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Akimbo, that thing must weigh half a hippo. Giant CPU cooler, more drives than my IQ rating.

Very neat work there. Very, very well done.

 

may as well chuck mine up

 

quick spec, nothing amazing, runs arma for me, thats all I need it to do

 

3930k @ 5.4ghz

corsair dom gt 2133mhz 16gb

2x force gt 120gb raid 0

gtx580 DCUII

Mate, the robot from Lost in Space had a brain about that big, but no where near as impressive.

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my rig atm.

More drives than Michael Shumacher!

 

You should name it "Byte Terror".

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my rig atm.

But how many are dedicated to porn?(surely at least the bottom 6...hehe) No seriously...what type of drives are they size wise? Very impressive!! Edited by Shyne

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one array @11tb raid6 seagate drives and a single seagate 1.5tb i have 3 sata slots and 3 spaces for hard drives in my 4in3 in the front so next on my list is 3 3tb toshiba drives from pccg.

its bloody heavy and yes it lans once a month.

my last case was a mess so i thought i would put in half an effort, these fractals are heavy but are so good to work with.

only maybe 20gig of porn (redtube FTW)

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one array @11tb raid6 seagate drives and a single seagate 1.5tb i have 3 sata slots and 3 spaces for hard drives in my 4in3 in the front so next on my list is 3 3tb toshiba drives from pccg.

its bloody heavy and yes it lans once a month.

my last case was a mess so i thought i would put in half an effort, these fractals are heavy but are so good to work with.

only maybe 20gig of porn (redtube FTW)

people still download porn these days of huge GB download plans?

 

why download when you can stream it in HD, for free i might add, and leave no evidence behind for the other half to find?

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Here is a quick one of my machine after cleaning my WC gear again and setting up a new loop with an extra rad. Just a quick pic I took during my testing process, no leaks and temps are about 50-55C at 4.6GHz under heavy load now which I'm happy with. I haven't done any cable management yet, not a single cable tie.. so there is still some work to be done when i can be bothered.

 

Yes, this was taken with a potato.

 

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Looks like I'll have a partial new rig to post up here soon. I'm in Barcelona atm and I've been using my main rig as a VPN server while i'm here, anyhow it went offline last night, so i rang my brother in law to go and check if the power went out. I got a phone call back that the PC case was full of water. To cut a long story short the motherboard and GPU are dead. Otherwise the rest is saved thank god, even the PSU which is mounted on the bottom of the 800D. I can't quite understand how my loop leaked, but ah well. It was a fun project.

 

I'm currently in a smaller room now and the 800D is way too big for where i have it, so i ordered in a smaller Carbide 400R (still big, but will fit under the desk) on sale for $80 and the following replacement parts: MSI Z77A-GD65, EVGA GTX 670 and a Corsair H100i all of which were on sale.

 

I'll just give away the loop and the 800D to someone who wants it at school or just drive it up to the tip. A pity really because it was a damn fine rig. But i must admit the maintenance of the water cooling loop was starting to shit me a little. So i suppose it was a good reason to get rid of it.

 

Thankfully it happened right before the xmas sales!

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I got rid of my WCing coz I cbf with the upkeep of it as well, best decision I made this year, managed to sell my 480s and my WCing gear for $475, which was enough to buy a h80 and a 7950.

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Man that looks cool poison. And smakme, that sucks :-/. That is what has always driven me away from water; the constant maintenance required and the possibility for leaks. But yeah, glad that as few as possible parts went, and can't wait to see pics of this rebuilt PC :-)

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I got rid of my WCing coz I cbf with the upkeep of it as well, best decision I made this year, managed to sell my 480s and my WCing gear for $475, which was enough to buy a h80 and a 7950.

