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Aw, you probably don't need all those heatsinks anyway. :)
Agree! Going back to aircooling for Mosfets, NB/SB. Heatsinks are drying atm after being painted matt black.
Only got the waterblocks for looks anyway :p

Still curious as to where pump, res, and rad are going. It does look a bit tight in there.
In the image you can see the back of the stand in which rad, res and pump is placed.

Under construction, same basesize as the Fractal Design case:



Testassembly before final layers of paint:



Fuming off in the sun... :D



Being filled...
 
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Why are you going to replace your 606 with a 609? If you are going to upgrade, at least go up a model line. I replaced my 606 with an HT-RC270. Check Amazon before you buy. I got my 270 for less than the then current 60x series (think 608 might have been the newest at the time) was going for.
Well, right now the 609 cost as much as the 606 did when I bought it almost 4 years ago, and offers so many new functions over the older model, one of them being HDMI 1.4a passthrough, which I need for 3D, my current model being HDMI 1.3 simply cannot output 3D signals, I've tried, so I have to connect both my HTPC and PS3 directly to my TV, using the optical out for sound, not an ideal setup if you ask me.

Other features like THX Select2 Plus, six HDMI inputs, 4K video upscaling, network connection and IPod/IPhone connection, not found in my current model are just icing on the cake, not bad for the price of this receiver; for my particular needs this receiver is plenty enough ;)

I have one of these receivers sitting in my Amazon cart since the moment they came out a few months ago, I'm just waiting for the current price to drop some more before I get one of these puppies ;)

As I mentioned, IMHO, for the price, this receiver fills all my needs, I don't really need a more expensive receiver :) thanks for the advice though, I appreciate it ;)
 

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Agree! Going back to aircooling for Mosfets, NB/SB. Heatsinks are drying atm after being painted matt black.
Only got the waterblocks for looks anyway :p

In the image you can see the back of the stand in which rad, res and pump is placed.

Under construction, same basesize as the Fractal Design case:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box000.jpg


Testassembly before final layers of paint:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box008.jpg


Fuming off in the sun... :D
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box010.jpg


Being filled...
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/006.jpg
Seeing this box, it's makes even less sense to me as to why you would use the restrictive PCI pass-through for your tubing. Just use the water tubing holes already in your case. You might even be able to still use your mosfet and chipset blocks if you did.
 
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Making progress, it may actually get finished soon :laugh:

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Agree! Going back to aircooling for Mosfets, NB/SB. Heatsinks are drying atm after being painted matt black.
Only got the waterblocks for looks anyway :p

In the image you can see the back of the stand in which rad, res and pump is placed.

Under construction, same basesize as the Fractal Design case:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box000.jpg


Testassembly before final layers of paint:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box008.jpg


Fuming off in the sun... :D
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/Box010.jpg


Being filled...
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z15/subject_rod/5970/006.jpg

Very slick. Looks just like the case. Will be seamless. :cool:
 
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I have a couple of updates

First off, my Cooler Master Haf X arrived yesterday, this is the case compared to my old Termaltake Armor+

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09525.jpg

They are almost the same size, but both thermals and acoustics are markedly improved. This is how the build looks like, will get a third GTX580 pretty soon, which means the X-Fi will have to go unfortunately :(, but I trust it'll be a fair trade off ;)

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09536.jpg

Gotta work a little more on the cabling, full specs are found under my system specs tab.

