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It's an honor to participate in OCN's MOTM. Please go check out all of the awesome builds and vote on your favorite.

OCN's July 2013 Mod of the Month Thread


Thank you all for participating and thanks to those of you that liked my build enough to vote for me, couldn't have done it without you! wubsmiley.gif




[introduction and plan]
Been a long time coming and now that I finally have the parts I want and somewhat of a plan figured I would
1) share it with you guys
2) get input from you guys since the plan is somewhat loose
3) post since it's been a while since I've done a build log.

The TJ07 has been around for a long time and is certainly showing it's age and I love the case enough but want a refresh. I plan on replacing and modifying 100% of the panels while maintaining the essence of the TJ07. Primary upgrades:
  • 8-slot I/O panel to support quad GPUs
  • CPU cutout for backplates
  • Create better fitting doors and nicer panels
  • Upgrade cooling options for support of high Overclocks on modern CPUs and GPUs.
  • Keep it a classy, quiet, and high performing machine.


This machine is going to be primarily used for folding, internet, and programming. I game, but only moderately.

The bottom section of the case will house the AX1200i, pump, EX480 and EX120.
Up front will be an EX360, reservoir, and fan controller.

In addition to being heavily watercooled, hard pipe will more than likely be used. Planning to use copper pipe but the finish will be something fairly unique, at least I haven't seen it done yet.



[current parts list]
  • Silverstone TJ07
  • ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
  • Intel 3930k
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866
  • 2x EVGA GTX670 FTW
  • ASUS Xonar DX
  • Crucial M4 256GB SSD
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
  • Corsair AX1200i
  • Dell 3007wfp IPS Monitor
  • 2x Dell 2007fp IPS Monitor
     
  •  Corsair SP2500
  • Sennheiser HD280
  • Koolance PMP-500 Water Pump
  • EK 250ml Advanced Reservoir
  • XSPC Rampage IV Extreme Water Block
  • XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
  • 2x XSPC GTX680 v2 Waterblocks
  • XSPC EX480 Radiator
  • XSPC EX360 Radiator
  • XSPC EX120 Radiator
  • Lamptron FC-5V2 Fan Controller
  • Scythe S-Flex F 120mm Fans (Until I find something better)
  • copper tubing
  • push fittings
  • a bunch of aluminum sheeting for fabrication






[inspiration]
Before I joined OCN I was fairly heavy into cars, although I was into computers before then, wasn't on OCN until later in life. After I joined, the TJ07 was always absolutely gorgeous to me.
Please keep in mind, this case build is BMW INSPIRED, NOT BMW Themed. My Car (Click to show)





[current exterior plan]
This is certainly still undecided and am definitely open to suggestions and ideas.


Unfortunately I won't be able to do any fab work for about a month. Currently down in California for an internship so I am away from all my tools. Just wanted to get this log started since things are going to be ramping up pretty hard come mid September. This way I can fill you guys in with ideas and parts as they come in and as ideas change.

Will be doing reviews for parts used as well.



Last build log:
Silent Night -- Q6600 and Lian Li


Stay tuned.... thanks guys thumb.gif

Please don't give me too much grief for the name redface.gif I'm terrible at names, thought it would just play well with BMWs "The Ultimate Driving Machine" motto. Although a TEC might be in the future for the CPU as well.

If you can think of names, please say something...I want a new name for this build.

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BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
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Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
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Windows 10 Pro
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12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
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6x WD Red 8TB
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SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
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Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
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3x Scythe AP-30
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Norco 4224
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FreeNAS
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Intel Xeon L5640
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Intel Xeon L5640
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Dell R710 Mobo
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Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB
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Redundant 840W PSU
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ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Owners Club || PNW Overclockers Club
BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
Cooling
Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
EK-FC Titan XP Copper/Acetal
Case
Silverstone TJ07, heavily modified
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Samsung U28D590D 4K
Keyboard
Leopold Otaku
Mouse
Corsair M65
Mouse
Corsair MM600
Audio
Sennheiser HD595 / HD428 / HD280
Audio
Corsair SP2500
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
CPU
E5-2670v1
CPU
E5-2670v1
Motherboard
Supermicro X9DRL-iF
Hard Drive
12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
Hard Drive
6x WD Red 8TB
Hard Drive
SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
Cooling
3x Scythe AP-30
Case
Norco 4224
Operating System
FreeNAS
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
Motherboard
Dell R710 Mobo
RAM
Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M G2 80GB
Power Supply
Redundant 840W PSU
Case
Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance
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[Semi-Final Pictures]

Still some tweaking to be done.












