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First off - thanks to my sponsors - FTWPC - yes this should be in the sponsored forum, mods please move when you get a chance and we can sort out the ocn tax wink.gif
The full build log will be posted on here and on my website - however it may get fractured into multiple posts here, so if you want an easy read go to it's home on my blog, you can also subscribe to my youtube channel if you so wish.
The project name is not finalized so suggestions are welcome - I thought of thief because it dual wields and it steals all my money!
I am working on a huge monster build that will showcase CaseLabs newest case - the monster TX10. This monster case can fit two SR-2 (HPTX) systems with full water cooling. As shown it could fit multiple Mo-Ra 140x9 raditors, or 6 140.4 radiators. It can even fit front mounted 140.5 radiators.
The main feature will be two giant custom waterfall reservoirs that will occupy the front bays. These will be made by FTWPC, however they have design input from cyberdruid who was famous for his waterfall reservoirs (you can find some videos on youtube). Here's a rough sketch of the build:

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Here is the current hardware that I have to go in, as well as the minimum upgrades that I wish to put in:

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Unboxing Videos and Pics
I picked up the case directly from Jim - so the packing was reduced in order to fit in my car. If you buy one of these it will come in two boxes as it's packed a lot more securely.CV6ZOh.jpg
Lots of Parts
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Building the case
As Jim knew the case was going to be powder coated by FTWPC he saved FTW the hassle of sandblasting it by skipping the CaseLabs normal black/white powder coat. Because of this the case is not only in it's raw bare aluminum state, but it also is less assembled than normal in order to save on time taking everything apart.
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The Pedestal frame consist of top, bottom, front and back that are screwed together with countersunk screws
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Screwing the casters in
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These are the spring clips that hold the panels on - they hold the panels tight, while still be pretty easy to remove for changing your loop up
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Pedestal frame with one of the clipped side panel and the back plate screwed on
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Pedestal with all panels attached except the top/bottom cover
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Main case frame coming together, this is the view from the back showing the holes for the dual vertical motherboard trays
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Case + Pedestal with XXL window fitted on one side
Here's a quick video of the partially assembled caseChoosing colors for the powder coat
To make sure I was making the right choice on the color I decided to get some card and tape it to the frame. I removed the acrylic window and used a grey piece of card to model the motherboard:
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Metallic Charcoal Grey and Metallic Crimson Red
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Metallic Charcoal Grey, Pearl White and Crimson Red
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Metallic Charcoal Grey with Metallic Pearl White
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These are the colors I think I've decided on:
Outside:
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Inside:
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That's it for now!

Your talking bout painting already? Can't you chop some stuff up first?
Whooooa, now that's one major quote...
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Your talking bout painting already? Can't you chop some stuff up first?

That will come later - it's hard to appreciate the space right now because there's so much of it right now, I really need to build it and then work out how I want to mod it, and then some pieces will need to be repainted as necessary. The problem is that the case comes with so much done that there isn't a "need" to mod anything - you're only really modding to aesthetically improve things.
     
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That will come later - it's hard to appreciate the space right now because there's so much of it right now, I really need to build it and then work out how I want to mod it, and then some pieces will need to be repainted as necessary. The problem is that the case comes with so much done that there isn't a "need" to mod anything - you're only really modding to aesthetically improve things.

Leave your paint till last, well atleast until your have it assembled. Nothing worse than trying to work with pre painted surfaces. Even if your only adding grommets.
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Leave your paint till last, well atleast until your have it assembled. Nothing worse than trying to work with pre painted surfaces. Even if your only adding grommets.

Yeah I know you're right and it's the wrong way round and inefficient, but as this is a long term project I don't really want to have the raw case sitting unpainted for 6+ months while I work on everything else (and neither does my wife and it's important to keep her happy wink.gif) It also helps to have the colors there to see how mods will work as you go. Essentially I'll be completing this as a stock case, and then modifying once I'm done. Stupid and inefficient, but that's how I roll wink.gif
     
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I dunno bud, I think this may need to be a little bit bigger. tongue.gif

I will be watching! thumb.gif
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Yeah I know you're right and it's the wrong way round and inefficient, but as this is a long term project I don't really want to have the raw case sitting unpainted for 6+ months while I work on everything else (and neither does my wife and it's important to keep her happy wink.gif) It also helps to have the colors there to see how mods will work as you go. Essentially I'll be completing this as a stock case, and then modifying once I'm done. Stupid and inefficient, but that's how I roll wink.gif

Haha , shes happy with a case that big tongue.gif . I can see your point now.
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Samples finally came in:

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I'm thinking the galaxy grey 2 (#5) and the silver/white (#2)
     
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Samples finally came in:

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I'm thinking the galaxy grey 2 (#5) and the silver/white (#2)

Oh yeah the galaxy grey 2 is def a keeper. Would probably go well with the two topmost ones but then again it's hard to tell from a picture.
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Oh yeah the galaxy grey 2 is def a keeper. Would probably go well with the two topmost ones but then again it's hard to tell from a picture.

The top one looks basically like gloss white - I can't see any sparkle in it while the silver white is more like a very light silver color - yeah the photo doesn't show them well, I think I'd like something even a bit lighter than the silver/white, but I'm not sure I want to wait for more samples
     
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