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You did an excellent job on the top. However, the green accents on the board don't really match with overall build. I think it'd be a little bit better if you had a blue board since you have some blue lighting in there. Or if you were to incorporate a little more green so you have white/blue/green which I think you could pull off. I would have changed that side window though, it's not flush with the case and it's blue which and it's a little oddly shaped. It also covers up the stickers you put on your res. Small things really but I've always been nitpicky lol. I like those temperature gauges though and pretty nice cable management. How many zip ties did you go through?
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post #52 of 66
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Aprreciate your honest opinion vlamnire ! thumb.gif


The default led's on the xspc blocks are blue by factory . I just bought some white ones to replace the blues I just havent got around to swapping them out it yet.

Unfortunately , Gigabyte only has this top model board in one color scheme. Small accents of green are not even noticable when the side panel is on . So mixing green sleeves on the psu would not look good unless I painted some parts of the case green. I actually bought green sleeving ... same color as my pci slots .. looks like Kermit the frog and just doesnt fit my build theme. The decals on the res were stuck on there by my 13yr old son as an after thought . To me ... they were just tacky and quickly were removed. wink.gif

As for the side panel window ... .. it actually looks like baby blue tint upclose. The 3d effect of the window looks killer from the side . -Personally I like it because its different.

However I do have some extra acrylic laying around and I was going to mod into the panel anyways when I got around to sleeving.
What sucks is that there is metal offset on the edges that would have to be cut back about 1" inorder for a larger window to work. Not an easy cut and dry job but not an impossible job to say the least.

BTW -There's 1,000,000,000 zip ties on the back of the case in those pics. biggrin.gif
Soon.. there will be much less. Waiting on my sleeving tools to come in .


Meantime -
I decided on splitting my loop! Temps are currently good but I feel they could be better. I'm at 4.8ghz on my 3770k but I'm going for a solid 5.0ghz 24/7. I can get there now with stability and with decent volts but my temps are alittle too high for my likings. (7970's are clocked @1225mhz core 1650mhz memory and they're making my cpu toasty)

-Just ordered a 5.25 drive bay res/pump combo from performance pc's.. Should be here in a few days. Stick around for the loop split pictures!



Edited by glenn37216 - 3/11/13 at 3:16pm
post #53 of 66
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OK....looking for some honest opinions on how to run these new loops. Still debating on what order would be beneficial for the lowest thermals possible.
Should the 220 be on the GPU or CPU ? I'm considering running the 220 on the CPU and the 320 on the dual 7970's but that would mean ordering more tubing. What do you guru's think ? TDP is high for both loops... what order would be more efficient?


Any comments appreciated!


-Glenn
post #54 of 66
I'm no expert in pc watercooling but I would think whichever is running higher temps would get the bigger rad no?


I think maybe res>pump>240>cpu>360>1stcard>second card.


That would make the most sene to me since coolant would be at its coolest right before entering the componenet you want to cool, but like I said I could be totally off on this matter.

I say start a thread in the water cooling section and see what they tell you there. thumb.gif


By the way, take lots of pict of that bay res/pump/lcd combo. It looks really interesting.
   
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Finally got the loop split ! I was a little worried about the res/pump pressure and it's ability to run my 320 and cpu. At first I thought of running my cpu on the 220 so it would cut back on the pressure needed for ther flow rate... but after some distilled water testing I was satisfied so I left it on the top loop as originally planned. tongue.gif

Ran into some small problems which had me scratching my head for a few hours.
First issue I had was these nice looking aluminum Bitspower Aluminum Reusable Hose Clamps wouldn't tighten properly. I had to switch them out for good old fashion hose clamps. Bummer. Next I had an issue with a tiny pinhole leak. After about an hour of running I saw a small droplet of coolant under the case. Hmmm.. I went over every clamp and compression fitting and still ... the leak was there. I got out my black light and done some searching . Turns out my bottom 240 rad has a pinhole leak in it. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggg ! So I bought some JB weld and put a shoddy patch work on it. Looks like I'll be ordering another rad next week . I'll probaly change out 2 pieces of tubing on my bottom loop when I swap out the 240 rad. Can you guess which ones . biggrin.gif
(I ran out of tubing so I had to leave them a little short. )
Temps are about what I expected. At the same delta as my previous loop, running the same benchmarks & same running times, my cpu is about 12c cooler and my gpu about 15c cooler than before. Not bad !thumb.gif


-I was going to start sleeving this week but I'm having to work overtime so that job is delayed a bit...
meantime ..

Here's a few pics !






Painted faceplate...











Edited by glenn37216 - 3/15/13 at 12:31am
post #56 of 66
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Goal accomplished ... Made it to 5ghz stable !

Now I need to back my volts down a little but still happy with my idle & load temps @ 1.42v






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Edited by glenn37216 - 3/15/13 at 1:22pm
post #57 of 66
Is there some trust with the Koolance Pump/Res combo? I was thinking about getting one but people said there was some leak problems after awhile. Im wanting a pump that won't show in my GRone, I was thinking about get the Swiftech MCP655 with the Bitspower MCP655 modkit and mod top V2 and putting it where the bottom HDD bays come out. Plus a lil case modding for tubing. Thank You in advance! Nice setup Btw very nice. thumb.gif
post #58 of 66
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Is there some trust with the Koolance Pump/Res combo? I was thinking about getting one but people said there was some leak problems after awhile. Im wanting a pump that won't show in my GRone, I was thinking about get the Swiftech MCP655 with the Bitspower MCP655 modkit and mod top V2 and putting it where the bottom HDD bays come out. Plus a lil case modding for tubing. Thank You in advance! Nice setup Btw very nice. thumb.gif


I've never had a problem with a 5.25 bay res but if you put enough pressure on them they will leak in time . I've seen overtight fittings cause hair line cracks on other peoples builds. I personally have never had issues with them . For neatness though ... the 5.25 bay res and pump combo is a better choice. Just be sure to get one that has enough flow for your loop. I chose the low end model of the koolance line because my top loop is so small.
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If you do decide on the other pump option... that location it should work fine. There is plenty of room down there for a 655 pump. biggrin.gif
-I'd like to see some pictures if you decide on a build log .. thumb.gif

I started sleeving last week finally ! I've also replaced my bottom rad with a XSPC AX240 Dual-Fan Radiator and painted the two CM Excalibur fans white.

-should have some neat and tidy pictures up soon.. stay tuned..
Edited by glenn37216 - 3/24/13 at 7:34am
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good job bro you did awesome with the GRone case +rep:thumb: ....i just finish my build couple weeks ago here my GRone build

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I've never had a problem with a 5.25 bay res but if you put enough pressure on them they will leak in time . I've seen overtight fittings cause hair line cracks on other peoples builds. I personally have never had issues with them . For neatness though ... the 5.25 bay res and pump combo is a better choice. Just be sure to get one that has enough flow for your loop. I chose the low end model of the koolance line because my top loop is so small.
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If you do decide on the other pump option... that location it should work fine. There is plenty of room down there for a 655 pump. biggrin.gif
-I'd like to see some pictures if you decide on a build log .. thumb.gif

I started sleeving last week finally ! I've also replaced my bottom rad with a XSPC AX240 Dual-Fan Radiator and painted the two CM Excalibur fans white.

-should have some neat and tidy pictures up soon.. stay tuned..

Alright cool. Thank you for the advice and ill start posting once I start putting everything together. Ill stay tuned for whats to come for sure! Good Luck, and thanks once again! biggrin.gif
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