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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Wallz View Post





    this is my first build and man did i have fun building it. it was also my first time attempting to do a custom mod.

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    thoughts?
    You're honestly asking for thoughts? Dude that thing looks fucking AWESOME!!! Very nicely done!
    Only thing I'd say, is you should have gotten a bigger case like the HAF X, that is the true modding case for that line. (Yeah I added that little tidbit because I know there's other cases better for modding of course! :P)
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    Currently sitting on:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
    Stock Cooler
    4 Gig's of DDR2
    Nvidia Geforce 210 512MB
    250GB HDD

    Gonna be replaced in 2 weeks by:

    Cooler Master Elite 370
    I5 2500k @ 3.3Ghz
    Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B. Cooler
    8 Gig's of DDR3
    Radeon HD6950 2GB
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    Lets see if this baby runs better then 18 fps and 9 fps stressed on 1920x1080 in 25mans

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotatoCoffee View Post
    Currently sitting on:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
    Stock Cooler
    4 Gig's of DDR2
    Nvidia Geforce 210 512MB
    250GB HDD

    Gonna be replaced in 2 weeks by:

    Cooler Master Elite 370
    I5 2500k @ 3.3Ghz
    Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B. Cooler
    8 Gig's of DDR3
    Radeon HD6950 2GB
    60GB SSD
    1000GB HDD

    Lets see if this baby runs better then 18 fps and 9 fps stressed on 1920x1080 in 25mans
    Second one will have no problem doing that and more.
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    Rocking my new H100. Temperatures are amazing - 30-33c on idle, and the ambient temp in my room is 20-23c. It's not even on the extreme fan setting either (can go up to 2600RPM).

    It's a shame my case isn't big enough to accommodate two more fans on top, otherwise it'll be even more awesome. Very happy overall.

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    Not to burst your bubble, but idle temps rarely mean much at all.
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    Yeah would like to see some 100% Prime temps
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    Quote Originally Posted by ispano View Post
    Not to burst your bubble, but idle temps rarely mean much at all.
    Well I'd want to give it a bit more time for more accurate max load temps, but it seems to be 50-55 so far.

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    Prime 95 for one hour.
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    Basicly:
    SLI Gigabyte GTX480 @ 804/1609/2004
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    Xigmatec Elysium Black with window
    Tons of Nexus white LED fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    Rocking my new H100. Temperatures are amazing - 30-33c on idle, and the ambient temp in my room is 20-23c. It's not even on the extreme fan setting either (can go up to 2600RPM).
    How much noise does the H100 make at full load?
    I currently have the Venomous X, but am looking at the Silver Arrow because I want something more quiet. Any idea if this is even better?
    Temps aren't an issue, only the sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    How much noise does the H100 make at full load?
    I currently have the Venomous X, but am looking at the Silver Arrow because I want something more quiet. Any idea if this is even better?
    Temps aren't an issue, only the sound.
    35dba at the very least. It's very, very audible.

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    It's apparently fairly quiet at low ranges, but is hard to ignore at higher performance from what I heard.

  13. #1753
    Quote Originally Posted by Neeko View Post
    Basicly:
    SLI Gigabyte GTX480 @ 804/1609/2004
    ASUS Maximus IV P67
    2x 120GB OCZ Agility 3 RAID 0 ( get about 1.1GB/s Read/write speeds)
    i7 2600K @ 5.1GhZ 1.46V (1 hour stable OCCT linpack 75°C max)
    Corsair H80
    Corsair Vengeance 1866MhZ CL9 16Gigs ( 4x4GB)
    Corsair AX1200
    Xigmatec Elysium Black with window
    Tons of Nexus white LED fans

    Razer Lachesis (mouse)
    Razer destructor (mousepad)
    Razer Arctosa (keyboard)
    Razer Onza TE (gamepad)
    Razer Carcharias (headset)



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    Thats a Dell WHFP 3007 30" screen and a 17" macbook pro next to it, incase you wondered, and yeah, i forgot to put the sidelid bakc on so its just standing there on its side.
    That's a expensive screen that you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botnet View Post
    That's a expensive screen that you have there.
    I honestly have no idea, got it from my stephdad for free coz his GFX card didn't support Dual link DVI so he couldn't run it at 2560x1600

    but thanks i guess im very pleased with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    35dba at the very least. It's very, very audible.
    Damn... Silver Arrow it is then :P

    -edit- at closer look.. Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro C1, or C2 revision if it hits the market anytime soon. Anyone knows?

