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 Post subject: Project: RubyRED
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:48 am 
Little Foot
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This is still a work in progress and I wont really go to much into the details just post some pics as I go, if you want details and a lot more pics, you can check out my full work log on my site. Linky: PCFlip.com - RubyRED Project Work Log

Okay so anyhow the basics, Im using a Lian Li A05B Case (one of the smallest cases on the market for a full atx board) and Im shoving two water cooling loops into it, the build itself is based around the AMD Spider Platform.

So here we go...

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So okay as I already mentioned this system is going to based off of the Spider Platform and the main focus will be on ATI's Ruby.

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Here is a link to a video of what has taken place on this build so far:

RubyRED build progress - part 1
and yes its my first video appearance so be nice ;) I will get better with time, promise =p



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:51 am 
Little Foot
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Alright some images to go a long with the video...

First I cut out and installed the bottom Rad.

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Then I cut out the top for the top rad and took a part the fans I planned to use and painted them to go with the theme of the case.

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I then installed the top res as well as took some of that modders mesh and made a low fan grill for the bottom rad.

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seeing how the location of the top res was where the top I/O Panel was and is now gone I had to get a replacement for it so I picked up a 3.5" bay that had all the plugs that the top IO Panel had and then some.

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Next I moved onto the hard drive cage and finished hacking it away and drilled out the pump screw locations, I then sanded it, primed it and put on its first coat of red paint, tomorrow there will be a secondary coat and then it will cure.

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I then moved onto the new pretty res and measured it out and then hacked the supplied mounts to fit the location and then drilled out new screw holes and using a couple of rivets mounted it in place, I still have to modify and install the top bracket but it will be secured with bolts and nuts so that I can remove the res for filling or installing graphics cards, again another somewhat tight fit.
I am really hoping everything clears with the water blocks, if the blocks prove to be to big and I cant get it to fit with the res then I will simply move the res from the inside of the case to the outside back of the case.

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Again all that old hardware you see in there is simply for mock up.

UPDATE: I finished installing the res and mounted the pumps, not much left to do but clean up work, I can then move onto the side panel and getting everything etched/decal. Then it will be hardware time and setting up the cooling loops.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:53 am 
Little Foot
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Im working on the side panel window now but for those who are curious here is a render concept. :D

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and now to put the concept into practice....

Alright well here are some pics of the side panel getting cut by a water jet, the video will come shortly however it didnt come out to well as I dont have a digital camcorder so I had to use my digital camera.

Alright first up we have a picture of the cut out design show on the screen.

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Here is a show of the water jet bed that the side panel will lay on when its getting cut.

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Shot of the side panel put in place ready to be cut.

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Calibrating the water jet before cutting.

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and now for the cutting....

::| YouTube Video can be seen from my main worklog shown at PCFlip.com |::

All done not a quick spray of water to clean it off

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hmm Im sure I can come up with something to use these scrap pieces. ^_^

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now to take it home and give it a test fit

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Oh ya it came out perfect...

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Grabbed some left over modders mesh, here is a test fit.

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Here is the mesh painted and installed to the side panel

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A few more shots with the lighting going....

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Alright well your pretty much up to date now. :) Stay tuned for my next update....


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 Post subject: Re: Project: RubyRED
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:58 am 
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<<< Reserved for next update.... >>>


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:38 pm 
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I don't have the machining expertise to offer any real insight. But nice work, looks cool!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:35 pm 
Little Foot
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thanks I will have a new update coming fairly soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:44 pm 
Little Foot
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Small Update:

GSkill was kind enough to send me their totally kickass DDR2-1100 4gb Kit for my RubyRED build. ^_^

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:02 am 
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I like the design of the heat sink on that RAM.

I do have one question, though: I love the look of the fans on the outside of the case (top rad), and have considered some mods/builds that way myself. I'm just wondering if there's a reason why you have them oriented to blow the hot air off the rad INTO the case, rather than sucking it off to the outside?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:50 am 
Little Foot
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bbies1973 wrote:
I like the design of the heat sink on that RAM.

I do have one question, though: I love the look of the fans on the outside of the case (top rad), and have considered some mods/builds that way myself. I'm just wondering if there's a reason why you have them oriented to blow the hot air off the rad INTO the case, rather than sucking it off to the outside?


Well part of it was for cosmetic reasons but also I prefer having the cooler air be drawn to cool the rads for better temps, as for the heat being dumped off of the rad, I have plans to make a shroud that will direct the heat from the rads to the outside of the case. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:58 pm 
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well after talking with AMD for while they have decided to jump on board and will be sending me their new Phenom 9950 Black Edition CPU for this build :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:48 pm 
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So as I mentioned AMD became a sponsor for this project and for our site, and today I received the CPU from Fedex and well are you guys curious as to how they shipped it???

Well here you go.....


The Main Packaging

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Sub Packaging

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Cradle

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Not to much longer before I can get my hands on the new Foxconn Motherboard with the 790FX and SB750 chipset but there is another company that will be releasing a similar version soon so Im not 100% sure but if Foxconn jumps on board then its them all the way. ^_^

Oh and a small update:
I cut out an exhaust opening for the front fan, meshed it, and installed a tribal grill that worked with the theme of the case.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:34 pm 
Little Foot
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Alright so I have a question for all of you and that is yes on handles or no on handles....

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:57 am 
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unless you can do somthing cool with pain to make em match, or get a different kind that are more descrete... im sorry to burst your bubble but im going to have to say no....


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:45 am 
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ur not bursting my bubble honestly I had no real plans on using handles but I had them so I figured I would just throw them on there and just get an idea.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Here´s another no. Just throws it off in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:53 am 
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ya I have decided not to go with the handles, there is just to much going on up there anyways. There should be an update coming from me fairly soon. ^^


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:51 pm 
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what reservoir is that


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:05 pm 
Little Foot
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pellier wrote:
what reservoir is that


Which one? if your referring to the one at the top, its a AlphaCool Cape Bullseye Res, and if your talking about the one thats inside the case towards the back, that is a Koolance inline reservoir. ^^


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Update time, well sorta, how about a taste of an update thats coming soon ^_^

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:09 pm 
Little Foot
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Alright so the update so far;

I got my ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe in today ^_^ so I can bring this beast partially alive

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So now it was time to remove the mount from the board and prep it for the waterblock but I left the backplate on the motherboard.

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After I installed the Phenom 9950 Black Edition, I hit it up with Arctic Clean and then I hit the CPU with some OCZ Freeze, which both you can get your hands on them from AcousticPC.com

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Then I installed the D-Tek FuZion V2 block.

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Then I followed that up with installing the little ASUS Fan and the G.Skill Memory

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Now for this baby to meet its new home :)

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Lastly the all important Leak Testing and Bleeding, One loop down, one to go ^_^

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Now I will have some more updates coming at the end of the weekend, so stay tuned...


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