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Can't wait to see it altogether! thumb.gif
    
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Good job with that green. And good luck replicating it. thumb.gif
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That is excellent Addiction...Even with the slight light change in each photo look to match thumb.gif
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That definitely looks a lot better than the baby food version of peas that you had going on earlier. Huge thumb.gif's up!

Nice going Add!
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Looking much better!
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Yes! These look lovely together!
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Can't wait to see it altogether! thumb.gif
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Good job with that green. And good luck replicating it. thumb.gif


Thanks guys! thumb.gif Replicating it is going to test my ability...and patience. tongue.gif Hopefully it all goes well though, and I still need to decide if I want to add more radiator to start, or if 1 UT60 480mm is enough to get going with just to get it up and running. I don't know if I want to do it all just to feel like adding a pedestal and more radiators a couple days later though. Suggestions welcome! I know I don't want to run my fans (AP-15's) much past 1200-1400 rpm, though I probably prefer more around the 1000 rpm mark. I may therefore need to go with at least a 360mm in the front for now just to accomplish that (which would mean only push on the 480, and push/pull on the 360...so I can keep positive pressure and have 1 drive bay for my Lamptron FC5-V2). Just not so sure I like the tubing routing options with that setup as opposed to the extra 480's in a pedestal. Decisions, decisions! tongue.gif
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I think you'll find that you won't need a lot to cool the case, even with the radiators inside. I might be wrong, but as roomy as the cases are I think you'll be OK.
But as far as putting the 480's in a pedestal, I think you'd like that better, and truth be told you won't really need a 360 in the case. I threw the extra radiator and pump in just because I had them laying around and hated to see them go to waste.
But with just the 480's my air/water Delta t stayed under 3 degrees while stress testing. I never did any real long testing but have run up to an hour and a half or so with Prime 95 and >90% memory usage @ x45 overclock.
This 3770K has been stress tested for over 12 hours though, just not in this setup, so I know it pretty well and what kind of vcore I need to keep the blue screens and WHEA errors banished.

I meant to add that in the pedestal you really don't need to go push/pull, but it helps if you want to keep the rpm's on the fans down. I'm back to just push on mine, had to in order to fit the D5 in between the 480's.
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I think you'll find that you won't need a lot to cool the case, even with the radiators inside. I might be wrong, but as roomy as the cases are I think you'll be OK.
But as far as putting the 480's in a pedestal, I think you'd like that better, and truth be told you won't really need a 360 in the case. I threw the extra radiator and pump in just because I had them laying around and hated to see them go to waste.
But with just the 480's my air/water Delta t stayed under 3 degrees while stress testing. I never did any real long testing but have run up to an hour and a half or so with Prime 95 and >90% memory usage @ x45 overclock.
This 3770K has been stress tested for over 12 hours though, just not in this setup, so I know it pretty well and what kind of vcore I need to keep the blue screens and WHEA errors banished.

I meant to add that in the pedestal you really don't need to go push/pull, but it helps if you want to keep the rpm's on the fans down. I'm back to just push on mine, had to in order to fit the D5 in between the 480's.


I've done some fan testing with it mounted in the case to see what the airflow/noise level would be like, and with 8 AP-15's in push/pull and 2 NB eLoop B12-3's in the front, it is like a freaking turbine. I honestly think I could get away with just doing push as long as I have 120.7+ in there to cool the parts and still be able to maintain semi low fan speeds (1000-1200rpm is what I would really love...above 1400 I can hear the GT whine a little, but below it they are darn near silent with the case opened up and my head right next to it).


One of the main reasons I was considering just an extra 360 in the main compartment or just using the 1 480 I have now is budget concerns. I mean, I "could" fork out the ~$700 to get the last components I need and the pedestal, but should I now or do I really need to is the question. The other concern I had with putting 2 480's in the pedestal, is the top of the case would be so....bare. I'm not doing inverted ATX like you, so I wouldn't have much of anything coming in through the top of the case to "fill" it out. Pretty much just the CPU power cable, and maybe a couple exhaust fans. I figured I could just do 1 480 up top and 1 in the pedestal, but then I just thought what's the point of the pedestal? It seems a waste for just 1 radiator. I guess I just need to sit down this week/weekend and decide fully what I want the layout to look like and how much radiator I would be happy with to finish this build. My wife is about done hearing about it, and I know she is tired of seeing PPC's, FrozenCPU and CaseLabs on the bank statement. tongue.gif


Here's hoping to me finally making a decision on which way to go by this weekend though! Long overdue. cheers.gif
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Yah, thats the problem, isn't it ? Nature abhors a vacuum, esp when it comes to a CL case tongue.gif

Here's another thing that grieves me - you and Mandrix - great logs, but I could use a picture log - I have to flip back thru the pages till pg 26 to get a set of pics of your rig's open side. And at this point, I'm a bit addled to know whether you've changed that layout with the single 480 in the top or not. I give up on Mandrix's last full side pic - his log is upto 70 pages almost ! But I can go to page 90 of the CL owners club and see his submitted-for-the-contest pix ... how bout an occasional update of that bee-yuta-full rig now n then ?

