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  1. (FIH) The Don

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    was the only one with 80+bronze and under 100£ with 750w and modular :)

    so i think its good, allthough a bit bummer, 2 hours after i ordered it, a HX1000W showed up in the demoshop

    the demoshop is a shop for rma'd stuff, stuff where the box is beaten up, and such, with 2 yrs warranty and all just for 30% or less than new price
     
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    Oh yeah! I got the h50 installed now and i am seeing over a 12C drop in temps! Woohoo! The only thing is, its a frickin pain in the but to install in the rear. I had to move my 140mm to the front exhaust up top and the 120mm to the rear. The rad sticks up behind the 120mm and barely clears, i had to mount the 38mm ultra kaze on the outside of the case :( It's the only way i could get it to work, and i have the yate pulling air through the rad on the inside of the case.

    I can't get the side panel on though because of the fan in the back. So out comes the dremel and im gonna dremel a little notch in the side panel so i can go ahead and slide the panel right around the fan.

    I need to get one of them fan guards for the rear fan forsure though! Plugging and unplugging USB devices could be VERY painful with a 2000rpm ultra kaze!

    Don't worry pics WILL be coming, im configuring my folding clients to fold for TPU :) Just about to go dremel the side panel quick!
     
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    Well i promised pics didn't i? :D So far i have cut the notch out of the side panel to fit around the fan in the back, now i need to remove part of the little circular bar running across the top as that is hitting the rad and fan on the side and now allowing me to close the case. Tomorrow i will also dissassemble the PC and cut out the rear mesh as im sure thats hurting airflow!

    Other than those couple mod's to get the h50 working in my lexa s i am definitely satisfied with my temp's im getting on the h50 and i love my lexa s still :)

    Here's them pics!
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    Tight fit
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    Better shot of the tight fit,
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    Rear intake,
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    Let me know what you all think! Also is it worth it to cut out the back mesh? I need to order a fan grill forsure anyways so if i do want to sell the case in the future i could just throw the fan grill on there.

    Oh and the pic's were taken with my DROID X. I managed to get the camera setup a little better this time and i think they look great:)
     
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    There it is, sweet Josh:toast:

    Man is that a tight fit or what! I cut the back mesh out of my case when I installed my H50 and I think it helped the air flow dramatically (less chance of dust build-up). I'm just curious why you had to cut the side panel lip to fit around the rear fan? I was able to still squeeze the lip behind the fan with it still secured rather well. I was thinking you could mount the back fan on the inside, but then you couldn't run that top 120mm fan due to it's close clearance.
     
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    Yeah im thinking im forsure gonna cut out the back mesh. It just seems like it would flow so much better without that right in front of the rad. I need to drop my temps like 2C and i will be very happy :D Yeah i could mount it on the inside but i want the top 120mm exhaust and then if i mounted it on the inside the rad would be centimeters away from my mosfet cooling and i would think the rad would pass on heat to the copper fins and i don't really want that! ;)

    Yeah i tried getting it to work on the back lip but the bottom wouldn't clear the bottom screw on the fan as it goes through the back and into the rad and it wasn't wide enough so i just dremeled out a notch for it and it fits good now! Tomorrow i'll be sure to get some more pics after cutting out the back mesh and hopefully USPS finds my card and gets it delivered to me! :mad:
     
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    Hey, quick question. How hard is it to take the front panel off a lexa s? Im getting ready to take the rig apart so i can cut out the back fan mesh but i kinda wanna take the whole thing apart.
     
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    bottom of the front, just pull it firmly
     
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    Got it thanks :) Just cut out the back fan mesh right now gonna clean it up and throw a little shot of some flat black paint to cover up the ugly silver :)
     
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    Got the back mesh all cut out, masked it off and threw down some satin black on the edges that weren't black anymore! Looks good now! It's not a perfect cut out but i can definitely tell a difference in airflow coming through. It makes soo much more sense to have the air push straight into the rad and now go through that mesh garbage first.

    I'm having troubles with windows right now and im so sick of microsoft right now..
     
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    ZOMG :eek:


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    the CPU pin will fit, take out the graphics cards and route it under i have the same PSU,Case, Pin location and run SLI so i can confirm it can fit
     
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    i know ;) was just too tired to do anything today, gonna do a full makeover this weekend :p
     
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    good for you mate :)
     
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    def, and gonna do some chop chop in the case too, need to make the fanless card fit with the fans that came with the cooler lol
     
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    Hey guys! Got the second 8800gts today! Got everything installed and man SLI looks sweet! I need to do a little cable managment on the new pci power and then throw the rig together! Im pumped! This is my best rig i've ever had now i would say!
     
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    sorry man :p

    yes its fucking nice :D 24" compared to 15.6" = win

    was effin annoyed about the hd cage hitting the graphics card

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    ^^^Nice Don! that is a lot better, now your case looks like it can breath.:p
     
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    its not good at all lol, but atleast the card with the ac extreme is cool :D almost 30c celcius lower than the other

    thinking about making a cover for the bottom area and the bay area, so you only can see the mb and gfx's
     
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    It fits yeeeeeeah!

    The 2x140mm Koolance fits! but barely...I wont be able to easily swap ram if needed. Me thinks the Tempest Evo is a little bit taller:eek:

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    well if the RAM works fine then theres no reason for changing them haha

    gonna be nice when all that water comes together :rockout:
     
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    That looks awesome! Now where's the rest of the wc parts?!

    I managed to get my 8800gts's in today also :)
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    YES! those look sweet josh:toast: Do you have a full shot of your rig? We never got a good look at it.:D Now that your running SLI, lets see those overclocks and benchmarks.


    I will be making a separate project log thread on the water build soon.

    EDIT: here is my Project Log:)
     
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    Hmm what would you like benchmarks? I haven't really OC'd the GPU's much just the shader clock as im a folder :p I just played some BC2 and i can tell it's WAY better! I don't really have any benchmarking software either. The games i have are
    -battlefield bc2
    -metro 2033
    -dirt 2
    -Left 4 dead 2
    -call of duty 4 Modern Warfare
    -Counter Strike Source
    -Team Fortress 2

    I don't have many games but if their is any benchmarking software in any of those games id be happy to run them :) I can also download 3dmark06 and such to grab some quick numbers. I had ran 3dmark06 at 3.6ghz on cpu and one 8800gts and i had barely broke 15k. I guess i could run it again after SLI :)

    I need to add a fan or something throwing the air from the 8800gts away from the rear of the case with the h50 right above it. My buddy took apart his old microwave and it had a 120x38mm metal fan case with plastic fan blades that runs off 120v. This thing throws some serious amount of air! I should get that from him plug it in the wall have that as a push fan and my ultra kaze as a pull and then take the yate and have that push all the hot air away from the case so the h50 get's cool air!

    Im not having any issues with my h50 though. In IBT after 20 passes at 3.6 i max out at 71C. Prime never goes above 65C and the max ive seen it folding or any other tasks is 60C.

    Let me know some good benchmarking software and i'll be sure to get it for ya :p Also i need to do just a wee bit more cable managment then it's time to bust out the camera for some better shots than the droid :p
     
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    Here is a 3dmark06 benchmark with the 8800gts. I gained about 2.5k to 3k on my 06 score. Im looking for some other benchies right now to run :) Oh and ill be stuck inside for a bit as were getting swamped with snow tonight and tomorrow with 40mph winds and blizzard like conditions so ill be sure to reroute that cable and get some pics of the case and setup!

    EDIT: Here is a heaven benchmark. It's nothing amazing but hey its better than a single gpu config!
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