Navig Does It Again - Project Resilience is Complete!

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If you frequent the cases and modding sections of our forums, chances are you have seen or heard of Navig creations. He’s been making custom cases since long before I’ve got into overclocking. If I recall correctly, he has been featured in CPU Magazine before and for good reason. His cases are superb examples of creative ingenuity.

His latest project took about a year’s worth of (intermittent) labor. The end result is a work of computer art. The long build log, formerly titled “Project R-Unit” can be seen in its entirety in the alternative modding section of our forum. After final completion, last night he posted more concise overview of the case, which will be merged into this post and you’ll be able to see his work  below. For now, I leave you with my favorite photo.

Project Resilience - Image Courtesy Navig

Project Resilience - Image Courtesy Navig

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us Navig!

– Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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  1. I've been ordering from Hank at Performance-Pcs for over a decade.

    PCI racks:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=130_314&products_id=27637

    You can also get them straight from Dangerden:

    http://www.dangerden.com/store/i-o-shield-for-danger-den-or-custom-cases.html

    Switches:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=60_374

    PPCs will also wire your switches if you need it.

    Now by the word "console", if you mean the actual mounting plate or something, its not terribly difficult to fabricate, or the only prefab version I've seen is the mnpctech:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_374_412&products_id=24612

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=130_151_257&products_id=26518
    That is really something you got there....Jesus

    I want to ask your advice for a case I'm building actually. I have no idea where to get PCI frames and the power/reset button consoles for the motherboard. Do you know where I could potentially buy them online? I don't want to be hacking through my old case to get them in case of any mishaps on the new one
    Thanks for the comments!

    There is about 1cm clearance for the psu. It's a little tight, but doesn't seem to cause any problems; opening the back lid doesn't feel like it increases the airflow out of the power supply. I'm running the cpu at 4.8ghz and dual 6950's with no problems yet. Maybe a testament to the Corsair psu?

    This case is definitely geared a bit towards looks over performance.

    Wait, did I mention that I'm running dual 6950's?



    Crossfire unlocked 6950s!

    Plus I had to add the small 50mm downdraft fan to keep the pci-e chips cool under graphics load. That's a 50mm fan I've got resisted down to 2500rpms. No fan, the pci-e#2 sensor would cross 60c at about 20 minutes of Fallout New Vegas gaming--now it never crosses 55c.

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    Beautiful build. I only have one question, is your PSU able to breath being so close to the back panel? I noticed you did not do any type of ventilation for the PSUs bottom fan, or is there enough space for it to breath?
    Thanks much,

    While we are gettin' bumped with this thread, might as well post a "Where is it now?" segment.

    This system remains my personal main system. It is working fantastic. All the moving bits work excellent.

    This is a pic from the other day:





    I did switch the heatsink back to a Venemous X with 2 gelid fans in push-pull.

    Since this is the overclockers, I'll post some overclockin' numbers:

    Stock

    Voltage Auto

    Corsair Vengeance (1.5v) 1600@8-8-8-24-24

    OCCT--stable

    Load temps--??

    WEI (Processor, Memory, Graphics, Game graphics, Primary Hard Disk)--7.6 / 7.6 / 7.9 / 7.9 / 7.9

    3dmark11--P5098

    Super pi 1m--9.828s

    Super pi 8m--151.961s

    Cinebench 6250/25291

    Failed:

    Ram@7-8-8-24, Ram@1866

    CPU@4.0ghz

    Voltage Auto (1.32v under load)

    Corsair Vengeance (1.5v) 1600@8-8-8-24-24

    OCCT--stable

    Load temps--70s

    WEI (Processor, Memory, Graphics, Game graphics, Primary Hard Disk)--7.6 / 7.6 / 7.9 / 7.9 / 7.9

    3dmark11--P5102

    Super pi 1m--9.360s

    Super pi 8m--147.039s

    Cinebench 6716/26508

    CPU@4.5ghz

    Voltage Auto (?v under load)

    Corsair Vengeance (1.5v) 1600@8-8-8-24-24

    OCCT--stable

    Load temps--75s

    WEI (Processor, Memory, Graphics, Game graphics, Primary Hard Disk)--7.8 / 7.8 / 7.9 / 7.9 / 7.9

    3dmark11--P5138

    Super pi 1m--8.315s

    Super pi 8m--137.017s

    Cinebench ?/28902

    CPU@4.8ghz

    Voltage Auto (1.42v under load)

    Corsair Vengeance (1.5v) 1600@8-8-8-24-24

    OCCT--stable

    Load temps--80s

    WEI (Processor, Memory, Graphics, Game graphics, Primary Hard Disk)--7.8 / 7.8 / 7.9 / 7.9 / 7.9

    3dmark11--P5138

    Super pi 1m--7.815s

    Super pi 8m--130.964s

    Cinebench 2981/31231

    I sort dropped off clocking this cpu up for several reasons. 1) Don't really need all that cpu performance (games are limited by my gpu) 2) Fans spin up all the way under load at 4.8ghz 3) Was really hot up until this past week or 2 (NorCal).

    Also, I will plug my closely related newest project, Vitis:



    --> Project Vitis <--


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    Glad to see this finished. I saw it way back when it was barely started. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of the case design. :facepalm: on my behalf. You pulled this off and made it look good. I really like the internal lighting. It is really cool how the case goes from darkness to completely viewable. Thanks for sharing your build!