Greetings everyone! It's such an honor to be selected to represent the US in Thermaltake's CaseMod Invitational, Season 2!
This is going to be a really exciting competition, with so many talented modders battling it out. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, using the X9 chassis. 
Here are my requisite photos of all the great hardware that will be going into this build. Special thanks go to not only Thermaltake for hosting this amazing competition and providing for most of the hardware, but also to Avexir for the sweet DDR4 memory kit, and to Newegg!
Here is an overall shot of the booty, case and all..
Thermaltake ToughPower 1200w power supply
ASUS Sabertooth X99 motherboard
ASUS Strix GTX 970 video cards X2
Intel i7 5820K processor
Avexir DDR4 16Gb Memory Kits X2
Samsung 850 EVO 240Gb SSDs X3
Thermaltake hot swap dual drive bays X2
360mm Rads X3
200mm Res/Pump combos X2
Miscellaneous fittings (too many to itemize lol)
STRIX 970 waterblocks X2
120mm Riing Fans Green X9
200mm Luna Fan white
Commander FT Fan Controller
Commander FX 10 port Fan Hub
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I really like the X9, not only for it's size, but also for the shear number of options and configurations one can choose to go with when building a system. It literally takes the boredom out of putting a computer system together because it can be built in so many different ways within this one chassis. This is evidenced by the myriad of X9 rigs out there right now that people have built for themselves and others, each one vastly different than the next, much like snowflakes in their uniqueness.
That's why when I took delivery of my X9, I felt a sense of anticipation, as if I was stepping into the unknown, my path uncertain. I was giddy with excitement, eager to tear into the box like a child and his present on Christmas morning. My heart started racing and I quickly scribbled my illegible signature on the delivery man's tablet and waved him off, never once taking my eyes off the box. My new enemy became the very cardboard that had served to protect that which was concealed inside, and was quickly subdued as I targeted its weakest points with the first thing I could find within reach: my house key. Stabbing the packing tape repeatedly along its seams, I eventually succeeded in opening the box, only to find the X9 was yet unseen; obfuscated by Styrofoam and plastic (Dr. Cardboard's obvious cohorts). But even these final layers of protection were no match, and ultimately yielded to my unrelenting desire to gaze upon my new case.
After a few moments of silent staring and admiration, I took a deep breath as I began to contemplate my seemingly impossible task of deciding what to do for a theme. The choices are virtually unlimited! How can I settle on one single idea? Should I go with a video game theme, or movie? What could I do that hasn't already been done a hundred times over? Then the answer just appeared before me as I watched the delivery truck start up outside and drive off. This whole thing that I had just experienced, the anticipation, the excitement, the excelerated heartbeat... it was like getting a shot of adrenaline. Before the X9 arrived, I was bored, tired and lethargic. And once it got here, I felt awake, motivated, inspired.. I felt alive! So this theme will exemplify that feeling of heightened alertness. The Core X9 will become the vessel that transports this highly exuberant chemical to its new owners, curing them of the common doldrums. Of course, there is only one company internationally certified to carry such a fragile, and extremely rare commodity...
And that company is:
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Since Adrenaline is such a potent chemical, it must be handled very carefully. If just one drop should escape from its container, the consequences would be devastating. So first and foremost, construction of the transportation unit is critical, and extreme care in keeping the Adrenaline stable is paramount. That is why these heavy duty shock absorbers will be employed on every corner to ensure that no vibration makes its way into the container..
These heavy duty shock absorbers, normally used on full suspension mountain bikes, will be put to better use here.
Taking 1" square box tubing, I cut eight individual pieces out for mounting the shocks to the inner chamber.
The shock fits inside the bracket, utilizing the mounting hardware that came with it.
All eight chamber mounts done.
For the other end, a slightly different design was needed to mount the shock to the corners of the outer frame. More 1" box tubing was sectioned out.
Cut and drilled to accept the shock bolt.
All mounting brackets done!
These triangle pieces will fit into the corners of the frame.
The top brackets are drilled in the center, and the holes squared.
This keeps the carriage bolt from spinning when the nut is screwed on.
Both pieces fastened together.
A 1" flat washer is used to reinforce the bracket and spread out the load.
Once the frame is prepped, these brackets will then be riveted into place. More soon!