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Silverstone TJ11 Carbon

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  1. kier

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    Hello my friends.

    About 4 weeks I was doing nothing, My wife was getting crazy.
    But now it is here ......... a new build, with a beautiful case, the Silverstone TJ11
    When I first saw the case I had something like "I to want to mod this one"

    I must admit that a number points are not so nice at this case.
    This "negative" points I will certainly adjust. But they have also a lot of beautifull things renewed.
    The main hardware and other materials

    De hardware:

    Case: Silverstone TJ11
    PSU: Coolermaster 1200w
    Motherboard: I’m not quite sure, but for the fitting and measuring, gonna use a EVGA Classified E759
    Processor: i7 930
    GPU: 3 x GTX 480
    Memory: 6 x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600
    HDD: 2 x SSD 120GB And some sata

    Cooling:

    Water cooling of course, but have to gather and brainstorm what best suits the TJ
    So it’s a bit of a gray area. But I have some great ideas.
    For now:

    2 x EK 360 radiator
    EK HF Supreme plex
    EK Ram cooler plex
    BitspowerSilver shiny
    Tygon tube Transparant
    And more…….

    Other products/ materials:

    MDPC Sleeve, colors: Black and...........yellow
    Carbon fiber film
    SMD lighting I think, but not too much this time
    Some Acryl, yellow and black

    About what exactly will happen, I will not say too much for now. I have a lot of ideas;)

    The beginning:

    My hero the guy of GLS, delivered the package of highflow.
    Luckily, he treats the case with love and the TJ is without damage.
    It’s big, really big…………..but beautifull

    De Silverstone TJ11

    The box

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    Out of the box

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    Inside

    Top-mounted slide out motherboard tray

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    9 uninterrupted 5.25” drive bays

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    9+1 expansion slots

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    6 x 3.5” hard drive trays

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    Dual see-through air intake vents

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    Dual ATX/PS2 PSU compartment

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    2 x AP121 fans with hot-swap adapters

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    Extra large motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplates

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    And a little box with small stuff

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    Manual……….lol

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    Fasteners, unfortunately silver not black. Missed opportunity

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    SSD Brackets

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    Horizontal mount bracket for the PSU

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    Filter

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    PSU cable

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    And a Silverstone logo for on the case or something. could laugh about this

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    Because the painted this on my beautiful expensive case

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    Do not mind that it’s made in China, but please don’t do this anymore
    This was the case step by step. next challenge is to brainstorm how to install the various components.
    New case, new challenges I love it :clap: ............... to be continued;)

    Grtzzz.
     
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  2. erocker

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    Love that case!

    Protip: use a sugarcube to remove the paint. It's abrasive enough to remove the paint but not do any damage to the aluminum. Works good on plastic too. :toast:
     
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    Black and yellow you say? Interesting. I'm curious how this works out as I'm a tad bit sceptical towards those 90° flipped motherboard tray cases. On an esthetic level.
     
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    I had the same thing about the flipped board, but i'm thinking this is for the modding becoming very nice.
    And black, yellow and carbon is original and a very good combination I think.
     
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    subed... nice case...
     
  7. kier

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    Gonna try this, thanks

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    Update: dismantling the TJ

    What a pleasure, I didn’t need this today. No rivets in this case

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    Only used this one

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    Have almost the entire case apart and this is what’s left

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    First removed the air intakes what was quiet easy apart from one thing

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    The speed controllers on top are not with a connector, so had to remove it from the case

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    Back side with the filters

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    Hotswaps also removed

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    These will still be used

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    The fans from the bays

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    When this was out, had playtime with some motherboards
    Find the board

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    Small isn’t it, can you see it?
    No, not this one......... but for now this one

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    Still is a nice motherboard with the EK blocks. Maybe it willstay with some changes to the red, but I’m still not sure

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    Back of the tray. Enough space for swapping the backplate

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    Enough slots

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    Continuing the dismantling. The top panel is simply push / click, but it’s a very nice design, therefore some pics;)

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    Other side

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    Quick look at how it’s gonna be with a 360 radiator

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    PSU in..........lots of space :)

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    Further......still with my Phillips screwdriver, the drive bays. Very easy to disassemble

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    Had to disconnect the power switch because it is connected to the switch on top

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    Nice hole can be adjusted

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    Omg where is the TJ?

