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Old February 20, 2016, 03:08 PM
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Wowow nice. How long did de-CSQ'ing take? You have gumption.

What GPU is that? Did you ever have VRM cooling problems with the Thermosphere?
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Old February 20, 2016, 03:13 PM
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Wowow nice. How long did de-CSQ'ing take? You have gumption.

What GPU is that? Did you ever have VRM cooling problems with the Thermosphere?
Probably about 1 hour of just the 40grit. Arm was killing me afterward so I took a few hour break. Then probably about another 30 or so minutes to do the other grits. Polishing the top part of the top took like 3 minutes since I used a machine.

The VRMs would get rather hot, but I would just increase the speed of the fan above the card as it pulls air and blows directly on to the card. I am not sure that even when it ran hot that it affected stability. I am pretty sure every time I had a lockup, it was from the CPU/board being unstable.
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Looks great man!
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Those pieces look amazing! I didn't know they could be so clear!
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Old February 21, 2016, 06:32 PM
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Thanks.


Installed the new board in the case to see what needs to be done to get it to work. This is probably the biggest issue. On the Asus board the 8-pin is reverse to how it was on the Gigabyte. This is going to be a huge headache. Will likely need to build a new cable from scratch.


Just a random shot of the CPU block.


24-pin connector was about 3-4 cm lower than the Gigabyte. However it still is holding its shape. Even just slightly more and it would start to deform I think. Got lucky here.


GPU sits in the same slot so the cables are still good obviously. Rather surprised how after 14 months the cables are still holding their shape perfectly. You can see the front panel power/reset cables are pretty much in the same place as the Gigabyte board as well.
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Reinstalled the false floor, pump, and power supply this morning. It took at least 2 hours for me to figure out how to do it again.




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So I got my new ram the other day. So I've spent most of the last week overclocking and troubleshooting. So I didn't get much work done. The 'sinks' are extremely thin. They should come up w/ pretty much no effort.


Took this picture of the pump from a different angle to show how the actual pump body shines.


I did get the radiator cleaned and reinstalled though. Shamelessly throwing in some more pump pics since I like taking pictures of it.






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Once again I put the hardware back in to the case. All that is left is to redo the 8-pin EPS and the tubing run from the pump to the CPU block.









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Very nice ! Same colour scheme as my truck. lol

Not sure what model that is but I love my Lian Li big case as well. PC V2120, which model is that ?

Tried to get mine with the black interior but this one is fine as I saved quite a bit, bnib on kijiji. Gotta love fully modular cases !!! Heavy though.

Looks like you have 11 expansion slots at the back as well. I take it the motherboard tray comes out ?



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