Hi to everyone at Hexus! My first time here! I thought i might run this scratch build on here, see what response i get! My main home is overclock.net so the first 4 updates are not really new! This is my second scratch build. My first was called Bloo Box, an acrylic mid tower case:
You can find a worklog with big pictures and a video here: http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...te-24-6-a.html
Well I'm back again with another mod! I've caught the bug :wheee::wheee:
This time I am going small! My inspiration came from seeing someone on OCN make a tiny mITX case with a Zotac mITX MoBo. It looked so awesome I wanted one! So I researched hardware and found you could get really nice mITX socket 775 motherboards for not a huge amount of money, including a PCI-E x16 slot. With that in mind, I came onto the problem of cooling. To do any substantial cooling would make the case quite large. The low profile coolers normally do not give amazing temperatures, and making the case fit one of the giant HFS's would remove the point of the small case. It was then i saw an all-in-one liquid cooling system from SwifTech. And the idea clicked!
Build the world's smallest watercooled computer!
I am delighted to introduct my first sponsor, AquaTuning.co.uk! They will be sponsoring me with my watercooling equipment.
Their website can be found here
Ebuyer are also sponsoring me with a motherboard, processor and graphics card!
Their website can be found here: http://www.ebuyer.com
I would like to introduce my 3rd sponsor for this project, MNPCTech!
They will be sponsoring me with 1 of these:
and a set of these:
Thanks very much to Bill
I would like to introduce AC Ryan! They will be sponsoring me with some materials like Aluminium sheet and CCFL's and such things. Thanks Guys!
WatercoolingUK will not be supplying me with watercooling equipment, they will be laser cutting metal and powdercoating for me! Thankyou to marcus there in particular!
Enermax will be sponsoring me with 2 fans and a keyboard! Thankyou!
Roccat will be sponsoring me with gaming equipment such as the Roccat Kone! Thanks!
The case will measure 20x20x20cm with everything inside, including radiator, fans etc. The case will be made out of a powdercoated steel frame with smoked acrylic filling the holes for the sides and top, and the front and back will be made out of powdercoated mesh. I am going for a blue and purple colour scheme inside (wiring, coolant, tubing etc). The metal will be cut on the CNC router at my school (it's tiny, about 30x30cm cutting area!). The plastic will be laser cut also at my school, and sponsor logos will be laser etched on during this process. All the cables will be sleeved in black and white sleeving.
Thanks for reading.
#1 - First Sketchup
#2 - Second Sketchup
#3 - Third Sketchup - Everythign inside a 20cm cube!
#4 - First price list
#5 - Parts arrive!
#6 - Final sketchup! Done precisely to scale, ready to start manufacturing!
#7 - First PCB design for PWM fan controller
#8 - More sponsorship arrives. Acrylic tests. First cad work complete. Second PCB fan controller done
#9 - More sponsorship, some more CAD work, another PWM design and a surprise waterblock!
#10 - Acrylic laser cutting done! Laser etching done! Hard drive bay tested. Custom waterblock arrives along with other stuff
#11 - Watercooling sponsorship arrives! Mounted waterblocks on motherboard. Test fitted plastic + rad + fan + fan grills etc.
#12 - First circuit boards fabricated and soldered up! Acrylic capillary bonded and test fitted with hard drives, entire drive bay assembled with CD drive.
#13 - Second PCB made (first one destroyed). It works! First aluminium panel cut and mounted with acrylic. Test fit with motherboard tray and motherboard, gpu etc.
#14 - Overclock.net logo, black oxide screws arrive, sleeving arrives from MDPC, sleeving and modding of the PSU galore!
#15 - Fittings arrive, test fit of everything, WatercoolingUK sponsors announced!
#16 - Video update of everything so far, Enermax announced as sponsors, updated price list!
#17 - Enermax stuff arrived, new acrylic cubes with LEDs in
#18 - Some acrylic done, new sponsor!
#19 - Shell complete! Epic photos using new photography lighting toy
#20 - Leaks, successes, epic photos, crazy lighting - the best update so far!
#21 - No i'm not dead!
#22 - The beginning of the end!
#23 - Project Complete!