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[Project Log] - CANIS MAJORIS (modded Tt Core X9) - Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational S2
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Hey guys and welcome to my build log for the Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2.

So honored and excited to participate in this along such great modders who have inspired me from the start!

Thanks a lot to Thermaltake for selecting me to represent Australia and also a huge thanks to all the sponsors of this project which are of course Thermaltake along with premium partner Newegg and also Avexir, PerformancePCs, MNPCTECH, Icemodz and Ramcity. Without all of you all this would not have been possible, thank you!

You can find more info about the CaseMOD Invitational here: http://casemod2015.thermaltake.com/season2/home.html

Lets have fun with this one and hope you guys enjoy the ride.

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Case – Two modded Thermaltake Core X9s
Motherboard – ASUS Sabertooth X99
CPU – Intel i7 5930K
GPU – 2 or 3 ASUS STRIX GTX970s
Memory – 8 x 4GB Avexir Core Series DDR4 2400Mhz (4 x orange LED, 4 x blue LED)
SSD – Samsung SM951 512GB AHCI M.2 ; 2 x 500GB Crucial MX200 SSDs
PSU – Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Platinum

Cables – Icemodz custom sleeved cables

Radiators – 4 x Thermaltake Pacific RL480 Radiators
Fans – 26 x Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure LED Fans - Orange, Blue and White
Pumps – 2 x Thermaltake Pacific PT40-D5 Silent Kit Reservoir/Pump Combo with Thermaltake Pacific T11 Reservoirs
Reservoirs – 2 x Fully Custom Reservoirs and 2 x Thermaltake Pacific R33 Reservoir
Fittings – Various Thermaltake 16mm Rigid Compressions fittings , right angles and extension fittings as well as some soft tubing compression fittings for 3/8” ID x 1/2” OD tubing that I will be using in some spots. Also a few Bitspower pass-through fittings.
Tubing - Thermaltake V-Tubler PETG Tube 16mm OD
CPU Block – Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Water Block
GPU Blocks - Thermaltake VGA Water Block for ASUS STRIX-GTX 970
Coolant – Mayhems Aurora 2 Silver base concentrate and a combination of Mayhems Dyes in Red, Yellow and Blue to achieve the desired coolant colour

Lighting – Icemodz RGD LED Strips

Other – Thermaltake Commander FT – Touchscreen Fan Controller, 3 x Vandal Momentary and Latching switches for custom power button as well switch for the reservoir LEDs, custom MNPCTECH case feed, MNPCTECH machined aluminum fans grills and acrylic grills for the radiator fans as well as some modders mesh.


The theme of this build will be a sci-fi space theme such as the banner suggests and it is named after one of the largest stars known to man, VY Canis Majoris. I also draw inspiration for this project from the awesome game Elite Dangerous though not sure if I will implement any aspects of the game into the build as of now. The colour scheme will be a dark grey/gun metal, black, orange and blue.

As for the mods to the case you will be finding that out as I go along with the build log but yea I will be stacking two X9 cases.... with a twist

The packages received from Thermaltake were larger than my entire desk area

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Here's a quick look at the cases!

One of them still intact and the other one is gutted empty, only the panels remain

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These cases are massive, here's a size comparison with an iPhone 6Plus for those of you who are not familiar with the X9 case.

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And now I know you guys like the modding so here is the start of it!

I do wanna apologise from the start for the phone pics but there is no way I can take out the DSLR when doing this

Will do my best to show everything as I go along and once all the work on the case is done I will take proper pics of all the bits.

So here we go, out with the dremel and jig saw!

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Small incision with the dremel and fire away with the jig saw.

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Out it comes.

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Just a frame left of the X9... for now

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Still a lot of filing to do and heaps more work to come. Hope you guys will enjoy this one!

Stay tuned for more.

Cheers,

Alex


Posted on: 2015/8/26 14:15

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Re: [Project Log] - CANIS MAJORIS (modded Tt Core X9)
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Awesome! One project finished and you're already on the next one Alex! Great stuff man!

Damn ... I'm curious what you're going to make out of these two monsters, especially since you've successfully removed all features from the first one so far

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Lol double X9, together you can build a sweet home for dog

Posted on: 2015/8/26 14:29
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Awesome! One project finished and you're already on the next one Alex! Great stuff man!

Damn ... I'm curious what you're going to make out of these two monsters, especially since you've successfully removed all features from the first one so far


Thanks a lot, yea it's a really busy time for me atm, I have so much more stuff coming too

Will make sure to post build logs for everything. Still need to finish the Parvum Formula build as well but that has been put aside for the moment to focus on this build.

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Lol double X9, together you can build a sweet home for dog


Haha yea for sure but the other X9 won't be a full case, just wait and see


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Hey guys!

Just wanted to share and showcase the items Mnpctech will be providing to use for this build!

Mnpctech Machined aluminum "Diamond Knurl" PC Case Feet in Anodized Black, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo-desktop-case-feet/

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Mnpctech 100% Aluminum Expanded "Diamond" pattern Perforated Mesh for making fan guards, grills, cooling vents, window overlays, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming- ... lotted-diamond-round-hex/

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Mnpctech 480 Quad Open Air Radiator grill Frame (4x120mm, 4.120mm) Open Air grill fits radiators and measure 5-7/8" x 5-1/8" wide with 15mm spacing, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-alpha ... -quad-radiator-grill.html


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Machined aluminum "Overkill" Custom PC Fan Grills rings, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/

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Heavy Duty PETG & PVC Ratchet Hand Cutter. Cuts PETG tubing up to 1.3" or 35mm outter diameter,http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming- ... -ratchet-tube-cutter.html

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Posted on: 2015/8/27 4:02
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Those are some really cute parts from NMPCTEch.

Posted on: 2015/8/27 7:53
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Those are some really cute parts from NMPCTEch.


Yea sure are


Posted on: 2015/8/28 5:54
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Hey guys!

Had to take out the power drill and get rid of all the rivets!

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Lots of rivets

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What will become of this case?!

Stay tuned to find out

Cheers,

Alex


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You pretty much stripped this thing of everything it ever was :O looks like you're killing it to give it birth again

Posted on: 2015/8/28 7:00
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You pretty much stripped this thing of everything it ever was :O looks like you're killing it to give it birth again


Haha yea I think once I'm done with the cases, it will be a pretty unique build, hope everyone else will think the same


Posted on: 2015/8/29 1:38
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