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    Only the Ivy Bridge natively has the PCIe 3.0 tho.

  2. #6702
    ah right, I see. At least you would have the mobo support at least for an upgrade in the future(to Ivy I guess), as it looks like PCIe 3.0 is more of a gimmick atm?

  3. #6703
    Yeah, PCIe 3.0 is only helpful if you're going tri+ SLI/CFX imo.

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    Starting to drift off-topic guys. If you have a question, feel free to create your own thread!
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    Here is my setup, built it last November (it is my first build):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaaaaaaaan View Post
    As much as I like tweaking and messing around with my PC, the thought of it being submerged in oil is just baffling.

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    Getting an oil-rig is not to recommend. It will be a horrible cooling-solution after X hours unless you have a pump and an external radiator. Besides, all your components will be covered in oil and more or less worthless for future resale (or give away).

    Anyway, back on topic shall we? I said farewell to my Phantom today. Will miss its plastic fat arse.







    Anyways, my new FT02 will arrive early next week! Yay! (Until further, I'm stuck with an old Core2Duo.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post

    Your single screen looks very small and lonely there....

    Also wouldn't it feel more spacious if you put the case behind the screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinni View Post
    Your single screen looks very small and lonely there....

    Also wouldn't it feel more spacious if you put the case behind the screen?
    Well, this was at my parents house (which is why it's set-up on the kitchen table) right before someone was going to take a look at it (not the guy who bought it though). I sold it together with the stuff you see in the picture (will sell my LG screen later as well), so effectively keeping my K90, Naos 5000 and my U2711.

    I guess it would look slightly bigger with the case behind it, but it's all about perspective I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Well, this was at my parents house (which is why it's set-up on the kitchen table) right before someone was going to take a look at it (not the guy who bought it though). I sold it together with the stuff you see in the picture (will sell my LG screen later as well), so effectively keeping my K90, Naos 5000 and my U2711.

    I guess it would look slightly bigger with the case behind it, but it's all about perspective I guess.
    Lol, fair enough... the point was more that it wouldn't feel as cramped... I hate feeling cramped when i'm on my computer.
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    here's a pic of my updated waterloop with the new radiators:

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    Did you run a tube behind the motherboard there from rad to res? o.o

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    Looks like res->CPU->Rad->GPU->GPU->lower rad(?)->Behind motherboardtray up to res

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinni View Post
    Lol, fair enough... the point was more that it wouldn't feel as cramped... I hate feeling cramped when i'm on my computer.
    Well, the first thing the guy said when he entered the house was "I thought you were selling a computer, not a space ship". Guess he's never seen an (almost-)enthusiast PC before ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Well, the first thing the guy said when he entered the house was "I thought you were selling a computer, not a space ship". Guess he's never seen an (almost-)enthusiast PC before ^^
    You should have shown him a picture of the CosmosII or a Caselabs STH10 next to somebody
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Well, the first thing the guy said when he entered the house was "I thought you were selling a computer, not a space ship". Guess he's never seen an (almost-)enthusiast PC before ^^
    You may have mentioned, but what're you picking up? I take it you're not just replacing the case.

  18. #6718
    Cyanotical, any reason you use compression fittings over "normal" fittings? I've been told they're easier to install, and I think they look cooler, but all of the "How To" videos from people (TTL for example) only show "normal" fitting installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    You may have mentioned, but what're you picking up? I take it you're not just replacing the case.
    As I mentioned earlier I'm expecting my FT02 (black with window) to arrive shortly. What I will essentially put in it isn't entirely certain yet, but it will most likely be a Z77 board together with an i5 3570k cooled by an H80.

    Oh, and I'll be skipping my my planned Trinity-based HTPC for now. I've already sold my E-350 as well. Stuck with a core2duo until I can pick up the 3570k.
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    Maybe it's just me but barbs just look cheap. Especially if you use hose clamps to tighten them up. Compression fittings are the only way to go :P

    PS. I sense some frustration there Marest Core2duo is still going strong as ever!
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