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Old 01-15-2007, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, thanks all for your great posts that are (mostly ) informative. I salvaged some of the parts from my old rig, ordered the rest from Newegg and Zipzoomfly. So far I have not OCed, but that will come soon.

Preliminary tests:
SuperPi 1M test: 21.969s
3DMark05:
13605 for 3DMarks
8206 for CPUMarks

Idle Temps:
CPU 32-34C with Zalman CNPS9500
GPU 54-56C Stock

Some pics from when I was building (I cleaned up the wires some):
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...s/DSC00882.jpg
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work.

Really similar to this build.
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Love that case man, just wait till you water cool it :-P
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Your zalman 9500 is backwards


Turn it around
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Your zalman 9500 is backwards


Turn it around

Awww Gawd!!! You are right!!! In my giddiness I mounted it backwards. I'll mount it correctly tomorrow. Hmmm... I wonder what my temps will be when it's correct?

@aspire.comptech:
Not sure if I will water cool, the setup is pretty quiet with 4 120mm fans and the 92mm on the Zalman. The case is much taller than my previous case which lends for greater room and better airflow (when the fans are oriented correctly ). Right now the case feels cool to the touch and speed fan says 26C case and CPU is 32 Idle, but that may go lower tomorrow.

@TriEclipse:
That setup is similar to mine. I'll have to see what OCing is like.


Ah well off to bowling. Thanks all!
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Next step is to place a UV neon bar somewhere in your case so your PSU wires glow. I have that psu too, by the way, the 450W version.

Nice build and nice looks, first time I see that case. Front is not my favourite but the layout is pretty cool!
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Awww Gawd!!! You are right!!! In my giddiness I mounted it backwards. I'll mount it correctly tomorrow. Hmmm... I wonder what my temps will be when it's correct?
lol, I did the same thing bro.


Probably a little bit better.

Those thermaltake thunderblades pull alot of air.
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Well, my aurora is water cooled so

anyways, you'll note the rubber grommets in the back for mounting an external radiator. Nifty lil feature.

They do indeed push a lot of air, they'll cut you real bad though if you happen to knock you knuckles into em. I got the scars to prove it too!
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I have that same PSU....watch those stiff cables, they can stress the connections esp the main 24 on the mboard...try to keep them from severe angles...

Looks good.
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