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Great job on the case thumb.gif Can't even tell it was damaged.

That 240 looks like a baby in that monster, for sure one of my favorite cases!
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That looks amazing! I didn't like the silver retention screws that came with it either. I found that by using the back plate that came with my board I was able to use the black Intel retention screws. I don't think that the AMD bracket looks that bad but your solution does look better. I've never heard of an adapter bracket before now and I think I might go that route myself the next time I upgrade my rig. That's a great start though!
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Great job on the case thumb.gif Can't even tell it was damaged.

That 240 looks like a baby in that monster, for sure one of my favorite cases!

Thanks to both of you biggrin.gif As for the AMD retention bracket, my main reason for not liking it is due to it's shear size in comparison to the actual water block that it attaches to it just looks wrong to the point of being kinda gaudy.
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The tubing is now in:
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Well, GREAT NEWS: I put some water in the system and fired it up for leak testing and not only are there no leaks but the pump is whisper quiet from the get go specool.gif
Edited by WeirdHarold - 12/9/11 at 6:02am
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So the plan had been to reuse the PSU from my current rig for this build, however this morning I was thinking about that and it really got to me that I was going to stick a 4 to 5 year old PSU in this brand new rig. So I started to do some looking and low and behold I happened upon the exact same PSU I have now at PerformancePCs, it's an Ultra X3 1000watt. I know it may be a bit outdated but it's a strong PSU and has more than enough head room for what I currently need and then some, and since my case does have the option of getting a dual PSU bracket I'm not worried I can always toss in a 400 to 500 watt second PSU down the road if I really need to.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_223&products_id=32736
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Edit:
The PSU that I ordered is not exactly like the one that I bought in 2007 it is in fact a later revision of that unit, and is a bit more efficient. The one I have now is model ULT40064, the one that I ordered this morning is model ULT40311 and is just now being replaced by the new X4 1000watt model U12-40841 seen below:
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I've been researching PSU's myself for an upcoming build and want to make sure I have the headroom for a future crossfire, overclocking, and my planned water cooling setup. I don't think I've really seen a decent Ultra brand unit in my research. If you look at the specs, the 12V rail is rated at 70 amps. That translates into only 840 watts. Still probably more than you need, but would you trust a brand that misleads like that?

You might check out www.jonnyguru.com. Hands down the best review site for PSU's. Also, in a quick look at newegg.com, I found several true 1000W PSU's for around the same price as that ultra. I.E. There's an OCZ ZX series 1000W that's fully modular, has 83 amps on the 12V rail, is 80 plus gold rated, has strong reviews from users and tech sites, and is about the same price as the ultra.
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I've been researching PSU's myself for an upcoming build and want to make sure I have the headroom for a future crossfire, overclocking, and my planned water cooling setup. I don't think I've really seen a decent Ultra brand unit in my research. If you look at the specs, the 12V rail is rated at 70 amps. That translates into only 840 watts. Still probably more than you need, but would you trust a brand that misleads like that?

You might check out www.jonnyguru.com. Hands down the best review site for PSU's. Also, in a quick look at newegg.com, I found several true 1000W PSU's for around the same price as that ultra. I.E. There's an OCZ ZX series 1000W that's fully modular, has 83 amps on the 12V rail, is 80 plus gold rated, has strong reviews from users and tech sites, and is about the same price as the ultra.

Yes, you are very right that the 12V+ rail is 840 watts but don't forget to add on the 3.3v and 5v rail that comes to 160 watts which is where the total of 1000 watts for the unit comes from. This is how all PSU's are figured, the total of the watts of all the rails gives you the total wattage for the unit. Now this unit isn't going to be in Jonny's reviews because Ultra has moved onto the X4 models now and I agree I'm not hearing great things about them compared to some of the others out there even if they are holding their own. But I have an earlier model of this unit in my current rig and it has never failed to impress, it has taken everything I've thrown at it and I've never come close to maxing it out. As I'm only planning of a dual SLI setup this will be more than what I will need, and and I can always toss a secondary PSU in to run things like my water cooling stuff and fans off of. Thanks for looking out though I do appreciate it thumb.gif
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Just thought I'd point out there's other, more efficient PSU's out there for the money. And it sounds like you know the limits of it. smile.gif By the way, it looks like that Ultra 1000W isn't so bad after all. It's just a little bit of an older unit. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=41
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