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Ever wonder what the owner of the company is running? After all, with any hardware imaginable at his disposal, Hank Baron, President of Performance-PCs.com, had to decide what would be the best possible components for his latest watercooled rig. With the goal of a fully contained high performance system cooled with Fluid XP+ EXT and using dual loops, twin pumps, dual reservoirs, and 4 independent radiators left the Silverstone TJ09 as the best choice on the market for this new rig. The radiator choices were all selected as best possible on the market that also fit in the cases interior with no issues hitting waterblocks or 8800 video cards. The top of the case was cut and fitted with a Black Ice GTS 360 along with 3 Noctua 1200 Silent cooling fans and a custom laser cut radgrill. This rad cooled the first of 2 loops which was only the dual video cards in SLI. The second rad mounted on the internal fan (connected to the side intake ducts) is a Black Ice GTX120 which is used primarily to cool the processor. The loop completes then by cooling the Northbridge and 2 voltage regulators using the fabulous EK chipset and mosfet water blocks, as well as the OCZ FlexXLC ram which feeds a Black Ice GTS120 mounted on the rear 120mm case fan. The case uses two Swiftech MCP655 water pumps and two Alphacool Cape Bullseye's which are custom mounted to the front of the case to anchor both loops. Completing the watercooled setup is the Swiftech Apogee GTX CPU block, the Danger Den NV-8800GTX SLI GPU blocks, and 1/2" Tygon tubing for most of both loops. The ram had split off 1/4" tubing and the Southbridge cooling was accomplished with a blue Orbit chipset cooler since this does not get extremely hot to warrant a water block and because we wanted to use the PCI slot to install the Asus PhysX card. Power to this extreme system uses none other then the Koolance 1200 Watt Water Cooled PSU. This power supply is simply an engineering marvel and allows cool and silent operation while allowing for hard core overclocks. This PSU has its own radiator to cool it and includes a great set of modular cables. So what is all this cooling?? Well Hank's choice was, of course, Intel's QX6700 CPU (running at 3.48 Ghz) mounted in an Asus Striker Extreme mother board with 2 GB of OCZ FlexXLC PC9200 Water cooled Dual channel DDR2 Ram. The video is handled by a pair of eVGA 8800 GTX 768MB graphics cards. Storage is accomplished with dual 150 GB 10000 RPM Western Digital Raptor drives in RAID 0 for operating system and programs and a single Seagate 750 GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II drive for data storage. This Seagate drive is enclosed in an ICY Dock Hot swapable hard drive rack so that the data is instantly portable. Audio is provided via Creative Labs X-Fi Fatal1ty 24-bit soundcard. Needing a single optical drive that does it all, it was a no-brainer selecting the Lite On 20X SATA drive that features the nifty Lightscibe. The floppy/card reader combo selected was the best on the market with the new Scythe (YE Data) YD-8V08. A Matrix Orbital MX-212 LCD panel was used for showing all the system specs, as well as the weather and all the MP3 info Winamp can throw at it. Compliments to the case were black anodized Lian Li Casters for easy movement on the floor and some AC Ryan Twin Overboost UV cathodes for interior case lighting. With too many overclocks to list and CPU and case temps in the upper 20's to mid 30's and GPU's in the lower to mid 40's, makes this Quiet PC, with striking good looks, the perfect Gaming machine! Of course the pictures here are for what could be.......
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WOW that thing looks like a box of intestines at a rave

i would not want to clean that thing but other then that looks pretty good
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What's with the fan thingy sticking off the back of the PSU?

Is that the liquid cooled PSU?
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Whoa were they trying to rip off my system?

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WOW that thing looks like a box of intestines at a rave
What do you call mine? Lol.

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What's with the fan thingy sticking off the back of the PSU?

Is that the liquid cooled PSU?
Yes
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I'm sorry, but eww. I'm not a fan of the simple-looking cases, which is why I'd never buy a Lian Li, either, so that's probably why I don't like this one.
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Wow..... that's a LOT of tubing. Putting that thing together must have been quite the challenge. They should have gone with a peltier if they're going to put that many radiators to cool everything.
    
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Whoa were they trying to rip off my system?



What do you call mine? Lol.

Theres like 4 loops in that thing...
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That must cost a fortune.
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All those tubes and maintenance are reasons I don't plan on going liquid cooling :X
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