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Zero82z May 29, 2010 10:52 AM

I'm guessing that's the board 3oh6 was selling.

mattlef May 29, 2010 03:45 PM

So here is the update I promised,
First I want to promise for the lack of progress pics. I think I may have a bit of ADD because when I get to something, nothing's gonna stop me from getting it done. lol


I started pretty much everything on Friday. The last of my packages came in, and I thought you myself, "Matt, you have a few hours..... get this put together!"

First up was the GPU.
She started out as this, then met the twin turbo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0479.jpg


about 15 minutes of metal snipping and quite a bit of erasing later, she looked almost perfect.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0577.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0580.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0554.jpg

So I plugged in the fan header and tried to hide it the best I could
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0555.jpg

Now, I received the cooler a week before and was ever so tempted to install, but for some reason AC had forgotten a few screws. So I had to wait for them to come in....
but voila

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0557.jpg


Next up was installing the motherboard on the tray.
Easy enough, I just wish i had the IO port. Might contact EVGA for it later on.... dont know if i'll paint it white or black. Then popped in the Dominators and mounted the new Push-Pull config'd Scythe S-Flex
1600'd H50.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0558.jpg


Sleeving the fan cables wasn't difficult at all, thankfully, but just my luck one has a low frequency bearing buzz, and i'm out of sleeving.... oh well
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0559.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0561.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0563.jpg



Installed the GPU...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0564.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0568.jpg



But wait, where are the HDD's?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0565.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0566.jpg


So with everything together this is how she looks....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0570.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0571.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0572.jpg

Oh, and just in case you guys were wondering why I spent so much time sanding that Plexiglas....
it was to get this effect:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0573.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0574.jpg


Shes done for now, more to come, so keep on the look out for updates.
All that is missing is a soundcard, mostly because front audio wont reach on this board :S

Doing a H50 mod soon, so watch for that as well ;)

AmuseMe May 29, 2010 08:35 PM

An H50 mod eh? Is it going to be a different radiator that you will use?

mattlef June 8, 2010 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AmuseMe (Post 384523)
An H50 mod eh? Is it going to be a different radiator that you will use?

I'm looking at adding a better 120mm rad, better tubing as well as as a res,
Here is a few other pics of the rig thus far....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0581.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0582.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0583.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...f/IMG_0584.jpg

CroSsFiRe2009 June 8, 2010 01:21 PM

That is quite the sexy piece of kit. My only question is why you didn't take apart the stock cooler and use the stock basplate instead of using the Twin Turbo mem/vrm heatsinks. The Stock plate seems to provide better cooling than any of the small heatsinks that are provided from what I've read

mattlef June 8, 2010 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CroSsFiRe2009 (Post 388574)
That is quite the sexy piece of kit. My only question is why you didn't take apart the stock cooler and use the stock basplate instead of using the Twin Turbo mem/vrm heatsinks. The Stock plate seems to provide better cooling than any of the small heatsinks that are provided from what I've read

Thanks :thumb:

lol you've caught onto my next update lol.
I'm working on grinding down the stock-plate so that the cooler fits flush..... a little difficult to do with the dremmel I have, its not anywhere near as strong as it should be :S

Zero82z June 8, 2010 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattlef (Post 388570)
I'm looking at adding a better 120mm rad, better tubing as well as as a res

You may as well just replace the thing with a real watercooling kit in that case, since the only things you'll be keeping are a weak pump and an average-quality block.
Quote:

Originally Posted by mattlef (Post 388580)
a little difficult to do with the dremmel I have, its not anywhere near as strong as it should be :S

That's because you bought a cordless Dremel...

AmuseMe June 9, 2010 07:11 AM

Mattlef, this is looking good :thumb:

martin_metal_88 June 9, 2010 07:42 AM

nice one mat! this is clean and good locking! I like that!


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