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cdawall's SG05-B redux

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by cdawall, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. INSTG8R

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    While I am "Die Hard Red Team" I gotta agree with m1dg3t here on the 6 series. 670 and under is a "short board" definitely give you more "room to move" even with a full block on it.
     
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  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Sounds like I should really look into both more than likely I will get what's cheaper/ better performing/better on power usage. Along with I want a full cover block. The vrms need to be actively cooled since there will be lite to no airflow over the card. Remember this only has a 450w powersupply so I have to watch that as well. Although it had no problems with an overclocked GTX470 and 4.2ghz quad.
     
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    I thought the 660s were quite power efficient and matched/beat the 7850s performance wise :confused:

    If you can swing a 670 by all means, give her! :rockout:

    I buy stuff when it's cheaper too so don't feel bad in that regard ;) I also piece stuff together slowly sometimes. Otherwise i wouldn't be able to do it! I aint rich :)
     
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    This will continue to be a slow build. Hopefully everything comes together well enough.
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    I think this is the way I am going on the GPU assuming it isn't sold yet.

    New system specs

    Xeon 3440@4.2ghz
    H55N-USB3 (@RMA)
    2x2GB GSkill Tridents 2000CL9
    EVGA GTX 470+EK FC GTX470 DD-GTX470 (pending purchase)
    Black Ice GT 120mm+MCR120 (single 120x25mm gentle typhoon or dual 120x12mm Kaze slims??)
    TechFuzion res
    Apogee Drive II Block with DDC1T pump
    3/8th's compression fittings
    3/8"x1/2" Red tubing (pending purchase)
    2x1TB Samsung F3's in esata enclosures.
     
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  7. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Payed for the EVGA card!
     
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    What happened to the MoBo man? Nice to see you got some new things :toast:
     
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    I feel like 4.5ghz quadcore with ht+mini itx caused issues.

    I'm ordering my last parts tonight after work. Tubing a couple angle barbs and I'm basically done.
     
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    Last parts are ordered.

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    +DD-GTX470 block BNIB :)

    The CM fan seems to show similar static pressure to the other good radiator fans available and has red LED's to match the rest of the case.
     
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    Coming along nicely. :toast:
     
  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Got my fittings from tski today :) will be nice to have everything put together.
     
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    Bed lined the case to get back the texture the OEM paint had that I sanded off in places looks very close in color up close (better than OEM) vs the front cover.

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    Pulled the end caps off of the CCFL's and painted them black to hide the craptastic OEM glue job. Don't worry the wiring will be sleeved. Also pulled apart and painted that stupid blue inverter.

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    Checking how bright the CCFL's were. A little disapointed they were not brighter, but it should be plenty once the LED fan and pump's red LED's are up and going.

    (The reservoir is just loosely mounted in the pics it will be hard mounted on both sides before I am finished)
     
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    All that is left is the motherboard back from RMA.
     
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    You must be feeling quite excited Cdawall, i love it when stuff ordered comes in the mail, like xmas hehe!!
    it was seeing all these build folks do here that got me inspired to try myself, havent ventured into water beyond aio,s, but seeing this inspires me to try one day for sure.

    I wonder what the case would look like painted/sprayed in army camo, or snow camo etc? just a thought, like a military computer.
     
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    Wow, looks nice. Now I want to try mini itx lol. I have a friend with that same samsung memory, run like champs. He's gotten them to run happily at 2100, and I've heard of some running even higher.
     
  18. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I did quite enjoy when everything showed up on the same day. As for the camo I do not trust myself painting it and having it come out nice.

    It is disturbingly heavy...That is the only downside and that is without water in it yet :twitch: As for that sammy stuff I have seen as high as 2400-2600mhz out of them so I am hoping these will do well. Good news on ordering them is I could toss the old tridents into my gamer for a total 12gb :)
     
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    Sure, i was just thinking out loud [although if it was done right, could look really great!!],
    id be really pleased if when you get it finished or up and running, to see the thermal results in such a small case, i admire the challenge in this build of yours, and often contemplate the same kinda project, nearly went with the asrock z77 m-itx, if id had a bit more $ at the time, maybe next build,
    exciting time to be into computing right now!!!!:toast:
     
  20. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Minor update.

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    Waiting on the motherboard and it will be done...Hurry up GB RMA...
     
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  22. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    That's what I have heard. The received the board Thursday so I am hoping they will have a new one shipped back out by Thursday of this week, but we will see. If not I will just call and see whats up...
     
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    That looking migghtyy fine~~!
     
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    Board is back and I snagged a rad from sonda5. It is a red one but I plan to tape the fins off and paint the rest black.
     

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