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Case Mod - In Progress Silverstone TJ11 Carbon.....Final pics

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 6 Jul 2011.

  1. kier

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    Hello my friends.

    About 4 weeks I was doing nothing, My wife was getting crazy.
    But now it is here ......... a new build, with a beautiful case, the Silverstone TJ11
    When I first saw the case I had something like "I to want to mod this one"

    I must admit that a number points are not so nice at this case.
    This "negative" points I will certainly adjust. But they have also a lot of beautifull things renewed.
    The main hardware and other materials

    De hardware:

    Case: Silverstone TJ11
    PSU: Coolermaster 1200w
    Motherboard: I’m not quite sure, but for the fitting and measuring, gonna use a EVGA Classified E759
    Processor: i7 930
    GPU: 3 x GTX 480
    Memory: 6 x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600
    HDD: 2 x SSD 120GB And some sata

    Cooling:

    Water cooling of course, but have to gather and brainstorm what best suits the TJ
    So it’s a bit of a gray area. But I have some great ideas.
    For now:

    2 x EK 360 radiator
    EK HF Supreme plex
    EK Ram cooler plex
    BitspowerSilver shiny
    Tygon tube Transparant
    And more…….

    Other products/ materials:

    MDPC Sleeve, colors: Black and...........yellow
    Carbon fiber film
    SMD lighting I think, but not too much this time
    Some Acryl, yellow and black

    About what exactly will happen, I will not say too much for now. I have a lot of ideas;)

    The beginning:

    My hero the guy of GLS, delivered the package of highflow.
    Luckily, he treats the case with love and the TJ is without damage.
    It’s big, really big…………..but beautifull

    De Silverstone TJ11

    The box

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    Out of the box

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    Inside

    Top-mounted slide out motherboard tray

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    9 uninterrupted 5.25” drive bays

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    9+1 expansion slots

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    6 x 3.5” hard drive trays

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    Dual see-through air intake vents

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    Dual ATX/PS2 PSU compartment

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    2 x AP121 fans with hot-swap adapters

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    Extra large motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplates

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    And a little box with small stuff

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    Manual……….lol

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    Fasteners, unfortunately silver not black. Missed opportunity

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    SSD Brackets

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    Horizontal mount bracket for the PSU

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    Filter

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    PSU cable

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    And a Silverstone logo for on the case or something. could laugh about this

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    Because the painted this on my beautiful expensive case

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    Do not mind that it’s made in China, but please don’t do this anymore
    This was the case step by step. next challenge is to brainstorm how to install the various components.
    New case, new challenges I love it :clap: ............... to be continued;)

    Grtzzz.
     
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  2. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo New Member

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    Always a pleasure to watch you work Kier, subscribed on blind faith. But where are you getting all cool stuff? (looks at sponsors) Dammit. It's like you shake a sponsor tree and it rains awesome!
     
  3. -Jv-

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    I think he just built up a very good reputation because of his awesome previous builds and sponsors tend to give more to good modders I think..

    Looking forward to your ideas for this case.
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I was very tempted by this case, but the price was just too much :( I went for an Xigmatek Elysium instead. Is strange how then printed that on the back, never seen that before...

    I have subbed :)
     
  5. kier

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    Thnx, Most of the stuff I have is from buying and selling. I wish I had a sponsor tree :hehe:
    most of the sponsors has came to me instead of contacting them. I think the key is hard work, be original, be yourself and...............no compromise

    Thank you, reputation is important for sponsors yes I think. also the trust relation is very important
    It,s all giving and taking

    Your right, It's a lot of money, but I was in love the first time I saw this one
    And wanna do the TJ11 because there not much buildlogs with it
    And the printing on the back, lol.............gonna make "Made by kier" :D
     
  6. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Progress dude, we want progress:D
    A worklog must have progress so start cutting that thing up:dremel:

    Liked your last mod, and this one already seems to be interesting:D
     
  7. kier

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    Dismanteling the TJ as we speak, (almost all apart)
    and I used only a screwdriver lol. No rivets in this one........modders heaven:clap:
    for now no :dremel: not yet:D
     
  8. mnpctech

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    I'm really excited about this build! You've got one of the most desired cases currently on the market paired with a modder who has rapidly risen to the top of his realm. It's like anticipating a big sporting event...ha!

