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Nice work! It actually looks really good and apparently works pretty good too! You should get the interior painted now so it looks a little nicer. I think a matte black finish would look pretty nice smile.gif

I am going through this "plastidip" phase for almost everything (im painting my MK3 Supra Turbo matte blue in the stuff), and I plan on putting some gun metal grey on the bare metal in the case
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Thanks everyone! I already got one hater who shall be nameless (you know who you are) who sent me a PM calling it BS, yet he couldnt provide much in the way of "his" machine that he typed up, and it did sound like a sweet 4 thousand dollar machine, but he couldnt provide pics or anything else to back it up. All I know if I happily spent 4k on a setup I would show that off like a trophy whore. The dude had less post than I did, and probably wont be on here much with that attitude. I basically replied back to the effect of "haters gonna hate" and deleted the messages.

Don't worry about it. It's the internet. No matter what you do there are going to be haters.
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I really like the way the aluminum tubing looks. I had a similar idea to yours only I have been dreaming about using flexible copper pipe. They have some on the end of an isle at my nearby hardware store and every time I walk past that tubing I start thinking about a custom loop similar to yours.
    
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Don't worry about it. It's the internet. No matter what you do there are going to be haters.
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I really like the way the aluminum tubing looks. I had a similar idea to yours only I have been dreaming about using flexible copper pipe. They have some on the end of an isle at my nearby hardware store and every time I walk past that tubing I start thinking about a custom loop similar to yours.


I tossed back an forth between buying copper vs. aluminum. I chose aluminum for the 25ft coil price and the look. I absolutely know for a cold hard fact that my same loop in all copper would do so much better, but I just dont like the color scheme of my black/blue and silver with the copper. later I will probably make it more AF authentic by bugging the living crap out of the maintenance guys at the base where I work at for the purplish black anodized aluminum hardline -AN fittings to replace all the rubber hosing.
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Lol, give em the cat eyes man. they cant resist that crap.
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post #46 of 54
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4 month update: Just thought to stop by to talk about my reliability. I have been abusing my PC from overclocking to hardcore hours of gaming in hot weather.

Everything seems to have gotten better, im not sure if there is a break-in time but my averages gave dropped in temp since the beginning of the build. I have overclocked to a self-proclaimed safe clock of 4.1ghz on 8 cores, I have also updated my graphics card to a GTX 670 SC.


Here is my left-alone-for-about-4-hour idle temp in a 70F ambient temp living space:
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Here it is after a quick stress test(I have done to the highest of 8 hours, still the same temp as one hour)and after idle temp:
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It never (knock on wood) gets higher than 60c @ 4.5ghz over clock, but I dont like staying at that so im happy with my 4.1ghz @ 50c average full load.

So far the JB weld is holding really, really well, the only leak so far was at the threads of the XSPC reservoir, which only needed to be tightened.


However, in a 82 F degree environment, like when my A/C broke for a while, its max temp was at 60c @ 4.1ghz after a couple hours of stressful benchtesting, and I owe all the thanks to my inline peltier assistance thingy.

I am thinking about making a peltier assisted reservoir, already have the CAD drawn out for it and a machinist willing to help me.
post #47 of 54
Hey! Awesome build! I have the same cpu and motherboard.

Heads up, those temps in post 23 are mobo temps. Are your core temps (ie in HWinfo or HWmonitor) wicked low at idle?

Also, what're your OC settings? I couldn't get it to stay stable over 4.2GHz, no matter what I tried. Had to set LLC and current capability (all VRM settings basically...) to even get it to boot at 4.2. Always have crashes under load on auto. Same with VRM phase and frequency. VRM spread-spectrum always causes crashes. At 4.2GHz / 1.4V btw.

PM me if you want.
post #48 of 54
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I turn off the spread spectrum, also did you update your bios? Because mine does it just fine with auto voltage.
As for my post 23, my mobo temp is usually very close to my cpu temp, and it is displayed as such. In post 23, you can see the idle temp of the CPU being at 30c, while the mobo is at 29c.

Dont know what else to tell you, I set the target clock by the multiplier, instead of bus speed and let the auto setting go from there. The only time I got problems was 30 minutes to an hour of 4.5ghz before it blue screen or just plane crashed.

Also, did you let your cpu burn in? I did abuse mine by stepping it up slowly and putting a full load on it for a bit before clocking it some more.


Also, here is the reason my mobo temps stay low all the time:

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I do plan on making the final duct work out of fiberglass, or carbonfiber if I can get my friend to make it for me.
Edited by Pen2penguin - 10/13/12 at 9:53pm
post #49 of 54
Whoa, that's awesome.

Yeah, burned my proc in just fine when I got it.

Will give auto voltage a shot.

I'm guessing that's pushing air right over the vrm sink? Nice.
post #50 of 54
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Just a quick update:
-Same temperatures, no leaks and running great...


Also running dual 670s
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