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  1. NaMcO

    NaMcO New Member

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    Well, here is an odd name for something i've had in my mind for over 4 years. I finally decided to purchase the case of my dreams, the widely known and more-than-seen-and-modified Silverstone TJ07.

    It's going to be all black inside, there will be acrylic panels fully customized for the needs of this build and it will feature a dual loop, one for CPU and Motherboard, the other being used for the graphics card. Enough talk, here's the hardware, most of it is from my older build. The current case will house my GF's PC in the future...

    Computer parts:

    - ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard
    - GSKILL Trident PC3-16000 6GB RAM
    - Intel Core i7 920 CPU
    - EVGA GTX295 video card (might change soon, undecided)
    - PCPower & Cooling 750W Power Supply
    - Intel X-25M SSD x2 (RAID0) for OS
    - Samsung HD103SJ 1TB x2 (RAID0) for games, data, etc
    - Alphacool LCD dual bay
    - Scythe KAZE Master fan controller

    Watercooling parts:

    - Two Swiftech MCP-350 pumps
    - EK Acetal top for the pumps
    - EK 150mm reservoirs
    - Watercool HeatKiller LT CPU waterblock
    - Feser 480 Radiator
    - Feser 240 Radiator
    - Black Ice GTS 240 Radiator (for the top, might not use it)
    - Fractal white fans (undecided, depends on looks)
    - Enzotech 3/8" ID 5/8" OD fittings
    - Bitspower full cover block for Rampage 2 Extreme
    - EK MOSFET waterblocks in acetal
    - EK Nickel and plexi full cover block for the video card (undecided on video card)
    - Feser tube, colour depending on theme but will probably be white/blue (undecided)
    - Aquaero, will use it if i find a place to put it where only the display can be seen (undecided)

    Well, this is about it. I already bought some items and i currently await the fabrication of the rest of the acrylic parts so i can check proper clearance for every other component and what goes where.

    First thing to get is obviously the case...

    Here, starting to unpack and check whether everything is okay inside:

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    Yeah, poor neighbors... I play guitar and it's not soft music at all :nutkick:

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    Oh, there you are :p: Doesn't look bad, let's proceed :rockout:

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    Out of the box, everything seems to be in place. This is the older version, but it doesn't really matter as the tray will be *heavily* modified. I said modified, not butchered, no worries there :ROTF:

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    Some of the guys that will make part of this project, first ones to arrive :toast:

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    I really love this pump, loads of pressure and no noise operating.

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    Schythe Kaze Master, my preferred fan controller, will help me control noise/performance if required. Also it will cut down the dull look of the front case panels.

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    Swiftechs...

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    One of them has to be returned, it's missing some sort of holder in the bottom :wtf:

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    Unpacking the Kaze Master is a delight. Carefully packed, looks like it's got real high quality, and i surely hope so.

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    Components...

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    Blurryness :rolleyes:

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    Still with the protective film applied. Looks great tho :respect:

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    Last but not least, the great EK reservoir, let's see which colour will you hold inside :p

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    I love these brackets. Eddie surely knows his thing, looks great.

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    The FESER family finally made their way home.

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    I had no idea they offered a "corrosion blocker" with their 480 model. Nice!

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    There were no acetal tops available, but as the pumps will be hidden it's no big deal.

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    Here already assembled and properly sleeved. I know it's going to be hidden but if i didn't sleeve it, it would probably hunt me in my dreams, so... I did it! :roll:

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    I checked how much room would i have to work with once the radiators are in place...

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    This Feser 480 is really really huge. Can't even start to imagine how big is the 'Monsta' model :eek:

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    Here are the PCI-E covers already painted. I used 2 layers of primer and 2 layers of paint.

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    The guys responsible for the painting...

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    Wow, i'm amazed at the result. Turned out impressive :respect:

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    Most of this will be covered in the end, but if anything shows, i want it to be black.

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    Some other parts, in queue for the paint job.

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    Thanks for looking, next update will probably be bigger and with a few surprises :nutkick:

    Cheers!
     
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  2. MRCL

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    TJ07 goodness, I'll be watching this! And be carful with those EK res clip thingies, I just broke one :laugh:

    Can you do me a favor? How long are the switches on the Kaze Master fan controller? I thought about getting one, but the case has a door, so they can't be too long.

    Oh, and nice clean paint job!
     
  3. NaMcO

    NaMcO New Member

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    Thanks MRCL. Yeah i know they're fragile, i do think i won't get away without a disaster there, let's hope i will :D

    I can measure the KAZE for you once i get home in about 2 hours, no problem.

    Edit: The knobs measure 1,2cm from the panel.
     
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  4. NaMcO

    NaMcO New Member

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    Well... Today is the day where the heavier modding begins. The acrylic parts are about 80% complete and already here for the final adjustments (if required) and they look absolutely superb. Patuga (the guy who cut them) made a wonderful job.

    The main chassis looks like this for now...

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    Already painted the stands that keep the case's shape as intended...

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    This one's not difficult to figure out:

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    The attention to detail is breathtaking, unlike the photos which fail to display it properly:

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    So that part goes together with this one, also painted from the original case...

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    And also this acrylic one...

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    To form a customized TJ07 motherboard tray :toast:

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    Back view. There will be no fans, only on top as everything will be cooled by water.

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    This is a Power Supply holder also acrylic so it matches the other parts.

