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Just finished with the wires:

Before:
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/7274/img0078zs.jpg

After:
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6664/img0099nz.jpg


I hided several of them under the motherboard. I rotated the back exhaust fan in order to get 8 additional centimeters that allowed me to put the plug on the back of the tray.

Closer look:
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3261/img0100wm.jpg

Back of the board tray:
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3716/img0101jt.jpg


I could do better but I'd need longer SATA and IDE cables plus a 4 pin molex extention. I also need a 5" SATA cable for the drive in the 5.25" bay. The SATA power cable is 25cms less than what I'd need to be able to route it on the back. This will have to do.


EDIT: I'm reading the Cable management help desk. I hadn't thought about putting the HDDs backwards!!! :twitch: That'll allow me to route the cables behind the tray. :roll:
Ahh, that case is pree hard to cable manage, you can get a decent case off newegg for $40. I forgot what one, but I will search!
 
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I was debating on getting one of those rasa kits, how happy are you with it ?
I like it.... To give you some ideas in terms of temps..... Just the stock Rasa Kit on a i7 860 @ 4.3ghz. was 70 c on the hottest core. On my i5 650 the highest core up at 4.5 Ghz was 55c and on my i7 2600k the hottest core @ 5.0 ghz was 68c and my i7 2600k 24/7 clock @ 4.5 around 59c.

So your beating any air cooler with those temps for about the price of a Corsair H20. Also... it makes it a nice platform to upgrade with. I have it basically almost back at it's stock set up now. But on the last system I bad it running a EK 480 RAD a different Pump and res along with added video cards. Like I said it gives you a great starting point if you want to upgrade.

I say defiantly go for it. Hope this helps...any more question just let me know bud :) in the end I am very happy with it!
 
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Here is My PC at the moment haven't posted it for awhile.... Working on some other tid bits will post again soon.....

Future Beauty and Functional mods....
G.Skill 8 gigs 1866 Mhz Sniper Ram (Ordered on the way)
Carbon fiber and white sleeving For power supply
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 Motherboard (For future PCIe 3.0 and ivy bridge compatibility)

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http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=43188&stc=1&d=1313519309
Awesome rig!! Love your water cooling, nice and clean! :toast:

Just watched the "Caspian Border" MP trailer for Battlefield 3, I got so pumped by the action that I went ahead and placed an order for my third GTX580, I just couldn't help it, will post pics once I get it installed :D Unfortunately, that means I'll have to say good bye to my X-Fi as I don't have any room for it, unless I go for water cooling for my GPUs :( If only I were not such a chicken shit when it comes to custom water cooling :(
 
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TRWOV, is that an Agiea PhysX card at the bottom? does it work with nVidia's drivers? what makes me think this is that it has a 4pin power connecter and that's the only PCI card that comes to mind (other than a moster 3DFX card...)
 
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O_O that thing is amazing
Sorry about the dirt, I got it like this, and spent 2 hours cleaning it fin by fin and that's the best I got it.
the easiest way to clean hard to clean HS's is remove the fans and soak the heatsink in hot water and sugar soap deep enough to cover the HS completely give it a jiggle to slosh the water through the fins and hey presto guaranteed to look sparkly clean and new when finished
 
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Ahh, that case is pree hard to cable manage, you can get a decent case off newegg for $40. I forgot what one, but I will search!
Newegg doesn't ship here :cry: It's a pretty old case, has been with me since the late Pentium III days so cable management wasn't really a feature back then but I like it a lot (externally, that is).

Ok, final pictures for the night (morning?):




I reversed the HDD cage. I had to bend a well hidden metal piece that served as a bump in order to do this. Drove me nuts for a moment. :banghead:




TRWOV, is that an Agiea PhysX card at the bottom? does it work with nVidia's drivers? what makes me think this is that it has a 4pin power connecter and that's the only PCI card that comes to mind (other than a moster 3DFX card...)
Yes. Works with PSS 8.09.04 (http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_8.09.04_whql.html)

Too bad nVidia discontinued support for the card but it should still engage and assist a little when CPU Physx are used as long as the SDK is supported (v2.8.1 or earlier).
 
