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I thought about doing a 560 at the bottom but that would have been a very tight fit. Especially for cable management. In my first pics I considered placing a 240 next to the 480 but I'm using EK's XE series rads which are 60mm thick, and left very little room for cable management. Now the way I designed the current configuration has the cables leaving a small footprint and very clean. The DATA cables which will connect to the bottom of the motherboard will be practically invisible. Their is a nice space behind the 360mm rad. The other reason why I chose this configuration was due to the Aquacomputer 5 LT and farbwerk. The 5 LT slaves on the 6XT and this configuration allows me to better manage the temperature sensors and extra fan connections . This way I'm running fewer cables up the drive bays. I also like being able to place the dual EK pump underneath the case. The EK pump and the Aquacomputer parts in the bottom chamber use 4 MOLEX power connectors that stay routed in the lower chamber. The 6 XT in the top drive bay also uses a MOLEX connection which Is connected through a 15 inch extension. NOW I HATE USING MOLEX POWER CONNECTIONS. I once destroyed 4 hard drives in this same case due to a faulty molex connection. The only reason why the rest of the components were not destroyed was due to the thick aluminum. So at the end of each molex connection I am using a SATA power adapter. I really wish these manufacturers would migrate to SATA power connectors. Please check out the link I'm adding to the Singularity build which has inspired most of this build.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7sge4ybbGo

Saw that last time. Too much work.. lol...

but guessing u need all those drives.. Took off my faceplate and now am using a hot-swappable drive cage with its on fan..

Btw ure gonna order demcifilter??

Currently using it and so is my friend. Totally recommend it for tj11.

Seriously interested ure build.
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Saw that last time. Too much work.. lol...

but guessing u need all those drives.. Took off my faceplate and now am using a hot-swappable drive cage with its on fan..

Btw ure gonna order demcifilter??

Currently using it and so is my friend. Totally recommend it for tj11.

Seriously interested ure build.

Dust isn't a huge issue for me because I use UV on my air conditioners. I have never had a issue where any of my components have failed due to dust. Typically when I upgrade it's due to outdated hardware. Up until 2 years ago I was still using first generation core i7 processors.
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Dust isn't a huge issue for me because I use UV on my air conditioners. I have never had a issue where any of my components have failed due to dust. Typically when I upgrade it's due to outdated hardware. Up until 2 years ago I was still using first generation core i7 processors.
Same here dude. Ac 24/7. Nvr on the fan.

There will be dust. Little. Demcifilter stops it from going on the rad.

Trust me its superb.

I clean my pc every 6 months on the filter with just baby wipe. No dust inside on the rads....
Edited by cstkl1 - 12/17/15 at 6:03pm
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Ok took me long enough but I finally started on the plumbing for the main compartment. I'm trying very hard not to use extensions and elbows. I just received a new Aquacomputer flow sensor 400 to replace the mechanical one I was planning on using. I also received a second temp sensor for the CPU block to match the one you see in the pic. I've had a steep learning curve on getting my bends and making correct sizes for the PETG tubing and have wasted a few in the process. This build seems like a government contract with all the time and money I've used. As of now I've probably spent close to $8000 on this watercooling and chassis modification project. Keep in mind that I'm using nothing but high end parts to include triple SLI EVGA 980Ti's so this entire system is approaching close to $20,000. My wife just found out how much money I've spent so when I'm finished, my system may be in a nice office, but I'll be living in a tent in the backyard.
post #35 of 37
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Wow this has been one crazy adventure but I'm almost done with the plumbing. I ran out of 12mm PETG tubing so I won't be able to finish the last connection until I get another tube. The last and final connection is from the GPU block to the input of the 360 Rad. I took a long time to decide how I was going to do the plumbing from the pump to the 480 Rad which is on the other end of the case but I like the results. I wanted to make sure that the plumbing would not interfere with the ability to remove memory if need be and I am very happy with the results. I also like the way I integrated the new Aquacomputer flow sensor that you see in the pics.













Edited by jsutter71 - 12/25/15 at 12:15pm
post #36 of 37
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I finally finished the plumbing. I think the results look amazing but I decided to use my 240 RAD underneath the Aquaero. I also added the LED strips. I still need to add my 5 Western Digital NAS drives. I would appreciate any advice for how to do that, but I think I am going to build an enclosure, and mount it on the back panel. The last thing I need to do is finish all the connections and cable management. After everything is completed I will make a video to show the completed case. IMHO I have really learned to hate this case. I have had to make so many on the spot corrections during this procedure that I feel Silverstone could have prevented with better engineering. Cable management is the biggest issue. I have had to make multiple alterations and have come to love my step drill bit. The next issue I have has to do with the hot swap bays. Instead of having to lose them in the lower chamber when adding a RAD, why not be able to have both. The only thing I do LIKE about this case is that it's all aluminum. Over the course of this project I have become very proficient with cutting and working with aluminum. A couple other notes. For painting I found SEM 42003 Black High Build Primer to be the best. It applies evenly and smooth and dries very quickly. It is very close to the stock color. The next biggest discovery which could have saved me a lot of time and frustration was aluminum repair putty. I tried a couple different products but found that Hy-Poxy H-259 Alumfast Rapid Cure Aluminum Filled Epoxy Putty to be the best. I allowed it to set over night and afterwards it sands down nicely. I have spent an enormous amount of money on this case project. I could have saved myself a lot of time money and frustration if I had gone with Caselabs instead. That will be my next case. Sorry Silverstone but I won't be purchasing any more cases from you.

Here are some pics I took last night.







post #37 of 37
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Well with a heavy heart I have decided to discontinue this project. With the all the time, money, and effort I spent invested in this project I will leave this thread up in hopes of helping others who may have questions. I have realized that I would have to continue to make extensive modifications to support all the equipment and I just don't have the time and resources to make that possible. Instead I have decided to purchase a chassis from Caselabs which will better suit my needs.
Best of luck to all and Thank you for following me,
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