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"White Venom" - A White & Black TJ07 Mod w/full loop

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This is going to be a build log of my progress for my new Project, and case mod, White Venom, which is based on a Silverstone TJ07. This is my first project of any real substance, so please be kind biggrin.gif

I post it in this section, as the case is being painted, hopefully powdercoated, and lightly modded to fit my overall White and Black colour scheme, therefore the case is a massive part of making it look good. So please, don't move it.

For a while now I have wanted to get into watercooling, but didn't have the knowledge, or any real reason. BUT NOW! With the arrival of my 5970, and it's stupidly loud leaf blower excuse for a fan, I have a reason. I spent a long time in this thread planning everything out, getting it all right, seeing what routes I could take, and with the help of Charliehorse55, and many other OCN members of the Watercooling community. I made my choices wisley, as you will see.

I'll update the table of contents, and link to the singular posts as and when I do them, as that's the easiest way, but I hate being unorganized. wink.gif

Table of Contents


Part 1 - Oh lawdy, wat is dis?
Part 2 - Nitty Gritty
  • Painting the case, with before and after shots
  • Disassembly of current setup
  • Waterblock Installation
  • Installation in new case
  • Loop construction
  • First testing

Part 3 - Wet and Wild
  • Final loop setup shots
  • Temperatures and noise
  • Final thoughts

Now gonna reserve 4 posts, please don't post until I have redface.gif
Edited by SmokinWaffle - 1/15/11 at 10:12am
    
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The Design and colour scheme

The idea first came to me when I saw POLARity, by our very own Case Mod Editor, oliverw92. I knew I don't have the skill to do something to that level, so I decided to make my first steps into the modding world, albiet in a slightly less awesome fashion in comparison. redface.gif

My initial idea was to get a 700D, and then just have white tubing, and be done with it, but then I got thinking. To do what I wanted, I'd have to cut a large hole in the top to fit my RX480, and I didn't really want to do that. I went to the Multiplay Insomnia 41 LAN in November (First LAN with my team, Visualize Your Enmity), and along with staying up for days in a row, pints of energy drink and spirits, I also met a few people from OCN.

One of the people I met was The_Rocker, and I also saw his jaw dropping piece of art, known as TJ07 Type Red, and fell in love with the Silverstone TJ07 case.

For weeks I searched for a used TJ07, as I couldn't justify the hefty retail price, and just as I was about to give up hope, then Darren9 came to my rescue, and offered me his Black TJ07, with a window, for £85! wheee.gif, needless to say, I was over the moon! biggrin.gif

It was missing a few bits and had some damage, which we shall get onto later, but it was very much an awesome deal.

So, I got onto designing things, and I toyed with a few ideas and colours, before finally setting on a Black exterior, with a black interior. I used Sketchup to detail some of it so I could visulize it better in my head, and my mind was made.

tl;dr: Black TJ07 with a black interior, white tubing, black waterblocks. wink.gif
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OMG love the TJ07s!!!!!!!!! SUBD!
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nice.

can't wait to see this come into fruition. you must take lots of pics. no excuses
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cant wait to see this
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