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Thats... quite a change. You shooting for the magical 5*C delta or something?

nope, but i have a gtx 690 so will be cooling three high end chips. and without removing the bottom hdd cage i cant get more than 240mm of rad space. i thought i could at least get an extra 120mm in but turns out to be a no go.
shame, to be honest i would have juat given up on the water cooling but i already spent over 200 dollars on water loop parts. may as well get a bigger case and repurpose the prodigy.

getting kinda exited about trying an all passive pc though. no moving parts would be awesome for a htpc.

and sorry for my sudden grammar nosedive. im posting from work on my phone.
post #3912 of 11740
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nope, but i have a gtx 690 so will be cooling three high end chips. and without removing the bottom hdd cage i cant get more than 240mm of rad space. i thought i could at least get an extra 120mm in but turns out to be a no go.
shame, to be honest i would have juat given up on the water cooling but i already spent over 200 dollars on water loop parts. may as well get a bigger case and repurpose the prodigy.
getting kinda exited about trying an all passive pc though. no moving parts would be awesome for a htpc.
and sorry for my sudden grammar nosedive. im posting from work on my phone.

I'm doing the same thing actually, but I don't care about the HDD cage as I have none. I'm putting a 240 in front and a 120 in the back, should be good for cool and quiet, not the best temps but it won't be like air either.
post #3913 of 11740
Hello!

I'm looking for a bit of help, I haven't purchased this case yet because I'm in the process of research (I do a lot of it thumb.gif). I've built a computer before and it was an atx build, so this is also my first mini-ITX build. This is what I have so far (the case is under custom parts, it's from performanc-pcs.com): PCPartPicker

If anyone wouldn't mind I just got a few questions and would greatly appreciate some aid.

1) I'm debating whether or not to get these Cable Extentions to go with my orange/white theme. Is there room if in the bottom of the case to tuck away my modular PSU's cables so the orange extensions are the only cables visible?

2) The CPU cooler I chose I think is the right size, but I'm not sure if it can fit next to the video card, can anyone verify this? Is there a better, alternate solution? I'm thinking of switching it for an orange Zalman, but I have no idea if it would fit either.

I hope this is in the right topic, I'm not very used to overclock.net (took me hours to find this topic, let alone the "search thread" feature). Thanks for the help, I greatly appreciate it!

EDIT: Just changed out the pcpartpicker link, I just noticed there are a few flaws, 1 being I'm not getting that fan controller in there with my case choice and the other being the custom case I chose has the window on the wrong side, which would starve the gpu for air. I'll probably cut out a window myself after I figure that out biggrin.gif
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Hello!
I'm looking for a bit of help, I haven't purchased this case yet because I'm in the process of research (I do a lot of it thumb.gif). I've built a computer before and it was an atx build, so this is also my first mini-ITX build. This is what I have so far (the case is under custom parts, it's from performanc-pcs.com): PCPartPicker
If anyone wouldn't mind I just got a few questions and would greatly appreciate some aid.
1) I'm debating whether or not to get these Cable Extentions to go with my orange/white theme. Is there room if in the bottom of the case to tuck away my modular PSU's cables so the orange extensions are the only cables visible?
2) The CPU cooler I chose I think is the right size, but I'm not sure if it can fit next to the video card, can anyone verify this? Is there a better, alternate solution? I'm thinking of switching it for an orange Zalman, but I have no idea if it would fit either.
I hope this is in the right topic, I'm not very used to overclock.net (took me hours to find this topic, let alone the "search thread" feature). Thanks for the help, I greatly appreciate it!

Yes, theres a lot of room to the side of the PSU to stash cables. unless you have some sort of cover they will be visible from whichever side they are stashed.

The cooler will fit, but only if installed sideways against the gpu. its tight, but fits. another user here has used that cooler with the asrock board. maybe a Google search will find a pic.
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I'll work out on a cover for the cables winksmiley.jpg

As for the cpu cooler, I found the user you were talking about and was able to look at the pictures of their build in their profile, it's tight, but It can work. I think if I orient the fan to suck from the gpu side and blow away from the gpu it can work out. I'll see if i can find a slimmer cpu cooler.

Thanks for the help!
    
