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    Socket 2011 ??? Where have the CPU's gone?

    I still only see two processor options for socket 2011. And of course the I7-3930K has been out of stock for weeks now, go figure right. So I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on when Intel plans on releasing some more socket 2011 CPU options? I have been so busy, I haven't had the time...
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    Oh So Uncertain....

    Maybe a few can chime in on my dilemma. I have done plenty of custom mods for PC. I also own a newer Mac Book Pro. I am into Photoshop and Video Editing just as much as gaming. Where my problem lies is, do I buy the i7 27" iMac, which will limit my pc gaming options. Or do I just build a...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    Well think I figured out how to light the square rod at the ends without interfering with the bolts that will hold the face and rear of the case on. Basically what I had to do, we drill a hole in the end just wide enough to except the whole led. Then I made the depth deep enough for the LED...
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    Post your workstations 2011

    Well here is my work in progress man cave / workstation / get away from the woman place:) Just moved everything last week, consolidated 2 rooms, and moved into a bigger room. But you can see the modding station :D and the desktop area and then some of the other goodies if you can spot them...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    Gonna make an acrylic ATX tray and secure it either by metric screws, or cut notches out of the frame so it slides in and out. Building the frame right now, so I can mock some stuff up. So when I get to the mobo tray I will decide. Yeah the cylinders are 60mm OD by 200mm Koolance reservoirs...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    The fans on the rads will be exhaust, one 120 on the front for intake, and then vents in the rear of the case and probably a 120 fan for intake in the rear.And I must adfmit I liked this design myself. Its funny how the design started out as a tower scratch build and now evolved into a cube with...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    yeah its gonna be water cooled, from the photos you can barely see the two monster SR-1 360 rads. I am also running to PMP-450 pumps and base reservoir combo from Koolance, they will be in series. As I don't want two separate water circuits. But I am going to have a rad inline between the CPU...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    Thanks, I am eager to start. Just feel there is just a few design elements missing. I just feel I need to add a little more, the design is almost at the edge, just need a few more details to send it over the edge. It still just looks like a PC cube, if you know what I mean. Edit: Photo design...
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    Some Thoughts and Feedback on New Design

    Its not a finished design, still working it all out. I have been through a few different models. And this one I am going to show you today, is so far, my favorite. Now this will be a scratch build using varies different materials. But for the most part its gonna be a lot of acrylic sheet, rod...
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    Looking For Case Design Feedback...

    I am still trying to figure out a way to do this, any ideas let me know. I was thinking I could install a few HDD docking stations just under the cover of the case, so that I could easily slide bare drives in a slot throught the case and into the docking station. Something like 2 of these...
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    120mm WC fan choice?

    Thats what I was shooting for was low noise, doesn't have to be completely silent but quiet, since I plan on using the SR-1 rads, I want to find the sweet spot for cooling performance versus decibels. And I can paint and even install my own LED's if necessary. I will check out the others...
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    Koolance COV-RP400 Pump and Res Combination ?

    Well I would think you could install it horizontal if you attach a tube and fill port to the top of the res like I did. But with an 800D case why would you? Just get a nice long 200mm res for it, and you can mount it vertically and either mount it right to the top of the case so you can fill it...
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    120mm WC fan choice?

    So getting ready to finish up the design for my next build, which is going to be a scratch build. But I am putting in two Black Ice SR-1 360 radiators, and looks like I am down to two fans. 1. Enermax Magma Twister 120mm $16.95 2. Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm $10.99 3. Spire 120mm...
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    Koolance COV-RP400 Pump and Res Combination ?

    I did purchase the Koolance PMP 450, Koolance COV-RP450 with a 60mm ODx80mm Res. Man what an awesome product it was so easy to install, reduce tubing clutter, made it ever so easy to fill the system and looks simply amazing. Feel free to check out my project log here Started designing my next...
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    Looking For Case Design Feedback...

    I see what you mean now.... It could be done. Not sure what if any this design could offer to the build, but I am gonna look into it. I was gonna run a raid 5 withh HDD's and then run two SSD's one for OS and the other for certain games and applications. I orginally wanted to set the HDD's in...
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    Looking For Case Design Feedback...

    What like hot swappable HDD's, but inside external cases that would slide out? Interesting.... Give me some more details Danny, maybe its something I can incorporate into this build.
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    Desktop versus Workstation GPU's?

    So basically wait before I get real serious with 3D CGI applications before I invest in a workstation GPU. Thanks for all the feedback guys.
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    Desktop versus Workstation GPU's?

    Ok someone school me in the difference between the typical workstation video card and a typical desktop video card? I am designing my next custom build, and since I am thinking about getting into 3D CGI and rendering along with the video games I play. I was wondering if using a workstation card...
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    Looking For Case Design Feedback...

