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 02/24/2012 05:18 AM
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so ive been thinking about doing this for some time now and been inspired by mu and a few cases ive seen on youtube and decieded to give it a go for myself.the last case i modded ended up not havenig enougth room.so i lookeded around and decied stuff it and went for it .its been a long process so far and ive just completetd the basic alloy frame ,the sides,top and bottom of the case so far .i would upload the diagram but as i desighned it by hand the old fashioned way with a pen and paper and my scanner is stuffed.ill just have to upload as i go .



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 02/24/2012 05:22 AM
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few more pics of the progress









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 02/24/2012 05:35 AM
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next week i should be picking up 2 more sata 3 corsair force 3 60g ssd,s to go with the 2 i already have .also be buying 2 3tb hdd,s .if any onehas any suggestions there welcomed butt may be ignored lol (im a bit stubben). if any one has got any 3 tb hdd,s would like to here about that and what would be the best option .as for hardware im sticking with the asus crosshair v as i see no need too upgrade the board or cpu at this point .but graphics is different was going to go with 2 7970,s but due to there price i might go go for 2 gtx 590,s works out about the same if not cheaper to go the 590 path and its a dual gpu card .as ive heard nothing on the 7990front yet im not sure .as for the case cooling so far ive managed to fit 9 120mm fans on 1 side 3 on the top and bottom and 1 on the back and another 3 on the front i think cooling wise im all good for air side of things and will be doing a dual loop liquid cooling setup. i know i said i was going to do thi before but with all the measurement ive done it didnt seem possible .

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g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
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2x corsair force 3 ssds in raid (2 x 60g)
2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 02/24/2012 09:44 AM
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Oh yeah!!! A new project log......outstanding! Looks promising aus-amdfan, subbed for sure!

That is a heckOfALot of drillin aus-amdfan!!!

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 02/24/2012 09:46 AM
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yeah its taken a while to drill out all tose ***** holes lolbut i think its worth it lol

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 02/25/2012 11:05 PM
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quick update cut the back plate out now the tricky bits begin

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 02/26/2012 02:36 AM
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Looking good man, How much space are you planning on giving yourself behind the motherboard tray.......AND.....are you going to make a plezi motherboard tray or are you going to cut one out of a metal case and use that?

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 02/26/2012 03:58 AM
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im planning to put enough space behind the mb tray to place a 120mm behind the cpu bracket and ill be using a metal tray from an old pc i had lying around .then ill be placing a picture of the fx 8120 arcetechure behind it to cover up all the wires hidden behind the mb tray

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g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
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 02/27/2012 07:38 AM
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now to start make the cut out for the i/o sheild and bluray burner and midht put a 200mm fan in the front or 3x 120mm fans havent decieded yet



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g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
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 02/28/2012 04:02 AM
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another quick update on my progress







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2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 02/28/2012 09:12 AM
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OMG, that case is huge!!! LMAO!! It was hard to visualize how big it was until you put the motherboard tray in there....HAHAHA

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 02/28/2012 11:58 AM
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How long did it take you to drill all those holes?

Man, I'll tel ya after the first thrity holes or so I would have gave up and swicted to a hole saw.


Nice job keeping them strate though.

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 02/28/2012 12:41 PM
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Cool stuff dude. I've tried doing a scratch build myself once... it's a lot of work, but it pays off once it's done. It's looking good so far.

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 02/28/2012 01:56 PM
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Never tried a scratch build myself, not sure that I have the moxie to pull something like that off! LOL

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 02/29/2012 01:09 AM
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cheers ppl for the comments ,yeah i almost gave up but persistence paid of so far .as for my drill well it aint sounding like it did a few months ago lol

p.s sorry no updates today just nackerd 8-9hours of work then going home and doing this i need a break for today butt tommorow ill start on it again

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amd fx-8120 powercolor 6970 @890mhz
g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
asus ch5
2x corsair force 3 ssds in raid (2 x 60g)
2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 03/01/2012 04:09 AM
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got this far then my drill started sqeeling then just stop .

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g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
asus ch5
2x corsair force 3 ssds in raid (2 x 60g)
2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 03/03/2012 03:30 AM
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finished drilling the front pannel

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asus ch5
2x corsair force 3 ssds in raid (2 x 60g)
2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 03/03/2012 03:41 AM
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so far i,ve drilled out the holes for 16 120mm fans an only have 2 more to.one behind the motherboard tray (will be cutting out hole in the motherboard tray)
one o tne back as well and probably 2 80mm fans betwween the psu and exspansion slots havent decieded yet
all up that,ll be 18x 120mm fans and 2 80mm fans total of 20 not includeing the 1 in the psu

p.s what would be the better choice of fan the evermax vegas trio fans or the geild wing blue uv fans

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amd fx-8120 powercolor 6970 @890mhz
g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
asus ch5
2x corsair force 3 ssds in raid (2 x 60g)
2 xwd 500g sata 3 hdds in raid 1.10
 03/04/2012 07:37 AM
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so ive got so far and started drilling more holes for another 120mm fan when the blue acrylic backplate just cracked nd snapped ,so i started again and built a new backplate out of clear acrylic




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g-skill ripjaw x 1866mhz 16gig
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 03/06/2012 07:00 PM
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Acrylic cracking brings back bad memories.

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