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post #7231 of 18196
you mean the dots on the backside? the side that faces up towards the cpu? If so you can get this for your 5870 to cover them up:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11373/ex-blc-801/EK_Radeon_HD_5870_V2_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_RAM_Backplate_-_Black_EK-5870_V2_Backplate_-_Black.html
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Hey guys, some beautiful machines here.

I just bought my new rig, which includes a 600T (white), Z77 Extreme4, AX750, 16gb Corsair vengeance.

I have a few of questions which would be awesome if you could help em out with (my rig's sitting half full waiting to be finished).

1. What are the 4 black plugs coming from the top of the case meant to plug into on the motherboard? They all look identical and are 3 pin.

2. How do people make their rigs so clean? The 2 fans in the case seem to have to plug into the middle of my motherboard? That's where Chas fan 2 and 3 are. This means there's 2 fan cables going across my motherboard ruining the prettiness.

3. Does anyone have any idea where the 1394 (firewire) connection is on the Z77 Extreme4 mobo?

4. What have people done with the USB 3 cable that comes with the case? Have you just hid it behind the case? Or are you using it? If so how have you hidden the cable, rather than have it run through the case, through the water cooling hole out the back and into the USB point.

5. By the looks of it, the bunch of little cables (PWR LED +/-, Reset switch, power switch etc) plugs all go into the same area on my MOBO, but this leaves nothing plugged in above the power or reset switch, is this correct?

Sorry for my noobness, this is only my second time building a PC and the first one was a bit more basic than this. I really do appreciate any assistance.

Thanks so much for any help.
Edited by matthewh133 - 8/31/12 at 2:44am
post #7233 of 18196
Nice rigs in here!

Question: Idea with backplates? Is it just for aesthetics? Because I like the clean look, and maybe I'll go for a backplate myself. I just don't know whether it has any other uses.
 
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3. Does anyone have any idea where the 1394 (firewire) connection is on the Z77 Extreme4 mobo?
4. What have people done with the USB 3 cable that comes with the case? Have you just hid it behind the case? Or are you using it? If so how have you hidden the cable, rather than have it run through the case, through the water cooling hole out the back and into the USB point.
Thanks so much for any help.

3. 1394 (Firewire) seems to have been dropped on those, mine is the same way.
4. I ran my cable along the top (behind the mobo tray) and back through the small opening at the back of the case, then out the special PCI slot cover with a small hole dedicated for such use.
 
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post #7235 of 18196
@ matthew

1. That is the fan controller wires where you plug your fans into. I personally use my motherboards fan controller.

2. Good cable management and leaving unplugged things you wont use. Your just unlucky if your fan connectors are in the middle im afraid. You sure theres none on the outside of the mobo?
Also when you next upgrade, consider colours of components and try to get a theme going.

4. I personally am not using the cable as it will spoil the look and think its pointless using a usb3 socket to power another on the front.

5. Just follow the wiring diagram, should be in your manual. Not all the pins have to be used but depends on your mobo.
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post #7236 of 18196
yeah i know, but the cards aint really big the artic coolers are should have been fine with the dual fans on it these are a bit overkill
post #7237 of 18196
Updated by build today. Done a few cosmetic mods which have improved airflow - removed HDD cage, added extra fans, created a shroud for side. Added a fan to the rear of CPU a few weeks back, this reduces core temps by about 5c which was very handy for me at the time running a 4.4GHz overclock AMD 8120 (was getting rather hot). Now added the PSU shroud in carbon fibre effect, new lighting too.

New and best addition - dwood's custom bracket for the Antec Kuhler 620. Now fitted to my HD6950. Runs at like 34c idle, where as before it was around 46c. Deffo improvement, not to mention that the whole rig is not only cooler all round, but quieter.

Whilst at it, I took off my cable tied fans that I had mounted to underside of H100. Bolted them in, and offset the H100 to clear motherboard - mounting the top fans as they should be using bolts and ties.

FX8120 @ 4.4GHz was running idle at 28c. With the cooling so good, I have tweaked multiplier and voltages to get her up to 4.6GHz stable in prime95 peaking at 61c.

NEXT MODS: New PSU extensions, possibly cut out a new bigger window, backplate for HD6950, red sleeving on water pipes........ then I am done (for now anyway) smile.gif







post #7238 of 18196
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Looks nice and clean. Do you guys think it's possible to passively cool a GPU?

