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My 2nd Project Log

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  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Well folks, some might remember me ranting months ago about another project log. Took a while, but here it is. I was going to go with way different plans. Water cooling, etc. This time, I'm going to keep it more simple. Rig is running, pics below are of it finished in it's current state. In the next few weeks, i'll be ordering a few things and adding the final touches to it. Hope you guys enjoy :toast:



    Components:
    Case: Thermaltake Element S
    CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 C3
    Board: GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
    HDD: Super Talent 64GB UltraDrive GX2 SSD (OS) // Seagate 500GB (Programs) // Seagate 2x1TB RAID 1 (Docs)
    GPU: XFX Radeon 5770
    PSU: BFG Tech 1000W Modular PSU


    here are the pics:

    Mobo in the case with Mega Shadow :)
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    Same as above, different angle
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    HDD's installed
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    PSU in da house! :rockout: messy :( 24 PIN ROUTED
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    ...and here is the final result for phase 1 of the project. This is just to have rig running meanwhile I figure the rest out. Next step will be cable management as I am not happy with the one at the moment. I am going to see if I can make a plate or something that goes in front of the PSU from the back of the case towards the HDD rack so that I can hide all the PSU wires there and it won't be visible like now. Sleeving will be happening next as well :) For now this is it, hope you like, if not, well you didn't. What can I do? :(

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    Looks good, subbed for more pics!
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    paycheck is Monday :). Then I'll see what I order :rockout:
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    why no water :(

    you can always do gpu water only :)
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    Here is what I meant by making a plate to go in front of the PSU. In the pic i put a anti static bag from a GPU in the area I want to the plate to be in. Of course I'll get it powdercoated black as well.

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    you can always do a window mod

    so people can see the inside
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    I have been considering that.
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    nice clean work CP :) I really enjoy building aircooled computers on the side of my normal undertakings - calms the nerves :D
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    :laugh::laugh: I love water bro, but air is soo much simpler bro. Really does calm the nerves down a bit :p. Thanks for stopping by Ian, your comments mean a lot to me coming from a person that still has me jizzing my pants from his previous build :eek: :roll:
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    Nice rig D!!! :toast:
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    Thanks dude, and thanks for stopping by. Your rad will go out Friday, PM me your addy I don't have it anymore. Need some fans with the rad? I can dig up at least one I you need it. I found one last night.
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    Cover the PSU and add the name of the project on the cover!!!

    Ideas:
    Cover the PSU
    Cover the Hard drive bay with some mesh!!!

    Looking great!!!:toast:

    Link to the first project... here or in any of my project! ;)
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    I am going to cover the PSU, the HDD cage would be a great idea too ! :). Thanks dude
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    The cover for psu may damper airflow and cooling for it. So, you know what to do. Put an intake for a fan on the cover. xD
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    @ Shaun, thanks for the suggestion, I had thought abou it. I have two 60mm fans that would look nice and tidy there :)
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    cool... I could use an extra fan since i stole one from my rigs extra parts bin... That POS DLP TV blew 2 caps on the power supply AGAIN!!! 3RD time its happened. They say its a cooling problem on the psu it's self by having the transistors heat sink to close to the caps... well time will tell this time around.... I put a 120mm fan blowing rite on the heat sink... I hope that cures it... I asked the repair shop to find a 12v line to plum in power for the fan but they refused... pricks lol... something about FCC rules? FTW its just a fan!
    And thanks D I'll pm you my addy in a few min's :toast::rockout::respect:
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    I agree.

    If you can maybe cut the back plate(one behind the PSU) and put an intake fan there so you don't see it on the side... also if you do use 60mm fans you may consider running them on lower power.(by doing the wire mod or a controller)
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    Just curious as to what would I need to do that. :confused:
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    Pretty self explanatory, thanks for the link. Good night dude.



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