Project "Unus Multorum" - Rebuilding the Rebuild
So I had my first WCing baptism a few weeks back at Digital Overload, my motherboard was totally fried. Not to be put off I saw this as an opportunity to upgrade my machine, unfortunately cash was not permitting so instead an incremental upgrade and MORE COOLING! Can never go wrong with more.
Waiting on a 4870x2 from CMetaphor but I am itching to get this thing up and running, swapping out the videocard will happen once PPCS gets my new block to me.
So pics! *click to enlarge*
Got a top for my 655, looks a LOT nicer this way
Some fittings from zlojack, love the look of compressions:
Motherboard with the sexy Heatkiller block, LOVE the look of this baby, sleek and sexy:
And my biggest fan and assistant:biggrin:
Somehow sitting on my lap counts as help around here
Hopefully the Heatkiller 4870x2 block gets here speedily, I can't wait, hopefully I can have the rig up and running by this evening, then some thermal tests to see how that IC Diamond TIM works, under water for CPU/GPU and probably air for the GPU as well, time permitting.
Well things change quickly, a few quick orders and the build has changed a great deal.
The New Build:
Corsair Dominator GT
The guts, one of the most expensive piles I have ever made:
GPU looking all big and impressive:
And his new clothes:
One big red and black board, this thing is a dream to work with:
And a money shot with the ram installed, too bad the flash oversaturated it:
While I am waiting for a few stray pieces, here is a test shot of what my sleeving will look like once the cables are all in place
Not the best job I could have done, but I am pleased. Still waiting on a few things, the case is still out at the powder coaters, hopefully getting jazzed up nicely.
This board though, great to work with, glad I followed MpG and got it, I nailed 3.8Ghz and 2000Mhz ram in under an hour with decent temperatures, 4Ghz is stable but requires a bit much voltage.
Hopefully more to come soon.
Wow, Heatkiller blocks and MMod-style sleeving? This'll look sweet when done. And I'll try to restrain my envy over those memory sticks. :biggrin:
You'd better have a window on that case... anything less would be a crime!!! :)
My pretty pretty former videocard, hehe. Hope you're enjoying it Chucklebrother!
ON a side note, the build looks great so far (and I love cats) but prehaps you should strap your individually sleeved wires together with thing black zipties? No?
And I'll try to restrain my bank accounts pain:)
All I have left to sleeve is the 6-pin pcie, which is going to be tricky because I don't want to do the whole PSU(extenders can be used after this psu is retired) and I forgot to buy the extender:doh:
Hopefully the powder is done today or tomorrow and I can get some shots of it.
Edit: you guys are ninjas at posting!
Minor update, got the case assembled and am now just waiting on a few miscellaneous parts before I start the final component assembly.
Been a long time since an update, work on it is finally happening(got the missing pieces).
Got my pump all prepped for it's time in the sun
The leftover bracket from my old reservoir is absolutely perfect for this application, can slide the pump side to side and easily up and down, mounts where I wanted it without any fuss:thumb:
I got kind of ghetto-functional with my psu, I couldn't find what I needed to screw it in so I cut up some packing foam that it arrived in and voila! Soft but firm mounts for the psu.
The front bay, just absolutely filled up with stuff, too bad this configuration DOESN'T WORK. my internal USB cable is borked and I haven't had the balls to cut it up yet, gonna have to make a custom one I guess, this orientation is just way too perfect.
Once my camera is back up I'm gonna get it all test fitted and take a daylight pic(iPhone camera is bullshit).
This is going to be a sexy and fast build when you are done with it! I'd love to get my hands on that motherboard/RAM combo.
Looking good CB!
Like the pump/res combo:whistle:
But you are going to sleeve the pumps wires right:ph34r:
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