Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB")
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB") - Page 17

post #161 of 3982
Now you know why I mounted mine where I did.biggrin.gif
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #162 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruflot View Post

Can't you cut off the little piece near the radiator?
And no! Never! I'm not giving you permission to cut holes for the tubing! tongue.gif

Ha! Believe me, I don't want to cut holes if I don't have to. Will look much cleaner if all rads are INSIDE the box.

But if you're talking about cutting the mounting bracket....the rad is actually taller than the mounting bracket, so the bracket would have to be cut from top to bottom, severing it from the end that attaches to the pedestal.
post #163 of 3982
I was thinking about putting a rad on the back of mine but also found it wouldn't fit. I was reluctant to do any cutting so decided against it thinking that 3 quad rads should be enough anyway.

After saying that I've found I can fit one of my spare SR1 240's in the front below the fan controllers/DVD/temp readouts and mount it onto the spare fan housing brackets I have fitted. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth bothering as it'll alter the tubing layout and probably not look as neat as it does.
Black Noise
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 990X Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA 980Ti EVGA 980Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
24GB Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 Samsung 850 EVO Crucial CT750MX300 Seagate Momentus 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Momentus 2TB Sony Optiarc AD-7690H Slimline DVD-RW Blocks - EK Supremacy, 2 x EK FC-Titan X, EK FC... Radiators - 2 x Black Ice SR1 480, 2 x Black Ic... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Pumps - Swiftech 35X2 x 2 & Heatsinks Reservoir - EK Multioption X2 400 Advanced Fans - 20 x Noiseblocker PL2 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi Enermax Aurora Seasonic Platinum 1000 Case Labs TH10 & Pedestal 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Noise
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 990X Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA 980Ti EVGA 980Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
24GB Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 Samsung 850 EVO Crucial CT750MX300 Seagate Momentus 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Momentus 2TB Sony Optiarc AD-7690H Slimline DVD-RW Blocks - EK Supremacy, 2 x EK FC-Titan X, EK FC... Radiators - 2 x Black Ice SR1 480, 2 x Black Ic... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Pumps - Swiftech 35X2 x 2 & Heatsinks Reservoir - EK Multioption X2 400 Advanced Fans - 20 x Noiseblocker PL2 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi Enermax Aurora Seasonic Platinum 1000 Case Labs TH10 & Pedestal 
  hide details  
Reply
post #164 of 3982
I hope you come up with something.....I am all in for this build being ultra CLEAN. biggrin.gif

Are you worried a little bit about how the air will be circulating or turbulence from that extra 280? Maybe it won't affect the air flow as much since you are using slow rpm fans and SR1. tongue.gif
post #165 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Now you know why I mounted mine where I did.biggrin.gif

You had one in the front on the flex bay side, right? I've got plans for that space already. wink.gif Need to fit this one in the pedestal if at all possible.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

I was thinking about putting a rad on the back of mine but also found it wouldn't fit. I was reluctant to do any cutting so decided against it thinking that 3 quad rads should be enough anyway.
After saying that I've found I can fit one of my spare SR1 240's in the front below the fan controllers/DVD/temp readouts and mount it onto the spare fan housing brackets I have fitted. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth bothering as it'll alter the tubing layout and probably not look as neat as it does.

It's never enough!
post #166 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

I hope you come up with something.....I am all in for this build being ultra CLEAN. biggrin.gif
Are you worried a little bit about how the air will be circulating or turbulence from that extra 280? Maybe it won't affect the air flow as much since you are using slow rpm fans and SR1. tongue.gif

I don't think it should create any new turbulence by having the rad there on the back. I'll have the fans exhausting air out of the case in the back, and I would have done that even if I wasn't trying to stick an extra radiator there. I'll probably change my mind several times before I'm done....but my plan right now was to have fresh air coming IN both sides of the pedestal toward the middle, and then exhausting out the back. I'll use the space between the rads for some of the AquaComputer PowerAdjusts, so that they are being actively cooled by the air flow.




ninja spelling edit......
post #167 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Question for any Aquaero owners out there using the PA2's. I'd like to power up 8 fans on the PA2. Based on the real low 0.72 watts the NB M12-S2's pull, it doesn't seem like I would be even close to maxing the wattage on the PA with 8 fans attached. But I remember reading in someone's thread about how he was testing his PA2, and found that when he was undervolting even 3 of his fans, that the PA2's thermal protection kicked in and the fans would spin at 100% until the PA2 cooled back down. But I can't find that thread again. Anyone know where that thread is, or does anyone have any experience with the PA2 and multiple fans being undervolted?
post #168 of 3982
I have 8 of the Noiseblocker fans hooked to one PA. No Aquaero to test it yet.

Can you reverse the radiator brackets? Try mount them facing the other way. You may need to mount the brackets outside the fans.
SR-2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual - Xeon x5650 EVGA SR-2 Dual - EVGA GTX 470 / GT 240 Corsair Dominator GT 12GB (6 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 / WD RE4 Dual / BluRay RW Windows 7 Pro Dual - Dell 2709W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 6000 V3 Silverstone ST1500 Mountain Mods Tower MS Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
SR-2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Dual - Xeon x5650 EVGA SR-2 Dual - EVGA GTX 470 / GT 240 Corsair Dominator GT 12GB (6 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 / WD RE4 Dual / BluRay RW Windows 7 Pro Dual - Dell 2709W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 6000 V3 Silverstone ST1500 Mountain Mods Tower MS Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #169 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by asg View Post

I have 8 of the Noiseblocker fans hooked to one PA. No Aquaero to test it yet.
Can you reverse the radiator brackets? Try mount them facing the other way. You may need to mount the brackets outside the fans.

I guess we will both find out if 8 causes the thermal protection to kick in. I'm going to plan for 8, but make sure I have some air flow on the PA.

I tried the mounting brackets the other way, and it made the brackets extend too far out the sides of the pedestal to get the side panels back on the pedestal, even if the fans were on the inside of the brackets.

Did you ever find out if your Aquaero got shipped when mine did?
post #170 of 3982
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Question for any Aquaero owners out there using the PA2's. I'd like to power up 8 fans on the PA2. Based on the real low 0.72 watts the NB M12-S2's pull, it doesn't seem like I would be even close to maxing the wattage on the PA with 8 fans attached. But I remember reading in someone's thread about how he was testing his PA2, and found that when he was undervolting even 3 of his fans, that the PA2's thermal protection kicked in and the fans would spin at 100% until the PA2 cooled back down. But I can't find that thread again. Anyone know where that thread is, or does anyone have any experience with the PA2 and multiple fans being undervolted?

Chris,

The PA 2's can handle 25 watts easily and they peak at 48 watts. The only reason I can think of, regarding your question, is that his Aquaero was not H20 cooled. Phatboy is your best bet when it comes to PA2 and Aquaero questions, or Shoggy of course. I am playing with my system as I type and I have no problems with my PA or my Aquaeros's.

Rocky
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB")