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Old March 21, 2008, 01:18 PM
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OK, I promised pictures of this once I got it all installed. I finished it up yesterday and just got finished leak testing for ~20hrs. I removed the drive cages and installed the MCR220 radiator up front with the 2 fans pulling through it. On the backside of the cage, I mounted a MCP355 and I am using an Apogee GT waterblock. I wasn't gonna bother with a reservoir, but I do prefer them for the added simplicity of bleeding the air. Here's the pics:



Keeps my CPU @ 33C idling @ 3.5GHz w/1.28V Vcore and 45C under PRIME95 same settings. I haven't tried pushing the CPU much since I got it, one of these days......
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Old March 21, 2008, 02:36 PM
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Great job. Wouldn't work for me though since I have 3 hard drives.

Is that 3/8" tubing?
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Nice! but man, that noctua is UGLY. Maybe paint it green!
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Yeah, 3/8" tuning keeps within 1-2C of 1/2" and is easier to deal with too. As for the HD's, you could always get 3 sets of the adapters I used and mount 3 drives. The space is there, it would just be a touch tighter. And finally, yes Noctua fans are not that pretty but they sure work well!
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Nice job mate, clean build, i'm thinking of dumping my 900 on my wife and just going for the extra space
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Removing the drive cages really opens up this case. For me only having one drive is no big deal since I am in the process of putting together some NAS storage. I would rather keep my PC simple and also less heat dump from less HD's.
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Looks awsome, but what kinda NB heatsink/fan is that? The thing is massive!!! Looks like pure Cu with a 80mm fan on it? Huh??
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Nice! but man, that noctua is UGLY. Maybe paint it green!
Just goes to show that b1lk1 leans toward the practical.

I myself can't get past those fugly noctuas, good as they are. If they just made a simple black one I'd toss all my blue led cooler masters and go noctua.

Having said that, it's still a nice rig.
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Old March 24, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Looks awsome, but what kinda NB heatsink/fan is that? The thing is massive!!! Looks like pure Cu with a 80mm fan on it? Huh??
That is the stock heatsink with the auxilliary fan they give you when water cooling. I agree that it is gigantic! Seems to work well enough though. I am running 1.44V through the chipset and the FSB @ 380.

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Just goes to show that b1lk1 leans toward the practical.

I myself can't get past those fugly noctuas, good as they are. If they just made a simple black one I'd toss all my blue led cooler masters and go noctua.

Having said that, it's still a nice rig.
It is a great and QUIET fan. I don't think they are that ugly, but I agree that I do lean towards the practical more than the looks.
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