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Thermaltake Casemod 2016 : Wine Cooling completed !!!

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hello  :)
it's time installing the hardware on the X71!
we start with this little wooden board .... :tongue:

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first, I have to take care of the CPU's waterblock

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and as on the motherboard we will integrate wood veneer
we have tweaked the cut.... :)

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... to make it fit

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we just have to install the waterblock on the motherboard
we put it in this direction but ...
after reflection, we'll turn it a quarter turn ;)

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now we can install the new memory module
with their red LED lighting system!
a choice that fits with the theme

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as our choice on the color of the ATX cable sleeving
a red a little darker to resemble the color of the wine  

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we find our cache for the chipset heatsink
and the single passage of the different cables coming from the front panel

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an overview

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behind, we have the wooden boards from the bottle of wine bottles
in front we can see the PCIe cables with their sleeving of brown color

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why this choice of color?
I thought it was fine with our wooden backplates
moreover, we have passed the cables over to try to compensate the weight of the waterblocks that tilt the graphics cards.... :angry:

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the wood is just laid on the original backplate of the waterblock
with a small piece of double sided tape

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Led strip located behind the head of skeletton is connected to the system aura of the motherboard
we kept the original backlight system of the motherboard

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we take advantage to install the radiator at the front of the case
provided with its specific cover

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it does not miss something?
this one 

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the ROG logo does not really fit the theme
we will correct this
as you can see it is in progress...:) "

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see you
 

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hello 
today....
we present this wooden board :)

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but that's not all
I have this grid too
it comes from the lower door of the case

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and....
this aluminium plate :tongue:

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we cut a large opening on it

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this alu plate come over the wooden board

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and we cut another opening on this board before placing the grid

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I don't know if you saw this notch in the wooden board
so I report it on the alu plate too

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and.......... we build another wall :laugh:
again !!!!!

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while I takes care of the finishes, I work on the SLI bridge too"

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better like this

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but it is not finished
I take a small piece of aluminium with our wood veneer

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once the veneer is glued to the plate
I start cutting

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Now that I have my sign ....

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I will be able to write these few letters

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the barrels at the front and the cellar ventilation grille to the rear

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to the next :)

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hello :)
that is a special glass drill

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but we have already cut our bottle...
we have two bottles on this mod!
on this second, we have to drill a hole

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first, we will stall the bottle so that it does not vibrate

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then we place the chatterton on the piercing point
necessary?
well.... not really....

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and this modeling clay???

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it is to contain terebhentine essence

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this prevents the glass from heating during drilling

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we go there quietly and we reach our goal

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we have our bottle with his little hole :)

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here we ripped a little....
we have to admit that it would be better with a drill press
but we have not this tool ....

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then, to minimize the risk
we manufacture a plexi guide

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and voilà! wWe can set up the watercooling fitting

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after the bottle we have a glass too!!!

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but not a real glass.....
it is made of PET

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we take a piece of POM
to install the glass

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to ensure the holding of the glass, we fix two screws
more easy drilling the PET :tongue:

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as much for larger holes

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the advantage is that we can screw the fitting

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after reflection we position the fitting lower
luckily we took several of these glasses :laugh:

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as regards the sealing?
we test it with success!
but for the bottle, we need mastic adhesive

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and we let dry....

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we have another surprise!
the grape comes from the vines....
so we will take this vine for the mod :S

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a small fastener to ensure the top of the vine

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and we place it on the backstage

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we worked on the vine to be able to house the bottle

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the glass takes place just below the bottleneck

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I move back to get an overview

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I finish the bridge SLI

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hard tubing : OK
don't worry, the circuit is independent of the main circuit ;)

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we have a second loop for the hardware watercooling
and we work on the different parts of the tubing....

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some cuttings ....

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and some tests ...

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before filling and leak test
see you

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No problem.  The 'pouring a glass' feature should end up being very cool.  Some things you'll want to watch out for though:

  • Evaporation.  You may end up having to top up the fluid frequently.
  • Trajectory.  You'll have to be really careful with pump speed to ensure it doesn't get too high and miss the glass.
  • Air bubbles.  With the hole so close to where the liquid lands it could produce a lot of bubbles that keep circulating through the system.  I have this problem on my current scratch build.  It actually causes the landing point of the stream to vary quite significantly.
  • Relocation.  You're going to have to drain fluid from the bottle any time you need to move the computer.

