Discussion in 'Cases, Modding and Gallery' started by teraformer, Apr 11, 2008.
I"ll not be upgrading for a loooong time, This rebuild as cost me a loota dosh!
Here"s a pic.
Looking good, yeah ultrasharps are never cheap
very very nice screen but not sure on the desktop background lol I'm picking on little detail sorry.
btw how many fans you got on case??? that thing must be a dust collector lol and what is the case called?
Hi Pimp, There"s 8x 120mm + 4x 80mm fans.
there all on speed control and set to slowest setting, The only very slight sound comes from the swiftech pump which is a very slight hum .
With fan speed at 1100 rpm im not to concerned about dust collection. And with dual double bypass rads my temps are = CPU 24C MOBO 35C
8800GTX"s 47C top card 51C bottom card
Oh Yea, Case is Mountain mods duality 18" cube case that supports two motherboards, But i just have one installed
wow very nice I'm impressed, how much it cost you?
and what you got inside it?
Case = 269.00 Rest of gear transfered from silverstone tj09 case.
What"s in it is in my sig.
Sigs were disabled for low posting members due to website whoring just an FYI - i.e. we cant see it
as discussed here:
yeah i thought why i couldn't see your sig . o well you just have to wait
Here it is then
cpu= Intel qx6850 Quad core extreme edition.
Mobo= Asus P5n32-E sli.
Memory= 4G/B Corsair 8500.
Graphics= 2x 8800gtx"s.
PSU= Silverstone 750 watt modular.
HD/Drives 2x W/Digital 250G/B in raid "0" + 500G/B W/Digital backup drive.
2x Zalman pro fan controllers (control over 12 fans)
Swiftech water cooling= CPU, Graphics via 2x double passthrough triple rads.
(Only negative is that north bridge is not water cooled as yet)
dinovo wireless keyboard
logitech g5 mouse
30" Dell tft
Altec lancing 5.1.sound ( to onboard sound)
10meg virgin broadband
That"s about it
Might as well throw it in = 3D mark 06 =16926
cpu multiplier up from 9 to 10 taking me from 3.0Ghz to 3.3Ghz. Will be downloading riva tuner so i can ramp up my vid cards. Hoping to reach close to 18000 marks
wow very impressive
can that 750W PSU really handle 8800GTX in SLi plus everything and all those fans??? :doh:
Also how is your gaming on that 30" monitor, i mean can the two 8800GTX handle that resolution of 2560x1600 with high graphic settings in games????
no probs with psu for power.
I play COD 4 @ 2560x1600 all at highest settings and it"s
awsome! played bioshock through maxed out- same!
Played crisis and i"ll have to admit it did pull my system right down to 17 f/p/s with fraps so was unplayable at 2560x1600
but that was on my pevious cpu, A dual core(can"t remember what it was now) Perhaps i"ll do a fresh set of benches when iv"e overclocked graphics cards.
But yea can play all games at highest res, Apart from games that are limited to lower res.
yeah well Crysis is badly written so it will eat your system up
I haven"t played crysis since cod4 has been out!
Even thought about givin it to a mate, As you say
it looks like another case of pushing a game out fast, so cutting corners on coding to get there money back sooner.
I exspect there"s been a shed load of patches since the release date to resolve problems that should have been sorted before going gold:dry:
While im here. Thinking about having a second psu around 300watts just to run Watercooling and fans. It"ll take a bit of pressure of my main supply, Although it"s copping o.k.
It may start to groan a little when i start O/clocking.
Just an excuse to do something to mi p.c. really :x:
Yeah well don't over do things, something might go wrong
BTW i noticed you got a Swiftech x2 radiator, just wondering how well it performs? because I'm thinking of getting a Q9450 and then water cooling it with perhaps a Swiftech radiator but with triple fans. I heard that Thermochill are the best at rads but they too expensive, so what you think of the Swiftech?
Yea, I bought 2 thermochill PA120.3 rads. Think they where 56.00 each. I got them because there double bypass for top performance.
I think it"s a forgone conclusion that swiftech water cooling components are top class only rivaled by dangerden. My loop= pump = rad1 = cpu = rad2 = 8800gtx"s = resavoir = back to pump.
p.c. been on all day. just checked cpu 19c mobo 33c
top 8800gtx 41c bottom 8800gtx 45c.
8800"s checked with riva tuner for temps.
These temps beat all other water cooling i have had in the past by a good margin ( chilli-chips ans asustech)
I really need to get that northbridge block and mossfet block"s to get mobo temps down more :dry:
Very nice temps, so i guess i might get my self a swiftech rad and see how it goes. what cpu cooler you recommend?
I use the swiftech Apogee gt block. Just to say swiftech and danger den blocks are optimized for high flow systems useing 1/2" i/d tubing hence a higher flow rate producing better cooling (you probably know this but just in case)
Some small water cooling kits use 1/4" tubing, Allright for your first atempt at w/cooling. One thing to mention is that the 1/2" barbs have a rubber "0" ring to make the barb water tight, There can be a problem here as your not supposed to overtighten the barb to the "0" ring. Because the tubing is so strong, When you move it around to fit onto all barbs your useing it can loosen the barbs. I would deffo recommend useing some PTF tape to get a good tight sealand of course allways check there are no leaks by powering up your PSU via the green and black wires so theres no power to your onboard components
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