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post #61 of 1540
cool looks like sound is expectable to you enjoy.
 
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128GB Samsung 830  RX360, RX240, EX360 XSPC Raystorm CPU Block QNIX QX2710 27" 2560x1440 @ 114hz 
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post #62 of 1540
Nice build bart; look forward to your post.

...and you are not old...42 is not bad at all......unless you putting on a lot of weight; in which case do larger projects in the house; that will get you back in shape quick.
post #63 of 1540
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Originally Posted by Bart View Post

Thanks guys!
Testing the fans for loudness / speed with el cheapo awesomesauce $20 fan controller:

They sound pretty quiet to me. Some noise at full blast, yes, but they're a little quieter than the fans that came with my XSPC kit. Plus if you turn them down a notch, they're near silent. But I only tried 3. My 1-4 Y splits are back ordered. DOH!

am i correct in thinking they are cooler master sickleflow fans? ive got a few they are pretty silent and the LEDs look nice (Y)
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post #64 of 1540
Old man, lol. I've got almost 20 years on you.
Good luck with your build!
post #65 of 1540
bart, man thanks for that pic. i never found measurements for the max. height, but if a EX360 with push pull works, great! i'm ordering the same kit biggrin.gif
 
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post #66 of 1540
Sub for very entertaining first post
post #67 of 1540
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

am i correct in thinking they are cooler master sickleflow fans? ive got a few they are pretty silent and the LEDs look nice (Y)

Yes sir, exactly right. Very nice stats for a $10 fan!
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Old man, lol. I've got almost 20 years on you.
Good luck with your build!

Thank you sir! It's been all bad luck so far, so there's nowhere to go but up! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Seanimus View Post

Nice build bart; look forward to your post.
...and you are not old...42 is not bad at all......unless you putting on a lot of weight; in which case do larger projects in the house; that will get you back in shape quick.

I'm in shape. ROUND is a shape. smile.gif I don't do home projects, due to lack of skills. And with no wife, serious lack of motivation!
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

bart, man thanks for that pic. i never found measurements for the max. height, but if a EX360 with push pull works, great! i'm ordering the same kit biggrin.gif

I measured the width at the thickest point, taking 2 screw heads into account: it was ~92mm thick for the total. thumb.gif It's about 85mm if you don't include the screw heads.
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post #68 of 1540
Enjoying the thread/build. I appreciate the commentary and pictures. I like seeing the random tid-bits of modification as well smile.gif

I think fan choice and controllers is one of the most annoying things about my build. I do sympathize with the pain you went through on the 7970 and finding a waterblock. I ordered mine on an impulse to speed my build. Come to find out that it is not the proper reference PCB and I had to deny Brown from dropping off my package so I could receive a full refund and order the proper one. Newegg handled it all with great finesse and had the proper card to me in a few more days. Man did that all suck.
post #69 of 1540
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Yeah, that was one of my major noob mistakes. As I learned, plan the video card purchase around the GPU block, not the other way around! My Sapphire 7950 caused me much grief just because it was on sale for $20 off! It wasn't worth the $20 for the headache!
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post #70 of 1540
very nice build, from one old fart to another thumb.gif
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