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Case Mod - In Progress TJ07 'Reaper'

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by montymole, 13 Aug 2015.

  1. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Hello Guys I have been working on this build in my spare time over the past few weeks as I needed a workstation as my main gaming rig is not finished yet and my last finished one GT3 RS has been sold due to an offer I could not refuse.
    I have been using a test bench as my daily driver and it had to be sorted so I wanted to create a moody and dark PC to suit the MSI X99 SLI Plus board and this TJ07 was the one I used last year for my Red Candy PC it had been an empty shell with need for stripping normally I would take a case and have it dipped in acid but I wanted to do all this myself for that extra bit of pride knowing the toil and hours of work are worth it ..


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    Then I took it round to my friends powder coating shop and had it done in a nice matte black the internals did not need stripping or new finish just a clean up as I knew a steel mid plate will be going in and I am not using the optical rails.

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    The MNPCTech Feet also got coated they was a little worse for ware and needed some love you can also see the Cooler Master Silencio PWM fans which are very quite and seem to have good Static Pressure .

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    So this project has been kindly sponsored by

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    The Specs:
    Intel 5820k
    MSI X99 SLI Plus
    980 GTX
    Samsung SM951 256 GB PCIE SSD
    Crucial DDR4 2400 MHZ 16 GB (Ebuyer)
    Crucial BX100 500 GB SSD ( Ebuyer
    Seagate 4TB Surveilance HDD (Ebuyer)
    Silverstone 750W Strider Gold PSU with Black Cable Set
    Silverstone TJ07
    Cooler Master Silencio PWM 120mm fans X4

    EK Waterblocks for CPU . GPU, Fittings , Radiator
    Aqua Computer Aquatube
    MNPCTECH Case Feet
    E22 Ultra Clear

    E22 Laser Etching

    So 1st thing was making the new mid plate this was a piece of 1mm thick steel picked up at B&Q

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    drilled and riveted it for that industrial / moody look I was going for in my head
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    Got some of the old Caustic Soda out for removing anodizing ..

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    Pump is braided and mounted ...


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    The rear panel was a Pulse modding one the threads on the PCI brackets were shot and I had no option but to drill them out and use a nut and bolt ...

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    Some Hardware shots next ....

    MSI X99 SLI Plus ..

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    From SilverStone
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    Next some Awesome E22 later Etching ......

    I took some more of the 1mm steel etch primer then matte black and took it over to E22 HQ

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    and then this ....

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    Riveted again

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    The HDD and SSD with the drain tap down below

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    So next we have pics of the assembled PC so if you do not want to see yet ..........................................................................





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    This is where I leave it back later with more pics of the filled loop and some lighting installed bye for now folks. :thumb:
     
  2. DBRichard

    DBRichard What's a Dremel?

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    That bare looks really nice, that's one awesome looking system bro
     
  3. montymole

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    Small update with a few pics I took whilst playing about with the lighting, It is going for a little photo shoot in the morning so I shall be concluding this small project log with some good shots this week.

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    These were taken with a very high ISO but the mood of the PC is captured well I feel.

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  4. MODZERO

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    Looking great mate!

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  5. montymole

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    Thanks mate , will have more pics soon Nate took a few of it today I will upload as soon as I get them
     
  6. montymole

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    Final Pics

    Hello again folks this is the last update of this brief project log and here are some rather nice photo's taken for my by Nate from E22.

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    Thanks for viewing.
     
  7. Icelander

    Icelander Minimodder

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    ;) I loved it...
     
  8. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    Thank you mate appreciate you looking at this :)
     
  9. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Still my favorite case! Very well done, simple but effective.
    How's temps with gpu and cpu in parallel? Thinking about the same loop now.
     
  10. montymole

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    Thanks for the reply :)

    The Temps are not that bad considering how its set up 45c idle 63 load with 4.4GHz @1.21v

    The D5 needs to be turned up or the flow rate was not enough and this causes a lot of turbulence in the Res but I am happy with the temps and noise overall :)
     
  11. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Thanks man. Will look into parallel a bit since i like how neat it looks.
     
  12. Gazmtk

    Gazmtk What's a Dremel?

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    The Red Coolant really brings the black and metal look together ;)
    I am about to start a TJ07 build myself and honestly you have given me some inspiration on a few problem area's I had in mind :)
     
  13. montymole

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    Thank you , and if you need to know anything about the case just ask me in a PM I know them inside out :)
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looks lovely. How are the temps with that parallel setup?
     
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    The Temps are not that bad considering how its set up 45c idle 63 load with 4.4GHz @1.21v

    The D5 needs to be turned up or the flow rate was not enough and this causes a lot of turbulence in the Res but I am happy with the temps and noise overall
     

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