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Dedicated to the memory of Adam Wilson, aka "Erakith" RIP 10-16-12




Welcome to my build log!

This project is the culmination of months of planning and dreaming. It all started with the announcement of the release of Crysis3, and me realizing I wouldn't have enough GPU to get the job done. One thing led to another and here I am with basically all new parts and a fantastically massive case to mod.
Colors:
Black
Lime Green
Grey
Pearl White (possibly)

Parts

Main Components:

Case: Enermax Fulmo GT
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper3
Processor: Intel 3770K
Ram: Samsung Green 16 GB (eyeballing those new Corsair Doms though..)
GPU: TRI SLI EVGA GTX 580 3 GB
GTX Titan x 2
SSD: 2 x 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 RAID0
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black
PSU: Enermax MAXREVO 1350w

Watercooling:

Dual Loop
Swiftech MCP655 B x2
Bitspower acrylic top x2
Bitspower matte black dress kit x2
EK SUPREME HF
EK FC580 GTX x3
EVGA Backplates x3
EK-FC Titan
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 140mm Radiator x2
Akasa 140mm x 25mm VIPER x12 (to be ordered)
Akasa 140mm x 25mm Apache Fans x13
Monsoon compression Fittings
Bitspower Fittings
Swiftech GPU connectors
Masterkleer tubing
Mayhems Dyes
Bitspower 250ml tube reservoirs x2 (to be ordered)

Sleeving:

Green, Grey, and Black fully custom made (by myself
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) Paracord sleeved wiring.

Now originally I was intending to wait for the new version of the NZXT Phantom to come out. But I got sick of the waiting game, heard some things I would rather not repeat and I started shopping around. After literally looking at every full sized case on the market I settled on the Enermax Fulmo GT. There were several factors involved in my decision making. 1) It's enormous. I can not stress this enough. I believe you could fit many other cases inside it. 2) There isn't really a lot of extra crap to feel bad about hacking off etc., basically it's a modder's dream. 3) As a plus to me I couldn't find a single person who has really modded this case. That's kinda fun for me! 4)Finally it's a great price at just over $200 it's a lot of case for the money. Of course it has many many fine features that a normal person would be interested in hearing about, but I could care less!
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So I'm actually a few days into it as of writing it. I wanted to get some work done and pictures taken before teasing everyone.

Also I should mention I took this as the perfect excuse to make myself a little mod shop. I got a bandsaw, jigsaw, file sets, titanium drill bits, and loads of other stuff. I can now work with metal/acrylic/wood if I wanted to. So feel free to throw out any ideas you may have. I can basically fab anything I need.

Finished Product Updated With Titans!:







Guide:

Case Unboxing
Modding Part 1
Modding Part 2
Rad Unboxing Modding Part 3
Painting Modding Part 4
Mini Mod Update
Test Fitting
Double Res Mount Modding Part 5
Finishing Touches & Initial Completion
Modding Part 6
Modding Part 6.1
DONE! Part 1
DONE! Part 2
DONE! Part 3
 

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I will add to these first few posts until I'm out of room then I'll start using them to link to my updates.

First Update:

Here's the box, just massive.
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Threw in my shoes for some scale.
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Part of my "stash".
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What I'm stuck working with for now, really blows.
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Side shot.
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Inside with a full size pilzner glass on the bottom.
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The back. I really dislike the stock cables. Some color coordination please?
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I/O and expansion slots. This case is built to handle dual power supplies stock!
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Front
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Within 15 minutes I had everything that screws in taken off accept for the feet. Did I mention I've been waiting to get started on this?
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From massive case to box'o'parts.
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Lots of stuff came off.
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Bare case next to my old Phantom. Dwarfs it.
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Let the modding begin!
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Lots and lots of rivets on this one. Not a problem for me, but for some this is no good.
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Gotta get at those ones...
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Ended up using my dremel on them. Worked like a charm!
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Looks good, buut, hmm.
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That's better! All nice and opened up now. So many possibilities!
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Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned, more updates to follow shortly!
 

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Nice case. Please tell me your going to take out the mesh and add a window...
Thank you, and yes of course! That mesh is horrible isn't it? I do love though if you wanted and looks weren't a thing to you, you can put 4 180mm fans on the door. That's pretty epic.
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And sub
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Thank you sir!
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Subbed!
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Thank you!
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Subbed. Go git 'er!
lol thank you!
 

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I did the math on how the case compares to my case and your phantom.

The Fulmo GT is 26% bigger than your old phantom, and 58% bigger than my Source 210!

Subbed for tri-sli and huge case.
 

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Very interesting.

Just a friendly suggestion... just post your new updates when you post them. Don't worry about going back and editing old post because it takes readers longer to get them. What you could do is make a list of updates with links to the post number at the beginning of the thread.
 

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Very interesting.
Just a friendly suggestion... just post your new updates when you post them. Don't worry about going back and editing old post because it takes readers longer to get them. What you could do is make a list of updates with links to the post number at the beginning of the thread.
Yeah I was thinking that myself...
 

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Update 2!

Lot's of boring work in this one. Suprisingly this stuff took a long time to get done right.

Modified 5.25 bay
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22Ga Sheet metal
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Bottom cut made.
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Test fitting, looks good. I had to cut this piece twice, the first time it was too big because I forgot it had to get through the opening.
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Tracing out the CPU cut out.
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Looks good and test fit perfectly.
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Next I had to remove two pieces of steel. One being the top PSU support, the other this strip that was bent out at the edge of the old HDD cage.
The PSU support was not problem. The other long strip was such a pain. Ran out of dremel cut off disks rather quickly and had to use my Skill saw which totally sucked. Good thing this cut will be hidden!
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Finally I have the back panel and a piece of L aluminum temporarily installed. Really starting to be able to see how it will come together!
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