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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tzitzibp, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. tzitzibp

    tzitzibp New Member

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    ok... decided to upgrade the case and the whole cooling system.....:cool:

    here is what I bought...:D

    for cooling the 8800GTX:
    THERMALTAKE CL-G0099 TMG ND5 NVIDIA COOLER
    AKASA AK-455-5G HI PERFORMANCE THERMAL COMPOUND 5GR W/ SPREADER CARD


    New case...
    THERMALTAKE VH6000SWA ARMOR+ WINDOW SILVER

    new fan controller...
    AEROCOOL GATEWATCH II BLACK


    fans...
    AC RYAN ACR-BF8973 BLACKFIRE4 UV LEDFAN 120MM UVBLUE-GREEN / 4X UV LED x2

    filters...
    ALUMINO FAN FILTER 120MM SILVER x2

    They should be at my hands in a couple of hours, so I will post some pictures then....
    and I expect suggestions and comments from you guys....
     
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    The pictures......
     

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    Nice case, the Armour looks refreshing in silver. Let's hope this turns out as good or better than your older project, the Tsoukas Dream. :toast:.

    You're using your current hardware?
     
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    yes, with a couple of additions....
    I am planing to take my pc apart on sunday and monday, clean each component on tuesday and then start building......
    but I will post pictures daily....
     
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    after seeing Tsoukas Dream i have high hopes for this, that case looks great in silver keep us posted:toast:
    cant wait to see more picks and some benches after this is finished :rockout:
     
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    It sounds good man! happy to see the new build is coming along! Can't wait!
     
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    Oh nice man, only wish i had that case. Off topic but is that Panathinaikos? If so its hard to not get actually beat and not go through, stinking huns flooding the midfield! Im an Inter and Celtic guy myself tho.
     
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    thanks guys,:toast:

    I will post pictures of the progress made when I have my PC back online, hopefully in a couple of days.... At the moment I only have my work pc to go online but it is not possible to post any pictures....

    to kieran_fletch... yes it is panathinaikos.... f**king rangers !*@!!
     
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    hi everyone, I' m back....:toast:

    The project is not finished but I put it online so I can post some pictures and keep you updated...:cool:
    so here it is.

    I removed the bottom HDD cages and installed 2 x A.C.Ryan green-purple fans, and then I installed an Akasa fan with a preinstalled thermostat for the airflow output. I am quite impressed with this Akasa fan as it automatically increases its speed as temperature rises... At boot up, with the fan controller at maximum, it starts at 780 rpm and it can reach 1600rpm!!!

    The last picture shows their position in the case...
     

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    Looks good so far, I am interested to know how you like the Aerocool gatewatch... I always wanted to get one.
     
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    After the main fans I decided to go for the GTX cooling transformation....

    So here are the pictures of this sub-project.:cool:

    Pictures of temperatures before and after are not yet available, because I need to test the new setup at the same conditions as the old one....But should have it in a couple of days.

    Anyway, I was a bit worried at first because all the reviews that I read about the TMG ND5 cooler for the GTX said that although it does its' job, there is a problem with the excess heat that flows inside the case. Actually all reviews commented on the fact that temperature increases inside the case considerably :wtf:. So I decided to put this case to the test. Will it allow the temperatures to rise, enough to cause problems?:confused:

    I let you know, probably tomorow!
     

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    It is impressive if you are talking about looks, but if you need imediate increase of the airflow is not so much... If you are thinking of pre-setting fans speed, its great, though.

    here is a pictures during one of my tests...

    I will post a mini review later in the progress of the project, so keep an eye!;)
     

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    Getting all the controller wires in place was a pain.... I setup 3 fan controllers :eek:(2x4 fan wires + 1x1 cpu fan wire) and thats not including all the thermometer wires :banghead:...

    I first used a cable canal (like the ones we use on walls) to hide the cases' cables and then tried to route the others...

    Left power cables for last (I am not sure it was the right way to go about it)...

    Here are some pictures of the back plate.
     

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    welcome back, but @ the cable job looking good how long did that take?
     
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    too long, but it is not finished. I still don't like the result, so I will be changing a few things here and there... maybe a couple of fans, too.
     
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    Thats the problem with adding extra stuff to the comp, WIRES...
     
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    but is great dealing with the challenge, though!:)
     
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    Very nice parts (I've wanted many of those myself:)). Great work on the project. The cable work looks great. Would like to see some of the inside though when your done (try and utilize that support bar under the PSU - I have 2 fan controllers and have most of my fan wires routed through there). Cant wait for the update.:toast:
     
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    hi, Hawk1

    thanks, btw...
    here is a picture of how the rig looks like, now!

    BUT IS FAR FROM OVER....:rockout:
     

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    That's excellent work for the amount of things you have in there. Great job!
     
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    The real problem is caused by the wires from these...
     

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    Of course. It's the price you pay for wanting/having so many toys in one system.:D You just have to do the best you can with what you have to work with.
     
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    hey man if they are causing to many problems for ya ill take them :D, anywho your build is really looking good keep up the good work
     
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    If you want to go extreme because of all the wires that are in the case, heat shrink, or soldier the wires together that can be?? I know it makes more work, but It could be done!?!?

    BTW great look man! Really know what your doing!
     
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    Bundle all the wires using ties, helical cable enclosures, etc. The case looks great, like something out of Bio Shock, very industrial.
     

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