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TJ07 "Black Deco"



I looked at many TJ07 builds over the years, and thought about doing one myself.
I finally decided to go for it last year, and bought a new TJ07, black, with no window. I had a plan in mind for what I wanted to do to it. This included migrating my existing system, to which I would install my first custom loop.


System

2500K

2X 7950's
Update 12/21/13:
EVGA 780 Ti
EK 780 Ti Backplate

Asus M4E Mobo
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3-1866

Water Cooling Gear

Alphacool 480 Monsta
XSPC RX240
2X Laing D5 Vario w/ EK D5 Dual Pump Top

EK 7950 CU/Plexi
Update 12/21/13:
EK FC 780 Ti Copper/Plexi

XSPC Raystorm w/ XSPC Aluminum Bracket
IandH 225mm StealthRes
6 X Scythe AP-15's

Case Mod Parts

PulseModding IATX Back Plate and Psu Plate
PulseModding Tinted Top Window
ColdZero 5.25 Bay Side Covers
CZ Mobo Tray w/Extension
CZ Lighted Mid Panel
CZ Brick Style Door Grilles
CZ Custom "Art Deco" Eight-Slot Front Panel
Real Glass Door Window

This won't be a long, drawn-out build log, but more of a build summary.
I apologize for the quality of the photos, I'm not much of a photographer. But I'll try to add some better photos when I can.
To be proper about it, I'm starting at the beginning, but since it's now finished, there are some additional photos, and specs. in my profile, for the impatient.tongue.gif
But I'll do my best to show what I did from the beginning.

The motherboard, cpu, etc. are dated now, but still provide plenty of performance for my needs.
Having played with much of the system in an air-cooled HAF 932, has really made me appreciate the benefits of water cooling.

Previous Home - HAF 932



The HAF 932 was a good, solid case that worked great for an air cooled build.

Early Photo Of Stock TJ07



As I was going to do an IATX layout, I bought the non-windowed version, and later cut out a custom window in the right door panel.

Case Modding

I started out by doing the typical TJ07 mods for cable-management, etc.
I also removed every rivet used on the TJ07, including the motherboard rails, and replaced them with screws.
I counted something like 27 rivets in total, used for the TJ07.

I also replaced all of the original fasteners, which were a mixture of chrome-plated M3 and 6-32 Phillips screws, with black Socket-Head (Allen) screws.

Stock mid plate before mods:


I cut out a slot for the cables, as many others have, but I also cut out a large portion of the front so I could pass the rad and pump tubing through it conveniently:


After some filing and sanding:


I didn't take a lot of photos when I was doing the cutting, as I tend to just want to get it done, when I'm busy chopping up the case.tongue.gif
I decided to cut out the front flip-down door, and make it into an eighth 5.25 bay slot. I prefer the cleaner look, and it opened the front up a bit more for the 240 rad:


I used a fine metal hacksaw to cut the front, as I was afraid of going too far with a Dremel or Jigsaw!
Then a lot of filing to get it square.

Later, some acetone took care of the white-painted SilverStone logo and the bottom symbols.

One of the few TJ07 modded case parts that I purchased before I discovered ColdZero, was a TJ07 Inverted Back Plate and Psu Plate, from Pulse Modding, sold through ChilledPC, in the UK.
I bought the solid plate, so I could cut out a single 92mm fan hole in it, for the IATX layout:



It was tough to bore through the steel plate with the hole saw, but it came out clean, and the pre-applied powder coating was very durable:


Glass Window

After that, I decided to do the window cut out. I used a step-drill bit to do the corner radius holes, then proceeded to do the window cut out with a jig saw:


Again, much filing, and some fine-sanding took care of the rough cut.

I've always wanted to do a real glass window, so I had a piece of window-pane glass cut by a local shop.
Some 50-lb. test mounting tape, Lepage "No More Nails" brand, held the window nicely:

I surrounded glass panel with some Phoyba rad strip to protect the edge of the glass.

Finished panel, before installing the CZ door grills:


More to come, I'll try to get this completed over the next few days.
Edited by DerComissar - 1/24/15 at 1:13pm
    
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Moar Rads

As to be expected when doing a custom build, there were some changes to my plans along the way.
I had first considered using a 360 rad in the base, along with a 240 beside it. But, it's a TJ07, so I decided a 480 rad would be mandatory.
I chose an Alphacool 480 Monsta.


I fitted an XSPC RX240 rad in the front bay using two sets of EK rad brackets:

Excuse the sideways orientation of that photo. I've had to delete several "rotated" photos as of April 2014 on OCN, many from this build log, as they are no longer upright, for some bizarre reason.rolleyes.gif

I had already bought enough Scythe AP-15 fans for both rads.
I also used XSPC Rad Gaskets on each rad, as they provide a good seal for the edges, as well as some cushioning for the fans.

The D5 pumps were easy to install in the EK Dual D5 Pump Base. I did some sleeving on the wiring:



Time to install the CZ mobo trays, and the res., in the next update.
Edited by DerComissar - 4/14/14 at 5:39pm
    
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Alright DerComissar! I'm ready to see some awesomeness! thumb.gif

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What ek rad brackets did you use?
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Flip the PSU so the air from the rads blows through the PSU...
 
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Winning! wheee.gif
Lol!
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Alright DerComissar! I'm ready to see some awesomeness! thumb.gif
cheers.gif
Thanks, I'll try to provide some!
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Ready to see more pictures! thumb.gif
And you will!
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What ek rad brackets did you use?
I used two sets of these:
www.frozencpu.com/products/10699/ex-rad-184/EK_UNI_Holder_5070_Liquid_Cooling_Mount_Adapter_-_EK-UNI_Holder_5070.html?tl=g57c597s1906
They're a simple angle bracket with a good sized slot cutout for adjustment.
Quite solid as well, I simply bolted them to the 5.25 bays, then to the XSPC RX 240 rad mounting holes.
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Flip the PSU so the air from the rads blows through the PSU...
Very good advise.thumb.gif
In the early photos I posted, the psu fan is facing away from the rad, as I was test-fitting it at the time. I actually did flip the psu over when I decided to use the Monsta, since it was so close to the psu. So the air flowing through the rad isn't blocked by the psu, and can flow through the psu fan hole. The psu fan rarely comes on with this Seasonic-made psu, and it has been working well.
Edited by DerComissar - 4/14/14 at 5:42pm
    
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