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SM8 + Bitspower tube res combo = 715 bones....all for a little more rad space and a place to mount my HDDs. puke.gif

I could get a third 780 + blocks for that many pennies! This would be so much easier to pull the trigger if it was all right in front of me.
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post #4422 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

SM8 + Bitspower tube res combo = 715 bones....all for a little more rad space and a place to mount my HDDs. puke.gif

I could get a third 780 + blocks for that many pennies! This would be so much easier to pull the trigger if it was all right in front of me.

Yeah, it's not the easiest to pull that trigger at times, now just imagine doing it with 2-SM8's, an S3 and an STH10 with accessories for all of them all at once......... It was just over $2600 biggrin.gif
post #4423 of 22267
Haha wow, well you are a true enthusiast, I'm jealous. It wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't a poor college senior whose only income is a part time job and student loans rolleyes.gif

It's just a really gratifying hobby, to spend time planning and perfecting every aspect of your build with the most premium components. But #yoloswag420 right?
Edited by Anoxy - 1/25/14 at 11:16pm
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post #4424 of 22267
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Yeah, it's not the easiest to pull that trigger at times, now just imagine doing it with 2-SM8's, an S3 and an STH10 with accessories for all of them all at once......... It was just over $2600 biggrin.gif

My case with the 2 pedestals and all the accessories was more than $2700 from case labs!!
post #4425 of 22267
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Haha wow, well you are a true enthusiast, I'm jealous. It wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't a poor college senior whose only income is a part time job and student loans rolleyes.gif

It's just a really gratifying hobby, to spend time planning and perfecting every aspect of your build with the most premium components. But #yoloswag right?

What I did was look at other builds to build up motivation, and checking out reviews and images and results from people which revved me up to pull the trigger each time w/o looking back. I was starting to regret things once I hit a surplus of issues, but now I can't ever see going back to Air cooling, My TH10 is quieter than anything, and cool as well.


Need to put in 1 more CL order for a fan holder on the Mobo side then I'll be done w/ case fans, 39 total for now, may go 40 if I decide to stick a 120 RAD near the CPU fan for additional cooling since the CPU gets the temps up a bit, the 480 after it cools it down significantly prior to hitting the GPU's figured adding in one more 120 might give me another 1-2 C drop.

Latest of the build thus far, added the ZxR to it which barely fit due to the way I have the GPU tube going from the top card into the case lol. Got lucky on that one. Gonna do some cable management when I'm all done, both internally and externally. Probably order a pedestal in a year or so as well as a riser.

Gonna grab the NZXT lights after looking into them, and help light up the interior. It's super fun honestly. These cases are simply amazing!






Edited by LunaP - 1/26/14 at 8:43am
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post #4426 of 22267
Spar paint those optical drives.
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Spar paint those optical drives.

They're going to either be removed later and or covered w/ 3M carbon fiber. The build is still incomplete. Oddly they don't fit on the anti vibration mounts since they're to wide so I can hear it in the case when its on or reading a CD.

Deciding what type of landscape I'll put on top of them to hide them as well as add to the theme. Thinking a Chouzo or something. Just need to find one.
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post #4428 of 22267
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Originally Posted by LunaP View Post

What I did was look at other builds to build up motivation, and checking out reviews and images and results from people which revved me up to pull the trigger each time w/o looking back. I was starting to regret things once I hit a surplus of issues, but now I can't ever see going back to Air cooling, My TH10 is quieter than anything, and cool as well.

Haha on the contrary, that will be my downfall. I've just finished my first custom loop maybe a month ago and I already want to tear it apart and upgrade again, mostly because I look through build logs and photos on these forums so much, and I see what can be done.

At this point it really doesn't have much to do with performance. Mostly just a little more silence, and aesthetics.
Basically, right now I'm just trying to decide on color of SM8 (black or white) so I can grow into it and slowly build up a nice aesthetic. With the parts I have now, it probably won't look amazing right away, but as I slowly change components or switch to acrylic with new fittings down the road, it will start to take shape. So I'm just trying to plan accordingly for that.

Anywho, your build looks great. Please don't cover those drives in tacky 3M carbon fiber though tongue.gif If anything, just paint them matte black to match your case.
Edited by Anoxy - 1/26/14 at 10:35am
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post #4429 of 22267
A little bit of over spray to clean up then some pearl white for the logo.
Then the hard bit...2mm edging for all the logo in black.....

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What length screws do you guys usually use when mounting fans through the drop-in mount to a rad? 30mm? 35mm?
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