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Thread: Project: RainMaker (PC-343B w/ Horizontal Mobo and Triple Loops)

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    Talking Project: RainMaker (PC-343B w/ Horizontal Mobo and Triple Loops)

    Sadly, I've been working on this project for almost a year, and I've realized, it will likely never be completely finished... there's always something else to be done.

    Anyway, after a sufficiently long period of procrastination, I've finally got around to annotating some of the pics I took during the build for those of you who might be interested in seeing something a bit different with a Lian-Li PC-343B Cube Case.

    The key unique mod I've made here is in converting the motherboard tray to a horizontal configuration.

    Although the rest has largely been done before, there are a few other unique elements such as the pump mounting and overall number of water cooled components that may be of interest.

    Many ideas were borrowed from others on this forum and elsewhere, so I give due credit to all concerned and thank you sincerely for the inspiration behind many of the design considerations in this project.

    My key design goals when starting this project were:

    • Build a chassis complete with cooling that would last several generations of electronics
    • Build something that would stretch my capabilities as a hobby PC modder
    • Build a completed system that was as good if not better than something a custom mod shop would build or a high-end system builder in terms of aesthetics, servicability, and modularity.
    • Build a cooling system that would pass the XtremeSystems test of no-compromise performance
    • Build a system that was challenging and agressive and could stand up to the scrutiny of my peers


    Ultimately, your feedback will determine if I was successful in my goals.

    March UPDATE: Post #3 now contains pics of the finished build (including SLI and PhysX with the laser cut top/rear panels).

    April UPDATE: RainMaker has been featured on Million-Dollar-PC.com!

    RAINMAKER FOR SALE! Link

    Let's get to it...

    Teaser of the Semi-Final Outcome



    Essential Tools of the Trade





    Chassis Frame















    Motherboard Tray









    Horizontal Motherboard







    Cable Management









    Powder Coating











    Nickel Plating













    Radiator Mounts













    Radiator Pump Assemblies

















    Last edited by virtualrain; 11-29-2008 at 01:06 PM.

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    More Build Pics...

    SilentMaxx Watercooled PSU's











    Lower Radiator Installation





    Motherboard Cable Tray











    Monitoring and Control





    Water Cooling Prep



















    Last edited by virtualrain; 02-13-2008 at 11:09 PM.

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    More Build Pics...

    Initial Build (before SLI and PhysX)















    Initial Build with Lighting





























    Adding SLI & PHysX













    Laser Cut Top Panel











    Laser Cut Rear Panel and Louver









    Desktop Screen Shots

    Note that these images are very large. I run a dual monitor setup with a Dell 30" 2560x1600 primary display and a Dell 2007 1600x1200 in portrait mode for a secondary display.

    Data collected by Speedfan, Rivatuner, and the Aquaero's is displayed in the Samurize configs on the right hand side of the secondary display.

    The Full Desktop...



    The Secondary Display...



    Wallpaper compliments of AHiL
    Last edited by virtualrain; 03-16-2008 at 04:02 PM.

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    just looking at ur sig, you have a pa120.2 on the GTX's and a PA120.3, shouldn't it be the other way?

    i would seriously chuck the pa120.3 on the GTX's.. and a pa120.2 should handle a q6600 quite easily

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    Patriote on his XETM Project has 2 GTX's on a PA120.2 and as i saw his temps are ok with 626Mhz\2000Mhz OC.

    Link: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=160457
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    Another great 343B build! You guys are so talented. Thanks for sharing this one. It is unique.

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    Legendary build going on here, with excellent documentation!

    Thanks for the post virtualrain. You rig has a very unique look to it.

    Keep up the good work.
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    Virtualrain raises the bar ! Amazing build and great project log dude ! I have a new one coming too and yours is inspiring for sure !
    Hark children of the Resolution !!

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    Very great build here... Gave me a few ideas for my own mod

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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    WOW VIRTUAL RAIN !!

    i've been waiting for this for a long time hehehe

    Looks like all your Hard work has paid off Looking forward to more updates

    This going to be LEGENDARY
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    No, I think he had a date tonight...

    He and his EK Supreme are out for a night on the town!

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    I think he has successfully grabbed our full attention!
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    Builds Like This Make My Day!

    I can tell this is going to blow me away!
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnee View Post
    No, I think he had a date tonight...

    He and his EK Supreme are out for a night on the town!

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    Holy crap.

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    You may want to order the Alphacool reservoir sponges because you may have a hell of a time bleeding those reservoirs in that configuration.

    Beautiful job.

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    After seeing the pics of your work I feel like ordering a skip and putting everything I've done so far in it, then take gardening as a hobby.

    It looks amazing man. Great job.

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    DAMN VR! That's just the sweetest 343 I've ever seen. Primo A++ work there.
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    This is the most beautiful and creatiful 343b log Keep going men
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    wow... this is the best build log i've had the pleasure of reading! Keep up the stellar quality... can't wait for the next update.

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    really unbelievable

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    Wow beautiful so far.

    That case looks promising... I'm considering starting a cube case build (either this or MM) and this is greatly helpful.

    Keep up the posting! :P:


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    WOW! just WOW!

    the mod is SWEET! the log is SWEET! the pix SWEET!

    everything is just wicked man

    thnx for posting this

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    This is going to be freakin awesome, i cant wait.

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    Excellent!

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    The nickel plating everywhere is amazing!
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    Very ambitious work. I am following this thread with immense interest.
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