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[Case Gallery] Black Ice v2

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System Name Black Ice
Processor AMD FX 8150 @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
Cooling Swiftech MCP655 pump, Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Radiator.
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti's in 2x SLI
Storage Samsung 256GB 840 PRO SSD, (x2) Seagate 500GB HDD's in RAID 0 for Games/Programs, (x1) for Files
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Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
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#1
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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
AMD FX 8150 @ 4000MHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) @ 1866MHz
(x3) Seagate 500GB HDD's in RAID-0
(x2) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti's in SLI
ThermalTake TR2 RX 850w PSU

Mods:
Swiftech MCP655 PWM Pump w. Bitspower D5 MCP655 Pump Mod Kit - Blue, Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Inline Reservoir, Swiftech Apogee HD High Performance 4-Port CPU Waterblock w/AMD mount, Black Ice GT Stealth 140mm. Radiator, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm. Radiator, Aerocool F6XT 6 Channel Fan Controller, Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm. Fan - Blue LED (x6), Cooler Master 140mm fans (x2), Cooler Master 230mm fans (x2) 1 w/Blue LED, UV cold cathode case lights (x2), NZXT Premium Sleeved Bright LED Kit - Blue, Modsmart Cable Sleeving - Black and UV Blue
 
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Aquinus

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#2
I like it. My only real complaint (more of a concern,) would be the tubing going from the rear radiator to the pump. It looks like its pretty tight and is worrisome imho. Otherwise good work! Just need to throw those GPUs under water now!
 
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#3
I'd ditch that 140mm rad altogether, it doesn't aid in the cooling, adds restriction to the loop, and makes the tubing busier. That being said, things are very clean, a well built rig.
 

MxPhenom 216

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#4
I'd ditch that 140mm rad altogether, it doesn't aid in the cooling, adds restriction to the loop, and makes the tubing busier. That being said, things are very clean, a well built rig.
Agreed, that 140 is worthless.
 
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Cooling Swiftech MCP655 pump, Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Radiator.
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
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Storage Samsung 256GB 840 PRO SSD, (x2) Seagate 500GB HDD's in RAID 0 for Games/Programs, (x1) for Files
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Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
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#5
@ Aquinus
Thank you. The tubing going from the rear radiator to the pump has a little "wiggle room", its not as tight as it looks. I make sure that the tubing is not stretched but more of a perfect fit. I have plans to put water blocks on my GPUs and sleeve the power cables on the GPUs as well, my only problem is that I don't have the budget to do so now, but it will be done as soon as I can.
 
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Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
Cooling Swiftech MCP655 pump, Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Radiator.
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti's in 2x SLI
Storage Samsung 256GB 840 PRO SSD, (x2) Seagate 500GB HDD's in RAID 0 for Games/Programs, (x1) for Files
Display(s) Samsung 27" SyncMaster (S27A550H)
Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
#6
@ MT Alex and MxPhenom 216
Thank you. I belive you are right, I noticed that there is little air flow coming from the back if the 140mm rad/fans and I'm planning to switch to a 120mm rad/fans for better performance. But as I replied to Aquinus, I don't have the budget to do anything now, but thank you for pointing that out. I will keep you posted as things change.
 

MxPhenom 216

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@ MT Alex and MxPhenom 216
Thank you. I belive you are right, I noticed that there is little air flow coming from the back if the 140mm rad/fans and I'm planning to switch to a 120mm rad/fans for better performance. But as I replied to Aquinus, I don't have the budget to do anything now, but thank you for pointing that out. I will keep you posted as things change.
You wont have to buy anything. just remove the 140.
 
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Cooling Swiftech MCP655 pump, Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Radiator.
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
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Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
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#8
I would, but once I am able to get the GPU waterblocks that I want, I will be using it to cool the liquid between the GPUs and the CPU and the other between the CPU and the GPUs
 
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Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
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Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
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Update

I have recently added 2 more Seagate 500GB HDD's totaling (x3) HHD's and set them up in RAID 0. Everything runs quicker and still no problems.
 
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Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
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Specs:
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
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I would, but once I am able to get the GPU waterblocks that I want, I will be using it to cool the liquid between the GPUs and the CPU and the other between the CPU and the GPUs
Its not worth the hassle having radiators between blocks. Just go straight from block to block, then to the radiators. Once the system hits equilibrium, there will no be difference, with having the radiator between the CPU and GPU. I know logically it makes sense with having radiators between the blocks, I always thought that too, but it really does nothing.
 
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Cooling Swiftech MCP655 pump, Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block, Black Ice GT Stealth 360mm Radiator.
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) @ 1866mHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660Ti's in 2x SLI
Storage Samsung 256GB 840 PRO SSD, (x2) Seagate 500GB HDD's in RAID 0 for Games/Programs, (x1) for Files
Display(s) Samsung 27" SyncMaster (S27A550H)
Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
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Its not worth the hassle having radiators between blocks. Just go straight from block to block, then to the radiators. Once the system hits equilibrium, there will no be difference, with having the radiator between the CPU and GPU. I know logically it makes sense with having radiators between the blocks, I always thought that too, but it really does nothing.
I took the 140mm radiator out just recently and now I'm back to just the 360mm radiator, my temps remain the same. Now I'm looking to sell the 140mm rad w/fan for $50, its in excellent condition.