Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
You're did that with green tubing and green LEDs, right?
Or are you using green fluid?
O dayum dats niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Also don when are you gunna post some pics of that case with hardware in it?
Antec 900 Two HDD Cage
Finally got around to doing the HDD cage on the 900 (2).
No more clutter between the power supply and HDD bay - YaY !!!
New holes drilled for securing the 3 x 2Tb WD Caviar Blacks.
Morfed the Sata power cable, and sleeved the Sata data cables.
Had to cut end sta plug pff one of the Zalman cables to morf - hesitant but had to be done.
I'm happy with the result.
So close to completion on build, bit of wiring to sleeve and route for fans, and install a few lights and switches.
Broke a damn switch last night for the UV cc tubes last night, so off to "altronics now"
Just want to try load display picture on forum page, please forgive me this once.
Flipped my H50 fans around for intake.
Looks clean for having so much in such a little space. I like the reversed HDDs. I watched a vid on youtube a year or two ago about doing that exact thing, but using a hole saw so the cables could come in from behind the MB tray.
Thanks for positive comments.
There is so much behind the motherboard tray already !!!
I had the cables behind the MB tray but wasn't really happy so I tucked them under the SSD cradle which is mounted in the 51/4 bay above the HDD cage.
The cables are sleeved and what you can "barely" see isn't unpleasant to look at.
Yep, will never achieve the oh so clean look of some on the forum/site, but that wasn'r my intention with this machine.
Clean and functional on a budget - success I think.
It's not you or your monitor it does look that on my monitor aswell
Do you get better temps with intake fans at the back?
edit: I need some close up pictures of some rigs for an article for my A-Level coursework, does anyone have they can put up?
Like really nice one, preferably shot with an SLR, and a nicely lit rig with cathodes etc. etc.
i use both fluid and green cathode from revoltec.
Thanks alot ! Pics are here cable management not at the best...
good stuff I am jelious!
I call her The Cube
Nice, crossfired 6970's
an expensive aftermarket case: 300$
a bunch of pretty expensive hardware and WC gear: 1000$
using cheap garden hose, instead of tubing: priceless.
Nice rig, but the tubing really ruins the possible awesomeness in the pic, in my opinion
So you are saying that I should be using overpriced tubing that does the exact same thing Actually the 1/2" braided tubing (not garden hose) isn't really any cheaper than most of the "labeled watercooling" tubing that is out there! Also, I can run to Lowe's 5min away and grab it, instead of waiting for a package Originally I picked it up, just to redo my loop when I moved into the U2-UF0. Now, I actually like the look of it in my build, but you are entitled to your own opinion
WCing is for performance and I am LinX (25K problem size) and gaming stable over 4.5GHz and can bench @ over 4.6GHz! Maybe you should switch to the braided 1/2" tubing and try to get that AMD 955 over 4GHz
To begin with something,you also seem to not be very educated regarding tubing types...
There are very different kinds of aftermarket tubing, which all have very different behaviour when beeing used...
Some are easy to route, and wont bend even when making tight curves with it...some bend pretty easy, and are shit to route...
Some are flexible and springy, and generally much tighter when installed, and worser to get off...
Some are more of the memory type, that shape themselves in the direction your route them...
Some love barbs and are very tight, sometimes impossible to get off, especially on sharp teethed barbs...
Some leak like mad on barbs, and need a clamp to be used with them...some are great for compression fittings,and some are not.
Yeah,its shit of the tubing runs out, but doesnt that normally happen, if you regularly change components in your rig?
If you do that:
Get yourself a bunch of aftermarket tubing, in bulk, and also, pay the according bulk prices for it...ask your local WC-gear dealer, they probably wont have a problem with it.
Smart idea, as in the end, you pay a lot less, probably even cheaper than generic tubing, smart, as you use quality tubing for quality parts, which should lessen the chance for a leakage by a fair bit,which can be VERY expensive, and smart, as you always have a stock of tubing if needed, if organization is not your expertise, and you are more of the impulsive type.
If you dont regularly change internals, then, its up to question, for what reason you could use tubing... i mean, i service my loop pretty often, and still, i only change the tubing once or twice the year...
And i just order it early enough, so its there, when i plan to do something
Not very difficult in my opinion.
If you like the look, then well, youre right. You cant argue over personal taste.
But, in my own, humble, opinion, it looks like a Mercedes-Benz, with a Hyundai logo on it.
Also, its sad that you dont know much about Overclocking too.
Or else, you would know, that such a tertiary thing like tubing is not very important with 4ghz+ clocks.
Obviously, the chips quality is what is most important for that. But, let me explain.
First, look at my batch number:
CACYC 0915 APMW
This is a VERY early C2 batch of the 955.
(i know that,because,in that time, CDAwall had an ES 955,
which was still older than mine...his batch number was 0918 if im right)
In order, to get this thing to validate anything over 4ghz, i had to open the windows in the deepest winter, in the night,and go under zero degrees celsius... in record times, the temperature in my room was at -10c° (in the few minutes where it was that cold, i calidated 4.2
And that on my WC setup... not amusing.
I think the idle temp was 7c°, and load was 12c°.
For Years,until the C3 stepping came out,i think, there were not even 5 (active,posting) People here, in these Forums, that were able to valid 4.2 on water. Just for your info.
The proc you are so fond of, your own, is an i7!
It may be a good achievement,to get it to 4.5 but its far from spectacular,
and its not even comparable to a phenom!
You dont compare Apples to Pears, do you?
Yeah, you should use "Overpriced" aftermarket tubing, doing the same thing, but better.Far more beautiful,reliable, and easy to work with than generic stuff,period!
(i talk from experience,i made the error to buy generic tubing too, when i began to WC)
I do! They both grow on trees and come in a variety of colors. They have about the same amount of mass, depending on type and they both have a skin.
Anyways, this thread is about showing pictures of "Your PC at the moment". It isn't a help thread or a complain thread or any other kind of thread.
Stay on topic. Post your picture.
I dont... they taste totally different,have different sized seeds, and have a pretty much different shape.
Older pic, but since i was a few months away, now it maybe is the time to post it
Very nice cube. I even like the tubing.
Well Velvet, I am not going to comment on the number of times you insinuate that I am uneducated! I also am not going to go into to detail about your inability to understand sarcasm in a post, because sometimes it is difficult to see in text! I hope though that you could see that I was not saying that new tubing could net you a higher OC, and I am confused with your conclusion from my post that I was being serious!
Since you have decided to ASSume what my PC education and knowledge levels are, then I hope you don't mind me calling those assumptions ignorant. Which is not calling you stupid, just highlighting the fact that you do not know me and have no clue about my exp! But, I can assure you that I know what I am doing and have possibly been doing it longer than you (been building and OCing since early P4's )
On to the pure math of my OC: 4.5 (OC) - 2.8 (Stock) = 1.7 (diff) Then you take the (diff) 1.7 / (Stock) 2.8 = 60.7 or a (rounded) 61% OC from stock. Now you say a 61% OC isn't spectacular? Jeez, what does it take to be "spectacular?" I know that if I can net an OC anywhere near 61% on any chip, then I am spectacularly happy
But, I have been water cooling for close to 4 years now. So I may know what I'm doing I have used many different brands of tubing, and have not had one single leak EVER!
But, thanks to those who like The Cube
You should learn to respect the word of the mod... infractions are no fun
I think the tubing looks pree cool. I like the criss crosses :3 Nice rig man
Pretty sure that the message was intended for you
sorry, but we live under the same set of rules here...so in the end, both of us did stuff not allowed
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