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    Snow Storm

    I've been following this thread for quite some time know. Figured it might be time I contributed a bit. This is my current gaming rig.

    PARTS:
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz.
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i with Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition Fans.
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600 Mhz 4x4 GB.
    GPU: Asus Direct CUII Radeon 7970 TOP Edition.
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
    SSD: Samsung 840 120 GB.
    HDD: Western Digital Green 2 TB.
    PSU: Corsair AX850 with white sleeved cables.
    Fan controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh.
    Monitors: 3x BenQ GL2450HM.
    Misc: Corsair K90 keyboard and Vengeance 2000 headset.














    Loving this rig. The only thing auditble is the GPU when fans are at 50% or higher. (Which is practially never).
    Also using a NZXT White LED Strip, though the pictures really don't do it justice.

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    very nice and very clean, +1 internets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    very nice and very clean, +1 internets
    Cheers mate. Was going for a as little visible cables as possible. One thing that annoys me though is those damn USB and audio headers. When does case companies learn to sleeve the cables all the way?

    Also, I spend around 3 hours trying to get all the cables out of the way. In my previous case (600T), it just seemed so much easier.




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    Looks nice Tamari.

    I'd get a background that's made for triple monitors instead of repeating the same one 3 times
    No world! You put YOUR hands up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamari View Post
    Awesomeness
    Absolutely stunning! Black and white builds are my favorite, you're making me want to go back to a mid-tower build so I can do something similar! Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Absolutely stunning! Black and white builds are my favorite, you're making me want to go back to a mid-tower build so I can do something similar! Kudos.
    Thanks alot. Means alot coming from you guys. Spend a lot of time trying to get it perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamari View Post
    Thanks alot. Means alot coming from you guys. Spend a lot of time trying to get it perfect.
    Do you manage the cables when they go into the slots in the back? Or do you do like I do and just shove them in there?
    No world! You put YOUR hands up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electromatt View Post
    Do you manage the cables when they go into the slots in the back? Or do you do like I do and just shove them in there?
    I try as much as possible. The main reason why I mounted the HDD that way was to reduce the cable clutter. But one of the problems with the Storm Trooper and Stryker is the limited debth by the back panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamari View Post
    I try as much as possible. The main reason why I mounted the HDD that way was to reduce the cable clutter. But one of the problems with the Storm Trooper and Stryker is the limited debth by the back panel.
    Yeah, one of the biggest issues with cable management in my case is from the 4 drives I have. I have a HAF X so it's beefy enough to sorta handle just shoving in the cables behind the back panel. Not to mention the loads of excess power cables from my non-modular PSU....
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    Waaaaagh, Corsair's sleeved kits make things too easy :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Waaaaagh, Corsair's sleeved kits make things too easy :S
    I must admit I really like them. Ofcourse sleeving the cables myself would look better, but I really don't have the time or expertise to do so.
    So I'll have to make due with these

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    my current rig sucks. Im getting a new one soon.


    My new PC is going to be a
    Case BitFenix Colossus
    Core i7 3770k
    RAM 16gb
    HDD 120g SSD and 1 TB Sata
    GFX Nvidia 680 gtx 2gb (would love a 690 but they are $1000 on its own... ouch!)


    Still saving up to get it


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    updated rig
    the patient;

    the final abomination;


    to those wondering, yes my fans are placed by zip-ties due to mobo having a too big heatsink so my fans are +- 0,5 cm above the holes for the screws.
    however the result is worth it mid 70's as max load temps @ 5,0 Ghz/1,4Vcore, 1,352 after Vdroop

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    updated rig
    the patient;
    Nice, which method did you use? Exactoknife or tapping it on the bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Nice, which method did you use? Exactoknife or tapping it on the bench?
    tapping on the bench. (actually took way more force then i expected)
    knife option had no result at all. (even medical scalpel couldn't get inbetween )
    still waiting for some CLU to arrive might be able to knock off another few degrees. (using noctua NT-H1 for now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    tapping on the bench. (actually took way more force then i expected)
    knife option had no result at all. (even medical scalpel couldn't get inbetween )
    still waiting for some CLU to arrive might be able to knock off another few degrees. (using noctua NT-H1 for now)
    Lol you made a johnny of that pc :P.. Ye use CLU for the die & for the ihs nt-h1 is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    Lol you made a johnny of that pc :P.. Ye use CLU for the die & for the ihs nt-h1 is fine.
    aye that was the plan for the TIM's , although the noctua one is like the second best TIM why settle for less (i know there's also the one use metal alloy but that seems kinda iffy tbh)
    as for looks of the rig , for a first rig im very pleased about it and have learned allot allong the way. (looking at you non modulair PSU!/ HAF case )

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    How did that improve across the cores Shroudster? My temps are like this : core 1 = 71 c max core 2 = 90 c max, would it help on even them out? I guess theres not much thermal paste across all cores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    How did that improve across the cores Shroudster? My temps are like this : core 1 = 71 c max core 2 = 90 c max, would it help on even them out? I guess theres not much thermal paste across all cores?
    there is actually quite allot of crappy intel paste once delidded.
    first attempt my temps were improving but still big core difference, turned out i missed a small spot which caused my 2nd core to run way hotter.
    so far my understanding of it is that you need just the right amount of paste. (however too much isn't that bad either, saw a ridiculious example of a full tube of noctua paste only gave a +5 degrees result vs good application)
    if core temps are still not more equal then it is time for lapping. (only did it a little due to not having fine enough sanding paper)

  20. #11020
    It's nice to see someone else ballsy enough for such mods to their hardware.
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