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<span style="color:#000000;">First of all I came up with a name for the build and secondly I made some massive changes to the build. Those who took a look before will notice that most of the Delta fans are gone and that I've switched the HSF to a Tuniq Tower 120 (if I can get my hands on one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">).</span><br><br>
Note that although I'm linking to Newegg, I did not order from them. It's just to give people a link to the item.<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002" target="_blank"><br><b>PSU 0: OCZ GameXStream 700 Watts</b></a> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103512" target="_blank">PSU 1: Enermax EG565P-VE FMA(24P) 535 Watts</a></b> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028" target="_blank">Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP</a></b> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)<span style="color:#000000;"><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003" target="_blank">CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (L630A Batch)</a></b></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank">Memory: G.SKILL Extreme F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ</a></b> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102051" target="_blank"><br><b>Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900XT</b></a></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br>
(not the ATI brand, but the closest, since Newegg doesn't stock them anymore)<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829156001" target="_blank"><b>Sound Card: AuzenTech HDA X-Plosion</b></a> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112105" target="_blank">Case: Lian Li PC-G70B</a></b></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span></span></span><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br><br>
Hard drive, optical drives and floppy drive will be recycled from my current rig, which is going to my brother.<br><br>
Now for cooling (this <i>was</i> the main reason for the second PSU).<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835154001" target="_blank"><b>CPU HSF: Tuniq Tower 120</b></a> <span style="color:#FF0000;">(Back Ordered)</span><br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118001" target="_blank">GPU HSF: Zalman VF900-Cu</a></b></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;">(Received)</span><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999344" target="_blank"><b>CPU Fan: Silverstone FM121 110CFM</b></a> <span style="color:#FF0000;">(Not Ordered)</span><br><br><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12ff.html" target="_blank"><b>Case Fan [0]: Delta EFB1212VHE 151CFM</b></a></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">(Not Ordered)<br><br><b><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999122" target="_blank">Case Fan [1]: Thermaltake A2018 94CFM</a></b> <span>(Ordered)</span><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999151" target="_blank"><b>Case Fan [2]: Thermaltake A2368 78CFM</b></a> (Not Ordered)<br></span></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br><a href="http://www.anitec.ca/product/6344/silenx_ixtrema_ixn_40c_quiet_copper_chipset_cooler/" target="_blank"><b>Northbridge, Southbridge Heatsinks: Silenx Ixtrema IXN-40C</b></a> <span>(Shipped)<br><br><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de40ff1.html" target="_blank"><b>Northbridge, Southbridge Fans: Delta FFB0412MN 16CFM</b></a> <span style="color:#FF0000;">(Not Ordered)</span><br></span></span></span> <span style="color:#008000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><br>
As for the case fans, the Delta will be replacing the stock rear exhaust fan. The 78CFM Thermaltake will replace the front intake and the 94CFM Thermaltake will replace the side intake.<br><br>
Idea for using dedicated north- and southbridge heatsinks, courtesy of Chozart. The two 40mm Delta replace the stock fans on these.<br><br><b><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/14665" target="_blank">Pictures can be found in my gallery here on OCN.</a></b> I will be adding more pictures as parts come in (case was shipped, camera is going to have alot of fun with that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">).<br><br>
Thanks for checking out the thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br></span></span>
 

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The GameXStream is more than capable to power that rig, even with the Delta's. No reason for the second PSU. I have the FSP Epsilon 700W, which is identical to the GameXStream, and you see my rig. If it can handle mine, yours should be easy.<br><br>
Also, I think the Deltas are overkill. I think 110 CFM Silverstones would be enough. And I DO recomment mounting a fan on the heatsink, and not on the case intake. When mounted on the heatsink, the airflow will be forced through the heatsink, while if it's even a little bit away, air has an escape route, and will take that route, since it's easier.<br><br>
And you plan a lot of exhaust and not intake.. I prefer a little higher intake flow as compared to exhaust flow, since it results in a good airflow in the case, and it keeps dust out.<br><br>
Finally, I would get dedicated coolers for the North- and Southbridge instead of mounting fans on existing heatsinks.
 
