Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
D: Do you not have a pump?!
Swiftech h220-20X Edge all in one liquid cooling setup. Pump and reservoir are built into the radiator. I'm running at 23c. artic silver 5 compound. Very easy to install, and preforms well. Price is a little steep, but I got mine for a great deal.
Awesome, it makes for a super clean build!
The bottom fan is obviously suffocating.
I know this is not a PC nor is it mine, it was a machine I was upgrading for a customer and this is the first time I've seen a Mac Pro's insides and I was amazed how freaking clean it was! It only had one cable standing out which was the PCIE connector to the GPU, hands down the cleanest and so far greatest tool-less case design I've seen oh and the graphics card was actually facing upright.
2x Intel Xeon dual X5650
8x 4GB 1333mhz RAM
1x ATI 5770
2x WD 2TB Enterprise
Everything else was integrated onto the motherboard which oddly splits into two parts, one part being secured onto the panel the other part which is conjoined by some IDE connection looking thing is a pull out tray to upgrade the CPU and RAM.
OK now back to PCs, something to wash your eyes out with, my WC setup
That Mac Pro is awesomely clean!!! Oh and yours is not too shabby either (JEALOUS )
Are those huge blocks heatsinks?
Yep they are, all mac pro's seem to have them.
I love MacPros too. As much as Macs get knocked, the fit and finish of the hardware design is very rarely matched. Once they got rid of the leaky watercoolers. I have replaced no less than 30 broken LC units in Mac Pros.
it looks like it but it actually does quite well.
At my school, my Computer Tech/Networking class(Class for Seniors and Juniors, ROP Class), we are working on this. I know that we're going to build some project with an Antec 300 case, a AMD M4 series mobo, 500gb hdd(Going to install Windows 7 in it), and an AMD Athlon x2 @ 3.0ghz, 4gb DDR3 1333mhz and an Antec 380w PSU.
I only have 1 picture of the Antec 300 case. Sorry for the shi**y camera phone quality. 3.2 mega pixel.
Are they passive?
Nope, there's a fan in one end inside the fins.
Update to how my build is going per request....
Re Did Water Cooling Tube
Installed White LED light (Which in real life fads from White to blue very nicely but in the pic looks too bright)
Installed Blue fans
Finished cable management.....
Things still to do....
Bought different fans then these..... (these are too bright and too much blue)
Experimenting with lighting
False Floor Mod (to cover PSU and PSU cables)
vinyl Decal Mod Inside of case
Front fan controller
Z77 Motherboard when releases.
Again I will be taking professional pictures when done!
Sweet looking case, NZXT 810?
Um your PSU is upside down sucking in hot air from within the case other than that it's mighty fine lookin build
The way the fans are set up..... Not so much....
Plus from my experience it doesn't make that much of a difference.
Also it's bottom mounted.... Heat rises. If it were on the top you would be correct.
I have had PSU's flipped either Direction.... In some cases I have found it to help this way. In this case I am doing it because I liked the look of the top of the PSU
Ya that is the nxzt 810. Almost bought it myself, but got the phantom instead.
Just a preview, then links if you like.
Note that in the last pic, the green LED fan is not the rear exhaust fan - My two green R4s have been making a very audible whine, so I replaced them with the R4 I never used from my Hyper 212+ and a leftover Scythe.
I have the PSU in my FT-01 the same way and have never had a problem. Silverstone FT-01's have two 180mm intakes and they are filtered so everything runs pretty cool w/low dust. I didn't want to take any chances where the PSU may get starved of air and overheat because of a clogged filter on the bottom of the case that didn't get checked in time.
I also like the look of it fan side up
Most part are water cooled so there is not much heat inside the case compared to air cooled rigs. In this case it wont really cause much of a big difference in the psu mounting orientation
Ah sweet as was just wondering why it was upside down I spose it makes sense that the parts are mostly WC'd
@ Norton I've got the RV02 so similar setup to you just an extra 180mm fan on the bottom but I'm anal at keeping the filters clean (atleast every second week)
Unfortunately the FT01 has the PSU filter tacked inside the case under the PSU so I need to pull the PSU to clean it I believe yours is set up to be serviceable easier.
I clean mine every 2-3 weeks or so too- even pulled the upper intake and have it mounted on the outside. The original top filter setup sucked for servicing:shadedshu
yup the PSU filter is on the back outside of the case on the RV02 nice n simple to keep clean the 3 for the 180's are a little more work but nothing to strenuous to clean
Very Nice! Great job.
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