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    Quote Originally Posted by Armond View Post
    I'd honestly recommend buying a pound of cable ties and going to town. I don't have the time right now to take a pic of my box, but it looks something like a roller coaster - there's a path the general bunch of cables follows, and it obviously splits from time to time, but everything is as bunched up as I could get it.
    Ya they really are a computer geeks best friend, I'll get some from the garage and spend a few hours this week organizing the mess. I spent a few hours Sunday "sealing" my case, intake fans are filtered, side panels and any case "gaps" where sealed with 1/4" thick foam insulation tape (for weather striping doors, works well). When my GPU fan isn't roaring like a jet engine my case is damn near whisper quiet now, put a load on it however all my fans kick into overdrive and its just a wall of noise.
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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    @ Synthax and the gpu temps.

    Thats what you get when buying a reference cooler. I do admit it looks cool in the case. But (imo) you should have gone with a custom cooler (asus/gigabyte). And with adding extra case fans, airflow should get better. (So you dont have to get a blower fan for that )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    @ Synthax and the gpu temps.

    Thats what you get when buying a reference cooler. I do admit it looks cool in the case. But (imo) you should have gone with a custom cooler (asus/gigabyte). And with adding extra case fans, airflow should get better. (So you dont have to get a blower fan for that )
    Little to do with that, really. The 800D in general has pretty terrible aircooling, so temps in that case are universally pretty high.

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    Bought a sleeving-kit just for fun and tested sleeving the cable on an old case fan today. Didn't turn out great but for a first attempt I'm fairly happy.








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    @Marest if that's your first attempt at sleeving then you did a damn fine job.

    @Synthaxx well I'll be darned, you're probably the only person I know who went back to air from water and is finding it an improved experience :O

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Little to do with that, really. The 800D in general has pretty terrible aircooling, so temps in that case are universally pretty high.
    That's a bit sad considering how much that thing costs, and the overall looks are pretty sleek too. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Bought a sleeving-kit just for fun and tested sleeving the cable on an old case fan today. Didn't turn out great but for a first attempt I'm fairly happy.
    Could you provide a link to where you bought the set?

    Searching ''sleeve kit'', ''sleeve''. Or any other word of relevance i could think of did not bring me to the product i was searching for.

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    MDPC-X.com will have pretty much everything, as well as some of the best quality. Just know that sleeving can be a PITA to get right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    MDPC-X.com will have pretty much everything, as well as some of the best quality. Just know that sleeving can be a PITA to get right.
    Well i enjoy doing new things on my hobby, time consumption is not a problem. On the contrary, i enjoy spending time. As long as it yields results that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    Well i enjoy doing new things on my hobby, time consumption is not a problem. On the contrary, i enjoy spending time. As long as it yields results that is.
    What I mean is, remember that the pictures of sleeving is almost always about 10 times the actual scale, so millimeter precision is required for the good results, and then you have to repeat this success. :P

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    Picked up some parts for my build earlier today.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-10 at 02:08 PM ----------
    Old build:
    i5-2500k - Stock cooler
    Asus GTX 470 - Coolit Omni closed loop watercooling
    4GB x 2 Corsair Dominator 1600MHZ Tall
    1 x WD Caviar Black 1TB
    2 x Seasonic 400GB 7200RPM - Unknown name
    Highres image - http://i.imgur.com/Mgm43.jpg


    3200x2400 http://i.imgur.com/5YIx1.jpg

    The MSI 7970 Lightning FYI, so you don't confuse it with the GTX 680. And you won't believe what came in the box. Intel / Nvidia documents from 1998/1999 regarding warranty. It also makes references to DX5 and DX6 :P


    3200x2400 http://i.imgur.com/DEsmB.jpg

    Yeah i know, the H80 is superior to the H70 in every way. But the fans in picture bellow was included in a package deal at a discount. The price of the package minus the price of buying two separate fans would save me 15USD. So i basically got the pump, radiator etc for 15 Dollars.


