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You sir, just kept this build alive tongue.gif
I'm glad I could help. Even reading small case mods (like mine biggrin.gif) helped give me ideas. As people progress in their skills, we want to see more and more involved mods. I don't care what level you're at, post pics...someone will benefit eventually, plus it's free. You seem to be doing things above my skill level, so all the power to you!
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Which bulldozer are you building?
I'm building around an FX4100. I was committed to the FX8170 (or best under $300) until Benchmarks came out. I'll be putting it in my first water cooled build, it'll be in a 700D, and I hope to do at least some minor-league unique to it.
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I'm at Virginia Tech for Aerospace Engineering....and loving/hating every day of it biggrin.gif.
 
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I'm glad I could help. Even reading small case mods (like mine ) helped give me ideas. As people progress in their skills, we want to see more and more involved mods. I don't care what level you're at, post pics...someone will benefit eventually, plus it's free. You seem to be doing things above my skill level, so all the power to you!


I'm building around an FX4100. I was committed to the FX8170 (or best under $300) until Benchmarks came out. I'll be putting it in my first water cooled build, it'll be in a 700D, and I hope to do at least some minor-league unique to it.


I'm at Virginia Tech for Aerospace Engineering....and loving/hating every day of it .
That's very true. I got a few of my ideas from other case mods (which I have to re-find so I can give credit). Plus, everyone has to start somewhere

Out of curiosity, why did you decide to go with the 4100 instead of a Phenom 2 Quad? I haven't looked at the prices but I've heard they're about the same. Either way, I envy the water cooling . Though I must say, the Hyper 212+ is doing an incredible job with it's push/pull setup. My temperature gauge is telling me my 1090T is at 23.4C right now. Reference time: My Phenom 9500 ran at 50 minimum... I now hate that processor

I'd be curious to see what you do with the 700D. I love pretty much anything Corsair and that case in particular I've always liked the look of. Although there's one thing that I think you should definitely do... *cough* window *cough*... but I'm sure you were already thinking that

Aerospace Engineering sounds intense Much harder than my thing haha

By the way, the log was updated. Case is finally primed! Also, I finally managed to use the second post! Hurrah!
    
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Your progress looks awesome. Keep it up!!

I got the 4100 because I decided to give it a try. I got it for $115 shipped, so a 3.6GHz PIIX4 is much more expensive. Plus, I bought it for pure curiosity.

About a window, yes I AM considering one very heavily. However, modding my own window will cost about as much as just buying the side panel for the 800D...so I think I'm going that way. Once I got a whole bunch of questions answered about water cooling stuff I'll start a build log for it.
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Your progress looks awesome. Keep it up!!

I got the 4100 because I decided to give it a try. I got it for $115 shipped, so a 3.6GHz PIIX4 is much more expensive. Plus, I bought it for pure curiosity.

About a window, yes I AM considering one very heavily. However, modding my own window will cost about as much as just buying the side panel for the 800D...so I think I'm going that way. Once I got a whole bunch of questions answered about water cooling stuff I'll start a build log for it.
Thanks! I just need to wait for another sunny day and hopefully I can get the painting finished

I definitely understand the curiosity and $115 shipped is not a bad deal at all. Plus, it's the real world performance that matters -- not benchmarks. Hopefully it does well for you.

As for the case, as long as you have a window in there by the time it's done, I'm satisfied
    
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My girlfriend said the same thing
 
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Sorry for the long wait guys. I finally got around to painting the case yesterday. There's still lots to do, unfortunately frown.gif
The second post was updated with a few more pics.
    
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Bump! Second post updated with more progress biggrin.gif
    
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You got any updates? Also, a couple pics seem broken.
 
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You got any updates? Also, a couple pics seem broken.

Also, why don't you try flipping the bottom and top fans and seeing if that does anything? One quick note: HDD's don't really put off that much heat, so cooling them isn't really critical. Also, since they stay relatively cool....you can treat airflow over HDD's as cool flow, especially with the bottom fan intaking. Also: if your floor is dusty, put a filter on the fan if you decide to at least try it as intake.
 
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Yeah, it seems like most of my first post just vanished :S
That kinda sucks.

I haven't done anything major since the last update, but whenever I get around to it, I'm going to put in all of the cathodes and whatnot and hook them up to the switches.

In response to the flipping of the bottom and top fans, I know that the setup is unorthodox, but it was meant to be this way. This delivers a lot of air directly to the CPU which makes it cooler. As for the HDDs, I know that they usually stay pretty cool, but every time I put my hand behind them, I feel a ton of warm air come off of them. I just don't want that rising up to my CPU so I'm trying to get that as far away from it as I can.

I may try flipping the fans eventually, but the setup is working out pretty well for me so far, so I'll leave it until I have a problem with it. Thanks for the input though. It's appreciated as always smile.gif
    
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