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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby KC_JoNeS » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:31 pm

I live in south China, so the temperature and humidity play a role in my cooling needs. I run a QX9650 chip at 4.0GHz (not too hight for 24 hour running) and a GTX280 pumped pretty hard. As you can see, I run a small TT radiator as this is a TT Armor case, and then I run an XSPC twin 120mm fan radiator at the bottom after the graphics. I also run the tube outside the case after the graphics for when I need to do a quick drain. During heavy gaming or number crunching, my CPU can reach 55C, and my GPU can reach 59C. Running Prime95 or Orthos, my CPU will hit 67C max. Overall, I am pretty happy with my setup.

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QX9650 @ 4GHz | GTX280 | Asus P5Q3 Deluxe MoBo

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby Bad Dad » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:52 am

ASUS Striker II Extreme, C2D Q9450, 8 Gig Memory, EVGA 8800GTX Triple SLI, Thermaltake 1000W PSU, Thermaltake Armor + Case, Acer 24" LCD, Water Cooled, 12 Foot DVI Cable, Vista 64 Bit SP2

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby RedFang300 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:38 pm

Hmm well I posted this in my own worklog but I noticed a case gallery so ^.^ here you go.

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby bambihunter » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:48 pm

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This is my favorite one listed so far. So much water cooling, so few hoses... Clean! :ugeek:
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PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby Mikesnow » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:01 pm

I only have a video of my current one on youtube here

once I get my Obsidian 800d and i can start putting my new one together I will update with more. Here is a teaser of the new one that I am waiting for the case for.
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Intel Core I7-3930K w/CPU-360
32GB Patriot Viper3 Series 2133MHz Ram
2x Corsair Performance Pro CSSD-P256GBP-BK (Raid0)
2x Western Digital - 1TB HDD (Raid1)
EVGA GTX 680 w/VID-NX680
Silverstone ST1500 PSU
Corsair Obsidian 800D

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby goosedizzel » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:20 am

Here is mine...

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Silverstone TJ09
Antec 850Watt PS
eVGA 780i
Q9550 OC to 3.19 (Will push up at later date)
8GB GSkill
2x 8800GTS 512MB Sli
2x WD 74GB Raptors RAID 0
3x WD 1TB HDD's
Koolance RP-1000BK, 13mm Tubing
Asus VW246H 24" Widescreen LCD

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby koolkat » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:05 pm

My rig is no longer bleeding-edge (it was, when I built it about three years ago) but I'm on the planning/purchasing stage of my next build based on x58/Core i7 and 3-way SLI. Since I'm about to retire this dinosaur (though it still handles Crysis pretty well), I might as well let it have its curtain call. It is my first build after all; I learned so much from it.

Here are the specs and photos of my soon-to-be-retired rig:

Cooling: Koolance PC4-1036BK 1000-watt integrated liquid cooling system with an additional 400-watt radiator
Components in Loop: CPU, 4x video cards, southbridge, northbridge, 2x voltage regulators, 4x RAM modules and 4x HDDs
OS: Vista Premium 64-bit (about to install and try out Windows 7 RC 64-bit in another partition)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz @ 2.90GHz
RAM: 4GB SLI-certified OCZ 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Kits
MB: ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
Graphics Cards: dual EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 (quad SLI) OC'd
Display 1: DVI-D output to an Optoma EP739 HD DLP projector onto an 8' x 4.5' Da-Lite screen (110" diagonal)
Display 2: DVI-D output to an AOC 22" LCD monitor with 20,000:1 DCR and 2ms RT
Sound: onboard Realtek AC'97 Audio, SPDIF output via Toslink (optical) cable to a 770-watt 7.1 surround receiver + 100-watt active subwoofer
Array 1: dual 74GB WD Raptors (RAID 0) exclusively for operating systems and applications
Array 2: dual 500GB WD Caviars (RAID 0) for storage
PSU: SLI-certified Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watts

At 33c (91.5f) ambient room temp with all fans (including rad fans) set at the lowest speed, temps are as follows:

Idle:
CPU (Tcase) = 42c
Core (Tjunction) = 47c
GPUs = 45c
system = 40c

Under Load:
CPU (Tcase) = 47c (HL2: Episode One); 49c (Prime95)
Core (Tjunction) = 54c (HL2: Episode One); 56c (Prime95)
GPUs = 49c (HL2: Episode One); 46c (Prime95)
system = 41c

For all of the above temps, pump was at medium speed that yields a flow rate of about 1.3 liters-per-minute (quiet). My configuration can do about 2 lpm at full pump speed (noticeable hum).

