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Flyordie Mar 11, 2010 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1336190831)
None that I have heard of, even if I were not under any NDA.

I am gonna have to ask the question- does he mean 2GBx2 or 4GBx2 if its 2GBx2, its already been announced... if its 4GBx2 idk if the PCB would allow that unless its made bigger?

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ALSO- My case will be delivered by FedEx todayz...

Flyordie Mar 15, 2010 12:36 AM


Seek & Destroy Mar 15, 2010 09:11 AM

I don't have eyefinity but my monitor does its job. :p


caveman-jim Mar 15, 2010 09:46 AM

sweet backdrop, care to share?

Seek & Destroy Mar 15, 2010 09:58 AM

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2...swallpaper.jpg

Resolution isn't very good but there should be some better ones available soon.

ultimadrift Mar 15, 2010 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Seek & Destroy (Post 1336193731)
I don't have eyefinity but my monitor does its job. :p


Don't wall mounted monitors make you look even more l33t :D

Dungeoncrawler Mar 16, 2010 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ultimadrift (Post 1336194044)
Don't wall mounted monitors make you look even more l33t :D

Looks like an expensive picture-frame :p .

Archy2097 Mar 16, 2010 09:44 PM

Well, after ~7 years since my last big upgrade (my desktop had an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 754 processor) I was finally able to get a new rig together, here are the pics from building it last night (being up until 3am never felt better).

All the beautiful parts:


Shot of the motherboard:


The HAF ready to rock:


Motherboard, RAM and video card testing:


Everything in the case:


Officially powered up:


A sense of just how bright the HAF HDD and power LEDs are :p:


I'll post a desk shot once I get things organized and put back together (you can see the mess in the background of the last shot.

I haven't gotten to do much gaming yet but otherwise it feels so much quicker than my old setup.

The new rig has been dubbed Mustakrakish (props if you know where the name is from).

jima13 Mar 17, 2010 02:39 AM

^^very nice :)

SSXeon Mar 18, 2010 11:24 PM

Yeah that case is nice, my friend just got one. Good upgrade, you should be very happy. :)

caveman-jim Mar 19, 2010 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Archy2097 (Post 1336195657)
Everything in the case:


The new rig has been dubbed Mustakrakish (props if you know where the name is from).

HSF is orientated wrong :p

that name is from that silly adult swim show, isnt it?

Archy2097 Mar 19, 2010 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1336198281)
HSF is orientated wrong :p

that name is from that silly adult swim show, isnt it?

Oriented wrong, how?

I'll feel pretty dumb if it is but I was pretty sure that was right.

Metalocalypse, silly? I think not :bleh:

traitoR Mar 19, 2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Archy2097 (Post 1336198303)
Oriented wrong, how?

I'll feel pretty dumb if it is but I was pretty sure that was right.

Metalocalypse, silly? I think not :bleh:


There is no right or wrong, one way might provide a little better cooling because of the orientation of the die and how much surface area of the heatpipes sits directly over the die, that and heat rises making for a more direct flow of air. Whether any of this makes enough of a difference to you to delve into minutia for a degree or two is up to you and how much time and interest you have, if you didn't already lapp your heatsink and processor i doubt it though.

traitoR Mar 19, 2010 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Archy2097 (Post 1336198303)
Oriented wrong, how?

I'll feel pretty dumb if it is but I was pretty sure that was right.

Metalocalypse, silly? I think not :bleh:


There is no right or wrong, one way might provide a little better cooling because of the orientation of the die and how much surface area of the heatpipes sits directly over the die, that and heat rises making for a more direct flow of air. Whether any of this makes enough of a difference to you to delve into minutia for a degree or two is up to you and how much time and interest you have, if you didn't already lapp your heatsink and processor i doubt it though.

Nice rig BTW. :)

caveman-jim Mar 19, 2010 02:07 PM

I was half kidding regard 'wrong' way, but I've found mounting with the heatpipes horizontal wrt the ground gives better cooling (maybe 2c lower load temps), especially in a High AirFlow case.

Additionally it helps cool the GPU and chipset. In your case, you case has nice airflow from front and side intakes, so you can use rear exhaust accross the hsf fins, and use the top exhaust to remove the rest acting a pull on the back of the hsf.

