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Transformer 1
TRANSFORMER CASE

It is time to make some hardmods .Name of the new mod is TRANSFORMER.


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There are alot of woklogs named as TRANFORMERS… influenced from the films transformers…

But ı want to make a case that really can transform.. not only as name Transformer…

My aims to build this case are as follows:

I was fed up with PUTTING MY HEAD IN TO THE CASE when mounting in it.

Therefore, I decided to build a case that would allow me to install everything from outside.

There are alot of cases with Removable Motherboard Tray.On of the best and the largest is

CASE LABS Sth10

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But you cann t remove the tray if it is watercooled. Cann you do it…

For this purpose, all parts of the case , were planned in a way that they can be taken out and they were attached to the case with hinges.

Mainboard, radiators, HDDs, all were built in a way that they can be taken out.

It was easier to do that with an air cooled case, but it was rather difficult with water cooling.


Another problem

Mounting fan controllers, control panels etc. on the unseen side of the case was among my primary goals.

If we built a case where the front side can be seen, it would be meaningless to have side windows that would show inside of the case , all of our watercooling parts and lighting…

For this reason, I decided to combine the front panel with the side window.

Everything needed to be in front of my eyes

I built a case like these


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and these is the result

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At last ı must say THIS IS NOT A SHOW CASE !!!

Show cases are different.

Thıs is only a prototyp to make better cases for me… useful and functional…

I shall write and show my erors, and my problems . I would be glad if you can help me with your thougts.

I wannt to see , what cann ı transform on a case. arg-ist



these are some of the parts that ı have used


MB Asus Rampage III Extrem Black

CPU İntel 960

RAM Corsair dominator

VGA Evga 680 Classified

Waterblock MB EK fullcover

Waterblock CPU Swiftech

Waterblock RAM EK

Waterblock VGA Evga

Rad 2X360 Thermochill TA + 2x120 120 EK

Rez. 2X250mm

Pump 2X MCP 655 wit speed adj.

HDD cooler 4x passive Cilence HDD cooler

Filter 2X Aquacomputer

Tubing Mastercleer 7/16>5/8 White




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OTHER WORKLOGS

ER36PO LEVEL 10 GT Case
http://www.overclock.net/t/1480332/level-10-gt-snow-edition-acrylic-tubing


SakSak 800 D case
http://www.overclock.net/t/1485928/saksak-800-d-case-watercooled-copper-and-acrylic-pipe-plexi-waterdistr

Play Doh Silverstone TJ07 with acrylic tubing
http://www.overclock.net/t/1472782/playdoh-silverstone-tj07-with-acrylic-pipe

Work log JUMBO CASE
http://www.overclock.net/t/1453549/jumbo-case


Worklog Corsair 900D -Watercooled mmt case
http://www.overclock.net/t/1454102/corsair-900-d-watercooled-mmt-case

Worklog 12 angry men 900D case
http://www.overclock.net/t/1459048/12-angry-men-900-d-case

Worklog Graphic Equaliser Display
http://www.overclock.net/t/1507019/graphic

Worklog How to make a BENCH CASE from an old ATX case
http://www.overclock.net/t/1505894/how-to-make-bench-case-from-an-old-atx-1


Self made COSMOS II Clear Panel
http://www.overclock.net/t/1507903/self-made-cosmos-ii-clear-panel
Edited by arg-ist - 11/29/14 at 2:39am
post #2 of 8
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UPDATE2 28.11.2014


Transformer 2

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Working on my old server case

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We can not use removable trays, traying the whole tray out,for easy installation, becoue of watercooling and tubing.


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you can open MB tray with an angle of 120 degrees.

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to open the MB tray ı used hinges.

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I used this hinge.

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İf you use only one hinge you cann t open an L shaped MB tray

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There fore i combined two hinges together

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İ used rivets to combine

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Combined two hinges together. ı wonn 25mm space.and i can shift my tray 25 mm up and open.

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Edited by arg-ist - 11/29/14 at 2:41am
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update 3 29.11.2014

TRANSFORMER CASE 3
Becouse the motherboard is installed 90 degree rotated. For the best solution for cooling. (Aircooling or watercooling.) all the cables exit from the top of the case. Therefore , ı made a plexi cover for the cables.

I used a CNC router to cut plexi instead of CNC laser,becouse i did not wannt glossy cuts.

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Some details from plexies

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all worked plexies together

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post #4 of 8
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Update 29.11.2014 transformer 4

I used 4x XILENCE HDD Coolers.
Becouse ı wannt to use them vertical not horizontal , ı could not use the display on it.
There fore ı made aluminium coolers to the front.and mouted them at sides of the case

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I changed 240 rad mounting s]tands with 360

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And you can open rad trays and MB tray complet…
You must not insert your head in the case to mount rads or fans

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Edited by arg-ist - 11/29/14 at 3:01am
post #5 of 8
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UPDATE 06.12.2014



al parts coated with epoxi primer and than painted with spray color mat black


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there is 5 cm distance between MB tray and the cover

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you can store all the cables between MB tray and cover

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PSU is mounted on the outside of back cover

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backcover with PSU

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mounted solid aluminum casters -silver

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post #6 of 8
Some interesting work. smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Asus GTX980 Strix 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
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256GB Samsung 950 Pro 480GB Mushkin Striker Asus ROG Swift PG278Q  QNIX QX2710  
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Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
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Intel 10GbE EXPX9502AFXSR  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Asus GTX980 Strix 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorMonitor
256GB Samsung 950 Pro 480GB Mushkin Striker Asus ROG Swift PG278Q  QNIX QX2710  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
Other
Intel 10GbE EXPX9502AFXSR  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
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OCZ Revodrive 3 FusionIO ioXtreme Silverstone Strider 550W FT02BW 
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Interesting indeed.. subbed
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UPDATE 12.12.2014



Plexi parts painted

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Plexi parts on the case

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