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Ghosts PC Thread

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Ghost, Aug 5, 2012

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  1. May 14, 2011
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    Well ive seen a few people have PC thread so I decided to make my own.

    Over the past 2 days I have been moving my computer over to my new case, I took pics throughout. Hopefully you will like them.

    Old Case from Above

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    Inside of old case

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    Old case cable management (reason why I changed case), there was no space.

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    Taking apart my old water cooling

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    All my components out


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    New case

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    Getting stuff into it + pics taken over time


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    Finally done

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    That took me about 12 hours from start to finish, was aching all over but now my pc looks great.

    I have a couple of things left to do, i need to individually sleeve every single cable that is visible. That's mostly the 24 pin mobo connector and the graphics card connectors.

    I'll take a few pics when its dark later so you can see how my lighting looks. ( I don't even know yet :razz: )

    Components list:

    ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz CPU @ 3.7GHz
    XFX Radeon HD6970 2GB
    Dominator GT 2000MHz RAM 8GB (Currently running underclocked)
    750W CoolerMaster PSU (Non-modular)
    3TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
    1.5TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
    300GB WD Velociraptor 10,000RPM HDD
    128GB Corsair Force 3 SSD
    NZXT Switch 810 Case

    Custom Watercooling;

    Laing DDC+ Pump
    XSPC 2 bay resevoir w/pump housing
    EK Supreme HF Copper CPU Waterblock
    5 slots of radiators

    (I cant think of anything I've missed out.)

    You may be thinking, why so many rads, but I am getting a water block for my GPU in about a weeks time so I will then need the rads. I know its still slightly excessive but I prefer to have more if I can, especially as I buy my rads quite cheaply on ebay 2nd hand.

    Well tell me what you think. :smile: Even if you hate it. :smile:
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      Ghost, Aug 5, 2012 Last edited by Ghost, Aug 5, 2012
    • Jun 4, 2012
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      • Jun 23, 2010
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        Nice! Planning to upgrade my rig soon.
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        • Nov 11, 2011
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          Cool. Me, personally, like my pc cases to be dark in color (black, smokey, etc) but yours still looks good.
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          • Feb 20, 2011
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            Ive been having some overheating issues with mine, PC World told me I need more fans, but I dont know where to put them.

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            • Jul 16, 2012
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              SEXY O_O
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              • Dec 6, 2011
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                Bro, you need more fans. Are you trying to burn your components or something? Idiots these days, I swear.
              • Nov 11, 2011
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                Any sound less than an old vacuum means you've done something wrong. :sweat:
              • Dec 6, 2011
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                Dump liquid nitrogen on your computer every 5min should do the trick. I do it all of the time.
              • Nov 24, 2011
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                Dear buddah thats one dusty case >.<.

                Are you using Liquid Nitro or MinOil?
              • Aug 2, 2010
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                You could easily have that running at 4.1ghz. I've got mine running at 4.1 stable with idle temps in the high 20s/low 30s peaking in the high 40s/low50s when running benchmarks.
              • May 14, 2011
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                What are your multiplier settings.

                I'm a bit weary of high overclocks nowadays because once my power supply blew up, literally because of it. I put it up to 4.2 in one massive jump without taking my time and when i ran prime95 my 500W PSU overloaded and all the massive capacitors inside it poped.

                Btw, are you measuring core temps or CPU temp? I am running idle now at 22-25C and while running CSS for about 2 hours it hit 30C. I will have another go at oc'ing it later though. I'll tell ya where I get to.
                Post Merged, Aug 6, 2012
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              • Nov 11, 2011
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                He's right Ghost, you can. But you need a stronger power supply. Your memory should be fine as long as you up the voltage on it. Although, at 4.1... I assumed timing synchronization would be really hard to attain stability. Are you seeing any bottlenecks rxn?
              • May 14, 2011
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                750W not enough?
              • Nov 11, 2011
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                I have a 750, should be fine. Thought you said you had a 500W.
              • May 14, 2011
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                Had, past tense, the capacitors in that one blew up.
              • Nov 11, 2011
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              • May 14, 2011
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                You dont wanna know how loud the 3 bangs were.
              • Nov 11, 2011
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                No, I don't want to know...:

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                But were they like this?

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                • Aug 2, 2010
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                  Not that I'm aware of. Memory is running at rated timing and speed.

                  On the PSU end, I'm running a 1200watt unit. Mostly because I'm also running dual 6970's.