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post #11 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rockosmodlife View Post

Very nice, you should definitely post it here; thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/666445/post-your-ghetto-rigging-shenanigans/0_20
Nah, I would just be embarasment there wink.gif with all the nice pics you guys put there.

I just did a simple task, that anybody could do. No biggie wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

Zip ties are awesome as hell. I've mounted several HSF's like that, including the intel ones when a pin breaks. Biggest one that is still working is an A70 on an AM3 socket, and the longest working one is a Thermalright Ultima 90 on another socket 775.
Indeed, the fan holds itself magnificently to the radiator. I was actually amazed how well it's placed. The zipties are not very tight, they are firmly tightened, but there is still about 0.5-1mm of space between them and the radiator, yet the fan doesn't move at all.

Ofcourse the 4 rubber paddings that came with the Macho and that are between the fan and the radiator are also helping here to keep fan in place.

However, if this combo will last for more than 2-3 years I will definetly be using this method again, as not only it looks more secure but also it looks better imo than the metal clips.
post #12 of 14
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This post is kinda a thank you post to all the people who helped me over the web on many forums(including this one) to mount the

machine that will idealy match my requirenments, that I hope will serve me for 5+ years(I'm not a serious gamer). Before that I knew

very little about hardware, what to get, which companies to look into for certain components, but thanks to all of you I could put

together great PC with as little money as possible(considering).

Also, couple people asked me some time ago, to do some pictures when I'm done with my setup, I thought it was kinda cool and to be

honest I liked to do pictures of my progress wink.gif, and so I did.

Anyways, as I'm not a welthy guy I had to spread the mounting of my PC over many months. I started back in October, it took hell lot

of a time on research, ordering and then putting this all together, but now I can safely say I'm done smile.gif

The case is very queit considering it has air cooling, and 5 fans inside the case + CPU cooling + graphic card cooling and PSU! I can

easily set the fans to 30% with SpeedFan in Windows(the lowest speed possible), and still the temps are great + keep things quiet!

That is what I was looking for and I'm glad it's just that.

So again, big thanks to everybody who spend some time in helping me out with some advices and suggestions. I appriciate any post you

guys made!


Whole setup:

Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl (USB3.0 port PAnel edition)
AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
Intel i5-2500k CPU + Thermalright Chill Factor III Compound
Thermalright HR-02 MAcho CPU Cooling on ZipTies
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws Low Voltage
XFX 550W PSU
Gigabyte GTX 440 OC
Asus Xonar D1 Sound Card
Samsung SSD 830 128GB - System
Seagate 500GB - Inside Storage
Unitek USB3.0 PCI-E Card with 2 external USB3.0 Ports, 1 Internal USB3.0 Port(for Fractal Front Panel's USB3.0 Port) and 1 Molex

connector for stable power input
TpLink TL-WN781ND PCI-E + Connectify Software (Access Point for smartfone & Notebooks)
Piooner 212 SATA DVD Reader/Writer
3 Intaking fans: AC 120mm PWM Front1, Fractal 120mm Front2 and Thermalright TR-TY140 140mm PWM Bottom
2 Exhausting fans: Fractal 120mm Rear, Thermalright TR-TY140 140mm PWM Top

External:
24" Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS + 19" Iiyama ProLite E1900S
Thermaltake Black X Duet 5G - USB3.0 Dual docking station for two 2TB Seagate Green external Storage
Logitech k800 Illuminated keyboard
Logitech Performance MX Mouse
Corsair Flash Voyager USB3.0 32GB (wouldn't be a point of having usb3.0 card without it wink.gif)

And this is how it looked over those months:

First shipment
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Third Shipment
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Fourth, Fifth and Sixth shipments
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Final Setup
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post #13 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

It's like AMD's dinky stock heatsink vs my old Scythe Mugen 2 (just slightly smaller than your Macho)... what a difference.
For silence... you must go watercooling with low FPI rads. biggrin.gif

or connect all fans to a fan controller wink.gif
my highest rpm i set is 930. i cant hear my pc at all, love it
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Xtreme QX9770 @4GHz Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Sapphire HD 6970 2GB cooled by Alpenföhn Peter 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Sapphire HD 6950 @ 6970 [for sale] 16GB Geil Value Plus DDR3 @1600Mhz Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 7200 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Thermalright Archon PP 2x TY-140 Win7 x64 Enterprise Sony 42" LED Backlight LCD TV 1080p HD+ Seasonic M12D 850W 80+ Gold 
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by justanewguy View Post

or connect all fans to a fan controller wink.gif
my highest rpm i set is 930. i cant hear my pc at all, love it
Mine highest is 675 wink.gif
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