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Hey MCBrown, good to see you around, still doing great touches on the build. I almost got mine done too in the Lian Li, but not nearly as well as you have touched yours.

That switch looks more like, james bond movies, bad buy's always have something under their table, like a bomb or a gun. Imagine when you press that when cops come to your house, hey guys I wanna show you something, "don't do it, I said don't even think about it", a switch and a bomb. :rofl

Really looks absolutely gorgeous :drool
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K I made a couple small improvements to interior airflow/cooling. I am now a university student and as such I don't have the money I need to separate my loop into 2 right now, so I've been trying to make whatever performance/cooling mods I can with what I have till I can rework my WC again (should be able to save the $$ in a month or so).

Even though I dialed down the OC to 3.65 for now (I was having issues with GRID and VLC media player crashing even though 3.7GHz was Prime stable 8hrs+), the NB (1.43v) was still getting way too hot for my liking, idling around 58 degrees, load mid-60s. I have lots of spare fans of all sizes lying around so I decided to mod myself some chipset cooling.

I started with an Asus mosfet fan that came with my P5K Premium.



When you take it apart, youre left with a nice little fan and some bitz.



If you take a look at fan in the picture above, you can see that the only mounting areas is a thin plastic ring around the base, which doesn't really allow the use of zipties, so I mounted it with a small piece of double-sided foam tape right on the top of the NB HS.



This is the only orientation that would fit, plus I think this fan is designed to move air around itself rather than in a horizontal or vertical line, if that makes sense.

I also MacGuyver'ed another Kaze Jyuni 1200rpm inside the case which blows from the HDD cage to the general CPU/NB/Ram area. There is a about 1/2" behind the fan, which isn't ideal but its still pushing some decent wind.



Results are pretty good, NB is now idling in the low 40s...



And hitting a clean 50 degrees at load after 15mins Prime blend.



This should be adequate cooling until I can WC the chipset.

Also you might notice in the photos, that the tubing is starting to look a little cloudy. This is something I was worried about with the clear coolant, its not going to stay really clear for long. Also, even though I added three (3) UV dye bombs, the UV effects faded weeks ago. Disappointing...

I am thinking when I drain it I will probably be using orange coolant next. Also when I add the NB block (looking like MCW30) I am pretty sure I will be selling the MCR220 mounted on the back and replacing it with a 3x120 (not sure which one yet - maybe just an MCR320).

Looks like version 1.3 of this case isn't too far off!
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 9/6/08 at 12:03pm
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looks good brown! as for the cloudiness, i had something similar but mine was that the dye was fading after a day. i took apart my loop and cleaned it out/rinsed it. now its working great now. no loss of color or cloudiness. heh, maybe its just dust sticking to the tubings?
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looks good brown! as for the cloudiness, i had something similar but mine was that the dye was fading after a day. i took apart my loop and cleaned it out/rinsed it. now its working great now. no loss of color or cloudiness. heh, maybe its just dust sticking to the tubings?
Thanks, yea I think you might be on to something, before I put the blue dye bombs in the coolant wasn't cloudy at all.

I'm just now starting to tweak the clock skew settings in the BIOS which may really affect my overclock. 3.65GHz falls quite short of my expectations for this processor. Note to self: need more MHz!

The clock skew settings may also allow my RAM to run faster...

This version of the build is now finished and version 3 is underway. A log of the new project can be found here.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 10/23/08 at 10:12pm
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