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Silverstone TJ11 mod

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Time to upgrade my Silverstone FT02 and narrowed my choices to the Cooler Master Cosmos 2, Lian Li PC D600, and the Silverstone TJ11. First I bought the Cooler Master and for my taste has way to much plastic. I think the Silverstone FT02 case was much better quality for less money. Then I purchased the Lian li PC D600 and even though the quality is top notch and very usable, I think the metal is way to thin and not nearly as sturdy as I would like. My only reservations regarding the TJ11 is that I will be using a closed loop Corsair H100i GTX CPU cooler which will not fit unless the case is modified. I think for a flagship case, Silverstone should have provided better support for this type of cooling. I sent Silverstone an email stating this opinion, and I posted it on their forum but I guess they didn't like my constructive criticism because they deleted my post, and didn't respond to my email. Mu suggestion would be to make use of that big wasted back side by adding a few more inches and putting fan grills in order to position a rad their. By doing this they give users more configuration options between closed loop and other water cooling solutions. Regardless I did finally purchase the TJ11 and a Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Kit in order to make this mod myself. To make my life easier, I also purchased a Flex-Bay 120.2 (240) Fan/Radiator Mount from caselabs-store.com. That way all I will need to do is cut a rectangle in the back side and make the attachment. For the record I completely dismantled the Cooler Master and Lian Li cases in order to familiarize myself with them before settling on the TJ11. I will say that when I put the Cosmos 2 back together I left the front door off because I think it just gets in the way. I'll post some pics and I'll update this post with pics of the TJll mod as I progress. Here are the Cooler Master pics. I didn't take any of the Lian li however.

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Received the TJ11 today and If I had to choose one word to describe it, the word I would choose is QUALITY. This is a beautiful case and easily outshines both the LIan Li iPC D600 and cooler master cosmos 2 cases. Aside from my previous comments though, I do have an issue with the rubber glued on feet, Really???? I'm already shopping for castors which seems like a no brainer upgrade that Silverstone should have had on a heavy $500 case. I'm leaning towards the Lian LI metal castors. I will give Lian Li credit where credit is due though. I do think their drive cages and the way they mount their internal hardware is superior to the Silverstone cases. If only I can pick and choose attributes from both companies to build the ultimate case. In the mean time the TJ11 will have to do. Another huge improvement from my FT02 case is the top grill screen cover. The TJ11 is much much nicer, and unlike the FT02, is made out of aluminum instead of mostly plastic.
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My hardware list that will be installed
Asrock X99 Extreme11
Intel Core i7-5930K
ASRock Model USB 3.1/A+C Card PURCHASED
Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5 AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 MLC Internal Solid State Drive
two Samsung SM951-NVMe 512GB SSD when I can snag them
4 WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Drive in RAID 10 config
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 Will upgrade to 64GB later
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 SLI Might add a 3rd one later for Triple SLI PURCHASED and using with current build
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 Power Supply PURCHCHASED and using with current build
Individually Sleeved Cable Set for EVGA B2/G2/P2 Power Supply / PSU (Blue) - EVGA 100-CU-1300-B9 PURCHASED
Corsair Hydro Series™ H100i GTX Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm PURCHASED
1 LG 31" 31MU97-B 4096 x 2160 IPS monitor PURCHASED and using with current build
2 Samsung 32" (S32D850T) WQHD 2560 x 1440 LED Monitor
1 Acer 28" K272HUL 2560 x 1440 monitor PURCHASED and using with current build
ASUS Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HT
Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

Edited by jsutter71 - 4/24/15 at 2:11pm
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I apologize in advance for using my crappy little Canon SD780 Powershot camera which I used through 2 Iraq deployments just because it's handy. What I should be really using is my 5D mark 3 which is usually sitting in my closet in my bedroom downstairs.

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Here are some updated pics from my progress...First thing I realized was that the If I used the fans in pull configuration on the radiator like the corsair manual suggests then the motherboard tray would not have enough clearance without further modification. For this reason I will have to change the fans to push air through the radiator mounted on the backside of the radiator. I had to make some small mods to the radiator cage for the fan cables. The second thing that I realized about how truly modular the TJ11 is designed. It turns out that with just a few screws the entire rear plate of the case completely detaches. If I knew this before I started then I could have saved myself a lot of time during disassembly. Thankfully I realized this before I painted which made that process a whole lot easier. I also painted over the made in china logo.

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MOD complete. Now all I need to di is save up for the rest of the equipment needed. Take note Silverstone. This is how you can make a awesome case perfect. And I'm sure they can do a LOT better and neater job then I can. I used a tap and die for screw holes for added flexibility or so I can remove it later. No JB Weld here.

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if you need Help i modify my TJ 11 at iatx:)

post #8 of 20
Nice job of retro fitting a radiator mount to the old TJ11 design, as case manufactures didn't design their case's with 240mm + radiators in mind back then. I had the same problem with my Antec P183 when i like you also wanted to fit a Corsair H100i GTX to my case which didn't support it, so i had to mod my P183, which also turned out pretty good, and now i'm nearly done with my casemod / upgrade. smile.gif

Are you still waiting for parts to continue the project ?
post #9 of 20
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Thank you
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Thankfully I realized this before I painted which made that process a whole lot easier. I also painted over the made in china logo.ktdcsp
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