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bought everything but my gpu for the build (i am set on a 660 ti though). this isn't as exciting as most of the builds here, but personally i'm very excited for it lol

-white prodigy
-230mm black spectre
-dual tower phanteks cooler (black w/ white fan housing)
-asus z77 mobo
-seasonic x650 (fully modular, black cables biggrin.gif )
-3570k
-intel 520 ssd
-recycled sata 2 caviar black
-recycled kingston ram (might buy the samsung if i have a clearance issue)
-scythe kaze q for the 230mm spectre and one of the stock 120mm spectres - not sure how i'm gonna mount the controller

pretty much everything inside of the case will be black. except for that stupid asus motherboard -.- there will be a few specs of blue from it, along with a very visible blue pci e slot

to fill this blue pci e slot i want something that performs well, stays cool, but most importantly, stays quiet. two obvious choices are the msi twin frozr IV and the asus dcu ii. the twin frozr has an immediate "advantage" with a blue design that matches the pci e slot, while the asus has red lines on its cooler (i could add something temporary to change the color of the lines without losing the warranty). however, when looked at in another light, the asus seems superior with its nearly inaudible cooler (even at load). the twin frozr is pretty soft itself - most people probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two at idle, but it just isn't quite as quiet as the asus. msi's warranty service is also more problematic than asus', which isn't too appealing.

but then there's a third contender - evga with its signature 2 cooler. as far as warranty goes, evga blows asus and msi out of the water. appearance? the signature 2 is a very attractive card that will not clash with the asos mobo, and out of the three cards, evga's is the only one that matches the design of the prodigy. and noise output? at idle, it's supposed to be pretty quiet - but there are no hard numbers or comparisons to back that up. people may claim that it's quiet, but i have no idea what their environment is like or what their definition of quiet is. the asus and msi both produce less than 30 dBA in a near silent room (other coolers' idle noise levels are higher than either cooler's load noise levels) and information like this for the evga is non existent, due to it being released later than the other cards

across the board, price and performance are all relatively the same and, all things considered, i'm still unsure of which company's card to buy. msi with its questionable warranty but excellent acoustic levels, asus and their butt ugly cooler but AMAZING lack of noise, or evga with the gorgeous cooler and exceptional warranty, but unknown noise levels

tldr; i'm very indecisive
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*snip*

tldr; i'm very indecisive

I would wager that the asus would be the quietest by far. the cooler design has been around for a while and has always been exceptional. the evga could go either way on noise, but the fans look to be good for static pressure so in this application should be able to run at low RPMs and still provide good cooling.

To be honest though, the cards are all so similar that I would personally just choose the one that looks the best. I would actually go ASUS as i really like the look of the cooler, but if you like the evga, you should go for it.
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For the watercoolers biggrin.gif

What are you using to control the Fans on the rads ?????
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i still have some carbon fiber wrap left over from this build, Its enough to do the front, and both side panels, possible a mouse. (14.5" x 48") I can sell it to ya for really cheap since i dont need it for anything. For the most part you just have to pay for shipping. Which i have no idea what thats gonna cost. since its a tube like package.

otherwise i can part with it for 10-20 bucks + shipping

this generally costs 30 bucks for a 12 x 48 roll.

this is where you can find it pretty cheap, i got it at http://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-WHITE-DI-NOC-CARBON-FIBER-VINYL-CA-419-p/dinoc419.htm
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*snip*

tldr; i'm very indecisive

I would wager that the asus would be the quietest by far. the cooler design has been around for a while and has always been exceptional

that's an excellent point...i didn't even think about evga's experience with these types of coolers. i've been letting this fester in my mind for the past couple of weeks...i guess i should just make a decision already

quick photoshop....for my build, those deep red lines would've been terrible. i could definitely see it happening with white though



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i still have some carbon fiber wrap left over from this build, Its enough to do the front, and both side panels, possible a mouse. (14.5" x 48") I can sell it to ya for really cheap since i dont need it for anything. For the most part you just have to pay for shipping. Which i have no idea what thats gonna cost. since its a tube like package.

otherwise i can part with it for 10-20 bucks + shipping

this generally costs 30 bucks for a 12 x 48 roll.

this is where you can find it pretty cheap, i got it at http://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-WHITE-DI-NOC-CARBON-FIBER-VINYL-CA-419-p/dinoc419.htm

say...what would it take to get an envelope sized cut of vinyl sent to hawaii?

ah nvm...didn't realize you have carbon fiber not matte
Edited by Zboy - 1/7/13 at 12:43am
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