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Scratch Build – In Progress Infinity MOD - FINISHED

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by longyny, 7 Mar 2013.

  1. longyny

    longyny New Member

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    Hello everybody!

    This is my first project here at bit-tech, and hope you enjoy seeing the pics of the progress as much as I did creating it.

    As mentioned in the title, this will be a scratch build. The choosen materials are stainless steal for the body of the case and methacrylate for both side panels.

    The external body is 3mm thick, with unibody finishing. The inside of the case will be totally modular, made also of stainless steal, but 2mm thick. I have spended near 120kg of stainless steal to create the case, so you could imagine how big is.

    There will be two GIANT side panels of ¡¡¡1cm thick!!! methacrylate. Used an entire panel of 2m x 1m to cut both side panels.

    HARDWARE



    Motherboard: Asus Z9PE-D16
    CPUs: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2687W
    Memory: 64Gb DDR3 1.600MHz ECC
    Graphics Cards: 3-Way SLI GTX 580 EVGA SC 1,5Gb
    Sound Card: Auzentech X-Fi Home Theater HD
    Infiniband Card: Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual port 40Gbps
    Raid Card: 2x SAS2 HBA ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 GT
    Hard drives 32 HDDs Seagate 3Tb 7.200 rpm
    SSD: Vertex 4 128Gb
    Power Supply: 2x Silverstone Strider GOLD 1.200W

    WATERCOOLING



    CPUs Waterblock: 2x Koolance CPU-380i
    Graphics Cards Waterblocks: 3x Alphacool NexXxos GTX 580 + Backplate
    RAM Waterblocks: 16x Koolance RAM-33
    HDDs Waterblocks: 7x Aquacomputer Aquadrive X4
    Reservoirs: 2x Phobya balancer 250mm + 3x Phobya double bay 5.25"
    Pumps: 6x Swiftech MCP655 / Laing D5
    Pump's TOPS: 3x Bitspower Dual Laing D5 Top UV Purple
    Modding kits for Pumps: 6x Bitspower Laing D5 ModKit Silver Shine
    Radiators: 1x MO-RA Pro 9x120 + 3x Aquacomputer AirPlex Extreme 360
    Fans: 27x 120mm Alphacool 2.000 rpms + 5x 200mm
    Fan controler: Lamptron FC-9
    Tubbing: Masterkleer White 19/13


    That's all for now!
     
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  2. longyny

    longyny New Member

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    Let's continue!

    I made some drafts with sketchup prior to get working with steal. I'm not an expert with sketchup, but you can get an idea of how it will be.

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    And of course, some "work in progress" pics:

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    Seriously, you can't imagine how stunning are the side panels in real life. Sorry for the bad quality photos.
     
  3. longyny

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    Some pics of the main hardware:

    3-Way SLI GTX 580 EVGA SC:

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    Motherboard, CPUs & Ram:

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    The motherboard is simply giant, I never had one as big as this one.
     
  4. longyny

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    Time for Pumps now!

    That's the default look of our appreciated Laing D5 Pump:

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    That's the new look after some surgery:

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    Not bad at all, but it's still not perfect, let's give them a bit of led light and let's see...

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    Much more better now! But if we do some sleeving... MDPC of course!

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    That's it!
     
  5. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    The board itself may not be a looker, but bloody hell it's got me going. Aside from the dual xeon purdyness... that's a lot of HDDs. I mean that's an awful lot of HDDs. This build is just mahoosive on every front it seems, definitely subbed to see where this is going to head.
     
  6. longyny

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    I hope it will be finished in a few weeks, maybe 2 or 3 weeks.
     
  7. longyny

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    So.. It could not be other way, it's time for sleeving!!

    These are the colour scheme I have choosen:

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    Here are some fans sleeved, the 200mm ones:

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    And now, what really matters, a totally custom length cables for my dual Silverstone Strider PowerSupplies. Near 150 meters of cable used for this, and obviously sleeved.

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    Tomorrow some more sleeving pics
     
  8. longyny

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    Some watercooling stuff:

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    I think it's enough for today.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome.:D
    Do you have to tip the rig against a wall when you remove a side panel? Or do you have something to hold it up?
     
  10. longyny

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    The case has its own base, I forgot to upload pics of this part. Here you have a sample:

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    Last one for today (that's the right one)

    Koolance Ram waterblocks installed (recieved today)

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    I have a lot of drill work for this weekend, so keep tunned!
     
  12. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    this is bonkers ive never seen a dual cpu mobo with 4 sets of water cooled ram. how did you form the 4 radius edges on the case?
    subbed!
     
  13. dream1

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    Not bad but for what u r using this setup ??
     
  14. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    This is total overkill-I love it. :D
     
  15. longyny

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    I did them with an industrial grade machinery for curving metal.

    I've never seen such configuration anywhere, neither. In fact, Asus told me there was only a few people in Europe that has this mobo.

    It's my main Media Server, but it will be also my foldinator, and eventually for gaming, but this is not my main gaming rig.

    Thanks buddy!!
     
  16. dream1

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    Looks great :)
     
  17. longyny

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    Hi all!

    Some more photos I've made today. I was all day testing the machine to ensure all are working properly.

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    Maybe tomorrow I will post more photos of the case while working on it.
     
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    I finally found a bit of time to work on the case.

    Here it is in the middle of my livingroom, I'm "modding" the whole home also xD

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    A closer look of the case, with all the necessary holes done:

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    Testing with pumps:

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    Absolutely perfect!

    It only remains some cuts to be done, and a bit of polishing. I hope it could be done next week to start mounting everything in the case.
     
  19. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Insane! :D
    So much sweet gear going on..
    Keep up the good work dude!
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  20. tekonivel

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    Awesome! True modding. Do it because you can! Love it
     

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