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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 12:10 PM - Thread Starter
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World of Tanks themed custom build

Hi everyone,

Some time ago I have reached the tipping point... wanted to design and build my own machine, full with a totally custom case for quite some time now.
The reason for designing my own case (which is a lengthy, slow process, peppered with mistakes and backtracking) is the fact that there is no case around offering what I require:
1. Dual-PSU
2. Dual-vertically-mounted GPUs
3. Horizontally mounted motherboard
4. Easy connection to external cooling
5. Low profile

I have started a couple weeks ago with zero previous Autodesk Fusion 360 experience. Watched a couple tutorials and worked my way in with the custom reservoir design. Then I have created the PSU holders which will be attached to the bottom of the case. My current work in progress is the case itself, which is partially completed, but I'm going to post it as it is for feedback purposes.

All feedback is much appreciated!

Note: the GPU is a mockup, the ones I will use are two watercooled Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition.

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Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 05:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Some EKWB Reservoir modding.
The EKWB reservoir heads come with recessed G1/4 threading, which forces you to add one of their extenders to be able to put a fitting there. Well I won't have it, so I enlarged the hole.
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My Rig Temps in Real Time
Box of Horrors
(16 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard
Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional X64
Monitor
Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard
Logitech G510
Mouse
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All things relative and to each their own, but one thing universal is cost
When all done and over with, i'd be curious to know how much it all cost you.

Until such time as you can answer that.. is this going to be an 'open' case? Or are you just leaving the cover panels for last? Which would of course make perfect sense, but..

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 06:50 AM - Thread Starter
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It is going to be a partially open case. The idea is to try and cover the motherboard at a lower depth, making it impossible to fit full PCI express cards into the motherboard PCI Express slots. I will use risers to connect the GPUs and all other slots will remain unused. This allows me to have a low height case. The cover will have a cutout over the motherboard monoblock, which I will cover with a transparent acrylic sheet.
Much remains to be designed, I will have a place for a 200mmx85mm Phobya radiator which will cool the CPU and VRMs. The GPUs will be cooled by a MoRa 420 radiator which will sit outside the case. I will also have to measure and carefully cut holes for the tubing, filters, pumps, etc. i estimate the design to be now 20-25% complete.

As for the cost, it would be much higher than any pre-made case, since I am going to use 2mm aluminium sheets for almost everything.

My Rig Temps in Real Time
Box of Horrors
(16 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard
Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional X64
Monitor
Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard
Logitech G510
Mouse
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Ouch.. yeah, that sounds expensive alright. Assuming you're not shy of saying, do share the total when it's all done?
Though you're already better off than most, as they'd need to factor designing in; know i would.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 03:05 PM
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This sounds very interesting. Subbed and looking forward to seeing your design!


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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 03:10 PM
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Subbed as well, this is a pretty unique project.

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[Sapphire] R9 Fury Nitro
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[G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 4x8 DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
[Western Digital] WD Black M.2 512 GB SSD
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[Western Digital] WD Black 3 TB HDD
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[Seasonic] Prime 1000W Gold
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[Thermaltake] Riing 14 Blue Case Fan
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[Samsung] 840 120 GB SSD
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 05:52 AM - Thread Starter
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Thank you all. I am painstakingly taking measurements and making sure I am not messing up. It's a slow process...

My Rig Temps in Real Time
Box of Horrors
(16 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard
Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional X64
Monitor
Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard
Logitech G510
Mouse
Logitech G700S
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 10:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Since I am adding a couple EK-RES X3 400 reservoirs to my build, I decided to model that reservoir for the 3D mockup of the build. Then I modeled the whole series.
Models: EK-RES X3 400, EK-RES X3 250, EK-RES X3 150, EK-RES X3 110


My Rig Temps in Real Time
Box of Horrors
(16 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard
Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional X64
Monitor
Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard
Logitech G510
Mouse
Logitech G700S
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 06:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Adding an Aquacomputer Flow sensor high flow G1/4 for aquaero, aquastream XT ultra and poweradjust - 3D Model.


My Rig Temps in Real Time
Box of Horrors
(16 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard
Asus X99-A II
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
GPU
Gigabyte 1080 Ti Waterforce Extreme Edition 11Gbps
RAM
Kingston HyperX 2x 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
Hard Drive
SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Hard Drive
SSD ADATA 512 GB
Hard Drive
Patriot Hellfire 240 GB M.2 SSD nVME
Power Supply
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W
Power Supply
Corsair AX860
Cooling
Custom Loop, EKWB, CPU+GPU, soft tubing
Case
Thermaltake Core X5
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional X64
Monitor
Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard
Logitech G510
Mouse
Logitech G700S
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