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I may be able to pull a different mod. Sourcing components to make it happen.
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I'm REALLY thinking about getting two of these and stacking them. The gaming room we have has a closet that is near walk in. I was already going to put together a desk to fit in the closet, I think I'm going to leave one side of this desk (left side) for two of these cases. I'm not sure yet, it's just a thought. I could make the bottom one the radiator/water box, and the top one where it's all routed to. I could add in a lot of radiators down the road with this, and I think it would look pretty cool. I'm still not sure though, that's close to 90 pounds of case alone. Anyone else here done this?
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TT did a few press shots of a stacked setup (pics on the opening post). Its pretty solid frame so it should handle the load. I think I'm way over 75lbs and probably closer to 100lbs tbh. My mail scale goes to 75 and I'm afraid of breaking it. its definitely a pig and I have to get help from the missus to lift it. Definitely get some sturdy casters (~75lbs each) as it will make it easier to move it around.


You can do the top as the rad box having intake. The mb does become an obstruction but there's plenty of room w/ a stacked setup tbh. Either way, I've yet to see an actual user stacked setup so I'm eager to see one (or should i say two) in action.


Me, I'm still trying to figure out how to completely stuff one....devil.gif
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Right now I already have an awesome setup that does what I want, though I'm moving from air cooling to water cooling right now. I don't have to go as far out as I'm going to go, though I'm doing this more as a hobby. Also, I'm starting a website and business soon for custom work. This will be my first "big" thing I've done.

I'm not sure if I'll put the cooling unit or top or bottom yet, though they will be in two separate units. I like it like this because I can show off both aspects of the unit. I can use larger reservoirs, or the ones I've already listed on the water cooling thread I made. They are pretty large and I can show off both aspects of the system, not just focusing on one of them. I'll be using acrylic tubing for this, so it should be pretty nice. This will also allow for me to put a ton of radiators through out the cases too, without it looking too crammed together.

Right now I'm thinking about how I'm going to mod the case. I know I'm going to have windows on each side, on the same side of each case. Though I was thinking about adding hinges on both sides, and the top. Making it easier to open, and I was thinking about making it automatic. Adding a switch or button make this happen, ether for all of them, or one each at a time. I thought about some how modding it to seem like one large case, though I don't know about that yet, still thinking about it. Though that would make it way harder to tear down when needed. Powdering the entire case will also look really nice, inside and out, will go with the theme I'm planning.

Those are some of the ideas I have right now anyway, just a lot of brainstorming at the moment, and drawing things up. For those of you that own it, does it feel very strong, strong enough to support one on top of it indefinitely? I should have a final sketch up done soon.
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Mine didn't flex under the weight of this:




Its pretty sturdy tbh.
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Its a shame to build a custom water cooling loop and then hide it from view with cables.
At least thats what I feel.

I redid the build, First, I changed the EK Coolstream 480 PE from horizontal to vertical like Ciobe did. The HDD brackets work ok but had to use ties at the top. I also chaged the position of all of the fans on the top 2 RX480s so all of the wires faced the middle. I could hide them ion the valley between the two rads. The system is back up and running.

I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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Curious are you running those rads with push or pull? Can't tell from the pics.
All 3 are in push right now, but I have to balance them later, as the top 2 are more powerfull then the others, so they create negative pressure when they are on.
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Those are some of the ideas I have right now anyway, just a lot of brainstorming at the moment, and drawing things up. For those of you that own it, does it feel very strong, strong enough to support one on top of it indefinitely? I should have a final sketch up done soon.
Its not really a problem in terms of stability, you can probally stand on top of it and it wont budge, as long as the weight is proper distrubuted into the corners of the case (where all its strength are).

And I'm with you in terms of getting another case. If it wherent for the fact that I'm going on LAN next week, so would I already have 1 in the mail.
The reason I want another, is that the case is hard to work with once everything is in it. With 2, so can I upgrade without having to remove the radiators, meaning the pc will be down for a lot less time and it will be a lot less work.
post #559 of 3858
Advice please...
I picked up the case last week and threw in my parts from my switch 810 into it but I need to purchase some 480s. Since I am in South Korea I have two options which is the one wc company here or shipping. Either way they work out to about the same but it's def a bit more expensive then if I lived in the states. I am looking at the white Nemesis 480GTX but the cost is what turns me off as I could get 2x EK 480 PE's for not much more. Nemesis 480GTS is same price as the EK's but the flow restriction tells me no don't do that. Do I grab one 480GTX or 2 EK's or 2GTS's or 1EK and 1GTS? I have Nb-eloop b12-3 that will be used on them. Opinions please, thanks!

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All 3 are in push right now, but I have to balance them later, as the top 2 are more powerfull then the others, so they create negative pressure when they are on.

Any reason to have the top pushing air out? Since there are dust filters...
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With this case being so open, I question the "negative" pressure concept.
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