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  1. shoktongxxx New Member

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    nice one bro..i love your work.10/10 vote
     
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    SECKSYYYYYYYY!!! 10/10 Drooling over the bluish glow :D
     
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    Very nice. Well done.
     
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    Grab two HD4870X2s when they come out :p
     
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    I'm thinking 280GTX
     
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    Thanks. I just downloaded the pics so that when I get older I won't need viagra. Very sweet! My first 10/10!
     
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    10:10 man! Absolutely beautiful, extremelly thought out, and professional and clean appearance!

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing I could even attempt to find fault with.


    Now to begin building a custom enclosure to house all that! :D
     
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    Wow, thanks for all the great comments everyone!

    Thoughtdisorder... um... so glad I can help you out, bro!
     
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    curious man, how cool does everything manage to stay like that? I've never seen that much plumbing inside a system before . . .
     
  10. EnergyFX

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    There are a couple of tricks to make tubing bend the way you want. One way is to apply a bit of a twist to it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's how I got the nice uniformed curves for the 1/4" lines that run to the Mem and NB coolers. Another technique I used was to lay the tubing in a cookie sheet and use various objects like tools, plates, coffee mugs, etc. to get the general form I was looking for. Once I was happy with the shape I gently poured near boiling water on the tubing and then let it cool. The tubing didn't exactly hold the form, but it made it more willing to bend exactly how I wanted it. I also used this method for a couple of places where I needed a tight bend but didn't want to use anti-kink wrap.
     
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    Compression Fittings, Look so much better then everything out there, I've seen zip ties, car hose clamps, just the tube by itself & the plastic squeeze clamps. On your build, using all Compression Fittings, Is what stood-out as,, The Nail In the Coffin.
     
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    Wow!!!

    I thought if i was rich, I would build this easily, I was wrong. You Have My 10, Keep up a good work.
     
  13. EnergyFX

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    I just realized I misread your question the first time. With fans at full speed I can keep coolant temps at about 7-8 degrees celcius above ambient with the CPU overclocked. The noise level is pretty high, though. I usually let the Koolance fan controller manage the fan speed based on coolant temperature. With it's current tuning coolant typically stays around 36-40 degrees celcius and the fans spin at 25-35% depending on load and ambient. This makes for very quiet operation. My CPU temp is usually 45C idle and 55-60C load. The MB, NB, SB, and GPUs all hover at about 45C with minimal increase in temps under load.

    High performance and overclockability with minimal noise was always the primary goal of this build.
     
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    That's just incredible. Such precision and well thought out design. Excessive, but hell you weren't going for your every day rig. Very, very nice. 10/10
     
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    LOL, yes... practicality wasn't really in the design concept.

    Thank you for the compliment and vote.
     
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    Well, the hardware itself isn't that extreme, but the W/C mod is pure perfection... Now that is extreme skill! Very nice job you did, but one question - does the system put out SO MUCH heat that every component must be W/Cooled? Anyway - 10 from me.
     
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    Again, excellent build!
     
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    Yeah, just like what everyone else said, this setup makes me cry. 10/10 for your effort putting together this "beastly-art".

    BTW, I got the VGA cooler.....Thanks much.
     
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    The nicest rig i've seen up until date. 10/10.
     
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    case

    All i can say is ..wow what a fuckin nice case mod......10
     
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    Beautifully done.

    I would be safe in saying if you ever wanted to change careers their would be an opening for you at Falcon, Voodoo, Puget. This is even better than Crazy PC mod guy's posts. No offense to his rigs.
    Perfect 11.
    If I may ask. Is this a very well thought out planned build, that took a week to put together.
    Or a year long build. I am only asking beacause, I have been working on a very big water cooled rig, but I keep changing things around. Not to mention throwing a boat load of coin at Sidewinder and Performance PCs (PITA to deal with I am sure someone will here here-here me on that). Now I see your rig and I want to change more stuff on mine. Oh well, it will get posted eventually one way or another.
    I raise my glass to you. Love the IMON too.
     
  22. EnergyFX

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    There was a lot of planning, but it still took a long time to build it. There were quite a few days spent just staring at the case and parts trying to brainstorm different way of making it all fit and work. Trust me, I spent a lot of money on parts that ended up not being used or not working out how I had hoped. Then there was the perpetual issue of cooling companies constantly coming out with products that would have made my life easier if they had released them a few months earlier... Koolance's new radiator style is one good example, as well as some of their new splitters and nozzle designs.

    You eventually get to the point where you have to commit to a certain plan and stop deviating from it, regardless of what better idea you get. I consider a lot of the ideas and concepts that weren't used in this build to simply be plans for future builds.
     
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    Excellently. I haven't been seen a system like that. Art of hi-tech
     
  24. EnergyFX

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    It now has dual GTX280 vids. Looking to maybe move up to a 790i ultra MB by the end of the year or so.
     
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    nice work!

    i really like all the lite blue liquid cooling!
    10/10
     

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