What I notice is apart from your 480 rad, you 2 guys' builds are fairly similar in space used in the main cabin of the case. Here - I'll make it simple





Why not make the wife happy and save the bucks ... there's always later ... I know I'm suffering the same blues coz I've ordered MOAR PARTZ ... but for all I have - gpu/cpu/mobo - going under water, that single 480 monsta is more than enough. And I'll be the fust to say it - I'm lazy, but I surely do want this machine to be up and running ... but i've only got a coupla weeks in - the building itch hasn't took hold quite yet wink.gif

Have you thought about a 240 rad up front ? to quench those gear stuffing hunger pains ?

Holy JEEBus view count ! this thread is up over 11,000 views ?S?S?S!!
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I hear you Socketus, great build logs are the bane of an enthusiasts existence (especially those without unlimited funds tongue.gif). I also know what you mean about the amount of pictures. I have, unfortunately, found myself forgetting to take pictures of some things that I do. Like fiddling with the layout, or when I swapped LED's from red to green in the hydro copper blocks. That, along with the fact that I have been so indecisive with picking parts, is the main reason my log had no pictures of real "substance" from a builder looking to get ideas point of view. I have tried to be as detailed as possible, but with a wife, kid, school, work, etc, I have just found myself forgetting a lot.


I am hoping to go back and do some walk through/description pictures if I have the time though. It has just been overwhelming since I (against my better judgement) decided to start it during finals/holidays, and then didn't even really start getting everything in until the next semester started. Bad planning I suppose. tongue.gif


I do like your idea of a 240 up front just to add a little extra for lower delta/fan speeds for the time being, but then I have to order a 240 flex bay mount from CL. I only got a 360 before, since my original plan was 2 360's in the main compartment. Might do well to hold me over until finances get better though. 120.6 should be more than adequate for a 5-10C delta with my loop. Kudos for the idea. thumb.gif I could get the rest of the parts to do that for under $150.


I promise to try and make a better effort at posting more pictures, even if they aren't directly relevant to what I am doing in particular at the time. I know first hand how much it sucks to see a picture every 10 pages in what you think would be an awesome build log. So, in a nutshell, I'll try to do better by you all. My apologies for not giving it the time it deserves for the community, but look forward to more attention in the near future! As for the views, I honestly don't know how I've gotten to almost 12k views in a little over a month with as few pictures total of the rig, but I will not complain! tongue.gif Thank again for the input though, Socketus.
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I have a hard time understanding why so many people say AP-15s are loud. I mean, I hear the air moving but not a lot more. Could be because most of the fans are in the pedestal, I don't know. Since I moved my drives up to the top pedestal I can hear them and the single fan though, I finally turned the fan down as it was getting annoying hearing the extra air moving.
Or is it the NB's you find loud or all of the above? I certainly found the Swiftech fans louder than the Scythes, and they are a cheap made fan.

As far as the pics, yeah mine are spread out all over, and there is much I didn't document with pics as my wiring is not always the prettiest and I just plain get busy and forget sometimes.
Actually I was thinking this morning that there is so much that never seems to show in the pics, such as the fans in the front and the pedestal with the covers on. I mean, I can see the outlines just fine but the pics never seem to show them. I just suck at photography. In person my rig looks great to me, then I look at the pics and start picking apart how terribly cluttered everything looks.
I have went back and redone some of the wiring from time to time when I thought I could do a better job, such as the SATA power cables up top. Yesterday when I did the dual splices for the 5V standby to the Aquaero it started out great until I scorched the heck out of some short runs of sleeve and the end result was sound electrically, but looks wise is no where near as good as I did on the double wire ATX splices I did originally.

I do plan to get more pics soon, and I'm hoping I do a better job.
Sorry, this ramble turned out to be more about me but I was addressing the idea of pics and documenting things. I try to explain what I do but when no one asks questions I don't know what else to post.
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Don't know how I missed this thread!!!

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IMHO,The Easiest way for pics in one place is Create an Album then Link it in the OP, or constantly update your OP or Reserved. Which is somewhat tedious . Either way smile.gif
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