    3200x2400 http://i.imgur.com/3DgI0.jpg

    I will post a picture of the new setup when my camera is recharged. And sorry about the double post thing, needed 10 posts to attach images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    @Marest if that's your first attempt at sleeving then you did a damn fine job.
    Indeed first time ever. Mistakes were:
    - Shrink that came with the kit was either way too big for that particular sleeve or just too small. I had to do a "custom" solution with a cable tie at the other end - not looking great but it won't show if I ever decide to use this fan.
    - The sleeve itself wasn't stretched perfectly, mainly due to me measuring wrong. It could've been stretched another 4-6 mm probably which would mean a tighter fit. Still, you can't see the cables underneath at glance so I'm happy.
    - As I used a regular lighter I managed to burn a small portion of the shrink-tubing at the end. The pictures don't show this, but it looks a bit nasty close-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    Could you provide a link to where you bought the set?
    https://www.inet.se/produkt/5321536/...ving-kit-svart

    Not perhaps the cheapest kit ever, but it does come with sleeve in different sizes, heatshrink tubing, some cable ties and other miscellaneous items that could or could not be of use. If you just want to try out sleeving (and do a more "general" job, say sleeve a bunch of cables together just for fun) it's a decent kit, but I'd probably recommend to actually buy a tool-kit and some 3 mm sleeve instead of the above. The cost would be less most likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    MDPC-X.com will have pretty much everything, as well as some of the best quality. Just know that sleeving can be a PITA to get right.
    Indeed, for any serious sleeving you should go to MDPC. http://en.mdpc-x.com/mdpc-sleeve.htm

    And, it's only a PITA if you want it to be exactly right. Expect to redo cables a few times if you want the sleeve to be stretched properly, be the right size and for the heatshrink to align perfectly. For more "general" sleeving (say, like the sleeves on extension cables) it's just time consuming I reckon.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMKing View Post
    Well i enjoy doing new things on my hobby, time consumption is not a problem. On the contrary, i enjoy spending time. As long as it yields results that is.
    Well, each cable on, for example, a GPU power cable can take around 10-15 minutes to complete. Factor in redoing it when it's not perfect and you can count around 20 min per cable. For a novice/first time this is probably ~30+ min per cable. Once you start doing a few you get the hang of it though and it speeds up the process somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    @Synthaxx well I'll be darned, you're probably the only person I know who went back to air from water and is finding it an improved experience :O
    I went from my water loop to a NH-D14 and my temps are lower as well, but I'm partly contributing that to proper TIM application this time.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-10-10 at 01:15 PM.

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    Just checking so everything will fit - it won't (clearance issues with the heatsink, for example). Still a lot to do regarding cable management and fine-tuning, but most of it is in place already.

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    Oh, you bought the Streacom F1C as well, huh? They're so small! I intend to fill mine with a Trinity mITX for use as a HTPC, however. I don't, personally, find intel has anything to offer in the non-highest end.

    Consider this heatsink http://www.inet.se/produkt/5321869/scythe-kozuti

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    Would an H60 fit, or are there no fan slots of the sort either?

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    Actually, it's not for me. It's for a "customer".

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Would an H60 fit, or are there no fan slots of the sort either?
    No, unless you modify the hell out of that H60. (Making room for the rad would mean blowing out the bay for 2.5" drives and punching holes in the top part for ventilation. If it would fit it would be very, very close and probably less than optimal).

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    Updated my build with two EVGA 670 FTWs and bought backplates for them. The performance and temperature over my old 570 HD cards is incredible. I also added a fan filter on the top and the back fans so every single fan is intake and only the two video cards are exhaust along with air pushed out of the back through vents. Temps went down a lot inside my system going this way with an 800D along with never having dust inside the system.

    Also updated to a BenQ XL2420T 120hz monitor which I don't have shown in the pictures below which is the reason I stuck with SLI.

    System specs

    CPU - Intel i5 2500k OCed 4.8Ghz 1.37vcore
    CPU Cooler - Corsair H100
    MB - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz
    GPU - 2x EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
    PSU - Corsair HX1050
    Case - Corsair 800D
    System Fans - Noctua 6x 120mm and 3x 140mm Fans


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    [URL=http://imgur.com/6JoXH.jpg]*snip*

    Just checking so everything will fit - it won't (clearance issues with the heatsink, for example). Still a lot to do regarding cable management and fine-tuning, but most of it is in place already.
    More pictures please, these shots are glorious. I'd post pictures of the inside of my case, but it'd make most people balk, as I don't really bother with the whole neat and tidy wire layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinzai View Post
    More pictures please, these shots are glorious. I'd post pictures of the inside of my case, but it'd make most people balk, as I don't really bother with the whole neat and tidy wire layout.
    LOL, ya me either but I probably should. The large mess of cables behind my HD's might be impeding airflow somewhat. Thinking back I should have bought a larger case, but the 300 was a really good deal. Like 50 bucks at Fry's, and I doubt I could get anything similar for the same price.
    Last edited by at05gt; 2012-10-11 at 04:58 PM. Reason: Too many comma's.
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    But hey, we're just strangers on the Internet with decades of combined IT and computer building experience, what do we know?

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