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ChuckleBrother March 24, 2009 10:12 AM

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
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2688.jpg

Some fittings from zlojack, love the look of compressions:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2668.jpg

Motherboard with the sexy Heatkiller block, LOVE the look of this baby, sleek and sexy:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2719.jpg


And my biggest fan and assistant:biggrin:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2714.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2718.jpg

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.

ChuckleBrother May 13, 2009 09:50 AM

Well things change quickly, a few quick orders and the build has changed a great deal.

The New Build:
i7 920
Foxconn Bloodrage
Corsair Dominator GT
ATI 4870x2
Corsair TX850

The guts, one of the most expensive piles I have ever made:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2782.jpg

GPU looking all big and impressive:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2733.jpg
And his new clothes:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2734.jpg

One big red and black board, this thing is a dream to work with:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2783.jpg
And a money shot with the ram installed, too bad the flash oversaturated it:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2784.jpg

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
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/IMG_2825.jpg

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.

MpG May 13, 2009 10:06 AM

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:

sswilson May 13, 2009 10:11 AM

You'd better have a window on that case... anything less would be a crime!!! :)

CMetaphor May 13, 2009 10:11 AM

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?

ChuckleBrother May 13, 2009 10:12 AM

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!

Quote:

Originally Posted by CMetaphor (Post 194445)
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?

I really really am, she's running cool under that block(folding @40C). As for the sleeving, it will be zip tied right behind the mobo, I tested and it keeps it in a neat sexy bundle quite well.

ChuckleBrother May 20, 2009 09:52 AM

Minor update, got the case assembled and am now just waiting on a few miscellaneous parts before I start the final component assembly.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...h_IMG_2832.jpg

ChuckleBrother June 2, 2009 07:35 PM

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
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...IMG_2848-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...IMG_2846-1.jpg

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.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...IMG_2849-1.jpg

Ghetto fabulous

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.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...IMG_0102-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...IMG_0101-1.jpg


Once my camera is back up I'm gonna get it all test fitted and take a daylight pic(iPhone camera is bullshit).

CanadaRox June 2, 2009 08:30 PM

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.

Supergrover June 2, 2009 08:38 PM

Looking good CB!
Like the pump/res combo:whistle:

But you are going to sleeve the pumps wires right:ph34r:


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