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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Oh god. Cyanotical, are you sure you won't rather buy the NZXT Switch 810 case instead?!

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/1469/1
    I kinda like the look of it in terms of design, it's far more square and smoother looking then the Cosmos II, however the odd angle lines look really out of place and getting rid of them would make it look like a really nice normal case. Also, the side panel lacking fans is a big deal for a lot of people unless you are going pure liquid cooling.

    Edit: Drunkenvalley crits the internet for 500 million damage with his Anti 56k Wall of Photos post!
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    Honestly, not all cases can have that option if they're going to be especially water-cooling friendly and also offer good views. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Oh god. Cyanotical, are you sure you won't rather buy the NZXT Switch 810 case instead?!

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Review/1469/1
    Looks awesome from a feature standpoint, one of the best cases I've ever seen in that area, but the style and design needs some refinement

    It still looks too much like a cheap utilitarian case, it could be the bad photos from that link, but it seems to be missing the clean monolithic design of the 800D and lian li cases, or the mature sci fi look that the cosmos has

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    As I said in my original post, I ordered some fan power splitters and cable extensions to aid me in tidying up my case. Welp, they came this afternoon and I just finished organizing everything, so I figured I'd post updates...

    Here's the original pics, for reference.




    And here it is now!




    I'm not sure that the pictures do the change justice, but you can see in person that it was a pretty drastic improvement!

    P.S. I remembered to flip my PSU around, I hope Marest is proud of me! =P

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    http://www.msi.com/product/nb/FX603.html

    I need a better cooling pad though. I'm just too scared to spend money on one cause I'm tired of the fan breaking down and me losing the warranty taking it apart and fixing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Welp, they came this afternoon and I just finished organizing everything, so I figured I'd post updates...
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    P.S. I remembered to flip my PSU around, I hope Marest is proud of me! =P
    Looking quite posh in there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    As I said in my original post, I ordered some fan power splitters and cable extensions to aid me in tidying up my case. Welp, they came this afternoon and I just finished organizing everything, so I figured I'd post updates...

    Here's the original pics, for reference.

    I'm not sure that the pictures do the change justice, but you can see in person that it was a pretty drastic improvement!

    P.S. I remembered to flip my PSU around, I hope Marest is proud of me! =P
    Is that a tiny little 25mm fan I see on the VRM sink? Cute <3 hope it doesn't whine.

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    Blergh. Got coil whine or something else whining. Gonna have to do some small changes to test a bit. If it's the graphics card I'll return it, but if it's the motherboard I have to figure something out so I'm not without interwebs for long. -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    P.S. I remembered to flip my PSU around, I hope Marest is proud of me! =P
    Very proud! Looks a lot cleaner too in my opinion. Did you notice any change in load temperature on the lower card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Is that a tiny little 25mm fan I see on the VRM sink? Cute <3 hope it doesn't whine.
    Indeed it is, and indeed it does... This motherboard is, by far, the noisiest motherboard I've ever heard, and I think that little fan is the culprit, but I've been able to tolerate it so far. =P

    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Very proud! Looks a lot cleaner too in my opinion. Did you notice any change in load temperature on the lower card?
    I haven't actually tested it yet because I also reformatted last night, I was getting a Windows activation error after installing the new motherboard that would not go away. I thought I had fixed it after speaking with Microsoft on Monday afternoon, but then it started again last night, so I just did a fresh install; I'll be checking temps tonight.

    Side note: It seems like my motherboard is treating the bottom card as the primary card. When I open up the NVIDIA control center and go to the SLI settings, it has the top card (i.e. the card my monitor is plugged into) labelled as "GTX 560 Ti (2)" and the bottom card (i.e. the card my monitor is not plugged into) labelled as "GTX 560 Ti (1)"... It doesn't seem to be making a difference, I was just curious on whether or not you guys have heard of this before?
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    Liking your new signature, Marest. Speaking of content though, I thought I'd do some tampering with the cable management. See if that fixed anything.

    Well, it didn't, but still, took some pictures. Most of them sucked though.


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    here is my follow up to my build now that it's done.
    recap:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skesh View Post


    Hyper link the images to bigger versions. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Hyper link the images to bigger versions. :P
    Edited to larger thumbnail and added the link that will work after today when internet strike is over.
    Veridian Dynamics. Friendship. It's so important. But it's different at work. Time spent with friends at work robs your employer of opportunity. And robbing people is wrong. Veridian Dynamics. Friendship. It's the same as stealing.

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    Your computer looks awesome. ^_^
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    So, further development of my computer's going to be slightly halted until this is resolved. :<

    The CPU waterblock I wanted to order was supposed to come into stock yesterday, but it never did after all. Now I'm wondering swapping over to this instead:

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    My Setup

    Dual screening my laptop and 40" TV. Just got it set up last night, so I'm still getting used to it. Can't wait for my new desktop and monitors to come in!

    I got a pretty nifty desk on sale, so I figured it was time to redo my set up. Even kept my old wooden desk on the left, so muh homies can come over and gank with me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vynrael View Post
    My Setup

    Dual screening my laptop and 40" TV. Just got it set up last night, so I'm still getting used to it. Can't wait for my new desktop and monitors to come in!
    Sitting that close to a 40" TV has to be awkward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    So, further development of my computer's going to be slightly halted until this is resolved. :<

    The CPU waterblock I wanted to order was supposed to come into stock yesterday, but it never did after all. Now I'm wondering swapping over to this instead:
    Swiftech Apogee's do look nice. I didn't read previous posts, but i'd go for EK Supreme HF if you can get it. Koolance CPU 370 and XSPC Rasa are good choices too.

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    Well, that's honestly the thing, Synthaxx. They were running out of waterblocks like someone were nomming them for breakfast.

    Strangely, that waterblock you see there is the only one they have any notable stock left of. 10 of them in fact. Which is quite strange imo, since only 300 were produced...

    Raystorm (which is apparently superior to all the other blocks) just didn't come into stock. The Rasa was out of stock. Pretty much all the EK HF blocks were out of stock. Etc etc. Even the alternative Apogee HD ones were gone.

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