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So I generally don't share too much of what I make and I decided it's about time I change that. So here are a few of the things I've done in the past year or so. Hope you guys like it!

First off: My acrylic headphone stand!

Headphones are the Denon D5000s if anyone was wondering.






The spiral was made by hand using a vice and my oven.





I used epoxy to glue two pieces of steel to the bottom of the base so it wouldn't flip.



Here I'm trying to show the base is actually two layers in order to accommodate for the thickness of the steel.


Next up: M^3 Amp and Sigma 11 power supply (I put together the PCB also)

Power Supply....



Amp....Those white specks are actually fibers from a towel, not scratches



I was going for a very clean look if you couldn't tell.



This part was an absolute pain in the ass. It is not easy to cut out a rectangle 2x that are perfect, then get mesh to fit perfectly inside.



Back...


As you all can see, I slipped... it sucks.


These are ventilation holes so the PCBs don't burn up.




Ok, what I think is the best part....watercooling!
But first my room!


Say what you will, but I love it.



Purdy



Oh and check out my cable management!



This is where you say.... "What the heck is that?!?"






And this is where I say.... "How about an absolute silent watercooling setup" It is going under my bed if you didn't guess. Anyways, this is the slit for the tubes.



Mah custom aluminum brackets...



RX480 w/ 4 1850RMP GTs



And finally the MCP 35x w/ XSPC res top



Considering this is all under my bed this is about a good as I can do. The intake is on the right side of my bed (about 3ft wide) and the exhaust is at the very bottom (about 2ft wide). Also, let me just say.... my room is SILENT!

And those gaps are filled up with extra foam I had.

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Sweet. What part of IN?
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Sweet. What part of IN?
A bit North of Indianapolis, why?
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Oh just curious since im just 8 miles south of Cinci.
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Great job
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nice headphones
 
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Do you turn those 1850 RPM GT's down? My AP-14's are too noisy at anything above 1000 RPM for my tastes. That is in an Acoustipack interior of my case stuffed inside of a computer cabinet in my desk with MORE acoutipack on all sides except the back where a hole is cut out for the machine to let out the hot air.
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Do you turn those 1850 RPM GT's down? My AP-14's are too noisy at anything above 1000 RPM for my tastes. That is in an Acoustipack interior of my case stuffed inside of a computer cabinet in my desk with MORE acoutipack on all sides except the back where a hole is cut out for the machine to let out the hot air.
Thanks for the replies. I kinda thought nobody cared.

Nope, I don't under volt the GTs at all. I can't even tell if they are on or not without looking at them physically. As of right now my mech hard drives are the loudest part of my system.
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Thanks for the replies. I kinda thought nobody cared.

Nope, I don't under volt the GTs at all. I can't even tell if they are on or not without looking at them physically. As of right now my mech hard drives are the loudest part of my system.
I have moved my platter drives to a Server box in another room and mount them using iSCSI so it gets by all network drive restrictions on some pesky program installers. I have transferred files at over 80MB/s through my network using that. So the fans are the only moving part other than my pump in my computer now. I aim for silence, but can't stand the sound of my GT fans. The PSU fan is also silent since it doesn't run until 20% load. All i care about it silent idle, when gaming a little bit of fans doesn't bother me. I just bought some Nexus 120mm fans to see if those perform a little better for me in the acoustics department.

Just in case you were at all interested in my "quest for silence" setup lol.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post13877185
Edited by Strobe - 11/2/11 at 3:33pm
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Ah I see. How loud is that pump? I have always wondered about those.

I keep my mech hard drives in my case because I'm running them on a raid card for the excellent speeds. I get a sustainable write of 180 MB/s, which a gigabit nic couldn't handle. I would make a DAS, direct attached storage, but I can't find a reasonably priced solution to get good performance from it.
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