Project Mäcki: We are waiting…

Project Mäcki: We are waiting…

It has been a while since the last update to our project. On the current status, we can only say: we are waiting. After the cleaning of the GPU waterblock, we have spent the last two weeks just waiting for the arrival of small orders like extension cables for WLAN antennas, crimps or strands. Source: Shutterstock We hope, that everything will be delivered shorty, so that we can continue with our project. All post for Project Mäcki Project...

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Project Mäcki: Cleaning the GPU-waterblock

Project Mäcki: Cleaning the GPU-waterblock

After we had mounted the CPU back on the motherboard, we turned to the GPU and its waterblock. Both have already been in use in several systems, and they both have some small scratches. That is why we wanted to clean both components thoroughly before we used them again in our current project. We took the waterblock completely apart, cleaned it and replaced the sealing rings. Here are some impressions for you. First, we removed the...

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Project Mäcki: Photoshooting with the new CPU waterblock

Project Mäcki: Photoshooting with the new CPU waterblock

Even before the final installation of the Watercool Heatkiller IV on the motherboard, we have played around a little bit with the camera and a macro lens (Nikon D610 + AF-S MICRONIKKOR 60MM f / 2.8G ED) … here, you can see a few results. Have fun! In the next post, we continue with the revision of our GPU waterblock. All post for Project Mäcki Project Mäcki von hitzestau Project Mäcki: First pictures of our Heatkiller Tube Project...

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Project Mäcki: Installation of new CPU waterblock

Project Mäcki: Installation of new CPU waterblock

In the last post we had already begun to detach the „old“ CPU Heatkiller III from the motherboard. Now we started to install the new CPU Heatkiller IV. We began with removing the rest of the thermal compound on the CPU. The back plate belongs on the backside of the motherboard. All necessary screws and bolts are included in the shipment of the Heatkiller IV. Here, the four so-called „studs“ are screwed in. They are...

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Project Mäcki: A brief update

Project Mäcki: A brief update

Here we are with a brief update on our project. Since our last post, we ground the metal plate and sprayed it with base coat a second time. A couple of days ago, we also applied the first layer of black color. (Please excuse the poor image quality.) The motherboard (Gigabyte Z97N-WiFi) was part of our „Red Devil“ system, which is no longer in use. It was also watercooled. We have begun to replace the old waterblock for the...

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Project Mäcki: Working on the metal plate for the aquareo

Project Mäcki: Working on the metal plate for the aquareo

For the installation of the aquaero, we had announced that we wanted to use a small metal plate. We picked it up from the metal workshop just before the weekend. It is mounted at the top of the chassis, directly next to the small 240-radiator. This is a view from above: The plate has 8 holes, the outer four with screw threads: On the back of the chassis, we had these 4 holes drilled. The aluminum plate is to be painted black, so we had to...

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Project Mäcki: First pictures of our Heatkiller Tube

Project Mäcki: First pictures of our Heatkiller Tube

Yesterday, we gave our creativity free rein with taking pictures and post-processing them. We will do a review on the Watercool Heatkiller Tube 200 DDC later… but meanwhile, just enjoy the pictures! All post for Project Mäcki Project Mäcki von hitzestau Project Mäcki: First pictures of our Heatkiller Tube Project Mäcki: Working on the metal plate for the aquareo Project Mäcki: A brief update Project Mäcki: Installation of new CPU...

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Project Mäcki von hitzestau

Project Mäcki von hitzestau

We wanted to have something new to tinker with for some time – now we can start. Old and new are coming together in our new project called „Mäcki“. Among other things, we have acquired a new chassis and a new reservoir. We have already made trial run with the most important components. We wanted to see at the beginning, if everything fits as we imagined it or if there were any problems. Here is a glimpse at our chassis: The...

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