Hi to everyone My name’s Mario. At this time I’m a 21 years old Austrian who began case modding about five years ago. Imho my biggested success was my first case I did. A Half-Life² themed PC based on a Chieftec CS06 which should have been shown in San Jose, California on an event but because of school/work I had absolutely no time to travel there… After the long delay of nearly 2 years I needed a new PC to work with. The main reason is I need one for my job since my notebook is veeeeery old and I have no clue how long this thing stays alive anymore. Ok, talked enough. Let’s start with something new. I didn’t do a render or drawing what it will look like if it’s done. It’s all in my head. So. Let’s start with the log. Hardware specifications as following… CPU: Intel i7 920 OC’ed Mainboard: evga X58 SLI LE GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800GTX in SLI (more on that later) RAM: 6 x 2GB Corsair Dominator XMS3 HDD: will be chosen later Power Supply: Silverstone ST-70F The whole system will be watercooled except the RAM – running in dual loop. Here’s my personal standing ovation to my neighbor Eddy. He’s sales manager of EKWB. He spent much of time to answer hundreds of my mails and sent me the watercooling parts I needed. Can’t thank you enough Eddy Let’s get it started I didn’t take many pics at the beginning like everyone should know how a Out-of-the-Box-Silverstone-TJ07 looks like. When all the stuff I needed arrived I started using my Sony. A big thank you to my friends Emanuel and Rene, who did the laser cutting and power coating Here is the back plate, temporarily mounted on the case. Already riveted and mounted on the motherboard tray. It looks I haven’t done anything wrong when measuring the original backplate and drawing in CAD, phew… (System got flipped up-side down. BTX’s looking better) Mountings for radiators. Because the trays of the new revision all having this big **** hole here, I had to do a front- and backplate for it. Why backplate you may ask… Well, the case will have the normal side doors replaced with smoked acrylic. So all the cables would be visible. But more infos regarding this topic later. Do someone need side doors? Pimpin’ the pumps First of all the molex connectors had to be removed. After sleeving the cables a jack plug was plugged(? – sorry, I’m Austrian ) on the pump/cable output to get a nice finish. EK-Top was mounted too. Pumps finished Graphics OVERKILL, muahahaha! Hmmm ok, in fact… those are two 8800GTX. Not the best anymore, but for me it isn’t very important to have two of those 400$ cards. I’m not the one spending thousands of dollars to get a fast system to rip a DVD, play Crysis and do a few benchmarking tests at the same time. So this is enough for my needs Like said I like the look of SLI… but why do I justify myself here… hmm… dunno. Let’s continue… Look at those beauties… nice coolers… … if you change them [imghttp://www.abload.de/img/dsc04514eev7.jpg][/img] Like said. Nice coolers They will be painted black matte later. What’s better than a full watercooled SLI-system? I don’t know… okay… a Triple- or Quad-SLI system. BUT… I don’t need it, ‘cause I’m not gonna play Crys… oO(Mario, stop justifying yourself… NOW!). Under the surface… Next I did a little test fitting of all the things I want to get into the lower section. First of all I had to drill and thread some holes for the radiators mounting plates. So I installed the mountings for the radiators and the backplate for the power supply. Cable management at its best. Radiator/Fans mounted… Motherbard-Tray and backplate installed. Next step is covering the area around the On/Off switch and status LEDs. I don’t need the board anymore so the cables got cut off, got sleeved and “jack-plugged”. The hole in the front needed a little bit of drilling to fit the switch – so the step drill bit was my friend at this time. Finishing the lower section... After sleeving all fans and jack-pluggin’ them the lower section was nearly finished. The cables from the status-LEDs has to be done also… at this time, soldering and covering the cables isn’t funny anymore. Just for info: the main task of building CRAY-7 is to sleeve all of the cables to look like the ones in the pics underneath.