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Project Black Knight update

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  1. Duffman

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    well, unfortunately, I'm breaking away from the standard 5870 and I ordered a Sapphire VaporX card today. They are usually out of stock so I jumped on it when i got the auto notifiy. I like the cooler for it alot more than the leaf blower type. Not thrilled with the blue PCB they use but I can't complain to much about the quiet, cool operation it provides.

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    Oh man -2 points for the blue PCB :laugh: But the cooler does look nice. I the looks better as well. :cool:
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    Yeah, we all have to make sacrifices i suppose.

    I did just notice however that the image I just hyperlinked has a black pcb....
    Maybe there's a chance it won't be blue?
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    sweet looking cooler!

    cant wait to see it in action :)
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    I can't wait to get working on this. I've been planning for fans. As of right now, i plan on 8 case fans. I have a bunch of extra 120mm fans in a box and will put them to use!

    3 stock 140mm fans
    3 Zalman 120mm Red LED's in the top Exhaust
    1 Scythe Kama Bay with 120mm fan in 3 of front 5.25" bays for intake (which I might Put a Slipstream in)
    1 120mm Scythe Slipstream for bottom intake.


    BTW, love the avatar Copenhagen. Freakin awesome movie
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    Is that an HT Omega soundcard? I can't tell what soundcard it is from the pics.
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    It is. +1 to you sir. It's the Claro
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    Man, I love this case! It is soooooo easy to work with. It makes anyone look like a cable management genius. Even me.

    Sweet integrated power cables for the hot swap HD bays:
    [​IMG]

    Cables? What cables? Cover for hot swap bay cables:
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    Everything installed:
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    Where all the cables went to:
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    A little tidying up so they fit behind the side cover:
    [​IMG]

    Now I'm just waiting for my replacement 5870 to get here and all will be well and done.
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    that looks so crazy with not being able to see hardly any cables ...

    very nice!
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    I may turn the rear exhaust into an intake. that way it will blow on the VRM cooler. The other thing I am thinking about doing is upgrading the stock 140mm fans. They are very quiet but don't push much air.
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    have you tested the hot swap out yet?
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    lol, no. It's a really nice feature that I may never need. It's plumb full with my 4 Samsung 500gb drives. It's nice to know it's there tho.
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    Subscribed. I seriously hope you think about watercooling that setup. I can tell you the CPU and mobo will thank you for it.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    yeah...a case this big really is begging for it...I will be thinking about it.
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    Looks like you could stick a triple rad on the top with plenty of room and no mods.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Yeah, that would probably work pretty well. Pretty sure the case is designed for that.

    Anyways, Here it is in it's current (and for the near future) state:
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    I am definately going to upgrade the stock 140mm fans. They are seriously weak. Quiet, but weak.
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    That is definitely a monster...
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    He could, but he'd half to remove that back 140mm. My 120.3 Thermochill almost touched.

    Watercooling is calling...
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