1. #10361
    I decided to move my bottom rad below the fans, since I felt that would probably be better off. However, there's a bit of a snag I've got to fix... Undecided on how, as I'd really like to avoid cutting into the case with tools. That would mean nasty bare metal, even if it's in a barely-if-ever seen spot...

    Oh, the problem? Yeah, looks like this.



    That said, I disassembled and reassembled my GTX 680s. They were a bit overdue an inspection after a spillage accident, so I checked that they looked fine and all. They were, far as I could tell.



    Finally, here's a lil' shot of the left side of the HAF XB. Well, the components seen through that when the panel is off, anyway.


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    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z Socket 1155

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    PSU
    Silverstone Strider 850W Gold Evolution ST85F-G-E

    CPU
    Intel Core i7 2600K OC'd to 4.6Ghz

    CPU Cooler
    Corsair H100 Hydro Series

    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced

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    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
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    Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW

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    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit edition

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    2x24 inch LED monitors (cheapo brand ((medion)

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    Steelseries 6G V2 Mechanical Keyboard

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    Razer Mamba 4g 6400 DPI mouse

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    Logitech z-5500 Digital Speaker System

    Headset
    Razer Tiamat 7.1 Gaming Headset


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    Just got my monitor stand so I thought I'd update my setup on this thread.

    Before:

    Old pic but same setup, except keyboard/mouse.

    Assembly line


    Installing the stand


    Final Product
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    Oooooooh b0sanac, you tease me, damn it! Cannot wait for my stand to come in this Wednesday. >_< Care to post a picture from before? Like, real before. -.-

    You only posted during and after. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Oooooooh b0sanac, you tease me, damn it! Cannot wait for my stand to come in this Wednesday. >_< Care to post a picture from before? Like, real before. -.-

    You only posted during and after. :P
    Yep will do, I actually meant to post a before pic as well but forgot to take a pic before I took it down.
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    My great old/new rig

    Motherboard: P5K

    CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz

    GPU: Nvidia Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2Gb DDR5 OC'd ver.
    Spares: Nvidia XFX GTX 280 (oven baked) / ATi HD 3800

    PSU: Corsair CX430

    Memory: some old kingston 1 g DDR2 (x2) + Kingston 2g DDR3 (x2)

    Hard drives: Seagate 7200 rpm 320GB (SATA) & Maxtor 160GB at 5200 rpm (IDE) (both spare from work)

    CASE: A open (lol from '98 ~ )

    TV/Monitor: Philips HDTV ''42 and hp9500

    Keyboard: some crappy microsoft waterproof keyboard (79 e )

    Mouse & Headset: Creative Fatal1ty('s)

    No pic since well it really looks like rig from 98 coz of case

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    It doesnt matter we demand pics :P
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    Pics or it didn't happen!

    Also I wouldn't dare power a 280 with a CX430... =S
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    So yeah, this is pretty much the only "cable population" behind the motherboard.


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    How much was your stand, b0sanac?

    Nice job Drunkenvalley, damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    So yeah, this is pretty much the only "cable population" behind the motherboard.
    Can I pay you to sleeve cables for me? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    Can I pay you to sleeve cables for me? :P
    For all the times I've had him complain either directly or indirectly to me about sleeving cables, I imagine it would be a pretty big sum of money. ;p That is IF...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    How much was your stand, b0sanac?

    Nice job Drunkenvalley, damn.
    $79, but it can support upto 3x 24" screens so its worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by at05gt View Post
    Can I pay you to sleeve cables for me? :P
    These are the worst sleeved cables in the system. Look at the poor heatshrink. Still, thanks for support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    These are the worst sleeved cables in the system. Look at the poor heatshrink. Still, thanks for support.
    Can't wait for the new sleeving you have up your sleeve.
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    Couple of things happened today. For one, I fixed the radiator issue. The rad is now mounted on... on top of motherboard standoffs. Additionally, new fans are in place. I still don't have copper brown sleeve, but I thought I'd compare the Vanilla Strand or w/e-its-name-is sleeve to the fan.

    I realize the alphacool logo is upside down. However, the underside of the rad is ugly as sin, so I'd prefer to keep it oriented this way around.



    Somewhat unrelated, I whimsically decided to test the Noctua fans on my H100i in the HAF XB build. You can hear what the Noctua fans sounded like first by clicking here, and compare them to the stock fans.

    Also, pictures.



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    I do love me some Noctua-fans. They look sweet and accentuates the contrast to the other parts really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nireyo View Post
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...6#post18893116

    Update since my last post.

    I gave my brother my 7870 since I hated his 7770 he been using. Decided to give nvidia another chance. Been using AMD cards for years because of a bad nvidia experience. Got a GTX 680, kinda having regrets not getting a 7970 ghz lol. I was really impressed with the size of the card. My old 7870 was well into the hard drive bay. I don't like how my 2 SSDs are kinda just floating in the case, I dunno what to do about that.

    This is my best cable management ever, lol

    if images too big, i apologize.
    1) Props on reading 'The Last Command'.
    2) They make 'caddies' to hold SSDs in a regular sized bay.
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    Core i7 3770k OC @ 4,4ghz
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    LG 120Hz Monitor 24"
    Acer Secondary Monitor (can't remember the names) 24"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    *snip*
    The H100i stock fans... Wow.

    What a hideous high pitch.
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