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omgwtf September 14, 2007 08:24 PM

Suggestions about modding a Silverstone TJ04...
 
So, I own a Silverstone TJ 04. It's the windowed edition.
Anyway, the front looks kinda nasty with dozens of stickers with ubuntu, sansa, amd, creative and others. The cable management is a mess. I kept saying to myself "oh yeah, I'm definitely gonna do it next time" so 7 months passed by.

I got some bucks that I can "invest" in the case. First of all I was thinking by switching those 2x12cm standard coolers with some Yate Loons or Noctua.
Second I wanna do a little cable management, so prolly I will buy a uv cable sleeving kit.
I wanna paint the inside color all black or ...what do you guys think it will look better?
Can't I replace the hdd cage with something else to sustain my hdd? That is really annoying. And those purple clip-on plastic things. I hate them.
It's 11pm and I'm a bit tired, I'll see if I can come up with other things tomorrow. Also I'm going to need your help since this is my first time moding a case.

And some canadian sites that I can get the things that I will need?
So far : ncix, directcanada...
They can be also in us if the shipping taxe is low that's gonna be ok.

enaberif September 14, 2007 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by omgwtf (Post 19684)
So, I own a Silverstone TJ 04. It's the windowed edition.
Anyway, the front looks kinda nasty with dozens of stickers with ubuntu, sansa, amd, creative and others. The cable management is a mess. I kept saying to myself "oh yeah, I'm definitely gonna do it next time" so 7 months passed by.

I got some bucks that I can "invest" in the case. First of all I was thinking by switching those 2x12cm standard coolers with some Yate Loons or Noctua.
Second I wanna do a little cable management, so prolly I will buy a uv cable sleeving kit.
I wanna paint the inside color all black or ...what do you guys think it will look better?
Can't I replace the hdd cage with something else to sustain my hdd? That is really annoying. And those purple clip-on plastic things. I hate them.
It's 11pm and I'm a bit tired, I'll see if I can come up with other things tomorrow. Also I'm going to need your help since this is my first time moding a case.

And some canadian sites that I can get the things that I will need?
So far : ncix, directcanada...
They can be also in us if the shipping taxe is low that's gonna be ok.

Don't bother with Noctuas as Yate Loons or S-Flex have a much higher cfm vs db rating.

In regards to the hard drive cage you could keep it but you will need to keep the purple things.

Leave the inside silver, don't go uv and just get a nice blue light.

omgwtf September 15, 2007 07:51 AM

If you are refering to a neon light I don't think I have space for it...
What's wrong with some uv sleeving cables?
And Scythe Infinity seems to be better than Noctua...Seems that I won't need that big of a budget to do this..

enaberif September 15, 2007 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by omgwtf (Post 19700)
If you are refering to a neon light I don't think I have space for it...
What's wrong with some uv sleeving cables?
And Scythe Infinity seems to be better than Noctua...Seems that I won't need that big of a budget to do this..

You can put two 12" cathodes inside a tj04 I've done it before and it looks good.

I'm not a super huge fan of UV stuff as it just looks weird.

omgwtf September 15, 2007 09:36 AM

I'm gonna go with two blue cathodes then...Any suggestions on the wire management ?

enaberif September 15, 2007 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by omgwtf (Post 19721)
I'm gonna go with two blue cathodes then...Any suggestions on the wire management ?

TJ04 has a really slick system that with a good power supply you can put the wires over the top of the metal under the case to route them all behind the motherboard tray. A good modular is also recommended to reduce some wire clutter and I also find that using molex -> sata adapters are awesome for getting some clean cabling.

kcksteve September 17, 2007 07:13 PM

if you want to paint the case u should do it right which means emptying the case, drilling the rivets out scratching it up/sanding (primer if you want) then painting and riveting it back together. so its alot of work but i could look pretty awesome with a high gloss paint and some CCFLs. and as for cable management jus buy a sleeving kit (i dont care for uv ones jus get a plain color)


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