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To bad you couldn't paint the grommets as well, they look very nice though.
    
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Initial Fit Out

It was a late one last night but I managed to get a lot done!

  • All the fans are installed bar three (awaiting my CaseLabs shipment to clear customs) and they are looking very nice. Still some more work to be done of the fans, I am still sorting through some custom sticker designs and trying to get the right material for them.
  • With all fans in place I can measure and plan my filtering.
  • All fans connected to the Lamptron and operational.
  • All cabling is ziptied in the what will be their final positions so now I can measure out all my sleeving.
  • With said cabling done to this point and can plan out my HDD mods more accurately and get to modding.
  • Standard PCI slot solid blanks removed, ready for ventilated versions.
  • CPU and GPU temps at 29c/33c on idle with ambient of 27c.
  • CPU and GPU temps at 60c/60c at benchmark/stresstest load with ambient 27c.

The initial temperatures are extremely good so far and as I mentioned earlier, it's actually quite cold sitting next to the case, lol, I may be on a winner here! Here's some photos from last night/this morning tongue.gif



Still a long way to go with detailing and modding but it's all moving in the right direction thumb.gif
Edited by GrimDoctor - 1/29/15 at 3:28pm
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To bad you couldn't paint the grommets as well, they look very nice though.

I have Plastidip at the ready but I preferred the contrast. Though it's not metallic it does blend somewhat with the other grays through the build. I'll have more examples of this later - I'd prefer to show the culmination rather then the incomplete, this build is all about how things will tie together in the end smile.gif
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The fans came out awesome, a perfect shade of gold.thumb.gif

That's a very innovative placement of all the fans in the S8, the black and gold colour scheme is working well.

Considering the ambient of 27C, those idle and load temps. are great.
That shows how effective a good cpu air cooler can be, and how good the Strix cooler is.

The filtering is going to be an interesting challenge, but worth it for the dust control.
    
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The fans came out awesome, a perfect shade of gold.thumb.gif

That's a very innovative placement of all the fans in the S8, the black and gold colour scheme is working well.

Considering the ambient of 27C, those idle and load temps. are great.
That shows how effective a good cpu air cooler can be, and how good the Strix cooler is.

The filtering is going to be an interesting challenge, but worth it for the dust control.

Absolutely, very good temp on a OCed i4770k, the Cryorig R1 is doing well.
The filters are a must for me...this little bugger has something to do with it tongue.gif



We brushed 3 dogs worth of fur out of her the other day and she is still shedding...it never ends, she's like tissue box!
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Dang brotha that is a lot of intake! I only have 2 140mm as intake on the top of my S8. Looks good!

Is that a brown Siberian Husky?!
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Dang brotha that is a lot of intake! I only have 2 140mm as intake on the top of my S8. Looks good!

I'll explain why I chose this in more detail later with testing numbers thumb.gif
I do have double vented doors and this is part of the reason...and a reason why it's cold sitting next to it lol.
You don't have to have exhaust if you direct the air toward vents with enough force wink.gif
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The filtering is going to be an interesting challenge, but worth it for the dust pet hair control.

Absolutely, very good temp on a OCed i4770k, the Cryorig R1 is doing well.
The filters are a must for me...this little bugger has something to do with it tongue.gif
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We brushed 3 dogs worth of fur out of her the other day and she is still shedding...it never ends, she's like tissue box!
Fixed. Lol!
    
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WoW on everything that I just looked at and read! Fans look great, glad to see parts finally going in the build and that's even a cute dog biggrin.gif
Not to mention great temps, I bet you're thrilled right about now that it's all starting to come together thumb.gif
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WoW on everything that I just looked at and read! Fans look great, glad to see parts finally going in the build and that's even a cute dog biggrin.gif
Not to mention great temps, I bet you're thrilled right about now that it's all starting to come together thumb.gif

Thanks bud. Re-downloading my 3DMark to take the 980 for a spin. I should have some results on that soon biggrin.gif
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