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i love my caselabs/QDC system, has made testing and changing blocks simple
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post #32 of 63
Looks great Dave thumb.gif

edit. My apologies for that name randomness - I don't know where I got that, reading many threads at once redface.gif
Edited by daguardian - 6/3/13 at 4:31am
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I definitely can't see overheating being a problem for you ever... biggrin.gif Good job!
post #34 of 63
****.. I saw this.. now I need it xD
Awesome job! even more awesome for a first timer thumb.gif
Will you sleeve the cables?
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****.. I saw this.. now I need it xD
Awesome job! even more awesome for a first timer thumb.gif
Will you sleeve the cables?

Surprisingly, the cabling does not look as great as I would have loved. Most of the cables already have black sleeves. If I'm ever going to sleeve, I'd go with lime green to match the color of my coolant; the black sleeves look good (some of them, at least) on handling, but generally the cabling has  not been photogenic. What I did made sure of was to ensure that the cables are neatly tied of with zip ties inside and outside - nothing dangles distastefully. And by the way, those zip tie mounts - the low profile, self-adhesive ones - are the best things to have happened since man first thought of cable management! So, my focus right now is making sure the cables are properly routed and tied off. Sleeving, including selection of matching colors would be another load of work, not to mention the additional cost. I'll probably just leave sleeving alone for right now. When I buy parts, though, I try to select ones with black sleeves where possible.

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I definitely can't see overheating being a problem for you ever... biggrin.gif Good job!

I've been doing a lot of temperature measurement, both under normal usage and under full load. Different monitoring software give different temperature readings. Under full load, using AIDA64 Extreme, the CPU and GPU temperatures ranged from about 46 degrees to 50 degrees centigrades. At the same, I measured the temperature under full load with Speedfan and the temperature readings were around 36 degree and 37 degree centigrade. Under normal use the temperature readings have mostly been in the late 20s and early 30s, ranging from around 26 to 32 degree centigrade. Even when for a while I overclocked the CPU to 4.8MHz, it still remained in that range of 26-32 degree centigrade under normal use. At the interface between the waterblock and the CPU, as measured with AIDA^$ EXtreme, the temperature - under normal use - statyed around 22 degrees centigrades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Choice - 6/7/13 at 2:12pm
post #37 of 63
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I love the whole deal. I know I won't be buying another case for a loooooong time! The dual bay pump in the pedestal has almost zero resonance. The one in the motherboard side has relatively more resonance. Overall, it's a very reasonably quiet system. BTW none of my fans are connected to to the motherboard. Every fan is on a fan controller channel and on a low setting to reduce noise and resonance. I'll probably buy some gel anti-vibration sheet to mount the pump in the motherboard side of the case on. If possible, I'd like to have zero resonance resulting from pump vibration.

 

Next step in the project will be lighting. I'd like to have every part of the case appropriately lighted.

post #38 of 63
Wow, such a great build so far, keep it up ! Can't wait to see the cable management and the lightning smile.gif
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Here is one thing I'd like to say about water-cooling the RAM. For the most part, what I've read is that it's merely cosmetic. The temperature of my RAM has been fine so far, but I can tell from feeling the RAM that fans do not provide even cooling to all of the RAM sticks. With the way the build is set up, air is not blown evenly on all RAM sticks. The ones closest to the fan feel cooler to touch than the ones closest to the I/O shield. I'm beginning to have second thoughts about water-cooling the RAM, not because any of them overheats - not at all. I just think water-cooling them would provide more even cooling. Perhaps, even with water-cooling, the RAM sticks closest to the fans will always be cooler unless I remove the fans adjacent to the motherboard. We'll see. I won't bother about that at the moment. 


Edited by Choice - 6/2/13 at 2:59pm
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Well, I decided to play with the system a bit to see how it does. I overclocked the CPU to 5040MHz and took some baseline temperature readings, using Speedfan and AIDA64 Extreme.

 

 

 

The overclock configuration was as shown below.

 

Using AIDA64 Extreme, I then proceeded to stress the CPU under full load. I took temperature readings again after about 23 minutes. This time, I also read off the temperature with the ASUS AI Suite II. Notice that I also tweaked the voltages of the CPU and RAM. The speed of my pumps and fans remained the same - at low (near silence) settings.

 

 


Edited by Choice - 6/3/13 at 12:25am
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