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Old 29-08-13, 08:15 AM
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Tha Leviathan

With the knowledge gained and input received from my first build, Projekt Suma Kuhl 2013, I have decided to pursue a case build from scratch. This will be a long term build. There is no budget. With that said, I can't say how long it will take. I don't want to think about how long it will take. I will drive my self into a psychosis calculating the time frame for this. There is a very good chance my current hardware will be obsolete at completion; I don't care. I think my MoBo and CPU ARE currently out-dated. Anything worth working for is worth having right?

The expectations here is to build the last case I will ever need, period. I will attempt to build a case that has the best attributes in my opinion of cases currently offered, sans a removable MoBo tray. As much as I like them, this case will be so massive it's not necessary.

Space for my components will not be an issue.

I invite you to endure this journey with me.

This is the beginning of the end...


With the frame completed, I placed it in my den for eval...


Size comparison. Is it big enough?


Plotting the rad mounts...


Rads installed...


Much more room for the lungs to breathe compared to Suma Kuhl...


Mid plate installed...


Flushing rads like a bawse...


Rear plate installed...



Hmm... might be able to fit a PSU back there...


Local hardware store had the perfect solution for massive stand-offs...


I made friends with a step drill bit, and made some holes...


Starting to come together...



SkyNET is back online for the time being


Medication CAN be useful. Well, the container at least. It is propping up the GPUs until I can fabricate a bracket for them. I will not have the traditional back panel I/O config.


That is it for now. I am currently searching for someone with a drill press so I can finish the top panel cuts for the 3rd rad. I'll be back with updates once I do.

Stay tuned...

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Old 29-08-13, 08:21 AM
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That my good sir is a nice build so far looking forward to seeing it finished
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Old 29-08-13, 09:55 AM
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Curious to see where this version is going. Not looking bad so far
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Old 16-09-13, 07:47 AM
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Minor update...

I began clearing some clutter that has consumed my cave since I started building Projekt Suma Kuhl 2013. I found a Bitspower 250 res. I switched up the coolant route to accommodate it.


I also switched up my GPU connection with some spare Crystal Link I have. I'm satisfied with this routing and plan to make it permanent. The black tube is temporary, of course. That connection will be cleaned up with a Bitspower pass through right above the MoBo. That connection will be acrylic. I also plan to use a Bitspower pass through for the GPUs. The flow will leave the GPUs, exit under the MoBo, travel around the rear of the case back plate, and connect to another Bitspower pass through for the pump block connection. I want to hide that connection. The white tube leaving the pump block to the mid plate will be replaced with acrylic also. For some reason, NO ONE has Bitspower Black Sparkle C47 fittings for purchase, which is driving me BANANAS!!! I have left my email for stocking alerts at every website I can find. To date I have not received an in stock notification. My goal is to have the "business section" all acrylic. The final build will most likely be sans the 250 res. I've just never been a fan a huge res. Especially with the current flow path because now the res is no longer part of the flow.


I'm stumped as to what I should do for the GPU support. These water blocks are HEAVY. The standard mounting offered by cases currently will not suffice. When I had the GPUs mounted in PSK 2013 they still drooped slightly. I've contemplated purchasing some lighter blocks. It will be MUCH cheaper to manufacture a solution myself. My first idea is to create an adjustable bolt that will fasten to the mid plate. I can drill a hole, tap it, and adjust it to the required height. At the end of the bolt will be a small square plate coated with rubber which will make contact with the lower GPU. My second idea is to fabricate a mount similar to this:



I like this one. It will be easy to duplicate and offer adjustment for future GPU upgrades. However, this will require a much larger footprint. I've seen builds where a wooden stick was used and solutions of that nature [never seen a medicine bottle though! ]. I require a bit more rigidity.

What do you fine folks think I should do?
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Old 04-10-13, 07:41 AM
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Miniscule Update...

I realized that if I don't sign in to a website then they can't access my contact info for in-stock updates. FAIL

Current pic of Tha Leviathan!:


Since I changed the PSU mount to the rear of the MoBo tray, there is no reason to have so much room at the bottom of the case. I took that down about 4 inches. I accidentally rotated the bottom portion 180 degrees when I reassembled it. After hacksawing this [email protected]&$ aluminum for hours I had no energy left to correct it. Turns out I like the drain port at the front of the case, so this might work after all. Don't mind the tube | acrylic routing. With every tear down I experiment with something new.

To solve my GPU support problem I decided on using two acrylic tubes for the bottom GPU that will connect to two Bitspower pass-throughs. Then they will connect under the mid-plate [out of sight] to possibly a Y-joint. Then back to the pump. I currently have a few spare fittings supporting the GPUs in the pic. My plan is to have the LEAST amount of tube | acrylic visible in the "money area".

Here is the beginning of the fan controler box:


These Sunbeam controllers are at Performance PCs for like $9 a pop. I pulled the trigger on 3 and they all work! I will cut another piece of aluminum for a two-bend-one-piece solution. One piece will be much cleaner than two now that I look at it. For anyone thinking about getting one of these fan controllers, note that the LEDs are BRIGHT!!!


I also installed case feet:

You can't see them in the pics here.

That's it for now. Next tear down I will take many more pics as the interior mods should be drawing to a close.

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Old 04-10-13, 09:04 AM
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Wohoo, progress!
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Old 20-10-13, 10:02 PM
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Minor Successes...

Cable management...


Current state of affairs. Corsair 5.25 box cannibalized from 800D for temporary fan controller mounts...


Rear access hole drilled. Finalization here will involve Bitspower Black Sparkle pass through and acrylic, of course...


Close up of fan controllers...


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Old 21-10-13, 02:50 AM
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Monsterous!! I agree with the GPU support take a look at my idea I've done some mock ups and built my own GPU bracket pretty sure you could do something with this idea Anti-Sag Bracket
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Old 21-10-13, 03:02 AM
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It's looking good so far Jay , Nice concept on the case.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish the exterior of the case.
It looks like you have the interior laid out pretty good.
I will definitely be staying tuned to this build for how ever long it takes to complete.
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Old 21-10-13, 04:21 AM
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Wow nice so far! The fact that this would probably make a caselabs look small just goes to show how epic the case really is.
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