Having said that, I'm very interested to see how it turns out.  Should look fantastic.

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thanks for your advice

Evaporation : This is a point on which I prefer to dissociate this loop from the main watercooling
supervise this on the time

Trajectory : I've the D5 with vario, then I think begin in low speed and see how match
 

Air bubbles : To see also how to fill the glass with the pump in action
At the beginning I had positioned higher, but I was afraid that the liquid overflows

Relocation : Given the weight of the mod, I do not think to move the case :tongue:
But in fact you are also right on this point and I foresee a point of emptying in case

In any case, it remains gadget and I do not know if I will let the fountain run continuously (glou glou glou :laugh:)
I connect a switch to the pump to deactivate it if necessary

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It's like the computer from every soccer mom's dreams :tongue:

 

Very awesome, I've wanted to steal the flickering lights out of those electric tea candles for a while, good thinking!  This is going to be one epic mod once it's done.

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On 11/01/2017 at 7:10 PM, Mosquito said:

Ok this mod went from pretty sweet to Awesome in a hurry lol  

:) :) :)

or even delirant :tongue:

On 13/01/2017 at 6:11 AM, noobas4urus said:

It's like the computer from every soccer mom's dreams :tongue:

 

Very awesome, I've wanted to steal the flickering lights out of those electric tea candles for a while, good thinking!  This is going to be one epic mod once it's done.

thanks a lot noobas4urus :) :)

you can steal everything, I share all things on this mod

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hello :)
this morning no photos.... but only this video  :tongue:

 

It is the filling of the "Wine Cooling" and how it works well :)
You can see Xray tasting the wine  ....
But is it true wine......  

Then I'm finishing the connexion with the Led strips...
so! see you soon :)

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Hello :) 
last straight line....
the dead line is coming :blink:
then, I present you our mod! Wine Cooling :)

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based on red wine!!!
- "well! not really wine but not so far :tongue: "
good!!!
- "I'm starting to stress....."
really???
- "yes! serve me a small glass of red wine, please....."

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- "a little remounting and I attack the presentation....."
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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- "so! I present you our new mod"
you already said....
- "ok.... the theme is based about red wine"
already said too.....
- "ok.... the french touch mod :laugh: "

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Hardware side without lights 

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I chose to put brushed aluminum panel to look like a modern style wine cellar
like this >>> photo <<<

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Combined with the tempered glass of the side door

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cooling liquid Thermaltake red color at the origin
I added purple dye to darken red
This allows to fit to the color of the ATX cable

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lights on 

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RGB or ....

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white Leds

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more soft lights on barrels location

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there are the candle lights

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we take the shape candles

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the vinification can be done in all quietude....

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I have separated the illumination rgb between the upper part and the lower part of the main compartment

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overview

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small wink

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red light on the radiator frame to bring out the cut
the fins of the radiator seem to bathe in the red wine

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name of the mod with ....

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the sign of Xray!!!

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okay! that was the main compartment

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nothing to say on the front side

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so we are going on the backstage...

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Wine Cooling !!!

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here we have several buttons to control one part of lightning

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these are not real grapes but it is a real vine of vines

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we can see the cable management on the background
the curve takes the path of the wine pouring into the glass

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this is the last series of photos
lights on

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here also I left the retro-lighting RGB in two parts
with a low part and a fairly discreet green lighting

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enough to give a little dynamics to the background with a white strip leds

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and the wine cooling ???

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we have connected the specific pump to a switch

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we can modulate the lighting to our liking with the RF control

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Thanks a lot to Thermaltake and all sponsors for organizing this contest
Thank you very much seeing my workblog
I hope you like it  :) :) :)

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If it wasn't 10:00 in the morning here I would have grabbed a glass of wine to read through this update! :laugh:

Love the creativity on this build.  Love all the little details.  Well done sir!  Fantastique, beaucoup de respect!

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