Silverstone TJ07 Horizontal case mod

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by Deimos, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Deimos

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    I just got finished moving my X99 system in to the Phanteks Enthoo Elite which you can see here.

    Here is the original TJ07 build running a dual loop. Yep, two pumps, and three, yes three radiators. Cramming it all in there was no mean feat.

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    I'm not one for letting $800 cases go to waste, especially the all aluminium masterpiece that is the TJ07, the only issue is, what can I use it for?

    What about a home theater PC? just one problem though, the case is massive when standing. I already dislike my, rather demure, FT03 and I wanted something that suits my home entertainment setup, like a horizontal case. I don't particularly like the cases available so I decided to mod my TJ07 in to a horizontal case.

    Let the build log commence!

    I'll be transferring my current HTPC build in to this, specs are:
    i7 7700k
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene (Z170)
    32GB G.Skill TridentZ 3333
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 FE
    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB
    Samsung 950EVO 1TB
    Seasonic Platinum-1000

    I may decide to go for a full ATX board but I am very tempted to stick with mATX and using the extra space on the 'bottom' to mount a decent sized res.

    I will approach coldzero for case parts to dress it all up. The plan is to have a quad radiator in the 'bottom', possibly another dual radiator in the front and a window on the top and side. Also, after recently building with hardline tubing and seeing how drastic the difference visualy is, I am going to do another hardline build. I have already got the EKWB Evo CPU block and full cover 1080 block.

    First step is to take it all apart and clean it up, I'm not quite there yet...

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    Deimos Gawd

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    Update time.

    This build is taking much longer than I anticipated. Too busy with work to really spend time on it. I pretty much have everything I need to finish it, I just need to clean up a few bits here and there and decide on the build order to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

    First order of business, the order from ColdZero arrived. Here is the motherboard tray with new board installed.

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    Painted some parts as well even though they will not be seen, just wanted to make sure everything looks clean.

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    The outside of the case has also had a coat of paint to cover up blemishes and looks OK, although I'm not too happy with my hole filling job, I might have another crack at it. More pics to come.
     
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