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Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by L3p, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. L3p

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    Another exiting moment....

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    But it boots with the desired temperatures : )

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    And a video of the loop, filling and mixing.

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    Got the Maximus V Formula in.

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    Only one day to go, so started right away on the second loop.
    Meanwhile testing and installing the left system.

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    Raw fingers of all that tube : )

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    This time premixed before filling.

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    Mayhems Aurora, cool stuff :)

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    But also creepy.

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    Both loops running.

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    Because there's a team of helpers ready to get the desk one floor down.. quickly close the panels without any management. :D

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    Later today the migration.
     
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    Awesome work, I'm speechless...

    I so wish I could afford this desk once it's done :(
     
  3. L3p

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    20 hours before I bring the desk to the event

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    You can see on the face expression who's stressed :D
    At the right the remains of the little 'incident'.

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    A filled pc with a length of 1.50m and 80kg that has to go downstairs almost vertically.

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    My wife taking pics and most of all ... paying attention I don't scratch the wall :p

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    The fun they had..... :)

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    Being relieved.

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  4. L3p

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    Temporary on a wooden box so I can do the last adjustments, cable management and installing OS+drivers+software etc.

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    The rubbertape I used for sound attenuation and protecting the glass panel.

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    Also filed the weld so the cover fits.

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    With glass panel.

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    This was a weird moment for me .....

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    "Desk ... I am your father"

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  5. L3p

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    Firstlook 2012!

    It took me 2 weeks to prepare everything for just a 2 day event including taking 3 days off from work ....
    Well in my opinion it was completely worth it! : )


    Ready to go! The Friday night before the event.

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    Inspecting the booth.. oops .. I didn't expect the front side wouldn't be able to show.
    Too bad .. too late to change, this way they can't touch any of the buttons.

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    The first "wtf's" from the ASUS crew : )

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    Last minute adjustments so the glass panel will be flush.

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    Really cool experience, the constructing of an event, 1 big pile of ants : )

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    Checking if everything still works.

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    All just fine : )

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    Also finding a spot for something from a previous project. On top was no option cause of bending the glass shelf : )

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    This is how I had to leave it behind.

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    Believe me, this was pretty scary..

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    Till tomorrow morning!

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    Quickly getting everything running 15 minutes before the doors open up.

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    The relaxed overclockers 'Old Scarface' en 'Leeghoofd' also at the booth.

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    Here some shots of the event itself, made by my brother in law, still nice and empty : )

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  6. L3p

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    Everyone getting instructions : )

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    Doors are open and first people get in.
    ASUS booth still pretty quiet.

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    Our little corner : )

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    Fun to see from that close.

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    Honored this could also be at the booth.

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    And some shots of the built-in desk now that it's still quiet.

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    First thing they run off to .. Black Ops II stand ... yup .. 100% gamer event : )

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  7. L3p

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    Really enjoyed the OC sessions!

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    Cards were gone within half an hour : /

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    For who wants to see more boothbabes .. check here : )

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    Ok .. here it was too crowded for me : )

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    Highres picture of all the interest for the desk.

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    Playing with Nitrogen : )

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    Here a small video of the desk 5 minutes before closing time.

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    The result .... I hate fingerprints : P

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    Astonished how the got the stand 'hardware-less' within 10 minutes.

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    And back home.

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    ASUS Benelux, a huge thanks for this opportunity, it really was a great experience!

    For now a small break, need to save up some money and and saw in some stuff in the desk : )
     
  8. L3p

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    Cross back to her room : )

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    That went much faster somehow : )

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    A few orders with my last available money : )

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    So assembled it right away.

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    I like the new block a lot ... except the pci plate sticks out a bit.

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    So tried to bend it without a folding machine.

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    I'm satisfied with the result.

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  9. L3p

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    Draining the right loop ... by blowing on it : )

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    Swap the blocks.

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    Tight fit!

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    Got a (spam) mail with an offer to order posters in 100x75cm format for €4,90 each ... So thought I could try it for that amount of money.
    I really think they succeeded! Nice to fill up the empty walls : )

    For who's interested in these big format photos..
    -> http://www.l3p.nl/files/Poster/ <-

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    And testing the loop again.

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    Small photo shoot : )

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  10. L3p

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    And playing around with the effects of RGB.
    This has to be the weirdest color ... red completely disappears.

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    Getting both systems running again.

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    Idle usage .... oops.

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    That evening Shawn came with the cool idea to use the RGB leds, meant for the legs, in the lamps next to the desk.
    First thing I did in the morning .. but the effect wasn't really visible cause of the sunlight.

