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She is almost done, just have to get my 6970 to replace my old 260 gts biggrin.gif
Dont mind the cables, im still working on better routing for some of them tongue.gif

Wow man that looks really good, how did you paint it? Must have had to take everything apart.
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Ya she was completely stripped down, I had my friend paint it at his work. Its flat white and im not sure what exactly he used to paint it but it looks really clean, just gotta get diff color leds and better cable management biggrin.gif

Thanks for the compliment on it!
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post #1493 of 2409
hello
i have been reading this thread and i have seen at least two builds with nzxt sentry 2
but i got problem because i have to push controller much deeper so it can reach nearest holes for screws
this ain't right it looks horrible, how can i solve this?
i would like to see this sentry not moving
thanks for looking into it
post #1494 of 2409
Okay, first post. biggrin.gif I got bit by the Vulcan bug. sicksmiley.png

Been building mATX boxes for about 6 years now (started with the quintessential Antec Aria and moved on to subsequent X-QPack builds). I've done some decent overclocks on air in the X-QPacks (E2160 from 1.8 ➙ 3.0, Q9550 from 2.83 ➙ 3.4), so I'm familiar with air flow & cable management. I really like the additional space with the internal layout of the Vulcan, and given the current crop of out-of-the-box water cooling solutions I've decided to give WC a try. I like the idea of a quiet cooling solution and the potential for more heat removal/better OC.

Here's my components:
  • NZXT Vulcan (Obviously).
  • ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z. Have had good luck with Asus and wanted to eliminate MB as OC LIMFAC. Also wanted 2 PCI-E slots for dedicated PhysX now, possibly SLI later.
  • i5 2500K. Current sweet spot CPU for performance/cost with good OC potential.
  • Patriot Viper Xtreme 2x4GB (PC3 15000). Cheap DDR3 1866 RAM with good reviews.
  • LEPA G700-MA 700W 80+ Gold Modular. Normally I avoid off-brand power like The Plague, however I read this review and decided to roll the dice.
  • Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD. Took a gamble with 2281 controller even though there's a firmware update to fix the BSOD problem. I hate that prices are falling like a rock and I could probably get it 30% cheaper on Black Friday, but I had to pull the trigger at some point.
  • eVGA GeForce GTX 460 SC EE (External Exhaust). From previous build.
  • eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS KO. Dedicated PhysX card. Also external exhaust. From previous build.

In general, I try to keep noise to a minimum. Unfortunately, the external exhaust cooling solutions on the GTX 460 and 8800GTS get fairly loud under load, so I'm trying to minimize additional noise (fans, etc.) - those two cards make enough racket already.

After reading this entire thread (yes, all 150+ posts to date), I decided to go with the Asetek 545LC mounted to the rear 92mm exhaust port. I'm partial to clean installs, and the pics of the OEM WC solution on NZXT's Vulcan product page appealed to me more than other arrangements. Plan A is to use the 545LC in a rad ➙ fan ➙ case arrangement (as in the pics). Might switch to internal push/pull (fan ➙ rad ➙ fan ➙ case) if I can't get the results I'm looking for (4.0-4.5. on the i5 2500K ) with the pull config.

Plan B is a 120mm solution mounted at the front intake. I went ahead and removed the upper and lower 3.5" drive bays to reduce the likelihood of tube interference with longer video cards. (For the upper 3.5" bay I drilled out the rivets and tapped a couple of the holes so I could reinstall it with machine screws if necessary.)

I do have some lingering build considerations:
  • 92mm radiator fan(s). I've had great results with Enermax T.B. Silence 120mm fans (specs) on the X-QPack builds. However, static pressure with radiators is a new variable for me. Is there some sweet spot or ratio for CFM/static pressure for WC? Is there a "gold standard" fan for radiators?
  • Lapping the HS/CPU. With WC is it worth lapping the HS base and/or CPU? I know it makes a small (but appreciable) difference with air cooling. Is it worth the trouble for WC?

TIA for the replies.

EDIT: I should note this is a gaming PC - it's only on when being used, not 24x7.
Edited by Palisade - 10/23/11 at 7:43pm
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post #1495 of 2409
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Originally Posted by Sizomu;14853658 
I have been S.T.A.L.K.I.N.G this thread for weeks and I can finally say:rolleyes.gif
- NZXT Vulcan
- Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z
- Intel Core i7 2600K Boxed + Cooler Master GeminII S
- Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600Mhz
- EVGA GeForce GTX580 3GB
- Crucial m4 256GB + 1TB+3TB HDD
- Corsair AX750

.....Are on the WAY!
Wish me luck, that things go well!... and I promise Pictures. smile.gifcheers.gif

going from:http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/745223-pureoverclock-cooler-master-elite-430-a-2.html#post11173178 to VULCAN!!!biggrin.gif

Sorry for the Delay but here is my Evidence......
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post #1496 of 2409
Finally decided to Join the club, here's my Rig:

NZXT Vulcan
Maximus Gene IV Z
Intel Core i5 2500k @4.5 Ghz
Sapphire HD 6950 Dirt 3 Ed. @900/1350 Mhz
Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
Antec Kuhler H2O 920

I'm definitely getting a Modular PSU Later since I had lot's of troubles with cable management using the one I have.

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Just recabled, specs in signature.

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Sizomu very good very good bravo management cable the best

starla4 you copy me for the ROG sticker on the side of the box

Sizomu how did you do to pass the cable from the CPU 12v al rear of the card or the box?
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post #1499 of 2409
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Originally Posted by lucas.vulcan;15512885 
Sizomu very good very good bravo management cable the best
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Sizomu how did you do to pass the cable from the CPU 12v al rear of the card or the box?

Thanks, behind the MoBo, I will post some pic soon. It barely fits... but it FITS:D
    
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Hey going to make my sig rig sometime this next month .
All the info is put in as my spec just waiting for things in the mail.
Any tips when i put this together?
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