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Case Mod - In Progress Tundra EVO TJ07- Nope not dead!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fr0Zen, 16 Nov 2012.

  1. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen back i guess

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    This is my first all out mod
    Im baseing this on an old beat up tj-07 that i got for the sole purpose of modding it. Im fitting a 360rad in the front drivebays, and a 480 in the "basement" the theme will be black and white with some aluminium bits. I plan to make a custom front from the top panel of my old corsair 500r
    Now first things first I did was to cut the midplate [​IMG]
    a few other cuts for cabels
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    then i cut the upper supportrail in two
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    the cut bits...
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    the moment of truth
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    I cut some brackes from angeled alu
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    Inside the case i used these wierd nuts
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    Thats it for now next is the hardware and the loop:thumb:
     
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  2. fr0Zen

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    The hardware Update!
    Since I’m fitting this system with this insane amount of radiators you must be thinking what kind of powerhouse is this going to be, well it isn’t the system is just my rig.
    Amd Phenom 955BE
    Asus Sabertooh 990FX
    8gb Corsair Vengeance LP 1600mhz
    Silverstone TJ-07
    Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 600W
    WD Blue 500GB
    Msi HD 6950 2gb @ Asus Hd 6970
    Nzxt White Cable Extensions

    Cooling :
    XSPC Raystorm
    EK FC6970
    Swiftech MCP35X and res for MCP35X
    EK fittings
    Clearflex tubing
    3 Fractal design 120mm fans
    4 Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm fans
    2 Arctic Cooling F9 PWM 92mm fans
    The business end of the rig all together
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    Loving the removable motherboard tray it made fitting the front rad easy and building the rig. Now the loop
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    The part that you can’t see is pump and res as it is in the basement next to the PSU
    Overall picture
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    Next midplate (if I can find white acrylic) and frontpanel
     
  3. fr0Zen

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    Okay so I didn’t make the midplate instead I made a cover, for the drive bays:
    Measuring [​IMG]
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    after some sanding and filing... perfect fit [​IMG]
    Then I drilled holes to fit the nuts [​IMG]
    After that remove the panel again [​IMG]
    Then after sanding it with some 60 grit lengthwise, on both sides. I reinstalled it and admired it
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    I will be using this lovely mayhems coolant next as I fill the loop :thumb:
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    Its full and leaktested for the past 12 hours
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    That is if for now.
    PWE
     
  4. fr0Zen

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    Its Alive!

    postponed the first boot 3 days after my Raystom leaked during the weekend. so i had to pull it a part and check the o-ring, only to find that it did not seal at one of the bolts. First boot this morning without any problems. I overclocked it to 4.1ghz and temps are as follows
    CPU
    Idle: 28C
    load:46C
    GPU
    Idle: 34C
    Load:46c

    I still have to make a midplate and front drivebay cover, HDD mount, and clean up all the cabels in the basement.
    PWE
     
  5. SilveR_172

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    Nice build im using the same coolant and have got a little color change in mine but i do like your placement of the rad in the front like how you've used the 2.5 bay to your advantage , what are you going to use to cover the bay
     
  6. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Very nice. Makes me wish my tj07 wasnt finished!!
     
  7. fr0Zen

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    @SilveR_172 the top mesh of my 500r. I will post som pics when i get home.

    @bdigital I dont think i will ever finish this one:D
     
  8. fr0Zen

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    Small update on the front panel
    I’m using the top mesh of my Corsair 500R to make the bay cover. First I removed the plastic frame from inside the panel it’s just held on with these “tabs”
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    Volia:)
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    Then I straightened all the tabs
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    I’m reusing the dust filter thou it is not going to have any effect on dust as I’m leaving the hole in the roof open . Here first without it. And the with it
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    Now all I need is to cut it to fit. And figure out how to mount it so that it looks clean.
    PWE
     
  9. fr0Zen

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    more OC

    So I can`t find white acrylic that I can justify the cost of buying.
    So I’ve been playing with overclocking the 955 and the 6950@6970bios
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    I know I can get both higher and still have sufficient cooling but I don’t have the nerve or skill to do so – AMD 955 guru needed!
    PWE
     
