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i'd hope so... but.. i think i'm quarter way through on yellow and orange for 1/8"... ><
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HOLY MOLY! That just looks smoking hot! The sleeving and the UV are an amazing combination! Definitely will go up for Mod of the Month!
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Looks pretty good; if you want to WC a CPU + 2x GPU, then you really need more than just a single radiator (which is why your temps were so high).

It looks like you spliced 2 PCI-e power connectors to the same set of 6 leads; each connector should really have it's own dedicated set of 6 pins going back to the PSU.
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HOLY MOLY! That just looks smoking hot! The sleeving and the UV are an amazing combination! Definitely will go up for Mod of the Month!
:blush: repo! i would never have even thought about MotM.. that is an honor coming from you! that totally just made my day! i even feel ok about the burst tubing and the huge leak because of your comment! i am humbled by your comment! thank you soo much!
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Looks pretty good; if you want to WC a CPU + 2x GPU, then you really need more than just a single radiator (which is why your temps were so high).

It looks like you spliced 2 PCI-e power connectors to the same set of 6 leads; each connector should really have it's own dedicated set of 6 pins going back to the PSU.
hey rado! yea.. i got a good taste of what the 360gtx could handle. but as for the pcie connectors, the stock cables came like that so i figured i'd make my own.. but i don't think my psu has another slot for pcie 6pin.. i know it has one for 8 pin but not another 6 pin.. =\\

edit: nvm! it does have another one for the 6-pin pcie! i'll make another one later on! could you also explain the benefits of each having its own dedicated 6 pins?
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dude, its like epic, stunningly gorgeous to look at. I am usually not too big of a fan of all the neon uv stuff but in the case of your mod...

great work
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dude, its like epic, stunningly gorgeous to look at. I am usually not too big of a fan of all the neon uv stuff but in the case of your mod...

great work
CR not you too! you guys are seriously making me blush! i really do feel humbled by your comments! i'm also feeling a bit embarassed but at the same time, i'm extremely happy. thank you so much! i'll try to make it even better as the last of it comes together!
Edited by nafljhy - 8/3/08 at 5:09pm
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could you also explain the benefits of each having its own dedicated 6 pins?
The PCI-e power connector on the graphics card is to allow the card to draw up to 75W more power than what can be supplied through the PCI-e slot. Typically power supplies use 18AWG wire for the PCI-e power connectors; 18AWG wire is rated for a max of 2.3A (per supply/ground pair) for power transmission, which corresponds to a max of 82.8W over the 3 12V/Gnd pairs in the PCI-e power connector. Having 2 PCI-e power connectors spliced into the same set of 6 wires could result in a larger current draw through each wire than what it's rated for, which can lead to the wire overheating and melting the insulation ....
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The PCI-e power connector on the graphics card is to allow the card to draw up to 75W more power than what can be supplied through the PCI-e slot. Typically power supplies use 18AWG wire for the PCI-e power connectors; 18AWG wire is rated for a max of 2.3A (per supply/ground pair) for power transmission, which corresponds to a max of 82.8W over the 3 12V/Gnd pairs in the PCI-e power connector. Having 2 PCI-e power connectors spliced into the same set of 6 wires could result in a larger current draw through each wire than what it's rated for, which can lead to the wire overheating and melting the insulation ....
ooh!! ok! thanks again rado! i'll make two new separate ones asap!
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alrighty! i took apart my previous pcie 6pin and recreated it into a single one. it still looks pretty good. you'll have to trust me until i get my other card and add it into the rig.
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