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    Got a few upgrades to my setup'. Basically just replaced my two 7970's with R9 290x's and then put in a water loop.










    Now everything is just a giant mess and clump of cables and I cant be bothered tidying up.... maybe on the weekend.
    I really should have invested in a right angle fitting as this was the only way i could route the tubes without kinking. Going to try and source one of those pretty ek crossfire things aswell. Will fix when i change the tubing or coolant colour, haven''t decided yet but blood red coolant in translucent blue tubes didnt turn out as cool as i imagined it in my head. lol.
    I've been meaning to get some nicer cables too.



    oh well the first step i guess. I am enjoying the lower temperatures damn Australian summer, thank god thats over now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shruikah View Post
    Got a few upgrades to my setup'. Basically just replaced my two 7970's with R9 290x's and then put in a water loop.
    I envy those who have the courage to water cool so expensive components, awesome pc!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    What headphones were you using again?
    Takstar HiFi 2050's, they still had good sound quality without the STX but they're much better now.
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    Arrived yesterday:



    Okay, not exactly a gaming setup

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    Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5
    etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnus View Post
    Arrived yesterday:



    Okay, not exactly a gaming setup
    I guess you can turn it upside down and play music on the trashcan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnus View Post
    Arrived yesterday:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2019.13.52.jpg

    Okay, not exactly a gaming setup

    2.7GHz 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache
    Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5
    etc...
    trashcan jokes aside, those things are marvels of engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    trashcan jokes aside, those things are marvels of engineering
    My wife told my kids "Okay, dad's officially gone nuts" when I spent an entire evening just looking at it.

    A thing of beauty.

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    A thing of beauty and you only put up one picture? Come on now, show us the goods.

    Apple trashcan or not, it is quite a feat.
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    That looks awesome, how much do those run for? Isn't it $5k or so with the 12 core and those dual D700's? Regardless it really is a engineering feat on apple's part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shruikah View Post
    Tsunako artwork!

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    My other baby:


    I don't game that much on it, but what I did, ran pretty smoothly (Haven't tried on native, 2880x1800, though)

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    edit: whoops, pic is too big - fixed.
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    Hello again, test fit number 2 after a powdercoat and acrylic tube bending session is done!



    I am going to re-paint the side doors, roof and front of the case. Basically because I want a perfect colour match with the fan modules, fan controller and temp readers, the powdercoated colour works well on the inside of the case but the exterior needs a better and different finish



    Oh and yeah there are a couple of cover up plates that will cover up whats under the motherboard tray, but those I could not be bothered to put in





    I have to redo the wiring for the temp readers, shorten cables and tidy the cabling up.



















    The rest of the pictures can be found on my imgur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidor View Post
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    Sweet Jesus I think I am in love.

    Beautiful job!
    If you must insist on using a non-sanctioned sitting apparatus, please consider the tensile strength
    of the materials present in the object in question in comparison to your own mass volumetric density.

    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tielknight View Post
    Sweet Jesus I think I am in love.

    Beautiful job!
    Thanks! It's still unfinished in my mind and there are several things I am thinking of doing. Oh and I Intend to cool it with Mayhems Aurora Extinction Green
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    I love the internals. Not a fan of the black ODD, seems out of place. Can't say I like the fan controller either but to each his own (last part might change some when the front is done)

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    First pic makes it look like a 3D printer Excellent build!
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    I'm going to paint the ODD white, the black front and the grey internals, it covers up the mess of wiring that is underneath it and will look pretty decent I think. The only problem I've had is disassembling the ODD unit, I haven't given it more than a brief try but I think I'll manage
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    Holy damn, Nidor. Keep it up!
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    @nidor, usually it's just a case of manually opening it, and finding the clips. The traycover usually pops right out.
    I also painted mine green back when i had the Nvidia CM690;


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    Literally just finished building it, window mod inc this week. Also perhaps some better cable management. (though that H80i is making it impossible to hide all the cables as was my dream unless I do some soldering which I'd rather avoid for now )

    In general, beautification process is not complete :P
    Also, crappy iphone camera, deal with it




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