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What CPU are you running again? It sounds like one of the more or less recent intels with the whole TIM instead of solder fiasco.

Anyhow, those pictures look incredibly...packed... and incredibly awesome! thumb.gif

Rolling your own molex cable isn't that hard to do but for some reason no one seems to sell s-ata power plugs for cable modding. At least over here there were none when I needed some so I had to frankenstein some from other cables.
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Have some terrible news- long story short my graphics card stopped working properly.

It started with a faulty power readout which stated my GPU was consuming 150% of its rated TDP which kept the clock throttled down to 300-ish Mhz. Pretty slow for a lot of gaming. Then, the VRAM decided to go corrupt, crashing the drivers frequently and turning the desktop into a bunch of flicking lines.

So I have actually taken the build apart again and back from square one. I'm not sure where to go at this point other than to re-build, but using water will probably be a ways off from now.
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What CPU are you running again? It sounds like one of the more or less recent intels with the whole TIM instead of solder fiasco.

Anyhow, those pictures look incredibly...packed... and incredibly awesome! thumb.gif

Rolling your own molex cable isn't that hard to do but for some reason no one seems to sell s-ata power plugs for cable modding. At least over here there were none when I needed some so I had to frankenstein some from other cables.

I have the G3258, which really varies by how well it can handle the heat. Some can do 4.7Ghz under 1.3 volts, others need over that just to get to 4.2.
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Have some terrible news- long story short my graphics card stopped working properly.

It started with a faulty power readout which stated my GPU was consuming 150% of its rated TDP which kept the clock throttled down to 300-ish Mhz. Pretty slow for a lot of gaming. Then, the VRAM decided to go corrupt, crashing the drivers frequently and turning the desktop into a bunch of flicking lines.

So I have actually taken the build apart again and back from square one. I'm not sure where to go at this point other than to re-build, but using water will probably be a ways off from now.

Sorry to hear that. That's been my worst fear though this whole build - having to tear down and start from square one. Maybe this is an excuse to save up for an R9 Nano....
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Sorry to hear that. That's been my worst fear though this whole build - having to tear down and start from square one. Maybe this is an excuse to save up for an R9 Nano....

Well, it was a pretty good run while it lasted. I did like the feat of squeezing everything into a small space but there were some lessons learned, namely if you are going to squeeze in rads in a tight space, it's even more important to get good static pressure fans! I do think it wouldn't have made a difference if I stuck with just the 240mm rad and used GT's or Jetflo fans.

The start of this build was promising, but I was taking too long to finish and that was mostly because I was undecided on what tubing to use, plus financial problems a couple of months ago forced me to downgrade my GPU and re-plan my loop.

But saving for a Nano? Nah, I actually am going back to full-size cards. I already had two other builds in my head to replace Chill Box- for now just refer to them as "big" and "small".

"Small" is a sub 10L build and if you have checked out the SFF/USFF thread lately you'll see what I'll get into. The aim for this build is budget-minded, understated, but very presentable. I'll be reusing most of my parts from this build to emphasize the low budget. This will replace Chill Box as my current PC.

"Big" will be a long-run build project. It will have more powerful parts, but I'll still scrimp and economize for parts wherever I can. It's not technically SFF but I'm not going with a full-size tower either. It's going to be an mATX powerhouse in a space-efficient case. Watercooled, too. This TJ08-E build is an inspiration for that, but I will not use the same case.
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I'm sorry to hear your card has decided to go bad. Things were looking pretty awesome until now. Taking your time with a build isn't really a bad thing in my book. You kind of started the upgrade itch again for me, I constantly need to remind me, my current build is still running fine and doesn't need a smaller mate.
I hope you can get some build running to make up for the issues you ran into here.
The "small" thing you have in mind sounds intriguing!
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@ccRicers That's terrible! I've always wanted to try out water cooling, but I like the idea of the longevity of good air cooling.

I already have a few more things I want to do with my case, but am waiting till I get all the material together before tearing it down. I'm doing different grills, an opening up top between the handles for the PSU to vent it's own air when flipped, and cut out the bottom for an intake fan. I'm going to get some edge molding for all the fan openings and remove the rear fan. I want to do it all in one go.

Hope you can figure something out for your build!
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Well, I got things done pretty well and looking nice on my U2 with insetting the wire grills and lining the openings with rubber door trim...

But then the Silverstone ML08 with handle happened. I couldn't help myself. Although the U2 was light and nice looking, the new slim case and super easy installation ruined me.

Anyone interested in a custom U2 ready for show, travel, and air cooling? :-)
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I'm sorry hear that, But It is Cool case
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