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Old September 19, 2011, 04:19 PM
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Big props to the HWC store today, I decided to show some HWC pride and ordered 2 of the HWC fan grilles, and they processed my order, and had it ready for a local pickup within hours! The fellas at the pickup location (shopstar.ca) were very nice, Sanny helped me out, and was very kind and eager to help grow his business. My only gripe with these grilles is that they are actually a little too wide to mount side by side on a rad, so I just used some 3m double sided tape!
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Old September 23, 2011, 08:51 PM
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First the CPU, then need to get GPU under water when I get a new rad.

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Old September 24, 2011, 12:06 AM
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The Noctua CPU cooler is dead silent and my CPU usage is pretty mild so I don't really see myself getting a CPU loop in the future. I sold the tri-fire 5870s setup and I am probably going to replace it with two 7XXX series once they get released (and whenever the blocks do as well). Listening to reference blowers on ATI cards is something I definately do not look forward to while I wait on the blocks .

I will also get compression fittings next time and not the nasty zip ties/clamps I currently have to hold the tubing down!
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Old September 24, 2011, 08:04 AM
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One of the most challenging cased to water cool! You better get 90-degree adapter off Ek Bridge before tube collapsed on you.
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Old September 27, 2011, 12:57 AM
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One of the most challenging cased to water cool! You better get 90-degree adapter off Ek Bridge before tube collapsed on you.
Thanks for the advice, I will have to do that once I get my new cards in. I noticed that the tube was getting a permanent grove from hitting the power supply right after the EK bridge.

I just wish ATI would hurry with the 7XXX series .
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Old October 3, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the Sleeved cables Daz!!

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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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Old October 3, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Looks cool. This red is really bright!
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Old October 3, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Yea, they are great cables. Thanks!
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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
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Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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One of the most challenging cased to water cool! You better get 90-degree adapter off Ek Bridge before tube collapsed on you.

Good advice I had this happen once already...
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Old October 9, 2011, 05:19 PM
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Cable management be damned, I've added two more hard disks and a SSD. Gave the inside/radiator a nice cleaning with compressed air a few times since.

To fit the radiator on top I had to cut off the transverse handle which was the main reason I bought the case. The reservoir was originally put on top "temporarily" just to help bleed out the bubbles, but laziness set in .





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