  10. fr0Zen

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    No real update yet just me having no motivation. + superpi32m is super addicting so I have spent all week pushing insane volts(1.65v) to try and get 1 core over 4.6Ghz stable. I hope to get the front panel done today. I’ve been toying around with the idea of having 2 fans pulling hot air out the top of the case. I’m using the old fans from my 500r and I still have 4 left, so 2 pulling air out the top of the case and adding 2 to pull air out the basement. However to do so I will need to create shrouds for the basement, a midplate and a mount for the 2 top fans.
    All feedback is welcome
    //pwe
     
  11. fr0Zen

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    YES! I finally got the front panel done and in place. First masking and measuring
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    I forgot to take pictures of the jigsaw action but here is the final piece [​IMG]
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    I mounted it using these tabs just bent 90degrees and then screwing the drivebays in behind the tabs.
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    I initially was going to make this piece in plexi but, I didn’t think that it would be strong enough so alu it was. [​IMG]
    Again masking and measuring
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    Drilling the pilot holes
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    And then the cordless ran out of power, so currently I’m waiting for it to recharge.
     
  12. fr0Zen

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    So I got the rest of the drilling done and here is the result [​IMG]
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    Now I don’t think that I have shown you the back of the case, thw hdd mount is temporery dont worry [​IMG]
    Also I have noticed that my tubing has gone greyish [​IMG]
    Well that’s it for now. Don’t be expecting any updates till after new year.
    //pwe
     
  13. XNine

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    Why is it I don't ever get tired of TJ07 Builds? Oh, that's right, because it's a sick case! :)

    Looking good! Awaiting more updates.
     
  14. fr0Zen

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    Thanks man. I will maybe post an update when i clean my desk so i can show you my "new"monitors.
     
  15. fr0Zen

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    I know it´s been a long time since the last update but I have made progress. The first thing was that my tubing was turning gray, so I drained the loop of Mayhems Pastel
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    and refilled it with deionised water, the little amount left of pastel in the rads means that I now have white water, my guess is that im running 20ml pastel in 2000ml h2o...... that won’t discolour my tubing. I got myself another mini display port to dvi
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    So now I can use all my monitors. I love it! I also got a Steelseries H7 headset :D
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    While the loop was empty I had time to take some pictures of my gpu
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    A friend of mine pointed out that the one thing that didn’t fit my theme was the cobber on the gpu block so I gave it a layer of white vinyl.
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    Here is the best macro shot I could get of the back of the gpu
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    I still need to figure out a proper way of mounting my hdd, as this is not pretty or safe
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    Now when I start sleeving I have to clean up this mess
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    That is it for now; I hope that you can see that i have tried to get better pictures.
    All feedback is appreciated!
    //PWE
     
  16. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I see the 1 star dickheads have been at it again. Pay no attention progress is looking really good so far :thumb: especially for a first proper mod. Like how you're already paying attention to the little details like the colour of the block. Can't wait to see how this turns out. :D
     
  17. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Great update lookong very nice so far. I love the TJ!
     
  18. fr0Zen

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    Thanks! yes the trolls hit my motivation hard. Well Update
    mocking up for new look.
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    bits all over the house:)
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    flushing the rads.
    http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s533/Fr0Zenpwe/image_zps85149803.jpg
    more of the mess
    http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s533/Fr0Zenpwe/image_zps512a11cb.jpg
    cut plate to fit 360 rad.
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    new pump mount.
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    and how it looks now! :)
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    i Know the image quality is shiat but it is the best i have.
    That is it for now as im still waiting for alu plate. next thing will be getting new tubing and res along with matte black vinyl and white, and carbon. i need to figure out a way to mount my fan controler and hdd.
    //PWE
     
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  19. AverageNinja

    AverageNinja Almost an EpicNinja

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    Always love a good old TJ07 :)
    Remember: can never have enough radspace ;)
     
  20. fr0Zen

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    you know it!:thumb:
     

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