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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Tj07 Black & White

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ColdzeroTeam, 12 Jul 2011.

  1. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I'm starting a new case for myself. i had it gathering dust so i thought... "why not mod this puppy?"
    it started out with something simple, and after a lot of thought i was able to come up with some ideas to make this mod a little better, and this is mostly all you guys fault :p because you raise the bar so high, that after that a simpler mod simply wont do...

    but enough talk, and lets begin...

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    Hardware:
    Rampage 3 Black Edition
    Intel 990x
    12GB (3x4GB) G.Skill 2000mhz CL8
    3x Nvidia Gtx 470
    SilverStone Strider Plus 1000w
    Corsair F120 SSD

    Cooling:
    2x Thermochill TA120.4
    2x Laing 10w
    1x Koolance RP402x2
    12x Noiseblocker XL2
    Aquaero for fan Controll
    All psu cables will be custom made and will feature the "no heat-shrink" sleeving touch :p


    this case was originally meant for the Snow White Project, but problems with the powder coating (excessive paint) made me scrap the case, and paint a new one. Until i decided that i could use this case for me, since it was free anyway :p

    at first i thought of using a 480 and 360 Thermochill TA radiators as well as a Laing E10 pump...
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    but then i thought... "uhm... maybe a little overkill, no??" :p
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    then i dropped that idea and decided to use two 480 rads at the bottom, which meant moving the psu to the 5.25" bay compartment. (don't mind the 800D at the back :p)
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    Since everything is going to be watercooled I won't be needing the top mesh
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    The new (narrower) vertical bars i was planing on using to allow for a 120mm on the back
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    Lian-li Aluminium Wheels. IMHO they look like they were made for this case. they go so well with the cases round corners on the front
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    Needed to add a plexi spacer for clearance
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    5.25" that were cut for the hot-swap system that won't be used any more...
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    And the parade of parts going to waste continues... this time is the midplate
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    And the backplate
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    To do list:
    - Midplate
    - 5.25" bays
    - Mb tray
    - Side panels (the ones painted don't fit the case, therefore -> trashed)
    - Front pannel

    basically all the interior is going to be made from scratch... :rock:
     
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  2. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    Cpu waterblock chosen was Aquacomputer Kryos XT
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    I decided create a new cover...
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    And after a few tries... success!!!
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    will do something similar on the vga blocks. Aquacomputer AquagraFX nickel for the GTX470.
     
  3. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    while i try to finish the cpu waterblock, why don't i show you what i've done with the vga waterblocks :p

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    And the weapons of choice were... Aquacomputer AquagraFX GTX470 Nickel.
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    One of the reasons i prefer these blocks over other solutions, they include standoff's
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    Using the single slot pci plate makes the cards look so much better and slimer :p
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    And it's custom backplate time :) used a different scheme than usual.
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    The more i looked at the waterblock, the less i liked the top cover (too much of the same colour) so i decided to take care of that as well...
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    Almost...
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    Almost there...
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    Finished look :)
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    Nice Acetal + Nickel Look, don't you think :p
     
  4. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Very nice colours- great start!
     
  5. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Awesome! All that stands out now is those capacitators - polish em! :D
     
  6. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    i'll think about it :D
     
  7. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    I got a few more ideas for the case by looking/getting inspiration from my G.skill Trident heatspreaders as well as the TJ11.
    The idea here is to widden the case a bit (call it a wide body kit, if you like :p)
    To do that i thought of interleaving white and black plexi screwed to the chassi of the case on the side "ribs" that were used to fix the side panels, layer over layer until i got the with i wanted

    Started the process of cutting the plexi, marking, drilling and finally threading all around the case...
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    First Layer is complete
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    Don't mind the screws. Those are temporary :)
     
  8. dream1

    dream1 New Member

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    Ooh You got very big pump where did you get it ??? Nice build :) keep it going :)
     
  9. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    i got it from laing.de directly
     
  10. Shazbom

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    yo ColdzeroTeam keep it up.. can't wait to see where you going to put the psu... =)

    +i've never seen such a big pump. how much stronger is that comparing to the d5 pump?
     
  11. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    You have alot of really nice stuff floating about this mod. this is going somewhere very good!!
     
  12. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    Tks :)
    This pump can do 4500L/H and 4.5meters of pressure. It also has a knob to controll it from 1-7. and Consumes 62w. 230v
    it's generally used for circulating water in house heating systems :p

    tks :)
     
  13. paz45

    paz45 New Member

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    Nice will be watching
    always enjoy your mods:thumb:
     
  14. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    dude this is awesome, nice job! *subscribed* All these project mods I'm seeing with TJ07's seriously making me want one of these instead of a Xigmatek Elysium, DAMMIT! :)
     
  15. AnG3L

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    Epic awesomeness on the way!!!!!
     
  16. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    Tks :)
    this case is still my all time favourite

    hope so my friend :p
     
  17. KiiYzOo

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    love the paint job makes it look like it's made out of white delrin :D
     
  18. stefan442

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    nice white build :D so many good mods going on atm!
     
  19. ColdzeroTeam

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    Here come the rest of the pieces...
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    First layer in place
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    Another white layer and things begin to take shape...
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    Second layer, and you can begin to notice the desired effect.
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    First side done :)
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    Only thing missing is the side panel in black plexi.
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  20. Razarach

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    wow. This looks beautiful ;)
     

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