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Not sure how much space you have, but you could try mounting one fan of the rad inside the 3x optical drive bay, and have the rad in that small gap to the motherboard. Something I learnt recently

Edit: that's how my H100 is mounted on the elysium: http://img.techpowerup.org/121119/DSC_0142.jpg
Problem is, the front cover is just solid plastic--not something that will let a lot of air in. And I'd really not like to have a gaping hole there...
 
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Problem is, the front cover is just solid plastic--not something that will let a lot of air in. And I'd really not like to have a gaping hole there...
Ah. What about some cheap mesh optical drive covers off ebay or something?
 

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That would almost certainly work. But particularly since this is the system I'm bringing home for winter break, I'd like to have it fully assemble-able. I think that with the 3 120mm fans exhausting it should be fine. It's certainly not ideal like this--I will see what can be done. If it wasn't a sealed loop then I would be able to run the tubes through the top expansion slot--but no way to do that with this setup, unfortunately :ohwell:
Only other idea I would have is to put the rad w/fans into the optical bays (not sure about the fit?) and reverse the airflow (rear and top fans- intake, cooler and 2 front fans- exhaust (thru the front))

Other than that I'm stumped with the exception of cutting into the sealed unit to mount the hoses outside... which I wouldn't want to do either (will void the warranty) :eek:

*EDIT- and as KieX stated- pickup some mesh front covers (leave it open for now)
 

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Ah. What about some cheap mesh optical drive covers off ebay or something?
That's a good idea. I'm going to look this week and see if I can't get some mesh covers locally that could go there. But mounting the radiator there would make a lot of sense.
Only other idea I would have is to put the rad w/fans into the optical bays (not sure about the fit?) and reverse the airflow (rear and top fans- intake, cooler and 2 front fans- exhaust (thru the front))

Other than that I'm stumped with the exception of cutting into the sealed unit to mount the hoses outside... which I wouldn't want to do either (will void the warranty) :eek:
KieX suggested that--the problem is right now that it's just hard plastic over the front. I'll look for some mesh that might allow air through?
 

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That's a good idea. I'm going to look this week and see if I can't get some mesh covers locally that could go there. But mounting the radiator there would make a lot of sense.


KieX suggested that--the problem is right now that it's just hard plastic over the front. I'll look for some mesh that might allow air through?
Try to PM sneekypete and see if he has anything like this for 3x single bays or a large 3x1 version.... very good chance he may have something ;)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7...r_w_Filter_-_Black_BZ-501.html?tl=g43c241s612
 
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That's a good idea. I'm going to look this week and see if I can't get some mesh covers locally that could go there. But mounting the radiator there would make a lot of sense.


KieX suggested that--the problem is right now that it's just hard plastic over the front. I'll look for some mesh that might allow air through?
If you can't find any locally let me know. I have one of these lying around.. if it fits:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121202/DSC_0155.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/121202/DSC_0156.jpg

Just imagine it might be easier/cheaper to source locally than across the pond.
 

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Try to PM sneekypete and see if he has anything like this for 3x single bays or a large 3x1 version.... very good chance he may have something ;)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7...r_w_Filter_-_Black_BZ-501.html?tl=g43c241s612
If you can't find any locally let me know. I have one of these lying around.. if it fits:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121202/DSC_0155.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/121202/DSC_0156.jpg

Just imagine it might be easier/cheaper to source locally than across the pond.
They have those here ($32.99) nice that they can mount a 120mm fan there too! :toast:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...le_-_Black_BZ-502B_.html?tl=g43c241s612#blank
Thanks guys! I'm going to see what's local--$32 is rough IMO for something like that. I think I'd rather just leave the radiator zip-tied in than spend that much. Or maybe get another Gaia and put the Antec Kuhler in the SFF setup.
 
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They have those here ($32.99) nice that they can mount a 120mm fan there too! :toast:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...le_-_Black_BZ-502B_.html?tl=g43c241s612#blank
Not quite the same when looking in detail. This one was from the HDD caddy I reversed for mounting the H100. No fan mounts and the screw depth.. may or may not be the same as the drive one.. would need some modding to be used, whereas the one you posted looks ready to fit and go. Times like these wish I was on other side of pond lol, got plenty odd stuff lying about to share.

