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And the tests are in:

my old GTX680 vs. GTX780, Both OCed
Current OC. Core:1200mhz, Mem: 3300mhz
All my games is put back into Ultra settings, and runs even better than before ^^ thumb.gif

3DMark11: GTX680: P10818 | GTX780 P13029

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 for GTX780
FPS: 89.3
Score: 2250
Min FPS: 33.8
Max FPS: 165.1

I dont know if you can look at the 3DMark socre like that.. but isnt that a ~30% increase? tongue.gif
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 2/13/14 at 2:16pm
 
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Nice numbers thumb.gifHere's mine i take it your still on the reference cooler, hows the acrylic challenge coming along. Ordered my new bits, but bottled it when it came to acrylic tubing redface.gif bought a sheet of it for a top window though, and changing the fans around a bit to stop dust build up wink.gif
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Minor update:
My package has finally reatched its shipping destination in the states.. It took 7 days vs its advertised 2-3days.
Oh well.. If it get shipped towards Denmark today, It should be here early next week smile.gif

A few pics of my cards saddened state:

The old GPU block is still in the system since I didnt have an alternative until I get the new water block..

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Nice numbers thumb.gifHere's mine i take it your still on the reference cooler, hows the acrylic challenge coming along. Ordered my new bits, but bottled it when it came to acrylic tubing redface.gif bought a sheet of it for a top window though, and changing the fans around a bit to stop dust build up wink.gif
Nice ^^
Yea, its currently on stock cooler, so havent bothered to find its max OC yet smile.gif
As you can see, the acrylic project is getting close to a startup! I have about a week to get my tool / work bench done.
I forget, did you make the acrylic top yet? how did it turn out? tongue.gif
 
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Haha, after ordering the acrylic i bought some Ripspeed mesh. Normally used in car modding. The kind of stuff you see in badly fitted aftermarket bumpers (fenders). I've cut out and meshed as much of the right side panel and roof as I could. It's a MAF XB now. massive air flow lol. That big block of metal looks precariously close to the back of your new shiny graphics card. You might want to slip a piece of cardboard or something between them in if you've not already, in case it shorts it out. My builds starting to come together, got all the new EK CSQ fittings, mayhems pastel orange and pastel green and finally a back plate for my 290x. Still debating on delidding. It can run a solid 4.8 overclock and so I don't fancy killing it and getting another that isn't as good. Hopefully the weathe won't slow your parts down to much.One concellation, the wind is blowing in the right direction rolleyes.gif
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Haha, after ordering the acrylic i bought some Ripspeed mesh. Normally used in car modding. The kind of stuff you see in badly fitted aftermarket bumpers (fenders). I've cut out and meshed as much of the right side panel and roof as I could. It's a MAF XB now. massive air flow lol. That big block of metal looks precariously close to the back of your new shiny graphics card. You might want to slip a piece of cardboard or something between them in if you've not already, in case it shorts it out. My builds starting to come together, got all the new EK CSQ fittings, mayhems pastel orange and pastel green and finally a back plate for my 290x. Still debating on delidding. It can run a solid 4.8 overclock and so I don't fancy killing it and getting another that isn't as good. Hopefully the weathe won't slow your parts down to much.One concellation, the wind is blowing in the right direction rolleyes.gif

