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    Now that right there is what I call a clean look! Nice job, crazypearce!

    I'm thinking about getting Bitfenix Alchemy White cables, so that will put us pretty close. :P I just wanted to be able to finally chill out, serious cable management can take some work, especially in a new case you've never used before.
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    I love Fractal Design cases so much.
    I can't wait for the Arc XL to come out. :3

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    Glad to see you finally moved away from the HAF case, my Define R4 should be on the ship to Greenland at this very moment. ^^
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    In general, I'm happy to be moving away from full towers!
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    What's wrong with full tower cases? .-.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    What's wrong with full tower cases? .-.
    full towers have their place yet sadly the form factor is usually wasted with unused space.
    full tower usually is 2+ SLI/CF cards or custom WC setup/small army of storage for someone who never heard of a private server/NAS.
    anything else works just fine in a mid tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    full towers have their place yet sadly the form factor is usually wasted with unused space.
    full tower usually is 2+ SLI/CF cards or custom WC setup/small army of storage for someone who never heard of a private server/NAS.
    anything else works just fine in a mid tower.
    that and it's just silly when a full size e-atx board looks tiny in a case

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    Finally finished building my 900D.

    My first shot at a full custom loop that includes GPU. 680 lightning blue kind of glares through the red theme. Any way to turn of its power phase LEDs? I know I can remove the GPU reactor.


    Cable management the best I could with so many wires it was really tough. There is so much room behind the motherboard tray that I was able to put my old NZXT mesh to the side of the front radiator with some 3M tape. I did remove the 3M from the CPU backplate don't worry.


    My stealthed optical drive.


    My monitor setup. Two 24s at 1080P and a 27in at 1440P.


    * User was infracted - oversized pictures is not excusable with the rules in bold on the front page, sorry.
    Last edited by Irloki; 2013-06-09 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Guess I made a mistake making them 800 tall on accident instead of wide.

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    Looks awesome! What's with the tape on the back of the motherboard?
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    It was to hold the CPU backplate on while I had the case laying on its side to screw in the CPU block. It was removed when I finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irloki View Post
    Finally finished building my 900D.

    My first shot at a full custom loop that includes GPU. 680 lightning blue kind of glares through the red theme. Any way to turn of its power phase LEDs? I know I can remove the GPU reactor.


    Cable management the best I could with so many wires it was really tough. There is so much room behind the motherboard tray that I was able to put my old NZXT mesh to the side of the front radiator with some 3M tape. I did remove the 3M from the CPU backplate don't worry.


    My stealthed optical drive.


    My monitor setup. Two 24s at 1080P and a 27in at 1440P.
    Woooo a 900D build! Very nice!

    Question, you're missing a fan on your top 360 rad - was this because of the mobo VRM heatsink getting in the way, or due to that watercooling fitting bending too sharply to allow a fan?

    Secondly soz if you already posted specs in an earlier post, but if you didn't....specs? :P

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    I know one thing for sure, that's an MPower Z77 motherboard. ;o

    Not a bad choice!
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    The heatsink did get in the way of my last fan .

    Parts:
    • Intel I7 3770k (Delidded)
    • Corsair Obsidian 900D
    • MSI Mpower Z77
    • MSI GTX680 Lightning
    • 16GB GSkill DDR3 2133(Tightened to CL8 at 1600)
    • Western Digital Caviar Black
    • OCZ Agility 3 240GB
    • NZXT Hue LED kit
    • Corsair AX850 w/ red cable set
    • LG Bluray Burner


    Cooling:
    • XSPC RX360
    • XSPC EX360
    • XSPC Raystorm Acetal CPU block
    • EK MSI GeForce 680 GTX Lightning GPU block
    • Swiftech 655 pump w/ EK acetal top
    • NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller
    • Primochill Blood Red 1/2"x3/4" tubing
    • Many Bitspower fittings
    • Two Koolance VL3N QDC sets
    • 2 3-pin power distribution PCB 5way fan block.
    • 6 Scythe GT AP-14 fans
    • 6 Corsair SP120 Quiet edition fans
    • Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Inline Reservoir - Ice Red
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    Good God that is an intense cooling setup! You oughta join the CPU and GPU OC leaderboard threads that are hotlinked in my signature! Would love to see how cool your computer runs under load!

    Are you happy with your 680 or are you considering going 780 in the future?

    Also, Agility 3 or 4?
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    Agility 3 got it a long time ago as they were close in performance and quality to Vertex 3. The Agility 4 seem to be plagued with terrible failure rates. Just running 4.6GHz at 1.3V right now. Hottest temp was 61C on the second core for CPU. Havent overclocked my GPU yet still at stock 1200MHz, but I have flashed its BIOS for unlocked voltage.

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    Pretty sure the Agility 3 had worse failure rates, especially back in 2011, what with the whole SandForce SF-2281 controller fiasco and OCZ being very poor in acknowledging that a problem DID exist. I had an Agility 3 for a whole week, was plagued with freezes and slow-downs of the computer in general, made my raiding a bitch.

    Then I returned it, got a Crucial m4 128GB, have not looked back since. It's now been 2 years. ^_^
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    Had this a little over two years it was pretty awful for the first few months until they fixed the firmware. Has been rock solid ever since. I actually have three more throughout the house because they are so cheap and have been very reliable for me.

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    Yeah, OCZ was all "what? there's a problem? never heard anything about it. just going to ignore you all until you go away".

    Despite the infractions, that build looks spectacular!
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    Havent overclocked my GPU yet still at stock 1200MHz, but I have flashed its BIOS for unlocked voltage.

    Bro... Start OC'ing! Lightnings overclock like beasts! Bet you can get 1300+ easily.
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    For a basement nerd cave it's surprisingly not horrible down there. I sort of wish I didn't have
    to have a living room for people to sit and talk in. I'd much rather just have combination sitting
    room/computer station/meeting room/etc. like the office of a supervillan CEO in the movies.

    We haven't had a black-and-white picture with too much bokeh for a while. Where are those guys?

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