February 23rd 2009
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Painted the inside of the case a semi-gloss black to match the exterior. Installed a side panel window using Lowe's plexiglass. For edge trimming I used Autozone's edge trimming for cars. Dremeled out sections on the motherboard tray for better cable management. Dremeled out the front and rear stock fan grills for better airflow. Dremeled out the majority of the hard drive slots to free up unused space. Dremeled out a 92mm fan hole for an intake fan on the bottom of the case. Used Lowe's provided screws and washers to mount the hard drives in the optical bays and the radiator on the back of the case. The HD's were mounted backwards for better cable management. Installed foam on both side panels. Finally, wheels were added to give clearance for the lower fan and pump screws.
At 3.5GHz (1.47v) I've achieved a 700MHz overclock on the CPU, 200MHz overclock on the memory, 450MHz overclock on the HT Link and 450MHz overclock on the NB. My idle temps range from 30-35c and my full load temp is 45-47c. During testing yesterday it was 76F in my house so 30-35c is a fairly good idle temp IMO. I'm still testing my max 100% (Prime95 and OCCT) stable overclock, I'm hoping for 3.7 or 3.8GHz MAX. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with the water setup.