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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #11
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VLOG Episode 1:
Due to everything being cut down, i will only do 2 episodes.
Second episode will cover a full timelapse of the hardline watercooling AND a timelapse of plating the fittings.
Will include other mods.



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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #12
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Today, i've almost finished the shroud, need to let the glues fully dry before i continue with it.
Need to fill some gaps and then seal the pyrite nuggets into the shroud.

Fred as always helping out.
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And a video here, showing you exactly how it was done





Here's another video of the paint effect close up


Edited by MTMods on 2017/2/6 17:54:32
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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #13
Minor update today

Using 24ct gold leaf, i covered the front logo to make it stand out more. 
It's a little rough due to the gold leaf being incredibly difficult to work with on an embossed logo.
Will be much easier for sponsor logo's later. 

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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #14
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Watercooling is finally in the UK, got an actual date now, (Monday)
So i thought i'd share some pictures of the painting at it's white coat (before the gold was added)
and some other pictures of the finished stuff in a more accurate lighting.
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And these with some sunlight and a white flash

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off to enjoy ''For Honor'' for the weekend, will check back on monday with some updates and some watercooling
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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #15
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Today is a good day! Alphacool delivery has arrived
Huge thanks to ModMyMods, Alphacool and AquaTuning for the support.

let's kick things off with a picture of everything together in all it's glory!

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And onto the individual parts (some will have GIFS)

Unboxing video




Alphacool 45 angled adapters

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Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280mm Radiatior

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Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 280mm radiator

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Alphacool VPP665 PWM Pump

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Alphacool GPX SLI Connector

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Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm Reservoir

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Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13mm fittings

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Alphacool Eisbaer Solo (CPU Block / Pump Combo)

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Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU block

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There are some other stuff here too, i'll update as and when i can, going to be very very busy over the next few days while i wait for the GPU block to arrive, i will be gold plating around 20 fittings.
Anything extra will be put into my partners guardians of the galaxy cooler master 25th anniversary project. Logs should be up soon for that too
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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #16
Updates!!

i've begun work on the parts i want gold that cannot be gold plated.

So first things first, i stripped down the CPU block
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I then prepped the block with a white coat before going over with gold. This was to allow the gold to be lighter.
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i then went ahead with the gold on the block head
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Once dried, it cleaned up really nice
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i kind of liked the stands in white, so i've kept them white, will need another white coat later tonight, but not rushed

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I also done the reservoir top and bottom using the same technique.
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Radiators are up next, but will need to do this another night.
So far i'm impressing myself with this.

Clear silicon mold will be made for the ''ACOOL'' logo on the CPU block to allow it to really brighten up.
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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #17
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BIG UPDATE!

This weekend i spent 7 hours, gold plating all the fittings from Alphacool.
7 HOURS!!! I was feeling exhausted by 2am this morning.


So here's the fittings
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Chrome stripping took the longest, so i didn't video the whole process.
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After chrome stripping them, we left them in water to avoid oxidisation.
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We got bored doing them 1 by 1
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So once they were all stripped properlyt and the chrome had gone leaving a yellowish nickle colour, it was time to start the exciting part





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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #18
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update: Watercooling

It's been a little while, but everything is here now and i can crack on and get this build finished over the next week.

GPU Block arrived
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I started getting the loop lined up using scrap tubes, to get the size right.

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Next thing i done was re-spray the GPU block to a nice shiney gold to match the CPU Block.

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i then messured and cut a 20mm hole out of the shroud for the passthrough.

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Now that was done, i needed to fill the loop and test for leaks.

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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #19
Been working with the block, and loop to perfect it.
Here's what i've done last night.


Added White to the logo's on the GPU block to make it stand out a little better.
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Shined everything up
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And made the fools gold passthrough a little deeper
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Today i will work on the window frame, and currently marking the progress at 65% complete.
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Re: Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold) #20
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Major update

Window frame is now complete. Bringing me even closer to completion.

the design was first Engraved and followed by cut.

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Once cut i painted them

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Should be finished modding by monday, then it's a case of waiting for the ram and cables to be completely finished.

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