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[Build Log] TJ07 Mod. First mod. Custom WC with acrylic tubes!

post #1 of 168
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TJ07 Mods are very popular mods around most forums and I thought I could jump on the bandwagon and have a go with my first 'real' mod since I've been getting tired of seeing all these nice TJ07 rigs around.
Note I do have a few small problems: school and training a lot during the weeks so not much time for modding and along with that I'm not the richest person around so don't expect all the flashy parts straight up, this will be more like an ongoing work log mainly to log my progress and seek suggestions.

What I have to use at the moment:
Rig:
I5 2500k:sold,
coolermaster v8: sold
GA-P67a-UD4: sold
MSI GTX 560 ti: sold
Kingston hyperX 8gb:
seagate HDD: reused
In Thermaltake Armor: sold

Other: TJ07

To buy/ to do list:
Water cooling ( undecided on what I want, hoping to go full loop )
GA-Z87X-OC ✔
I5 4670k ✔
GTX 770 ✔
Seagate 600 ssd 120gb ✔
Kingston HyperX beast 8gb ✔
Perspex and Acrylic for window and midplate ✔
LED's ✔
PSU fully sleeved✔
Build mid-plate lightbox✔
W/C gear:
Radiators:
EK XT 480mm✔
AC ST 360mm✔
XSPC D5 Vario with AC top ✔
EK copper & acetal 770 water block✔
EK supremacy plexi/ copper block ✔
Fittings: Monsoon matte black compressions X6 ✔
Primochill rigid ghost compressions matte black X14✔
AC cape corp coolplex pro 200mm✔
Tubing: Primochill/ E22 clear rigid tubing total of 340cm✔
XSPC FLX Orange✔
Mayhems Pastel orange✔



This is my first mod which doubles as my first water cooling build, I live in NewZealand meaning everything is twice as much as in the US, and have exams in 3-4 weeks so this will be fun tongue.gif.
Oh and I'm also sixteen, so income is slow.

I would appreciate any criticism and/ or suggestions, there is still a lot for me to learn.

Final Pics (unless I get a better camera one of these days):
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Oh and here's something to start off my progress, after painful filing.


Edited by Jakewat - 4/23/14 at 5:23pm
post #2 of 168
That's off to a great start!
Doing that window cutout right off, it looks very clean.
Good plans, have a look at the numerous TJ07 builds at OCN and elsewhere for ideas.
Lots of good water cooling threads here as well, doing your first loop will be a great accomplishment.
Rep+ for starting a build log and discussion!thumb.gif
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post #3 of 168
Oh mate I know the feeling, Im also doing a TJ07 mod/build at the moment and the costs are torture! Ive probably spent about 500 dollars alone on shipping!
Good job so far, subbed
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A few more cuts, it's slow progress mainly because I'm trying to find a dremel to borrow because money is tight. Sorry for slightly blurry pics.
Cut for cables

this is all I have to use atm smile.gif

mobo cut, not fully satisfied yet might need more sanding.
post #5 of 168
wow you cutt that window with that you have my subb
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by modnoob View Post

wow you cutt that window with that you have my subb
I feel bad taking you're sub since I got my dad's friend, who is a panel beater, to cut it with his circular saw and big hole drill tongue.gif. I can't imagine cutting it with my oscillating tool, the vibrations are horrible on your hands.
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I have a few quick questions to put out there to other TJ07 owners. Should I put the window on the inside or outside?, how thick should the piece of perspex be, 3mm or 4.5mm? and how should I mount the piece of perspex (when I get it)
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Inside 3 mom is good
 
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post #9 of 168
Awesome work on the cuts. Kudos to you!!!!
post #10 of 168
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Progress will slow down around now due to sporting and school commitments but hopefully I can still post during weekends and days off.
Another quick question: If I can get hold of a rotary tool which cutting wheels are best for this job?
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