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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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    Always good to give some inspiration, thanks

    Lol, hi Mads. Nice to meet you overhere, so you are the famous Nutman ;)

    Me too, also looking forward for this. But first gonna work on every detail

    Thank you very much :clap:

    This TJ is really superb for modding, so easy to dismantel and put it together again
    God job Silverstone :thumb:
     
  2. kier

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    Update: First cut in the TJ

    Hi my modding friends. Did my first cutout in the TJ
    For the cpu power, needed to make the hole bigger for the connector

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    Now it fits trough

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    Also did some nice things for the midplate. Second cutout in the TJ

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    There goes the midplate :naughty: second part for the midplate is the aluminium cover
    Made some slots for all the cables

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    Third part is the yellow acryl, also made some slots in it. There's gonna be more, but for now only where the cables goes through

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    And the last layer......... the black acryl

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    Still need to do little adjustments to the acryl, but looking good allready
    Put some cables through.

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    Today my next GTX480 was coming in, so placed it. For now without the WC block
    EK has given my the third block with some other beautifull stuff, so this one is still coming

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    So made the last gpu slot

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    I know, a lot of black and yellow............hope you like it ;
    Hopefully my EK products and the MNPC Carbon is coming in this week, to let you show some more great stuff.
     
  3. mnpctech

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    It's coming along brilliantly dude, luv the cut-outs for the sleeving :thumb:
     
  4. kier

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    Thanks Bill, I think the black acryl is gonna be covered with carbon film, you can see every dust now on the acryl
     
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  5. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    Just browsed though your log. My heart skipped a beat when I just saw that, oh so :D , clean wiring to your mobo. Thing of beauty.(guess you might call it a fetish of mine lol) Sub'd and Rep to you! I'm still stare'n at it! :D
     
  6. techy0409

    techy0409 What's a Dremel?

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    amazing mod thus far. definitely watching this. :dremel: on.

    techy0409.
     
  7. kier

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    Good to hear ;) clean wiring is also a fetish of me, I think
    hate messy wiring :clap:
     
  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yeah, it's really nice wiring. Do you cut the wires to length yourself, or do you try bend the pre-installed wires in the right direction? I mean, the inner wire in a bend would be shorter than the outer one, so how do you bend them nice like that? And, do they STICK in that shape, or do you have to "re-bend" them from time to time?
     
  9. kier

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    Thanks, I didnt cut the wires, I actually extended the wires.
    The good or bad thing with sleeving is that it becomes very rigid
    So when bended and let it rest against the side of the slot in this case, it's gives a nice curve

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    pic above you can see the cables are resting against the front edge of the slot. The angle is also a thing to remember
    The cables that are in the inner circle are a bit longer now , but I'm always trying to create space to put this in
     
  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yeah, I think more or less all modders are going through the same problems regarding sleeving and cable management.
    I was just thinking that you might had stumbled upon a better solution, but I guess that's still to be invented?

    Hm... maybe heating up the cables while bent would make them keep the custom shape better without support from edges, slots, other cables, p-clips and such?
     
  11. Mosquito

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    When I helped a friend build a home server, What I did was used 1/16" steel rod, and put 1/8" heat shrink around it, and then put that inside the sleeving with the wires we wanted to curve and then bent the wires/rods. I did that with just the last 6" or so, to get a nice curve to go around to the back of the drive bays. I found it easiest to find the curve you want, and then tape or heatshrink the wires onto the bent rod before sleeving. Also obviously make sure you catch the rod in the heatshrink on the end of the sleeving.

    We didn't do it with the motherboard power though...
    I'm not sure how it would work on a per-wire basis, since I only did it with clumped SATA power cables...
     
  12. Neilc

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    I have to say that you overall build and especially the cabling is looking a little rough around the edges!!!:hehe: Seriously the cabling is stunning, I recently did a build and spent along time getting the cabling looking neat, but yours really is another level + 10.

    Really looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

    Keep the updates coming.

    Neil
     
  13. kier

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    Hi Neil, sorry for that. I promise to do my best to make this better next time. :D
     
  14. kier

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    Sponsor Update: EKWB

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    This week I received a very nice package with even beautifull products in from EKWB

    The package (always nice to receive packages)

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    Containing a fine collection of WC stuff

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    First a nice Coolstream360 radiator.
    EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)

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    3x EK-FC480 GTX Backplate Black

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    2x EK DCC Top with 140 reservoir
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    The last Block for the GTX480
    EK-FC480 GTX

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    Placed the DCC tops on the MCP355

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    Instead of 140mm reservoirs I’m gonna use[the oldEK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Basic (50mm)

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    Like this

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    The GPUs will be connected to the front res, need to adjusting the black acrylic to get a straight line to the inlet of the reservoir

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    The outlet of the pump is going down through the midplate to a draining point, and so on to the radiators

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    I also have placed the back plates and installed the last block on the GPU's. Always looks nice

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    And placed everything

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    EKWB thank you for making this update / build possible
     
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  15. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    WOW. Those GPU's looks beast in there, and the Res's reminds me of a power station. I like it! :thumb:
     
  16. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    ...everything's so crisp and precise. I love it.

    I'd kill to be able to mod a x3 video card sli/xfire. No really, do you need someone bumped off? ;)
     
  17. kier

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    Thanks ;)

    And monkeyfun I'll send you a list, lol
     
  18. Nutman

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    Looks nice - however, I think it looks a tad odd with the double 45-degrees Bitspower fittings coming from each pump. A 90-degrees fitting on each pump outlet would look better and be more in line with the philosophy of having straight angles for the watercooling tubes.
     
  19. kier

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    Thanks sir Nutman,

    When I do that i'm gonna get in trouble with the black/ yellow acryl lines ;)

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