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post #11 of 52
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yup - and if they ever change the motherboard format, all you need to do is replace the mobo tray in the case - i love it man, i LOVE IT - there is no better case out there if you can afford it
    
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post #12 of 52
thats how i talked my self into paying that much for it- figure itll last 3x as long as a $100 case and i can fit all of my water cooling in the case (and im using a dual heater core ) and i still have room for more stuff ....
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Crimsonmango!! Where are the updates!?! lol Im dying over here
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post #14 of 52
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well today, the x1800XT arrived, as well as the 2 fans for the top of my case:


[img]http://www.*******.com/sneaky/p3mic3/x1800xt_1.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.*******.com/sneaky/p3mic3/hm5.jpg[/img]
    
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Woot more pics! lol.
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post #16 of 52
The x1800xt is a huge card isnt it?

I'm debating about the DD block for the card...its a DEFINITE possibility.

Are you gonna at least run it on stock first? Then upgrade to water? I'm hoping to get a good idea on what the temp difference will be
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post #17 of 52
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this card gets MADD toasty with the stock heatsink unless you have the fan at 100% speed in ATI Tool, which turns it into a blower version of a tornado fan - even then, hot air is POURING out of the blower exhaust - the waterblock should do this card LOTS of good
    
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ooh... its a bit off-topic from the project log, but i've been chatting with an old friend down in chitown for a while, and we wandered onto the topic of computers, and i started babbling about cooling, and how i wanted a DI/LN2 tube... he wanted to know what that was - i showed him pics of some on XS, and hes just sends a reply "give me dimensions and i can probably make it happen"

so if he can make it happen, its going to be a hawt custom thick-wall dry ice tube - 2" ID 2 1/4" OD main tube - 12" tall

and a base thats 1/2" thick, and milled somewhat like this one that i found on XS, but with the center dimple enlarged a little bit, and grooves cut where the lines are:




oh hot damn, if this comes together as planned, this 955XE will be going sky high for some sick little benchmark runs in addition to the treat of being WC'd under a Storm G5
    
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edit: nevermind
    
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[img]http://www.*******.com/sneaky/p3mic3/ooc1.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.*******.com/sneaky/p3mic3/ooc2.jpg[/img]


ripped everything out of the case today to integrate the DD ATI-X18 block into the WC loop... which will probably happen tomorrow or thrusday night (so i gotta have this damn thing laying on my tool cabinet until then)
    
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