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Hey guys! Im here to build yet another gaming rig. Every two or so years, I build up a new computer purely for the sport of it. This year I was really captured by the Shuttle systems. I worked on an Shuttle SG31G2 and for its size, I was blown away from the performance. So without further a due, here is what ive come up with.

Shuttle: SH67H3
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
Memory: GSkill Ripjaws 16Gb
Graphics: Diamond HD 6950 "reference"
Hard Drive: Intel X25-E 64Gb For the Opperating System and critical software.
An X25-M 120GB for storage.

The cooling will come from Germany by AquaComputer. I will cool the CPU and GPU through an dual 120mm radiator that I will mount on top of the case itself. Not sure on the details of the rest but I will keep updating things here as I go. So far I have the CPU and memory in hand. The video card will arrive tomorrow. I am hoping its the video card pictured aka "reference" so that I can use a full cover water block. I also have the CPU water block from AquaComputer from a prior build that I am recycling. I will post pictures when I receive the Shuttle, which should be within the week or so. cool.gif
post #2 of 34
If you're getting a 2600k, why are you putting it in a h67. no overclock frown.gif

I would go go the asus maximus geni and a mAtx case.

I mean you're getting watercooling on a stock cpu. I imagine that your doing it for silence but still.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 9/8/11 at 7:25pm
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Not interested in overclocking at all. Maybe the GPU but the processor is a workhorse as it is. Ive thought about it a lot. Thought about getting the ASUS Gene mITX board but I really want to retain the small form factor of the shuttle. All this hardware is swappable so in the future I can sell the shuttle and built a mATX or mITX rig and swap all the hardware. Also shuttle may at a later time release a board with a chip-set that has overclocking potential and Ill consider upgrading.
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So today I took delivery of the video card. Needless to say, I am disappointed that its not a reference card. I don't understand why AMD chooses to go down this path of turning people away. Ive stopped using AMD processors and now I may switch over to Nvidia for graphics cards as well. At any rate, I got an RMA from Newegg and they will not charge me a restocking fee because their site has the wrong picture of the card. Here are my questions if anyone can help me out. The card has the dual BIOS switch but im wondering if all the cards have it. Second of all, why doesn't AMD release reference cards anymore? I want to use a full cover water block on this card but now I have to hunt around and possibly may not be able to use the water block I wanted. This is really disappointing and im really at odds with this. Should I keep the card or should I exchange it for an XFX or MSI? If i switched to Nvidia, which card do you guys recommend?

Edited by M3Roc - 9/13/11 at 8:26pm
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If you must go nVidia, the 570 is closest to the performance of a 6950. If you're looking specifically to unlock the 6950 you're too late. That was an error on AMD's part and the new revision has fixed it. You'll have to specifically buy a used 6950 or track it by specific serial number and revision number. As for getting the wrong card, that's entirely newegg's fault and doesn't really have to do with AMD. You can see some of the pictures aren't right because the mini-preview shows a two fan cooler, but clicking on it gives you a reference card image.

As for the waterblock, I'd contact the company you're buying the waterblock from about what revision the block is made for and how you can ensure you get the right one.
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I RMA'd the Diamond video card and ordered an HIS R6950. It appears to be the last remaining model that still runs the reference board according to the specs and the fact that it has a blower pushing air out the back. If not, Ill also RMA that one and get the MSI version... AMD is really walking on thin ice as far as im concerned. They stopped trying in 2007 and basically let their partners do what ever they want.. I don't want to go to Nvidia but if this circus keeps up, ill switch. Good news is ive got the shuttle on order. When it gets here Ill be able to build it and get it up and running. I have a ton of ideas of what I want to do with this little rig.

Edited by M3Roc - 9/13/11 at 8:27pm
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I was under the impression the stock 6xxx cooler was still blower and had the fan in the middle. Like these examples:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129167

Yeah, some are 6850s but I thought that was just the direction they were taken. Also keep in mind that in general non-reference coolers tend to be more popular. All that really matters for the block to match is for the card to have the same layout and last I checked they all had specific revisions to tell you which layout they were on. The original release had different VRMs or something because of shortages so they had a second revision that moved things around about but only some companies used the new revision right away.

So I say to you again, ask the company selling the waterblock what revision it's meant for and how you can find out that the card you are buying will match. If anybody is going to know, they will.
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post #8 of 34
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I spoke with a rep from EK and they said that their full cover water blocks will support the card I ordered. Also I spoke with Sidewinder and they told me that the aqua computer full cover water block will work as well. Im more interested in the aqua computer block but if that becomes too expensive or not available, ill always have EK to fall back on.

Edited by M3Roc - 9/13/11 at 8:27pm
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The Shuttle comes tomorrow! Im excited to get some pics posted and get it together. It may be a while before I began adding water cooling to it. I need to save up about $350 to get the radiator and pump from AquaComputer. Check back tomorrow evening for pics.

Edited by M3Roc - 9/13/11 at 8:27pm
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OK so the shuttle came in today. I put all the hardware in and got that bad boy up and running. Here are some pics to follow along with..

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The front has a brushed black aluminum finish with one 5.25 and on 3.5 port
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On the back there are a ton of connections including HDMI and USB 3.0! I am currently connected via HDMI.
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Here is the heatsink and the fan that exhausts the air out the back of the case. Heat is transfer from the CPU to the heat fins through heat transfer pipes.
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Processor getting acquainted with its new home.
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Here is the memory going in. I populated all four ports with Gskill Ripjaws. It looks great in red. This whole case mod theme will stick to red and black.
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Now here is where we run into our first issue. The mounting holes on the motherboard are not standard mounting holes for 1155. The reason is because Shuttle assumes you'll be using their provided cooler. About 98% of the general Shuttle users will use the stock cooler but there are then people like us.. Neither of my AC water blocks had the proper brackets to work with the holes. I know AC will not make a bracket for this Shuttle so I will have to design one myself in CAD and have it milled or laser cut somewhere. Here are the pics. You can see that the water block will fit but the flanges that hold it down are too big and no holes line up. Luckily AC makes easily removable flanges. They are held down by two hex bolts. I will try to get a sample CAD design from AC and modify it to my needs.. Untill then, I will have to run the fan and heat sink.
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Anyways let me know what you think so far.. Ill be receiving the 6950 tomorrow and I will try to squeeze it in there to see if it will fit.
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