There are passive GPU coolers you can purchase:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37696

But I'd keep a real close eye on temps if you decide to go that way.
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I was just thinking of attaching a waterblock to a card and let it run like that. I like the look of waterblocks, but I have to wait for a bit until I can afford water since I spent a lot more on my PSU. smile.gif

I would never even think about trying to cool a GPU with an empty waterblock. The whole point of rads and pumps is that blocks can't do the job themselves. Plus, they're not airblocks, they're waterblocks. Trying to use it as you suggest will just damage something (most likely the GPU, but I suppose it would be possible to warp the block as well).

Why in such a rush that you're considering damaging your equipment? Just use it as is until you can complete your water setup.
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

Hey guys, some beautiful machines here.
I just bought my new rig, which includes a 600T (white), Z77 Extreme4, AX750, 16gb Corsair vengeance.
I have a few of questions which would be awesome if you could help em out with (my rig's sitting half full waiting to be finished).
1. What are the 4 black plugs coming from the top of the case meant to plug into on the motherboard? They all look identical and are 3 pin.
2. How do people make their rigs so clean? The 2 fans in the case seem to have to plug into the middle of my motherboard? That's where Chas fan 2 and 3 are. This means there's 2 fan cables going across my motherboard ruining the prettiness.
3. Does anyone have any idea where the 1394 (firewire) connection is on the Z77 Extreme4 mobo?
4. What have people done with the USB 3 cable that comes with the case? Have you just hid it behind the case? Or are you using it? If so how have you hidden the cable, rather than have it run through the case, through the water cooling hole out the back and into the USB point.
5. By the looks of it, the bunch of little cables (PWR LED +/-, Reset switch, power switch etc) plugs all go into the same area on my MOBO, but this leaves nothing plugged in above the power or reset switch, is this correct?
Sorry for my noobness, this is only my second time building a PC and the first one was a bit more basic than this. I really do appreciate any assistance.
Thanks so much for any help.

1: Can you post a picture of the cables? They sound like the fan controller cables.
2: Don't use your motherboard to control the case fans, use the built-in fan controller.
3: No.
4: I used to have the USB 3 cable routed under my video card and out the back. It's pretty easy to run it along the bottom of the GPU with most cards. It's almost invisible under there. Now, I have an adapter to plug that cable into the motherboard, so 90% of the length of the cable is hidden behind my motherboard. Note you could also rout the USB cable out the same hole the CPU power cables rout through, down at the rear of the case and out the first available hole.
5: I'm a little thick today, I'm not quite sure what you mean by " this leaves nothing plugged in above the power or reset switch, is this correct?". The power and reset switch on the case are at the top, so there's nothing above them. If you're referring to the power and reset headers on your motherboard, I don't know. That depends on your motherboard. Every front panel connector on your case should have a corresponding place to plug it into on your motherboard. Your owners manual will show you where all the connectors go. If you're not sure, go to the manufacturers website, get the PDF version of their manual and post a picture of the of the board and connector list.

Here's a general rule of thumb: Every device in your computer (HDD, DVD, PSU, MOBO, FANS, GPUs) that has a cable plugged into it or coming from it, first rout it to the other side of the case through the nearest grommet hole, then rout it where you need it, and only pull it back through the grommet hole that's closest to its destination. Always start with the mindset that everything routs around the back, never across the board unless you just can't do it another way (such as the USB 3 cable). In that case, rout it along an edge instead of going across the board. Along the edge of the bottom of the mobo, and the up the rear edge and out, along the rear edge from the top toward the bottom and out. Or under the GPU (or some other card if you have one) and out (by "out" I mean out the back of the case, or plugged into their appropriate header on the mobo).

The bottom of the GPU is a great place to rout a cable or two because most GPUs have such large coolers on them that take up two slots, it's easy to hide a cable between the two slots under the card.
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post #7239 of 18196
Megatroid, why do you say not to use the mobo fan controller? Ive found asus's fan expert to be very good. And why adjust fans manually when your mobo does it for you according to temp? All of which is full customisable allowing you to choose temps for fan power % at different stages.
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This is my new build, finally got around to taking a photo of it.



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