Pics? tongue.gif nvm, saw them in the XB club ^ ^

Yea, I have protection between GPU and the loose GPU block wink.gif and my system copes fine with the heat.. I have 12x120mm of rad space rolleyes.gif water 1-3 degrees over ambient (even when gaming / stressing for hours)
I would highly suggest delidding! biggrin.gif what voltage are you running? stress temps?
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got a build log going HERE for more pics. the temps are great on mine. the 290x never gets above 37c in stress tests/benchmarking. the 4770k@ 4.8GHZ does need a good whack 1.4v to keep it stable. Temps peak at 67c with ambient around 16-18c. I've read advise from Asus, who tested a load of them when people started complaining of the BIG disparity in the chips overclocking and heat issues. you can read the article HERE and they say anything more than 1.35v can be problematic. I think i snapped something inside of mine, as CPUID and core temp read the chip as being at 3.5 all the time. so I delidding this one is on the cards, but only once funds mean if I do kill it, I can order a replacement straight away. i just hope it isn't one of the 70% that can only hit 4.5GHz. Have a read of the article, it's for overclocking it to 5GHz on the MVIF but I think it can be used to help with overclocking in general. Your tubing can't be far off now. really regretting not using it now. have fun with it.
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I heard that 290x's where loud and hot as all hell with stock cooler, amazing what a water cooler can do tongue.gif
Your temps seams awesome! cant wait to see my 780 under water ^_^

The package was shipped towards DK (from the states) so expecting it to be here late next week (Wednesday - Thursday).
Really exited to get started! I cant even go to LAN parties atm, due to the old GPU block, just hanging loose in the box frown.gif

Do you not have an [Enter] key? tongue.gif You should try using it more in your texts.. it is tiresome to read long texts with no pauses.
Just an FYI smile.gif
 
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Apols for the lack of sentence spacing lol, still on my phone. PC is getting some extra mods before I can put it together. Using my water blocks and fittings as a table feature.

I Was chatting with Kpoeticg about removable mobo trays, when I had the idea of moving the mobo tray a teenie bit. Then it spiralled a bit, so I'm now waiting for 6 sheets of acrylic and a mirror before I can start to rebuild it. My tubing might not be acrylic, but my mobo tray will be 😁
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Part 7. Acrylic Tubing.


Yey biggrin.gifwheee.gif
My package came in today ^_^

Take a look, wont you?




The Chain Guns looks awesome! and they are not as bulky as I feared smile.gif I think they are gonna look smashing in my build ^_^

Now its time to do some practice bending with my homemade mandrel:


My first bend smile.gif I used a cable as insert, but I wasnt able to pull it out as a whole after the bend frown.gif
I DO have a silicon cord that should have fitted, but it is a tiny bit too big.. I guess I will just have to sand it down a bit.

But all in all tongue.gif not a bad first bend ! it is fare from perfect, but I feel confident that I will be able to make some awesome bends now tongue.gif
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Okay, Spent the last 5 hours on preparing my PC for the acrylic:
Cleaning radiators, blocks and reservoir.

This is pics taken JUST after taking the CPU block a part!! Not bad at all!
It seams that the distilled water + silver kill coil is working nicely! biggrin.gif
Remember last time I took this block a part? This one. (Click to show)


I was thinking of painting the "bracket" section of the CPU block (on the left side of the pic).. Probably Red and keep the finger screws Black.. what do you guys think?


Original EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX cooler, quite nice quality.. and the vrm/vram cooling plate seams like a nice idea smile.gif


Mounting my new GPU block to my "new" GPU tongue.gif straight forward..


And a few pics of the Chain Guns.. They dont seam as bulky as I thought they would, looking at pictures. They fit quite nicely and looks good in the case.


Ok... This one is a bit daring! tongue.gif
The upgraded light bar for my RAM, comes in White or Blue. Originally, Red was planed but was canceled. A few was shipped out by mistake.. they are reported as more Pink than Red, probably why they aren't sold anymore tongue.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I risked it and painted both sides of the top lens in the aluminum bar + the original plastic light bar under the aluminum bar..
I really hope it is gonna look Red!!! tongue.gif Too bad I cant power them up..

Added a pair of 90 degrees for the tubes running to the basement. Hides them a LOT better ^_^
Im not gonna bother to run acrylics down there, I have a QDC cobling for my external radiator down there.. dont wanna make things more complicated than need be smile.gif


And a final overview of what Iw done today.
Dont mind all the dust wink.gif gonna clean it up before putting in acrylic..
All ready for bending tomorrow! wheee.gif Just hope we are gonna see some clear skys! I need UV light to cure my acrylic collars coolsmiley02.gifcool.gif
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