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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    @ Robert: I was considering using the AX1200, seeing as I've had it lying in my closet for more than a year already... But, I probably will end up using a Seasonic 860 Platinum - let's see...so more monies, eish... Have a look in my very first post, it mentions the watercooling components...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    From the back, it looks like this - please note screws will be shortened , this is just test fitting :) a shot from above, showing around 1mm clearance between the motherboard tray and PSU - I have not modified the side of the case to fit the PSU, it has 1mm clearance on the fan-side...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    Thanx for comments, and looking, as always, appreciative! Just a few progress pics, this is coming together nicely, amazing how much one can achieve in a couple of hours here and there :) For some reason, I quite luv these two shots..... and anyway, been having a go at...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    From the dxf above to this......came pretty nice, 3mm thick, should be the final version.... A Few pics of the plate being fitted.... Here you can see how the whole shebang was moved a couple cm's towards the PSU side, to make way for the GFX watercooling...not so much in the...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    A Small update: Jeesh, I luv the postie, just dropped of my last bit of hardware, the second Aquaero WB for the 680, as well as the pretty decent SLI bridge to join the 2 blocks. Also, the backplate in the earlier photos was only a prototype, alowing me to finetune a few settings, before...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    Here is a shot from the bottom, with the rail being secured by 3x 3mm screws- both the bottom and vertical motherboard retention rails have been drilled and tapped for 3mm screws, makes life easy should you want to do future work/mods. I hate poprivets with a passion! and, a...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    We cannot have the motherboard tray dangle loose inside the case, so I fabbed a few brackets for it, which provide a very sturdy anchor - Adamski over at Overclock.net might want to do something similar. upon closer inspection, I need to trim the vertical one down, even though it would...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    Of course, for what I am planning, nothing on the inside will remain, it will be totally custom - so out with it! All handled by my trusty old Makita 18V cordless... Usually with my build logs, I would do a step-by-step of the process, from measurements to final product, but...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    The Prodigy being a mini-ITX case, could have complicated matters, but, due to the rather volumous capacity of it, being similar in volume to many micro-ATX cases, I thought it might be pretty simple to convert it for MATX use. edit: For the Boyz over at Bitfenix - this ain't red, it's a mix...
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    iDuplex - Prodigy on the Rampage

    As some of you may remember, a while ago I started a project worklog, named iProdigy. This was going to serve as a small, yet powerful gaming/everyday monster for my iWife :) Well, the system is doing really well, I gave it a few weeks burn-in on the online racing simulator, iRacing, where...
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    BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case

    Thanx Mate. Appreciate your feedback, but really after a full alu version of this case :)
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    BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case

    No worries, thought it might be something to that effect. But, I see you skillfully avoided the question about the aluminium version :rofl: On a serious note though, any chance for an alu version in future? Would be the ultimate LAN/Mod box. What about a limited run of 50 only, with a...
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    BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case

    Ahemm...now if you can take the suggestions I have made in the OCAU forum, where I have my project log, you can make it even better - it's not bad at all as a starting-base, but you have the opportunity to elevate it to the next level. Now tell me, when can we order a full aluminium version...
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    BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case

    There's no such thing as MiniATX. It should be Micro-ATX. [/pedantic mode off]
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    temp variation

    Nothing, why should something be wrong? Not trolling, but really, why do people always think all the cores should read exactly the same under load, as well as idle? I mean ffs, would you go and do 60 remounts just for the sake of a few deg C? IRL, there will be zero extra headroom due to...
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    What are you guys using to control your pumps and fans

    And your car is probably still a carburetted version as opposed to FI :p
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    BitFenix Prodigy

    Yep, they are available in some Countries. I picked the white one up at PcCaseGear in Melbourne, Australia yesterday, $99 AUD. Pretty decent case, I will start a mini-log tomorrow, as this needs to be done end of the weekend - it's the Wife's new machine, nice and watercooled. I will link...
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    Temperature Discrepancy

    What voltage are you pushing through the core? But anyway, 60 deg C fully loaded nothing to worry about.
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    What are you guys using to control your pumps and fans

    I am using the Mcubed bigNG in my NAS box, while my Blackbird project is sporting a Koolance TMS-200 with Daughterboard. Then, there is also the Aquaero 5. All of these will offer similar features, some with more modern GUI's, but at the end, I guess the better one might probably be the...
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    PSA: SG08 owners using closed loop systems take notice!

    Good heads-up, and not only applicable to the Sugo-series cases, the same rule will apply to almost all watercooled setups out there. Quite the proverbial standard, but, always nice to point out to those guys new to this hobby.
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    Mini ITX build with some questions..

    The 280mm rad should be fine with your card - please read my previous comment to get an idea what the modern rads are capable of.
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    Alcyon DX700 - where to get?

