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    I got another Acer AL1951 for cheap so I guess it's time for an update.

    An Imgur album

    Specs:
    • i7 920 @ 3.3GHz
    • 3*4Gb DDR3
    • GeForce 660 Ti
    • OCZ Agility 3 120Gb SSD accompanied by WD Black 1TB HDD and Seagate 4TB.
    • Zalman 850W PSU - I was fool to think the trend of increasing power consumption would continue.
    • Samsung 245B accompanied by two Acer AL1951's. Television is an old 46" Samsung, probably one of the first 1080p TVs.
    • Logitech G15 and Mx518 mouse.
    • Yamaha RX-V765 is powering a 5.0 set by OR with AudioPro SubFocus woofer. Or alternatively, Beyerdynamic DT-770 cans.
    i5 4690k ♦ Z97-A ♦ GTX 760 SLI ♦ 8 GB ♦ 120Gb + 1Tb + 4Tb ♦ Define R4

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    I just ordered all of my components yesterday, so as they start to trickle in and I get everything put together, I'll try and throw some images up.

    CPU - i5 4670K
    Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H
    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    GPUs - Asus Geforce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 x2
    Storage - OCZ Agility 3 480GB SATA III Solid State Drive
    PSU - CORSAIR 1200W Digital ATX12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsage View Post
    I just ordered all of my components yesterday, so as they start to trickle in and I get everything put together, I'll try and throw some images up.

    CPU - i5 4670K
    Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H
    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    GPUs - Asus Geforce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 x2
    Storage - OCZ Agility 3 480GB SATA III Solid State Drive
    PSU - CORSAIR 1200W Digital ATX12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular
    Why in God's name did you order a $260-300 1200W! PSU?

    The SSD is more acceptable but still questionable (Agility 3)
    Last edited by Notarget; 2013-07-26 at 07:30 PM.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2014 || AV-TEST Jan/Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsage View Post
    GPUs - Asus Geforce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 x2
    PSU - CORSAIR 1200W Digital ATX12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular
    This system nowhere even comes close to 1200W. The platinum label on this PSU is going to be completely worthless on your system due to the low load %.
    Also don't understand putting two low-mid range cards in SLI instead of just 1 proper card. Combining the cost of 2 760's and swapping the excessive power supply could've bought you a 780. Shame..
    Last edited by Majesticii; 2013-07-26 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    This system nowhere even comes close to 1200W. The platinum label on this PSU is going to be completely worthless on your system due to the low load %.
    Also don't understand putting two low-mid range cards in SLI instead of just 1 proper card.
    I would never recommend it to anyone, but if someone is hell-bent on SLI then 760 SLI gives great bang for the buck. For $500 you get 780/Titan-level performance, microstutter aside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    I would never recommend it to anyone, but if someone is hell-bent on SLI then 760 SLI gives great bang for the buck. For $500 you get 780/Titan-level performance, microstutter aside.
    And giant resolution and other reasons to need more VRAM aside. :P

  7. #11487
    So, a little update on what I have been doing today...

    Project:
    Get this

    Into this

    The idea behind it all might be clearer now (Nerdp0rn, for the strong hearted only)

    I then continued onto mounting the radiator

    And this is how I left it for completion some time tomorrow or sunday


    Will post a full build log and final pics of better quality as I only took these with my cellphone, but I do of course have a dedicated photografer as well.

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    Nice! Definitely looking forward to that! Been a while since we've seen a well-built liquid-cooled rig on here!

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    Yeah, was supposed to do this a good month ago but then I suddenly decided I wanted a new degree at the university. Uni equals moving, moving equals less time for my hobby. Hope the build turns out good, been really confident about until I discovered my rad didn't fit the way I wanted it on top, forcing me to re-draw the whole loop

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    Main Hardware
    CPU :- AMD Phenom X2 555 BE OC to 3.8ghz
    Ram :- 8gig DDR 2
    Mem :- Gigabyte M720-US3
    GFX :- XFX Radeon HD6950DD
    Cooling :- Corsair H50 in Push Pull config

    Hard Drives
    HDD 1:- 60gig OCZ Agility 3 (boot)
    HDD 2:- 40gig Seagate ST340014A (My Docs Back ups)
    HDD 3:- 150gig SAMSUNG HD161HJ (Game installs)
    HDD 4:- 150gig Maxtor 6Y160M0 (Game ISO's)
    HDD 5:- 150gig Maxtor 6Y160M0 (Movies and TV)
    HDD 6:- 300gig Maxtor 6L300R0 (Music)
    HDD 7:- 2tb Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM (Movies)
    HDD 8:- 2tb Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 (TV Shows)

