Scratch Build – In Progress Projekt Alphatier Casecon with two Monster Radiators

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  1. mapim

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    Hi guys this is my first Casecon called Alphatier

    I am from germany and all typos ar for your Entertainment XD but i try my best.

    The name Alphatier is because of the two massive Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 180mm Triple Radiators. They are the biggest Radiators Alphacool offers. I have build the case around them. There is no Case wehre these Monsters fit so i had to build one.

    Alphacool Germany and hardwarmax.net helped me out with massively the Watercooling Components so a BIG THANK YOU to them. Without them i would not be able to afford a Projekt like that.

    The concept of this whole Build is to create an open unique PC Case that is practical an can handle any Hardware you throw at it.
    I just cant see BIG BLACK BOXES anymore.
    The goal ist to create a mostly passive ultra silent PC .
    I also build the whole thing at home, basically in my room with pretty basic tools and materials that everybody can buy in the local hardware store.
    I did this on purpose to inspire people who think they can not do nothing cool because they do not have a whole workshop.

    This is how it looks right now but still a lot to do i will update this pic like i progress.

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    so lets begin with some Aluminum basic Tools and a Plan.
    behold my high-end workbench XD


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    behold the mighty Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 180mm Triple Radiator i added a 120mm Fan for size compression.
    U can also see the doner Case for the mainboard tray

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    now it ist time to add some profile to the Monster
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    The fans are Phobya Phobya G-Silent 18 700rpm Red LED an they dont look that Bad in the Dark. This will also be the outer radiator frame. i do not believe i will need to turn up the fans that often.

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    making some more framework

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    Nice start but very bad pics format (dimensions...) almost unwatchable and the pics host is engulfed with pop ups and other devilish push commercials (behold the pale sheep german-only speaking...)
     
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    thanks for the Tipp amagriva i uploadet and resized all the Pics . This buildlog has to be convenient to watch for you guys. I hope it works better now


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    So the outer frame is almost done and i have to add some fett of course. So you also get an idea why this is not youre nor normal tower build. And it is huge

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    next step will be the Mainboard and Hardware Aera. MB in front res, pump and cabels on the backside
    After i pulled the PCI Slots out of the doner Case i had to cut some Aluminum sheet to size that i found on the scrapyard. This will work as the backplate and NT holder

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    Mainboard Tray was a pice of work. I build it in a way that it can remove it when i need to. it was al lot of Fidelin around but it worked out quiet well.

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    I added some vinyl. I do not like to use Paint. Remember this is all done in the room where i also sleep in ;)
    U can also see here how i attached the Hardware aera to the outer radiator frame and wehr the PSU will sit.

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    I was not happy with how the Mainboard Backpannel looked an so i did some cuts and foldes and changed the colour to silver for a more uniform look.

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    Alphatier is a german Word that describes the BOSS Animal in the Pack ( Alpha-male) . Such a Beast needs some Claws of course. I also made a cross bar. That thing ist really sturdy i was pleasantly surprised how stiff the construction is when the radiators are mounted. OK i already have used over 100 M3 Stainless screws and washers at this point.

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    I made a hole in the Mainboardtray. You guys know the drill XD. And i also put some white Vinyl on the MB Tray because the original paint i was not looking that nice anymore.

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    While i was cleaning up my current system, i took out my Seasonic Platinum 1200 Watt PSU. Thank God for Modular Cables.
    Yes total overklill for my system but i bought it second Hand for a very decent price and could not rissest. I will have to make some holes for better Cable Management over the whole Case. But this ist the PSU that will give the Alphatier the Power that a beast like that needs .

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    I also made a unboxing Video of the Seasonic Platinum 1200 Watt PSU

     
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    Now that i test fitted the PSU i can make the cable routing holes. Altough Alphatier will be a reative open Case i still wannt to hide as much cables as i can. I planed a portion on the backside of the MB tray for that. On the backside will be also the positions for the D5 Pump and a small tube-res. But lets see when te watercooling gear arrives.

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    I am not a big fan of hard tubing. For Show builds or when you do not plan to change the hardware for a long time it is a good choice. But this is a more " easy" homemade situation Build, so i of course choose flex tubing.
    I use 13-10 tubing because i like the look.
    BUT If u start a new water cooling build i would recommend a 16-10 tube.
    The thicker Wals will bend better.
    I have used black Norprene tubing for a few years now and it is a very good tube, but i kinks quite fast (13-10 )
    A few months ago Mayhams announced Mayhems UV White Tubing (3/8 - 1/2) 10/13mm Tubing . And i used it in one of my other Builds.
    I really love the sleek white look ( do not care about UV ) and so Alphatier will have white vains. I made a few pics ;)
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    I have to wait for the Alphacool parts now, not much modding without that. The Alphacool guys are now in Taipei for Computex 2017 so it might take a while longer than usual until they have time to take care of my little order.

    Bad timing on my side XD . Eddy and Matthias if u read this i hope u have a good time there although i know that such tradeshows are  stressful. But a made some Pics of the Stainless screws that hold the Alphatier together. Already over 100 Washers were used. No rivets will pierce this Beast XD




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    I have build some simple Radiator Grills. Tried some different styles but less is more.

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