Project XPS Cram Tower (10 drives 1 mid tower case)

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Project XPS Cram Tower (10 drives 1 mid tower case)

Extending the life of an XPS 8700 :3
4 spinning harddrives
4 SATA SSD's
1 MSATA SSD
1 Bluray writer
1 Rosewill USB type C expansion card
1 Rocketraid card
2 120mm modded side intakes with antec true quiet, external high/low switch
Seasonic Platinum 750 watt
Arctic 33 Esports one CPU cooler
970 GPU
All into a tiny mid tower case. Thankfully SSD's don't really need hard mounting.
Original cooling was very poor, single low output exhaust fan was insufficient especially after all my additions, but with added twin side intakes the case is sufficiently positive pressured that it exhausts even through the bottom front vent, and likely the hybrid mode psu fan rarely needs to spin up. Fans mounted outside because there is no space inside, powered by a CRJ DC Power Supply for 2 x 3/4-Pin 12V to reduce internal wiring and to make side panel removal simple. Its a more effective solution than the usual attempt to cut a front intake into an oem case, which either results in an ugly mess or an obstructed fan. The Antec fans were chosen because they have silicon rubber corner mounts to deaden noise, and external fan speed switches.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 4790
Cores: 4
Socket: LGA 1150
Motherboard
Dell - XR1GT
Memory Support: DDR3
Memory
Kingston - ValueRam
Capacity: 2 GB
Type: DDR3
Memory
Kingston - ValueRam
Capacity: 2 GB
Type: DDR3
Memory
Kingston - ValueRam
Capacity: 2 GB
Type: DDR3
Memory
Kingston - ValueRam
Capacity: 2 GB
Type: DDR3
Storage
HGST (Hitachi) - Ultrastar
Capacity: 2 TB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Type: HDD
Storage
HGST (Hitachi) - Ultrastar
Capacity: 2 TB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Type: HDD
Storage
Intel - 545s
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Intel - X25-E Extreme
Capacity: 32 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
SanDisk - Ultra II
Capacity: 240 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
SanDisk - Ultra Plus
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Seagate - BarraCuda
Capacity: 3 TB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Type: HDD
Storage
Seagate - BarraCuda
Capacity: 3 TB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Type: HDD
Graphics
EVGA - SC Gaming
Chip: GTX 970
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU
Seasonic - SS-750XP2S (discontinued)
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case Fans
Antec - TriCool 120mm
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports DUO, White
Compatibilty: AM4, FM1, LGA 1150, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 1366, LGA 2066
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Type: Air Cooler
CableMod
CableMod - Anodized Thumbscrews
Color: Silver
Accessories
Accessories
Monitor
HP - Z24i
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
HP - Z24i
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
HP - Z24i
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
Microsoft - Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Logitech - G502 Proteus
Interface: Wired
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