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  1. arg-ist

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    TRANSFORMER CASE

    It is time to make some hardmods .Name of the new mod is TRANSFORMER.


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    There are alot of woklogs named as TRANFORMERS… influenced from the films transformers…

    But ı want to make a case that really can transform.. not only as name Transformer…

    My aims to build this case are as follows:

    I was fed up with PUTTING MY HEAD IN TO THE CASE when mounting in it.

    Therefore, I decided to build a case that would allow me to install everything from outside.

    There are alot of cases with Removable Motherboard Tray.On of the best and the largest is

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    But you cann t remove the tray if it is watercooled. Cann you do it…

    For this purpose, all parts of the case , 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.


    Another problem

    Mounting 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 , all of our watercooling parts and lighting…

    For this reason, I decided to combine the front panel with the side window.

    Everything needed to be in front of my eyes

    I built a case like these


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    and these is the result


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    At last ı must say THIS IS NOT A SHOW CASE !!!

    Show cases are different.

    Thıs is only a prototyp to make better cases for me… useful and functional…

    I shall write and show my erors, and my problems . I would be glad if you can help me with your thougts.

    I wannt to see , what cann ı transform on a case. arg-ist



    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

    Tubing Mastercleer 7/16>5/8 White



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    OTHER WORKLOGS


    Mac G5 Mod arg-ist

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/mac-g5-mod-arg-ist.207513/

    Playdoh Silverstone TJ07 Acrylic pipe and midplate

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/playdoh-silverstone-tj07-acrylic-tubing.206894/

    Jumbo case- custom build-


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/jumbo-case-custom-build.205943/


    4 way HDD switcher.


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/4-way-hdd-switcher.203795/


    Grapich Equaliser display


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/graphic-equaliser-display.203871/


    900 D MMT CASE


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/900-d-mmt-case.204028/


    12 Angry Men 900 D Case


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/12-angry-men-900-d-case.203915/
     
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  2. rtwjunkie

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    This is quite the ambitious project! I will be watching your progress.
     
  3. fullinfusion

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    Sub'd and cant wait to see the end result :toast:
     
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    :toast:Great project cant wait for updates :)
     
  5. 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.


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    you can open MB tray with an angle of 120 degrees.

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    to open the MB tray ı used hinges.

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    I used this hinge.

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

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    There fore i combined two hinges together

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    İ used rivets to combine

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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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    Becouse the motherboard is installed 90 degree rotated. For the best solution of 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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    update 19/08/2014

    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 of the coolers .

    and mouted them at sides of the case left and right.



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    I mounted 2 of the coolers at the right side of the case and the aother 2 to the left side..

    And two EK 120 RADS mounted at the bottom , left and right...


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    I changed 240 rads mounting stands with 360. and made special trays for 2x 360 rad with hinges to open it and work easier ..as ı said.. ı can mount rads and fans at the outside of the case .


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    I changed 240 rad mounting stands with 360


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    UPDATE 28/08/2014


    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 back cover ,enough place for cables and tubing.


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    you can store all the cables between MB tray and cover


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    PSU is mounted on the outside of back cover


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    Becouse my PSU was not modular , at this Project ( CORSAİR TX 850)


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    I made a cover from alu between PSU and and backcover for cables .not to see cable clutter.

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    mounted LİAN Lİ solid aluminum casters –(silver)


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    update 07/09/2014


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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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    update 02/10/2014


    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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    update 13.12.2014


    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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    I think it might be a positive thing to install the tubing with quick-connects from your mid-plate. That would make it easier if you swapped in a board that did not use all the same blocks.
     
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    Looks good
     
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    UPDATED 13.12.2014 Selfcritic
     

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