover more.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110961%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110961%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Setup.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110962%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110962%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Lights off.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110964%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110964%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Probably 2 small leaks.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110973%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110973%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


So opened it carefully again, maybe I can see more.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110983%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Leaktest/P1110983%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Going to test it once more with a POM remount and 2x serial connected D5's. (This to be really sure)
This time with a new glued big O-ring and small cast O-rings.
Problem could be the distance between some of the M3 bolts (6-7cm) to keep the POM really flat on the copper.
It does seem it's completely flat..

So one solution is to use Loctite Quick Gasket (http://www.amt.nl/upload/39cf35a2-a257-456d-bc76-23b480f2212b_image5449823169424042108.jpg).

Or ... I'm going to add some M3's ... and probably polish the POM again. (I will succeed!! :P )
Anyway, learned something again : )

:( yeah, leaks are always the scary'st part! you fill find the solutio, samrt thinking using uv lighting so find the prob! Keep it up!

l3p-NL
07-08-2012, 10:44 PM
Second remount + leaktest was a failure too : (

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120137%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120137%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

So .. ordered the Loctite quick gasket

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120141%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120141%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Met Rogier from Asus last friday for a coming project and ..
He asked me if he could borrow L4n for an Asus media event next friday.
Told him I couldn't get it fully running that fast, that was no problem.
So he would pick it up next tuesday..

Oops...
Will be some late evenings this weekend : P



First tests without PCB.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120287%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120287%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120288%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120288%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


After a full leaktest still dry!! : )
Also didn't leave any Loctite

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120290%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120290%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And then I had to remove it again for a full mount..pff
I really had to cut it loose.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120294%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120294%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And clean it for an hour : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120296%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120296%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Used and army of heat transfer pads on back and front

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120298%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120298%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120299%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120299%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And a new layer of Loctite.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120307%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120307%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
07-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Made a quick movie that night of the mess.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mKGjDPW_No



Next day.. change the bracket .. for the third time.
This will be on top of the pump controller.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120308%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120308%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120310%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120310%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Small idea I got for the ssd's
The backside will be out of sight, but is able to catch light from the RGB leds.
That will give a nice effect on the front side.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120312%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120312%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120313%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120313%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120314%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120314%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Rest of the day ... Bitspower..
My skin let go on my vingers : D
Even sawing the crystallinks .. had to do it with my knife.
Left both of my saws at work : /

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120315%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120315%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Didn't have much time to make pics.
Got 2 hours left tomorrow.
So it will be on the event as below, just the RGB leds and the touchscreen.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120317%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120317%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120320%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120320%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120322%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120322%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

When it's back I'll make it 'flowready' and leaktest it completely for multiple days.
And off course some more pictures from the case and MarsII
The loop can still even change, didn't have enough C47's : )

dave123
07-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Wow!!!! that looks stunning.

l3p-NL
07-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Thanks Dave!

l3p-NL
07-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Here a small video from L4n one day before it got picked up.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/preparing%20l4n_youtube.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af8dAKQ-71s)


And 2 days ago Asus BNL called me ...
They were very happy with it!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/Asus_Product_Launch_Event_2012_1.jpg

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/Asus_Product_Launch_Event_2012_2.jpg

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/Asus_Product_Launch_Event_2012_3.jpg

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/Asus_Product_Launch_Event_2012_4.jpg

Such a shame I couldn't be there cause of my job :/

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20Product%20Launch%20Event%202012/Asus_Product_Launch_Event_2012_5.jpg

And a video on the Asus Facebook where you can see L4n for 3 seconds @ 2:00 :D
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=368991666504515

Now waiting to get it back and resume :)

Thanks Asus!

nadof1
07-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Glad you got the leak sorted out, it looks awsome.

l3p-NL
07-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Thanks man! :o

l3p-NL
08-07-2012, 11:43 PM
Received L4n last week in a perfect state from Asus : )
Been leak testing 2 days to see if it's finally leakfree.....


Finally! : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120740%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120740%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


With just 2 x D5 at full speed and 1m tube it became pretty hot after a few hours of testing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120741%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120741%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


So used an AIO solution from Aquacomputer : )
(Thanks again for this awesome MOTY prize Specialtech.co.uk (http://www.specialtech.co.uk/) ! )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120742%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120742%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


After hours of testing and greasy fingers I gave it a last polishing.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120743%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120743%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


I didn't know what photos to erase, so here they are all of them. : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120744%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120744%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120745%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120745%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120746%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120746%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120747%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120747%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120748%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120748%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120749%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120749%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
08-07-2012, 11:45 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120750%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120750%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120751%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120751%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120752%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120752%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120753%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120753%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120754%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120754%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120755%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120755%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120756%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120756%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120757%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120757%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120758%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120758%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120759%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Asus%20MARS%20II/Custom%20Block/Finished/P1120759%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

This 'small project-in-a-project' has been quite a learning process for me of cooperation, testing, measuring and even more measuring and testing.

