1. Main post with 3D models and details on hardware
Hello my fellow forum members,
My name is Tomas Forceville, a Belgian computer/casemodding/gaming enthusiast. My passion started when I was 12, and I got my first computer. I played a lot of Halo: Combat Evolved on that thing, even though it was a piece of crap… (Pentium 4, integrated graphics etc…). 2 years later, I built my first gaming PC in an Antec 1200. Another 3 years later, I built The Singularity. And now, I’m 18 years old and I think it’s time to join the true casemodders.
That’s why I’m announcing my new and very first scratch build project: “Thunderstorm”.
The reason for this name is the lightning texture on the front and the top.
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K
Motherboard: ASUS Republic Of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme
Memory: 32 (4x8) GB of G.Skill Ripjaws-X 1600 MHz
Graphics Cards: eVGA GTX 680+ w/ backplate 4 GB in SLI
Sound card: ASUS Republic Of Gamers Phoebus
Network Card: Bigfoot Killer 2100
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120 GB
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB in RAID 0 (2 drives)
HDD: Samsung F4EG 2TB
PSU: Corsair AX1200
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc AD-7803H
CPU block: EK Waterblocks Supreme-HF (Acetall + Nickel)
GPU block: 2x EK Waterblocks EK-FC680 GTX w/ Serial bridge
Mobo block: Koolance MB-ASR4E
Radiator: Black Ice SR-1 560mm (4x140) in P/P
Reservoir: FrozenQ Liquid Fusion 250mm (T-virus)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Fans: 9x Phobya G-Silent 14 1100 RPM LED
Fittings: 18x Monsoon 16/10mm
Tubing: 6m Primochill Black 16/10
Smart Coils: 6m Primochill Gloss red 16mm
Quick Fittings: 3x Koolance male 16/10 + 2x Koolance female 16/10
Mice: Roccat kone [+]
Keyboard: Corsair K90
Sound system: Logitech Z906
Sleeving: MDPC-X sleeving
I will be using the mountain mods removable motherboard tray with 10 expansion slots in combination with an OEM HDD rack. The HDD rack is not yet modeled in, but it will come above the pump.
For chassis its self, I will probably use either 1mm aluminum or 1mm steel and 10x10 beams with an 8mm internal diameter.
I'm currently looking into a Belgian company that can make these parts...
It’s a bit hard to explain the structure of the casemods, so I uploaded my Sketchup model, so you can view it as well: The model is fully built up of groups, so it’s easy to pull parts off and take a closer look. But for the lazy ones, I made some HD renders (which to a while on my XPS17).
Edited by xioros - 7/27/12 at 12:47am