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MicroFly/Qpack MODernize

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MoonPig

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    Ah ok. I understand.

    Looking to re-do my desk and im thinking of ideas.

    Thanks for that.

    Btw, why remove some of the expansion bars?
     
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    they block flow, I have modded the exhaust of the video cards (if there is restriction heat cant be removed)
     
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    Mark, sent you pm for some advice from you :respect:
     
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    Thanks for reminding me Sur.. I get sidetracked easily...
     
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    Are you taking a well deserved break Mark?
     
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    Don't let him kid you, he's just watching anime.
     
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    Are u spying on me?
    Actually I am just programming this comp (seemed silly to have a pair of 5770s and not be using them)

    I bought a Win 7 64 (been using trials/demos forever) and I must say it was so NICE/SMOOTH installing on this comp.
     
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    Lol. He's in this thread spying on us now...
     
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    Damn, I type too slow.
     
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    Good to hear! It would be a shame to let that power go to waste. I should be doing grander things myself. Instead I've spend the last 4 hours filling up MP3 players for all 3 kids...
     
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    LOL, I just got this comp online 1 min ago..

    Actually right now I am crazy busy since its the holidays... I go through my closet and get all the hardware and put together comps for others that dont have them..

    since my friends at BadBoys of modding Clubhouse last year sent me a box of hardware I have been building comps for people that cant get them on their own as Xmas presents.

    This year I have 4 of them as presents.. + I am trying to catch up on all the stuff i put off to finish this monster up.

    I have to catch up but in a bit I am gonna play with lighting effects and take some time to really refine this comp.
     
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    That's really cool of you Mark. You're definitely one of the good guys.
     
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    That's awesome man + 1 kudos to you!



    Only just got round to seein the finished product, I'm impressed.

    There is a few things I would of done different personally,to decrease the vertical height of the case but it would of been much more fiddly.

    Would of involved PCI-E spacer cards ( the sort with ribbons) a lower profile CPU cooler and a plate above the motherboard to sit the cards on horziontally : ]

    Also would of needed a XP-120 ( performs nearly the same in a pull config as it does in a push config)

    I'm sure just with that info you can easily visulise what I had in mind : ]

    Downside is you loose the other PCI connections.
     
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    I have the pci X spacers and ribbons here and with 2 cards it didnt save any room (and ran hotter)

    It already is lower than a Qpack so I am happy, and ultimate cooling in a SFF package was #1 to me.

    Maybe later on pantherx12 we can work on a really low profile comp together...

    Thanks for sharing ur ideas.
    Just trying to make up fr when I wasent so good...:twitch:
     
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    Mark being bad? Now that sounds interesting...
     
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    Sounds cool mark:D

    Did the GPU's run hotter?

    As with the design I had in mind they would be drawing only fresh air just like the lower card in your current set up.

    I imagine the CPU would be running hotter though <_<
     
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    the prob with the GPUs (remember there needs to be the Crossfire connector too) they are double wide each and need room for both to intake. Stacked on top of each other it equals the height of a reg GPU.
    + this mobo has a lot of trick coolers that I used to replace the silly heat tube cooler.

    I thought of using a 1U PS below (could lower the comp by 2" that way) but they are noisy (small high speed fans)
    And I didnt have enough time/money to go too nutts
    (also if I do everything now its gonna be hard for me to top myself in the future)
     
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    Oh bugger, I completely forgot crossfire connector *facepalm*

    I was thinking of not stacking them but actually laying them flat next to each other.

    Disregard my thoughts then, would only be good fora single GPU set up.
     
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    Its NO PROBLEM at all... I worked pretty hard the last few years to make this the most efficient it could be.

    I am ALWAYS open to suggestions
    (its amazing when I started a couple years ago how many on other forums said I was crazy and my stuff wouldnt work. People started flaming wars when I said I liked Silenx fans or AC cooling fans. Or even that a PS could function without its casing)

    The reason for these threads isant to promote ME but to get you guys to take stuff thats cool and improve on it.

    So dont forget to share those ideas....
     
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    Ha ha, I got flamed for saying Silenx fans were good just the other day :D

    Got some 90cfm Ixtremas.

    Nigh on completely silent unless I put my ear by them.
     
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    They mod into the most excellent fans
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow,I hate to say this about a fan but that's beautiful!

    I imagine your a fair bit more experiance then me ( understatement) with hardware in general, would you say the fans move anywhere near as much air as they are rated for?

    They certainly performed on my true 120ex like they were shifting hell of a lot of air,seems to be very low pressure though.
     
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