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ah too bad... though about getting one cheap and using it for physx, but i guess i'll get a cheap 9500 or something. (to let my 9600 concentrate on the graphics, or w/e gpu i get later)
 

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ah too bad... though about getting one cheap and using it for physx, but i guess i'll get a cheap 9500 or something. (to let my 9600 concentrate on the graphics, or w/e gpu i get later)
Might be more worth your while to get say a 4850 or GTS250 and run the 9600GT as PhysX.
 
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Might be more worth your while to get say a 4850 or GTS250 and run the 9600GT as PhysX.
Yeah, the Ageia card is about the same as an 8600GT/GTS.
 

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well isnt that a nice tight package
 
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The SG06 is mini-ITX, the board in the image is a m-ATX. So no that board in my image will not fit in that specific case;)
 
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The SG06 is mini-ITX, the board in the image is a m-ATX. So no that board in my image will not fit in that specific case;)
My eyes tricked me :( ty.
 

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I guess I could have been polite and posted that the board is a Z68MA-D2H-B3;)
 

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That's what she said...
yeah I wasn't quite sure if I should comment to that, thank it, or exactly how to take that:roll:

I'm hoping he is speaking of the hardware in the image, and for that I thank him;)
 

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How's that Swiftech cooler working out peet?
 
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Awesome rig!! Love your water cooling, nice and clean! :toast:

Just watched the "Caspian Border" MP trailer for Battlefield 3, I got so pumped by the action that I went ahead and placed an order for my third GTX580, I just couldn't help it, will post pics once I get it installed :D Unfortunately, that means I'll have to say good bye to my X-Fi as I don't have any room for it, unless I go for water cooling for my GPUs :( If only I were not such a chicken shit when it comes to custom water cooling :(
Don't worry if you do choose to do water cooling for your video cards. The first time I did I was a little nervous too.... I mean come on that shit is expensive if you screw up. But if you take your time..... use good screw clamps to hold your tubing in place..... and always I mean always test it outside the case first..... u will never run into any problems. I have been water cooling for a little while now.... and I have yet to have a leak because of following those rules. So I say you should go for it.... especially if you just ordered your 3rd GTX 580.

If you want to start out slow go for CPU water cooling only first. That way you can see if you like it before you spend that much money.

Thanks for the compliments on my rig BTW.....I loved showing it off.... it has been awhile since I have had any money to show new things off. But now that I am not laid off anymore.... all is good! :toast:
 

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How's that Swiftech cooler working out peet?
I like it! Its a bit loud at full speed, but simple to install, and it seems to fit a lot of boards w/o clearance issues;)
 

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I like it! Its a bit loud at full speed, but simple to install, and it seems to fit a lot of boards w/o clearance issues;)
Good stuff. :)
 
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Here's 2 quick shots of my newly reconstituted Vulcan. Four months ago it drowned in an early water cooling test and would not work for two weeks. I left it for dead. :ohwell:

On a whim, I tried once more. It lives again, and now water-cooled with my XPSC Rasa. :D


 

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Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6848547
yeah I wasn't quite sure if I should comment to that, thank it, or exactly how to take that:roll:

I'm hoping he is speaking of the hardware in the image, and for that I thank him;)
rest assured it was the hardware I was referring to :D
 
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The Razer Imperator same mamba hardware without that lazy crappy wireless system, wired is the best !!






 
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Memory 8GB GeIL Ultra 2133MHZ C9 running at 1600MHz @ 7-7-7-21 1T 1.5v
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Here's 2 quick shots of my newly reconstituted Vulcan. Four months ago it drowned in an early water cooling test and would not work for two weeks. I left it for dead. :ohwell:

On a whim, I tried once more. It lives again, and now water-cooled with my XPSC Rasa. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/PopcornMachine/vulcan/IMG_0398.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/PopcornMachine/vulcan/IMG_0399.jpg
:roll: what is it about broken hardware coming back to life this month?

That Torchwood shizzle's real man :laugh:

Good to hear it's going PM!