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If you don't mind me asking how do you setup the holes for the pass throughs? I am going to build something similar. I got the case 1 week ago and i have been looking at some builds. The case cost me around 650£ around 950$ to get it to the UK. I really do not want to mess this up. Cheers
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If you don't mind me asking how do you setup the holes for the pass throughs? I am going to build something similar. I got the case 1 week ago and i have been looking at some builds. The case cost me around 650£ around 950$ to get it to the UK. I really do not want to mess this up. Cheers

Not at all! What I did was cut the tubing long enough to go from the port in either the res or the gpu down to touch the midplate. I traced around it with a pencil and then used a drafting square with measured circles in it to make it nice and clean. Then I used the same square to measure out the diameter of the hole I had to actually cut (I got this by using a metric ruler and measuring the fitting itself). Then I drew that circle centered off the tubing circle so that once complete there were 2 circles, one drawn within the other. I used the metric ruler to find the center point and then used a punch to mark it. Then used a 1/8in drill bit to make a pilot hole and then finally the step drill bit to drill out to the diameter I needed. They all lined up perfectly. Sounds a whole lot more difficult than it really is, the key is to measure, then measure again, and then finally measure again. Lol. Hope that helps and there may be others who can chime in with methods of their own.
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Update for 12 June

Well didn't get anything small accomplished over the weekend due to having 2 sick kids and having to work 2 night shifts. Rig is still running strong however. Played around with the OC and have it running at 4.5ghz, but that was really all I had time for before the kids got sick. OC is stable, i ran some Prime 95 and also played a ton of FC:Primal one night and zero issues. Also temps were looking real nice staying right around the 60-64C range during gaming.


Next up is OCing the GPUs whenever I get a free night. (Possibly Monday night). I want to try to push them up to around the 1500mhz range if possible. Haven't OCed these cards before even though I have had them for almost a year now (minus the 3rd one). As the turbo boost pushes them to 1380 already, going to see if I can shoot for the 1500 range for starters. Any tips please chime in. Ive OCed CPUs plenty of times before, but only played around with GPU OCing. Going to look in the threads here on OCN for some tips as well. Back in the day I played around with OCing an old GTX 770 and worked out kinda well, but these are 3 980s that I spent a good amount of money on and don't want to mess these up. Going to be holding off on PASCAL for a while since these 3 cards are a beast in their own right. Most games I can max out on ULTRA across all 3 ROG 1440 screen with zero issues so I wont be replacing those any time soon.

I have however found the next upgrade for the MOBO. As I hope, ASUS released a BE (sort of) for the RVE, so when I get the cash saved up will be picking one of these up. With the price though, almost made me think about getting a GODLIKE CARBON since I like the looks of that better, but I know the RVE overall is a better board. Plus this gives me time to wait and see what kind of blocks they release for it. I really liked Bitspower's monoblocks for both the Godlike and the RVE, both looked really sick.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132838

So this week I will order the darkside LEDs for the rig and a few other small things I wanted to order. Going to overnight them, so I can get them in and get final pictures put up. Also want to do a few videos as I've been saying I will do once the lights are installed. Other than that, it's just the waiting game until I get paid for the LEDs.
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I can't wait to see the Darkside leds in this rig!

What is your Vcore on the processor?

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Late to the party but lovely SMA8!
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I can't wait to see the Darkside leds in this rig!

What is your Vcore on the processor?

TCO

1.291. And I can't either. Trying to decide whether or not to put them horizontal on the top and bottom, or vertically on both the sides. Obviously the shorter ones would be a tad cheaper (for the sides) versus the longer ones for the top/bottom. Thoughts?
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Late to the party but lovely SMA8!

Thank you!
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The Darkside Order is in!!! Now just to wait until Friday when it arrives. Went with two of the 19 in strips for the top and the bottom of the main chamber, and then some extensions to run everything and keep stuff hidden. Now I will finally be able to put the finishing touches on this bad boy and then I can do final pics/vids! In the meantime I will continue to play around with OC settings and still need to transfer all of my music/video/picture files to the HDD. Topped off the reservoirs since the loops have been running for about a week now and settled. Was thinking about replacing the plugs on the reservoirs, but the EK stock ones don't look too bad until I can buy some nice black sparkle BPower ones. (hopefully the 1st of july.) Thats about it for now. Thanks for the patience while I finish this up!
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Got the LEDS installed tonight. Let me tell you they look amazing. Thanks for the advice TCO. Glad I went with these. Heres some Pics and a video. I will be working on posting the final Pics and a Vid this weekend.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGRqEtdMuPo
post #79 of 95
Figured you wouldn't be disappointed. Some of the Best LED lighting I have ever purchased.

Looking great thumb.gif

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Figured you wouldn't be disappointed. Some of the Best LED lighting I have ever purchased.

Looking great thumb.gif

TCO

I agree. It is so much nicer than some of the stuff I have bought in the past.
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