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Great stuff
Question : Why did you choose AP-15 instead the high rpm ones , considering GTX rads you are using .
Btw where did you buy ap-15 (sold out everywhere i know)
I went with the ap-15s because it is what my water cooling loop is built around. I used them before in a couple builds and have absolutely fallen in love with the AP-15s. They are without a doubt the best fans when it comes to sound vs performance.

Since I knew I would be using the AP-15s, I went with the Black Ice GTXs because of skinnee's awesome review found here. As you can see in that review and the chart below taken from the review the Black Ice GTX is the best performer at 1850 rpm.




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Not sure why he went with the ap-15s on those rads because really only offer a .4c advantage over the fesser ones. GTX rads only shine at the 2300/2800 range where they are .5C-1C cooler than the rest. But i suppose it could be for the noise/performance of the fans still an interesting choice. Other than the rads nice set up any reason you went with 4GB dual instead of 6GB tri?
In water cooling, every degree or half-degree counts.

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P67 only supports Dual Channel...
Yeap!
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It's just that if I ever bought GTs to be paired with the GTX I would buy the high rpm GTs (3000 rpm IMO)
Well you have your own considerations , ap-15 is still a good choice (plus it will definitely easy to sell back)
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It's just that if I ever bought GTs to be paired with the GTX I would buy the high rpm GTs (3000 rpm IMO)
Well you have your own considerations , ap-15 is still a good choice (plus it will definitely easy to sell back)
Noise is a huge concern of mine. Thus the ap-15s and the fan controller. If I did not care about noise, I would have gone with the higher speed fans.
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Just got finished doing what little painting will be required for the build.

I bought the clear shrouds because of 2 reasons. 1st, they are 20mm. Which according to a test done by Martin is almost the best depth for shrouds. 2nd, they were $2 a piece! But, clear will not fly with my build, so they needed to be painted -

Before -







After 5 coats of flat black spray paint -









The 800d is known for horrible air flow inside the case. So I bought this adapter that will allow me to install an additional 120mm intake fan in 3 unused drive bays. The front of the adapter is a nice black aluminum which matches the 800d perfectly, but the adapter's removable fan bracket is silver.... silver will stand out like a sore thumb. So I painted it too.

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After 5 coats -










It is going to get cold tonight, so I moved all 9 shrouds and and the fan adapter inside for the night to dry -



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Subbed....I cant wait to see it when you are done!
post #16 of 32
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The only case mods I plan to do are drilling holes to swap the stock 140mm intake fan with a GT and drilling a hole to add a fill port. The 120mm fan mount holes are drilled and done -

The original fan -



Original fan out and new fan sitting beside it -



New fan mount holes drilled and fan installed -





I got the CPU in the motherboard, the heatsink on, and ram installed -





The 580GTX's stock heatsink was next to be replaced -



Stock heatsink removed and all the thermal pads installed. I really wish EK would have cut those for me, it probably took me a good hour to cut them and place them on the card -



All done, back plate and water block installed -


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*waits impatiently for an update*
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Very nice...looking good.
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Where did you get those shrouds for only $2?
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Where did you get those shrouds for only $2?
Some random company had them listed on Amazon. I thought it was to good to be true, but I ordered them and they came in. It must have been a listing error that they ended up honoring as they have since been removed from Amazon at that price.
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