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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
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[BUILD LOG] TT Tower 900 Build *COMPLETED*

Hey all, so it's been about 10 years since I've built a full system, so forgive me if I'm leaving anything out or not doing it right (I'm sure you'll be more than happy to let me know if i'm not lol)

I technically started this build a few years ago before I hurt my knee, I started with the case, it's a Thermaltake Tower 900 black.
I had planned on putting my (now old) current system in there. But I have just recently started buying parts to upgrade, and ended up just going completely new on everything, because why not?

First of all, here's my parts list for all my fellow geeks/nerds.

-Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula LGA1151
-CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k
-GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
-Memory: G.SKIL 32GB (4x8GB) TridentZ RGB DDR4 PC4-34100 4266Mhz
-SSD: Samsung 970 PRO Series 1TB M.2 (MZ-V7P1ToBW) (total of 2)
-PSU: Corsair HXi Series, HX1200i 80+ Platinum
-Monitor: Acer Predator XB321HK 32" G-Sync 4k Monitor
-Monitor: Acer KG241Q Pbiip 23.6" (secondary monitor)

That's the core system That I have now and have started to setup.
Here's my non-core part list

-CPU Block: EK-Velocity RGB - Nickel/Plexi
-GPU Block: EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 TI Full cover RGB waterblock Nickel/Plexi
-Res/Pump Combo: EK-XRES 100 REVO D5 - Acetal (total of 3)
-Pump: EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM Acetal - (incl. pump) (total of 2) (for redundancy and extra push on 480mm rads)
-Radiator: XSPC EX360 120mm x3 - Black (total of 2) **SOLD & REPLACED**
-Radiator: Thermaltake 480mm CL480 Copper/Brass (total of 2)
-Radiator: XSPC EX120 120mm x1 - Black (total of 1)
-Coolant: EK-CryoFuel Solid Concentrate Coolant, 250mL (Cloud White) - For all 3 loops
-Misc: All kinds of fittings and tubes and goodies to make things glow and look pretty.


What I have planned is to have three separate loops. One for the CPU, one for GPU and one for MB and anything else that pops up later that I want to cool. If I need to I can upgrade the single 120mm rad but right now all it'll be cooling is the single MB block that came built into the board.

I'm going with black with White coolant, and then using the RGB's to flood it with whatever colors I'm currently in the mood for. It'll probably stay in the range of the orange/red colors seeing as Orange is my favorite color. (and the color of my chair, chair mat, and both my cars, go fig right?)

So, first post is done. I'll be uploading some pics here in the very near future.

Thanks all and hope you enjoy and have some fun feedback.

-Tolk

**Update 8/20/19 - Added/replaced parts

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My first pictures for you guys.

This is my MB/CPU and one of my res's mocked up.

I'm going to have to cut into and mod some of the lower stock parts in the front of the case. Reason being that (as shown with me holding up the EK GPU water block) my res/pump combo will be in the way if I try to install it there. So some modding is necessary. I already have a plan, and parts have been ordered.
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Eye Candy

Just some Eye-Candy
Some of the parts I've already started installing in the case.
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cutting up stuff

So started my first real modding of this case tonight. Removed the Middle 'rack' piece from the case and headed to my garage.

You'll see in the pics below that it's held together with really tiny rivets. Before I drilled them out I made it a little easy on myself and made my first two cuts after measuring about 30 times.
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Once the first two cuts were made I drilled out all the rivets and separated the pieces. Then I made my final cuts on the once I needed to trim down.

Then I drilled out all the former rivet holes a little bigger and then test fit them back together with some nice bolts I got from ACE. You can see the bolt/nut combo sitting on top of the 2nd pic. I figured it'd give some perspective.
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Case test fit

Finished with all the dirty work I headed inside to test fit it in the case.

Fits like it was made to be that way

And now my middle res/pump combo won't get in the way of my 2080 and it's water block.

Win win!

Now to clean up the edges and give it a coat of paint to get it back to it's "new case" look.
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More modding...

So, I love... and hate this case at the same time.

More to a point... I hate some of the "features" in this case. Overall, I'm in love with it.

Attached is a pic and arrows pointing to one of my most hated features of this case. Sure, plenty of cable and water tube routing options, but everything is so offset and it'll just be ugly trying to fit the cables and tubes to fit these pre-made holes.

So I'm getting rid of them.

I need to make a back plate to refill the gap behind the middle rack piece that I just finished modding. So i'm going to extend it up to the edge of the motherboard, and rework the cable and water tubing holes, making it much cleaner and not having to rely on pre-cut holes to route my stuff through.

I've also decided against repainting the middle rack, and have decided to wrap it, as well as all the future modded pieces in a really nice carbon fiber vinyl wrap. I think it'll give it some contrast to the matte black of the rest of the case, as well as feature some of the work I'm doing a lot better. I'm even considering wrapping the whole mother board tray in it as well, but we'll see how the other parts turn out before I go that far.
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I love it.

I have the white version of this case. It's a watercooler's dream as far as room goes.

Nice work so far.
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I love it.

I have the white version of this case. It's a watercooler's dream as far as room goes.

Nice work so far.

Thanks So far it's leaps and bounds better than my previous case. I can't wait to get this thing operational, waiting for parts is the suck!
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Loving your work so far.

Been looking one to replace *Blasphemy* my TH10 since the cooling requirements these days is so much low.

Check out my buids:
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Motherboard
Asrock X79 Fataility Champion
GPU
3xInno3d GTX 780 with Full Nickel EK Waterblocks
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Gskill RipjawsX [email protected] 11-11-11-31
Hard Drive
2xSamsung 830 256gb
Power Supply
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Danger Den Double Wide 21
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Surround Gaming [email protected] (X-Star)
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Cooler Master Trigger Red Caps
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Roccat Kone+
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Gskil TridentX 2400mhz
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Case Labs TH10
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3900x
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Gigabyte Aorus Ultra
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EVGA 1080 Ti
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Ballistix Sport LT 32GB
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