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I measured the distance between the two cards to be roughly 34mm (Would love confirmation of this, 1 pci in-between the pcie's mobo style spacing, I think that's called a 1+1) so a listing for D-links on BP's website that're 31.5mm long should do the trick. That'd leave a 2.5mm gap between the two links, which would actually keep it in style with the other comp fittings that have that small gap created after tightening down on tubing.

http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_27_28&products_id=698
    
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Slow going but mmgurrl I like where it's headed.


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Debating on whether or not I really want to re-use the HX1000 for the psu considering it's a few years old and is two 500w psu's taped together and all. Debating between an HX1050 and an RM1000, leaning towards the RM for the modularity and silence.
    
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New camera, better pics. Yes/no on the GPU cable routing?



    
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Amazing cable routing thumb.gif
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Holidays are over, back to reality. I hate January, it's like the Monday of the year.

More slow progress. Went with the EVGA P2 1000W, perfect balance of performance and features. Downside however is the awful red GPU power cables and the interesting metal finish on its case. I'm not sure whether to have the PSU fan face the rad fan or the outside of the case. My theory is with it facing the rad fan, the airflow from the rad will flow through the PSU and out of the case maintaining good case airflow and possibly keeping the PSU components a little cooler while its fan is off in econ mode, whereas having the PSU fan face the outside of the 900D will cause the rad airflow to just dissipate into the rest of the case as it hits the backside of the PSU.

As for the PSU's cables, not much I can do there without sleeving it all myself, and given how slow this build's been in the first place that'd probably take a month. I think this is the best I'm going to get.





And maybe it's time for some cable management...

    
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personally I would flip the psu around so it is pulling cool air from the outside of the case. Rather counter productive to have a psu "cooling" fan to be drawing warm air in from the radiator. If that isnt an option, maybe us a piece of plastic and make a little shield to keep the rads hot air from blowing right onto the psu, if you have room that is.
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My primary concern is the disruption in airflow from the rad that would cause, but I really have no clue which is worse; hot air from the rad blowing through the PSU or dissipating into the rest of the case.
    
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That PSU will definitely be happy if you flip it around thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
  
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I get that; but would the rad?
    
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