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The reason I decided to include a second PSU is because even though the GameXStream has 4 rails with 18 amps each, only one dedicated to motherbaord and accessories (the other 3 are for CPU and GPUs). Assuming I do get all those Deltas, they will draw 9 amps at startup and around 7 afterwards, which I found kind of iffy.<br><br>
I hadn't thought of the space between the heatsink and the fan. I'll put in a duct to prevent air from taking the easy way out. That should work, right?<br><br>
I realize my case will have a negative pressure with all the exhaust fans I'm installing. If I keep this setup, I'll have 48CFM more leaving than coming in. I suppose I could use the stock exhaust fan as an intake for something else. That would change my -48CFM air flow to a +8CFM.<br><br>
How's this chipset cooler for the north- and southbridge chips?<br><br><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/akakchco.html" target="_blank">http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/akakchco.html</a><br><br>
Maybe replace the fans with the 40mm Deltas? Also, should I put some small heatsinks on the MOSFETs at the top? Is it worth considering I have an x9 mutliplier and won't need such a high FSB?<br><br>
This is why I left cooling for last to be ordered. Thanks for replying.
 

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Still don't understand the Delta's<br><br>
I really don't expect much difference between, say, 110CFM and 220CFM... I wonder if the additional airflow will help. A good 110CFM fan gets temps awefully close to Ambient already, and you can't get lower than that on air.<br><br>
And under NO circumstances connect those Delta's to your motherboard! Those fans draw way too much current for that!<br><br>
The Gamexstream delivers 50A combined max load on the 12V rails, which should be more than plenty, including the delta's
 

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What I meant was that according to the sticker on the PSU, it says that the first rail is dedicated to the CPU, the second rail is for a second GPU and/or a second CPU, the fourth rail is for the first GPU and the third is for everything else (motherboard power, hard drives, optical drives, fans, etc...).<br><br>
If that is accurate, it will mean that those Delta fans (assuming I keep them) will be eating up 7 of the 18 amps, leaving 11 amps for the other components running on that rail. At boot time, those fans will be drawing 9 amps, leaving 9 amps for everything else on that rail.<br><br>
Hey, look at it this way, this is an experiment in air cooling to see if a 220CFM fan has any actual real-world benefit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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In yuor case, the PC Power & Cooling Silencer should have been your PSU:<br><br><a href="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S61EPS" target="_blank">ULTRA-QUIET PSU: SILENCER® 610 EPS12V</a> for $159, 49A single 12V rail<br><a href="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75EPS" target="_blank">ULTRA-QUIET PSU: SILENCER® 750 EPS12V</a> for $199, 60A single 12V rail
 

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That's what I originally wanted to include, but to buy from PCP&C directly (as that was the only place I found them) would cost more than the two that I'm ordering now.
 

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Received the GameXStream, G70B, VF900 and E6600, which is an L630A batch. I haven't heard anything about it before and both searches on OC.N and Google came up short, so we'll have to see what she can do. <a href="http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/121959-e6600-week-29-30-a.html" target="_blank">Found a thread on week 30.<br></a><br>
Pictures of received items will be up sometime during the weekend. It's Thanksgiving this weekend in Canada (which means a nice 4-day weekend), so feel free to yell at me if I haven't put any new pictures up.
 

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Yeah, I know, it's Thursday and I haven't put up any pictures. I'm sure you must all be devastated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"> Well, it turns out that I didn't have time to take and post pictures of new hardware during my four-day weekend... hell, I didn't even have time to do my homework!<br><br>
Anyway, I made a minor change. Switched the north- and southbridge coolers from Evercool VC-RA's to Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II's. I received the Enermax as well, will put up pictures along with everything else in a few days (I hope... I think I might be able to do some on Sunday, maybe not all, but some).
 

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New pictures have been put up on <a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=14665" target="_blank">the gallery</a>. I've done the two PSUs and the VF900. I'm working on the E6600 and the case right now. Will be put up as soon as it's done.
 

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My camera batteries died yesterday, they're recharging now. I was able to take some more pictures, so in the meantime, I'll putting up pictures tonight of the E6600 and a sneak-peek of the case pictures (only because it's not done yet).<br><br>
Aforementioned pictures are now up.
 

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Dredging up my old thread, first off massive changes have been made and the build has been given a name. Also I put up pictures of the X1900XT (which seem to be a hit; almost 600 views in 5 days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">).<br><br>
I already installed the VF900 onto the X1900XT, but totally forgot to take a picture of the naked core. Sorry guys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> However, I did get a picture of the core with spreaded AS5. I'll be putting it up later.
 
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