Threadripper Build with a case from the Movie Interstellar. TARS is the AI robot in the movie and some would say the star actor. This build will be Awesome. I hope you all enjoy!
MSI X399-SLI-PLUS Motherboard
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4
SilverStone ST1300-TI Strider Titanium 1300w
2x MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming 11GB
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 25GB SSD
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD
5x Noctua NF-F12 Industrial PPC 120mm Fans
Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
EYOYO 9 inch TFT LCD Monitor with Remote Control
This is one of the preliminary designs
I used AutoCAD to create a 2D Model
I first started designing this project using AutoCAD as I have alot of experience in Design & Drafting. After looking over my plans many times I then started the process of laser cutting and engraving.
I have also used a see through 3mm black acrylic for the windows.
I used a 2.5" drive bracket to mount the 1TB Samsung SSD, I mounted this after threading the holes for the screws.
After adjusting the holes to fit the fan screws I then mounted the Noctua Fans for the intake. with a nice steel grill to save fingers from getting cut.
Such a beast of a CPU
Installed CPU, RAM and M.2 SSD
Noctua Fans installed to the Cooler
Temp setup for Bios update & Windows 10 Pro Install
Threading the rest of the holes to mount the motherboard
I was very Happy when the holes all lined up together
Here I was checking the back plate I have used from a CoolerMaster Elite 333
This is when I noticed I had an issue with one of the sides. The laser cutting and engraving had been done on the reverse side of the image and the side panel had to be re-done.
Also the I/O plate had also been constructed the wrong side around so this had to be replaced as well.
The 1080Ti's turned up and also noticed how big these cards are. I was planning on using a PCIe wifi card, but due to these cards being 2.5 bays thick I am unable to install the PCIe card.
Laying out the hardware
New side finished & I/O plate
I now started work on the front. Measuring out the location for the remote control switch then using a scroll saw to cut out the small hole for the sensor.
After everything was ready I then mounted the monitor using a strong double sided tape
Installing the back plate. As this is my first scratch build I didn't thing about holes needed for mounting the GPU's
After some more cutting I was able to fit the backp late and GPU's together flush to the case back.
I then finished work on the I/O back plate and installed the 120mm Noctua Fan with grill. Not shown in this photo But I used pop rivets to secure the parts together.
With some spare parts I started looking at how the finish would look. Having black lines or see through. I ended up painting all the panels to have a black finish.
While watching the paint dry, I began working on the internal parts of the case. Without these parts the case would not have the strength to hold the 16.8KG together. Here you can see 2 parts being welded together for the PSU support & middle support. The baby formula tins have really come in handy for weights.
At this stage I also welded the floor on
Painting the panels
Such a nice place to leave my details just in case the new owner needs help.
Back to putting the supports in! using some parts from the failed laser cuts I was able to make a nice support for the PSU. This is very practical and easy to remove the PSU just in case it will need replacing.