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- 2/08/2004 Update... Reservoir Evil.
I started ordering the watercooloing parts. Here's what's coming so far...
Innovatek innovaRadi-D Price: $99.95
Eheim 1048 Pump Price: $59.95
Fitting - 8x1mm Compression Price: $3.95
Fitting - 1048 Extension Price: $3.50
Asetek Pump Control Unit Price: $34.95
Fass-o-Matic Tank (Black) $76.99
I only ordered the parts I would need to fit in and finish work on the torso and still need tubing and blocks for the CPU and
The Fass-o-Matic reservoir arrived today, it was a little smaller
than I had envisioned but no big deal.
Wasting no time I found the best placement and
marked the position for the Fass, I then lined up the the center and drilled a
I used an 80mm hole saw bit on my trusty
Black&Decker corded drill to rip a hole, the drill seized up a few times
when the hole saw would catch up in the cooling plastic... it was a bit jumpy
and twice I thought the drill had died.
Fass-o-Matic reservoir + 80mm hole = perfect
12/14/2004 Update... The Mod Progresses.
I decided to concentrate on the chest section
and get some stuff done before moving onto the
Here it is drying, I still have to fill in
around the LCD cutout.
While it dries I figured I could make the
window for the top of the head, Ove gloves rock.
And here it is cut out and waiting to be
sculpted onto the head.
Below is the finished abdomen window, I hit it
with the vinyl dye again to match everything up. I decided to vinyl dye it
black to hide any imperfections when I start covering it in leather.
12/18/2004 Update... Sculpting fun.
All the hardware has been ordered, I still have
to order the lighting mods but while I wait I decided to finish up the
chest. I used terra cotta Milliput for the window edging and it turned out
great, I decided to try out the silver gray Milliput I bought for the LCD
housing. I used an LCD visor mount kit and cut it to size and fit it into
the cutout in preparation for sculpting over it.
I filled in all the areas around the visor
mount and built it up onto the chest so that everything was securely in place,
then I used a little water to smooth it out.
12/19/2004 Update... Abdomen magic
After the Milliput was completely dry I hit the
abdomen section with another coat of black vinyl dye.
While everything dries I will disassemble the
After an hour and a half of cutting, drilling
and filing the modded cover plate is finally finished.
Next to take an atomic grill and cut it down to
make a border for the outside of the reservoir cutout.
The vinyl dye is good and dry, so now it's time
to test fit the LCD and reservoir. everything fits and I think it looks
pretty good, once I get it wrapped in leather it will look awesome.
I also super glued the window in place which
was a nightmare but wound up being ok in the end, below is a picture of the
almost finished abdomen section.
Next I will move to making the head and the
picture below shows my choice of material for it.
12/28/2004 Update... Parts and Waiting for Parts.
More parts have come in for my mod, the
holidays kind of slowed things up a bit but the mod will ramping back up here in
the next couple of days. HighSpeedPC is the first official sponsor of
project Lament and big thanks go out to them, the sponsored items include a
Northbridge chipset block, a Fass-o-Matic blue LED kit and UV blue tubing.
They also set me up with a discount code and I promptly ordered a flow meter and
some Innova-protect fluid, HighSpeedPC = good people.
More parts shown below... I don't want to show
all the secrets of this mod yet, but I will let you know that the CPU block and
GPU block I ordered arrived as well as a rheostat controlled 120mm fan.
Yes that is a webcam, this sucker needs to see, right? You may be
wondering what the four strips at the bottom of the picture are, I don't want to
give everything away but they are automotive LED brake lights with an amazing 40
LEDs per strip that will be incorporated into the mod... and that's all I have
to say about that.
The Innova Radi-S radiator and the Eheim 1048
pump with the installed pump switch arrived, time to continue the mod...
01/02/2005 Update... The Final Cuts.
The first thing I did was try to fit the pump
at the bottom of the torso behind the mother board tray, it was just a hair too
The pump now fits like a glove into the cutout
and will be attached to the Alum-angle for the MB tray and also to the base when
I make it.
I also positioned and then cut a hole for the
radiator, it lines up nicely with everything else and thankfully the torso is
still structurally sound. With so many cuts made to the back I was afraid
that the whole thing would collapse, I may still add some support later but at
this point it is not necessary. I will need to make some attachment bars
for the radiator, fill some gaps with Milliput and vinyl dye the torso... but I
am wrapping things up for today. I still have to vacuum up all the plastic
dust and bits off the dining room table and floor, God bless my understanding
01/25/2005 Update... Pulling things together.
I have to mention something about this mod, it
keeps getting bigger because I keep getting new and better ideas as I go
along... not necessarily a bad thing but if it is ever going to be finished I
have to say enough. Having said that here is a picture of some more parts
for the mod...
First up are some Viewsonic speakers, I figure
if he has a monitor and a camera he may as well have speakers too.
Continuing clockwise, the Laserpod... more on that later. On top of the
speaker box is some 3/8" UV blue tubing and a 3/8" to 1/4"
reducer and on the Laserpod box is 5' of 1/4" UV blue tubing, directly
below that is a Danger Den fill port, some Innovatek anti kink springs, a tubing
cutter and an Innovatek HDD cooler. I know I said a page or two back that
the head was next, but I meant next after a couple of other things... Like the
I outlined the handle cutout with terra-cotta
Milliput and marked the holes for the bolts, polymer clay rocks.