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Yep according to a tech manual I DLed the board will support 16GB of RAM.

I completely tore down the rig today and reworked everything and mounted the SB and MCH cooler and eliminated the reservoir and did some maintenance work to the Monolith and shortened the lines.

Basically I worked my butt off all day...

I had to make up some adapters to get the MCH Waterblock to fit and a few other little details...decided to recable the hard drives and tidy uip the rest of the interior.

Ran in the loop: no leaks. And am currently back at it Folding...but without the annoyingly loud SB cooler fan.
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Here's what I am using to cool the rig since that may not be evident

Here is what I use top cool the rig.

The metering manifold I built to attach to the cooler. I considered using a prebuilt manifold and I considered using special disconnects and decided to just use what was locally available at this point.


It's as low a restriction and as inexpensive a metering device as I could concoct. The 1/2 acrylic enclosure makes it sit upright.

I ran in the rig right away using 3 Storm Waterblocks and then fabricated a simple backplane/control panel.




The 110VAC is split to two fuses (7A slow blow and 3A slow blow) and then to two water-shielded toggles that send it along to a 100 watt 12VDC PSU and 150 Watt 24VDC PSU. A pair of safety switches interrupt the 24VDC and the 12VDC. A large Ohmite 25W 2A rated Rhesostat controls the 6 Panaflo on the PA 120.3, a smaller 5W rheostat controls the 2 POS fans on the Bonnie Heatercore. The Enlobal intake for the lower compartment runs on full.

I then lined the enclosure with 1" Sonex and reapplied the one removable side panel with industrial velcro. .













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Woow, i wish i had half of the knowledge you have, and half of the talent to work with all these parts. And most important half of the patience you have Thanks for sharing all these.
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It'll run both xfire and SLI.
I didnt think AMD and Nvidia could come to such an agreement.
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Well the rig is so quiet now I can only hear the cooler...life is sweet. Next step is to build a bigger and quieter cooler.
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I didnt think AMD and Nvidia could come to such an agreement.
They didn't, Intel made it happen.
    
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Hiya peeps, i can see its been 4 weeks since the last post, not necro'ing, after some advice from you all. Ive just got my Skulltrail with q9775's and im buggered if i can get winXP on it, ive tried the f6flpy32.exe from intel, hit the magic button during install. Tried the ich9 and ich 8r / 9r driver and i always get BSOD with stop 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000), please, please help me.

It feels as its the raid controller. but im stuck now.

Got 2x WD Raptors 150's in the upper 2 sata channels (0+1 iirc) and got an nec dvdrw on sata 5

Quaddro 3700

(10GB Ethernet card for my 4TB RAID ARRAY) Not installed yet

2x 2Gb Crucial 667 FBDimms (was told that 800's dont work, even though ive had confirmation from intel 800's do.. but thats another story)

before you look at it and go .. eh!!! . Its my latest edit suite. not gaming. Would really appreciate some help in gettin xp on it tho if you could folks, staring at a BSOD // Hardware monitor is a tad boring
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First try using any ports except one and two and see what happens. Then see if you can get a modern OS like Vista to install since it requires no floppy. You'll need to find the "F6" drivers inside the provided driver disk...it's kind of hidden.
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man id love to throw CD good money for a beastly wc rig

i dont think i can do a wc job myself
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I'm sure you could. It's like tinkertoys...
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