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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.

Rank Contest Date
#487 The builds.gg Stock Cooling Showdown - Air Cooling Division ended
#2468 The builds.gg 10K Challenge ended

Hardware

Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7 4790
Cores: 4
Socket: 1150
Motherboard Dell - XR1GT
Chipset: H2
Memory Support: DDR3
Memory Kingston - ValueRAM
Type: DDR3
Memory Kingston - ValueRAM
Type: DDR3
Memory Kingston - ValueRAM
Type: DDR3
Memory Kingston - ValueRAM
Type: DDR3
Storage HGST (Hitachi) - Ultrastar
Type: HDD
Capacity: 2TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Storage HGST (Hitachi) - Ultrastar
Type: HDD
Capacity: 2TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Storage Intel - 545s
Type: SSD
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Intel - X25-E Extreme
Type: SSD
Capacity: 32GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage SanDisk - Ultra II
Type: SSD
Capacity: 240 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage SanDisk - Ultra Plus
Type: SSD
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda
Type: HDD
Capacity: 3TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda
Type: HDD
Capacity: 3TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Graphics EVGA - SC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 970
PSU Seasonic - SS-750XP2S
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Wattage: 750W
Case Custom - Self built
Case Fans Antec - TriCool 120mm
Size: 120mm
Cooling ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports DUO, White
Type: Air Cooler
Size: 120mm
Compatibilty: Intel Socket 1151/1150/1155/1156/2066/2011(-3)/1366/775 - AMD Socket sTR4/AM4/AM3(+)/AM2(+)/AM1/FM2(+)/FM1
CableMod CableMod - Anodized Thumbscrews
Color: Silver
Accessories ASUS - BW-16D1HT Optical Drive
Accessories ASUS - External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW-12D1S-U
Accessories Creative - Omni Surround
Accessories High Point - RocketRAID 620
Accessories Rosewill - RC-509 PCI-E (PCI Express) to USB 3.1 (Type A +Type C)
Monitor HP - Z24i
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Size: 24 inch
Monitor HP - Z24i
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Size: 24 inch
Monitor HP - Z24i
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Size: 24 inch
Keyboard Microsoft - Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus
Interface: Wired