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Project Myria - The workstation (Corsair Carbide AIR 540)

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Well, i may have too much projects going on but i got curious on the Corsair AIR540, so i ordered one.

This gonna be a soft mod (compared to my others).
The name "Myria" is something popped up in my head, dont know where i got it from :P

 

Things on the todo list.

X is done.

 

- Paint all meshes [X]

- Paint all expansion slots [X]

- Cut parts for new floor [X]

- Paint bays at 5,25" hotswap [X]

- Sleeve the 24pin & front panel cables [-]

- Cut holes in the new shrouds for all connectors [-]

- Wrap shrouding in matte black vinyl [-]

- Dust filter under the case [-]

- Install watercooling [-]

Hardware i´ll put in is my AMD A10 6800k stuff.

16gb GeIL EVO Veloce
2x120gb Intel 320 SSD
VTX3D Radeon 7950

240mm radiator, EK DCP2.2 pump and clear tubing, nothing fancy.

Gonna change my ITX board for a mATX later, but for the first weeks i´m gonna use my ITX.
 
Well, enough talking.

First up is some pics of the darn thing!
 
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I´m lucky to have some help while measuring :P

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More pics in a while, need to clean the table :)

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Aaaaand, here´s the color.
Its called "Maroon", covered with 3 layers of flat/dull clear coat.

 

Roof & front
 
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Color on the expansion slots too
 
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And the mesh on the hot swap bay
 
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Were going to have to come over and Mod your house so you will have room for all these projects! I dig your deal, but you make my head spin, with all you have going on. I like this case so I'll be glad to see your take on it.

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Were going to have to come over and Mod your house so you will have room for all these projects! I dig your deal, but you make my head spin, with all you have going on. I like this case so I'll be glad to see your take on it.

Hehe, i´m 50% disabled and have hard time to walk, so i have alot of time at home to kill, except for playing with my kids and regular house stuff. 

If i had a regular dayjob i couldnt keep up all this :)

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Been trying to mix Mayhems dye´s to get this maroon color but no luck.

Blue+red + a little black, and blue+red in different ammounts, no luck yet.

I´m close but no banana!

 

So i went ahead and put all exterior stuff together.

And made some changes to fit a ATX board.

 

Still need to mod the 5,25" bay, its about 5mm wrong in the holes and makes the drive bay sit too far in, going to change this.

 

Next up is routing the watercooling and make a fixture for the reservoar and the new floor.

Probably going to put reservoar in the big chamber with the radiator, and pump in the floor of the smaller chamber.

A pump-res combo should look nice, but no money for that right now.

 

I´ll wait some more with the backplate until i get the new ATX board.

 

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Made all parts for the inside this weekend and got some vinyl to cover it with.

When i got to the reservoar i didnt really like seeing the fittings on top and bottom.

After some thinking i found two 50mm plastic pipes, and got an idea.

 

This will hide the connections and just show the reservoar, perfect!

 

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I´m stuck!

 

I cant figure out where to put my Bitfenix Recon fancontroller.

its fully managed via USB, and i dont really need it in my face.

 

Anyone have a idea for me, my brain is on pause :P

 

The only idea i have is to put it on the floor with display facing out trough the window, but that ruins my clean look a bit.

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Aaand, the pipe-parts for the reservoar is done. Just a light sanding and clear coat to be done.

 

Will give the res a stealth look, only tubing visible is the ones from the radiator and cpu block.

 

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I´m stuck!

 

I cant figure out where to put my Bitfenix Recon fancontroller.

its fully managed via USB, and i dont really need it in my face.

 

Anyone have a idea for me, my brain is on pause :P

 

The only idea i have is to put it on the floor with display facing out trough the window, but that ruins my clean look a bit.

How about hiding it completely in the PSU section of the case if you really

don't need to have a look at it for the most part?

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How about hiding it completely in the PSU section of the case if you really

don't need to have a look at it for the most part?

Doh!

Forgot abaout the smaller chamber totally, of course its gonna sit there... somewhere :)

Thank you for refueling my brain :P

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Happy to help. Sometimes all you need for that last big step forward is a little nudge

into the right direction. Now if only I could learn to do that trick with money... :lol:

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Thanks guys, got the pipe parts ready now and test-fitted with tubes. Works good.
And made a bracket for the fan controller to house in the smaller chamber.

More work later tonight, 5.50PM right now

 

Strangely tame for one of your builds. :D -hey, Everybody needs a case they can just toss parts into, though.

Your comment made me make the pipe reservoar hiding thingy :)

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The insides
Panel cut and test fitted, some minor changes to do before vinyl wrapping.
The backplate is just a dummy, the real one has bigger cutout for CPU backplate and to house a ATX motherboard.
 
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Last mockup before final wrap and holes for cables.

Yeah, the pipe isnt straight, some vinyl below makes it tilt :P

 

Motherboard in, some may argue that it exist better boards but, this is a workstation not a top notch gaming rig :)

 

The matte vinyl is on at the pipe ends on the res, just need to paint the insides and flatten some wrinkles, wrapping a round pipe tapered like this wasnt as easy as i planned :P

 

 

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Wohoo, i must make some more updates later tonight then to keep up with reporting the progress ;)
Thanks!

 

(4.15pm right now in cold Sweden)

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great job. you have peaked me with this case for my second work station. Is it a true 13" across the top? I have a idea for the one I want to build but it's still in the planning stages. great build so far keep up the work.

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great job. you have peaked me with this case for my second work station. Is it a true 13" across the top? I have a idea for the one I want to build but it's still in the planning stages. great build so far keep up the work.

I bought one more too, haha

Its 13.0314961" across the top, or 331 milimeters.

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Someone once told me measure twice, cut once.
Well, i´m about there right now and messed up bigtime.

In some brain dead moment i took the measurements of my GPU (a passive 6570) and made all cuts for that.

But now i test-fitted my GPU, wich is a 7950 im gonna use and all my planning is f-ed.

 

Well, not that bad, everything is okay except for the reservoar location, GPU is gonna hit it and i cant move it due to front fans.

 

I need some suggestions, one idea i have right now is to fit the reservoar, including the ends i made to the bottom of the case on the floor, horizontally. (it still is about one inch above the pump).

 

The other idea is to just hide the res in the second chamber and be done with it and keep the big chamber clean  :)

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