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For now I'm sticking to Air cooling. I have the Enermax Fulmo GT Case. It has 4x 180mm side fans that pump in 100CFM each onto the M/B. I had to special order the extra side fans. They didn't have any available in the entire North American Continent. I contacted the Canadian distributor and they told me there were none available and they would only sell to companies that had business accounts with them. So I did that and they looked into it. I inquired on a few occasion on the status but kept getting the same reply. No stock available. I called the distributor again and they had them in stock. They made a special exception in my case and allowed me to buy directly from them. I have 12 fans built into the case not including the H100i. They are all 140mm +. There is room to add 3 or 4 more if I want to. The top will support a 360 rad and possibly a 420. I would have to measure it exactly to see if the 420 will fit. It will be close and might extend a little into the 5-1/4 bay area just a smidge. It would depend on which 420 you pick. I also have an H100i in a push/pull config. The entire H100i fits inside the case with all the fans on it and I still have 2" of clearance to the edge of my M/B. Remember that the side fans are 180mm and you get a better idea of the size of this case. My H100i is mounted to the top of the case. It has places for 2 PSU's. One at the top and 1 at the bottom. I can mount 3x 140mm fans in the top section above the case in the covered top section. This case is so big that my X79 E11 looks like a mini board when mounted. The case supports a dual socket server motherboard with ease and plenty of room for wiring and such. I paid around $130 for it and I just recently checked and the price has dropped down to $89 now. It is listed as a full tower but in reality it stands at least 6" taller than other full tower cases. Most likely because of the extra room for the second PSU. My calculations for power needs when O/C'd exceed 1750W so I was looking into a second PSU. All the information about modifying the wiring to add the second PSU seemed a little extreme. I finally found an adapter that will let me do it without shorting wires and all the other wire mappings. Now I can add my HX1000 and power the video cards separately. This little adapter will turn on and turn off both power supplies when I start and shut down my system.


post #482 of 1199
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Originally Posted by Twotenths View Post

For now I'm sticking to Air cooling. I have the Enermax Fulmo GT Case. It has 4x 180mm side fans that pump in 100CFM each onto the M/B. I had to special order the extra side fans. They didn't have any available in the entire North American Continent. I contacted the Canadian distributor and they told me there were none available and they would only sell to companies that had business accounts with them. So I did that and they looked into it. I inquired on a few occasion on the status but kept getting the same reply. No stock available. I called the distributor again and they had them in stock. They made a special exception in my case and allowed me to buy directly from them.

FrozenCPU carries several 180mm fans, next time you are needing some.


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I have 12 fans built into the case not including the H100i. They are all 140mm +. There is room to add 3 or 4 more if I want to. The top will support a 360 rad and possibly a 420. I would have to measure it exactly to see if the 420 will fit. It will be close and might extend a little into the 5-1/4 bay area just a smidge. It would depend on which 420 you pick. I also have an H100i in a push/pull config. The entire H100i fits inside the case with all the fans on it and I still have 2" of clearance to the edge of my M/B. Remember that the side fans are 180mm and you get a better idea of the size of this case. My H100i is mounted to the top of the case. It has places for 2 PSU's. One at the top and 1 at the bottom. I can mount 3x 140mm fans in the top section above the case in the covered top section. This case is so big that my X79 E11 looks like a mini board when mounted. The case supports a dual socket server motherboard with ease and plenty of room for wiring and such.

I'm a fan of big and understand the need. I've got 7 radiators, 50+ fans, 2 PSU's, and 16 SSD's in my build right now.


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My calculations for power needs when O/C'd exceed 1750W so I was looking into a second PSU. All the information about modifying the wiring to add the second PSU seemed a little extreme. I finally found an adapter that will let me do it without shorting wires and all the other wire mappings. Now I can add my HX1000 and power the video cards separately. This little adapter will turn on and turn off both power supplies when I start and shut down my system.

It's not tough at all to wire it up yourself and do away with the clutter of the adapter. You can find help on these forums, or feel free to PM me.

post #483 of 1199
Chris, do you have any pictures of the video cards installed with the mips chipset block?
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Chris, do you have any pictures of the video cards installed with the mips chipset block?

But of course.....





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But of course.....