IN HONOR OF SYRILLIAN, R.I.P.
ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Owners Club || PNW Overclockers Club
BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
Cooling
Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
EK-FC Titan XP Copper/Acetal
Case
Silverstone TJ07, heavily modified
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Samsung U28D590D 4K
Keyboard
Leopold Otaku
Mouse
Corsair M65
Mouse
Corsair MM600
Audio
Sennheiser HD595 / HD428 / HD280
Audio
Corsair SP2500
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
CPU
E5-2670v1
CPU
E5-2670v1
Motherboard
Supermicro X9DRL-iF
Hard Drive
12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
Hard Drive
6x WD Red 8TB
Hard Drive
SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
Cooling
3x Scythe AP-30
Case
Norco 4224
Operating System
FreeNAS
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
Motherboard
Dell R710 Mobo
RAM
Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M G2 80GB
Power Supply
Redundant 840W PSU
Case
Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance
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IN HONOR OF SYRILLIAN, R.I.P.
ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Owners Club || PNW Overclockers Club
BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
Cooling
Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
EK-FC Titan XP Copper/Acetal
Case
Silverstone TJ07, heavily modified
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Samsung U28D590D 4K
Keyboard
Leopold Otaku
Mouse
Corsair M65
Mouse
Corsair MM600
Audio
Sennheiser HD595 / HD428 / HD280
Audio
Corsair SP2500
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
CPU
E5-2670v1
CPU
E5-2670v1
Motherboard
Supermicro X9DRL-iF
Hard Drive
12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
Hard Drive
6x WD Red 8TB
Hard Drive
SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
Cooling
3x Scythe AP-30
Case
Norco 4224
Operating System
FreeNAS
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
Motherboard
Dell R710 Mobo
RAM
Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M G2 80GB
Power Supply
Redundant 840W PSU
Case
Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance
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Subbed. Because I have to I guess thumbsupsmiley.png

If you want help with yours you certainly better wink.gif

IN HONOR OF SYRILLIAN, R.I.P.
ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Owners Club || PNW Overclockers Club
BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
Cooling
Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
EK-FC Titan XP Copper/Acetal
Case
Silverstone TJ07, heavily modified
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Samsung U28D590D 4K
Keyboard
Leopold Otaku
Mouse
Corsair M65
Mouse
Corsair MM600
Audio
Sennheiser HD595 / HD428 / HD280
Audio
Corsair SP2500
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
CPU
E5-2670v1
CPU
E5-2670v1
Motherboard
Supermicro X9DRL-iF
Hard Drive
12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
Hard Drive
6x WD Red 8TB
Hard Drive
SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
Cooling
3x Scythe AP-30
Case
Norco 4224
Operating System
FreeNAS
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
Motherboard
Dell R710 Mobo
RAM
Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M G2 80GB
Power Supply
Redundant 840W PSU
Case
Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
Other
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XSPC RX240+EX240 [Painted White]
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5x 2150RPM Gentle Typhoons PWM [Painted Black+White]
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ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Owners Club || PNW Overclockers Club
BMW TJ07 Build Log -- The Ultimate Cooling Machine
2 year anniversary In Remembrance of a Great - RIP Syrillian
Overkill FreeNAS
(11 items)
Play Server
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @4.8-5.2
Motherboard
Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
GPU
nVidia Titan XP
RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 400GB
Hard Drive
Intel 750 1.2TB
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200i
Cooling
2x Swiftech D5 w/ EK Dual Pump Top
Cooling
XSPC EX480, EX360 & 2x Phobya 1080
Cooling
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Block
Cooling
EK Advanced 250mL Res
Cooling
Lamptron FC-5V2
Cooling
EK Rampage IV BE Water Block
Cooling
Copper Tubing w/ push fittings
Cooling
EK-FC Titan XP Copper/Acetal
Case
Silverstone TJ07, heavily modified
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Samsung U28D590D 4K
Keyboard
Leopold Otaku
Mouse
Corsair M65
Mouse
Corsair MM600
Audio
Sennheiser HD595 / HD428 / HD280
Audio
Corsair SP2500
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
CPU
E5-2670v1
CPU
E5-2670v1
Motherboard
Supermicro X9DRL-iF
Hard Drive
12x HGST 4TB CoolSpin
Hard Drive
6x WD Red 8TB
Hard Drive
SanDisk Ultra II 960TB SSD
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Cooling
2x Noctua nh-u9dxi4
Cooling
3x Scythe AP-30
Case
Norco 4224
Operating System
FreeNAS
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
CPU
Intel Xeon L5640
Motherboard
Dell R710 Mobo
RAM
Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M G2 80GB
Power Supply
Redundant 840W PSU
Case
Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance
Other
Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC
Other
Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller
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