EDIT: [Ion] Why not screw holes through the solid bezel? DIY Mesh mod :laugh:
 

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Looks really nice! and we can all relate to the wives and their grievances :ohwell: :toast:
 

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Looks really nice! and we can all relate to the wives and their grievances :ohwell: :toast:
Nope, can't relate :p

EDIT, sorry, didn't see your post until just now:
which GPUS are those and which case?

doesn't look bad,
Also what kind of a beasty PSU you running to power it all?
Those are three MSI Radeon HD7770s. I'm running it on an Antec Earthwatts 650w. Despite that this is three GPUs and a more power-hungry CPU, I think it's actually using a good bit less power than the 2xGTX470 system I have. The PSU isn't even getting warm. These ATI cards rock :)
 
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I can relate, because before I built a new machine for my parents my mom complained about the loudness of their Compaq Presario 5-something (the damn thing was like 8 years old and used a propietary mounting system for the cpu cooler).
 
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My 6950's are back up today but will not be on over night. I plan on getting a GTS 450 up soon as well.
 
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My 6950's are back up today but will not be on over night. I plan on getting a GTS 450 up soon as well.
I tried with a 450. Points are not too great but 2-3K is still something. Just make sure it is in a rig that you don't use for ANY screen work. The lag is, how to put it, out of this world annoying.
 

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I tried with a 450. Points are not too great but 2-3K is still something. Just make sure it is in a rig that you don't use for ANY screen work. The lag is, how to put it, out of this world annoying.
With nVidia cards in general it's excruciating. To the extent that I just don't even touch my nV systems any more---they just sit there and DC.
 

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Received the i7 2700K and RAM. Now I need to purchase a motherboard. I have been consulting with Dave (Cadaveca) and he informed me that Z77 boards with three PCI-E slots do not always work with SB. So I have been searching NewEgg and found these two boards:
MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s U...
Refurbished: ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI ...
What do you folks think? I am needing a board that can support 3 PCI-E slots and the i7 2700K....
Not needing a real expensive board.
I forgot to tell all of my crunching friends that I found out a couple days ago that I am going to be a father in about eight months:)
Thus I cannot spend a whole lot on new hardware.
Nice new hardware and a huge congrats on fatherhood!!! Welcome to the Daddy Team :toast:
 

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I tried with a 450. Points are not too great but 2-3K is still something. Just make sure it is in a rig that you don't use for ANY screen work. The lag is, how to put it, out of this world annoying.
You think it would be worth to switch the GTS 450 with a 5770?
 
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You think it would be worth to switch the GTS 450 with a 5770?
In terms of screen lag - yes. I don't know how the 5770 fair points wise but test and tell ;)
 

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In terms of screen lag - yes. I don't know how the 5770 fair points wise but test and tell ;)
Oh ok, Yea if the 5770 can get more point I could swap it out at work but still would be using both cards so really it wouldnt matter LOL << just thought of that.
 

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Received the i7 2700K and RAM. Now I need to purchase a motherboard. I have been consulting with Dave (Cadaveca) and he informed me that Z77 boards with three PCI-E slots do not always work with SB. So I have been searching NewEgg and found these two boards:
MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s U...
Refurbished: ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI ...
What do you folks think? I am needing a board that can support 3 PCI-E slots and the i7 2700K....
Not needing a real expensive board.
I forgot to tell all of my crunching friends that I found out a couple days ago that I am going to be a father in about eight months:)
Thus I cannot spend a whole lot on new hardware.
Congratulations, that's awesome! :toast: :respect: :toast:

My suggestion would be the ASUS. Yes, it is Asus' "Value" board, but it's still a very solid one--good cooling, lots of PCIe slots. I have nothing but positive words about my Maximus IV.
 
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Received the i7 2700K and RAM. Now I need to purchase a motherboard. I have been consulting with Dave (Cadaveca) and he informed me that Z77 boards with three PCI-E slots do not always work with SB. So I have been searching NewEgg and found these two boards:
MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s U...
Refurbished: ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI ...
What do you folks think? I am needing a board that can support 3 PCI-E slots and the i7 2700K....
Not needing a real expensive board.
I forgot to tell all of my crunching friends that I found out a couple days ago that I am going to be a father in about eight months:)
Thus I cannot spend a whole lot on new hardware.
Congratulations on your upcoming fatherhood. :toast: Better get all your hardware upgrades done before then; kids are an infinite money sink. :eek: