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post #11 of 18
don't wc your ram its a waste of money,a nd really blocks the flow of the water to go though the ram blocks, chipset cooling aint really that good use of your money either, id cool your vid card next.
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post #12 of 18
pretty nice just wire manage and dont walk into your radiator by accident lmao
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yep.. in Buffalo. I think my dad likes to visit Hector's Hardware... pretty cool!

Yeah I gave my tubing lots of slack because i need to pull the reservoir out in order to fill it or... open the cap/etc. I can def cut some off for from the cpu return but the push to the radiator is what it is... gets stretched out straight along the top when i pull the res out.

If I planned out my fill port differently... may have been a diff situation but I wanted to save some space between the pump i picked out and the res that can accommodate the pump...and use up some of my bay space.

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i missed some of the replies... yeah the only reason why I figured I would cool the mem is because i'm OCing that close to 1700 and potentially/eventually higher when the mem is only rated for 1600... and I would have liked to drop the fans.

For starters it sounds like I should focus more on my wires. I might just break down and buy another modular corsair/PSU. It would be about the same $$ then be buying a chipset or ram block.

The box is under the desk so yeah my foot should be able to avoid it heh.

No one jumped on my temps (badly) so I guess they are about where they should be given my room. Thanks for the feedback
    
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post #15 of 18
nice first time build,

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post #16 of 18
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so I took everyone's comments to hart and made a number of revisions

1. now running distilled + silver (the blue glow turned out to be pretty)
2. spent more hours trying to hide cables or make sure that at least... 90% is black It's not easy on a R3 Gene in a full tower (which was intentional... wanted room!)
3. installed my 2nd small radiator I had but never installed in the first place... could not figure out a good way to mount, but then the spot I picked out does a great job hiding cables behind it , heh. This rad is fter the cpu (which I'll use when I actually get a GPU block... but for now might as well have it in there so it's not sitting out )







All the photos/large versions:
http://picasaweb.google.com/11804533...eat=directlink

The extra rad gave me an added 1 - 2c drop. Nothing great but... not a waste. I'll hit the GPU off of that rad eventually so it will be put to some use.

Thanks for browsing & suggestions
    
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post #17 of 18
Hey nice build, way to clean up the wires! much more presentable! All in all, one of the better DIY builds I have seen considering your components. Nicely done! Whats you temps like?
 
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post #18 of 18
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Depending on my ambient room temp of 72 - 76f, idle is around 32 - 38 depending on the core... And 64 - 68 with prime95... And sometimes hits 69 - 72 depending on the test. This is at 4.2 ghz with 1.3xx voltage.

When the room gets chilly I get better temps but when the furnace kicks on they are what I specify above.

Thanks for the feedback those wires are a pain
    
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