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post #11 of 40
wow looks awesome, i like the tunnel in the 5.25 bay area.
i am planning for a long time to create such a silent pc but i am too lazy.

you are definitely an inspiration! thank you
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post #12 of 40
+rep for the inspiration.
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post #13 of 40
Great work, very interesting.
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post #14 of 40
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Thanks all smile.gif

Here's a general status update mixed in with some of the thoughts/plans whirling about in my head atm:

I still have a few tweaks planned to improve airflow, but they are pretty minor I think. One of them helps me with the cable management though, giving me a little more room to work with.

With the sound dampening material on the sidepanel, there is less room for cables on the back side, but with the bottom piece in place, and the above-mentioned tweak, I don't need to have *all* of the cabling routed behind the motherboard tray. There's a lot of room in the bottom section for excess lengths of wire, and it won't interfere with airflow in any way.

I am waiting to see if the OCZ Octane SSD that should be released tomorrow (Nov. 1.) can live up to the promised lower prices and great performance, and as soon as I know either way, I'll be ordering the rest of the parts minus the GPU. I'll just use the onboard GPU on the Z68 mobo while I do the whole overclocking process.

I am waiting on the GPU for reasons not important to this thread right now, but it does lead me to the next area I was considering, which is how to best handle the sidepanel on the 650D that has the window. Fortunately Corsair came out with a mesh insert in place of the window, so I've ordered that. It will still be covered by the sound dampening material initially, but in a way that I can take off a piece and place a fan there in the future, if my GPUs need more cooling.
Edited by Celoth - 10/31/11 at 2:40am
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Ordered CPU, RAM and SSD, so should hopefully have it up and running this coming weekend.
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post #17 of 40
Good job. I wish I had the patients and the tools to do something like this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celoth View Post

Ordered CPU, RAM and SSD, so should hopefully have it up and running this coming weekend.

Did you end up going with the OCZ Octane SSD?
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post #19 of 40
nice box there bro! Wondering if that sound proof stuff really works? anyone use it please comment redface.gif
    
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post #20 of 40
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IT'S ALIVE!!! biggrin.gif

Got everything installed and it passed the first Memtest86+ run. Now to start the software installation and OC'ing process. I am still only using the onboard GPU for now.

I updated the OP with 6 new pics of mobo and everything installed. The second post I'll use for my OC'ing process. I'll post info on how that goes as well.

Noise? What noise? biggrin.gif With the CPU fan at 500 RPM (idle) and case fans at max. I can't tell the computer is on when sitting right next to it, if it wasn't for the power LEDs. Once I start running Prime we'll see how it goes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by solsamurai View Post

Did you end up going with the OCZ Octane SSD?

Nah it was a no-show. Dunno what's up with it. I went with the safe option of the Crucial M4 256GB.
Edited by Celoth - 11/14/11 at 7:16am
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