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Got my vote..... of course thumb.gif

Same here.

Plenty of great mods this month, but this is different and that wins it for me.

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MOTM voting is Live guys... GET OUT & VOTE to support your favorite modder smile.gif


...or you can just vote for me wink.gif

Ah no link... gonna have to go hunting for said poll now. tongue.gif
   
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Got my vote..... of course thumb.gif

Thanks... thumb.gif
Any undocumented progress on your build yet?
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Same here.

Plenty of great mods this month, but this is different and that wins it for me.

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I like to be different, thanks for the support! biggrin.gif

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Ah no link... gonna have to go hunting for said poll now. tongue.gif

Oops!

MOTM VOTE NOW biggrin.gif


Can't wait to see that Zalman modded thumb.gif
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Haha, looks like a stack of cash to me! Amazing build!!!!
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Haha, looks like a stack of cash to me! Amazing build!!!!
Thanks smile.gif Just like any other hobby ...they can be a real money pit.
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Thanks smile.gif Just like any other hobby ...they can be a real money pit.

yup, If I was to add up how much I've spent on my cars I think I would cry. lol
   
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Huge update... biggrin.gif
Hard Disk Drive, Water Blocks and Bracket

2x Bitspower HD-S530 Clear AcrylicTop
These only come with mounting screws and instructions.



2x Seagate 1TB HDD



Thermal pads




8x Stainless Socket Cap screws 3/8 x 6-32 threads.
In case you didn't notice, I really love using these socket caps. biggrin.gif
I have all different lengths and thread sizes (SAE/METRIC) as well as flat top/countersunk socket screws. I'll be using them everywhere.



The Seagate Barracuda requires the pads to be trimmed roughly to the following dimensions

1.0mm thick 50mm x 80mm (blue)
0.5mm thick 30mm x 30mm (gray)



You can't really tell from the photos but I was a little disappointed with the tooling marks visible on the inner side of the block's acrylic tops.





One was worse than the other.



Well, I couldn't stand it very long so I pulled them both apart, sanded them down, polished em up and added some bling-bling biggrin.gif



Should I leave the Logo off? What do you guys think?
I've already decided to use the cone shaped washers on the right.





Where can I get thermal pads?? I am looking everywhere. i am thinking of gettting two HDD waterblocks as well for my 2T Seagates. 7200Rpm
     
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Where can I get thermal pads?? I am looking everywhere. i am thinking of gettting two HDD waterblocks as well for my 2T Seagates. 7200Rpm

Frozen CPU has a wide selection of thermal material and the prices vary with quality. Fujipoly ultra extreme is the best but not necessarily better as far as price/performance for HDDs.
I would recommend something rated around ~5 W / Mk for HDDs which already have low thermal operation.

For each Seagate 2TB HDD, you'll need 1.0mm thick 50mm x 80mm for the PCB --->1.0 Thermal Pads

...and 0.5mm thick 30mm x 30mm for the spindle ---> 0.5mm Thermal Pads
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+ Rep Sir. Thank you for that. I was looking all over Frozen and wasn't searching for the right thing. Appreciate that smile.gif
     
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Upgrading GPUs & PSU

Just as my specifications list on the 1st page entails...
it's all subject to change biggrin.gif

Now that my mods are finished and I'm satasfied with how the build turned out,
it's time to start investing in a few hardware upgrades

First off...the most needed HD7870's out ---> R9 290X's in

I play 3x1 Eyefinity (~5760x1080 @60Hz) and my old HD7870 DCII's were capable of playing most games at mid~high settings.
...so my only excuse was that I wanted to replay my favorite titles again at max quality. It was time.


ASUS R9 290X DCII X-Fire




I like how they leave them a matte black finish without and supply you the red and gold stickers if you choose.




but I'm just testing em before the cooling smile.gif




EK-FC R9-290X DCII Origional CSQ blocks and backplates




My opinion? CSQ are the sexiest blocks ever made!
...and perfect for the build
...other than the frosting





which I polished off to match my other EK goodness smile.gif




EK does provide thermal material and TIM for all their blocks thumb.gif
However, I decided to stick with my MX-4 and go with fujipoly pads because these cards really do run hot, especially vrm's when OCed devil.gif



I always use the line method when applying TIM to rectangular shaped processors which I always seemed to get better coverage that way.
I really don't know what's up with the crazy star pattern recommended by EK. rolleyes.gif

Fujipoly 11 M/Kh for the memory 0.5mm
Fujipoly 17 M/Kh for the VRMs 0.5mm and 1.0mm




and for the backplates

Fujipoly 11 M/Kh for the processor 1.5mm
Fujipoly 11 M/Kh for the VRM 1,.0mm





...and planing ahead for the eventual platform upgrade (2011) and TRI-Fire, I also went ahead and upgraded to a suitable PSU so I didn't have to worry about it later. wink.gif

Corsair AX1200i




Leak check! thumb.gif

















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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Sandisk Extreme II Sandisk Extreme II Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Seagate Seagate ASUS 12x BR Writer 
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Water Cooled EK Win 7 Pro ASUS VS238H-P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VS238H-P ASUS VS238H-P CYBORG V.7 Gaming Keyboard Corsair AX1200i 
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Dimastech EasyXL Mad Catz CYBORG M.M.O. 7 Genius SW-G5.1 3500 
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V Formula ASUS HD7870 DirectCU II v2 GHz Edition ASUS HD7870 DirectCU II v2 GHz Edition 
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