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    But at night ... wow : )

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    Personally I like clear white ...

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    ....and blue/purple most.

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    Here a video of the RGB effect .. and testing the speakers : )

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    Till the next update!
     

  11. L3p

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    Played around with some acrylic remnants this weekend.
    Not going to order large amounts of acrylic for these prototype legs/build (hint :p )

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    Once you're busy I got the tendency to keep improving it.

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    Really love this cutter.

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    Would love to do the small ring too.

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  12. L3p

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    I had 3 small pieces of black mat, transparent and glossy acrylic, think the glossy looks best.

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    Testing it on the 'UV bench' :)

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    Drilling the holes.

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    Maybe I will add a ledstrip in the future. (would need to saw in the legs)

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    Next leg .. next weekend :)

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    Didn't have much time to play with the hardware yet.
    However, on request, here some temperatures of the CPU/GPU with a bench of the SSD's on the left system.

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    And some temperatures of the CPU/GPU with a bench of the SSD's on the right system.

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  13. L3p

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    It has been over 2 months, time for a small update.
    Needed some time to finish some things up and save up money for the screens and stand.

    In the mean time also finished up a small passive cooled Htpc mod 'L3p AlCu'

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    And busy on a watercooled Acrylic build 'L3p - Parvum'

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    Also gathered a small collection of 'Desk Pc' builds I walked into the last few years.
    Desk pc build collection.
    (Send me a pm if you want yours added :) )


    So here the photos from the last 2 months.
    First bought a second hand floorstanding monitor mount.
    Decided to buy this since I like to work with the desk and hardware inside and adding another 25Kg to the existing 80Kg ..

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    Dell 17" mounted for the looks .. bit small :)

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    Tested some other stuff in the meantime with the desk and some hardware.

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    And the first one out of 3.

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    Was in love with the design since day one.

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  14. L3p

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    Few weeks later also got the second one.

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    Still need to find a solution for the 'missing' Vesa mount.
    (Sometimes you have to sacrifice for design)

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    Warranty voided .. but the leg is off :p

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    The original Vesa mount from the RS Stand won't work on the 1.5mm plastic.

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    So thinking of something else.

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    Will be be the fixation from the original foot.

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    Gladly have some 15x15mm aluminum bar left.

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    Also glad Asus and RS work with metric :)

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  15. L3p

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    So some drilling and tapping.

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    And assembled.

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    First one hanging like a rock!

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    2 outside monitors will need a small different way but should be no problem.

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    Waiting for the third monitor :)

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  16. L3p

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    Small update again.

    Made the two other monitor supports.
    The photos will explain it all : )

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    At this moment I'm fully investigating a problem I had with the memory since the start.
    The mainboard doesn't recognise the memory from slots B1 and B2. (More info here)
    Seems I got scammed with a second hand cpu : (
    No idea what to do yet...


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    Hopefully soon the third monitor : )

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  17. L3p

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    There has been quite a change in GPU's here.
    Had the abillity to trade the 7970 for a GTX690.
    This card was perfect for the Parvum build.
    So decided to trade the second 7970 for a GTX690 too.

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    Will also polish both blocks and bridge like in the Parvum build as soon as they are here.

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    So played around already with them this week.

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    Under full stress.

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    After buying 2 239H's myself I got a third ASUS 239H from Asus Benelux for helping them on the Firstlook event.
    Thanks for everything Rogier and Sven!

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    Couldn't wait to get it working.

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    And have my first triple screen experience :)

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    Here a small video, monitor isn't aligned yet and please don't mind my gameplay :)
    Really an awesome experience!

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    Soon the final pics.
     
  18. L3p

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    Did the last photoshoot last weekend.
    Will be sorting them this week and make a final post including 2 nice videos.

    Here the last pics right before it was finished + something extra :)


    Bought an LSI Megaraid from someone to replace the Highpoint.

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    Also decided to place the monitor power adapters inside the desk .. enough room for it :)

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    And the last cable management... pfff

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    Got my last order thanks to Highflow!

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    And on request a small 'howto polish EK CSQ blocks' video.

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    Inside Cross I will use Red coolant off course .. still couldn't resist to show the result with UV Green :)

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  19. L3p

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    Final pics!

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    First a shot of the inside. There's just one power cable coming out of the desk to feed the 2 pc's, speakerset and 3 lcd's. This next to the 'standard' cables and watercooling : )

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    And the rest : )
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  20. L3p

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    Lights off!

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    Taking my word back on surround-gaming .. pretty awesome : )

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    So is dual benching.

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