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[ Build log ] PROJECT DENSITY³ (Pre-Build Project Renders now included)

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INTRO:

Had a bigger intro when I originally posted this thread back in October 2013. Upon re-reading, most of it was superfluous information. I also can't help but think the OLD photo I included at the top of the page of my last PC build, the 'Bed-Station' AKA 'M**********n-Station biggrin.gif mITX PC, despite its uniqueness, was a rough and ready construction out of bits and pieces from around the house, garage and shed and people clicking into the thread and seeing that photo at the top may have thought that it was an early photo of Project Density³ and thought 'Meh!' and quickly clicked their back button. New Render now at the top of the page instead.

NEW INTRO:

I've built several PC'c but only in the conventional sense. ie. I've bought the cases and the parts and installed the parts inside the cases biggrin.gif Both for myself, my siblings and their WAGS.
Even the aforementioned 'Bed-Station' was a conventional enough mITX build with just a fan ducting mod to improve the efficiency of the stock Intel fan on the i5 4570S in the Antec ISK110 mITX case. The PC's unconventional mounting was more noteworthy but I don't want to go off on that tangent again in my new Intro biggrin.gif This will be my first build where I really significantly mod a case. The Dremel amongst a few other tools and techniques will get a serious workout on this one. Without further ado.......

NAME OF BUILD

Density³

No, Not Density 3 biggrin.gif Theres never been a Density 1 or 2 biggrin.gif

Density 'Cubed' biggrin.gif

Its pretty obvious where the 'cubed' qualifier came from. Perhaps the Density part is not so obvious.

'Cubed' because the case I am using is the Air540

I came up with Density because when I am finished this case is going to be extremely heavy with a heck of a lot of components all packed 'Densely' into quite a small form-factor given whats going to be inside. So what will those parts ultimately be?

PROPOSED PARTS (UPDATED AS OF 02APR14)

  • CASE: Corsair Carbide Air 540 [PURCHASED]
  • CPU: i7 5930K assuming its 8-Core
  • RAM: 8x 4GB sticks of DDR4 for 32gb of Corsair Dominator with Platinum Lightbar Kit
  • SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 500GB or 2x 500GB in Raid 0
  • HDD: 27x 3.5" HDD's
  • SATA CONTROLLER: 3x SuperMicro AOC-SAT2-MV 3gps Sata Controller cards
  • DRIVE CADDIES: 9x Corsair Obsidian 900D Hotswap 3HDD Caddies [PURCHASED]
  • GPU: 3x nVidia GTX880's
  • MOBO: X99 2011-3 Mobo of some description
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200
  • COOLING: 4x Noctua NH-C14 Heatsinks
  • FANS: 12x Corsair SP120 QE
  • MISC.: 3x PCI-e Extenders, Acrylic, LED strips, Old Android Nexus Phone


GOAL OF BUILD

The Goal of the build is to have a supremely quiet, space efficient, aesthetically pleasing family Media and Multiseat Games Streaming (to SteamOS) Server with the horsepower to achieve the latter concurrently with the former and with the aggregated GPU grunt ready to cope with gaming on high detail levels at higher than 1080P resolution on Oculus Rift and 4K Home-Theater Projector locally in the same room as the Server.

TO-DO LIST

  • Plan the Build and decide on Cooling solution [DONE]
  • Learn how to use Sketchup [DONE]
  • Model the plan in Sketchup [DONE]
  • Learn how to Render the Sketchup Model [DONE]
  • Render the Model [DONE]
  • Paint the outside of the Case with White PlastiDip
  • Acquire the 9x Corsair 900D Hotswap HDD bays [DONE]
  • Acquire the 3x 8-Sata LSI PCI-e cards
  • Acquire the 3x PCI-e extender cables
  • Acquire the Acrylic for new chassis back panel and Light Panels
  • Acquire the Silicon

I started this thread in Oct 2013 after the launch of the Corsair Air 540 Case to get in first with the Cubed³ naming convention before someone else thought of it. It was only a matter of time TBH given the shape of the case. I envisaged almost from the beginning using the Quarter 3 2014 launched Haswell-E so I knew early on that this build might take up to a full year to reach completion purely based on the proposed hardware launch dates.

PRE-BUILD RENDERS


Edited by Calibos - 4/9/14 at 4:25am
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It looks ambitious, I can't wait to see it come together. Good luck! thumb.gif
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Thanks for the early encouragement guys. thumb.gif

I mean its going to end up being one of those build logs that stretches out over 12 months all told but I would hope to have at least something to show and/or talk about every few weeks at least. I'll go into more specifics about the overall plan over the next few days.