I would like to thank the following persons for cooperating on the MARS II block.

Daniel aka Mr3D (http://www.facebook.com/daniel.gask)
Ivo aka Quepee (http://tweakers.net/gallery/122328)
Rogier van Asus Benelux (http://www.facebook.com/asusbenelux)
Gregor van EKWB (http://www.ekwb.com/)
And everyone who I forgot : )

This week some small changes on the SSD's and then I will be testing the loop and hardware of L4n.
After that, mount the MARSII and test it all over again : )

Arniebomba
08-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Geweldig! I mean...awesome!! ;)

l3p-NL
08-08-2012, 11:53 PM
Thanks Arnie : )


Well .. promised Corsair to do something with the ssd's.

So here we go : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120820%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120820%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


First remove the sticker.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120821%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120821%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Start dremeling.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120822%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120822%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120823%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120823%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Sanded with P220. I have something with brushed alu....

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120824%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120824%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


But have other plans.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120825%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120825%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Sawing a piece of tinted acrylic.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120826%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120826%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Polishing

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120827%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120827%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120828%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120828%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Taping the acrylic and glue it with transparent glue. (Becomes transparent when it's dry)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120829%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120829%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
08-08-2012, 11:54 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120830%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120830%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


In the meantime further with the casebadge while the glue is drying.
One of the nicest badges I've seen.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120831%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120831%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Dr. Dre on it again.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120832%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120832%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Became hotter then I expected.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120833%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120833%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


But who the heck makes 2mm thick badges : D

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120834%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120834%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


More then an hour of filing and sanding.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120835%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120835%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


With the result.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120836%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120836%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Glue nicely dried.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120837%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120837%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


One to go : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120838%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120838%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120839%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120839%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
08-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Same ritual.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120840%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120840%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


And the result.
I'm very happy with it : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120841%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120841%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120842%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120842%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120843%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120843%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Noticed right now the heatshrink let go cause of all the dis-connecting : /

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120844%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120844%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120845%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120845%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120846%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120846%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120847%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120847%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120848%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/2560/P1120848%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

johnnyli
08-09-2012, 04:42 AM
same ritual.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120840%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120840%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)


and the result.
I'm very happy with it : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120841%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120841%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120842%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120842%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120843%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120843%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)


noticed right now the heatshrink let go cause of all the dis-connecting : /

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120844%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120844%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120845%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120845%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120846%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120846%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120847%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120847%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/550/p1120848%20%5b550x%5d.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/hardware/l3pl4n/2560/p1120848%20%5b2560px%5d.jpg)


sick..........1!!

Techinstein
08-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Dude this looks awsome! One day I want to mod computers ad build my own but write now I am 17 and don't have a job so I cant afford the stuff. Question: Is their tutorials for how to build and mod your own computers as I said I would like to learn one day.

kkn
08-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Dude this looks awsome! One day I want to mod computers ad build my own but write now I am 17 and don't have a job so I cant afford the stuff. Question: Is their tutorials for how to build and mod your own computers as I said I would like to learn one day.
its what you can fint up your self, imagination and try and put it to real life and see how it works out.
creativity and so on :)

l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 12:50 AM
What a week .. 28C inside and I'm busy with 2 builds : )

To finish L4n I had quite a checklist to walk through.

- Add cables for SSD, Leds and pump.
- Change in RGB Leds and wiring.
- RGB controller/remote died, had to replace it.
- Finding the right coolant color.
- Testing loop + blocks + fan/pump controller without MARS.
- Testing all hardware with loop without MARS.
- Testing loop with MARS in it.
- Full stress test of complete system.


First .. lets add an SDD activity led : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1120997%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1120997%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


SSD in action. (2GB copy)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42MQW1YzAdI



Also removed the RGB above the SSD and added RGB between the acrylic of the SSD's

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130012%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130012%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Bringing 3 little cables to their destination out of sight.... 45 minutes : P

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130053%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130053%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


RGB controller replaced and proper connection instead of soldering.
Literally removed the radiator 30 times to get it in.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130058%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130058%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Then I found out I still had to extend the pump wire. -_-

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130064%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130064%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Playing with test tubes in RGB light.
Seems EK blood red looks good in switching red/blue light.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130065%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130065%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


