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    Comming along nicely there mate!

    Could you please help me out by measuring the distance ( Gap) between the motherboard and it's back plate (what it is bolted to) and then from the back plate to the door when closed.
    I need to know how much room I have to play with.

    Thank you in advance, much appreciate!

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    heres the main build - i have been very busy this evening!

    i will let the pictures do the talking, there is still plenty more to do but i needed the system up and running so the main goal was to get it working.

    now i can concentrate on all the finishing touches



































    the two Hdds in the last pic wont be there much longer - i plan on getting ssd raid once i get windows 7 - then i will move my data storage over to a NAS
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    it posts, its all up and running

    put the latest bios on the board and checked temperatures whilst leak testing

    here is a shot of default temperatures


    and a quick 4ghz clock using some very loose settings


    the cpu isnt much different to when i had just the cpu on the rad

    but NB/SB temps have gone from 55'C on stock cooling to 30'c in windows

    a big result [i still cant get over how quiet it is!!!]
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    Awesome result rjkoneill, looks really good!
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    Looks stunning !!

    Love it.

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    VERY nice man! well done
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    Looks great. Great location for the pumps. Have you noticed any secondary vibration induced noise coming from the way the pumps are mounted?

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    Great results, and the black/white combo looks good as well. Looking forward to more pics as you put the finishing touches on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinstonSthlm View Post
    Awesome result rjkoneill, looks really good!
    Quote Originally Posted by Saltire View Post
    Looks stunning !!

    Love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Welshman666 View Post
    VERY nice man! well done
    Quote Originally Posted by shazza View Post
    Great results, and the black/white combo looks good as well. Looking forward to more pics as you put the finishing touches on.

    thanks folks, still a few bits left to come!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenArrow View Post
    Looks great. Great location for the pumps. Have you noticed any secondary vibration induced noise coming from the way the pumps are mounted?
    not really, there is a bit of vibration but no more than that off my hard drive
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    You have done an excellent job with this build mate, it looks fantastic!

    I was wondering where you got your PCIE extension cables from?

    I am trying to fine some, but I can only find 6-pin extensions, but I also need an 8-pin for my GTX280.

    If I can't find any around, I'm just going to have to sleeve a set of the cables that came with my PSU, but I really don't want to do that incase I have to RMA it for any reason.

    Look forward to seeing your finishing touches mate.
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    I'm confused, do you have one loop or two?
    I just saw one reservoir.
    nice build!

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    here we go - finishing touches

    still need to get the photography done on the build

















    my intel SSDs arrive tomorrow

    time to bin my mechanical drives
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    Looks great man I like the window. I wish I had enough money left to do some of this stuff, but at this point I'm just like "Okay - I just want a working computer". Hah.


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    the final parts came today meaning the rig is now complete



    I have performance and silence, just what i wanted!

    thanks to everyone who has taken the time to look at my system
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    Congrats on a beautiful build!

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    Really interesting way to mount those SSDs! I had never thought of that

    A few questions:
    1) You said you'd move your data storage drives out of the case and into a NAS -- what NAS are you looking at? I have yet to find a decent one.
    2) You said that the CPU temps aren't much different with the NB/SB and 2xGPUs in the loop as opposed to a loop with only the CPU in them? Could you please detail a little more? (Im the process of thinking about how I can put 2 loops in that case to separate GPU/CPU and trying to see if it's even worth it since.. well... the same air passes through both rads anyways)

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    Very nice job on this build. I think the consistent black/white look is incredible. Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazza View Post
    Congrats on a beautiful build!
    thanks shazza

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    Really interesting way to mount those SSDs! I had never thought of that

    A few questions:
    1) You said you'd move your data storage drives out of the case and into a NAS -- what NAS are you looking at? I have yet to find a decent one.
    2) You said that the CPU temps aren't much different with the NB/SB and 2xGPUs in the loop as opposed to a loop with only the CPU in them? Could you please detail a little more? (Im the process of thinking about how I can put 2 loops in that case to separate GPU/CPU and trying to see if it's even worth it since.. well... the same air passes through both rads anyways)
    i used velcro... but dont tell anyone [they are hidden so it doesnt matter]
    my pc is so quiet now, im not missing the storage space, just impressed with the speed
    heres a quick bench compared to my old raptor:


    my data is being transferred to the NAS as i would prefer the pair of 1TB seagate LP drives i have to be away from the system, also i dont fancy running them from the same RAID controller as the intels
    [it gives me the advantage of homeserver/media streaming whilst at work too, cant leave the main rig on for that]

    im currently going with the QNAP TS-209 II Turbo NAS as a friend from work is selling one and it fits the bill for my needs [i have linked a review for your convenience] but there are much better on the market
    i guess it depends on your budget and what you want from it really

    i have recently got very enthusiastic about storage and feel that a small ssd array in the games pc with all the other stuff on attatched storage is the way to go. Redundancy being my main concern

    your second point...

    my cpu used to be on its own loop with a thermochill PA 120.3
    its temps were the same on that loop as they are in this system [with the other components in the loop aswell]

    i am considering some alternative fluid and a change of fan controller to get temps a little lower so i can push the 24/7 clock of the system a bit more

    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenArrow View Post
    Very nice job on this build. I think the consistent black/white look is incredible. Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures.
    no problem, i have really enjoyed building and planning this system. posting the pictures was just part of the fun
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    Congrats on finishing the build! Looks very good, the black and white theme is one of my favorite as well. And I love the intel drives, they're plenty fast out of a raid as well!

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    Thats is one NICE looking build! Congratz, now start gaming and folding ; )
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    people of XS, your support would be greatly appreciated

    Project Bangra has been nominated in the 'intel core challenge'
    please take a few minutes out of your day to vote for my system

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    congrats on the win!!
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    Also congrats on the win.

    But Photobucket FAIL!

    I and probably everyone else cannot see your great work of art accept the small pics on the Intel site.
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    you made an awesome build and congrats on "Best in UK"
    but I can't see anything here, photobucked failed
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