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chris... i've been following your thread from the beginning... i catch up every 3-4 days and its always jaw dropping... i told the wife if i ever build a new comp... i hope for a tenth of what you have produced... keep it up and when that thing goes wet... it will be a great day for computer enthusiasts everywhere.
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chris... i've been following your thread from the beginning... i catch up every 3-4 days and its always jaw dropping... i told the wife if i ever build a new comp... i hope for a tenth of what you have produced... keep it up and when that thing goes wet... it will be a great day for computer enthusiasts everywhere.

Thanks Depran! Just include some cute little baby fans in your proposed plans when you submit them to wifey for approval...and she will not be able to say no. smile.gif
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Thanks Depran! Just include some cute little baby fans in your proposed plans when you submit them to wifey for approval...and she will not be able to say no. smile.gif


Mine said no, Chris! tongue.gif That is what I get for marrying a woman who was raised by 2 marines, she doesn't do "cute and cuddly".
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I'm done with the backside of the 24pin, and I can't tell you what a relief it is to check that off my list. Those of you with dual PSU's know what I'm talking about. For my dual PSU setup, I've been shorting a couple of wires on the second PSU to make it run without having the 24pin plugged in. That works fine...but the annoying part is that all the fans plugged into this one would continue to run even when the computer was shut down. And they run at 100%...since there is no software running to spin them more slowly. Since both GTX690's are powered by the second PSU....these two monsters would start spinning at 100% as soon as the computer shut down. Sounded like a vacuum cleaner! I would always make a mad dash to flip the PSU switch in the back of the unit off to get them to power down....so that I didn't wake up any neighbors. And...then would have to remember to switch it back on when I wanted to boot back up.

No more! With this crazy looking little cable...I've tied those two wires on the second PSU into the same two wires on the first PSU. So now...I can leave the PSU switch on for both PSU's...but when I shut down the computer everything turns off. And when I boot backup....everything comes on. I've missed that. smile.gif

Here is a look at this crazy little cable. Since the 24pin for a Corsair AX850 has two plugs on the PSU side...I end up with 3 plugs on the PSU side so I can tie into the second PSU. I've elected to take these shots from a different location in my house than I normally do....so that I can spread a little Christmas cheer while updating my build log:







Here's what it looks like in the case.....





It's impossible to keep a pattern at all when the wires have to cross over each other to get to the right spot on the PSU connection. Corsair takes the 24 pins from the motherboard side, and spreads them over a 18 pin plug and a 10 pin plug. I would pay $100 extra for a PSU that simply had a 24pin connection on the PSU side that ran wire for wire to the motherboard side. Listen up Corsair!

But that is the reason I went with a pure 24 pin extension for the longest part of the cord. It stays looking neat...and the mess created when moving from 1 24 pin connector..... to 28 pins spread accross two connectors....can be largely hidden.







Next up is that black cable on the bottom in the last pic. I'm going to run a power connection from the bottom PSU to the cold cathode inverter and then to a SATA power connection for the pedestal. More to come!
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For the nightmare you had to deal with back there with 2 PSU's, that looks absolutely amazing, Chris. Outstanding work, sir. thumb.gif
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For the nightmare you had to deal with back there with 2 PSU's, that looks absolutely amazing, Chris. Outstanding work, sir. thumb.gif

Couldn't agree with this more! Two sleeved PSUs have never looked so good. And to think it only took three PSUs to get there! thumb.gif
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Proof that I'm progressing. But its slow going. It's these little boogers that take more time...

Aha, you're calling me home with a lovely ensemble of wood and sleeving I see ! Most excellent. Great progress the last few weeks. Do pardon my absence lately, I have managed to catch up now, so please do continue with your fabulous work. thumb.gif

(yes, I'm practicing my posh English)
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(yes, I'm practicing my posh English)

Matches your avatar quite well. :P

    
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Cpachris, I confusing why didn't you use 2 cpus with a dual-cpus mainboard (ex : EVGA Classified SR-2 Motherboard 270-WS-W555-A1) ? biggrin.gif:D

It will be the most powerful biggrin.gif:D

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I'm standing in a ridiculously long line right now for the Hobbit midnight premier. Too many Gandolfs and Elves around to argue with you now. But I'll tell you why I think you're wrong tomorrow. wink.gif
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