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bob808 - that is truly amazing. thumb.gif The onyx floor piece is spectacular! I'm in awe!

Just a little curoius, with the Hemi theme did you consider using steel braided tubing?
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bob808 - that is truly amazing. thumb.gif The onyx floor piece is spectacular! I'm in awe!
Just a little curoius, with the Hemi theme did you consider using steel braided tubing?

Thanks man! not really a Hemi theme, just used Hemi orange paint. I have considered steel tubing before though. Not sure why more people dont use it. You would need clamps on the ends, but they are a good idea anyway.
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post #423 of 794
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Well, here's an update.

This is still one of the hottest looking boards out there IMO

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Taking the waterblocks off-

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Looks like I had pretty good thermal contact, if a little bit too much paste thumb.gif

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I put the battery back in after about 28 hours of being without it.

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I have to pillage my other i7-920 from the bloodrage...

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which lives in the CM Enforcer...

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The megahelem heatsink was a bit dusty-

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The bloodrage is pretty sex too thumb.gif but I get better overclocks/stability with the classy. I don't like how most board coolers are designed around the stock Intel heatsink which blows air out in a 360 degree circle.

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Here's my 'golden' 920 being removed from the evga board-

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replaced with the 920 from the bloodrage-

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Meaghalem all scrubbed clean smile.gif

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power on test with 1 ram stick in the 1st slot = instant FF (effing fail)

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I tested with the ram in the last slot per Evga's tech request, same result. The board is bad.

Cleaned and boxed it all up, and sent it off to California. Cost me $41 to ship it with insurance >< I put it in the box it came in, which probably would've been enough as it was pretty well protected, but then I had the ups guy wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in another box surrounded by styrofoam peanuts. Better safe than sorry. I wont be denied warranty claim due to insufficient packaging at least lol. It will be at Evga Monday or Tuesday.

I'm hoping to get the replacement by the end of the following week.

Thats it for now. I have a few things I can do in the meantime. I think I am going to swap the ax850 for my hx1000 as I may be going 3-way 480's and it also has 2x aux cpu power cables. Plus the ax850 looks pretty small in this mammoth case.

I also want to change out some leds. The green ones on the hot-swap cage, and the small blue ones on topp of the case.

I will also be designing a shield/cover for the bottom compartment, over the fans.

Thanks for looking!
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That really sucks that the board was bad..
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Yeah it does. What gets me is that it died while I was lowering the voltages...
But know that I think back on it, I did notice some defects while going through bios, like bios pages not loading properly and stuff. I'm pretty sure the problem is in the bios chip.

Good thing i have a lifetime warranty on this board. I am obviously hoping for a quck turn-around on the RMA.
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Good thing i have a lifetime warranty on this board. I am obviously hoping for a quck turn-around on the RMA.

Those are always pleasant smile.gif I'm glad you managed to find out what was trully the problem though. (I mean which component). Also glad EVGA has such stellar service! hate when this kind of thing happens and you then learn the compagny has some terrible customer service..
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This is the second time I have had to rma the board. The first time, I was playing some BF3 when the computer just shut off and would not turn back on. There was actual visual physical damage that time. The 24 pin socket was partially melted and one of the power regulator chips under the northbridge heatsinkwas cracked (it must have exploded or something). I had a replacement board within 10 days. EVGA has great customer service in my experience and it's worth the extra premium you pay when buying their products.

Corsair, on the other hand, a company known for outstanding srevice, took over 2 months to replace a faulty hx850 because they were out of stock...

Anyway, the show must go on!

I stopped by Kel-Tech plastics on my way home from work as they have a nice scrap pile of acrylic that they sell for $2.50 a pound. I picked up a 28"x10" piece of 1/4" white acrylic for $5.

Down to the dungeon to do some modding!

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After drawing some cut lines, I drill some holes with my old cordless Makita

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Using my jig-saw, I start cutting the acrylic.

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First I cut it down to size-

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Then I cut out the fan grills-

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Here's where I had to get a bit ceative, as I dont have any type of bender. I grabbed two scrap pieces of granite that has strait edges on them, then sandwiched them where I want to bend the top of the piece. I used a heat gun to heat up the plastic, but I couldn't get the acrylic hot enough to bend with the gun. Out comes the Map Gas hand torch which gets plenty hot. I used the framing square to bend the edge down once it was good and hot. and held it there for a couple minutes while it cooled down.

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I got it to this point then left to go over to the girlfriends house. The bend is a bit overbent past 90 degrees, and its too long and wont fit into the case some trimming is in order, then I'll put it in and see if I like it before I do any beveling and polishing.

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If I dont like it, I have a nice piece of stainless steel I can make one out of.
Thanks for looking!
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The copper tubing was great mate!

It makes it more organized!
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Amazing build mate, really well done! thumb.gif
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The copper tubing was great mate!
It makes it more organized!

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Amazing build mate, really well done! thumb.gif

Hey thanks guys!
I apprieciate the comments and compliments. cheers.gif

I got some files (a cheap $20, 20 piece file set) and spent a few hours filing and then sanding the psu/bottom compartment cover that I made out of 1/4" white acrylic. Now I need your help deciding what color I should paint it.

I think orange would go nicely with the lighted onyx above, but black might look better down there.
So please let me know what you think. Black or Orange for the cover?? Help me decide!
I'm putting it to an OCN vote.
Whatever color gets best of ten is what I am going to paint it.
Your vote counts thumb.gif

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Let me know what you think. Black or Orange for the cover?? Help me decide!
I'm putting it to an OCN vote.
Whatever color gets best of ten is what I am going to paint it.
Your vote counts thumb.gif
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