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Project Nebula: TJ07 Build

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I'd like to thank Crucial for being kind enough to sponsor this project build with their memory modules. Thanks guys! :respect:




Special thanks also go to Bitspower for their lovely fittings ;)




Background:
Hi guys and gals I doubt that :p) I'm new here but I'd like to share my project log with you lot. I enjoy viewing everyone elses and getting ideas for a build and I hope you enjoy viewing mine.

I've been running my PC out of a case for a while now as I've been planning and saving to run it as a fully watercooled system (bar some parts). Now I've got most of the parts and I have an idea what is needed I can finally start on it. I decided that I'll be using a Silverstone TJ07B-W case to house my components. It's a great case that is just built/designed for watercooling in mind and it's not too in your face so to say.

So hopefully by the end of the project I'll have transformed the below...



...into one lean, mean watercooled machine :p

Below are the full specs of the build:

Hardware:
Silverstone Temjin TJ07B-W
Intel Q9550
ASUS Maximus Formula II
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2
BFG GeForce GTX280
Samsung Spinpoint T Series HDD's
Akasa Freedom Power 750W PSU
MCubed T-Balancer bigNG


Cooling:
Swiftech Apogee GTZ
Swiftech MCW-NBMAX
EK-150 and 100 Res
EK-FC280 GTX Acetal
EK-FC280 GTX RAM Backplate
Thermochill PA120.3
Thermochill PA120.2
OCZ XTC Memory Cooler
Scythe S-FLEX 1600RPM Fans
7/16" XSPC Clear Tubing
Laing DDC 18W Pumps
XSPC DDC Clear Pump Top


Setup:
I'm going to run this as a dual loop so I'll have it arranged like this:

Loop 1: -> EK150 -> DDC -> PA120.2 -> GTZ -> NBMAX ->

Loop 2: -> EK100 -> DDC -> PA120.3 -> EK-FC280 ->

Going to have all those fans hooked to a TBan and configured for silence.
The case has already arrived just waiting on a few tools to start modding with.

I got some rad stands made for me by a nice chap on another forum. I saw them in his build and really liked the look of them, only thing is he didn't have the diagrams/plans for his ones so I remade some in Sketchup.



I made sure it all lines up with the side grill. Had to rely on the model as I didn't have the case when making it.



Here's the semi-finished product, still got to drill, tap and paint it. I'm pretty sure it'll line up just fine :)



More pictures and updates to come. I'm sleeving a few fans and PSU cables. It takes ages but the end result is worth it :D
 
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Sadly your pictures won't reveal to me :( Gotta check it out later at home.

BUT: There are at least two gals here, one of whom happens to be a quite regular poster.
 

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Sadly your pictures won't reveal to me :( Gotta check it out later at home.

BUT: There are at least two gals here, one of whom happens to be a quite regular poster.
Hmm it's probably photobucket blocking the site due to bandwidth. I'll go see if I can upload them elsewhere or to the forum :)

Good to see that girls can also enjoy tech/hardware stuff :toast:
 
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Hmm it's probably photobucket blocking the site due to bandwidth. I'll go see if I can upload them elsewhere or to the forum :)

Good to see that girls can also enjoy tech/hardware stuff :toast:
It more likely is the content filter of my company, who also blocks articles about childrens letters to God due to porography. Go figure.

But you can use TPUs own upload service:toast:
 

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Ooo, same fans and CPU block as I have :)

Good choices. I really like the Thermochill PA radiators too, very good.
 
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Aight, now I can see the pics. I'll be watching you, this is interesting!
 

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Aight, now I can see the pics. I'll be watching you, this is interesting!
Ooo, same fans and CPU block as I have :)

Good choices. I really like the Thermochill PA radiators too, very good.
Thanks :D
Glad you can see the pictures now MRCL. Maybe it was just being blocked before on the PC you were viewing from. Yep I chose the Thermochill PA radiators because they do really well at cooling on low RPM fans so hopefully it'll be able to keep my system cool and quiet.

Got a mini update below.

**Update - 30/3/09**
Well I spent the weekend sleeving a few things. Haven't taken pictures of all of the things but here's one of the pumps.



The other good news is that over the weekend I received a small package from someone...



Yep it was from Crucial and they sent me some nice shiny Ballistix Tracers :respect:



Got another order in the post today so I shall be putting up more pics later.
I've got quite a lot of sleeving to do which shall keep me occupied while I wait for a few more tools and missing parts to start modding and installing everything into the case :)
 
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Posting a few more pictures...







Going to swap out the standard PCI slots for these black Silverstone ones. Looks much nicer plus they're vented.

More hardware pictures..









The necessary tools came today so I can get cracking with the modding. Only problem is I recieved an email from Silverstone stating that not all of the TJ07 is aluminium :(

That's a problem because the Aluminium Primer I got won't work so well so I'll have to go swap one can for a metal primer.

Got a key order coming maybe tommorow and once I've got that I can decide on what I need and buy the rest of the bits. Should all be over in a week or two :toast:
 
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Whats that T-Balancer for?
 

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Whats that T-Balancer for?
Controlling the fans. Will have it hooked up to sensors around the case. I'm going to set it so that when it starts heating up then the fans will start spinning up :)
 
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Controlling the fans. Will have it hooked up to sensors around the case. I'm going to set it so that when it starts heating up then the fans will start spinning up :)
Ah cool! Man I can't wait to see the finished rig!
 

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look like its gonna be pimp, i cant wait till im 18 and can get a credit card :)
 

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Cheers guys. I've uploaded them to TPU image server now, so hopefully you have no problems in viewing the pictures :)
 
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Looks real nice :D

The case looks especially good, how much did that set you back?
 

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Looks real nice :D

The case looks especially good, how much did that set you back?
Cheers,

Case was alot, I paid around £230 for it, but it's perfect for the watercooling components I'm going to put in it so it's worth it for me :)
 

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this is gonna be sick!!!! I want that case sooo bad. Subscribed.
 

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Glad you lot like it, a mini update of pictures

My Bitspower things came yesterday :toast:



The fittings really are top quality, and the knurling is much deeper to give you more grip on them :)



Got the OCZ Memory cooler, going to do a little mod to it to make it perform a bit better.



A few silicon pads to put around the PSU and rear fans, plus some mesh for the fans.



I'm still taking more pictures whilst juggling work on the modding/planning but I'll have more soon. Now I've got my fittings I can make my last orders and get working on it :)
 

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Welcome to TPU..
I am interested to see how the T-Balancer works out for you.
 

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Welcome to TPU..
I am interested to see how the T-Balancer works out for you.
Thanks for the welcome MKmods. I'll be fiddling with the TBan and a few Yate Loons tonight, I finally got a USB cable to plug it in with. It's gonna be so much cooler watching a fan change speeds without me having to turn a dial :laugh:
 

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Moar pics!


Doing some spray painting today (nice and sunny), will have pictures of the end result soon :)







Got me some P-Clips to help with the cable management on the back of the motherboard tray.



Played a bit with the TBan, quite fun but still need to update the firmware :)

Will update again soon!
 
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