Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Nice PSU you have there.
After everything is done here with case mods and a small upgrade I'll be for sure posting a few pics.
I need to get more pics of my mATX I7 and my X4 Cruncher
Here is My PC at the moment haven't posted it for awhile.... Working on some other tid bits will post again soon.....
Future Beauty and Functional mods....
G.Skill 8 gigs 1866 Mhz Sniper Ram (Ordered on the way)
Carbon fiber and white sleeving For power supply
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 Motherboard (For future PCIe 3.0 and ivy bridge compatibility)
Asus Maximus Extreme IV
i7 2600k 4.5 Ghz 1.29Vcore
Corsair XMS 3 1600 Mhz 4gb
Intel X25 80gb SSD
Western Digital 500Gb Black Caviar
EVGA GTX 580 SLI
Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000watt
Corsair Graphite Special Edition 600T
Water Cooling XSPC Rasa Kit (with custom tubing and other custom odds and ends)
1 x Xigmatech 200mm fan and 3 x Xigmatech 120mm fans
I have an XSPC Rasa kit too. Need to post pics.
I was debating on getting one of those rasa kits, how happy are you with it ?
rasa kits are very good. a friend has one and it does very well
Just finished with the wires:
I hided several of them under the motherboard. I rotated the back exhaust fan in order to get 8 additional centimeters that allowed me to put the plug on the back of the tray.
Back of the board tray:
I could do better but I'd need longer SATA and IDE cables plus a 4 pin molex extention. I also need a 5" SATA cable for the drive in the 5.25" bay. The SATA power cable is 25cms less than what I'd need to be able to route it on the back. This will have to do.
EDIT: I'm reading the Cable management help desk. I hadn't thought about putting the HDDs backwards!!! That'll allow me to route the cables behind the tray.
Ahh, that case is pree hard to cable manage, you can get a decent case off newegg for $40. I forgot what one, but I will search!
I like it.... To give you some ideas in terms of temps..... Just the stock Rasa Kit on a i7 860 @ 4.3ghz. was 70 c on the hottest core. On my i5 650 the highest core up at 4.5 Ghz was 55c and on my i7 2600k the hottest core @ 5.0 ghz was 68c and my i7 2600k 24/7 clock @ 4.5 around 59c.
So your beating any air cooler with those temps for about the price of a Corsair H20. Also... it makes it a nice platform to upgrade with. I have it basically almost back at it's stock set up now. But on the last system I bad it running a EK 480 RAD a different Pump and res along with added video cards. Like I said it gives you a great starting point if you want to upgrade.
I say defiantly go for it. Hope this helps...any more question just let me know bud in the end I am very happy with it!
Awesome rig!! Love your water cooling, nice and clean!
Just watched the "Caspian Border" MP trailer for Battlefield 3, I got so pumped by the action that I went ahead and placed an order for my third GTX580, I just couldn't help it, will post pics once I get it installed Unfortunately, that means I'll have to say good bye to my X-Fi as I don't have any room for it, unless I go for water cooling for my GPUs If only I were not such a chicken shit when it comes to custom water cooling
TRWOV, is that an Agiea PhysX card at the bottom? does it work with nVidia's drivers? what makes me think this is that it has a 4pin power connecter and that's the only PCI card that comes to mind (other than a moster 3DFX card...)
the easiest way to clean hard to clean HS's is remove the fans and soak the heatsink in hot water and sugar soap deep enough to cover the HS completely give it a jiggle to slosh the water through the fins and hey presto guaranteed to look sparkly clean and new when finished
Newegg doesn't ship here It's a pretty old case, has been with me since the late Pentium III days so cable management wasn't really a feature back then but I like it a lot (externally, that is).
Ok, final pictures for the night (morning?):
I reversed the HDD cage. I had to bend a well hidden metal piece that served as a bump in order to do this. Drove me nuts for a moment.
Yes. Works with PSS 8.09.04 (http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_8.09.04_whql.html)
Too bad nVidia discontinued support for the card but it should still engage and assist a little when CPU Physx are used as long as the SDK is supported (v2.8.1 or earlier).
ah too bad... though about getting one cheap and using it for physx, but i guess i'll get a cheap 9500 or something. (to let my 9600 concentrate on the graphics, or w/e gpu i get later)
Might be more worth your while to get say a 4850 or GTS250 and run the 9600GT as PhysX.
Yeah, the Ageia card is about the same as an 8600GT/GTS.
well isnt that a nice tight package
awesome, apart from the CPU cooler do you think a setup like that could fit in a case like this? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_608&products_id=12254
The SG06 is mini-ITX, the board in the image is a m-ATX. So no that board in my image will not fit in that specific case
My eyes tricked me ty.
I guess I could have been polite and posted that the board is a Z68MA-D2H-B3
That's what she said...
yeah I wasn't quite sure if I should comment to that, thank it, or exactly how to take that
I'm hoping he is speaking of the hardware in the image, and for that I thank him
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