    Hello Gents, I have been drooling over this case for a while - do any of you know where I can get one in prisitne condition? I think they have been made obsolete, but I would luv to get one. Help/Feedback appreciated. ps: I have a colleague in Japan, who can help me with shipping it to...
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    Mini ITX build with some questions..

    Now am I the only one that's going to say yes, the 140mm will cool your CPU and GFX? If you compare a 140mm rad surface-area to that of a 240mm rad, it comes in at 68%. Now, if I cast a glance over to my Balckbird setup, and I see what I am running there on a single 240, well, I would like to go...
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    tiny sata connector?

    That is micro-sata, you typically find it in Lenovo small-form factor Laptops,like X60/X61 Tablets, for example... Like someone above has mentioned. All of the standard SATA Slimline Optical Drives make use of that as well, and you can easily get the cables of ebay....single connector...
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    BitFenix new Mini ITX Lan-Party Case

    This site here is HardOCP - if you cannot mod your own mesh front-panel, you're in trouble :p ps: For the record, I got the white one, and will mod my own mesh for the front. Thanx for this option, Bitfenix, much obliged.
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    Opening up a loop that has been sealed for 6 years

    Did I win anything :rofl: Thanx for the efforts, Mate, and pretty much as expected. Poofff, there goes the myths about cleaning your loops every 3 months, and another, that watercooling requires high maintenance. If done right, it is much more efficient, and requires very little 'internal'...
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    Opening up a loop that has been sealed for 6 years

    I wouldn't expect you to see much in the way of gunk, if anything at all. I would expect conductivity to have increased quite dramatically, but, as long as you keep it leak-free, no worries. I have been running loops for 3-5 year stints, with not much happening - it all depends on the mix...
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    OMG what did EK do?

    I guess I quite like it? But then again, I have not one artistic bone in my body.
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    Wow an H80 LOSES to a NH-D14

    Strictly speaking, you guys are comparing phase-change to water :rofl: Both solutions use air as the convective cooling-medium.....both have 'heat-exchangers', both have 'evaps' Soz to split ball-hairs.
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    what do you need a 1000+w psu for?

    mmm...must have been 2 or 3 years ago now we hit a high of 46+ :) -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_2009_southeastern_Australia_heat_wave But yeah, not that common, but even at 30-35 deg C, which is pretty common in Melbourne in summer, you would want a good PSU - btw, your Seasonic is in...
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    Silverstone SST-FT03-Mini (Mini-Itx)

    In a closed-loop system, such as these compact colling systems, with no reservoirs, and virtually no air (other than intrained air-molecules), you can mount it in any orientation you like. No problem. It's when you introduce reservoirs with air-space present, that you invite trouble. Cannot...
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    Asrock z77 itx is out

    Welcome, and a nice launching-pad :)
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    Asrock z77 itx is out

    I am pretty sure almost any 1155 block will fit on the board. I will be using the EK LT Lite....as to the case, I will mount this setup in a PC-Q08, will be the Wofe's gaming rig - probably with a 140mm rad. Not to similar to your setup, soz.
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    Asrock z77 itx is out

    Intel Sodacreek 310 mSata compatibility Hello Boyz, just thought I'd chime in and let you know the board runs very well with above mentioned Intel mSata SSD. The wife luvs it :)
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    Asrock z77 itx is out

    You fried your CPU - just a thought.
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    what do you need a 1000+w psu for?

    I have a very nice now 6-year old PC P&C 1KW Turbocool PSU - does a great job of powering my HP Blackbird dual-quad Harpertown setup, with 5990 ATi and 8 SAS harddrives. When gaming (with my process simulator running in the background of course) I can detect some slight dips in the 12V rail...
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    beeping coming from psu?

    Sounds like the chokes (coils) whining away. This normally happens when you have the PSU under pretty heavy load.....high ambient temps? Anyway, I would check the output voltage on each rail with a good quality (and calibrated) multimeter, under no-load as well as full-load conditions - in...
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    My Slice of Old Stuff

    What, you didn't know 3Dfx started the whole SLi movement with the Voodoo cards back then? Jeesh, you missed a lot, made for a fantastic experience!
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    My Slice of Old Stuff

    Yes, I am with you on this. Georgious built, reminds me of palying with similar hardware, what was it, back in '96 or '97, maybe '98..... Oh the memories :flowers: Well done, Mate, enjoy - what a nice and powerful system, very well suited for the games you intend playing!
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    HP Blackbird 002

    Thanx for your feedback, and ideas, Guys, appreciated! So, I am not getting any positive reply wrt Server 2008 R2 support for the Aquaero LT, neither was it confirmed that LT Master-slave-mode, which was touted more than a year ago, is supported - so, what to do? I am really tired of...
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