Based on the above test results, Tcase to Tjunction deltas are 5c for idle and 7c under load which, I believe, are well within the specs for an overclocked E6600 C2D according to the "Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide". The Tcase/Tjunction temps under load (49c/56c) are way below the E6600 "hot" threshold of 60c/65c respectively. I reiterate that the test was done at 33c (91.5f) ambient room temp. Load temps are always around 16c higher than ambient. The Tcase "hot" threshold for E6600 C2D as specified by the Guide is 60c. Therefore, my current setup can theoritically be operated up to 44c (60c minus 16c) or 111.2f ambient room temp before Tcase hits "hot".

For the temperature quide, go to: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/22174 ... ture-guide - a good read.

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby TrickyGizmo » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:08 am

I finished my project and I'm posting some photos of it here. My project notes and build blog are on a site I just set up: http://www.digitalhelix.com The entire sordid history of the why and how of my mod project can be found there, but I wanted to post here first and say thank you to the members of this forum who dispense great advice and are a huge resource. I bit the bullet and decided to go full Koolance everywhere I could, and I'm glad I did, I just wish that Koolance had or would offer some sort of one handed, push button QDC instead of the push and turn. I keep nicking O rings, which is not good.

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby bambihunter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:45 am

TrickyGizmo wrote:I keep nicking O rings, which is not good.


Me too, I wonder if the newer ones still have that problem...
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: CASE GALLERY

Postby bambihunter » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:17 am

*edit - good lord, sorry for the size of the pics :o . I will edit those in the next day or so and replace the pics*

**pictures finally edited - I don't know why this site doesn't scale their pictures like most do...**

Here's my triple loop mostly Koolance system. It started life as a PC5-1336BK. I added a 2x80mm radiator and four 80mm fans in a push/pull config right above the power supply. I also added a rear 120mm radiator and a 120mm x 38mm fan to pre-cool the water after it leaves the power supply.

My system features an Asus Crosshair II Formula motherboard topped with an AMD 955BE OC'd to 3.95 in XP and 3.8 ghz in Vista and Windows 7. A pair of Asus GTX280TOP video cards (OC'd to 714/1620/1233) , 8 GB of OCZ Flex DDRII 1200 memory, and 6 SATAII 250GB drives in 3 separate RAID-0 Arrays (XP Media Center 32 bit (mostly for old games and folding), Vista Ultimate 64, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64). Koolance PSU-1300ATX-12N power supply.
The CPU maintains a temp below 50c at all times even while folding at 100%. This rig nets around 25k points per day while folding.
I can hit 4.0 stable but once the room starts to warm up (which it does with this rig running) it starts to act wierd after a few hours.
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Side view showing the overall complexity of the build. Without full-coverage blocks, this is extremely difficult to make this look clean. There is just so many tubes and wires... My next system, I will find out what full coverage blocks are available, THEN buy the motherboard they fit.
The OCZ Flex factory installed hybrid memory aluminum water blocks left something to be desired. They have such a small hole in them, that even in 4 way parallel I thought they would severely limit flow so I decided to put them on their own loop instead of with the CPU and GPU's. I couldn't put them on the MB loop because they utilize copper radiators since that was all available in that size.

It is a subtle mod, and hard to pick out, even for those familiar with the V2000 series cases. To give me room to allow me to room to use the radiator up front and still use the factory filter, I moved the front hard drive rack back to the next set of holes (the original location had a double middle rack) which was about 3/4" back then drilled new holes. If a person really wanted to, they could use the HX422 radiator in there without the fan filter but it would be VERY tight but at least mine would have fit.

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The front showing my pair of RP-1000's and RP-980 as well as my DVD-RW's:
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The back showing the rear nozzles coming out of the Koolance 1700 watt power supply and my second radiator in that loop:
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My custom mounts on the northbridge on my Crosshair II Formula. This was before I switched them out for the CHC-122's.
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***Update*** I am now running a pair of EVGA GTX295FTW's in series/parallel. I now net around 45k PPD folding. Pictures are below (finally). Note how much the tubing has oxidized.
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PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans


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