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demo Mar 3, 2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1336859026)
You know the metal part on the GTX480? thats actually the heatsink. So I would have that big hole to fill. I don't know why they decided to not do a normal shroud.


Oh ok, didnt realise the 480 heatsink was hanging out like that, I see. You need 580 shrouds :p

Or you could just buy a small sheet of perspex and cut it to the right size.

Qb2k5 Mar 17, 2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1336858984)
Just got everything set up in the new case. Excuse the wiring, I'll be swapping out a few of the fans soon enough.


Interesting. So when gaming how do you get the fan on the rads to speed up when the card heats up?

BababooeyHTJ Mar 18, 2012 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Qb2k5 (Post 1336871876)
Interesting. So when gaming how do you get the fan on the rads to speed up when the card heats up?

I have a lamptron fc4 so I just use manual fan control. Normally I just leave them where I know that they stay quiet and still work well. If I start overclocking or it gets warmer in the house I'll crank up the fan speed a bit before gaming. My 24/7 setting at stock speeds keeps the gpus around 50c in Heaven.

Roadhog Mar 19, 2012 12:30 AM


sunnyd Mar 20, 2012 12:25 PM

Nice PC. What are you using for lighting at the top there? LED strips?

Roadhog Mar 20, 2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by sunnyd (Post 1336874384)
Nice PC. What are you using for lighting at the top there? LED strips?

lol just some white CCFL's I found in my closet and decided to plop them in to see how they look.

aviphysics Mar 20, 2012 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadhog_ (Post 1336874432)
lol just some white CCFL's I found in my closet and decided to plop them in to see how they look.

How are they powered? I have a monitor I salvaged that has a bad inverter. I can't seem to track down the problem so I am contemplating looking for a few cheap standalone inverters to cram in there and get the job done.

Roadhog Mar 21, 2012 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by aviphysics (Post 1336874843)
How are they powered? I have a monitor I salvaged that has a bad inverter. I can't seem to track down the problem so I am contemplating looking for a few cheap standalone inverters to cram in there and get the job done.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g6c449s1141

aviphysics Mar 21, 2012 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Roadhog_ (Post 1336875138)

Hey cool, that might actually do the trick. The specs seem to be in the range of the inverter on the PSU board and I even have a 12V power supply laying around. I should keep looking to see if I can find one with adjustable brightness.

Mangler Mar 22, 2012 04:35 PM

I got tired of the ugly elysium.


Greasy Mar 22, 2012 04:44 PM

That is sweet mangler! :drool:

Dungeoncrawler Mar 24, 2012 08:23 PM

Excellent Mangler!

CurrentlyPissed Mar 24, 2012 09:59 PM

NZXT has come a long way on thier cases.

demo Mar 25, 2012 12:40 AM

Very nice and clean looking build Mangler :drool:

BababooeyHTJ Mar 25, 2012 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by CurrentlyPissed (Post 1336879678)
NZXT has come a long way on thier cases.

They really have. That switch is a really nice case.

Dungeoncrawler Mar 26, 2012 09:04 PM

I really want to waterblock my gpu's. If for nothing else, just to have access to all my other pci slots. Realistically, how difficult of mission is it?

kingofslackerz Apr 1, 2012 12:25 AM

New Build up and running tonight. Still on the to-do list: CPU Cooling(H100 most likely); sleeved cable extensions(gold or black, haven't decided), 2nd GPU(with diff p/s)



KAC Apr 1, 2012 12:36 AM

Hey gay, you might be missing some cooling on the CPU and ram in the motherboard before you turn on that PC... :bleh:

kingofslackerz Apr 1, 2012 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by KickAssCop (Post 1336886238)
Hey gay, you might be missing some cooling on the CPU and ram in the motherboard before you turn on that PC... :bleh:

Yah it won't post, WTF am i doing wrong!!! :p

I didn't get done til night time, and w/o some real lighting cell shots are garbage.

shadow001 Apr 1, 2012 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dungeoncrawler (Post 1336881300)
I really want to waterblock my gpu's. If for nothing else, just to have access to all my other pci slots. Realistically, how difficult of mission is it?


Not that difficult, but does require using a methodical aproach and having decent manual dexterity....Having a seperate power supply(a cheap one will do fine), to power up the water pump alone, without the rest of the system being powered up at all, will help with bleeding the system and if there is a leak, there's no damage to the system since it isn't powered up.


To help with bleeding, the reservoir should be at the highest point in the loop and keep in mind that the pump is lubricated with the cooling fluid itself, so no running it dry and as for radiators themselves, it depends how much room you have in your case and how silent you want it to be.


Generally speaking, the bigger the radiator the more cooling fans you can install on it and the slower the fans need to spin to acheive a specific temperature that is generally much lower than the stock coolers, making the system quieter overall.

TRD Supra Apr 12, 2012 04:41 PM














Nunz Apr 12, 2012 04:56 PM

Did it change colors or something?
I'm so lost.

Greasy Apr 12, 2012 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by kingofslackerz (Post 1336886232)
New Build up and running tonight. Still on the to-do list: CPU Cooling(H100 most likely); sleeved cable extensions(gold or black, haven't decided), 2nd GPU(with diff p/s)



These photos are great. Did you enhance them, or just use the camera? I suck ass at taking pics or my rig. :cry:

demo Apr 12, 2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Nunz (Post 1336896287)
I'm so lost.

Thats 2 threads now, are you stoned? :sherlock: :p

BababooeyHTJ Apr 12, 2012 07:47 PM

Well, I cut out the fan grills on my HAF932. You wouldn't believe how restrictive they are and how much noise that they actually make. Excuse the picture quality and the wiring.






demo Apr 12, 2012 07:59 PM

Ha yeh I cut the rear exhaust grills out on my case, makes a pretty big difference to air flow coming out the back.

and lool 4 x 120mm on the side :D was that for the 480 SLI set up?

BababooeyHTJ Apr 12, 2012 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by demo (Post 1336896442)
Ha yeh I cut the rear exhaust grills out on my case, makes a pretty big difference to air flow coming out the back.

and lool 4 x 120mm on the side :D was that for the 480 SLI set up?

Yeah, and because its there.The stock 200 fan doesn't really move much air. For a while there I wasn't sure which way it was installed since I couldn't really feel which way the air was moving. I also threw an AP-181 into the front. The case is pretty quiet too and moves a ton of air.

kingofslackerz Apr 12, 2012 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Greasy (Post 1336896312)
These photos are great. Did you enhance them, or just use the camera? I suck ass at taking pics or my rig. :cry:

Pics taken with iphone 4s. Top one is, bottom one is not. For the top one just used "awesome camera" app(iOS) and a little contrast/saturation changes that is all.

This thread has good tips on taking pics of your pc, http://www.overclock.net/t/912437/ho...graph-your-rig

Greasy Apr 13, 2012 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by kingofslackerz (Post 1336896533)
Pics taken with iphone 4s. Top one is, bottom one is not. For the top one just used "awesome camera" app(iOS) and a little contrast/saturation changes that is all.

This thread has good tips on taking pics of your pc, http://www.overclock.net/t/912437/ho...graph-your-rig

Thanks! Will hopefully put some of those tips to use this weekend after my rebuild. :)

Dungeoncrawler Apr 15, 2012 01:44 AM

Finished water cooling my pc. Ran the leak-test for about 24 hours and now need to start putting everything back together. Didn't bother with the backplates for my gpus (in hindsight I should have). Just a simple loop, nothing special. Anyhoo, here's a pic with it still hooked-up to a jump-started psu.





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