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Planning Help choosing case,arranging parts,suggestions

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Spyrious, 24 Jan 2009.

  1. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Hello.After thorough planning and thinking i finally decided to start a new project.
    My first thoughts where building a custom aluminium-acrylic made cube.Unfortunatelly i couldn't find the appropriate aluminium bars where i live so shipping cost would take the budget too high.my next thought was to buy an Mountain Mods U2 UFO Cyo with a custom solid front panel so i could cut my own design.Again shipping costs from the USA to Greece are 134 Euro.So case and shipping would go to 460 Euro.Finally i decided to buy a tower case and do my best to mod it.

    I'm considering to buy a Silverstone TJ-09B.What i want to put in it is

    Watercooling.Feser 240 radiator on top.
    Propably a Phenom 2 system
    Maximum 6 hdds
    An Intel D945GCLF2 board as a Fileserver,Download Pc,Running Freenas.
    I have a 7" tft if i can fit it somewhere.
    Maybe a 15" tft on the side (behind the mobo) if its not to thick and if it fits.
    A slim slot loading notebook dvdrw,or maybe 2?
    Make some covers to hide wires and other stuff.

    I have some early thoughts
    Cut a window for the dvdrw and placing it in place A or B or both.The discs in option b will slide in - out from the side.In option A maybe slide in-out on top.

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    Imaybe remove all drive cages and make my own.The mini itx will go in place a or b.

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    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I'd put the mITX in area B and a fan of some sort on the front panel, hard drives can be put in the 5.25" bay (you can sacrifice 3x 5.25" bays for 4x 3.5" bays)

    To be honest, I don't see a point using a 15" monitor AND a 7"... having the 15" mounted on the side will produce a lot of uneccesary heat for the main board and possibly the mITX board too.

    To be honest, fitting 2 PSUs (I haven't seen a picoPSU that is fully compatible with 24+4pin motherboards), a 7" screen, liquid cooling, and two motherboard in that case is a bit of a tight squeeze, you might have to sacrifice an idea or two... (or look at another case)


    Just a few outside observations
    Sean
     
  3. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    OK thanks.I maybe ditch the 15"tft.I would prefer a case without a front door and not too high like the cm stacker for example.Any suggestions?
    I still don't know where to put the 7" tft.
     
  4. bigsharn

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    I'd recommend either Lian Li or Antec... for build quality or performance (repectively)
     
  5. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Change of plans.I consider redoing my previous modded Chieftech.Here some pics

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    I'm thinking of doing a inverted atx,mount a triple or quad radiator in front.But my only problem is how can i change the window in some other shape since the panels are already cut.
     

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