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Silverstone TJ11 Carbon

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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



Out of the box























Inside

Top-mounted slide out motherboard tray



9 uninterrupted 5.25” drive bays





9+1 expansion slots



6 x 3.5” hard drive trays





Dual see-through air intake vents







Dual ATX/PS2 PSU compartment



2 x AP121 fans with hot-swap adapters



Extra large motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplates



And a little box with small stuff



Manual……….lol



Fasteners, unfortunately silver not black. Missed opportunity



SSD Brackets



Horizontal mount bracket for the PSU



Filter



PSU cable



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



Because the painted this on my beautiful expensive case



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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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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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.
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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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:
Gonna try this, thanks









Update: dismantling the TJ

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



Only used this one



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



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



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





Back side with the filters



Hotswaps also removed



These will still be used





The fans from the bays



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



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



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





Back of the tray. Enough space for swapping the backplate





Enough slots





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





Other side





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





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



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



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





Nice hole can be adjusted



Omg where is the TJ?



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



It’s huge ……..63 cm



Hmmm, not much left of it





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



Like this I have enough space between radiators for the tubes



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





And some pictures of the color combination
Carbon and black



Yellow sleeve with it



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



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



Yesterday been playing with the carbon film



To test my skills, I have coated my classified block with the film
before



And after



Also my Supreme HF coated. Again before



And now with carbon look





Put everything on the motherboard



Also did the laptop



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



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



Round edge marked



Cutout for the psu



And here the custom plate, perfect fit



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







Sidepanel on it



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



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







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!



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









The bay is accessible and gonna be placed like this







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



Draw some Lines for the jigsaw



After some sawing and filing it already starts to take shape



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



And tried without tape



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





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

3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape #4010



And put everything back



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



Made some french fries



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





And the remaining three hotswaps finished







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





With EK full cover block



This will also be covered with carbon;)

That's it............Grtzzz
 
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Sick, subscribed.
 
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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



Ammonia with some cotton swabs



And some silicone sealant



First I have cleanedand degreased the holes and bolts



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







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







Cut the edges and lines with a sharp knife



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



A few drops





And it's clean



Placed the Waterblock









Finished



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
.





This fan will blow the hot air out from the lower compartment



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

1mm Aluminum plate




First tape it and marking it



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



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







Then placed the two Aquaero's VF



Placed the midplate in front







Also placed the side panel





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



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





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



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



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



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





Fits tightly next to my Corsairs



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





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





Nice to have Corsair



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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Wow.

Just hope that your RAM will never go bad.
 
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Small Update:

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



Ok, lets bend something,



And the midplate part one





And sawn the midplate part two from the yellow acryl



And put it al together







Everything is gonna be poadercoated later on





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";)



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



Now you see no other color through the yellow



All black heatshrinks renovated



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



placed and arranged







Now the modular cables, with the same color scheme

More to come ;)
 
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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



Now it fits trough



Also did some nice things for the midplate. Second cutout in the TJ







There goes the midplate :naughty: second part for the midplate is the aluminium cover
Made some slots for all the cables







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





And the last layer......... the black acryl







Still need to do little adjustments to the acryl, but looking good allready
Put some cables through.









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



So made the last gpu slot



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 ;)

Very impressive so far! Thanks for sharing this build with us. :toast:
Good to be here, and love the great replies

Awesome work so far. I neither have the balls or the patience to do what you do. Can't wait for more updates.
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 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...
I really hate messy cables, this part is always where some time needs to be spend I think
 

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great stuff here!