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post #51 of 104
+rep for the commitment you showed in building the system with a broken wrist
The build looks great . Keep up the good work
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wastedtime: thanks... the cast has been off for a month or so now. Having a cast definitely made working on the project tough!! all the most recent work (version 1.2 of this project) has been done with 2 good hands, thankfully!
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Oh wow, the fan grills really make a difference! Just goes to show you even the cheapest of parts, when utilized correctly, can make a great effect. Awesome little touch man!
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Thanks repo!

I'm (somewhat anxiously) waiting for some stuff to arrive today... nothing too serious: a fan controller, a couple fans and some ram sinks. Other than these minor things there's not much to do but sleeve all the fan cables (black) and wait to pick up a CPU before the end of the month...

I'll update with pics when this stuff gets here...
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post #55 of 104
Nicely done McBrown.. I like the way you got everything in without heavily modding the case.

Anyway you can take a better picture of that res, I would like to see how you actually mounted it. I have the Gigabyte 570, just a lil different from yours, its not as high as yours is, I believe width wise its also the same. Recently purchased a voodoo customized lian li v1000 case, but its been modified badly, its hard to get stuff in.. Thanks..

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Nicely done McBrown.. I like the way you got everything in without heavily modding the case.

Anyway you can take a better picture of that res, I would like to see how you actually mounted it. I have the Gigabyte 570, just a lil different from yours, its not as high as yours is, I believe width wise its also the same. Recently purchased a voodoo customized lian li v1000 case, but its been modified badly, its hard to get stuff in.. Thanks..

Thanks miggs.

If your case has 2 exhaust fans in the back you can probably mount your res like I did. I had to drill 2 holes in the back of the case. It's out of the way and above the pump so it's all good. Here's a couple shots...





The small order I was waiting for finally arrived! Most important in it was a new 500GB HDD and a Scythe Kaze Master fan controller. Also got some cheap peripherals for another build and some shorty ram-sinks.



I mounted the new Ultra Kaze 2000RPM as the 'push' fan on the 120 rad in the front and cut a strip of foam for the rad to sit on so the fan controller just barely fits. But it does fit and it looks good (the protective film is still on).



The fan controller situation works out perfectly... The controller that's built into the front of the case at the top will control the three 38mm fans on the roof rad and the 120.

The Kaze Master will control the four blue-led fans in the front and behind the 2 rads. The blue-leds fans behind the rads ('pull') looks great, not too bright. The Kaze Master allows you to turn the fans off too so I can turn the lights off when I'm sleeping.



Since there's so many fans I made a little diagram on Paint to sort out how they'll be plugged in (rads aren't shown)... I ordered a bunch of 3-pin fan splitter thingys from eBay to help with the fan issue. I got 10 of 'em for $.75 a piece.



Turns out I'll actually have a couple empty fan plugs on the motherboard. So either I won't need as many splitters as I thought or I will just have room to add some fans down the road...
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/9/08 at 1:56pm
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post #57 of 104
Brilliant makes perfect sense. I could use the easy way out, use double sided tape lol. I like the way you used 1 res for 3 rads that control 2 loops, well in a way its one.

You should have also cooled the northbridge and southbridge.. You had enough cooling power left.

But I get really very good ideas for my build, I think I am gonna leave the Lian Li..

edit: Forgot to thank you for the pic.
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Brilliant makes perfect sense. I could use the easy way out, use double sided tape lol. I like the way you used 1 res for 3 rads that control 2 loops, well in a way its one.

You should have also cooled the northbridge and southbridge.. You had enough cooling power left.

But I get really very good ideas for my build, I think I am gonna leave the Lian Li..

edit: Forgot to thank you for the pic.
Oh buddy... believe me I want to WC the chipset really bad but I don't have the $$ right now. When I do get around to adding a NB waterblock I'm going to split the cooling system into 2 separate loops. I'll need to buy another reservoir and another pump to run the 2nd loop. The loops will look something like this...

1: MicroRES > MCP655 > MCR220 > CPU > MCR120 > NB >
2: Res2 > Pump2 > MCR220 > GPU > (2nd GPU eventually) >

I'm planning my next project already and my current project isn't even finished!

I MacGyver'ed a mounting methed for the front rad that would lift it enough to clear the Scythe fan controller and also be easily adjustable. A piece of cardboard and some packing foam works just fine and it will be all covered up.

I cut some channels in the foam for the rad 'feet' to sit in. These also prevent the rad sliding around on the foam...



After mounting a 38mm fan on the front rad, I needed to push the rad so far into the 5.35" bays to fit the fan controller that the tubing in and out of the rad is a little longer than it needs to be. It's not gunna hurt anything though...

Also NCIX is planning to have the DFI LanParty DK X48-T2RSB 'Plus' (features a removable NB heat-sink separate from PWM-sinks - handy for WC down the road!) in stock in the next few weeks so I'm going to return my X48-T2RS and order the newer version of the board... I'm still waiting to pick up a CPU so its not much of a delay.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/9/08 at 10:37am
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post #59 of 104
Interesting.. I was just thinking of how I am going to lift the rad if I mount it on the top of the case. My PSU is one of those long ones, if I mount the rad on the case up there, the cable will be coming in the way of the rad. Oh I didn't realize that 4 L brackets will do.. I just thought of that..

Oh and just noticed you live in BC, nice I live in AB..
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I installed the shorty Enzotech ram-sinks onto the memory chips that were missing heat-sinks. I hope they're short enough to clear the tubing...



I also hooked up all the case fans to make sure they were all gunna work for me. The Kaze Master gave me a couple troubles, but I got them mostly ironed out now... The thing looks sick!



I got a couple more Invisible Blue dye-bombs with my last order. I'm going to wait till its dark out and bust out the UV cathodes. I think I'm going to add one more dye-bomb now (I want it to be bright UV blue!) and save the other till it fades. I'll post some pics later..
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