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post #31 of 96
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Ok so i'm pretty much finished the build now. I'll be swapping out my 76GB 8mb cache Raptor in a few days for 2x36GB Raptors 16mb cache which i'm going to put in RAID 0, and i'll install the 92mm fan as chozart recommended.

Here are the pics, btw I have to say the longer I worked with the P180B the smaller it got. It seems like a big case to look at but it is cramped inside, probably due to all the compartments. Whoever said cabling was very hard in the P180... thanks for the understatement! This had to of been the hardest case i've worked with to try and get the cabling right. I dread the day where i'll have to remove the motherboard or something and mess up my work

Just starting in this pic:



here are the 3 drives in the lower HDD cage



This is the upper HDD cage with the 12cm Scythe Sflex fan attached



View of the front panel with DVD-RW, Zalman fan control and SB Fatal1ty sound I/O



Just to show how easy it is to remove the front bay, just press on the metal tabs either side of the bay and pull it out, no screwdrivers needed



This is just to show that the OCZ Xstream 700w PSU will fit in the P180, some people where saying it would be a tight fit



*dammit*... just bought 2x7900GTX's and this is a picture taken before installing the HR05 NB cooler... as you can tell I hadn't gauged for the largeness of the 7900GTX HS. I will be replacing them with some VF900's to accomodate the HR05



Close up shot of the Dominator fan over my mushkin ram



The trio of cooling here, the Tuniq and HR05 are both lapped and put in place with coollabs liquid pro



The mainboard in the case, there is about half an inch of clearance between the Tuniq and the side panel.



Everything installed now. Keeping with my 7900GT for the moment until I get HS for the 7900GTXs



This is where all the mess went. I removed the toolbox from behind the upper HDD cage and used that space to store any extra length on the cables.




Here's a link to the thread about my lapping for this build

I'll be posting another thread on using the liquid pro also, which i'll link to aswell.

Comments welcome
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Two 36g Raptors will out perform a single 74gig, so that's a great idea!

That case, who makes it? I seems te have missed it in your first posts....
 
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damn sorry about the pictures. Seems my sites server is down atm. Will have them back up asap.

Krunk, which case are you talking about? The one in my first post? Its by Qtec, but I added the window and the front 12cm fan. The stock case was a POS
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This is just to show what I did to the IDE cable for the XFI Fatal1ty. Didn't want that gawdy grey cable so I used the sleeving kit that came with my lanparty. Used a hairdryer to shrink the heatshrink.





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Just posted a thread on how I applied the Liquid Pro for this build, you can find it here
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Some more pics of the build:

Picture of the whole rig and cable management:


I replaced the HR05 with the HR05-sli (funny name as because of it I wont' be able to go sli ) because I couldn't fit my 7900GTX in, even with the VF900 on it



Heres a pic to show you what I mean, the core on teh 7900GTX is further down the board then the 7900GT, the HR05-sli is the same width as the HR05 but out from the NB, so the zalman VF900 can pass behind it.



Picture of the NB cooler in place



The method I used to secure it, I found the spring loaded clips supplied where too loose for my liking so I replaced them with some 3mmx30mm nuts and bolts, I used 2 plastic washers on the underside of the board to stop the bolt head from touching it.

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Beautiful... Very nice!!
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Haha...That is probably Thermalright's biggest mistake, using push-pins for their HR-05 series. I too replaced mine with a hard mount.

Can you orient the 05-SLI sideways? Turn it 90 degrees to the right and do both cards fit? IF you want a picture, I have multiple ones in my thread in the Other Cooling section...
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Looks good, and I thought my P180 was cramped for space. Also did you mount up that other Thermalright cooler I saw in your lapping thread? Will that allow you to use SLI?

    
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Looks good, and I thought my P180 was cramped for space. Also did you mount up that other Thermalright cooler I saw in your lapping thread? Will that allow you to use SLI?
If you read my last post and look up the page to my previous pictures, I had to replace the HR05 with the sli version because I couldn't fit my 7900GTX. Its a hit and miss whether or not you'll be able to go SLI, had I gone for 2x7900GTs which have a low profile HS, I would of been able to use the HR05, but because as you can see up the page when I had the HR05 installed with the 7900GT there where no problems. It also depends on the location of the chipset on your mobo, some skt939's have them directly behind the first PCIex slot. Mine has it in between the 2 PCIex slots so I though the HR05 would work, and it does... if you don't use the 7900GTX I won't be going SLI anytime soon as my next buy will be an 8 series which trumps every SLI setup out there, i'm just waiting for some aftermarket coolers to be made for it.

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Haha...That is probably Thermalright's biggest mistake, using push-pins for their HR-05 series. I too replaced mine with a hard mount.

Can you orient the 05-SLI sideways? Turn it 90 degrees to the right and do both cards fit? IF you want a picture, I have multiple ones in my thread in the Other Cooling section...
The push mounts are actually WORSE then the stock DFI ones. I do so much cabling around it (SATA, USB headers..etc) that I didn't want to be worrying about air bubbles in my AS5 everytime I bumped it taking my motherboard in and out.

Oh and are you talking about the configuration in the picture below?



Yeah if you notice, that picture DOESN'T show the HR05sli in that orientation with the PCIex power connector plugged in... because it wouldn't fit, this is the reason I couldn't do it on my mainboard. I'm sure it IS possible if your graphics doesn't require another power source or has it located somewhere else. Oh and also on my mobo the HS would also be blocking my NV sata ports oriented in this fashion.
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