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My plan was to have a full-on build log. I then got sidetracked with work. Then I got lazy and lost the desire to put one together. So now I will just throw up some of the pics that were to be included in the log.

So without further ado, on with the pics.
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A shot of most of the components (details in sig):
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The Ex with some BP bits:
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The Ex and some tubing:
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The Ex and the 18 Rad Fans.
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The business end of the Koolance 370:
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Some MB shots:
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The disassembly and reassembly of the GPUs:
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The Ex and the MB tray:
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Some case construction shots:
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A little bending and drilling and there's my Res bracket:
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More case construction shots:
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A Rad ready for some backdoor action:
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The MCP35x, its twin, and a top:
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Edited by Minacious - 10/24/12 at 2:33pm
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post #2 of 43
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Almost done:
tn_39.jpgtn_40.jpg
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Lights off:
tn_42.jpg

Where it sits:
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Idle CPU & GPU temps with an ambient temp of around 27c (after being on for about an hour)(Single Loop) at a resolution of 5760x1200:
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GPU load temps after a couple of hours of The Witcher 2 (Single Loop) at a resolution of 5760x1200:
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Well, there you have it.

--

Just a small update:

Well, after many years of service, and installation in various Rigs, my trusty Thermaltake Toughpower 1200 finally gave up the ghost. Since the other PSUs in the closet are too small to handle this Rig, a brand new Enermax MaxRevo 1350 has taken over power duties. A nice PSU, though, their sleeving is mediocre at best.
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I also decided to change out the Res and eliminate the roller coaster turn of tubing I had in the back of the case for a more direct route. You can see how it was before in the previously posted pics. The change also removed a few degrees (on average) from the idle and load temps in the same ambient temps as before (26c-27c).
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The GPU load temps, on average, sit around 35c in Surround (5760x1200) while playing Saints Row 3, Assassins Creed Revelations, and NFS: The Run. The Witcher 2 and BF3 take them up to 42c-45c after a few hours of gameplay and everything set to max.

(Idle temps)
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Update:

A change of motherboard, CPU block, and reconfiguring of the loop.
With all three Rads still being pushed and pulled by AP-15s and the GPUs now running in parallel, the temps didn't really change much.

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Update on post #40 08/24/12
Edited by Minacious - 10/24/12 at 2:47pm
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mother-of-god-super-troopers.jpg

My work here is done. Great cable management, will definitely stay pretty chilly. Let's get those clocks up and post some benchies!

edit: Forgot, kudos to the photography skills. Great pics!
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post #4 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darthjoe229;15255895 

My work here is done. Great cable management, will definitely stay pretty chilly. Let's get those clocks up and post some benchies!

edit: Forgot, kudos to the photography skills. Great pics!

Much appreciated.
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What kind of fan controller and temp monitor are you using?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus;15256133 
What kind of fan controller and temp monitor are you using?


The Rad fans are on a Lamptron Fanatic.
The Case fans are on a Scythe Kaze Master Pro.
The temps are being monitored with AIDA64.
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post #7 of 43
Nice I like what you have done there...and the "little Woman" adds to the thread....smile.gif

This is a dream case and a dream build for me.

BTW, are those temperature pics showing on your keyboard or something?
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post #8 of 43
That system is Total over kill, and its great
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kahboom;15256798 
That system is Total over kill, and its great

I forget who said it, but this is overclock.net. there's no such thing as overkill, you just don't need it yet. biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 43
Now let's powder coat it. devil.gif
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