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Old February 12, 2011, 07:42 AM
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I thought I would post and share my build here with you guys. This build has started sometime last year and has had a few changes from last year to its current state.






^The Goodies :)



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^ Got this card and used it for about 2 months then when the 500 series came out so I sent it off for a step up to a GTX 570.



^ The insides with everything installed except for the GPU Fan Duct.



^ I found 4 Delta Fans a bit loud, so here comes a fan controller. Tigerdirect had this pcie host USB 3.0 for $9.99 with a $20 MIR. Total cost with shipping was $18 so I basically got it for free.



^ Pic of one of the delta's in the GPU Fan Duct.



^ GTX 460 sent out for step up. Pretty bare in there.



^ Re-did some cabling to tidy the inside of the case a bit more.



^ GTX 570 came in and installed. The only thing it needs now is another GTX 570 for SLI and four PCIE 6+2 custom extension cables to come in which is why the two PCIE cables are visible and not tucked away. Martin from psychoSleeve - Home does excellent custom sleeves with your choice of colour. Check out the two CPU 8pin extension cables (Top Left) that he did for me, black & red extensions are just rocking



^ A nice look of the Lamptron FC5v2 fan controller to control the beastly Delta's. The first channel controls two Delta's in push/pull for the Mega Shadows. Second Channel controls two Delta's, one in the rear exhaust and one in the GPU Fan Duct. The third channel controls the three Coolermaster Megaflows in the front, side and top. The fourth channel is empty and will eventually have a Coolermaster XtraFlo 120mm fan placed in the 3 empty 5.25 bays just above the 250mm fan.






^ The best pic I could take in the dark. It looks much better in life
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Old February 12, 2011, 08:17 AM
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Sweet build man ;) looks good
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Old February 12, 2011, 09:29 AM
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That's a damn fine looking build =).

I have the same case sitting in the box near my door waiting for something worthy to be put into it. I was seriously considering changing all the fans to blue LED ones, but the red on yours doesn't look bad at all.
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Awesome pictures! Thanks for posting and great build.
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Old February 12, 2011, 01:11 PM
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@bf1
Thanks
I put a lot of work and time into this build and I am not disappointed one bit.

@proxy
Yeah the red leds are nice, a lot better in person than the pics show. Especially at night, they look great. The blue ones are also very nice, I have seen the blue megaflows on my buddy's build and they look just as good as the red ones.

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Thank you, I always wanted to post my rig here but never found the time until recently. There is a few more things I want to get before I switch to Ivy Bridge/LGA 2011 but I will post here with more updates.
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Nice.
At first when I read the title " Smoothie's Rebuild"

I thought you were going to talk about rebuilding a Smoothwall firewall, then I opened the page and thought to myself that this was once very very very expensive and overkill for a fire wall hehe
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Old February 14, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Nice.
At first when I read the title " Smoothie's Rebuild"

I thought you were going to talk about rebuilding a Smoothwall firewall, then I opened the page and thought to myself that this was once very very very expensive and overkill for a fire wall hehe

Definitely overkill for a fire wall
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Old February 14, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Got my GTX 570 stable at
900/1800/2200 with 1.038v

3DMark11 Results:
E10002
P6364
X2060

Heaven Results:
I did one with a small resolution with everything maxed as almost everyone will have a different monitor, so with 1024x768 it should be easy for everyone to compare. The one on the right is with my native 1920x1200 resolution with maxed settings.

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Old February 14, 2011, 09:09 AM
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what kind of case is that ?
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what kind of case is that ?

Coolermaster HAF X
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