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Bro, I'm going to ask you to do 2 things.

1. Get back to us with those benches.

2. UPDATE YOUR SIG AWWWWWWW YEAHHHHHHH

Amazing rig man, I'm super jealous.
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post #43 of 85
I dont know if your into having a window on your case...

this window here is really nice...i have it on my p80...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8455/cpa-266/Lian_Li_W-75BT_Window_Side_Panel_-_Black_W-75BT.html?tl=g1c161s616

fits like a glove...also changing out the blue led front fans is easy...i changed mine to green ones..

this video shows builder dissect the p80 case...shows u theres a fan plug in at the bottom of your case door

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egFX-H-az64[/ame]
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post #44 of 85
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Hey everyone, time for an update!

Good news, build generally went well. It took me a couple hours to troubleshoot some booting / power on issues and other hardware installation concerns (yay stripped screws), but now she's online and running steady while folding at least.

The rest of the parts *finally* just came in today so while it took me a couple weeks to really get this together, I wanted to take a little time and do it right since it was also my first self-build in a good 10 years... More pics and another video or two to follow hopefully soon!

@ d33r - Thanks for the info on that. In fact, that's exactly the same window I did in fact pick up. I wanted to show off the insides a little bit after all smile.gif. I'll check out the video in depth later, though I do cover some of the same topics in the videos I'm processing now (ie. case door and so on).
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Originally Posted by The-Real-Link;11719651 
Hey everyone, time for an update!

Good news, build generally went well. It took me a couple hours to troubleshoot some booting / power on issues and other hardware installation concerns (yay stripped screws), but now she's online and running steady while folding at least.

The rest of the parts *finally* just came in today so while it took me a couple weeks to really get this together, I wanted to take a little time and do it right since it was also my first self-build in a good 10 years... More pics and another video or two to follow hopefully soon!

@ d33r - Thanks for the info on that. In fact, that's exactly the same window I did in fact pick up. I wanted to show off the insides a little bit after all smile.gif. I'll check out the video in depth later, though I do cover some of the same topics in the videos I'm processing now (ie. case door and so on).

cool hope you enjoy that beefy rigg...and that Lian Li case...is really top notch in my opinion...the front door closes with a strong latch sound...real solid case smile.gif
in my p80 case i dissabled the top exhaust fan from the stock fan controller...iv heard from some reviewers that they thought it was pulling the air out too fast before it was able to reach the mobo components...thats up to you to decide...(i left the fan in its spot still..but its unplugged from the fan controller..so its not in use)
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post #46 of 85
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Part 4 is up! The rig is up and running smile.gif.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYC3CgHoAVQ[/ame]

Another photo-dump next.
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Here's another update as to how it's all coming along! More notes are on each image and at the bottom of the entry.

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#5
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#6 Part of the top fan controller board.
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#7 Taking her apart. 3 screws on each side, two for the tray, six for the top base, eight for the top ridge, twelve for the front bay fans, and for more for the controller! Eeek! Doesn't help when screws are pewter-like non-hardened pieces of crap and they strip.
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#8 Base fan board.
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#9 Coming along smile.gif
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#10 Figured for as how little I use power tools, it was time to break out a drill and had to go get a screw extractor set from Home Depot.
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#11 I had to carefully hold pressure both against the case and drill to take out the couple nasty screws... Had to bore in a good deal too.
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#15 Maybe I should've just bought the red slim-line red Lian-Lis instead... Oh well this works for now and the cables could *not* reach any other way.
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#21 Of course Melchior wouldn't be complete without some branding smile.gif
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#22 ...Or a window.
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#29 Resistors... will be doing some VGA signal modding later smile.gif
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That's it for now! I'd show the wireless card I picked up but it's totally DOA and broken. I'd also show some cool 2-GPU shots but the second card was likewise dead and is now in RMA-land back to EVGA. Oh well at least everything else works great so far. One more photo dump and whatnot to come once I can mod a bit more or I get some of the cards back.

Also as of note, yes it's messy but not much I can do about it - airflow however and temps appear to be utterly exceptional. Also, that front-panel HD audio header... yeah due to putting an AXP on the 580 it is completely removed. Cleans up that part of the case a little and may even cool the southbridge a little.

Got probably one last video or so and one last batch of photos and the installation will be complete! cheers.gifthumbsupsmiley.png
Edited by The-Real-Link - 12/22/10 at 3:01pm
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"Nerv"

Uberm sternezelt ricchet gott wie wer gerecht...

Melchior, casper, balthasar, " the magi represented my mother in 3 aspect's my mother as a scientist. my mother as a woman. and as a mother.

"nerv' German for Nerve. is a clandecent organization that is the key to human instrumentality
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Amazing job! Makes me want an SR-2 tongue.gif.
    
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A SR2 with a NERV logo? You, sir, are my idol.
     
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