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well i decided to build a new box for my comp. I built the one(Number Five) in my sig about 6 months ago and i can't help to think i could do better. i knew the first one was going to be just a prototype, but i was hoping that i could live with it for a while. I even made modifications to it a few months ago hoping it would pacify me. Well, i guess i'm not happy so here is a log for the revision. This time around i took pics and with a better camera then my iphone ( i know, still not saying much). please give feed back as my imagination is not my most outstanding quality, but my ability to accept criticism from others is one of my good ones.

here are some bullet points of the changes for now:

1- box was difficult to roll in and out from under my desktop beacuse of the carpet and the wheel would have to do a 180 to get going. solution is for me to hand it on these drawer slides. there are slides that are rated to a higher capacity, but they don't release to come completely out so i would have to unscrew them if i had to remove it. the one i'll be using are rated to 220lbs and the case is currently at 35lbs in the pics you see below. my only worry is if the width will decrease the capacity. i don't think it will be, but still in the back of my head.

2- I wanted to build a compartment in the back section to help with wire management and to hide the pump and the two PSUs. if you see =n the current box, you will see why. i start twitching every time i look in the back section then i close it up and tell myself i will do it later.

3- size and weight. current case is 35"w x 27"h x 23"d. new will be 32"w x23"h x 21"d. not the biggest difference, but it helps with the weight. also used 1/2" material where i felt i could to help with weight. all others are 3/4".

4- I rushed the first one and some of the craftsmanship was questionable. The old carpenters saying of "can't see it from my house" won't apply since... it's at my house. I got some tools back in my garage that were missing the first time around. before all i had to cut with was my worm drive skilsaw (heavy) and a sawzall (not a finesse tool). i would still like to see the 12" chopsaw back. I am thinking of getting a drill press to make some of the holes a little (lots actually) easier.

5- last but certianly not least, this box will be able to house 4 480 monstas if i want it to. I will fire up the case with two to start. Overkill you say? sure, but who am i to go against the OCN way. tongue.gif

Stll undecided or unsure of how to do:

1- whether to use the sound foam as in the first build.
2- how to get a filter in the front bottom fans and make it easily accessable. lots of dust goes in there.
3- tube route. either rad > rad > blocks, or cpu/ram blocks > rad > gpu block > rad. hmmm. probably won't change temps much, but i am not a fan of rad > rad.
4- mounting system for monsta rads on the seperation wall. these will be heavy and my mind is working on this. might need some extra support.
5- i am about 90% that i am going to do orange/black with blue cables, lights and water dye. i use cougar fans and have the blue already from the current box.

Enough rambling by me and here is the start of the pics. I will most likely just work on it during the weekends until i get it to the point where i can bring it inside to play.

here's the cut pieces after i cut them on the table saw. labeled and layout done. i didn't take any pics of before this stage because i had to have the garage open and it was so cold ( 35 degrees is very cold for Las Vegas. especially when 110 doesn't bother me) that i was shaking to much and the pics didn't come out well.



the bottom piece. 1/2" material. the large cutout is for 2 sets of 4 120mm fans. the hole is for a vent in the drive bay area. might even put a 120 fan in there depending on the airflow.



the seperation wall. 3/4" material. this will divide the front section from the back section.



made first cut with a circlular saw then finished the rough cut with a jigsaw. cuts are about 1/4" short the line i want. then i will finish it with the router and a top bearing flush cut bit.




set up my guides for the bearing to work off of and set the depth of the bit. The arrows are to let me know which side is the straightest edge for the router to follow. used a 18ga nailer to attach them. i am not to worried about the nail holes as they will be covered. i would have used double sided tape if it were a finished product. i propped the piece up so i don't cut my wifes "guest" table. to me it is a perfect staging and assembly table.




Don't forget to wear your safety glasses kids. finished with the router on this cut. Nice and flush.




after the guides came off. clean edges. i will leave the corners on these rounded since it is pretty close to the curve of the fan.




do the same for the wire pass through



Routers make a lot of dust. i like to clean as i go. a clean work space is a safe work space.



Made a recess so my brush sweeps that i will use for the wire pass throughs sit flat.




Installed some spreader to help with the rigidity. used solid 3/4" red oak for the strenght since the span is about 30". it's not nessacery to use solid hardwood, but since it's at my house, i did. also, this is why i like to drive one screw at a time. wood is hard to find 100% straight. mine had a twist.



Problem solved. i will predrill a new hole.



front speaders. just to make sure they are the corrent lenght, i slide them in where i got the measurements from. If it ain't tight, it ain't right




Assembled and inside where there is heat. i offset the spreader in the drive bay area so i can fill my res easily. it wont be seen, so it's not a big deal to me. it still does the job it was meant to do.