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    This is a 240mm radiator stand:

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    And its bigger brother which will hold the 480mm Feser:

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    Meanwhile you may try to figure out what this is... :p:p:p

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    Well, that's it for now. I will update soon with day shots and will also include the rest of the parts. There's a lot to assemble and organize now :D
     
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    I'll be watching this one. Keep up the good work.
     
  6. NaMcO

    NaMcO New Member

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    Well, here's some more development, going in slowly as these have been really busy days for me. Hope you enjoy them as much as i do.

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    Oh boy, this is what i call a mess... Just to think i have to make it look good :cry:

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    The backside (yay!) will look something like this...

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    Some sleeving done here:

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    PSU cables back to their original exit...

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    This time i even painted the soundcard bracket :cool:

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    I still have to swap the 8 and 6 pin cables, they're misplaced :slap:

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    Some more detail.

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    Say bye bye to the old waterblocks... Still waiting for the Bitspower motherboard block, being held at customs for 3 days now :banghead:

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    Wider view...

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    Now you all know where the reservoirs are going :toast:

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    That top fitting will have to be replaced by a 45º angle or else the tube won't fit.

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    More updates soon!
     
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    Wow, just saw this. Beautiful project! Subscribed.
     
  8. Thrackan

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    Hmm, I am looking at a "normal" mATX case instead of my current NZXT Rogue, and the TJ07 is nice! Wonder what you can do with it :)
     
  9. NaMcO

    NaMcO New Member

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    I went to customs today and got my BitsPower full cover block released at last. They had a wrong address plus they needed the PayPal proof of purchase to calculate tax. Meh.

    Well, here it is:

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    Magnificent packing, high quality block. Seen it once and *had* to have one. Ordered from FrozenCPU as i couldn't find it in Europe :(

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    Accessories, AS5 tube included :toast:

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    The QPI cooler part...

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    I went the EK way for the GTX295...

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    So let's begin undressing :rolleyes:

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    This one's done :cool:

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    And heading to the front part.

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    Great, loads of gunk to get rid of :eek:

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    Here too, can't leave it like this :mad:

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    Everything disassembled, lemme clean it now...

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    There, all done.

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    All packed together.

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    Now the BP guy ;)

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    X58 - Hot as Hell :mad:

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    The more calm ICH10R, originally hidden below the enormous ASUS cooler.

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    MOSFET area...

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    QPI Power Card:

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    Everything assembled, don't shoot me, i got all excited and forgot all about photos while assembling :slap:

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    BP 45º thingy.

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    Top section here...

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    Little plexi part that keeps the QPI board in place:

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    I do think it looks better than the AC block, just because of the colour:

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    General view prior to installing the rest of the blocks:

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    And farewell to you, did a nice job up until now :rockout:

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    More news as soon as it develops, thanks for looking!
     
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  10. DanishDevil

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    Gorgeous nickel plexi watercooling goodness! Jealous!
     
  11. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

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    Wow, great work! Can't wait to see it finished!!!!

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    v.nice !!! :eek:

    will be checking this out as you go.

    Love the small details, they all add up in the end to make it look really pro
     
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    Wow. I am just wondering if their is anything you are not going to completely dismantle before this is done. I also hope you tested the parts before beginning "The Project" because you have voided every warranty except the water cooling system so far.
     
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    Thank you guys. I am working on some details now and sleeving the remaining cables so there's not much to show for a few days (been too busy with work too). The missing parts should be here tomorrow and these include the mosfet waterblocks as well as the CPU waterblock and the other 250mm reservoir.

    @ TheLaughingMan

    Don't worry, this was mostly my (working) rig which is now having a facelift and case change. Even though i used extreme care with all the parts, i do hope everything is working once it gets finally reassembled :p
     
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    Just saw the water cooling blocks, outstanding.

    Looks awesome.
     
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    Oh the joys of doing a project while work is getting ya.. lol.. Can't wait for the finish product to be done!

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    Awesome, can't wait to see it.
     
  18. NaMcO

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    Well, here's some minor update...

    Pumps already mounted in their stand, rubber feet and all as well as temperature sensors underneath them so i can control their "fever" :laugh:

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    EK plexi tops:

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    After a HUGE delay, the blocks finally assembled :shadedshu

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    Yet another angle...

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    And some more...

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    General view. Shame about the pics quality, colours aren't *exactly* like that :mad:

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    I am waiting for the TJ07 to arrive once again as it went out for some modifications. Waterjet cuts in some parts to allow for tubing to pass, powdercoating paint job (i know, i know... all the wasted time and spray paint :shadedshu) and some other "surprises".

    There's one other item underway, should be here next week, i'll keep the secret going on so i have something to show while the '07 is away :D:D:D
     
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    Sounds good man!! THe pictures are sweet! and it's turning to be a great project!


    Where did you send it out to be powdercoated?
     
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    Those are some great pics. Great job man :toast:
     
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    NaMcO New Member

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    Thank you guys. Sent out to the same guy who made all the acrylic parts ;)
     
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    Sweetness. Thnx!


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    Absolutely incredible, subscribed for more updates!
     
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    NaMcO New Member

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    When you see one of these...

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    You know what's happening, right?

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    There's a new PSU in town and she's being murdermodded :rockout:

    More soon :p:p:p
     
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    Cable sleeving! Fun...

    At least you chose a nice color scheme to work with. Lol
    A mix of black and blue will be cool if done right. Looks like that's what you're going for at the moment.
     

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