Going to start off by stating that sometimes I can get so engrossed in a build that the build never ends. It becomes an obsession to the point where I am constantly making changes and never really enjoy the machine for the reasons I began the build for in the first place. I swore to myself I would not let that happen with this build and decided to spend a few months overclocking, gaming, and just enjoying seeing what the beast was capable of.
After 3 months of use... It's now time for a tear down and to get back to my labor of love. What brought about the tear down was what I callRevenge of the Dust Bunnies!
Believe it or not I have been cleaning the dust out of my build bi-weekly with an aircompressor however as you can see the frames of the fans have prevented me from being able to do a really decent job without removing the fans at a minimum. Unfortunately the STH-10 Pedestal is very narrow making removing the inside fans impossible without a tear down. Huge thanks to Seross69 for linking me a solution! And a little late but to answer your question Seross69 working in the pedestal while completely assembled is extremely difficult, I had to employ my daughter's small hands to help with tightening some fittings and wiring.
One of the things I added to the STH-10 was an inline filter
Swapped out the EK full nickel cpu block for the Aquacomputer block, you can also see the beautiful reservoir Alex over at FrozenQ made for me in this shot
Will be posting more pics today as the tear down continues in preparation for a bigger meaner build Edited by tpb211 - 4/19/13 at 10:12am