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Awesome can't wait biggrin.gif Love SR-2 builds.
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received the hardware yesterday, didn't take it apart for the transport as it would take too much time.
It's dusty, the case has had its fair share of abuse thanks to the weight of the GTX480 radiator and it definately needs some new fans and dust filters for the intake of the case. And I should try to find a way to fit in my bluray combo, currently it is being blocked by a tube.
I'll be having quite some fun this weekend cleaning everything up. The waterloop isn't 100% clean either so that will need to be looked at sometime soon, especially the MB block probably needs some attention.

Already fired it up with a single GTX580 and it ran great. Got rid of the overclock that the seller had set up so I can get used to the bios.
Today I should receive the HCP-1200 so that I can fit in my 2 GTX580's.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

-Raystorm by XSPC is better and cheaper than the EK block.
-SR-1 will work better with AP-15's.
-DD or Primochill is better than Tygon.

Yes raystorm is better, but not by much, not worth it if the OP already has the EK, or prefers the looks smile.gif

SR1 isn't better than a gtx at 1850rpm. The crossover point is around 1200rpm according to skinee's data:

GTX series:
GTX360_CW-RPM_Chart.jpg

SR1 series:
HWLabs-SR1360_CW-RPM_Chart.jpg

Also +1 on the SR2 smile.gif
Edited by stren - 1/24/12 at 11:21pm
     
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post #14 of 17
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Alright here is a bit of planning

short term:
clean the case & install new front panel (USB ports don't work, seller already had replacement but didn't take the time to install)
clean & reseat the cooling blocks/cooling blocks
install new tubes
replace front fans - current: 2x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PK-2 140mm (1 is making clicking sound)
install dust filters
get rid of restrictive dust filter between fans and radiator
take a look at side panel (won't slide in properly)
install Antec HCP-1200 so I can install my 2nd GPU
find a way to install my bluray drive, currently blocked by tube.

long term:
replace the case with LittleDevil PC-V8
Add new HDD's for raid setup
Look for extra 240GB SSD (applications / games)
? watercool GPU's in 2nd loop ? (not sure if I will do this with the DirectCUII's which are 3-slots)

Here's pictures from the person I bought this from, hasn't changed much except for the switch in GPU and hard drives + imagine a lot of dust rolleyes.gif

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post #15 of 17
God so much win. Love, LOVE watercooled SR-2 builds.
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Mmmm..boi that looks nice!thumb.gif
 
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post #17 of 17
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alright, had a good look at the system yesterday, and I'm up for quite some work mad.gif
the waterloop is infected with algae, so I will need to clean out all the blocks and replace the tubes. Might as well replace the loud pump while I'm at it.
The case itself is a pain, there isn't much room so you need to have good cable management in order to be able to try to close the clase ... and even then it's a pain.
The Cubitek tank it is in is one of the earlier versions and it has a lot of flaws on the panels (they don't fit properly :/).

One of the transistors in my GPU is making a clicking sound as well frown.gif dammit
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