    The C2 revision will only be 1.5kg XD
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    I finally finished up my rig completely until Ivy Bridge arrives! I've added in an additional radiator, and 2 new fan controllers, as well as tidied up all the cables.

    Now, bear in mind, with the cable tidying, i've got a LOT of hardware to power, as well as a total of 9 fans! It's nearly impossible to stealth all the cables completely from view, but i think i did a real good job.

    Here's some photos, and as usual, click for fullsize;



    On the second image, no, you're not seeing things. Coolant in the GPU loop is intentionally darker. This is to help me identify the dual-res i run, which chamber is for which loop. Since it's a GPU loop, there's no small fins for coolant to block up, and it will just flow through as expected. The CPU loop is just distilled water as expected, since fins being involved really do enforce a dye-less loop. You can also see how i've got it laid out, and just how clean it actually is.

    As you can just about see on the first image, i've got 2 fans on that rad. It's the first rad in the CPU loop, 120mm, and both fans are Xigmatek's. Adding this dropped my temps quite crazily;


    That's down from ~72C during a Crysis 2 run. You will have to excuse the Core Temp CPU Speed. That's not yet been fixed and the correct speed is as shown in CPU-Z. But basically, despite being a hotter temp last night when i took those temps, it was 10-12C lower. Actually, it was more like 18C lower, since i recall it peaked at 78C at one point before when i ran it at 4.8Ghz. Also, things are cooler today, and one of the cores on the CPU is idling at 22c.

    Also, you need to be aware that it's VERY difficult to line up a 120mm rad in the back of the Elysium. You need to put the fan between the inside of the case and the rad in order to mount it, otherwise you simply can't line it up to secure it. This is simply because of the ports on the rad taking up space. Adding in a second fan to do push pull with it kinda struck me out of the blue, and immediately i could tell it was gonna be a great idea. I didn't know it'd be this great though/

    And here's the awesome new NZXT Mesh, 2 of them actually;





    Just blends in so well with the front of the case. Not only that, but having manual control with absolutely no bling or extra features is just what i wanted. I can set it to performance mode, where everything is at full, or silence mode where everything is at min. I've also figured out that by putting a screwhead against the base of the "sliders" and then pushing the slider down until it touches the top of the screwhead is the perfect balance, for when i maybe need to sleep while a render is running.

    In silent mode, using "Frequency Weighting Mode A" on the "Ultimate Ears" iphone app, and i get 38 Decibels. Performance mode nets 45 Decibels, and the hybrid mode nets 42 Decibels. However, Silent mode truly is near silent. All fans are running at 40%, and even sat 2ft away from it, it sounds like medium-heavy breathing. Performance mode and it's more like 40% as loud as a hairdryer. Hybrid mode is like a very gentle breeze through a forest.

    Overall, i'm real happy with the system, and i know that there's nothing more i can physically do to make it better. It's complete. Of course, i might restyle it a little, but that's relativly small when compared to this 6 month project.
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    Time to take a well deserved break!
    But before that, fix my cables :P

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    Gah Synthaxx, I just want to see that thing in person. It must be a true beauty to behold. GREAT work.

    And to the guy with all the Nexus white LED fans..... oh god those are bright. x_x Do you have a switch to turn them off? I'd honestly be distracted whilst gaming in the dark!
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    I was hoping someone could tell me if this would be able to reasonably play games(specifically WoW and SWTOR[if anyone has any idea]) and, if possible, approximately what level of graphics it might be able to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackangel209 View Post
    I was hoping someone could tell me if this would be able to reasonably play games(specifically WoW and SWTOR[if anyone has any idea]) and, if possible, approximately what level of graphics it might be able to do.
    It would be very rough even on the lowest graphics settings, you would not have a pleasant gaming experience. It has no truly dedicated graphics card, it just has an Intel Mobile which basically means only for the lightest stuff, i.e. picture and video viewing. That laptop would not be enjoyable for gaming at all, as far as I'm concerned.
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