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post #11 of 71
Wow, really great, clean build! Loving the grey fluid color. going to be doing something similar with my BH2 build! Thanks for listing the drop count +Rep
post #12 of 71
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Originally Posted by FXformat View Post

Glad to see more people building in this case, too bad you won't get a lot of viewers because it's not a Caselabs. It's so easy to build in a caselabs, it's gigantic, this is a challenge and a half to cram everything in. Your tubing is very clean and simple, maybe one day when you're bored of soft tubing, go for 16mm rigid tubing, leave the back soft but the front use rigid, with clear coolant it'll look great. I used 2 strips of logisys white LEDs to light up my case.

Check the InWin 303 thread under cases, my latest build is in there

Heh, this is not my 1st loop, 1st one was back in 2004 on a Core2Duo, (I feel so old.. but only 30 years young tongue.gif). Did a rigid tube loop a few months back in a Define S, As fun as it was doing it there is no unique value to it.

Going back to rigid is just not worth the hassle for me, I plan to replace my platform with Skylake-X next year...

The giant Caselabs (SMA8 or bigger) are not for me, I don't SLI/CrossFire, and a Full ATX will look crappy with just one GPU. It will just look silly for my build. biggrin.gif
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Wow, really great, clean build! Loving the grey fluid color. going to be doing something similar with my BH2 build! Thanks for listing the drop count +Rep

The BH2 does look good though, much more up my ally, looks like much more fun to build in. What colour case you going for?

The reason I went for grey is so I can match my Signature Plastics keycaps (G20 dark grey) and I plan to buy an IKEA Alex drawers in grey to build my desk, and I already have a grey/mesh chair.
post #13 of 71
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Originally Posted by BornEvil View Post

Heh, this is not my 1st loop, 1st one was back in 2004 on a Core2Duo, (I feel so old.. but only 30 years young tongue.gif). Did a rigid tube loop a few months back in a Define S, As fun as it was doing it there is no unique value to it.

Going back to rigid is just not worth the hassle for me, I plan to replace my platform with Skylake-X next year...

The giant Caselabs (SMA8 or bigger) are not for me, I don't SLI/CrossFire, and a Full ATX will look crappy with just one GPU. It will just look silly for my build. biggrin.gif
The BH2 does look good though, much more up my ally, looks like much more fun to build in. What colour case you going for?

The reason I went for grey is so I can match my Signature Plastics keycaps (G20 dark grey) and I plan to buy an IKEA Alex drawers in grey to build my desk, and I already have a grey/mesh chair.

Sounds like a nice plan! I have the gunmetal option, so I'm going nickel/plexi/black internals with a dark grey coolant. It's going to be tight, but should be a lot of fun!
post #14 of 71
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Gunmental fluid can also be mixed, I remember a YouTube video accidentally getting Gunmetal by mixing every single Mayhems dye LOL

Kinda expensive, I'm sure there is a dye method that can be done more directly and cheaper smile.gif
post #15 of 71
I like this build a lot. Very clean. I did a SLI build with the PC-O6 too and this case is a ***** to work with. Very tight space. A lot of ppl are moving the PSU down on this case. Is there an advantage to that or just a aesthetic decision? Wouldn't there be more room for GPU if you leave the PSU high?
post #16 of 71
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Originally Posted by Lordevan83 View Post

I like this build a lot. Very clean. I did a SLI build with the PC-O6 too and this case is a ***** to work with. Very tight space. A lot of ppl are moving the PSU down on this case. Is there an advantage to that or just a aesthetic decision? Wouldn't there be more room for GPU if you leave the PSU high?

On the contrary, I personally think there is quite lot of room to play with. Everything is pretty much open and laid flat, can get access to motherboard without taking out GPU. Nearly 2 inches on the back for cable management. It'spretty well designed imh.

But sure, SLI will be biatch, with the extra PCI-E ribbon cable et all.

I've only seen FXformat's build that also has moved the PSU down, not that common is it?

Anyway, I moved the PSU firstly for aesthetics, and also, since the 3 radiator fans are blowing into the case for positive pressure, it gives it chance for the air to escape through the the front, rather than blowing directly into the PSU.

I will get a dead spot when the PSU fan spins up, but my Seasonic is semi-passive. I have never seen it spin up under any load with my PC specs.

Ofcouse, could have fit a longer GPU with original PSU position, but Nvidia's reference board has the exact same dimensions for the last 3 generations, and it fits perfectly. With HBM2 coming, they might get even shorter.

I prefer reference boards if I was to watercool, and also would only consider a reference blower if I was to air cool in this case. With an AIB non-blower card, it will just be bathing in it's own hot air. I tested with a MSI 970 and it hit ~85c, usually ~55c.
post #17 of 71
The second pcie cable was terrible to work with. I got this case early and they gave me the pcie cable from the pc07 case. This is how mine look.




I plan to rebuild my computer when the new titan x come out. There are several choices i think i would make differently this time from my previous experience:

-Not use such heavy waterblocks. I used the Heatkiller IV XL. The racks to hold the PCIE extension cables are kinda light and sags a little when used with heavy waterblocks.
-Use LED instead of CCFL.
-Dont do push/pull with thin fans. I tried push/pull with 15mm fans and noise was terrible.
-I would also change my PSU. Seasonic's pin out are difficult to make custom cables with. I bought a pre-sleeved kit from cablemod, didn't like all those double cables, so I made my custom extensions on top of the sleeved cables. That added a lot of bulk. The back of my case is too embarrassing to show.

That's my 2ct for others thinking about using this case.


Did you find that optional fan in the back to be useful?
Edited by Lordevan83 - 7/24/16 at 8:56pm
post #18 of 71
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That looks sweet bud. You got a link to more pictures?

I see that you have the longer Seasonic PSU, it would look great in the lower position with the block of GPUs you have. Personally thinking of buying the new Seasonic Prime PSU for aesthetic reasons. It is 1cm longer than my 760xp2 and should reduce my gap under neath my PSU. With your PSU, it should sit exactly level with the GPUs.

It's kind of wasteful replacing the Seasonic, although the upside down logo is annoying tongue.gif. Just stick with extensions and stock ribbon cables, much easier to hide black ribbon cables (behind the SSD rack). I had a set of custom PET sleeved extension made, it has a beautiful shine under lighting and once trained, you don't need ugly cable combs that spread out the wires. That is how my build seems so clean.

I've ordered the NZXT Hue+ for my lighting, don't need the rgb but want full control for areas to light up white, and to light up the large cable channels right and bottom of the motherboard from behind.

I did not install a rear fan as gonna wall mount it. Did you find it useful?
post #19 of 71
Wicked setup. Just working on my O6s now. Can i ask what tool u used to drill the holes in the metal?

Thanks

Andy
post #20 of 71
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Wicked setup. Just working on my O6s now. Can i ask what tool u used to drill the holes in the metal?

Thanks

Andy

Thanks bud,

For the pump mount holes, I used a 3mm dremel bit for accuracy, then enlarged it with a 5mm bit.

For the pass-through holes, I used a 20mm bi-metal hole saw with arbor.

Being aluminium, it cuts through like butter.
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