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Old April 6, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I've been lurking and posting around here for a while... here's a pic if my current rig.. i'll add my pvr a bit later. Theres a couple issues with my build that I'm aware of.
1/ the rad needs a fill port out the top even though i can fill from the pump on the bottom air gets trapped in the rad
2/ i need 90 degree sata cables to clean it up a bit more
3/ i need a proper fan controller currently using cheap zalman plastic ones
4/ the waterblock slug itself works fine however the mounting bracket is for a 939 not a 940.

Sorry I don't know the code to thumbnail pics so i'll just link them as they are fullsize. That and i just re-installed my OS so no pic editing atm.

http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/comp1.jpg
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/comp2.jpg

Any input or ideas are welcome

Cheers!

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Old April 6, 2009, 11:36 AM
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1. install the rad after having bled the loop.
2. reverse the hdds, so that the connectors are on the other side - no need for 90 sata connectors.
3. I don't use fan controllers.
4. How are the temps with the 939 plate? If you have proper pressure, it may be fine as is.
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Old April 6, 2009, 11:41 AM
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nice rig dude!!!!!! looks freaking sick love that case too!! goodjob :)
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Old April 6, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Ok here's my HTPC setup and entertainment system. The sound system is new.. its an ONKYO 1200w 7.1 and I'm gonna be eating the carpet till I get paid again
Transformers sounds unbelieveable so does Guitar Hero(s)

The top of the PVR case is on the right i had someone custom drill 576 holes in the top for cooling. I fried 2 different systems in that case due to heat in the summer and didnt feel like nuking a 3rd. I'll post the specs in my sig later. I will be mounting a couple 120mm fans to the top of the case to help exhausting heat if it needs it during the summer.

Pics 42 inch Panasonic Plasma
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr1.jpg

HTPC
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr3.jpg

Top cover
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr4.jpg

HTPC again with top cover on
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr5.jpg

All in all its a great HTPC it can run movies to the entire network with no lag that I've noticed. I lost one of the screws from the top setting it up in my old place on the carpet... I'm sure the vacuum ate it hehe.

Comments welcome as always.
Peace....
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Old April 6, 2009, 11:55 AM
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1. install the rad after having bled the loop.
2. reverse the hdds, so that the connectors are on the other side - no need for 90 sata connectors.
3. I don't use fan controllers.
4. How are the temps with the 939 plate? If you have proper pressure, it may be fine as is.

There isn't enough space to mount backwards unless I dremmel out the HDD rack... but I will look into it mate... its a good idea! The aluminium fans run at 2100rpm ugh... gotta control them. I've bled out the loop the best I could.
The cpu idles around 42c and load around 60c seems a bit high for water cooling imo.

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Old April 6, 2009, 11:56 AM
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nice rig dude!!!!!! looks freaking sick love that case too!! goodjob :)

Thanks mang!!
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Old April 6, 2009, 01:44 PM
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Old April 7, 2009, 08:22 AM
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what speakers do you have on that beast of an amp :).
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what speakers do you have on that beast of an amp :).
All from the same company.. the amp I can add to later the speakers are your basic run of the mill surround sound i guess.
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Old May 8, 2009, 07:09 AM
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did some wiring clean up and added a 120mm fan for cooling. It was idling around 60 with the top cover on which is pretty high. The 120mm cut my temps in half which is great as summer will be upon us before long. It's pretty tight in there with nearly 3tb of space (mostly full) Thanks to enaberif for the tips.

BEFORE
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr3.jpg

AFTER
http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/pvr6.jpg

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