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post #41 of 47
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I started building today but the Silverstone NT01-Pro CPU cooler was faulty frown.gif The crossbar used to attach it to the motherboard only came with one of the two screws, so I am unable to attach it. The new RAM came in a different color than the first pair. The PSU didn't come with any "feet" so its hanging above the bottom of the case as opposed to standing on something, will have to improvise. I would not have been able to plug in the lone 120mm fan, the Gentle Typoon's wire is too short to reach the motherboard.

PSU
650W SEASONIX X-650 MODULAR

GPU
Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce 3X

Fans
3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm
4x Silverstone Suscool81 80mm
BitFenix Recon fancontroller
post #42 of 47
none of my psu's have had "feet" they either suspend themselves with the 4 screws or have a hole in the bottom of the case for the air to get into the psu. can we have some pictures so we know what the problem is.
EDIT: sorry to hear about the other problems.
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post #43 of 47
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My other PSU came with some rubber semicircles to stick under the CPU which made it exactly the right height for attaching the screws. I took them off the old PSU and stuck them on the new one so its all good. I'll post pictures when I receive the replacement parts and finish the build.
post #44 of 47
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Last bits and pieces have arrived. Here are some pics of the completed build. Next step: mount an Antec 620 Kuhler as top exhaust.

Temps are around 50C idle and 75-80C load (which is why I want a Kuhler).


post #45 of 47
Are you planning to cut the hole on the top of the case to place that cooler? Please share pics once you have done that, I can't wait to see what you come up with.
post #46 of 47
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Yep. I need to cut a hole in the top-lid and make a little aluminum thingie to secure the radiator to the case. I'm gonna go to a sheet-metal shop and see if they can make something that does the job based on the dimensions of the GD05 optical drive "holder". See this link for a better visual explanation: http://imgur.com/ipX8Dgh

I think cutting the hole in the top will be the difficult bit. I don't want to buy the tools so I'm gonna have to find someone in London to do the job for me after I take the measurements.
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Yep. I need to cut a hole in the top-lid and make a little aluminum thingie to secure the radiator to the case. I'm gonna go to a sheet-metal shop and see if they can make something that does the job based on the dimensions of the GD05 optical drive "holder". See this link for a better visual explanation: http://imgur.com/ipX8Dgh

I think cutting the hole in the top will be the difficult bit. I don't want to buy the tools so I'm gonna have to find someone in London to do the job for me after I take the measurements.

If you have access to a hole saw and a high speed drill, you can make that hole yourself.

I can't wait to see the final result.
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