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components:

I will be using the components from my sig as well as some new goodies. i will list them below to save the click in my sig. i will link the items as well. i didn't nessacarily buy from where i linked.

MB = MSI z77 Mpower. i have removed the "stickers" from the heatsinks so there is no yellow on the board.
CPU = 3570K. currently at 4.5 @ 1.22v. not sure if i want to take it higher.
Ram = Dominator 1600mhz. 8gb. two sets of 4gb to bet exact
GPU = evga gtx 670 FTW. I hope to get more of these as time goes by, but not up on the proirity list
Sound card= Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series. running the optical to my stereo surround
HDD and this one too= 2 x 450gb and 1 x 600gb velociraptors all in raid 0. No SSD for me untill they drop the prices so much it makes me forget about the raptors. total space is currently at 1.22gb
storage HDD = WD 2tb green
Back-up HDD = WD MyBook 1tb
dvd drive = LG (nothing special here)
Fans = Cougar 120mm. black.
power/reset/usb = Lian Li 5 1/4" bay drive. i liked this one so i could get the usb and power in one drive bay.
Fan controller = scythe KAZE-Q 12 channel. this is my least liked component. i will replace this someday with an aquero 5 hopefully. I had to paint this one black since they were out of the black.
HDD hot swap = Icy dock trayless hot swap. for the storage and future backup drives. i still need to purchase this item.
PSU #1 = thermatake toughpower 1200 watt.
PSU #2 = dell 305 watt. this is a left over from way back. i use this one for the W/C components and fans.

Water cooling stuff: i made the mistake of getting EK nickel before and got snubbed on my ticket to them, but i still like their stuff, just no more nickel.
CPU block = EK supremacy CSQ. copper/plexi.
ram block = EK dominator ram block. copper/plexi. this is just for the looks.
GPU block = EK FC680 CSQ. this is sitting in my closet until it is ready to go into the new build.
GPU backplate = EK FC680 backplate.
rad = alphacool monsta 480 x2. i have one and still need to purchase one more.
res = Phobya dual bay. i liked the size of this res as it holds a lot of water and i have a long loop.
pump = swiftech mcp655 w/ speed adjust. i hope to get one more for series, but i will see how the flow is first with one.
tubing = tygon e-1000 1/2 x 3/4. i also have 20 feet of durelene in a box in the closet. i will see what my tubing looks like after i break down my system and decide if i want to switch
fittings = most of my fittings are bitspower. i use barbs since i started with them and now i am just too cheap to switch to comp fittings.
temp sensor = g1/4 probe screwed into one of the res ports
water dye = Mayhams deep blue dye. I use mayhams beacuse to me there is no other kind.
Edited by vaporizer - 1/14/13 at 8:17pm
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for final pics
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Looking really great so far, I love how detailed your pics are and I can't wait to see the finished product!!! thumb.gif
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Thanks wondermutt. I will try to keep the updates coming. I am trying to be more active this year. I hope it lasts more then a month like last year.
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Thanks wondermutt. I will try to keep the updates coming. I am trying to be more active this year. I hope it lasts more then a month like last year.

Yeah, I hope you can keep the updates coming, I love your design, with both the MB and the drive bays facing the front, it's so inovative and looks just beautiful!!!
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thanks for the subs guys. I am anxious to get this thing done. I will have to exhibit some patience, which is hard for me. i will try to keep the updates coming. I hope the chill leaves here soon as it is sometimes hard to hold power tools while shaking like a detoxing drug addict. not to often that the desert gets this cold
Edited by vaporizer - 1/14/13 at 8:19pm
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Nice work man, I wish I had a workshop with that much room. Mine is a 6'x10' room full of lawn equipment. Funny thing about the weather, I saw a report about the mid west/west coast temps hitting in the 30's while in Michigan we had record highs the same day in the 60's I took advantage and finished some painting on my build.
    
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Nice work man, I wish I had a workshop with that much room. Mine is a 6'x10' room full of lawn equipment. Funny thing about the weather, I saw a report about the mid west/west coast temps hitting in the 30's while in Michigan we had record highs the same day in the 60's I took advantage and finished some painting on my build.

Thanks!! My garage is the only room in the house that my wife lets me have all to myself. I hope this cold leaves soon and doesn't come back. I moved here from NYC to get away from the cold. I even gave away all my heavy coats when I left there. I thought it would always be warm in the desert. I was wrong, very wrong. I guess that's what I get for jumping in with both feet.
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