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Howdy, folks.

Name's Craig. I guess you'd call me a "legacy builder." Computers were always in my house growing up, built my first full system in the early 90's and second in the early 2000's. The machines always run reliable and long until they're technically irrelevant. Being 2013, I'm again at the top of my "cycle."

But I'm not here to write a book. I've picked up a C70 in military green. Despite my lifelong leanings towards AMD, I've got Intel's I7 3770k on the way along with a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5.

An uncommon motherboard choice here, I know. But my primary purpose for the machine is not gaming like many of you. Top usage will be zero-latency multitrack recording (via a Presonus Firestudio Tube and automated mixing board) along with secondary HTPC duties.

I'll happily post pictures as I piece it together, though I doubt it will impress as much as some of the rigs I've seen here.

I do plan to make this my first build with water-cooling. And to that end, I had a question:

The general rule of thumb seems to be 120mm of radiator for each block, plus 120mm more. Yet I see several of you using a 360 up top along with a 240 up front. Assuming you're cooling the CPU and one GPU only, why the overkill? I plan on mounting a black ice GTS 360 on the ceiling (which apparently only leaves space enough for bottom-mount fans), with a cooling block on the CPU and any relevant motherboard graphics chip (never worked with the Intel 4000 stuff before).

Again, not gaming, so a beast video card setup is not a priority. Though maybe I'll be swayed in the future. smile.gif

Appreciate the input. I did mow through 176 pages of the thread to educate myself a bit. I know better than to ask B Negative how he mounted his radiator and I'm aware another member is in need of professional help for his carbon fiber addiction. smile.gif

You could be right, were can I get help? tongue.gif
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Howdy, folks.

Name's Craig. I guess you'd call me a "legacy builder." Computers were always in my house growing up, built my first full system in the early 90's and second in the early 2000's. The machines always run reliable and long until they're technically irrelevant. Being 2013, I'm again at the top of my "cycle."

But I'm not here to write a book. I've picked up a C70 in military green. Despite my lifelong leanings towards AMD, I've got Intel's I7 3770k on the way along with a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5.

An uncommon motherboard choice here, I know. But my primary purpose for the machine is not gaming like many of you. Top usage will be zero-latency multitrack recording (via a Presonus Firestudio Tube and automated mixing board) along with secondary HTPC duties.

I'll happily post pictures as I piece it together, though I doubt it will impress as much as some of the rigs I've seen here.

I do plan to make this my first build with water-cooling. And to that end, I had a question:

The general rule of thumb seems to be 120mm of radiator for each block, plus 120mm more. Yet I see several of you using a 360 up top along with a 240 up front. Assuming you're cooling the CPU and one GPU only, why the overkill? I plan on mounting a black ice GTS 360 on the ceiling (which apparently only leaves space enough for bottom-mount fans), with a cooling block on the CPU and any relevant motherboard graphics chip (never worked with the Intel 4000 stuff before).

Again, not gaming, so a beast video card setup is not a priority. Though maybe I'll be swayed in the future. smile.gif

Appreciate the input. I did mow through 176 pages of the thread to educate myself a bit. I know better than to ask B Negative how he mounted his radiator and I'm aware another member is in need of professional help for his carbon fiber addiction. smile.gif

I packed in a ton of radiator because I wanted maximum cooling. In my mind, heat is another stress on hardware, so if I can remove as much of it as possible my hardware stands the best chance of having either a longer life or being able to push it harder.
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Just finished transferring everything from my old case to this one. I still have lots of space for mods.

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Hey guys this is my first post, been reading this thread for a few weeks now trying to gather some ideas and here's what I came up with:






I plan on removing the optical drive and painting the mesh part on the NZXT Hue controller in white to match the fan controller and the case. Also maybe getting a fully modular PSU to clean it up a bit and get nice matching white or black cables.

(sorry for the fisheye pics, I got lazy and didn't feel like taking it out from under my desk)
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Hey guys this is my first post, been reading this thread for a few weeks now trying to gather some ideas and here's what I came up with:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




I plan on removing the optical drive and painting the mesh part on the NZXT Hue controller in white to match the fan controller and the case. Also maybe getting a fully modular PSU to clean it up a bit and get nice matching white or black cables.

(sorry for the fisheye pics, I got lazy and didn't feel like taking it out from under my desk)

Wow, beautiful build and great color contrast. thumb.gif very rare to see this done so well (and i must say good photo skill)
Those NZXT FZ fans have a gorgeous LED effect and they don't seem to kill the internals with it's light but only a soft glow. (IMO there are only two competitors to these LED fans purely by LED effect, Phobya Nano-2G and the Bitfenix Spectre Pro)

is it white or blue light generated by the Hue? (pictures can disturb these sometimes)
And those side fans (Click to show)
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Just finished transferring everything from my old case to this one. I still have lots of space for mods.

Not bad RonBob, what kept you from getting the green to match that Sabertooth? There is a lot of help in here if you want to hide some of those smaller cables. Good job though.
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Nice wndrlstkoenig, very colorful.
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Wow, beautiful build and great color contrast. thumb.gif very rare to see this done so well (and i must say good photo skill)
Those NZXT FZ fans have a gorgeous LED effect and they don't seem to kill the internals with it's light but only a soft glow. (IMO there are only two competitors to these LED fans purely by LED effect, Phobya Nano-2G and the Bitfenix Spectre Pro)

is it white or blue light generated by the Hue? (pictures can disturb these sometimes)
And those side fans (Click to show)

Thanks for the kind words! I've actually had Bitfenix led fans before and didn't like them much, I find the NZXT fans to be nicer looking and push a lot more air.

The Hue LEDs are blue, a little darker than on the pics (more like the closeup of the h100i block).

LEDs + digital camera sensors = having a bad time in post processing... cryingsmiley.gif
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Nice build, I have the same memory.
Thanks. The Sniper series is nice.

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Great C70 build...nice touch with the M3 Lee on the top. It's always good to meet a fellow tanker! definitely one of the most addicting pc games i've ever played.
Thanks. I agree about World of Tanks.
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Hey, is anyone running a NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller? I just received mine and when I plugged everything in, my computer started for like a split second and then died. I unplugged the power cord (the fan controller power cord) from the PSU and my PC started just fine. Any one have any suggestions?
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