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It was time. I wanted to get my fingers wet again. I liked the way my NZXT Tempest came out, but i wanted something cleaner with MORE space. My boss got one of these cases a while back and didnt realize its full potential untill i started seeing others stuff it full of stuff...

So here is my start. Right now i needed to at least get my rig into it and make it usable. The weather in michigan is still as stable as Linsey Lohan after a coke binge, so painting the inside is not an option yet. Another month or two and she'll be torn back down for painting, that is unless i have to go on the road (possibly getting my CDL-A).

Here's my rig:

Cooler Master 932 HAF
M3A79-T Deluxe
AMD Phenom II 940 @3.4
Mushkin Red Line 2x2GB @ 1067 5-5-5-15-2T 2.1v
Diamond HD 4870 512MB x2 (thank you tigerdirect.com!!!)
Western Digital Green Power HDD 500GB x2 RAID 0
LG Blu-Ray DVD
Samsung DVD-RW
Corsair TX750w PSU
Swiftech Dual 120 Rad
Black Ice Extreme II Dual 120 Rad
1/2 ID tubing/barbs
Swiftech Apogee GT
XSPC 4870 full coverage waterblock x2
Swiftech 655 pump
Swiftech Micro rez
Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED fans x5
Cooler Master 230mm fans x2
Blue Cathode 12'' x2
 

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What liquid is that? It glows pretty good for no UV lights to be in there.
 

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looks amazing!
Thank you!

Your sister is awesome btw (her qoute)

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What liquid is that? It glows pretty good for no UV lights to be in there.
Its actually the little container of crap that came with the Swiftech 220 ultra kit. Its nothing special just some green nail-polish-remover smelling stuff. Doesn't say anything about UV reactive, which wouldnt matter anyway since i dont have UV cathodes.

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your bottom card looks bowed
It actaully is crooked. I think the slot on my mobo is a little crooked. I tried everything. It looked like that before i put the block on it in my other case
 

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Emersonsc, very impressive! How long did it take you to setup/configure everything? The wire management is clean.

Great job
 

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Emersonsc, very impressive! How long did it take you to setup/configure everything? The wire management is clean.

Great job


As it sits now, it took about 10 hours. The difficult part for me was figuring out where and how to mount the pump. The other tough part was figuring out how to sleeve haha I had never sleeved before and thought it was like heat shrink. NOPE. tha stuff melts and makes a mess when near heat
oh well you live you learn

I still have a toggle switch to mount for the cathodes, and i got to flip the side fan over to use that as an exaust. Right now my case ambient temps are too high, im sitting at around 40 idle. Not happy with that as it brought all my temps up to around 40-43.

The top and bottom rads are pulling cool air in, the back fan as well. The front fan is the exhaust. and im making the side fan exhaust too. Anyone have ideas for a different set-up?
 

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As it sits now, it took about 10 hours. The difficult part for me was figuring out where and how to mount the pump. The other tough part was figuring out how to sleeve haha I had never sleeved before and thought it was like heat shrink. NOPE. tha stuff melts and makes a mess when near heat
oh well you live you learn

I still have a toggle switch to mount for the cathodes, and i got to flip the side fan over to use that as an exaust. Right now my case ambient temps are too high, im sitting at around 40 idle. Not happy with that as it brought all my temps up to around 40-43.

The top and bottom rads are pulling cool air in, the back fan as well. The front fan is the exhaust. and im making the side fan exhaust too. Anyone have ideas for a different set-up?

Emersonsc, what device/tool did you use on the heat shrink to get it to work?

In regards to your airflow question, I've never worked with WC'ing equipment but I'm thinking maybe you could switch the rear fan to exhaust and the front to intake. There could be more heat build up behind the case where the rear fan is intaking. I'll give you a ring to one my buddies to see if he can chime in on your airflow question.

Good luck
 

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emersonsc, good-looking set-up.


I'm a little confused about the temperatures you cited. When you say "case ambient," what do you mean exactly? Is this a reading from a probe mounted somewhere inside the case? Or is this a reading from one of the sensors on the motherboard?

I think a most relevant question is your room's ambient temperature, as well. Do you happen to know what your room's temperature is?

As far as fan setups go, I would go along with what thlnk3r suggested and have the fan set up as an intake and the top rear fan near the CPU socket to exhaust; the side fan I would make an intake as well. Try that configuration and see if that results in better system temperatures. If it doesn't, then at least you'll have a better idea of what works and what doesn't.


Good luck.
 

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Emersonsc, what device/tool did you use on the heat shrink to get it to work?

In regards to your airflow question, I've never worked with WC'ing equipment but I'm thinking maybe you could switch the rear fan to exhaust and the front to intake. There could be more heat build up behind the case where the rear fan is intaking. I'll give you a ring to one my buddies to see if he can chime in on your airflow question.

Good luck



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emersonsc, good-looking set-up.


I'm a little confused about the temperatures you cited. When you say "case ambient," what do you mean exactly? Is this a reading from a probe mounted somewhere inside the case? Or is this a reading from one of the sensors on the motherboard?

I think a most relevant question is your room's ambient temperature, as well. Do you happen to know what your room's temperature is?

As far as fan setups go, I would go along with what thlnk3r suggested and have the fan set up as an intake and the top rear fan near the CPU socket to exhaust; the side fan I would make an intake as well. Try that configuration and see if that results in better system temperatures. If it doesn't, then at least you'll have a better idea of what works and what doesn't.


Good luck.


Thank you both i will give that a try. As far as ambient its a probe on the mobo im assuming.
 

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temps went down big time! thank you! btw my room temp is around 69-71F
Emersonsc, right on. I'm glad that helped. Let us know how everything else works out. What is the highest temp you typically see during summer time (ambient)?

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Emersonsc, right on. I'm glad that helped. Let us know how everything else works out. What is the highest temp you typically see during summer time (ambient)?

Good luck

No clue. I havent lived in the same house for two consecutive summers in about 4 or 5 years. Lifes a little rough in michigan chasing work :-/
 

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No clue. I havent lived in the same house for two consecutive summers in about 4 or 5 years. Lifes a little rough in michigan chasing work :-/

Emersonsc, sorry to hear that.

I was just wondering. For me when summer hits, my ambients are usually around 26-27C. That usually raises my machine temps by like 4-5C. Ack

Good luck bud
 

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Looks amazing, makes me wish I have some money so I could do that to my HAF


Why did you choose to put the PSU on the top? (out of curiosity)
 

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Looks amazing, makes me wish I have some money so I could do that to my HAF


Why did you choose to put the PSU on the top? (out of curiosity)
Had to for my rads. I have one rad on the bottom for vid cards and one rad on top for cpu. Cant have the PSU on the bottom if you want a rad down there
 

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Had to for my rads. I have one rad on the bottom for vid cards and one rad on top for cpu. Cant have the PSU on the bottom if you want a rad down there
What I would've done is put one rad up top, and the other externally mounted at the back via a rad box.

Either way, your setup looks great. I will be doing my first WC within the week. I just got my CM HAF and my MCR320, just waiting on my order from Petra's Tech.

Good luck with everything man.

jam3s
 
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