    So now that "Blue Rising" is finished. Its on to my next project. This new build still in the design phase, will be a scratch build. I am going to build the frame and panels, a few other scratch custom parts. At this time its going to be a cube style case. I am aiming for some really nice...
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    Sorry about the update delay. Got so busy trying to get the project done before my son went back to Georgia, and the girlfriend moved in right after that. But here are the finished project pictures. I wish I had another week or two to finish it, it would have been perfect... Side panel off...
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    Project: Little BIGFooT

    How about mounting the rads into a custom fabricated radiator housing. You seem like your into ocing so off board cooling rads might be better for you. That way you can make easy changes, fills, water changes, etc. If not.... How about mounting the quads on there sides, but make sure the left...
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    Not sure about burning the acrylic with the heater, I would think if you left it on for an hour maybe it might, also depends on the thickness of the sheet also. I wouldn't walk away from it thats for sure. Always stay on the cautious side.... Cause that heater does get pretty hot and make sure...
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    First you need a strip heater like this there are a few different kind out there, but the one I have is a nice cheap heater cost me $50.00. Make sure you have plenty of clamps around, and some nice flat straight boards or metal. Basically I laid my strip heater flat on the work surface...
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    Well the goodies came today as you can see by the pictures. I also fabricated an acrylic panel for inside the case. This panel will act as a chase for hiding all the wiring. Cable management is going to be important in this project. I want it all to be hidden and ran neatly. Well here is a few...
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    Water Cooling an 800D

    Listen, don't be afraid to go water cooling, if thats what you mean. If you want the best possible set-up for overclocking then there is no substitute, well there is if you have a $1000.00 and wanna do phase change.Case wise, go with whatever you think is good, they all have advantages, and they...
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    Need Advice! How To:

    Ok, so I am building a PC for my son, who lives in Georgia a 1000 miles away from me (here is the worklog). I need some type of software or programs that I can use to access his PC remotely in case there is a problem, or to run back ups, etc. Also is there anything software wise to make it...
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    Well just a little update, picked up some more supplies yesterday at the Acrylic store. Still waiting for the hardware from Newegg should be here tomorrow, then I can get to work on the wiring. Had to pick up a drill, my cordless wasnt cutting it for all this drilling work. So picked up a nice...
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    Water Cooling an 800D

    Well don't go by fan RPM, use there dBa rating. For example I use Aerocool Shark fans, because I get 80 CFM out of a 25 dBa fan, which is really good, and there is others out there like that. And when you use fans on radiators the pressure the push or pull is most important. Typically if you use...
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    Water Cooling an 800D

    Well yes you can run one loop. You dont need to worry about wc'ing the ram or mobo tho. And if you get a koolance pmp 450 pup reservoir combo you can even clean up the tubing more then the picture above. With that pump setup all you have is a tube running to the cpu, the gpu, rad and pump, its a...
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    1925 - An Art Deco Adventure

    This is gonna be a good one....
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    Status: Mocking Up Parts. So today finished up a little work on the build. Got the radiator cut in, the front intake fans cut in, handles installed, and installed Koolance pump/reservoir combo. This is what we started with... Cut out radiator holes bottom of case Cut in one front...
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    Spending My Year-End Bonus: HD6870CF, GTX480 Lightning, GTX580, or HD5970?

    I dont see 470 SLI in there. Thats probably the way I am going. for the price of one 580 your getting killer power in two cards. The 470 can be had for $239.00 right now and in SLI blows away a pretty much any single card out there except the 5970 its almost tied. and your right at the same cost...
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    800d Build Finished - Thoughts Needed

    You just have to sense it juggle it make sure its on pretty tight, but do so with caution, so you dont damage board or chip. But the last build I had done, the GPU was running hot, and i found the block wasn't set correctly so removing it and resetting it cured the problem. If your rad is set...
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    800d Build Finished - Thoughts Needed

    Im wondering if your CPU block doesnt have good contact with the chip? Try removing the block check your thermal paste, correct if need be, reinstall, re test? After that bump up your fan power for the rads, if you dont wanna spend the money on new powerfull fans, grab 4 cheap ones if you...
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    Need some advice on a custom monitor housing.

    Put it behind disappearing mirror inside a frame. When the monitor comes on you can see it, when it goes off all you see is mirror :D
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    Project "Blue Rising" A Fathers Art and Work for His Son

    I decided to do a complete system mod for my 13 year old son who lives in Georgia. I could have just threw some old system together or bought an alienware or other pre-made system for him. But I wanted something special for him, I wanted something built by my hands and my ideas. Something he...
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    Mounted waterblock to my GTX470 - can i boot with no water?

    i wouldnt do that.... chances are they could be damaged. Just fill the loop...problem after you fill just unscrew the block
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    best card for 3 monitor setup?....

    Well OP said money really didnt matter, if you dont feel like buying 2 nVidia cards get an ATI 5970 will handle anything you throw at it, will do 1 monitor, 2 monitors and even 3 monitor eyefinity at high res. Or if you prefer nVidia go with 2 GTX 480's. Then pick up 3 monitors and your set. If...
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    For 30" monitors, watercool just GPU?

    Well anything more then 60 FPS on a 60Hz monitor is a waste, ie 120mhz lcd 120 fps max. So if thats what you mean by posting 30" monitor then we need to know the refresh rate on the monitor. IMO... if you wanna cool a GPU why not the CPU, its not much more. And IMO WC extends the life of your...
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    EK-FB KIT GA X58A (UD9) Waterblock

    I wouldnt do that, chances are you will burn something out. You really don't even need to water cool the bridges on the x58 boards unless you plan on doing some extreme overclocking. Give us some system specs and we can make recommendations on WC system. Also whats your budget?
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