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Old August 8, 2015, 05:50 AM
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Default Double Dragon- Reverse ATX Large Cube Scratch Build



Hey all my fellow modders!

So.... this will be a build that will take a long time to complete(just warning everyone now) :o Just wanted to get some input while in the beginning planning stages of the build.

PARTS LIST

P - Pending
O - Ordered
H - Have

MAIN COMPONENTS
  • MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX Extreme OC - P
  • CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - P
  • Corsair RM Series 850 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold - P
  • Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - P
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - P

COOLING
  • Swiftech Apogee XL PPCS Custom Dragon II - P
  • Corsair AF120s Twin Pack Quiet Edition(x2) - P
!!! A huge thanks goes out to [@]Osco[/@] for donating the below bitspower fittings to the build!
  • Monsoon Chain Gun Compression Fitting - 3/8"ID x 5/8"OD Red - Quantity: 2 - H
  • Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 30mm - Matte Black - Quantity: 4 - H
  • Bitspower G1/4" D-Plug Male / Male Coupler Set - Bold Red - Quantity: 1 - H
  • Bitspower SLI / Crossfire Multi-Link Adapter Pair - Deep Bold Red - Quantity: 2 pairs - H
  • Rigid PrimoChill Ghost Compression 3/8in. ID x 1/2in. OD Fitting Knurled Grip Anodized Black - Quantity: 1 - H
  • Bitspower Quick-Disconnect Male w/ Inner G1/4 - Matte Black - Quantity: 1 - H
  • Bitspower SLI / Crossfire Crystal Link Tube Set - H
  • Phobya Fan Shroud 120mm Black x6 - H
  • Phobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 6 3 pin splitter (black) - H
  • Phobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 6 3 pin splitter (red) - H
  • Phobya Y- Cable 3 pin to 4 3 pin splitter (red) - H
  • Phobya Angled clip 90 for 19/13mm tubing (black) - H
  • PrimoChill flex tubing x 6ft (Clear) - H
  • PrimoChill flex tubing x 9ft (Black) - H

MISC. MOD SUPPLIES
  • Black Gutless Paracord - H (Night Shark Leftovers)
  • Red Gutless Paracord - P
  • White Gutless Paracord - P
  • Several feet of sleeving (black) - H
  • ~24" of rubber trim (black) - H
  • 20 LED Station/ molex power - H
  • 24" LED (red) x2 - H
  • 24" LED (white) - H
  • 12" 8 pin Extension (black) - H
  • 18" 8 pin Extension (black) - H
  • 24" 24 pin Extension (black) - H
  • 12" 8 pin to 2x 4 pin Extension (black/red) - H
  • 12" SATA cables (red) x3 - H
  • 500mm 180 SATA cables (black) x2 - H
  • 500mm 90 SATA cables (black) x2 - H

TO DO
  • Take cases apart down to the bones - Complete
  • Design custom reservoir and send to 3D printer
  • Trim case #2(white) to match height of case #1(grey)
  • Rework motherboard plate to provide management holes
  • Cut and redesign frame to allow for bottom and rear fans
  • Flip back panel in reverse ATX style
  • Price Acrylic vs Aluminum for new back cover, top panel, front cover
  • Order panel material
  • Craft top panel
  • Craft back cover
  • Craft front cover
  • Craft cable routing covers
  • Paint
  • Order any remaining components
  • Test components for bad pieces
  • Install watercooling components
  • Test fit components
  • Install asthetics(fan convers, fan controller)
  • Install main components
  • Redesign waterloop(if needed)
  • Install loop
  • Leak test loop
  • Finalize build
  • Post final pictures and celebrate!!


UPDATES - Most Recent First

Tubing is here!
More Destruction and Planning
More Parts - Cables and Sleeving

3D Renders - Need Help Picking Color Scheme!!!

Black and Red






OR

White and Red






Design Considerations

Air Flow Diagram



Custom Waterfall Res




First Watercooling Parts Thanks to Osco @ OCN for the donation!




Demolition A big thank you to my local PC repair shop for this donation of two cases.








Thanks for checking my build out. Check back for updates and don't forget to vote on the color scheme.

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Old August 8, 2015, 02:29 PM
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i like the red on white the best :)
looks like its gonna be a fantastic build:0
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Old August 9, 2015, 04:34 AM
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Cool project. Ive always wanted to combine two cases.
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Nice plans. Why z87, vice z97 or 170?
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Old August 13, 2015, 09:26 AM
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i like the red on white the best :)
looks like its gonna be a fantastic build:0
Thanks, been sitting on this design for a few years now and I am excited to actually start the process now that I'm out of school and making some money.

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Cool project. Ive always wanted to combine two cases.
My original plan was to have my PC on one side and server on the other.... but I decided instead to just stick with my PC. This gives lots of room for cable routing and watercooling.

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Nice plans. Why z87, vice z97 or 170?
Unfortunately, with a hefty house payment and our baby due in a couple weeks, this is a budget build. Comparing the Z87 to the Z97, I didn't see a real advantage for the $80 price difference.

Thank you all for your feedback, look for more updates in the near future( in between diaper changes).
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UPDATED 8/14/15
Hey all,

More donated parts have arrived, and I have found that he is sending some tubing as well. *cheer*

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Thanks, been sitting on this design for a few years now and I am excited to actually start the process now that I'm out of school and making some money.



My original plan was to have my PC on one side and server on the other.... but I decided instead to just stick with my PC. This gives lots of room for cable routing and watercooling.



Unfortunately, with a hefty house payment and our baby due in a couple weeks, this is a budget build. Comparing the Z87 to the Z97, I didn't see a real advantage for the $80 price difference.

Thank you all for your feedback, look for more updates in the near future( in between diaper changes).
That's an awful lot of cool stuff for a budget build... I'm guessing the word "budget" is relative. :)

Looking forward to see how it turns out.
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That's an awful lot of cool stuff for a budget build... I'm guessing the word "budget" is relative. :)

Looking forward to see how it turns out.
If it wasn't for a friend of mine donating the fittings cable extensions, I probably wouldn't be able to afford it lol. Another reason why this build will take longer than I'd like is just the slow buying process for the cooler parts. :)

Thanks for joining this process.
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Good start!
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Good start!
Thank you. Welcome aboard and I hope to not disappoint.
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