First looptest without MARS.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130066%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130066%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 12:51 AM
Loop needed exactly 1 liter.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130069%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130069%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130073%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130073%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Never thought something would go easy.
Reservoir isn't the highest point, still it keeps on level nicely and de-aeration works perfect.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130076%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130076%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Pump on speedsetting 1, completely silent and enough flow to cool it down.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130084%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130084%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


SSd's and memory ... check.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130087%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130087%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Lapped CPU + cooling ... check

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130088%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130088%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Leaving it running for the night.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130128%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130128%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Right before getting the MARS in I changed something on the contrast of the aluminum text.
(Thanks NOCA!)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130129%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130129%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Not much luck again ... really .. somehow the motorized screen pressed the color-change button of the enermax fan when opening. Cause of that it had blue and red leds on, not something I wanted.
Had to drain the loop and build the pump completely out to reach it and fix it for good.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130137%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130137%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 12:52 AM
Finally testing the full loop!

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130140%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130140%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Pump on speedsetting 10

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130142%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130142%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Love bubbles.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130146%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130146%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


And leaving it for another night.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130152%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130152%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Next day ... testing the complete system.
MARS leds lit : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130156%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130156%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Pretty scary, don't know what the MARS temps are before I'm in windows.
Quick USB install : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130157%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130157%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Unfortunately.... : (
It seems 1 of the 2 cores isn't getting cooled as it should.
With a furmark stresstest in SLI 1 core goes to 65C, the other one.. goes slowly up to 100C and starts to throttle.
I'm almost sure it's the thickness of the heatpads I used, I will have to re-open it again completely.
There are a lot of options I can still try with different combinations of heatpads/paste, sure I can solve it.
However .. going to keep that for another time, tired of it for now.
I'm actually more glad both GPU's still work after enlarging 3 holes in the PCB : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130158%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130158%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


Atleast the lapped CPU doesn't let me down : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1130159%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1130159%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

Final pics in a few hours :)

PlaneName
08-17-2012, 07:41 AM
Very nice! I don't have any creativity but this show's me that I can try my best and improve my creativity of building my own!. Again very nice work and you got the right choices of hardware's!

l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:19 PM
And here the final photos from L4n : )
(sorry for the amount)


Few shots in daylight.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/1%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/1%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:21 PM
Complete set.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/8%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/8%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Inside shots.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/15%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/15%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/18%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/18%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:22 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/25%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/25%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:24 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/35%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/35%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/39%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/39%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


As an Htpc : )

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/41%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/41%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


With dimmed lights.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/42%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/42%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)

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l3p-NL
08-17-2012, 04:26 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/46%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Final/46%20%5B2560px%5D.JPG)


Final video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuELcO73mPY


My thanks to the following persons and company's

Daniel aka Mr3D (http://www.facebook.com/daniel.gask)
Ivo aka Quepee (http://tweakers.net/gallery/122328)
Richard aka Kier (http://madebykier.com/)
Rogier Gelling (http://www.facebook.com/asusbenelux)
Gregor Hribernik (http://www.ekwb.com/)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/highflow.png (http://www.highflow.nl)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/asus.png (http://www.asus.nl)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Sponsorlogo/corsair.png (http://www.corsair.com)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/bitspower.png (http://www.highflow.nl)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/ekwb.png (http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/coolermaster.png (http://www.coolermaster.nl)
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/ttesports.png (http://www.ttesports.com/index.aspx)

And off course everyone I forgot and all readers of this thread!


Off course will continue on the Mars problem later.
For now .... first need a months or two on my next project : )

http://redharbinger.com/photo/Cross/Cross_banner_550.png (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?20558-Cross-by-Red-Harbinger&country=&status=)

LeviathanPT
08-21-2012, 11:36 PM
Damn dude, it looks just fabulous and look at that screen.. i would spend a week straight on play Project Cars on that thing !

Do you need a butler ? Im good at cleaning and cooking :(

mrwolf
08-22-2012, 12:34 AM
hahaha nice 1 lev.. But daaayym that **** looks nice !

douglaswalkers
08-22-2012, 01:02 PM
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/L3pL4n_550.png

Post with final pictures <--- (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8179-Project-L3p-L4n-Custom-Fullcover-Mars-II-waterblock&p=143628&viewfull=1#post143628)


First of all sorry for posting it while I already got a few hundred pictures.
Here's my introduction (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?261-New-member-Introduce-yourself-here.&p=55755&viewfull=1#post55755) post on the ROG forum and the explanation why I'm a bit late : )

Still I want to post it here since this is the place to be with ROG hardware!



This time not a scratch build, but a "normal" casemod.