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post #486 of 1199
This adapter disables the second PSU's ATX connector while the first PSU plugs in to the molex port giving power to the 12V which will allow the second PSU to start up as a normal one would at the same time using the same power button on your system. it will shut down the same as well. No need to reach behind and hit the power switch to the second unit. It was created for server systems that will allow them to daisy chain as many PSU's as they need and only use the one ATX connector. It's only $25.00 and is not much bigger than the ATX connector itself. It has a peel off sticker allowing me to stick it anywhere within the case. I can hide it within the cable section of the case so all wires will be invisible. It's cheap effective and will not render my second PSU disabled in any way by cutting and shorting wires. I can pull the second PSU out at anytime in the future and you would never know it was used as a supplemental power source. I can just put it in another system and there are no telltale signs of modifications at all. I was looking at the LianLi ATX modified bypass cable and the problem was to shut it down is a second process where you need to physically shut down the PSU from the main switch in the back. This is a much cleaner and more elegant method. The ATX connector on the mini card is for the second power supply's ATX connector to plug in to. The molex connector comes from the first PSU and creates the 12V load that the PSU needs for the PSU's safety features not to be shut off during bypass. The ATX plug socket has the proper shorts for bypass to occur. The picture shows it looking quite large but it is a very small item and easy to hide.
post #487 of 1199
I was looking into going water for my entire system but EVGA is no longer building or planning to build any waterblocks for their GTX680 Classifieds any longer. I got that from an inside source within EVGA itself. It was part of the agenda for a meeting and they nixed the whole waterblock solution for the Classified series. They will only support the new Titans and GTX 690's. I have had a standing tell me when it becomes available order in for months now. If I can't do the cards then that defeats the entire idea of watercooling the whole system. I can only O/C the CPU and chipsets then and the 4 video cards will be air only. You need to be able to do both to make it worthwhile.
post #488 of 1199
As for Frozen CPU they only carry the 140mm case fans. These are special fans with a multiple series of led settings (18 leds on each fan) and they have developed twister bearing technology which is quieter, longer lasting and higher performance than what is available on the market now. You won't get the performance of extreme 4000 RPM fans that when wound up to max run at 52 dB's but I was quiet impressed with the static pressures vs noise levels these fans produce. They are new technology so it remains to be seen if what they claim is true or not. The blades pop out for easy cleaning and maintenance. I am still working on the fan's wiring solutions to control all led functions from the case switch. Each fan comes with it's own miniature controller but I want to link them all together for the led options. The led controller board that comes with the case only controls 3 fans but it has a resistor on it and I want to reduce the resistance so that I can add more fans to the collection. The bridge that I have now controls 8 of them which is pretty much all i need to control. The others I can use their own controller on each and just set it up to a standard setting. The front and side fans are the real show that can be seen easily. My inside rear fan will be quite visible as well. Top fans are covered by a mesh which is hard to see through so they can be set up on a static setting. If you're going all out anyways having some bling will enhance the whole system and when I don't want to see it I can just shut them off with the switch or change the action to something more subtle.
post #489 of 1199
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Originally Posted by Twotenths View Post

This adapter disables the second PSU's ATX connector while the first PSU plugs in to the molex port giving power to the 12V which will allow the second PSU to start up as a normal one would at the same time using the same power button on your system. it will shut down the same as well. No need to reach behind and hit the power switch to the second unit. It was created for server systems that will allow them to daisy chain as many PSU's as they need and only use the one ATX connector. It's only $25.00 and is not much bigger than the ATX connector itself. It has a peel off sticker allowing me to stick it anywhere within the case. I can hide it within the cable section of the case so all wires will be invisible. It's cheap effective and will not render my second PSU disabled in any way by cutting and shorting wires. I can pull the second PSU out at anytime in the future and you would never know it was used as a supplemental power source. I can just put it in another system and there are no telltale signs of modifications at all. I was looking at the LianLi ATX modified bypass cable and the problem was to shut it down is a second process where you need to physically shut down the PSU from the main switch in the back. This is a much cleaner and more elegant method. The ATX connector on the mini card is for the second power supply's ATX connector to plug in to. The molex connector comes from the first PSU and creates the 12V load that the PSU needs for the PSU's safety features not to be shut off during bypass. The ATX plug socket has the proper shorts for bypass to occur. The picture shows it looking quite large but it is a very small item and easy to hide.

If you can't crimp pins and create your own cables, I'm sure that this is a great alternative solution. But it is much simpler, less cluttered, and more effective....to create your own.


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Originally Posted by Twotenths View Post

I was looking into going water for my entire system but EVGA is no longer building or planning to build any waterblocks for their GTX680 Classifieds any longer. I got that from an inside source within EVGA itself. It was part of the agenda for a meeting and they nixed the whole waterblock solution for the Classified series. They will only support the new Titans and GTX 690's. I have had a standing tell me when it becomes available order in for months now. If I can't do the cards then that defeats the entire idea of watercooling the whole system. I can only O/C the CPU and chipsets then and the 4 video cards will be air only. You need to be able to do both to make it worthwhile.

So you're saying you can't find any waterblocks for a GTX 680? whistle.gif



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Originally Posted by Twotenths View Post

As for Frozen CPU they only carry the 140mm case fans. These are special fans with a multiple series of led settings (18 leds on each fan) and they have developed twister bearing technology which is quieter, longer lasting and higher performance than what is available on the market now. You won't get the performance of extreme 4000 RPM fans that when wound up to max run at 52 dB's but I was quiet impressed with the static pressures vs noise levels these fans produce. They are new technology so it remains to be seen if what they claim is true or not. The blades pop out for easy cleaning and maintenance. I am still working on the fan's wiring solutions to control all led functions from the case switch. Each fan comes with it's own miniature controller but I want to link them all together for the led options. The led controller board that comes with the case only controls 3 fans but it has a resistor on it and I want to reduce the resistance so that I can add more fans to the collection. The bridge that I have now controls 8 of them which is pretty much all i need to control. The others I can use their own controller on each and just set it up to a standard setting. The front and side fans are the real show that can be seen easily. My inside rear fan will be quite visible as well. Top fans are covered by a mesh which is hard to see through so they can be set up on a static setting. If you're going all out anyways having some bling will enhance the whole system and when I don't want to see it I can just shut them off with the switch or change the action to something more subtle.

As stated previously, FrozenCPU does carry several 180mm fans. Apologies if they don't have the 18 led's per fan that you consider important. rolleyes.gif
post #490 of 1199
Nice stuff with those blocks.

When taking the original heatsink off the SB and DS Mosfet heatsink , was there decent thermal paste on there or had it turned into brick mortar?
I might take it off and install new paste and that's about all the modding i can do on it for a while.
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