This computer case was chosen because of the extremely large size and ease of use. It is easy to install parts and has lots of room for cable management. This was one of the longest mods I have ever done. This case has gone through so many changes to get to the final stage. This case was used as my main case for a very long time until I did the Bitphenix Prodigy Mod which then many of the parts were transfer too. If I were to do something differently I would make sure that the power supply is easier to remove than how I had it. To remove the power supply I needed to remove the power supply cover that I made which made it very difficult to install and remove. It is a very nice case and currently houses my LEGO R2D2s.
Note: This PC has had many different graphics cards installed. So they are ordered in chronological order.
- CPU: Intel i7 3770k OC: 4.8ghz
1. Saphire Vapor X R9 280X
2. ASUS DCU2 v.II AMD r9 280X
3. 2x SLI PNY GTX 770
4. 2x SLI EVGA CLASSIFIED GTX 770
5. 2x ASUS DCU2 v.II Crossfire AMD r9 280X
- RAM: Corsair 1600mhz 8gb x2
- Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45
- PSU: Silencer MKIII 750watt
- HDD: 2x Seagate 3TB barracuda
- SSD: 240gb Crucial M500 SATA 3
- Cooling: H100i corsair loop, 2x 120mm Antec True Quiet Fans, 10x 140mm Antec True Quiet Fans,
Here is a picture of the original case with all the hardware installed.
Revision 1. Saphire Vapor X R9 280X
This revision has only one mod with a hole in the front panel with a grill installed.
Revision 2. ASUS DCU2 v.II AMD r9 280X
This revision has many changes. First the graphics card was changed. I also designed a power supply cover to hide wires and keep cable managing easier. I made sure that the dimensions are right to fit perfectly. I also sleeved all of my cables myself and made sure that there were no exposed cables. The side panel is removed to view the complete internals but there were no changes to the side panel.
I used the CNC machine for the first time for this project. I wanted to make a power supply cover to make cable managing easier. I first made a cardboard one to make sure I would actually be able to fit it inside the case. Taking the dimensions from the cardboard model I was able to accurately make a script to run the CNC machine. I used it to cut the circular holes in the bottom of the power supply cover. This allowed me to make clean cuts without using a jigsaw. I installed the power supply cover using multiple L brackets that were screwed to the inside of the case. I did not however think of installation and had a very hard time installing the power supply cover. I also sleeved all the cables inside and I even sleeved the ends of the USB port connectors with black sleeving.
Revision 3. 2x SLI PNY GTX 770
This revision has only one change other than the graphics cards. I removed the 3 DVD drive bays and moved up the hard drive cage to give more airflow to the graphics cards. I also sanded the white off of the drive cage to give it a more industrial aesthetic look. PC modding is all about aesthetics. During this time I was looking for graphics cards that would fit this build. These cards however looked too small for this build.
Revision 4. 2x SLI EVGA CLASSIFIED GTX 770
I chose these graphics cards because they are great overclockers. They also have a great TDP. They also have lights on them which add to the aesthetics of the build. I also added a motherboard cover piece with a custom SLI bridge. I also replaced the stock glass that had scratches on the side panel with 3mm thick plexi glass because This is one of my favorite stages of the build.
Revision 5. 2x ASUS DCU2 v.II Crossfire AMD r9 280X
This revision has many changes. First I cut a bigger window in this side panel which allows to see more components. I also changed the graphics cards to the ASUS cards because for the games I played they performed better than the more expensive GTX 770s. The vents at the top of the case were removed and replaced with mesh for better airflow.
Currently the case is retired.