Before i came in touch with the world of modding and watercooling i played a lot with HTPC's
Back then i fell in love with all the cases of Origen AE.
Every time i was on their site, i just had to watch the topmodel.
I knew it was just too expensive for me, also personally i think the 12" touchscreen is useless for an htpc.
But still ... it looks so nice....

Because i won some prizes with "L3p D3sk" (http://www.l3p.nl/l3p-d3sk/all-pictures/) in the Coolermaster compo,
and because it was time to prepare my next build i took the step to go for the Origen S21T.
Also because i wanted to build something that is more easy to take to lans then my previous build ^^
I have also chosen this case because i didn't see it being modded much yet.

So it won't become an Htpc but a real watercooled gamer pc : )


http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070302%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070302%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070301%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070301%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/550/P1070305%20%5B550x%5D.JPG (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/1280/P1070305%20%5B1280px%5D.JPG)


The hardware that will probably be used in this case:

Origen AE S21T Black

]Intel Core i7 2600K
Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_GENEZ/)
Asus ROG MARS II 2DIS/3GD5 (http://www.highflow.nl/hardware/videokaarten/asus-rog-mars-ii-2dis-3gd5-3072mb.html)
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133Mhz CL9 Quad Kit
Corsair Force GT 180GB 2X
Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 (MDPC Color-X sleeved)

Asus ROG Mars II Custom Fullcover POM/Copper/Alu waterblock by Mr3D (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294962707) & Quepee (http://tweakers.net/gallery/122328) & L3p (http://tweakers.net/gallery/45974)

Koolance Reservoir/Pump/Controller RP-1000BK Black
Koolance Heat Sink for PMP-400
Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17

EK-CoolStream RAD XT (120)
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140)
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (280)
EK-Supreme HF - Acetal
EK-DDC X-RES 100 - Acetal
EK-MOSFET Max IV Gene - Acetal
EK-Ekoolant Blood RED 2x

4 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD14A 140mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1500RPM
1 x Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD12A 120mm Fan - Blue/Red- 1700RPM

Lots of Bitspower Crystal links and Bitspower C48's
Bitspower Rad and Fan Guards

TteSports Challenger Ultimate Gaming Keyboard
TteSports Shock One Gaming Headset
TteSports Black Element Gaming Mouse
TteSports Ladon Gaming Mouse Pad
TteSports Battle Dragon Bag

Sponsors
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/asus.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/highflow.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/Sponsorlogo/corsair.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/ekwb.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/bitspower.png
http://www.l3p.nl/files/Hardware/L3pL4n/Sponsorlogo/coolermaster.png


Heard of it !! Seems to be cool, I can't wait to play this game, according to me it will be fantasy. I have heard many rumors about it, the cool thing about them is that they are trying to give different gaming experience.

markes12344
10-06-2012, 10:14 PM
Great work once again. I like how you always get show car finish out of your mods. great designs and ideas thrown into this mod.

I just got one question. I've wanted to expand my water cooling system, and get out of using tube and go with the Bitspower SLI pipes that involve the c47's and what not. but I've been unsure on how well they stay together... as far as i can research there is just a rubber washer inside the c47's to seal them but how much grip dose the piping actually have, all i want to know really is.

Can the Pipes blow apart?
or Are they fairly secure/ tight fitting?

l3p-NL
10-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Thanks a lot man!

Well be sure to get the 'bigger' C47's, they have 2 rubbers inside. (C48's only have one)
They really are secure, not even 3 D5's can't blow a pipe out. The acrylic pipes themselves .. to blow them apart you probably need 50 D5's :)

l3p-NL
12-24-2012, 01:08 AM
L3p L4n got nominated for Bit-Tech Mod of the Year!! :D

Off course I don't stand a chance this year compared to the other projects, still , being nominated, I see it as the biggest honor you can get!
Check out the 20 projects.

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2012/12/mod-of-the-year-2012/mod-of-the-year-614x250.jpg (http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2012/12/23/mod-of-the-year-2012/1)


Small flashback.

http://www.l3p.nl/files/Poster/L4n_col%20%5B550x%5D.jpg (http://www.l3p.nl/files/Poster/L4n_col.jpg)

GreenSoap
04-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Cool! I can't seem to find any led strips in Sweden, so i have to use cathodes or sometihng for lightning :c.. Well anyways really nice mod!

l3p-NL
04-14-2013, 02:34 PM
Hmm .. even IKEA has them :D
Thanks man!

chrsplmr
04-14-2013, 04:35 PM
I3p-NL .. Im exhausted thinking about this work.
Tried hard to Win one of these from ya/sponsor bro. et, to no avail. haha
Your work continues to fascinate me. Keep on Jamm'n bro. Best to ya.c.

l3p-NL
04-14-2013, 04:53 PM
Thanks chrsplmr! :)