Ok well to start this off, I was not happy with choices of cases allowing atleast 10x120 worth of rad in my budget that was not insanely large. So i settled on using 2 Fractal define S cases. Plan is simple, gut one of the cases, rivet them together. Make a custom rear rad panel, and will need to make a custom window. Theme will be Black, silver, purple.
Latest Update preview:Parts list so far:
Fractal define S x2
corsair rmx 850
Msi x370 Titanium
2x8gb gskill trident Z 3200 cl14
WD 500gb M.2 ssd
intel 730 ssd
Bitspower 150 reservoir
Monsoon fittings (purple)
2x 360 swiftech QP
1x 240 swiftech QP
i have 2 spare st 120's but will wait for gpu loop upgrade to just add another 240 or 360
Primochill 3/8x1/2 PETG
Fury nano w/ek block. (yes i know need to upgrade... waiting for vega to split to dual loop with new gpu's)
Swiftech mcp 355 with xspc top.
Heatkiller 3.0 w/modded mount (will change to ek monoblock in 3-4 weeks)
Gelid silent 1000rpm fans x8
Primochill UV purple coolant.
So ... here we go.
Removed the motherboard panel
Time to cut out the rear panel
New rear panel to match the front
Using 1/8" aluminum to fill the gap due to the overhang of the top panel. Rivets drilled to match both sides.
In place and ready
Time to retire that phenom (yes i still use one
) That seat is out of a mazda rx8 i had sitting around among my piles of rotary parts.
Getting ready to rivet the new rear panel in place
Bam one piece. Cant believe how rigid the case is now.
A rough look at what it will look like (unfinished, just used the extra window panel on the opposite side)
Some parts arrived
Time to make it look seamless. Used JB stick to fill the gap.
So i did a quick run over with satin black. Still have some scratches showing on the seam due to roughing in the filler. Looks like i need to go back over it with finer sandpaper.
So this is where i am at so far. The weather is making it take forever to get this paint cured so i can continue. The rest of the parts will be here over the next few days. As for the size of this case. Originally i had planned to get the thermaltake tower 900. This is ~1.5" wider and longer, BUT is 11" shorter. This case will now hold 5x360mm rads, and the plan is to run a 360mm+240mm per loop. When vega drops I will get a second pump+res and another 240 or 360 and run dual loops with whichever gpu's look like the best deal (1080ti/vega)