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P.S- I'm running the standard grills vivithemage posted a link to.
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I exchanged my ASUS P8P67 PRO B2rev for the Sabertooth board and added a second 5870 that I picked up cheap on ebay:




post #793 of 18196
Looks ALOT better than mine!!!
Mine is just ugly!
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I got mine water cooled finally, twas a process, ended up REALLY nice!

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water...-2500k-2x6950/


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Looks awesome!!!! Good work. I'm jealous... no dual quads on it like me??
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Originally Posted by rickm000 View Post
Looks awesome!!!! Good work. I'm jealous... no dual quads on it like me??
hehe, I thought that would be overkill!
post #797 of 18196
Finally got mine done. Not as clean or neat as others but fit 8 hard drives and 2 optical drives plus a front USB 3.0 hub and a mobile rack.



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Isewake- I like it! With all that cash you spent on drives- i think you paid more than my both my 580s!!!
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post #799 of 18196
Hurray -- I'm done. Except for one minor detail (a fillport which will be done in a few days when I get the parts).

My adventure with watercooling went off without a hitch, although it sure was a lot of work. Nerve racking as well since this was my first attempt at watercooling. There's nothing like staring at tubing with maniacal paranoia at three o'clock in the morning hoping all the connections were nice and tight. But YAY! No leaks.



The Swiftech Pump and Reservoir really turned out well. Fit perfectly in the case. The second pic shows a mod I did to the reservoir. Replaced the screen and mesh with a tube and reconfigured the inlet to the top lid. This was a mod suggested by Martin of Martin's Liquid Lab and it has worked very well. Was able to bleed the system in less than 1/2 hour and am getting no discernible turbulence in the reservoir even with the pump running at full speed.

Incidentally, the PWN control of the pump is fantastic. Don't have to worry about a separate pump controller or anything. It's all done automatically by the motherboard.



And here it is in all its lit-up glory --




Which brings me to an obligatory rant. There are no cold cathode tubes in this build. All the UV lighting is supplied by one 12" UV Sunlight Stick. Works great, takes up hardly any space and just plugs in to a molex header.

Initially I tried cold cathode tubes -- what a colossal waste of time and money. I had a bunch set up throughout the case interior. Of course, they wouldn't reach to the inverters which I had fastened to the backside of the motherboard tray. No way was I going to have those ugly blue boxes strewn about the case.

So I bought extensions -- And this is the rant part. They DO NOT work. Any length over six inches or so causes the cold cathode to become inoperable. Long story short -- wasted a lot of money for nothing. Why do suppliers sell these things when they know full well that using them is a no-go? They could at least place a disclaimer in their description of the item in their online catalogs that cold cathode tubes will NOT work with extension cords. Oh well. Live and learn.

All in all it's been a fun and educational experience. Spent waaaay more money than I intended to but what the hey -- at least now I have a kick-ass system that will run with the best of them.


Happy Computing,

Bo


Almost forgot -- my temps at idle are CPU: 27 27 29 24 for the four cores (temps in centigrade) GPU's: 40

At load (this is after a 4 hour Prime 95 stress test (blend)) CPU: 64 64 69 63 GPU's: 56

And yes, I keep it fairly cool in my home office. Temp is around 18 degrees Centigrade.

So, all in all, I'm happy with those temps...
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post #800 of 18196
Dude- nice job for a first time water build!!!
Looks great! You guys are inspiring me to pretty up my rig!!
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