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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Nvidia Stacker 832 - HDD and Cables - Feb 11th

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by clownfart, 22 Sep 2008.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I can't remember, are you using the D-Tek blocks or Swiftech blocks? Cos my Swiftech block doesn't designate an inlet or outlet. I thought they only did that on full coverage blocks lol.
     
  2. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    D-teks, they're designed to work one way.
     
  3. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    E8600
    Small update. Finally got an E8600. I've gotten it up to 4GHz easy, but going passed didn't go so well. After Xmas, I will try the vdroop mod and go from there.

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  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice CPU and a nice OC.
     
  5. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Chipset cooling
    I had a little left over money from my monitor that I bought some new chipset cooling.
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    Oh and, happy new year!
     
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  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice Thermalright cooler, looks great with the green fan.
     
  7. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Lapped E8600
    Just lapped my E8600 with 400/600/800/1000/2000 grits. Took me about 2 hours to do. It dropped temps by about 3C.
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    Protip
    Don't sand your fingers down.
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  8. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice work on the lapping. I wasn't game to try my Q6600 and now that it's in the loop I can't be stuffed lol.
     
  9. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Thanks. With my GTZ all you need to do is unscrew it, its real easy and I can keep the mobo in. Once it isn't freezing in my garage I'll attempt to remove the IHS on my E6750 with my Dremel. :dremel:
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yeah I can do that with my GTX also but I really can't be bothered. When the alu top on my GTX corrodes I may do it when I replace the block.
     
  11. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Yeah, my GTZ had some corrosion. :(
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Remove IHS with dremel? What the... Never heard of that, why don't you just use the razor blade + heat -method? Good job on the lapping, though it seems your E8600 was already pretty straight seeing the temps only dropped by 3 C...
     
  13. ry@n

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    I love this mod, its giving me idea for my 830. What is the air flow/noise like for those fans @ 12v? Im thinking about ditching my 5.25" fan controller to put a 360 rad up front. Are you putting the HDD cage behind the rad in 3 of the 5.25" bays?

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    Is it really worth removing the IHS? Good luck with that if you do though!
     
  14. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Yeah, it was flatter than I thought.

    I've never seen the razor/heat method achieve successfully. On the other hand, I've seen a few Q6600s that have had their IHSs removed by sanding down to them with a dremel, or sand paper.


    Here
    and here are some examples.
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Can I also ask how you fixed the rad in the front of the case?

    Cheers :D
     
  16. clownfart

    clownfart Hardware Enthusiast

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    Thanks. Atm I got a ghetto setup, and my HDD cage is sitting out side the case. I have the barbs at the bottom and the Feser rad is fat, so mounting the cage is a challenge. I have a few ideas of what I'm going to do with them. I'll probably mount them on the side of the 5.25" bays.

    The fans I'm using on the radiator are Noctua NF-P12s. At stock speed they run at 1300RPM, 54.32CFM, and 19.8dBA.

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    Its not right now. I will make brackets that will fix it soon.
     
  17. LightStar

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    Nice where did you get that wallpaper ??
     
  18. turboshifter

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    you really need to get some cable management going on
    ..unless your going for a stealthed motherboard that is..:D
     
  19. V3ase

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    Yup , it is a little mess in your case :p
     
  20. Ph@te

    Ph@te Ginga Extrodanier..... Is so a word

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    Damn, that's some nice hardware you've got there. That much Noctua gear alone must be worth a pretty penny. I also agree cable management should be high on the list. And what temps are you getting on all that gear?
     
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