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    Talking New Gaming Rig now Online

    Hi all,

    Finally finished setting up my new rig yesterday, the spec:
    CPU: Intel Core 2 e6600, 775, 2.4 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB Cache, Retail
    Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP iP965
    GPU: Gainward 8800GTX 768MB Card
    Memory: 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator, PC8500, 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered,CAS 5-5-5-15, EPP
    Primary HDD: 2x 320Gb Western Digital WD3200YS RE SATA300 16MB Cache on RAID-0
    Extra HDD's: 2x 500Gb Western Digital WD5000AAKS SATA300 16MB Cache
    Even More HDD's: 4x 320GB Western Digital SATA150 HDD's on HighPoint 1540 SATA PCI Expansion Card
    DVD Burner 1: NEC AD-7170S-0B 18x DVD±RW/RAM black SATA
    DVD Burner 2: Pioneer DVR-110 IDE Black 16X DL
    PSU: 1000W Enermax EG1000EWL V2 Galaxy Modular PSU
    Case: Existing Lian-Li PC-V2100B Plus, allbeit modded now.
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 32Bit OEM

    Cooling
    CPU: Swiftech Apogee GT CPU Waterblock
    GPU: Swiftech MCW60 Apogee GT Hybrid vga block (I used the heatsink from a GT cpu block with the MCW60 vga waterblock casing, fitted fine, no leaks )
    >Swiftech MC8800 SMC Cooling kit for Graphics card Memory & Mosfets.
    >>Zalman ZM-RHS1 4 low profile Memory Heatsinks for the memory positioned under the waterblock, so the pipes would fit over properly. The Swiftech ones we're just too big for the task.
    >>Akasa Slot Cooler (Last minute addition, to exhaust the heat from the Passive Memory & Mosfet cooling)
    Thermochill PA120.3 (Tripple 120mm) Radiator
    SilenX 120mm - 14dBA - 72CFM iXtrema Pro Blue LED Fan x3 (for Radiator)
    Alphacool Laing DDC-Pump 12V Ultra
    Typhoon Single 5.25" Blue UV Reactive Bay Reservoir
    Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Control
    SilenX 120mm - 14dBA - 72CFM iXtrema Pro Red LED Fan x2 (Upper Front HDD intake cage, Rear Upper Exhaust)
    >I did plan to have an additional front fan to cool the bottom HDD rack, but space was very tight with the rad in the bottom section so I couldn't accomodate one unless I cut out a 120mm blowhole in the front of my case, not willing to do that just yet. I've been told that the hdd's should be cooled from the Rad fans bringing air up which will dissipate through the empty fan cavity.


    I'm so glad that I didn't go with dual loop in the end, I wouldn't have had the room for a second loop, heh.

    Pics:







    Overclocked the Core to a stable 3.28GHz

    I performed a Stress test overnight with the following results:
    IDLE Temps: 30C/29C
    Orthos Stress Test
    14 Hours, 10 Minutes: 51C - 54C LOAD (Both Cores)
    >Temps recorded via Core Temp.

    Haven't had a chance to Overclock the GTX yet, not sure I will mind. Current Idle Temp for that is 40C, I'll do a 3DMark test on the rig later on today and post results and LOAD Temps too.

    I'm still pondering weather or not to mod my side panel and install a window to show off all the bits or weather to just close it all up the cut down on the noise generated from the Galaxy psu.

    Wacha all think?
    Last edited by Thor; 23-03-2007 at 04:27 PM. Reason: Doh!

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    I'm thinking not bad temps, but more importantly - damn, water cooling makes tidy cabling hard it seems!
    "If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room!"
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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    I'm thinking not bad temps, but more importantly - damn, water cooling makes tidy cabling hard it seems!
    As tidy as I can make it tbh, the Masterkleer PVC Tubing takes up less space than normal 1/2" ID tubing which helped a bit, if I had used smaller ID tubing & fittings then It would have given me more space obviously but 1/2" ID is the only way to go imho. Much tidier than how it was with my old setup:


    Thanks Biscuit.

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    thats a MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    mahoosive.....!!!!!!!!

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    Nice spec's

    Nice to see that some people have cables how I used to have them before I found the time to tidy them and use fishing line to bind serial ATA cables together to make them even more tidier.

    Cable tidying is an art in itself and it does not come overnight. I've been building for the good part of what 16 years now and I only a few years ago took time out to ensure cables are need and tidy and thats was only because my case came with a big side panel with a huge window.

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    i got some cable ties to bunch things up then cable tied them to the inside of the case out of the way. My case is only small though

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    if you shift the sata power connections up the cabling abit, the area around the hard drives should clear up noticably.

    Awesome setup though dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Nice spec's

    Nice to see that some people have cables how I used to have them before I found the time to tidy them and use fishing line to bind serial ATA cables together to make them even more tidier.

    Cable tidying is an art in itself and it does not come overnight. I've been building for the good part of what 16 years now and I only a few years ago took time out to ensure cables are need and tidy and thats was only because my case came with a big side panel with a huge window.
    I imagine if I used longer cables then I could make things neater, not one of my major concerns atm though, maybe I'll order some with my next purchase from Scan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    if you shift the sata power connections up the cabling abit, the area around the hard drives should clear up noticably.

    Awesome setup though dude
    Thanks. Now are you talking about the Lower HDD rack or the Upper HDD cage?
    Currently using 100cm SATA cables to get to the lower HDD's and to the best of my knowledge you can't get any bigger ones than that, well, Scan don't seem to have any longer ones anyway. I actually think the bottom HDD rack is quite tidy, cable wise, it's not immaculate I'll give you that.

    I'm not sure how I could shift the SATA power connections of the lower HDD's as all 3 connectors are going to the 3 upper hdd's, the lower drive is powered by an IDE power connector.

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    thats a bit of an animal

    but..

    at 3.4ghz mine only runs about 5 degrees higher idle and the same under load in orthos on air

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    thats a bit of an animal

    but..

    at 3.4ghz mine only runs about 5 degrees higher idle and the same under load in orthos on air
    Show me cpuz settings plz.

    Also, My PSU came with 2 types of ATX additional motherboard power connections, a twin 12V (2x 4pin connections) cable and a single 24V? (8pin connection) cable. The mobo has the connection socket for both, either the 12 pin or 24pin, which one should I be using? Currently using one of the 12V (4pin) connections. TIA, James.

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    you know how the sata power cables daisy chain along the same line?
    ========||========||========||========||
    that could be too long so you get the bunching of the cables.
    Use a flat-edge screwdriver to prise the connecter apart and move up:
    ================||====||====||====||
    that way, the sata connections go straight upwards into the next one, rather than having a bunching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    you know how the sata power cables daisy chain along the same line?
    ========||========||========||========||
    that could be too long so you get the bunching of the cables.
    Use a flat-edge screwdriver to prise the connecter apart and move up:
    ================||====||====||====||
    that way, the sata connections go straight upwards into the next one, rather than having a bunching
    Ah, I think I get you. Will have a go at that 2moro, thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Show me cpuz settings plz.

    Also, My PSU came with 2 types of ATX additional motherboard power connections, a twin 12V (2x 4pin connections) cable and a single 24V? (8pin connection) cable. The mobo has the connection socket for both, either the 12 pin or 24pin, which one should I be using? Currently using one of the 12V (4pin) connections. TIA, James.


    there u go..I told a lie..i forgot i dropped the clock a little when I've been playing. But there it is.

    35 and 36 Idle

    49 and 52 Load

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