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Case Mod - In Progress Project Frostbite X99 TJ-07 build/mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ChrisCaseMods96, 13 Mar 2015.

  1. ChrisCaseMods96

    ChrisCaseMods96 New Member

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    I am new to the bit-tech forums. I saw lots of peoples case mods and system builds on here before i had a bit-tech account, then thought why not do my own build? I started building computers in mid 2012. I didn't have very much in terms of funds so i managed to scrape together the money for a core 2 duo based system which was okay in games. I waited until early to mid 2014 to build my first proper gaming rig, i5 4670k and a sapphire HD7870 GPU. This got me infected with the PC building/modding bug that i am still trying to battle to this day.

    A couple of months ago i got my ideal chance to do something amazing. To build a X99 Silverstone TJ-07 monster of a rig. I picked up the case for £110, it was in a really bad state and was almost not worth the cash that needed spending on it. Fortunately i saw the light and unbent all the bent panels, then got it powdercoated white. Looks amazing now, totally worth the effort.

    I want to make this PC my new personal rig which i can be proud of whenever i look at it. It has to be right. If i can make this build look good i hope i can start to make progress in the modding community and perhaps get somewhat known for producing good mods.

    Here are some pictures before the powerdercoating/ TLC.

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    ... And after paint/ TLC :p

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    More to come ;) Stay tuned, another update is coming today when i get the pictures uploaded :p :thumb:
     
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    The motherboard has arrived! ;)

    The motherboard arrived a few weeks ago. The glorious Asus X99-S. Such a beautiful board to go in my build. Couldn't be happier.

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    More to come ;) :thumb:
     
  3. gavbon

    gavbon Extreme Overclocker/PC Anarchist

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished article :)
     
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    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Hey young man happy to see this happening I have some things for this case that will help you a little bit I will send you a care package next week :) Good choice of case :thumb:
     
  5. ChrisCaseMods96

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    Case is finally assembled!

    Okay so the other week i put together the case to make sure all the parts go back together without any issues. Starting to come together nicely!

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    Pictures of the motherboard in the case is what's coming up next, stay tuned folks! :thumb:
     
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    Motherboard mounted in the TJ07

    The next update is here! In this update the motherboard is mounted in the case!

    The I/O shield installed (very tight fit i must say with the fresh powdercoating)

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    The motherboard is installed, i can see where this is going.
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    These are the GPUs i shall be using for the project. Two AMD R9 290s (One from MSI then one from Sapphire)
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    I have installed the cards to see how they will look. They will have full cover water blocks on them (Not sure what brand)
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    I am re using some coolermaster PCI slot covers that were painted white for my last build.
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    Sitting pretty ready for the next update :D
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    More to come soon! Ordered some Adata XPG Z1 RAM yesterday which i shall take photos of tonight when it arrives :thumb:
     
  7. storm-83

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    looking good

    i just cannot wrap my head around the fact that Asus provided an unmodded io shield with a board of this type - catering to this user segment - and especially considering the price point!!!

    my ocd was sent spiralling out of control when i saw that bare metal against the back of the case...
     
  8. ChrisCaseMods96

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    Yeah i was a tad surprised as well to see a bare IO shield. Might have to vinyl wrap it. Vinyl may be the more durable option rather than paint which might crack and peel on a surface like that.
     
  9. ChrisCaseMods96

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    Sponsored Bitfenix Items arrived!

    Sorry for the long gap between updates!

    So some sponsored Bitfenix items arrived! 8 Bitfenix Spectre Pro white fans and a Bitfenix recon black fan controller!

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    Things are getting good, stay tuned! :thumb:
     
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    The RAM arrived!

    The RAM arrived! 16GB of DDR4 2133 from Adata. Amazing RAM and proves to be very good at overclocking (more shown later)

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    More to come! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    CPU arrived

    Hello again guys and girls, the i7 5820k CPU arrived! Tested by a good friend of mine to do 4.6ghz on a Rampage V Extreme. I accept my board likely won't produce quite as high of a overclock but somewhere in the region of 4.4-4.5ghz.

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    (Note the graphics card in the photo? More to come very soon:thumb: )
     

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