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Thrasher, nice to see the first S3 Merc. build log. I am subbing to this one.
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Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post

Thrasher, nice to see the first S3 Merc. build log. I am subbing to this one.

Yeah, I was actually tempted to jump ship for a bit when they started talking about the S5 being mATX, and only being a bit bigger...
I'm not such a huge fan of the mITX socket space restrictions, but the air cooler I'm using for a temporary solution (I have two to choose from) should fit fine... I think... redface.gif
I'm committed to this one, however, for many reasons, and the least of all that I priced my future WC setup today, and I'm looking at about $1,000 to do the loop the way I want to, and being a custom loop newb, I may have it all wrong anyway...
So being that I'll sink a fat boot load of cash into that, I think the small CL case will work best for me.

I'm changing a few things around however... biggrin.gif
They added the drive cages for the lower side bay, so look for a quad 128GB SSD setup to be announced here soon! thumb.gif

I also got a pair of Akasa Viper PWM fans yesterday - one the 120/140mm hybride frame size, the other a traditional 120mm, and slapped the 120mm on my current setup.
SWEET BREAKDANCING MOSES, those things could get the Boeing 787 in the air, man!!! BEEFY blade construction too, which I love. I'm all for more strength than necessary, and a lot of fan blades are FAR to weak for my taste.
I have Silverstone Air Penetrators for case fans, and now I am sold on the Akasas, so I think I have that all worked out... smile.gif

More to come!

Thanks - T
post #13 of 572
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OK THEN!!!

Looks like all my dreams and aspirations of doing a Xigmatek DKII or Zalman 9500T are going to have to be turned sideways.
Literally. rolleyes.gif

So an alternative - not a good one, but whatever - is to turn one of the two new coolers I bought SIDEWAYS in the rig when I build.
Basically this means they'll be pulling from the back of the GPU and exhausting toward the back case wall, but I have an Idea for that problem, which involves a little case modding and such...

SO, in the spirit of that, I took my new Xigmatek Dark Knight II and installed THIS:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Akasa Viper 140-120mm PWM fan in pull! I'm pretty sure there's room for a push too, but I don't think it'll matter at this point...

Now here's a new question:
Do I go with this if I get respectable temps, or take the Zalman, which has the radiused copper blades, and turn it sideways, and let the air flow a LOT more freely?
Looking for input!

Thanks all! - T
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CASE HAS BEEN PRE-ORDERED!!! RAWR!!!

That is all. biggrin.gif

Thanks - T
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Sub for sure!!!
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subbed. can't wait to see what you can put together thumb.gif
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Sub for sure!!!

Thanks!


ALSO:

Got my 2-way PWM splitter cable in, and also got my Crucial Ballistix low-profile memory from the 'Egg yesterday too!

I'm basically set for parts now, so I'll be updating my starting posts with some box & prop shots as soon as the sun is up good and well this weekend!

I'll get my 4x SSDs and external disc drive later... my short term plan is to migrate my drives from my current rig into this one, wipe the drivers, and go from there.

Thanks - T
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Congrats Thrasher, were you the first customer to get your order in? smile.gif
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Congrats Thrasher, were you the first customer to get your order in? smile.gif

Oh no......... I was mad when I saw that I didn't get to post a *first* though!

Turns out it's for the best, because the order form page was woefully underprepared, with basically none of the advanced options I (and many others) wanted when it was first put up on CL's website.

I was probably in the first 10 though, for sure!

Thanks - T
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