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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Binge, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Alright so I have a ton of pictures of the evolution of my PC since it was conceived around the release of the 4870. Her name is molly and she's done a lot with my Gigabyte X48T-DQ6!

    Some little bit ago I caught ahold of the i7 sail and got swept up, so she's going through a life change as her LGA775 parts are worked out of the picture.

    Here's a bit of history:

    E8400 on a CPU340 Koolance cooler & Sapphire 3870 (thnx to my friend Jessie for letting me borrow)
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    E8600 on the CPU340 & HD4870 on the VID470 cooling block!

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    Surely this is madness! Another water cooled HD4870??!?!? :roll:

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    I wanted to remodel (special thanks to nflesher for the case)... Transitioned to air cooling, a q9550, 1600MHz ram, and a 4870x2~

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    The plan:

    is to go Hybrid. i7 920 processor on water much like Fitseries with the Swiftech Apogee GTZ on a small loop using my res/pump combo, and a PA 120.3 which I'm going to somehow squeeze into the Lian Li V1000 Plus II. The motherboard will be an x58 ASUS Rampage II Extreme, attempting for 6gb of DDR3 3x2gb @ 1600MHz, a 640gb WD HDD (nothing special there), and a Gigabyte GTX280 for gaming/folding.

    If anyone would like screens of benchmarks that I've done with my E8400, E8600 or Q9550 and various gfx cards/ram speeds LET ME KNOW! I'll have this computer up and running for another... 2-3 hours :D

    The Problem!

    How do I get a PA 120.3 into a Lian Li V1000 Plus II??? I have a couple ideas which include renovating the bottom of the chassis or mouting it to the rear of the system with the middle of the radiator sharing the exhaust port of the case.

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    Morgoth sent me that picture of the nekid 4870X2 saying that's the geezer he bought the card from. I'm going to presume he was using that picture as an example of nekid X2 otherwise I'm going to get confused.

    I'll look forward to your update dude, good work log so far.

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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Various Benchmarks

    I like vantage because sometimes the score doesn't matter as much as how the picture looks and how the scene flows. By far my favorite card has been the GTX280 when running this benchmark. For Cinebench the HD48xx series would do better than the GTX models but what I really like is how it is a practical multi-core test more than anything :D Lightsmark is just cool and has catchy music! I was disappointed when my HD48xx would perform so poorly at this test :(

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    that's some mighty power usage. lol not bad. :)
     
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    I noticed your GTX 280 is running on older drivers, 180.60 opposed to the .70's on your 260. Would that explain the higher score on the 260 y'reckon?
     
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    Good scores on the GTX260 is because they are using the same chip but less shader cores are activated, less rops, less memory... but still it's the same architecture. I went to 180.60 because the 180.70 are really no different and the .70 are in beta.

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    As for the vantage shot I posted with the higher scored 260... that is because I had PhysX turned on for that run with the 260. I would have easily gotten 14k with physX & the 280. Just take a look at the CPU scores :D
     
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    The Problem Continued...

    So I've been stretching what little brain I have to come up with a way to fit the PA120.3 into my V1000 Plus II. I've thought about vertical mounts, internal, and external. I'd rather not do this externally, but the case does not leave me enough room for this monster. If anyone has anything to suggest about where I could squeeze that piece without moving my PSU I would give you thanks! :D
     
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    I would think the entire front needs to be gutted and a slimline DVD burner would have to be used. You could get a 2*120 in the lower portion horizontally, but deffinitely not a 3*120 with the PSU in there the way it is.
     
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    :shadedshu I've been asking a few people what might be a solution and frankly all of these solutions suck :laugh: Right now I'm seeing if I can get a trade going for a 120.2~ That seems like the best solution I'm going to get to keep everything internal.

    Speaking of water cooling:

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    The i7 mount and block are in today :D I'm going to have pics of a finished solution for my radiator by the end of tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to be working on the concept art for the case.
     
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    Ooh, I lurve concept art! Subscribed :D
     
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    sell the v1000 and get either a v1200 or a v2000.... or a totally different case lol!
     
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    That's depressing... I know I sell a lot of things but I try and keep what is nice. The V1000 is a suprisingly nice case! I'd take offers but geeze... I would end up spending more to sell it at a decent price & buy a bigger case.
     
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    i tell you... i LOVED my TJ07 but when it stopped being a functional part of my setup i knew it was time to let it go. the day i shipped it out i almost cried but im over it now. i musta sank $800 into that case but the return was pretty good overall. i had MANY days and nights of modding that were quite fun.
     
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    The Problem... potentially fixed!
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    I have one idea that involves removing the bottom part (a bit over 5") of the 5 1/4" drive bay tray up to the height of the 120.3 on it's side (which is 5") and then cutting a window hole in the side pannel and covering that with modder's mesh for airflow. The nozzles would be toward the front of the case.

    The idea seems a little scary for me since I haven't done too much modding in my time, but I would like to try if it doesn't sound too terrible.

    Right now the system is looking like this...
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    Concept Art: Molly's growing up!

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    Decided to start tonight with some ideas ;)
     
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    Nice drawing skills! Not my style, but it's nicely done.
     
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    HEH HEH HEH! Molly's lookin' fine! Maybe you could make her into a bit of naughty devil. ;)
     
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    The Mailman Must Love Me

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    More concept art to come...
     
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    looks familiar. hmmm.... doesnt someone else have that same setup?
     
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    [FT] x58 ASUS Rampage II Extreme 4 something fit didn't perform the nasty with... :shadedshu
     
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    hey... im selling mine to get the P6T6 Revolution.
     
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    Now that's a manly board!
     
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    Like this you mean binge?
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    I also have a 120.1 on the reae of the case now too.
     
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    thanks for the shoutout on the case :)

    I have an unorthodox suggestion for ya, one of my friends actually just told me how he found some type of air purifier that wasn't working anymore sitting my a garbage dumpster (so technically it was dumpster diving lol) and when he opened it up, it's going to work perfect for his PA 120.3 and already has three 120x25mm fans in it :)
    just a thought ;)
     
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    Nope. Much the same but the pa120.3 would be horizontal and I'd put a small platform near the rear 120mm fan to keep the ass end of the rad up.

    You mean some housing that looks like an ionic breeze?? :laugh:
     

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