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    Midplate. This was a bit more difficult, I had to remove the motherboard slide
    But still managed without too much trouble

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    It’s huge ……..63 cm

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    Hmmm, not much left of it

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    And again placed the 2 radiators inside with the fans on the inside pulling air through the radiators

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    Like this I have enough space between radiators for the tubes

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    psu in it. Not the psu that is finally coming in, but I had this one lying around

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    And some pictures of the color combination
    Carbon and black

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    Yellow sleeve with it

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    And always nice..........the black one

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    Looks nice!!!

    Just ordered some stuff for the case itself. I will keep you informed ;)
    Grtzzz.
     
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    Update: First carbon practice

    3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM

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    Yesterday been playing with the carbon film

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    To test my skills, I have coated my classified block with the film
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    Also my Supreme HF coated. Again before

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    And now with carbon look

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    Put everything on the motherboard

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    Also did the laptop

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    Just kidding

    The waiting is for the materials now, but luckily I have some stock
    For the radiators I’m gonna make a sort of bracket, from beginning to end of the case, at least on the visible side

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    other side gets an open area for cables and other purposes
    Piece of iron plate with the angle to cut

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    Round edge marked

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    Cutout for the psu

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    And here the custom plate, perfect fit

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    Opening made for the radiator, so that you don’t see the mounting holes and just straight to the air intake of the sidepanel

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    Sidepanel on it

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    Rear intake is gonna be closed and the whole will be covered with carbon

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    That’s it for today.
    Bye bye
     
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    Update: Front plate

    Fortunately i’ve received some products this week, modding time !!!
    To place some hdd’s put the hdd bays together

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    To get this build a little over the top I’m gonna put in 3 BP hdd coolers. A while ago I had two from L3p bought for a future build, but this is the perfect case for the coolers. So This week i’ve bought the third. L3p Thanks man!

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    Later on hdd's underneath with some support at the sides

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    The bay is accessible and gonna be placed like this

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    And i’ve used an old piece aluminum panel that I had left after a window cutout ........ never throw something away

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    Draw some Lines for the jigsaw

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    After some sawing and filing it already starts to take shape

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    Adhesive tape over it to see how it is going to be

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    And tried without tape

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    After that the slot for the slim-line DVD-RW

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    And then put the plate on the upper and lower bay cover with

    3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape #4010

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    And put everything back

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    But not finished yet ....... missing something.

    I ordered some yellow acrylic. Really a gamble because no pictures were there of the yellow color
    But fortunately it is just the right color that fits with my yellow sleeve

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    Made some french fries

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    And made the yellow lines in the slots of the hotswaps. Don’t have to be open because the water cooling. And the yellow lines will come back more often in this build

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    And the remaining three hotswaps finished

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    Imagine the front plate with carbon film (vertical straight lines)
    And finally a hardware exchange. The Classified goes out the to a buddy of mine, he was in love with the carbon blocks. And I got an nice opportunity

    Rampage III Extreme

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    With EK full cover block

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    This will also be covered with carbon;)

    That's it............Grtzzz
     
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    Update

    Now that I have the REIII I can not stay behind in order to coat it with carbon. Before I'm going to do this, there is some treatment needed.
    If I stick the carbon film without doing this, you will see the holes where the bolds are in
    That's why I’m gonna cover the holes. What we need:

    Detergent

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    Ammonia with some cotton swabs

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    And some silicone sealant

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    First I have cleanedand degreased the holes and bolts

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    Then the put the sealant in it and smoothed it with detergent on the finger

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    When everything was dry I put the carbon on. Heated the carbon with the heatgun to get the Straight edges

