TJ08-E watercooled build log

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  1. Normalaxis

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    Hey guys
    Heres my current Build:
    Case: TJ08-e
    MB: P7Z77m
    GPU: GTX 760
    CPU: 3570k (stock)
    Memory - Gskill Sniper 12800CL9D-8GBSR
    SSD- Samsung 850 evo 120gb
    Raid Array : Rocketraid 1740 with 4x WD 3tb hdds in raid 5
    PSU: Corsair HX650

    So i went on a splurge the other day
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    And again today to get some extra fittings
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    I have some big plans for the setup. I plan on moving the HDD rack back a few centimeters, and putting the 180mm radiator there. The case is in shambles at the moment, with only the thumb screws holding the panels together. I found that the front fan is creating a negative pressure zone inside the case, so i flipped the back fan to an intake fan. I lost the little mesh screen used to cover the GPU mounting screws, so i will have to design and 3D print or manufacture one myself (Does anyone know where i could get this done, i can use solidworks :) ). There is a switch at the front of the case which switches the 180mm fan from 7-12v for adjustable fan speed, so im taking the fan out and switching to a mb controlled 180mm PWM fan. Im also replacing the switch with a 3 circuit switch. I will splice this switch into the UV lights and front activity lights. The plan is to eventually swap my 760 for a 1070/80 with a waterblock, and add an additional 120mm radiator at the back
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    Last weekend i procrastinated from uni study to cut a window into the case. Its not perfect, but when i dissassemble the case this weekend, i plan to remove the acrylic and round off the sharp edges (i did a quick job using an angle grinder and a crappy dremel).
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    I picked up the fittings from PLE today, and heres a picture of the drain setup (I rotated the drain handle 90 degrees so it would fit, and bought a G1/4 screw block just in case.
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    The left and right fittings on the T joint are rotatory joints, so i can use a 90 degree joint on the left to get it through the small MB power hole (I will be making it larger when i dremel the window). The PCCG order is expected to arrive on friday, so im gonna have a very nice weekend :)
     
  2. mad_mic3

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    any update or progress;)
     
  3. BigDave

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    i'm with you Mike Updates!!!!

    Love my TJ08-E :cool:
     
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    Normalaxis

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    Hey guys! Forgot to update you so heres a few goodies. I bought a handle from bunnings which i sprayed and attached to the top of the case
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    Another package came
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    I got to work immediately, and drilled new mounting holes for the HDD rack. This was easier than i thought it would be, and i added an extra two holes for a flow indicator. I cut the fan speed switch off the front fan, and spliced it into the UV strip, and UV lights (both on separate circuits)
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    Heres a partly assembled photo taken, and fully assembled rig.
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    I wasnt too happy with the position of the flow indicator, so i moved it around and added another 120mm radiator to the rear of the case
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    Normalaxis

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    I found a fair amount of dust was getting into the case. Theres a slit behind the fan filter which was the culprit. I was going to 3D print a new fan filter, but opted to glue on some carpet around the edges of the filter. Maybe another day :cool:
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    Heres the redesigned filter, with roughly 1.5x the surface area
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    This will do for now
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    The waterblock for my 1070 came so i also added it to the loop :)
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    Theres still a bit more i would like to do.
    Id like to add more UV lights, a stronger LED on the bulb, and another UV on the back of the resevoir
     
  6. BigDave

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    Thanks for the updates :thumbup:

    looks super crowded though :wired:

    Do yo have anything under the 4 drive bays? I've got mine on the case floor with velcro. you might be able to face the drive cage towards the rear, I tried but the ram was in the way.

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    Click to view full size!
     
  7. /invariance\

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    Interesting....ahem.....workshop tools? :)
     
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    Normalaxis

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    Yes a chopping board and kitchen knife :D
     
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    That looks bloody sexy mate. I tried to make a bracket to mount the hard drives vertically, but i believe the impedence to the airflow would cook the hard drives. Ive put holes in the baseplate so the rack is a few mm from the 180mm radiator
     

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