YMMV, if you don't feel like moving it then don't worry about it :)*

traitoR Mar 19, 2010 02:09 PM

Thats weird, i edited my first post and it added a new one. :hmm:

caveman-jim Mar 19, 2010 02:19 PM

delete the first one, that'll fix it :)

Archy2097 Mar 20, 2010 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1336198340)
I was half kidding regard 'wrong' way, but I've found mounting with the heatpipes horizontal wrt the ground gives better cooling (maybe 2c lower load temps), especially in a High AirFlow case.

Additionally it helps cool the GPU and chipset. In your case, you case has nice airflow from front and side intakes, so you can use rear exhaust accross the hsf fins, and use the top exhaust to remove the rest acting a pull on the back of the hsf.

YMMV, if you don't feel like moving it then don't worry about it :)*

Ahhh, I had no idea. I actually didn't give mounting it horizontally any thought because I figured doing so would interfere with the memory slots. I think I'll leave it as is for the moment because I don't have the time to play around with overclocking (seems to be cooling more than adequately for stock).

Here are some more shots:

Glorious picture of the cable management:



Shot of the desk:


Here's a look at everything. Yes, I know the cables underneath are a mess, but there are too many of them and no one is going to see them :p


caveman-jim Mar 20, 2010 01:00 PM

looks pretty sweet to me, dude. Get on and enjoy!

Dungeoncrawler Mar 20, 2010 11:13 PM

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Nice rig; your case is the same as I chose when building my new rig. I have added a second 5870 since :). One newb mistake I did make is placing my bluray burner in the top slot. It would pull one of my usb's out upon eject :nuts:


caveman-jim Mar 21, 2010 12:38 AM

:lol: mine doesn't do that, but it will tangle a cable on closing sometimes.

Dungeoncrawler Mar 21, 2010 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1336199709)
:lol: mine doesn't do that, but it will tangle a cable on closing sometimes.

Well, I think it started out like that cm-j. It kept tangling and little-by-little pulling it to the point where one day it simply dropped out. It was to the damn keyboard, and because I didn't notice it thought my kb had tanked. Still have not moved the burner, but I'm a little more observant now when I use it :).

AMDme Mar 24, 2010 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Qb2k5 (Post 1336145813)
Its clean but you cant fit a proper gpu in that thing.:lol:

Okay, you win, slapped an MSI Hawk 5770 (after a bad experience with the CuCore 5770). Needed some more juice for DA:O...




Flyordie Mar 25, 2010 11:30 PM

Ima post some updated cable management pics in an hour or so... :lol:
Well, scratch that... my sisters kids nabbed my $800 Camera... I AM GOING TO HARM THEM IF THEY DID ANYTHING TO THAT CAMERA... :mad:

Xion X2 Mar 27, 2010 03:07 PM

My rig (in progress)
 










Soong Mar 27, 2010 03:09 PM

Your "rig" has a lot of post processing.

caveman-jim Mar 27, 2010 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Soong (Post 1336206791)
Your "rig" has a lot of post processing.

Well duh, thats what dual HD 5970's are for!

Zero Mar 27, 2010 11:47 PM

@reflexion: sweet looking build! Strange choice for CPU block though, why not a HK? And your sig says the motherboard is a Foxconn but the pics say EVGA. :confused:

Trunks0 Mar 28, 2010 12:12 AM

Xion X2, amazing :up:

Man I gotta get a bigger case than my Sonta2.

(quick n' touched up shot)


Looks worse than it is. However, the 8800GT just fits(its power cable touches the fan guard on that blue 120mm fan) and I didn't have room for the 2nd fan for the Noctua NH-U12P :lol:

Xion X2 Mar 28, 2010 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Zero (Post 1336207237)
@reflexion: sweet looking build! Strange choice for CPU block though, why not a HK? And your sig says the motherboard is a Foxconn but the pics say EVGA. :confused:

Thanks. Ah, need to update the sig. I swapped to this evga board because it fits my color scheme better.

As for the CPU block, I'm sponsored by Danger Den so it came free along with the 5970 blocks. The HKs are nice and do perform well, but I liked the look of the Danger Den blocks better for this particular build, and they've been very supportive of this project.

It's still in the build stage, but here are a few more shots. The case is a Cosmos S--












Never mind those scratches. That's just the bare aluminum before it goes off to sanding/paint.

For those who are interested, you can follow the project here:

http://www.overclock.net/sponsored-c...-f-l-e-30.html


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