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09546.jpg

So that's my PC ATM, will upload new pics once I get my new GTX580 sometime next month for some 3-Way SLI glory :rockout:

The second update has to do with my HTPC, I got a 128GBs Kingston SSDNow V100 as a boot drive, after I went for RAID 0 SSDs in my main rig, I just couldn't stand how unresponsive my HTPC was, Anand got it right, once you taste SSD performance, you just cannot go back to mechanical drives for your OS. The V100 isn't nearly as fast as my dual Vertex 3s, but boy it makes a world of a difference compared to the old 7200RPM drive:

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09547.jpg

I moved my HTPC from my bedroom's 46" LCD screen to my 58" 3D Plasma screen in my game room, as the wife was growing weary of some late night sessions of the Witcher 2 and Crysis 2:

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09549.jpg

What I didn't realize is that this provided for some amazing 3D gaming sessions, my good 'ol SLI GTX285s still pack a good punch for gaming, and I can run everything at max details (except for Uber Sampling for the Witcher 2 :() and 3D gaming at 1920x1080p.

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09551.jpg

Sound is powered by an Onkyo TX-SR606 (soon to be replaced by a TX-SR609) connected to a Klipsch 5.1 Quintet SL + 12" Synergy Subwoofer speaker setup.

The way it's meant to be played indeed :rockout:
Hah yeah once you start gaming on your lazy boy you can't go back, I moved my gaming PC down stairs to do the same thing lol.

SO clean!
 
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Busted out the cold cathodes for my new setup :pimp:

Wasn't sure if they would still work but they seem to light up my case and tubing a bit.




^ You can sorta see the second cold cathode hanging out zip tied vertically :roll:
 
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Making progress, it may actually get finished soon :laugh:
Man, that is so beautiful! :rockout:

My Fractal Design Define R3 :)
Brother!!! Looks really great! :toast:

Oh... wait... it's not the black edition!



May I suggest both Whilhelm and Jzv to paint these ugly Cross-Fire bridges matt black?

Imho it would improve the otherwise great look a lot - as...


Seeing this box, it's makes even less sense to me as to why you would use the restrictive PCI pass-through for your tubing. Just use the water tubing holes already in your case. You might even be able to still use your mosfet and chipset blocks if you did.
I'm a close to being a total noob in this business and mainly runs water for the look :eek:
In the planning stage I considered lots of scenarios, like using internal mounting of pump, rad etc. or bolting base and case together to form a single unit, and of course also the direct connection to the base through the already made holes, but ended up with the above solution after all.
The case fully equipped is very heavy, I guess close to 20 kg, so just to have a chance of handling it, I split the build in two. I've been assured that these Koolance VL4 couplings are of a high-flow quality and the tests I've done since last time have shown that neither these couplings nor the MOSFET/SB/NB-kit are the ones to blame for what I considered being a low flow... it's the tiny, little EK pump, that simply delivers a "low" flow :shadedshu
I've decided to keep the MF/NB/SB blocks out of the loop - motherboard simply looks better to me without them :D and I'm not sure if a "slow" flow isn't a good thing?
Will of course keep an eye to temps once she's powered up and may later upgrade to a bigger pump. If needed...
Wow - sorry for this wall of text!
 
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I have a couple of updates

First off, my Cooler Master Haf X arrived yesterday, this is the case compared to my old Termaltake Armor+

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09525.jpg

They are almost the same size, but both thermals and acoustics are markedly improved. This is how the build looks like, will get a third GTX580 pretty soon, which means the X-Fi will have to go unfortunately :(, but I trust it'll be a fair trade off ;)

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09536.jpg

Gotta work a little more on the cabling, full specs are found under my system specs tab.

http://img.techpowerup.org/110623/DSC09546.jpg

So that's my PC ATM, will upload new pics once I get my new GTX580 sometime next month for some 3-Way SLI glory :rockout:
So, thoughts between the two cases? Is it just thermals and acoustics?

Been thinking about these two for a little bit now and interested in your thoughts since your going from the TR to the CM.
 
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Got my new case today. :D




 
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What do you guys think about those Enermax Apollish Vegas fans? Ordered 2x 140mm red for the top and 2x 120mm red for the H50 rad.
 
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What do you guys think about those Enermax Apollish Vegas fans? Ordered 2x 140mm red for the top and 2x 120mm red for the H50 rad.
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Like beddazling you computer, using golden teeth, huge diamond clocks hanging in neck.
what similarity do apollish fans and flava flav have? :laugh:
 
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Thanks Jan Kyster did not think of painting the crossfire bridge!
I did something useful?!