Ah nice chunk of change there and some n ice components for the cash :)

 

It was nice as long as everything worked and i didn't have to fiddle, but as soon as i had to move a component connected to the loop everything that should have taken 5 minutes took 2 hours. Kind of the same problem with the 800D, Great to work in, but if i had to move it it was a major PITA. So heavy and bulky - it was a chore. It will be nice to have a lighter and slightly smaller case and just some normal components - essentially maintenance free. Enthusiast watercooling was fun though, certainly worth the money wasted on it :P.

 

Man that looks cool poison. And smakme, that sucks :-/. That is what has always driven me away from water; the constant maintenance required and the possibility for leaks. But yeah, glad that as few as possible parts went, and can't wait to see pics of this rebuilt PC :-)

Yea it's a shame, but these things happen. It should look pretty neat i guess. Nothing special, it will be very standard compared to the previous one :). Edited by smakme7757

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I will be asking you both how the closed loop coolers go, as I'm looking to replace my CM 212+, and one of those is an option. It is enough for my stock X6 1090T, but is no good when overclocking it really. That cooler would then go in my spare PC, which means I can then have fun with the E8400 or E5200 (haven't decided yet) that will be going in it

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My h80 is keeping my i5 2500k below 60c in 20+c ambient, I've been very happy with it actually, thought I was going to see a huge dif in temps with both the 7950 being on air and the cpu being on a small closed loop, but its great, the card is nice and cool and the h80 keeps my chip nice and cool, win/win.

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As promised a bazillion times before, here are a few pictures of my PC(s) over the last year or so. This is how my main desktop was at Christmas 2011

 

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That was my then new Fractal Design Arc Midi, which replaced my CM Storm Scout as my main PC's case. Between then and now, I bought Hulk's old Phenom II X6 and Gigabyte 890FX motherboard for it, and mated that with a brand new 8GB G.Skill DDR3 kit. The DVD burner partially failed (wouldn't burn, only read) a few months later, so I grabbed one from an Atom machine I was given at uni. A fan controller was added around the middle of the year. The next thing to change was the storage. I bought an Intel 520 120GB SSD for it, and removed the noisy Samsung F1 1TB, so my older WD Black 640GB stayed in there as the only "storage" device in the system. The 1TB drive is now in an external case, which as you can see in the below picture, and is sitting on some tissues to stop is making so much noise :-P. Not a lot happened after that, until I bought a PCIe USB 3.0 card, so I could use my front

 

The next change occurred when Ploddy offered me his HD 5870, to upgrade my aging GTX 275. After the SSD, this has been the best upgrade for me, as it was an upgrade to the GTX 275 in every regard. Thanks again for that Ploddy :-). Soon after that I bought a 500GB WD Blue hard drive, but this seemed to hate my PC, so it sat on my desk for a few months. Eventually I fixed that issue (just before Christmas) by forcing it to use SATA2 via jumper on the drive, and at the same time bought a Seagate 7200.14 1TB. I now have that 1TB drive setup as my programs drive, with the 500GB being for music, videos, documents and other files. The 640GB drive was removed, and found its way into my spare PC

 

The last thing to change was the CPU cooler and rear case fan. I bought a Corsair 140mm fan to see how they were, and am reasonably happy with it. In the future I will possibly replace the stock fans with these. The CPU cooler was bought off Hulk for virtually nothing, and I used the fan ReapermanRS had given me off his CM 212 Evo cooler. It is a lot quieter than my old cooling setup, and temps under load have dropped a fair bit. I may now be able to do some serious overclocking with this X6 :-). After all that, here is my PC as it was (minus side panel) just before it was boxed up

 

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I'll take/add a few more pictures either today, or over the next few days of my other PC's and projects

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@ Nobody813 - Good case, same as i got for me VM server. Nice looking rigs as well :).

 

Here is my rebuild after the water cooling accident. Slight problem with the new motherboard though, the on board sound doesn't work. I'm using my Xonar DX which is perfectly fine, but it bothers me that the onboard audio isn't working. It's such a PITA to send it back and have more down time just for that. I think i might just forget about it, but the on board ALC898 is a pretty decent chip.

 

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