    Sound
    Sound 1 :- Onboard Realtek 7.1. (connected to home cinema surround sound system)
    Sound 2 :- Soundblaster Live 24bit (Connected to 5.1 Head set)
    Sound 3 :- USB Sound Card ( Connected to monitor)

    Front Bay's and extra's
    Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller (2 extra Sata Ports, 1 Extra EIDE port)
    Antec Veris Premier Media Controller
    Zalman ZM-MFC3 Multi Fan Control

    Case
    Lian Li V2000b


    I know that I am bottle necking my GFX by using DDR2 Motherboard, and I am in the process of saving for a few upgrade, Primarily mother board, RAM, and CPU. Looking at an I5 K series Build, but considering the hardware I have at the moment is mainly used as a home cinema system and playing WOW, it does what I need.

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    Why are you using so many seperate small hard drives. That must be noisy having 7 harddrives.

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    Hardware
    - CPU: Intel i5-2500k
    - GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream 2048MB
    - MB: ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3
    - RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile blue 1600MHz CL9
    - SSDs: 2x OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (Raid 0)
    - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W CM
    - Case: Cooler Master Stacker 810
    - HDD: none
    - ODD: none

    Cooling
    - CPU cooler: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal Edition
    - GPU cooler: EK Water Blocks EK-FC770 GTX GW - Nickel + Backplate
    - Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360mm
    - Reservoir: Alphacool Repack Dual Bayres 5.25"
    - Tubing: Alphacool AlphaTube HF 13/10
    - Fittings: Aquatuning straight screw-on 13/10
    - Coolant: Alphacool Cape Kelvin Catcher
    - Pump: Phobya DC12-260
    - Fans (push): 3x Noctua NF-F12
    - Fans (pull): 3x Akasa Apache

    Peripherals
    - Monitors: 2x Samsung SyncMaster BX2431
    - Keyboard: Logitech K270
    - Mouse: Logitech G400
    - Headset: Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME
    - Controller: Xbox 360 Wireless for Windows
    - TV: Samsung UE40C6000

    Overclocking
    - CPU 24/7: 4.8GHz @1.35v
    - CPU max stable: 5.1GHz @1.45v
    - GPU 24/7: 1254MHz core / 7010MHz RAM @1.200v
    - GPU max stable: 1293MHz core / 8208MHz RAM @1.212v
    Last edited by Nedda; 2013-08-11 at 02:12 PM.

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    Damn Nedda, couldn't you have tidied that up a bit? D:

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    Unfortunately the case (fairly old) doesn't support proper cable management and the straight fittings were dirt cheap (2,19€ per unit). My next build will definitely look better with some 45°/90° fittings and a Corsair 900D case. Waiting for six-core Ivy Bridge / Haswell though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedda View Post
    Unfortunately the case (fairly old) doesn't support proper cable management and the straight fittings were dirt cheap (2,19€ per unit). My next build will definitely look better with some 45°/90° fittings and a Corsair 900D case. Waiting for six-core Ivy Bridge / Haswell though.
    While you don't have much to work with there are still some things to fix up, could manage the cables a bit better. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Why are you using so many seperate small hard drives. That must be noisy having 7 harddrives.
    I imagine he's just never replaced them.

    I mean hell, MAXTOR?! That's one company that no longer exists.

    @Sigma, replace your HDDs with new ones asap. Those are probably on the verge of death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Damn Nedda, couldn't you have tidied that up a bit? D:
    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    While you don't have much to work with there are still some things to fix up, could manage the cables a bit better. :P
    Problem solved ladies and gentlemen. It's SOLVED!



    Also added two pics to my original post.

  18. #11498
    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Why in God's name did you order a $260-300 1200W! PSU?

    The SSD is more acceptable but still questionable (Agility 3)
    What's wrong with his PSU?

  19. #11499
    Quote Originally Posted by mogulkhan View Post
    What's wrong with his PSU?
    It is way to much for his needs. Could have saved money there and spend it on other parts.

  20. #11500
    Quote Originally Posted by mogulkhan View Post
    What's wrong with his PSU?
    More coil whine I guess.

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