With Sli 580 GTX 's, the amount of heat generated is quite high.
My cooling system brings the core temps down into the 40's.
When this build is completed, I should see some nice temperatures.
Cleavage is like the sun...Quick glances.
Have you thought about fitting a rad externally to your case.
If you purchased these
you could hang the rad from the rear fan mount.
This means an external system isn't really feasible. It's a pain in the ass as it is having to deal with the size of the case in the car. However, at least at the moment, I can jam it between the seats and it'll be fine. I'd be worried the external rad would get damaged, tbf, it probably would.
I think I might have figured out a way to fit a 3x120 in there though . I might have to ditch my fan controller though. Or I could mod it into the top...
Cleavage is like the sun...Quick glances.
This looks like it's going to be a beautiful build. I appreciate that you've colour coordinated your components too - attention to details matters
I have not had a lot of time to do any work on the case recently as we have had a few problems in work (had to call out the fire brigade & six tenders later we got things under control)
However, I have had a little time recently to do some rad fitting.
Test fitting of the rads
Final measurement to ensure correct fitting.
Case marked up for fixing bolts
Rad bracket clamped into position
Drilled through with rivet nut fitted
Rad bracket fitted
Fan cables cut to length ready for braiding later
Due to the number of fans I will be running in this build. I will need more than one fan controller.
These controllers will be mounted in a frame bellow the DVD drive.
The fronts have been removed & the brackets refitted.
The controllers are then fitted into the adjustable slots.
The power supply cables were then cut to length
Then joined together & braided
Finally the cables fitted onto the controllers
Keep the pictures coming Piggin! Really loving them. The attention to detail in this build is incredible. Everytime I look at a new set of pictures it makes me wanna do a build, but then I think about the amount of patience required just to tidy the damn cables out of the way and I resign myself to just admiring these instead... Honestly I don't know how you do it
Which huh, punk?Originally Posted by Hexus
Thanks m8, good to know that people are finding my ramblings inspirational.
Just wish I could find the time to get things moving along a little quicker.
I have not had any time to do any work on my build recently.
I have however had some time to spend more money & do some planning.
I purchased two reservoirs for the build
Something nice & subtle, just like the rest of the build. So went with X2 RES 250 Advanced
Well packaged, just like all the rest of the EK products
Lots of options for putting tubing in & out
Mounting kit & instructions
One res lined up for fitting
Cables attached to GPU to help finalise position
Side panel fitted to give some idea of finished project
Both res's put into position
Holes for cut-outs on motherboard tray worked out & marked up.
Unfortunately I have not had a lot of time to play with 'The Left Handed Build' recently.
I have been bizzy @ work with outages & away on holiday.
I have also been learning the art of 'Detailing' on my new form of transport
Even with all this going on, I have still had some time to play around with my build.
On my previous build, I mounted my DDC pump on blocks of aluminium.
As I am going to use a duel DDC top on my pumps, I needed a larger mount.
As these do not exist, I started a little bit of DIY
Purchased a block of aluminium from 'the bay'
The block was then drilled to fit two pumps & anti vibration stand offs
A slotted along the bottom to give extra cooling with a milling machine
The DDC pumps were then fitted to the duel XSPC pump top
I then decided the pumps did not look correct. So changed them around & re-braided the cables
After all that work, I decided the XSPC top did not have the pump inlet in the correct place.
So out came the credit card once more & I purchased this
In the box there was the pump top in sexy black to match the rest of the build
And a set of mounting brackets, screws etc.
Due to the change of tops, the pumps were touching in the middle so the cabling had to be changed once again
Now I am happy with the finished item
What the hell, OverClock that, lol, question though, what the hell was your budget, and are you a millionare+??
I have not really added up the cost of this project (don't think I will, as the final figure will be shocking).
As for being a millionaire, no I am not but the cost has been spread over such a long time, I have not really see it.
If I had to pay for all the equipment, materials & someone to build the case, the cost would be astronomical.
It's certainly an inspiration to us all! Is the rig complete and running, but just in a different case, or do you have 2xGTX 580's sitting around while you'r building.
I'd love to see you pump out some folding points with those bad boys! You'd be top 10 in no time!
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