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Case Mod - In Progress TRANSFORMER CASE updated 29.03.2014

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by arg-ist, 29 Jan 2014.

  1. arg-ist

    arg-ist Member

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    TRANSFORMER(updated 07.03. 2014)

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    My aims to build this case are as follows:
    I was fed up with putting my head into the case when mounting in it.
    Therefore, I decided to build a case that would allow me to install everything from outside.
    For this purpose, all parts were planned in a way that they can be taken out and they were attached to the case with hinges.
    Mainboard, radiators, HDDs, all were built in a way that they can be taken out.
    It was easier to do that with an air cooled case, but it was rather difficult with water cooling.
    Putting fan controllers, control panels etc. on the unseen side of the case was among my primary goals.
    If we built a case where the front side can be seen, it would be meaningless to have side windows that would show inside of the case.
    For this reason, I decided to combine the front panel with the side window.
    Everything needed to be in front of my eyes
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    these are some of the parts that ı have used

    MB Asus Rampage III Extrem Black
    CPU İntel 960
    RAM Corsair dominator
    VGA Evga 680 Classified
    Waterblock MB EK fullcover
    Waterblock CPU Swiftech
    Waterblock RAM EK
    Waterblock VGA Evga
    Rad 2X360 Thermochill TA + 2x120 120 EK
    Rez. 2X250mm
    Pump 2X MCP 655 wit speed adj.
    HDD cooler 4x passive Cilence HDD cooler
    Filter 2X Aquacomputer
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    OTHER WORKLOGS

    PlayDoh Silverstone TJ07 - Acrylic tubing
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=267324


    SAK SAK 900 D CASE
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=271227

    JUMBO CASE
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=266554


    12 Angry Men 900 D Case
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=266585

    mmt 900D Case
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=266954

    ER36PO Level 10 GT - Acrylic tubing
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=269227

    How to make BENCH CASE from an old ATX
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=277334

    self made COSMOS II Clear Panel
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=277478

    Graphic Equaliser Display
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=277610
     
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  2. arg-ist

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    Working on my old server case


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    We can not use removable trays, traying the whole tray out,for easy installation, becoue of watercooling and tubing.


    to open the MB tray ı used hinges.


    İf you use only one hinge you cann t open an L shaped MB tray


    There fore i combined two hinges together



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    Combined two hinges together. ı wonn 25mm space.and i can shift my tray 25 mm up and open.
     
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  3. arg-ist

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    Becouse the motherboard is installed 90 degree rotated. For the best solution for cooling. (Aircooling or watercooling.) all the cables exit from the top of the case. Therefore , ı made a plexi cover for the cables.

    I used a CNC router to cut plexi instead of CNC laser,becouse i did not wannt glossy cuts.

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  4. Boorach

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    Nice idea, will be interested to see how it all turns out.
     
  5. sixfootsideburns

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    looks like you have a some great progress mate, my only suggestion is cut down the unnecessary pictures. I don't know if I speak for more than myself, but I personally don't need to see the same thing for 4 different angles. Just my .02 as constructive criticism!

    keep up the good work mate! :thumb:
     
  6. arg-ist

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    I used 4x XILENCE HDD Coolers.
    Becouse ı wannt to use them vertical not horizontal , ı could not use the display on it.
    There fore ı made aluminium coolers to the front.and mouted them at sides of the case

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  7. arg-ist

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    al parts coated with epoxi primer and than painted with spray color mat black


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    there is 5 cm distance between MB tray and the cover

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    you can store all the cables between MB tray and cover

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  8. Xaine

    Xaine Death... destroyer of brain cells

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    Like the project bud, though can't help but wonderhw big this is gonna get lol, definitely in theme though, keep it up
     
  9. arg-ist

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    Plexi parts painted

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    Plexi parts on the case


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    backlighted with led strip


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  10. arg-ist

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    I wanted to make great panel for temp. controls
    For front panel ı used 16 LCD DİSPLAYS to see the temperaturs of .

    1X CPU + 2X GPUs + 4X rads +4X HDDs + 4X RAMs + 1X CASE

    I used 9 X 5.25 Drive Bays for these. I t was a failure . Today , ı think ,ı can make it with
    2 or 3 fan-temp controllers and use 3X 5.25 Drive Bays... İt must be changed…


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  11. thenotincluded

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    Very flashy, I love all the lights. Great build so far!
     
  12. arg-ist

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    I dont like tubing like this


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    And hoses like this ın a case.


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    I work always with a MB model ( 1/1) and Waterblocks mounted on it


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    I don’t like to pass from one block to another with hose when installing liquid cooling.

    Therefore, I decided to make connections on a single board.as middle plate I did …

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    This brought me about a bunch of hoses.

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    This was not what ı wanted to do..
     
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  13. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    how the hell one can grab my old AT case from storage room? need to check what else missed :D
     
  14. arg-ist

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    SELF CRITIC

    What I wanted to do on this case , what I could do , and what I did wrong.


    I wanted to make a case of nearly all pats movable. DONE

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    I wanted to get a muscular appearance. DONE

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    I wanted light visuals. DONE
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    I wanted a good watercooling, with 2X360 42X120 rads. DONE

    Becouse ı wanted , 90 degree rotated MB , For the best solution of cooling. (Aircooling or watercooling.) DONE



    I dont like tubing like this

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    And hoses like this ın a case.

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    I don’t like to pass from one block to another with hose when installing liquid cooling.
    Therefore, I make connections mostly on a single board on middle plate .
    Midplates that ı have made at my worklogs

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    I did …,
    But this brought me about a bunch of hoses. Becose al pass throuhg was on a single short line.

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    This was not what ı wanted to do..

    The hose (Masterkleer 7/16- 5/8) was very thin and soft

    I must find a new solution. Thicker and harder hose…1/2> 3>4and a new midplate

    And pass trough the midplate with Bitspower Through Hole Fitting Set

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    not with grommets

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    Becouse ı have used a thin and soft hose , I could not assure the hoses straight

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    I wanted to make great panel for temp. controls
    For front panel ı used 16 LCD DİSPLAYS to see the temperaturs of .

    1X CPU + 2X GPUs + 4X rads +4X HDDs + 4X RAMs + 1X CASE

    I used 9 X 5.25 Drive Bays for these. I t was a failure . Today , ı think ,ı can make it with
    2 or 3 fan-temp controllers and use 3X 5.25 Drive Bays... İt must be changed…

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    Therefore I installed the system, run it; then I uninstalled it to fix that error and started to prepare for a new version.

    Upgrade is comming soon.
     
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