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StinkyPete

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First post here, but it was my daily reading of this and a few other forums that made this a project a success. I want to say thanks to this community for all the great posts here. Any time I had a question, a quick search showed that not only had someone already asked it, someone else had already answered him/her too! Just wanted to show off what I made with all your input!

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More pics & info on a little site I wipped up here

Again Thanks,
--Pete
 
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StinkyPete

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NiTrO bOiE said:
Nice case. How much total did you spend? Also what block/rad/pump are you using?
Thanks! I've got the specs on the little site I made, but here is the water cooling stuff:
CPU: TC-4 Rev 2 Poly Topped Waterblock
Chipset: Danger Den Z-Chip Chipset Waterblock
GPU: Danger Den Geforce4 and Radeon 9000/9700/9800 Pro Waterblock
Black Ice X2 PC Radiator
Bay-Res Reservoir
Eheim 1250 300GPh pump

The rest of the specs show why I'm over $2500 for this rig! I've bought the best stuff for this baby, she runs as good as she looks! :D

--Pete
 

Pits

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Very SHARP!

I’m with you on the "neat and tidy" part I hate messy cables.
I just got done doing the PSU sleeving mod also, your right about it being a lot of work but sure dose make it look nice.

It really is amazing what a great resource these forums are. You can build a pretty pimpin rig with out ever having to ask a new question.
 

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Wow, thats amazing work youve got there, i'm quite interested in your cable management, i'm going to do the same, rewire and resolder every single cable on my psu to just the right length once i get my new case.
 

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Thats a cool pc.

I love the see thru thing. Although I wouldnt want a see thru case personally, as it would get all dirty and dusty inside, and look unclean :)

Ur pc has nice specs, wicked job.

BTW, if that shelf you put your pc on breaks by accident because ur 5yr old accidentally leans on it, DOH

have you thought about that?
 
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StinkyPete

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Thanks for the props guys! It was a LOT of work, nice to hear praise for it! :D

Currently, at the A7N8X's max 1.85V vcore and a ~700MHz overclock, I'm getting 31C for CPU and 22C on the motherboard. I'm not sure if I can check temps on the northbridge & 9800 or not, but I'm running like 435MHz core (I'll double check that when I get home....) and 415MHz RAM. Probally could go higher on both CPU and Video, but I'm still installing a lot of software...

That shelf is stronger than the whole hutch! :p It has two HUGE brackets I got from Home Depot... That hutch is going over before the shelf is... My daughter knows not to touch, but that's for fingerprints... :D I wanted to display it a little better, AND I hoped keeping it off the floor would mean a little less dust build up, so I added the shelf. It's plenty strong... Weather keeping it off the ground helps the dust or not, I WILL take the time to keep it clean (do they sell the canned air by the case???) It shouldn't be hard to see when it's time for a cleaning! :p

I thought about a Prom or a VapoChill, but I wanted a big window (well, I started out looking for cases with big windows... went a little overboard!) AND I wanted to cool the NB & GPU..... But I DID think about it when I started adding up the parts for this project... Not ready to go quite THAT far with the cooling just yet!

I'm really happy with the sleeving mod. I've always been a little anal about cable management, but cutting & soldering ALL the wires was a real evening killer! Without a doubt THAT was the longest part of building this rig; except for maybe all the research I did here & at other forums. But the "research" is almost as fun as actually building, right? "Sometimes wanting a thing can be more pleasing than actually having a thing". Spock 1968

Again thanks for all the kind words guys, nice to hear! At least you guys know what you're looking at! My neighbors think it's cool and all, but have no real idea how much work it was or how fast it really is. Your praise is worth more! Just wish you could all come over & see it in the flesh... But the wife probally wouldn't like 500 guys trapsing through the family room! :burn:

Later,
--Pete
 

therudyq3

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BTW

By the way Pete, what are you using this system for? I mean you put all that money into this system right? you ain't just surfing th net or downloading porn are ya? LOL :D :D ;) :cool:
 

start

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Now you need to paint your monitor with glowing paing :D

Does the 2003 Nature test run smoothly?
 
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StinkyPete

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Re: BTW

therudyq3 said:
By the way Pete, what are you using this system for? I mean you put all that money into this system right? you ain't just surfing th net or downloading porn are ya? LOL
NO, I'm surfing the net AND downloading porn!! :D

It's a gaming maching first, surfing (& porn) second, and I sometimes work from home (software development). I'll tell ya, it compiles code at breakneck speeds!!! :burn:

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Does the 2003 Nature test run smoothly?

Smooth as a baby's bottom! OR, my head right after I shave!

--Pete
 

start

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Wow smooth nature 2003 test :D

Now how about a see thru monitor :D

That would be the perfect addition to the system :D

Actually that wouldnt be that hard would it? The plastic case comes off easily, and could be replaced with perspex :D

How badly would that rule hehe. You could put those cathode tube things in the sides :O