One thing I wanted to mention in the OP but forgot was that the CCTV will ultimately record to a dedicated Raid 0 array if thats possible while the rest of the storage which could eventually add up to 50+ Terabytes in A Flexraid Drivepool. I'd run Flexraid on a WHS2011 Virtual Machine once I learn my way around those products and Virtualisation. Maybe in another year or two we might even see VM's being easily able to take advantage of GPU's which isn't the case at the moment. Combine that with Steam Family/Friend Sharing and you have a scenario where a Powerful Server can be the single games machine that Doesn't have to be dragged from room to room by the occasional PC gamers.. Not that we do that now but theres a lot of sneaking into rooms to game while the siblings at work going on at the moment. biggrin.gif Grown men shouldn't be doing that! biggrin.gif Grown men shouldn't be back living at home either I know but watcha gonna do? biggrin.gif
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Expect some sketchup plans from me in the next few days guys.

Member pcFoo of FooBox fame has just made available his frankly incredible Sketchup Model of the Corsair Air 540 case. Fantastic attention to detail. I've used sketchup myself to model a room and some home improvements but it'd be like comparing stick figures to a rembrandt. I wouldn't know where to begin with something like this. The great thing, is that with a case model like this and all the component models available even a dumbo like me can now help others visualise their plan. Drag and Drop Baby!!

Had a another unique idea today involving the Radbox, resevoir and lighting. Can't wait to model it all now what with 99.999999% of the hard part already done by pcFoo for me/us

Thats what makes communities like this so great. He invested hours upon hours of his time and shared the fruits of his labours with the rest of us. Kudos.
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Modeled and rendered the left side of my Future Air540 Media server build.

Big shout out to PcFoo for his amazing Air 540 Sketchup model!!

I have the case and the 9x Obsidian 900D hotswap bays but unfortunately lack of funds for the rest of the parts have brought things to a halt for a while.

I modeled the HDD bays myself and positioned them in PcFoo's Air540 model. Re-coloured his model white.

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More renderings in the absence of any physical progress. Thats not to say no progress its just that its conceptual. I've been to'ing and fro'ing about whether to go watercooling or Air. Settled on Air because it was cheaper, no maintenance and tbh everyone and their brother seems to water cool these days. An innovative air cooling solution would actually stand out more and thats what I tried to come up with. It had to be reasonably innovative to get the amount and efficiancy of cooling I wanted into the Air540 case along with everything else.

Anyway, I think I cracked it. Tonnes of quiet cooling for Oc'd SLI GTX 880's or whatever they end up being called and an 8 Core Haswell E, all the while making it aesthetically pleasing.

The Sketchup models I made aren't perfect nor finished but I wanted topost something.

First Pic though is a Photo I took of the case and Obsidian 900D Hotswap caddies I already bought to show my cousin after he said of my plans,
Quote:
"Its Vapourware Keith until I see some metal and plastic"

I told him I already had some metal and plastic and was waiting on Silicon biggrin.gif












I'll go into detail if anyone asks and tbh its not set in stone yet because I have a few questions to ask over on the air cooling forum amongst others. Bending Heat Pipes, Heatsink/CPU block modding etc. There might be spanners thrown in the works yet!

I know how to do the lit acrylic effects and will probably try my hand at Heat & Vacuum molding acrylic etc.
Edited by Calibos - 3/27/14 at 2:58am
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Gggrrrr! tongue.gif Just noticed the vent on the left side of the back panel got filled in in sketchup. Will have to re- render that one.

Forgot to mention that the heatsinks are Noctua NH-C14's. 4 altogether, 1 each for the pair of GPU's and 2 for the CPU. That's why I haven't modelled/rendered the CPU block as I don't know if I can mod/solder the noctua CPU blocks together or fabricate a new one to maximise the use of the 12 heat pipes.
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i5 4570S MSI H87i Intel HD 4600 8gb Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120gb Samsung 840 SSD  500gb Hitachi2.5" 5200 RPM Stock Intel i5 Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
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LG IPS234 Logitech K800 90W integrated PSU Antec ISK-110 
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Logitech Performance MX Darkfield Integrated Creative i-Trigue 2.1 SubSat 
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2 TB - WD20EARX 128gb Crucial M4 SSD Samsung Blu-Ray Corsair H100 
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