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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

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Finally got my Hue in the mail. Felt like forever. Pictures to come this evening once the lights are lower.

Oh boy another monster!!! I felt the same way like a kid on x-mas eve trying to stay up and see santa. Lol!!! Trust me your gonna love it. And I wanna see some pics!!! thumb.gif
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I see your pics and they remind me of when I first started my project. I went from a Storm Scout to a Phantom 410 then to the Switch 810. Big difference. drool.gif


Me too. I went from a computer that barley could run Microsoft Word, to building a gaming PC using a Corsair 500R. So I left the Corsair 500R and placed everything into Switch 810 and then realized a few weeks ago I needed HTT and IB capabilities. This will be the ultimate work, school, gaming rig. As for the old guts and case I am building a PC for my wife to play The SIMS. It will be over kill mind you with a i5-2550k, Z77-GD65, SSD, etc. etc. At least she will be able to play every SIMs to come out for years to come. lol So SIMS, FB, and Youtube. A 1300$ PC to only do that. doh.gif lol

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Finally got my Hue in the mail. Felt like forever. Pictures to come this evening once the lights are lower.

Oh boy another monster!!! I felt the same way like a kid on x-mas eve trying to stay up and see santa. Lol!!! Trust me your gonna love it. And I wanna see some pics!!! thumb.gif

This is me right now. Waiting on my new parts to ship from newegg. Gigabyte Sniper 3 mobo, SeaSonic 1000W Platinum Fully Modular PSU, and a new mouse pad. Propius 380 by Mionix. I have everything sitting next to me in their boxes still. wheee.gif

@Everyone. So I am looking into new tubing, 3/8-5/8 size. I was thinking about Tygon but does anyone else recommend a company that excels in tubing? No Primochill please.... I have danger den green right now and it isn't bad. Semi flexible but I want clear tubing instead of green.
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So my case arrived last night. Got myself the matte black edition one.
I'll probably sound like everyone else who has received their first full tower case, but damn this case is huge. I went from the CM Storm Enforcer to this and I am loving the size increase.
I'm currently at work and my sleeved extensions haven't arrived yet so you'll only be getting pictures of the case from the outside, but I'm sure you'll manage

Yea I came from a cooler master elite 430 I know the feeling tongue.gif
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@Everyone. So I am looking into new tubing, 3/8-5/8 size. I was thinking about Tygon but does anyone else recommend a company that excels in tubing? No Primochill please.... I have danger den green right now and it isn't bad. Semi flexible but I want clear tubing instead of green.

If you don't want to go with the large 1/2" X 3/4" tubing size, at least consider splitting the difference and using 7/16" X 5/8".

Doing the math, the 7/16" ID has just over 35% greater cross sectional area than the 3/8" ID, which means it is a lot less restrictive and flows better, for the same OD, and a little better flxibility than 1/8" wall tubing.

0.15 insq for the 7/16, versus 0.11 insq for the 3/8.

If you're planning a GPU in the loop as well, for sure nix the 3/8 tubing.


Darlene

I already have fittings for my CPU and GPU loops from my old PC set at 3/8 5/8. I haven't had a problem with it yet.
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Fat tubing is cosmetic, nothing more. The flow rate gains are minimal since tubing is by far the least restrictive part of your loop in the first place; and furthermore unless you have a very low rate of flow to begin with you'll see very little benefit from increasing it. (It goes back to my earlier post - the variation in water temperature around your loop is so small it's almost negligible, which means your delta T will stay the same through your whole rad/over your whole block even if the water moves through it at half the speed.) Once you break laminar flow over your blocks/through the rad, your flow rate's good enough, and you'll see vastly diminishing returns from increasing it.
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hey guys, just wondering if the cooling performance (mainly on the video cards) of the 810 can be improved much if you switch out the stock fans with better 120mm ones?

I've been looking at the CoolerMaster HAF XM and the Stormtrooper too, but also have the NZXT in 3rd place due to a couple of reviews I have read which shows it to have average video card cooling in stock form.

I'd prefer a full tower, but so far have the HAF XM at the top of my list as it seems to have the best Air cooling (you can add an optional 200mm fan on the side panel). The Stormstrooper is a nice Case, but I don't think you can improve the cooling on it much more because of the HDD orientation with the fans blowing out the side of the case. I know you can put the fans and hdd cages facing forwards, but that isn't really an option as I wouldn't like the HDD cables going into the MB area of the case and it also would make taking out the hdd trays a real annoyance.

I know the NZXT is mainly a water cooling case, but I was just wondering if you can improve the Air Cooling performance much by changing out the stock fans?
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I'm on vacation next week, unless something comes up to screw it up, which has happened before, . . more than once.
But anyway,
I'll pull the FC9 out of the cooling module, since it's not too hard, and do a little experimenting on the bench with the scope and meters.
What I'm thinking is that it may not be too hard to translate a tach signal that essentially references from Vcc (+12) to one that references to Vss (gnd).
Feeding the tach signal to a comparator circuit with about a 9V reference voltage may be all it takes, and a single IC chip (LM324 or 339) and a trim pot to set the ref might be essentially all that's needed.
Anyway, I have plenty of Proto boards and components, so I'll see if there's a minimal hassle solution.
I'd really like to be able to monitor rpm from FC9 connected items.
Darlene
Sounds good. I'm afraid my IC knowledge is years out of date but I'm still a pretty good hand at assembly.
Luck.
G.
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Oh boy another monster!!! I felt the same way like a kid on x-mas eve trying to stay up and see santa. Lol!!! Trust me your gonna love it. And I wanna see some pics!!! thumb.gif

Any pics? I ordered my Hue from NZXTs store (not Newegg since it was out of stock) and have received a grand total of no updates biggrin.gif 41$ shipped later, and i havent heard a peep.

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Anyone got an opinion to the question I asked about the air cooling potential of the 810, or are you all basically using water cooling in this case?
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