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thanks for the love fellas!!

Seems not too many people are following this build, maybe because I didn't use a work-log creator or something... better luck next time, I guess

I am not at home this weekend so I can't test the rig (such bad timing!). I have booted into windows, but I've also had a couple BSODs and the system likes to hang at the POST sometimes. I'll have to iron out these kinks next week. Maybe a BIOS update will help...

Anyway heres a shot of the GPU block installed and the CPU in the socket waiting for the waterblock. TIM got a little smeared, as you can see...



K, here's a shot of the rig running! The Tracer LEDs look amazing on the tubing and the tube coils. The UV effects look way better at night but I haven't run the rig at night yet, so no photos... yet



Here's a screenie showing the CPU stats and load temps at stock speed.

Clock: 2.83GHz
stepping: C1
stock voltage: 1.18v
VID: 1.250v



These temps are higher than I would have liked. I might need to do a remount and lap the CPU.

Idle temps are definitely not right as they show the same temps as load. Also when I test the sensors using RealTemp they show '0' activity.

I've hear that some 45nm quads have wacky sensors. I'll have to do some reading up on OCing 45nm quads in general next week...

If anyone can give me some tips I'd greatly appreciate it!

THx
M
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/16/08 at 7:05pm
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Looks awesome man, I don't know why more people haven't checked this out!
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Lots of people have been checking this build out. Around 3000 views is no easy task. Its just that people haven't posted. But I am sure all of them were like when they saw the pictures.

EDIT: Yes you idle temperatures are slightly on the higher side, but I cant really help you with that . I am a complete noob at watercoling
Edited by wastedtime - 8/17/08 at 12:53am
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hey! nice build! as for the high temps on coretemp, your tjmax is way too high! lower it to 95C. thats what 45nm cpus should be at. thats most likely what real temp is registering your tjmax is at. you could also do some idle calibrations too.
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Thanks everyone!

At this point this build is 95+% complete. All that's left is overclocking the CPU and getting a new side window made.

I was able to take a good shot to show the lighting at night.



This board has an advanced BIOS so it's going to take me a while to get accustomed to the layout and functions.

Intel is releasing official DTS information on 45nm CPUs this Thursday which will allow for much more accurate monitoring of 45nm temps. I won't try any OC till then, instead I'll try to streamline the BIOS and get used to the new layout.
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As per the updated title, this build is 95% complete now... Of course I will be tinkering around with the lighting and cable management but the major work on the case is complete (aside from modding in an optical drive at some point). I updated the first post with pics of the completed build and it's status.

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There will be a few minor updates still to come as I finalize the final OC. I'm at sig clocks now, still testing... Going beyond 3.6 (424fsb) will need much more tweaking on this board. Got any ideas?? No one else seems to...

I added 'attitude' to the case without really meaning to the other day. I made a couple shrouds for the 'pull' (38mm) roof rads from some old 120mms. These ended up pushing the 38mm fans about and inch above the top of the case. Combined with the cheapo fan grills, I think it looks great. My friend said it reminded him of a musclecar.



The pull fans under the rad are blue-led so the blue sort of faintly comes through the rad and reflects off the bottom of the grills... looks great at night.

Ill be doing some experimenting with the temperature sensors that came with the fan controller today. Hopefully I'll have em mounted and working reasonably well by the end of the day.
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Lol, that really does resemble a hot-rod! That or a mohawk

Looks good man Looks great man!
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Lol, that really does resemble a hot-rod! That or a mohawk

Looks good man Looks great man!
Thanks repo.

I got the temperature sensors mounted after I did a little testing (here) to make sure they were relatively accurate.



From left to right, temps 1 and 2 are HDDs. They are (surprisingly) accurate for cheap sensors, within 1.5 degrees. Temps 3 is mounted to the roof 220 rad and temp 4 is mounted to the 120 rad.

Until now, the 2 switches for the 4 UV cathodes were zip-tied together and sort of floated around in the case. This meant to turn the cathodes on or off I had to take the side panel off. Not cuttin' it.

So I integrated the switches for the UV cathodes into a piece of plastic in the bottom front part of the case. Here's a shot of them finished



It's not a very pretty, but its totally hidden. All its take is a brush of a fingertip across the red switches to turn the cathodes on or off. The switches protrude a tiny bit more than the screw heads, so you know when you're touching the switch.

All-in-all I'm happy with how these 'loose ends' turned out. They are the sort of details that really make a build feel polished.

Definitely nearing completeness now...
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 8/28/08 at 2:21pm
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The switch in the bottom is a really nice touch. I approve!
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