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Tempest under water

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Inioch, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Inioch

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    After countles moments of pure dread and horror, the rig is running :toast:

    I'm so freaking happy right now. It seems I dodged a bullet the size of Russia.
    The only thing that actually broke, was one 1 gig stick of ram, and that has warranty, so I hope I can get a replacement.

    I also have coming a q9550 and a G.Skill Falcon 64gig ssd, so life is smiling after all. Load temps on the cpu (@stock) is 33c OCCT linpack. Haven't had time to try the gpu yet.

    It seems that my stupidity didn't end up costing me too much.
     
  2. Thrackan

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    Wow, lucky :D
    I'd not even dare to do it in a situation like this, but I suggest you test everything, Mem, Gpu, CPU, HDD I/O, to make sure nothing else is broken and unstable...
     
  3. Inioch

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    Memory passes Memtest86+, Gpu is stable under GPUTool and Furmark, still need to try gaming, Cpu is stable @stock OCCT, SuperPi, Linpack, p95, HDD wasn't even plugged in when I screwed up. So it seems I'm fine besides that one stick. :rockout:

    Now I'll just finish up the build and I can show you guys some pics.
     
  4. Thrackan

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    Still, the NB might have gotten a bit of the blast, so I'd check I/O too.
     
  5. Inioch

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    Which tool do you suggest?
     
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    Beats me honestly :D
     
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    Nice thread, it looks really good :toast:
     
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  8. Inioch

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    Also passes all other tests in HDTune.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well it looks like you're safe, hope you are :) Guess it's time to ask for pics then :D
     
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    Damn it, I might have celebrated too early. I tried setting the clocks back to the 4GHz settings I've had 24/7 for quite some time, and got a bsod on linpack.
    Now it won't start again, I'll have to clear cmos, which is a bitch, since the jumper is behind the second gpu.
    If that doesn't work, I'll have to start pulling sticks away again.

    Shit. :banghead:

    Edit: Everything runs fine @stock. Checked the dump, it was atimdag that caused it? Who knows.
     
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    And here are the pics.

    Everything set, let's get cooking
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    Case stripped, front panel wires under the mobo.
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    I drilled holes for the top rad to be in a better place, but surprise surprise, there it blocked the 8-pin cpu. :banghead:
    Had to put it in the original place in the end.
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    Top rad where it was supposed to go. I kinda liked the blue protective film, so I just let it stay.
    I think it fits the blue tubing and leds.
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    Now why didn't I see this coming? The front rad takes away one 5.25 slot. Now where am I going to put the HDD?
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    Front rad from inside. It's attached to the top front fan with screws. Seems to hold nicely.
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    GPU block installed and ready to go.
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    Thick tubing, check. Small space, check. Problems installing the rest of stuff there, check.
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    Leak testing ready.
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    And here's how it ended up. Please ignore my crappy cabling.
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    This is what it looks like when running.
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    And side panel in place. Maybe at some point, I'll get blue led fans on the side and back. But these are quiet and blow air well.
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    Res looks nice.
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    So, that's how it went, and now I'll have to figure out, if I broke something more than just one stick of ram.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  12. Chicken Patty

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    What did you do to possibly break a stick of RAM?

    Looks good, however I think it is possible to run the tubing a bit more cleaner.
     
  13. Inioch

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    That's how :eek:

    How would you suggest running the tubing? It's very thick and doesn't like to bend too sharply.
     
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    It's hard to explain. I mean trying to route it more efficiently, using less tubing. Right now it looks like you have tubing going all over the place. Don't get the wrong idea though, I like it, this build is coming along very nicely.
     
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    It's just that, bending the tubing in shorter routes puts a lot of strain on the parts, especially the gpu.
     
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    I understand. If nothing can be done, it still looks kick ass! :rockout:
     
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    Wow very nice build there :)

    I'm going to re do all my cable management at some point I think.

    Just a quick question though... Where are your HDs?
     
  18. Inioch

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    I only have one at the moment. It's under the front rad.
    I'll post a picture tomorrow.
     
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    This is pretty much what I meant in my thread and the reason why I didn't want my dual res up-front but rather on the top. Being left with only two 5.2" slots in the whole case was something I did not want happening to me.

    The build looks good overall. The tubing looks massive.
     
  20. Inioch

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    I understand completely. I just wanted 2x240 rads inside, so not much choise there.

    The tubing is massive. I think it's 19/13mm, so the walls are 2mm thick.
     
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    thats a sweet looking pc
     
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    Nice pics mate, now where did you put the HDD? Or did I miss it? It's monday after all...
     
  23. Inioch

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    It's under the front rad on the bottom of the case. It sits on a dampening cushion. Best I could come up with right now :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hey man it works :toast: Nice glow from the fans :toast:
     
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    Perfection is only achieved after Repetitive:banghead:
    So, As far as I see it, your off to a good start.
     

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