Masking underside and connectors...


Love painting things black!
Only sprayed sides and top...


Sorry about the dust :eek:
 
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Even the desk is black, did you paint that aswell :roll:
 
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Nice work in here guys, keep it up :pimp: I'll be back in a bit with a pic of my front room net rig... she's not too good for cable management :(

Make that tomorrow, camera's at my mates.
 
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Even the desk is black, did you paint that aswell :roll:
I paint everything that's floating on the desk... :shadedshu




Tip of the Day.

If you're going to use spray paint, make sure things not supposed to be painted are:

1. covered
2. moved outside paint zone
3. not your own stuff
4. same colour as paint

The camera came is in category 3... :slap:

Took two hours of hard work, lots of elbow grease and propyl alchohol to get clean again. :shadedshu

And the camera owner just laughed at me :wtf:
 
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Hah yeah once you start gaming on your lazy boy you can't go back, I moved my gaming PC down stairs to do the same thing lol
Absolutely! If only there was a more practical way of using a mouse/keyboard combo from your couch! For now, I've resigned to using a console controller scheme for FPS games :p

So, thoughts between the two cases? Is it just thermals and acoustics?

Been thinking about these two for a little bit now and interested in your thoughts since your going from the TR to the CM.
Well, I would definitely recommend the HAF-X, the difference is like night and day in terms of acoustics, I just received my 120mm CM Excalibur fan for the video cards air duct (was using a 120mm Scythe fan before) and not only is this case hardly audible, but temps have droped significantly over my previous case.

There's been a couple of times that I've had to double check to see if my PC was on, because I can hardly hear it now, with my Tt case you could tell the PC was on even being outside my office, most of my fans are connected to my MB and programmed to go over 60% only when the temp sensors go over 25 degrees, so most of the time the fans sound is just barely perceptible.

I also like the aesthetics better for this case over the Tt, but that can be a matter of taste, I like the fact that even the case's interior is painted satin black, cable management is also much easier with this case, there's plenty of room to hide your cables, and the PSU shroud is really useful also.

The Tt has a removable MB tray, but weights a ton, the HAF-X is also heavy, and doesn't come with a removable tray, but comes with little wheels that make it way easier to move your PC around.

So far, I feel like this case has been a big improvement over the Armor+ I hope this make your decision easier, please let me know if you have any specific questions.
 
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Absolutely! If only there was a more practical way of using a mouse/keyboard combo from your couch! For now, I've resigned to using a console controller scheme for FPS games :p



Well, I would definitely recommend the HAF-X, the difference is like night and day in terms of acoustics, I just received my 120mm CM Excalibur fan for the video cards air duct (was using a 120mm Scythe fan before) and not only is this case hardly audible, but temps have droped significantly over my previous case.

There's been a couple of times that I've had to double check to see if my PC was on, because I can hardly hear it now, with my Tt case you could tell the PC was on even being outside my office, most of my fans are connected to my MB and programmed to go over 60% only when the temp sensors go over 25 degrees, so most of the time the fans sound is just barely perceptible.

I also like the aesthetics better for this case over the Tt, but that can be a matter of taste, I like the fact that even the case's interior is painted satin black, cable management is also much easier with this case, there's plenty of room to hide your cables, and the PSU shroud is really useful also.

The Tt has a removable MB tray, but weights a ton, the HAF-X is also heavy, and doesn't come with a removable tray, but comes with little wheels that make it way easier to move your PC around.

So far, I feel like this case has been a big improvement over the Armor+ I hope this make your decision easier, please let me know if you have any specific questions.


I too would highly recommend the HAF-X I love mine!







I put my wireless keyboard in my lap, and place a mouse pad on the couch and away I go.

See pictures.




 
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