    I approached kier about sponsoring him after he won MOTM. We had already established an ongoing dialogue after I contacted him about featuring his Cooler Master HAF-X on my blog. I ask people that I've gotten to know personally or observed over a long period of time. ...After all, they're representing me and my business.

    Besides Talent! they should also possess these attributes

    1. Already has established work on the web, including other popular forums.
    2. Can author a work log with good photography.
    3. Friendly & Positive Attitude! Answers viewer questions
    4. Easily reachable and can maintain open dialogue with me.
    5. Fulfills my obligations, ie: posts our banner, store photos and links.

    So there you have it, and I just may be watching you! :thumb:
     
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  9. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Hehe yeah. That HAF X build is one of my all time favorits ;)
     
  10. kier

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    You forget one thing Bill........the love for modding the world :thumb:
    When you are sponsored, you are representing a company and all its products

    Thanks, gonna tell you a little secret, I'm thinking to put some straight tubing in the TJ also
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -Well, I'm in too, then.:D
     
  12. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yay! Finally a TJ11 project log! I was a bit concerned it was never gonna happen! Great to see this and Bloody_Pete's Elysium build. It's been a while since we've seen some decent new water-cooling friendly cases come under the Dremel.
     
  13. -Jv-

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    That creeps me out.. :waah:
     
  14. jeckulz

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    SPENDIN THE DOLLA!

    Nice man, not a fan of the see thru vents in the 11, the 7 is a much nicer design IMO.
    Will be interesting to see where you go with this ;)
     
  15. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Always good to watch Kier, can't wait for more.
    Look at mine and Jeckulz's location!
     
  16. kier

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    Update: dismantling the TJ

    What a pleasure, I didn’t need this today. No rivets in this case

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    Only used this one

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    Have almost the entire case apart and this is what’s left

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    First removed the air intakes what was quiet easy apart from one thing

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    The speed controllers on top are not with a connector, so had to remove it from the case

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    Back side with the filters

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    Hotswaps also removed

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    These will still be used

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    The fans from the bays

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    When this was out, had playtime with some motherboards
    Find the board

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    Small isn’t it, can you see it?
    No, not this one......... but for now this one

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    Still is a nice motherboard with the EK blocks. Maybe it willstay with some changes to the red, but I’m still not sure

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    Back of the tray. Enough space for swapping the backplate

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    Enough slots

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    Continuing the dismantling. The top panel is simply push / click, but it’s a very nice design, therefore some pics;)

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    Other side

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    Quick look at how it’s gonna be with a 360 radiator

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    PSU in..........lots of space :)

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    Further......still with my Phillips screwdriver, the drive bays. Very easy to disassemble

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    Had to disconnect the power switch because it is connected to the switch on top

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    Nice hole can be adjusted

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    Omg where is the TJ?

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    Midplate. This was a bit more difficult, I had to remove the motherboard slide
    But still managed without too much trouble

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    It’s huge ……..63 cm

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    Hmmm, not much left of it

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    And again placed the 2 radiators inside with the fans on the inside pulling air through the radiators

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    Like this I have enough space between radiators for the tubes

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    psu in it. Not the psu that is finally coming in, but I had this one lying around

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    And some pictures of the color combination
    Carbon and black

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    Yellow sleeve with it

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    And always nice..........the black one

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    Looks nice!!!

    Just ordered some stuff for the case itself. I will keep you informed ;)
    Grtzzz.
     
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  17. craig - toyoracer

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    Nice update Richard. Yellow, black and carbon sweet Bumble Bee :lol: With 2 rads, fans, and PSU in really shrinks airflow area eh?
     
  18. Stem83

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    good start, another MOTM on the way?
     
  19. kier

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    Thanks,
    Pulling air true the radiators, air going up and to the back, maybe gonna make air vents in the bottom

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    You think so? That would be great ;) thnx
     
  20. KidMod-Southpaw

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    How many drill bits!?
    Great update, it's looking very good, that yellow sleeving is nice!
     

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