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Whoohoo!
Got her running @4.210 Ghz (still have some tweaking to do).
When I first started, I was getting bad artifacting on two of the monitors and kept blue screening (error code 00000116) on the windows loading splash screen. I was double checking all the power connections and accidentally stuck my finger in one of the bottom cougar 140mm fans and broke off a blade. Thats the second fan that I did that to. Nice fans but the blades break off easily if you stick your finger in them when they're spinning. Anyway, all the power connection double and triple checked, made sure the cards were fully seated in the pci slots (man they are supported very sturdily with the copper tubing, they hardly move at all when I was trying to move them) and was still crashing with bad artifacts. I was thinking that one of the 480's must have bit the dust.......

Just my luck mad.gif or so I thought.

I moved one of the pci-e lane disabling jumpers to disable the first card without having to take it out (very handy feature for troubleshooting a system, especially when everything is locked in by copper tubing) and removed the sli bridge, and plugged in the secondary monitor into the bottom card.

Then it booted up normally. Ahhhh.... the top 480 is shot. How the hell did that happen?

Well, I put the jumper back, turning back on the first pciex16 lane, and replaced the sli bridge, just to make sure.
power the system on, everything working like a charm! whoohoo!!!
I figure it must have been the sli bridge. maybe it was a bit off and was shorting a couple pins?
Who knows, who cares! its working like it should now smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

This was all last night (well this morning) at 4:00 am or slightly after, right when mdpc-x site was opening!
quickly I got on the site and used my new gmail email address to try to register. The email works just fine, I sent test emails from my regular email and they went through no problems.
Anyway, filled out the registration form (twice) with the new email addy, never got an activation/confirmation email.
All I want to do is spend some of my hard earned cash on your fine sleeving and tools Nils... depressing...
I dont know why it is so effing impossible to buy stuff from his damn site.

I ordered a replacement fan from the egg, and the broken one will work in the meantime as long as I turn the speed down on the fan controller.

I got the cathode installed up top for a little bit extra lighting. I moved the lights behind the motherboard back behind the standoffs (before ther were on the outside of the standoffs) and the effect is now much nicer smile.gif I'll have to see if my camera can take short videos and try to post one on youtube so you guys can see.

I'm installing Diablo III right now, and I already miss not having an optical drive. I had to use a external which is fine and dandy, but I also make 'backup copies' of my favorite movies and wont be able to do that on this rig with the external (with blue-rays anyway).

I'll get some pictures up a little later, but Diablo just finished and I'm probably gonna get sucked in for a while smile.gif
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Diablo? We have lost Bob for at least 24 hours or until server maintenance is required. biggrin.gif
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I used to have same problem with my 5770s, that first time is a real *** moment. In glad you got it worked out. You might want to try to PM lutro, he might have some extra sleeping around that you might be able to buy.
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Haha thanks Hagelund for your interest and the compliment.
Thanks Skitz! Its paint. I taped off everything but the face of the blocks, painted them and then sanded them down.
Leak testing in progress. I had a leak where the one of the pipes go into the top gpu but have it sorted now. Looks good for the last couple hours. I'm dying to plug it in and load up some Diablo III but I figure I'll leak test it overnight and power it up in the morning.
Hopefully everything is kosher. I've got everything hooked up, but I haven't turned it on since I tested the board yesterday.
Here are a couple pictures showing the leak testing and a couple new stickers I got today thumb.gif
img1455m.jpg
img1457xs.jpg

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Be still my heart......like whoa! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by AlderonnX View Post

That onyx floor is as they say down here " the Cats Meow" Abs-sa-lute-ly-fan-tab-u-less !!!

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Whoohoo!
Got her running @4.210 Ghz (still have some tweaking to do).
When I first started, I was getting bad artifacting on two of the monitors and kept blue screening (error code 00000116) on the windows loading splash screen. I was double checking all the power connections and accidentally stuck my finger in one of the bottom cougar 140mm fans and broke off a blade. Thats the second fan that I did that to. Nice fans but the blades break off easily if you stick your finger in them when they're spinning. Anyway, all the power connection double and triple checked, made sure the cards were fully seated in the pci slots (man they are supported very sturdily with the copper tubing, they hardly move at all when I was trying to move them) and was still crashing with bad artifacts. I was thinking that one of the 480's must have bit the dust.......
Just my luck mad.gif or so I thought.
I moved one of the pci-e lane disabling jumpers to disable the first card without having to take it out (very handy feature for troubleshooting a system, especially when everything is locked in by copper tubing) and removed the sli bridge, and plugged in the secondary monitor into the bottom card.
Then it booted up normally. Ahhhh.... the top 480 is shot. How the hell did that happen?
Well, I put the jumper back, turning back on the first pciex16 lane, and replaced the sli bridge, just to make sure.
power the system on, everything working like a charm! whoohoo!!!
I figure it must have been the sli bridge. maybe it was a bit off and was shorting a couple pins?
Who knows, who cares! its working like it should now smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
This was all last night (well this morning) at 4:00 am or slightly after, right when mdpc-x site was opening!
quickly I got on the site and used my new gmail email address to try to register. The email works just fine, I sent test emails from my regular email and they went through no problems.
Anyway, filled out the registration form (twice) with the new email addy, never got an activation/confirmation email.
All I want to do is spend some of my hard earned cash on your fine sleeving and tools Nils... depressing...
I dont know why it is so effing impossible to buy stuff from his damn site.
I ordered a replacement fan from the egg, and the broken one will work in the meantime as long as I turn the speed down on the fan controller.
I got the cathode installed up top for a little bit extra lighting. I moved the lights behind the motherboard back behind the standoffs (before ther were on the outside of the standoffs) and the effect is now much nicer smile.gif I'll have to see if my camera can take short videos and try to post one on youtube so you guys can see.
I'm installing Diablo III right now, and I already miss not having an optical drive. I had to use a external which is fine and dandy, but I also make 'backup copies' of my favorite movies and wont be able to do that on this rig with the external (with blue-rays anyway).
I'll get some pictures up a little later, but Diablo just finished and I'm probably gonna get sucked in for a while smile.gif

