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Case Mod - In Progress Project Thief -Completed 11-2014 -2 CPUs,8 GPUs,4 Loops,6 Pumps,50 Fans,2TB SSD

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stren, 20 Dec 2011.

  1. stren

    stren New Member

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    Haha so true, if you stop getting updates, it must have learned to exterminate!

    haha thanks yeah it's a beast!

    Well 5.2 was just for benching, the temps were actually fine (70s), but it wasn't stable for 24/7 nor were the volts friendly for 24/7. For now I'm running 4.9GHz 24/7 and folding bigadv I get temps in the 59-69C range across all cores with a 25C ambient.

    Thanks don't worry it'll fill up, just will take some time :)


    Thanks for the feedback it helps :)
     
  2. stren

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    Took a break to put together an ivy rig for a co-worker:

    A board!

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    blah blah blah marketing - where's the window that the extreme boards have?

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    Now there's a board

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    I liked the door hanger - unfortunately this is for an overclocked workstation so not too useful here:

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    A large box for some memory (32giggles):

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    Matching:

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    Oh and a cpu:

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    Best put that in the socket then:

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    We should remove that plastic cover too:

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    Putting in that H100:

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    Yeah I know no custom water loop, but this is going to someone who can't be trusted with such things ;)

    miniThief is getting there:

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    miniThief- now with 100% more PSU:

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    Don't forget a GPU (9800GT Cheesecake!)

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    Close up:

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    ISO:

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  3. stren

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    Also made an unboxing video of the mobo/cpu/ram:

     
  4. stren

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    So back to the *real* project. Now that my workstation was up and running, I could take the old one down:

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    OMG dust! This is three months worth:

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    Still yucky:

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    Got out the duster and started taking it apart:

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    Nearly done

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    Now I've gone and made the kitchen messy again:

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  5. stren

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    So as it's the weekend you get bonus updates :)

    This is how I initially wanted the PSU's to give maximum air intake:

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    However the left PSU once it had cables would conflict with the 360 rad mounted in front of it, so I decided to move it:

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    Done, you can see there's still a good amount of space in between:

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    Now to mount them - they're going in the second to bottom compartment:

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    and mounted:

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    Now time to mount all the hard drives - here are the gaming rig drives:

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    Now let's add in the workstation drives:

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    old skool x25e:

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    All done:

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    Now to cable it - I hate how asus only give you sata cables with right angles at one end and straights at the other. For this build I really need straight to straights, so I had to order some more from the egg, this is the temporary rats nest:

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    Yikes!
     
  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Your insanity pleases me.
    Love this! :thumb:
     
  7. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Haha, even in a case this big you run into space problems. Hilarious. :D
     
  8. stren

    stren New Member

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    Lol thanks :)

    Haha too true!
     
  9. stren

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    Alright a quick update as I got some more time to process photos (on a side note the first mdpc package came woot!)

    I got the workstation back up and running:

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    But I had to use the gaming side for location of the power supply as the cables were not long enough to reach the real location. As you can see it makes a good storage room also:

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    Workstation in action - no 2nd 8800gt yet because I'm only driving two screens, the card is being used as a test card for now for some other rigs I'm building.

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    Again a lot of fittings are temporary. So now back to the gaming rig. I transferred the sweet trident ram from my worksation to the gaming rig (I think it maybe hypers), it can do 2130 CL 8 and probably more but that's the limit of my 990x IMC. Should have tried two sticks in the 3770K rig I slapped together to see what it could really do! The ugly p6t board that was being used for the workstation is now going into a generic network maintenance use and will be put in a rack.

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    A shot of that sexy ram:

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    And the motherboard tray:

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    Here you can see I had soldered on an extra molex connector to the board (just to the bottom of the STX). My old case didn't have room to connect a power cable to the real connector, so this helped me give the gpus enough power.

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    And now time to swap the 920 for that sweet 990x:

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    must try.. and contain.. jealousy....
     
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    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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  12. stren

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    Lol thanks
     
  13. stren

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    Alright time to swap those cpus - out with the 920:

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    And in with the 990x:

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    Close it up:

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    Mount the CPU block and add the g3/8 adapters - luckily the 5Noz has a very wide port spacing:

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    Which means you can mount the high flow VL4N quick disconnects - unfortunately they are g 3/8 and don't come with right angle options, so I have to have adapters both ends and then a g1/4 female to female before I can add in the 90 degree rotary fitting:

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    Here we are with the old GPUs mounted too:

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    And here's how it will look as this will be the reverse ATX side:

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    Now it's time to repurpose that clown board:

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    And done til the case comes:

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  14. stren

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    Second update of the day - sleeving came in:

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    Always interesting to see stamps from a foreign land ;) And of course the obligatory nils drawing

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    The results from the last survery were clear:

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    So now I made them with real sleeve (24 pin left and 8 + 6 pin right) (only one row of course) (photographed outside under cloud, the background is the pedestal back plate which is powdercoated the same color as all internal parts):

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    I'm leaning towards D or F. However there's one last complication there is red or the "x" color that is basically a deep red-brown kind of color. As far as I can tell, the x looks better when next to white, the red otherwise:

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    Let me know what you think!
     
  15. Bladesingerz

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    I really like A and G the most! That sleeving really looks good :)
     
  16. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I prefer 'B' although I'd probably use a maximum of 3 colours. Have you tried sleeving the red onto a white cable? It tends to brighten it up a bit.
     
  17. Foregasm

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    A and G are my favorites.
     
  18. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    the last one with color x!
     
  19. n1c3tr1

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    Option D with Red.

    Also keep the updates coming!!! I check almost everyday to see how much progress you have made.

    I guess I will have to find something else to do with my time when you complete it...
     
  20. stren

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    Thanks everyone - keep those votes coming - here are the results so far:

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