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    LaMagra - The Blood Mod

    Time for a complete upgrade. My Rig "frost" is out dated, seen in action here.

    This is what I have so far.

    Intel core 2 duo extreme, Antec p160w case, Rainbow six vegas, and hyper tyre r PSU - waiting on mobo, memory, and video card.

    Waiting for the rest of my parts gives me more time to re-mod the rig.
    I chose Frost for the name to come up with a Blade Theme. Frost/Decon Frost/LaMagra/Blood Mod(god) ect.

    I ended up with LaMagra "The Blood MOd" - and soon after ideas were flowing, literally. I dont like the idea of liquids in my system, cooling or other wise, but I have an idea...

    I plan on taking the huge window, with 3 bevels sunk in almost a 1/2 in deep, and make a blood waterfall. Gonna cut 3 pieces of plexi, a 1/8" bigger than each bevel, and clear caulk them over the exsisting bevels creating a 1/2" cavity. From the inside top of bevels (seen in red) I'll drill a hole into the cavity for a small cooling barb connector and hose. Also
    at the bottom for a return. what I'm looking for is a way to pulse pump the liquid to the top. I'll work on this l8tr.

    I also decided to paint the chassis since I have more time. Its nice that all the parts come out easy, but a hell of alot of prep and taping. I taped the bars so they remain anodised aluminum. And any parts that may touch the PSU.

    Im not gonna paint the Mobo mount panel yet, till I see what the mobo looks like on it. mobo is black, so was gonna paint the mount black, but again the little panel that will show might look better not painted.

    I decided to go with a black metallic flake. And glad I did.

    After the paint dried, I had to get started on how I plan on getting the blood flowin, so to speak. I was going to use regular 1/4" hose barbs and actually thread them into the window, but they were huge, and tapping plexi is difficult.

    So I took an easier path. I'm using 3/8 clear hose, and quick connects usually used for Ice makers and such. I know this sounds scary, but they hold normal constant house pressure at 28 - 40 lbs, and this set up will have no real pressure.

    I originally planned on using the connects mounted to the window. One problem, when I checked the window to make sure theres room for the connects, the top most part of the bevels is rite at the bottom of the cross rail. I thought this was going to be a problem, but it turned out to be an even better solution. Its gonna make alot more work for me, but the connects are going to mount to the rail, and protrude into the window. OK time to break out ol faithful.

    I have to do a bit of cutting to attach the connects to the now called "blood rail".

    I measured up where the connects should go and drilled 3/8" holes, used cutting wheels to remove some of the metal. Then used a solid carbide burr set, and mini files to sweetin it up a bit.

    Ok, now were getting somewhere...

    Had to do a little extra work to get the third connect in because it sits behind the drive bays, but Ive gone this far so....

    Mobo should be here soon but I cant wait and jumped the gun painting the mobo panel red. Hope its not overkill. The mobo should cover 90% of this leaving just a few hints of red.

    Now the fun stuff: I cut out some templates for the plexi I need to cut. I want it to look out of the box perfect, so this may take some time.

    I also came up with an idea on how to move the "blood". I'm going to have to build a blood bank, with a fan blowing into it forcing the water to go where I want it. This way I can hook the fan up to the last unused port of my Light / Fan Bus, and hopefully be able to adjust the flow.

    Damn It sound so good, but will it work properly ? And with this design, I should have no worries about water entering my system. If a window should leak, it will bleed out on the out side of case, and onto the floor.

    Welcome to Modding 101, today's discussion is PWNAGE !!

    Allright !

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    LaMagra - The Blood Mod

    Black metallic flake looks good DeaconFrost

    Flowing blood sounds cool, will be interesting to watch you put it all together.

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    LaMagra - The Blood Mod

    I dunno about the fan blowing the blood up, but you can get a desk type fountain pump for 10-15 bucks that will get teh job done... then you would just need some kind of reservoir to dump the pump into

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    LaMagra - The Blood Mod

    If the blood is going to be flowing up vertically, this is going to be sick as hell.

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    Wicked, Happy Modding to ya.

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    hmm...looks intresting i like it

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    This should look cool ^^

    waaay too cool :P

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    Welcome to the forums!

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    - -

    hint: if your crappy home depot doesnt have a plexi cutter, and no hardware stores close by...

    I wanted to get this done and my old plexi knife was too worn in to make a nice cut. I took my exacto knife, and ran it backwards across the plexi. Worked great, better control, thinner line, but had to score it several times to get a good snap. for the round parts, I went back to the roto zip, and cutting disks.(wear goggles) - Its weird when you cut plexi with a cutting disk, looks like cotton candy & melts,but takes alot of the "meat" off, so I can slowly worked it down.

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    I have my 3 over lay windows, just gotta take off the templates. I marked the case window where I need to make holes for the connects to run through, and drilled holes, and made sure it was plum. this was actually the easiest thing to do so far..

    Got quite a bit more done. Attached the hoses and connectors to the blood rail, and put the first coat of metalic paint that will hopefully match the anodized alum.

    Top rail pretty much done, so I glued the windows I made over the bevels with aquarium caulk, and started on the returns. ( I have never used aquarium cement before. I was going to use marine quality caulk . It turns out it was only 6 bucks for this stuff, and its meant for holding water for long periods of time. Its very thick but good S**T and it worked.)

    I even glued the returns on with it, gave it 24 hrs and a water tested it. I'm very happy with the results. I now have three small bloodfalls..

    I was going to use a fan to blow air into a acrylic "box" and force the liquid to the top and back through the returns. But it was easier to spend a few more bucks to buy a decent resevior and water pump:

    water pump:
    Alphacool AP700 Coolpump - 190GPH

    Thermaltake AquaBay M3

    have more up tonight. :twisted:

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    Oh so sweet, can't wait for this to be finished, guess I'll have to. This is going to be so awesome, keep up the good work, we're watching you! Happy Modding to ya.

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