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Poll Results: Can it/ Will it be done?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 28% of voters (16)
    Definately
  • 55% of voters (31)
    Will be hard
  • 1% of voters (1)
    Why bother
  • 8% of voters (5)
    You will get through 3/4 the project and hit a wall
  • 5% of voters (3)
    Give up now
56 Total Votes  
post #21 of 32
DO IT!!!!

Best of luck will need lots of planning
post #22 of 32
Thread Starter 
Here we go guys, the case assembly, I'm hoping I have all of the dimensions right, but it all fits well so they must be. drunken.gif

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Now onto creating scale models of each of the components I will select, along with my current components i.e mobo, fans, psu, psu mount, gpu, hdd bay...

Any more suggestions for WC components? headscratch.gif
post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 
Heres an update. biggrin.gif

Inventor skills back to basically where they were last time I used the program. As you can see, Ive cheated a little and simply modelled an antec kuhler 920 rather than all the w/c components due to the fact I still haven't selected any finally XD

Its actually a very competent cooler, and ALOT cheaper than proper water cooling cool.gif

Ok, basically psu is up top at back and I have just stuck the 3.5hdd to the bottom of it to save room for the cooler. GPU and PSU are pretty rough models, as is everything basically. Just so that I can get some decent measurements and ideas about size and scale; also positioning.

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post #24 of 32
Very nice work! I did notice that in your model that the inlet/outlet of the rad are above the fan. You may want to double check the clearance as you might not be able to put in the optical drive (if you want to have one).

Mounting the rad sideways will free up more space above as well as right under it. You could place an hdd under which would eliminate the need for the akasa hdd tray to mount under the psu, or still get the tray and have one ssd and one hdd.

Edit: Just took another lookat your pics. I guess you are not mounting the rad onto the fan holes hence the space still left for the DVD drive.
Edited by link101ooh - 6/16/11 at 1:08am
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post #25 of 32
Well, howdy, yall!

There is a enough space to move the PSU down some in order to fit a top fan and radiator. Just get rid of that top connecting bar and you should be all set.
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post #26 of 32
Just ordered my sg05 450w. It should be here Wed. and this is pretty much the last thing I will need to start putting everything together.

My build will be:
Asus M4A88T-I mobo
Phenom II x4 910e
Sony optiarc slot load Blu ray
Evga gtx 460
EK dcp 2.2 pump
HW Black Ice GT stealth rad
Akasa Apache fan
Kingston V+ 128gb SSD
WD 2.5 250 gb HDD

Right now I'm planning on using a T-line as my res, but if there is space I might get the res that attaches to EK.
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post #27 of 32
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Ok update. Found my own thread on google XD

I gave up on custom water loop for 3 reasons.
1. Way too expensive for limited improvement in cooling over all in one.
2. Bought an AMD 6950 cheap as chips and flashed to 6970.
3. Bought an Antec Kuhler 620 with push/pull.

So now I have an SG05 with a 6970, Antec Kuhler 620 push/pull, 1tb spinpoint F3 hdd, 128gb vertex3 max IOPS, i5 760 OC and 8GB ripjaws running off the 450W psu with plenty of power and room to spare.

AND Im still cramming more in there XD.
Ill update again later with pics maybe if someone wants them.

Peace
post #28 of 32
OP, a warning if you're going for the 450W PSU edition: the included PSU makes a squealing noise when the total system load exceeds ~300W.
There's an entire thread about it in the hardforum SFF section if I recall correctly.

For what it's worth, I run a i5-2400 on the AsRock H76 mITX board with a GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II and I'm not noticing any sounds. The i5-2400 is cooled by an H60 + GT-AP13 fan, I can say it's quite cramped in there! I didn't have room for an ODD.

You could also flip the PSU so it's taking air from the outside, makes it easier to route the cables.

I'm definetly looking forward to your result!
    
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post #29 of 32
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OP, a warning if you're going for the 450W PSU edition: the included PSU makes a squealing noise when the total system load exceeds ~300W.
There's an entire thread about it in the hardforum SFF section if I recall correctly.
For what it's worth, I run a i5-2400 on the AsRock H76 mITX board with a GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II and I'm not noticing any sounds. The i5-2400 is cooled by an H60 + GT-AP13 fan, I can say it's quite cramped in there! I didn't have room for an ODD.
You could also flip the PSU so it's taking air from the outside, makes it easier to route the cables.
I'm definetly looking forward to your result!

Fully aware of the power supply reported "issues". I've tested this with greater than 300W draw and have had no squealing or any problems what so ever. I've had it like this for the past few months at least, since Oct last year I think and it pulls through everything easily. Kombustor + Intel burn test/prime including OC to CPU and GPU. Whatever you want its done. thumb.gif

My PSU is mounted to take air from above/outside. Fans push air into the case through the kuhler 620, over the ram + mobo and soon will inlude another high flow 80mm fan squeezed between PSU and frame above the exhaust end of the GPU to create a decent air flow profile.

Below are some early photos taken with my phone. You get the idea. It has changed a bit since then but only neatened up really.

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post #30 of 32
I would move the fan and rad inside. Push/pull makes little difference on that setup
I had the same setup on my Sg05. Looks better flush
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