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    Cut the edges and lines with a sharp knife

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    Then it was time to treat the motherboard. Screwed the The original blocks off and used a cleaning kit to clean everything

    Arctic Silver ArctiClean Reinigingskit

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    A few drops

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    And it's clean

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    Placed the Waterblock

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    Finished

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    I also changed the cover of the radiator, as I need to have optimum heat dissipation. That's why I cut a 120mm hole next to the radiator
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    This fan will blow the hot air out from the lower compartment

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    To still stay a little original , I’ve have made a custom midplate, this will be covered with yellow acryl

    1mm Aluminum plate


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    First tape it and marking it

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    Total shot coming up. The air intakes in the side panels are in my opinion not pretty, but it offers a possibility to use it for 2 aquaero's
    Made a bracket and fitted it with an old Aquaero

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    For this one also created openings for the midplate that still has to be bent. I had hoped that I already could showed, but I'm still waiting for my new little folding machine

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    Then placed the two Aquaero's VF

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    Placed the midplate in front

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    Also placed the side panel

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    To get smaller recess in the side panel I have a made a piece of aluminum and marked it

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    And made this also with openings in the size of the display of the aquaero, s

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    These I put on the inside and on the outside I have made another piece

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    This I have made as tight as possible because there wil be later on carbon on it and I do not want to have ugly edges visible. Just put a little bit carbon on it to show what the intention is

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    Soon as I'm going to do the whole panel, and maybe I’m gonna place another acrylic display for it

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    Am also has been busy with the hardware and the WC stuff. Gonna place the reservoir at the back. For this there are coming 2 x EK-DDC X-RES with 200mm reservoirs
    To see how it will look i’ve placed them like this

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    Fits tightly next to my Corsairs

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    Placed the two GTX480, third one is coming. Still gonna do someting with the gpu’s

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    Now there are nickel backplates but these will be exchanged with black ones

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    Nice to have Corsair

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    Tuesday my folding machine is coming and I can finish the midplate

    That's it on my last day of my vacation, tomorrow back to work ........... unfortunately
    Updates will now take a bit longer

    Grtzzz.
     
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    Small Update:

    This week i've got my little hightech folding machine, real nice addition to my tools

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    Ok, lets bend something,

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    And the midplate part one

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    And sawn the midplate part two from the yellow acryl

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    And put it al together

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    Everything is gonna be poadercoated later on

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    And next step is to measure al the slots for the cables and the WC

    To be continued ;)
     
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    Sleeve Update:
    Today there's rain in the netherlands, a lot of rain, so a good excuse to go sleeving
    For this I'm gonna renovate my Be quiet my 1200w power. This was one of the first PSU I've ever sleeved. And in the meantime, I've learned some things to do a beter sleevejob
    Renovation work includes: giving cables the same size, heatshrink equal size, tighten the sleeve on the wires and add a color.

    Just a little tip, if you start using a light color sleeve, it is best to use same color electrical tape around the wire as the sleeve color
    This is because the color of the wire always stands out. Orange, black etc. you can see the color through the sleeve
    Not shocking but "no compromise";)

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    Yellow sleeve............ yellow insulation tape

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    Now you see no other color through the yellow

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    All black heatshrinks renovated

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    And the wires of the PSU are finished, did also extend the wires for this big case

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    Now the modular cables, with the same color scheme

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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.
     
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    Very impressive so far! Thanks for sharing this build with us. :toast:
     
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    Awesome work so far. I neither have the balls or the patience to do what you do. Can't wait for more updates.
     
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    I like how your single-sleeved cables aren't split apart. Most of the ones I see lately are messy because the cables start going every direction...
     
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    lol, thnx ;)

    Good to be here, and love the great replies

    It takes a little patience yes, but always satisfied when it's done (most of the time)
    Updates coming up :)

    Sick in a good way i hope :D thanks

    I really hate messy cables, this part is always where some time needs to be spend I think
     
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