woot smile.gif are u polishing the copper or just as is ?????? i cant stop coming into your thred when i sighn on smile.gif love this build biggrin.gif
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Stoked you got it working. Hit me up in Diablo - Badwrench #1897 thumb.gif
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Diablo? We have lost Bob for at least 24 hours or until server maintenance is required. biggrin.gif

haha I wish! girlfriend and her kids came over so that was the end of my gaming session. Actually I had to clean up my mess before they got here, so it was even earlier.. I was able to play with wizardsleeve for a little while and it was good fun.

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I used to have same problem with my 5770s, that first time is a real *** moment. In glad you got it worked out. You might want to try to PM lutro, he might have some extra sleeping around that you might be able to buy.

Thanks for the tip! I will do that. I'm glad I got it worked out too. I though the top 480 was shot and I was gonna have to wait on another rma. I'm glad the 480's are evga though, in case they do fail. A+ customer service thumb.gif

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woot smile.gif are u polishing the copper or just as is ?????? i cant stop coming into your thred when i sighn on smile.gif love this build biggrin.gif

What do you mean? sad-smiley-002.gif I did polish them haha. Not mirror finish or anything but they look alot better than the raw pipe that I started out with, even though I scratched the crap out of the clearcoat on the long piece, getting it through the hole in the floor. I'm leaving it as is, at least for now. I thought about having the pieces nickle plated. There's a shop in Seattle that would do it for about a c-note.

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Stoked you got it working. Hit me up in Diablo - Badwrench #1897 thumb.gif

Alright! I'll keep an eye out for you-


OK. So a few more pictures for you guys.
Here's a picture of a white cold cathode that I painted with hemi orange spray paint. I also cut off the white wires and am replacing with longer black wires (that I got with the replacement HX850 for my friends computer. Thanks Corsair for the extra wire!)

img1461in.jpg

My new soldering iron is the shift! It goes from off to melting solder in about 10 seconds... 10 seconds! I love it wubsmiley.gif
I got rid of those eyesore white whires-

img1462n.jpg

I still needed a silver kill-coil, and was thinking about just getting a silver band ring, but my gal tried giving me some girly ring with a purple stone in it.. But I found a silver spoon in my utensil drawer. It had some writing on the backside saying americal silver co or something like that. I scrubbed it real good with some steel wool before destroying it to make sure it wasn't just plated.

img1472a.jpg

I grabbed a pair of pliers and had my way with it. As you can see from the tool marks left by the pliers, it's solid silver.

img1471g.jpg

Looks good enough, especially since you cant see it in the res.

img1467yx.jpg

Here are some pictures showing the fan controller and hotswap bays.
The fan controller is the NZXT mix and it has color changing leds that change when you push the almost invisible black button on the far left.
Red looks pretty good and matches the other lights on the control panel (except for the blue power and hdd activity leds on the top)

img1501c.jpg

amber

img1502e.jpg

blue

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green

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and there is a white also. Its a nice controller that goes from about 40% to 100%. You can hook up multiple fans per channel. I have the 4 bottom radiator fans on one channel, the two front fans on another, and the 3 top rad fans on a third. You can hook up other things to it also like lights or even the water pump to controll brightness or flow. The slides feel good and work great as long as you're not looking for precise incremental adjustments. I like it alot. I just wish you could have an off option for the lights on the color selector switch.
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post #487 of 794
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Here are some pictures of it as it sits now. I still have to get some orange and black sleeving and I have my heart set on mdpc sleeve from Nils. I want to put his little drawing on my wall, maybe even get a little frame for it smile.gif

View from the top-
img1475y.jpg

This gives you a good idea of how the lighting looks now. It even looks cool when its off, with the pulsing orange leds behind the motherboard, which I will try and get a video of.
img1478bo.jpg

Flash is bright!
img1483va.jpg

Thats better!
img1493sa.jpg

whats that? 3 monitor cables? whoa there!
img1494ir.jpg

top side
img1497ce.jpg

pretty xiggys wubsmiley.gif
img1498ou.jpg

the paint turned out not too bad thumb.gif
img1508v.jpg

Desk shot #1
img1509p.jpg

Desk shot #2 featuring one of the sweetest mods ever on OCN.
img1514ha.jpg

Ok guys- time for a bit more Diablo before I have to get up for work tomorrow.
Thanks for looking and leaving your comments! You guys are the reason I take the time to make these posts-
Edited by bob808 - 5/22/12 at 6:23pm
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It's *sniff*...beautiful. *gets teary eyed*. Very nice work, one of the best I've seen.
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It's *sniff*...beautiful. *gets teary eyed*. Very nice work, one of the best I've seen.
drum.gif you said it all smile.gif
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I still needed a silver kill-coil, and was thinking about just getting a silver band ring, but my gal tried giving me some girly ring with a purple stone in it.. But I found a silver spoon in my utensil drawer. It had some writing on the backside saying americal silver co or something like that. I scrubbed it real good with some steel wool before destroying it to make sure it wasn't just plated.
img1472a.jpg
I grabbed a pair of pliers and had my way with it. As you can see from the tool marks left by the pliers, it's solid silver.

Isnt it awesome when you have silver laying around the house?rolleyes.gif i used 3 links off a heavy silver Bracelet thumb.gif
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