"Our goal was to create an ultra-refined, precision crafted case that boldly stands in a class by itself.""
— Charles Harwood, President & Co-Designer
The MKII incorporates integrated features designed to provide clean, effective functionality solutions. From the mounting of liquid cooling components and hard drives, to the power and data cable management systems, every detail of every feature was scrutinized and fine tuned until we were 100% satisfied.
The result is a complete, cohesive creation harmoniously blending form with function and crafted with uncompromising quality.
The MKII starts with the brilliant SilverStone TJ07 unibody design. The minimalistic aluminum extrusion, with its smooth radius curves and bold lines, provides the perfect foundation for the MKII.
Next came the refinements; we eliminated the 7-bay opening at the front and replaced it with a single, 5.25-bay and internally retracting door. We've reduced the power button size and changed the configuration. The MKII Unibody features our distinctive illuminated logo-lines which start above the front door, wrap around the top curve and finish by blending into an optical drive slot on top of the case.
The organic brushed lines of the anodized aluminum side panels provide a dynamic contrast against the fine texture finish of the unibody so there was no need to alter them from the original TJ07. What we changed was the window; by altering its size and position, it now provides a perfectly framed view into the upper section of the case. We also changed how it's mounted. The window has a routed perimeter edge that's bonded to the inside of the panel so the window is flush with the exterior surface.
Both side panels have identical windows to create visual balance and display features on the back of the motherboard tray.
While the new motherboard tray is the same size as the original TJ07 version, that's where the similarities end. To start with, it's now made of solid aluminum. All holes are blind threaded meaning they do not go through both sides, resulting in a much cleaner look. The 8mm thickness allows us to machine out material for things like the uniquely numbered Limited Edition murderbox MKII logo plate and the vertically adjustable EVO.2 Floating Reservoir Holder Mounts.
The motherboard tray slides in and out on rails like the original but we've added nylon channel inserts to the rails to make the action smooth and protect the contact surfaces from damage.
Like the original TJ07, we've utilized a Structural Midplate, backplate, and PSU mount plate, but we've significantly altered and enhanced them. The new Midplate has a large section of material removed to permit tubes to pass between the upper and lower section without the need to drill holes. A Clean Midplate is included that attaches to the Structural Midplate with 4 screws. This is the plate you'll drill your holes for hoses to create a clean visual result.
The new backplate and PSU mount plate incorporate the familiar serpentine lines of previous murderMod products. This design adds a distinctive addition to the MKII; a little retro to go with everything new.
We've designed and incorporated 3 custom-made PCBs within the Drive Structure Assembly of the MKII. These PCBs function as backplanes for the drives and power distribution units that integrate with our cable management solutions. Two custom-made sleeved cables connect the PSU to a PCB flush-mounted to the outside of the Outer Drive Structure, providing power for drives, fans, pumps, lighting, et cetera.
The MKII also features two isolated circuits that can be easily accessed for powering only the pumps for filling and bleeding liquid cooling loops.
The heart of the MKII, the Drive Structure Assembly is the most profound change to the original TJ07, providing massive functionality enhancements. The Drive Structure Assembly is a fully modular design thanks to its solid 8mm aluminum outer structural supports and easily removable inner mounting pieces that can be replaced with alternatives based on future configuration needs.
The Drive Structure Assembly featured in the MKII accommodates 3x 3.5 HDDs, 3x SSDs, a slot-load optical drive, and a 5.25-bay device; either one of our optional add-on parts, or a 5.25-bay device of your choosing.
The MKII features integrated cable management solutions so you get a clean, beautiful build, absent of cable clutter and unsightly wires. An example is the innovative SATA data cable system that makes running the cables to the motherboard connectors not only easy, they compliment the look of the finished build.
A superior PC requires effective cable management and the MKII excels in this area. Our experience creating custom murderbox machines over the years was applied to conceiving and designing effective cable management systems for the MKII. The results are comprehensive cable management solutions that provide the means to achieve a breathtaking PC build.
The Limited Edition murderbox MKII includes accessories that enhance functionality like the innovative Quad Radiator Mount System and EVO.2 Floating Reservoir Holders. We've also included items that complete the features of the MKII; like a Slot-Load CD/DVD Burner and because most of the screws in the MKII are hex socket head style, we've included two professional grade ERGO Bahco Hex Screwdrivers.
Every MKII comes with an Acrylic Serpentine Topgrill that has its unique, limited edition number etched and a custom fitted, black material case cover to slip over your MKII during periods of inactivity. There are more extras included, but we want to leave some surprises.