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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. t77snapshot

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    -AMD Phenom II X4 965 oc@3.9Ghz * MSI 790FX-GD70 mobo * XFX Radeon 5870/ Sapphire 5870 1Gb * Corsair 1000HX psu * G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 4Gb * Seagate 1.5Tb hdd/ WD 320Gb hdd * LG Blu-ray player * Koolance 340 block * DD radiator * D5 pump * Enermax and Apevia fans-

    Performed Mods:
    Painted internal black and drive brackets/ thumb screws red, cut hole for 24 pin and, sleeved 24 pin only, cut internal top grill for better airflow, sound dampening on the base, cable management, cut front fan grill for airflow, water cooling.

    This is my good friend Manuel's Cosmo S that I built for him. Most of the hardware was recommended by me and this rig come out to be around $3000. As some of you know cable management is a big deal to me and it was a bit hard with this case. I wanted to cut more holes to have a cleaner look, but Manuel wanted to finish it sooner. We built this rig about 3 months ago, so I'm sorry about the dust and I hope the dirty water in the loop doesn't affect your votes :( He was a but careless when these shots were taken. Since then we have cleaned the loop and added nuke to the distilled water. Also another 4 gigs have been added for a total of 8gb Ripjaw ddr3 1600mhz. Let us know what you think? and/or what we could do to improve it! Thank you for voting -t77



    Please vote: http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2723.html :D

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  2. MT Alex

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    I love it, snapshot. The tubing goes great with the Batmobiles. That was one thing I really regreted about my DD 5870 block, no more snazzy looking stock cooler:( Well done. Hopefully you pal kicked you down some beers for your hard work.
     
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    Thanks Alex,

    Yeah he hooked my up with a 9600GT and a Fatal1ty Titanium sound card.:toast:
     
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    Silverstone make some very nice 180mm LED fans not to bright so it doesn't over light the case and very quiet with good CFM
     
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    that looks awesome p_o_s_pc any before pictures?
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    got the utgard to review. sorry 3g iphone. ill also get shots tomorrow during the day. no water yet but the inside is realllly slick if i do say so as slick as can be with a broken knee anyway. i tried mad hard to wire hide. ill get those tomorrow too. I didnt wany to now because its hard to balence on one leg.

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    looks great:toast:
     
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    Wicked shit t77 :)
     
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    Sorry no before pics I couldn't find my can before I did it.but to get a idea just look up the armor a90
    It will give you an idea of the before..:toast:
     
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    I made this list, it took me a little while. Just thought I'd share :rolleyes: I might post it again in a thread when I get the rest of the money for a cooler.

    AAA Example Cooler
    - Price (not including shipping)
    - Approx. cooling performance
    - Hardware included
    - Significant features

    Cooler Master V6
    - $50
    - Would perform slightly worse than V6 GT
    - Comes with one 120mm red LED fan, bracket for optional second fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, LED on/off button, good base with 6 heatpipes

    Cooler Master V6 GT
    - $70
    - 38-60C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 43-81C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two multicolor 120mm LED fans, tool-less fan system, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, LED on/off button, fan speed knob, good base with 6 heatpipes

    Corsair H50
    - $80
    - 38-61C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 40-75C @ 3.6GHz
    - One standard 120mm fan and mounting hardware
    - All in one WC, easy to add a second fan

    Noctua NH-D14
    - $90
    - 25-41C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 27-49C @ 3.33GHz
    - One 120mm fan and one 140mm fan, mounting hardware, fan speed adapters, TIM
    - 6 heatpipe dual radiator design, silent, large, tool-less fan installation

    Noctua NH-U12P
    - $75
    - 33-58C on i7 965 stock (3.2GHz) // 44-84C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two 120mm fans, mounting hardware, fan speed adapters and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation

    Prolimatech Megahalems
    - $62
    - 26-48C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 34-64C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware and TIM
    - Split-radiator design, tool-less fan installation for one fan

    Thermalright Venomous X
    - $75
    - 31-56C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 38-77C @ 3.8GHz
    - One 120mm fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation for one fan

    Thermaltake Frio
    - $60
    - 31-51C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 38-73C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two 120mm fans, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, fan speed knobs

    Xigmatek Thor's Hammer
    - $65
    - 25-45C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 33-66C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware for cooler and up to 2 fans
    - HDT, dual faced fins and a crappy base

    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
    - $90
    - 34-67C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 34-72C @ 3.5GHz
    - RPM controller, one 120mm fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Mirrored base, RPM remote, tool-less fan installation

    Zalman CNPS10X Flex
    - $53
    - 33-57C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 40-81C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware and TIM
    - Mirrored base, tool-less fan installation

    Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
    - $69
    - 33-51C on i7 965 stock (3.2GHz)
    - Zalman Fan Mate, mounting hardware, TIM
    - Quiet, mirrored base


    Cheapest - Cooler Master V6
    Best performer - Noctua NH-D14
    Best bang for the buck - Undecided
    I tried to keep it pretty consistent.
     
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    that is very nice :D
     
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    Well I need an idea on what's the best bang for the buck cooler there. It's sort of hard to determine because some of them don't come with fans, so you'd have to compensate for that. You or anyone else have any ideas? I'm leaning towards the Frio.
     
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    i have to agree
     
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    Got a pristine CX400W for the HTPC in the mail today courtesy of pos pc :rockout: Installed it and did some cable management. Radical Ed if you see this, I remember you built that one rig that looked exactly like this.

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    I think that's about the best I'll ever get it without a modular PSU. And hey, I've got a Corsair unit in each of my computers now! :respect: Corsair.
     
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    I have the CM V6GT and it works pretty dang good for an air cooler. My CPU is OC'd to 3.8 @ 1.38v and idles around 32-34 and hits 44ish under load.
     
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    Thanks Hammer:D

    I dig your choice of words ti describe my build:cool:
     
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    shot with SLI :)
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    i was thinking the same thing when i was putting it together. But this one has more room to work with :)
     
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    Yeah that is good c/m for what you have to work with! Look'in good pos:toast:
     
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    Alright! The 8800 showed up in the mail. You must be damn happy.:toast:
     
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    when i got it yes i was happy. Put it in and put some stress on it damn thing squealed like a pig. getting pissed off and a few hours later grabbed the bottle of super glue put some on about everything that i could without causing problems. put some fresh MX-2 on the gpu and new thermal pads(i'm sure it wasn't needed but i just wanted to do it) flashed the bios,did the registry hack (320mb and 640mb don't SLI without a hack) and now i am happy.
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    I like the Noctuas better. Gives a little contrast.

    It's ALLLLIIIIIVVVEEEE!!!
     
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    Yeah, you mean this rig?

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    Turned out to be a good little rig, customer called one week later to say thanks and hasn't called back since. I can only assume they are enjoying it over one of those old Dell P4s. :laugh:

    Pretty sure yours turned out better, but they had a tight budget and I did what I could for them. :toast:
     
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    Yep thanks. I'm pretty much done with mine, it's working great. Your build didn't look bad though, cable management with the Corsair in that little case is a pain. Mine and that one were extremely similar though.

    To anyone: If video stutters (like 1080p video playing through VLC) while crunching, would a more powerful GPU stop that? I'm sure a better CPU would as it could handle the video and crunching with less effort.
     

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