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My fav case and I totally feel you about all that "settle down" stuff thumb.gif

Will be watching this closely.smile.gif

 

Thank you! :)

 

I actually took a lot of pictures to complement my "story" as I progress through this build, and it's all in my Mediafire album. Regular DSL here in the Philippines is generally slow in terms of upload, so please bear with me.

 

Rave: I love the Phobya radiator stand. The height of the entire stand is almost to the exact same height from case floor to midplate floor...I tried to measure the space between the stand's top-most portion to the midplate floor and the space left is just about less than 5mm. It's as if the radiator holder is a "perfect-fit" or "made-to-fit" for the TJ07. :)

 

Rant: the "feet" of the radiator holder are 38mm long (from the holder itself). That will cause my radiators (both XSPC RX "thick" rads) to sit very close together. To remedy this, I will be cutting the "feet" to about 25mm (about the thickness of regular fans). Maybe they intentionally put the feet at 38mm to also accommodate thick fans.

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Hello Friends,

 

Sorry for the delay. I chose to use my vacation leave to spend time with the family so unfortunately I won't be able to keep to my 2-week completion plan. Still, it is all worth it. :) I will just take it "slowly but surely" as I progress through this build.

 

Will post some of the activities done so far. I have more pictures being uploaded right now via Mediafire.

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Family time for vacation. Nothing can be more priceless than that my friend.smile.gif

Good luck with your build thumb.gif
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Family time for vacation. Nothing can be more priceless than that my friend.smile.gif

Good luck with your build thumb.gif

 

 

Thanks for your understanding!

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post #25 of 69
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A Look Back

 

Here were the activities done during my short, 2-week leave.

 

Disassembly of the case

 

 

Those drive caddies are going away for now...

 

I won't be using this, either.

 

I'm thinking of making a single plate for the front.

 

One thing I noticed about the TJ07 is that it is practically symmetrical. Left vs. right side, even if you flip the case upside-down, the placement of screw holes are the same.

 

The symmetry makes it easy to have an "inverted" case setup.

 

However, take note of an important detail when transforming the TJ07 into an "inverted" case setup.

 

The "normal" motherboard backplate is not symmetrical. The distance of the "normal" bottom to the cut-out of the PCI slots is about 16mm.

 

...and the distance of the "normal" top from edge to the cutout of the motherboard I/O is 48mm.

 

So, merely inverting the stock motherboard backplate will cause you a spacing issue to the sliders. You will have to invert them, where the "normal" bottom slider needs to be installed at the top/roof of the case and the "normal" top slider will be at the bottom, installed at the midplate.

 

This is the reason why I needed to have a motherboard backplate fabricated as per my posts on the previous pages.

 

You may still use the stock motherboard backplate, but doing so will mean that you may need to let go of provisions for 120mm fans at the roof of the case.

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The RX 480

 

This is the first time I am using a quad radiator. Throughout my previous builds I have always been using 2 radiators: a 360mm radiator, and a 240mm radiator.

 

I'm surprised that this radiator actually feels bigger than it looks on pictures.

 

Test fit and rough measurement or remaining space. Measuring horizontal clearance left.

 

Measuring vertical clearance left (in mm.).

 

It was very tiring to measure. :) This is how I left the case after.

 

My modifications to the case are actually minimal since I am just re-buidling (for example, cables are already sleeved), but the nature of the modifications make it critical accurately measure things. So please expect the next posts to deal mostly with measurements.

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Modification: move the lower slider to the other side (for "inverted" setup). I appreciate Silverstone for making the TJ07 virtually 100% "rivet-less". The only parts that I had to de-rivet were the motherboard backplate and the slider of the midplate. Thus, I used screws on the slider of the midplate.

 

...the house is a mess!

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Measurements

 

Apparently, the hole at the midplate (at the 5.25 bay area) fits at 3/8, 5/8 tube.

 

Here, I'm trying to simulate the placement of the bottom components (PSU and radiators).

 

The Phobya Radiator Stand for 240mm has also arrived. Man, using XSPC "thick" radiators was such as squeeze and virtually impossible to fit! This is because the "feet" of these radiator stands are 38mm long (probably for provisioning up to 38mm thick fans). I need to trim them down to 25mm to make space.


Edited by topet2k12001 - 1/14/14 at 8:23pm
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post #29 of 69
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That's it for today. There are more posts of previous activities to be uploaded , but I need to take a rest for work tomorrow. :)

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Test-Fit: Motherboard

 

Test-fitting the motherboard (just wanted to be sure)...my sincere apologies for the bad pictures. I did consider purchasing a camera as all I'm using is a mobile phone, but I'm not sure how I can convince the wife about it. :P On a positive note, she is insisting that I have her friend (who is a Product Photographer by profession) take pictures. I said as long as it's free I'm good with it, hehehe...or I'll just have her friend take "beauty shots" when the build is finished.

 

Initially I did not like the stock motherboard tray and thought about fabricating or purchasing a different one. But when I tried test-fitting (along with the Intel Xeon plate installed), I thought of just cutting a plain aluminum to replace the Intel Xeon plate (same dimensions), and take advantage of the space/gap created by it for routing cables.

 

I'm planning to buy a black version of the EK Supreme HF Easy Mounting mechanism...

 

Compared to my previous builds, I noticed that the motherboard standoffs of the TJ07 are longer than usual (bigger space behind the motherboard). No wonder why most TJ07 builds make use of this space - and I'm going to take advantage of this space as well for cable management.

 

The Phobya Radiator Stand

 

This is a test-fit of the 480 (quad-radiator) stand...Phobya brand, so that I can plan where to drill holes as well as simulate how it provides good cover on the gap/space.

 

Looks like it will be able to cover the space well enough. :)


Edited by topet2k12001 - 1/15/14 at 5:17pm
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TJ07 Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2700K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Radeon HD 6970 Radeon HD 6970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Corsair CMP4GX3M2A 1600C9 Corsair CMP4GX3M2A 1600C9 WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 EK Supreme HF 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-RAM Dominator EK-FB Kit GA P67A EK-FC6970 MCP655-B 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
MS Windows 8 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 AOC T2242we Logitech K320 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 Gunmetal Edition Logitech M325 Altec Lansing 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2700K Gigabye GA-P67A-UD7 B3 AMD HD6970 Corsair Dominator 2x2GB CL9 
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Western Digital Caviar Blue Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 AOC 21.5 inches Logitech K320 
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