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Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications  Want to overclock that processor, videocard or even mainboard ? Wanna tweak the best out of your piece of hardware or have the means to design a killer case ? Get in here and pimp that rig man.



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Cambria
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Default 12-27-2011, 02:57 | posts: 626

Here is my first case "mod". Nothing too big, just cut some slots to run wire through the PSU cover rather than removing the whole cover, I wanted to keep it there but just run a few wires through it (like what will soon be the ESP12v wire since it doesnt reach through the back, and a fan cable and the front USB).

I really HATE using table saws for something so small, especially a table saw that hasnt been used in years:




I also super glued a metal plate over one of the drive bays on the bottom (since I wont be using all of them anyway) to hide the extra power cables, so they are more hidden:





And heres a random picture of some of my older motherboards (plus my brand new):


From top left-right to bottom left-right: ASUS P4P800, ASUS A8N SLI-Deluxe, ASUS M2N, ASUS P6X58-E Pro, ASUS M3A, ECS crap motherboard. Minus a random Foxconn board that I am using right now and some of my old Socket A setups which are long gone.

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My 2011 Rig and possible till 2013
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Default My 2011 Rig and possible till 2013 - 12-29-2011, 15:09 | posts: 217 | Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Silverstone RV02 Raven
Enermax Revolution
ASUS ROG Maximus III Formula
Intel Core i7 860 3.3GHz
8Gb Dominator GT 7-7-7-20 1.6Ghz
2 x XFX ATI HD5870 1Gb
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
LG Blu-ray RW
OCZ Vertex 2 Raid For Windows
OCZ Revo Drive For Games
Logitech G19 + Roccat Kone[+]














not to fussy about overclocking as much now game still at monitor sync rate or close not really worth the push just yet

setting it at a minimum overclock of

160 x 21 3360Mhz HT on
1600Mhz DDR3 7-7-7-20 1.65V
all other settings on auto
5870s not clocked at all
revo and the 2 Vertex 2s are in 128k strip windows align at 1024k

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Memory: Dominator GT 2134 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
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Default 12-29-2011, 16:33 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

@Bloodduty, nice selection of real ale bottles. Oh and nice rig too
   
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Default 12-30-2011, 06:11 | posts: 2,754 | Location: Gatineau, Canada

here is where i am standing atm

Bought used Thermaltake Spedo from a user on Hardware Canucks

New Stuff from Today at Canadacomputers,

Returned my Zotac GTX 560 Amp + GTS 250 and bought a Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W ,1 Bitfenix Spectre LED White 2 Artic cooling 120mm 65CFM for Rad, 2 230mm Bitfenix Spectre fans but will be bringing them back.. dont fit the case and NZXT Sentry Mix / 2m NZXT LED Sleeved Kit White LED



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Mainboard: Sabertooth P67 Rev3 - H20
Memory: Dominator GT 8GB@1866 H20
Soundcard: HDMI to HK AVR1600 7.1
PSU: Antec 1000W TP QUATTRO
Default 01-03-2012, 01:21 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

Upgraded my rig with another watercooled gtx580 DCII, got rid of the UV lights and went with NZXT sleeved LEDs strip.
Still have to top off my res (still waiting a couple more days for it to bleed out some more)
and have to build a cover for the psu. So far so good though i think.





   
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Default 01-03-2012, 02:17 | posts: 9,248 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Always was a fan of the layout of the Raven cases. Now that you posted that, i'm actually somewhat debating getting a case with such a layout, or the Cosmos II... but i'm still leaning more towards the Cosmos II....
   
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Default 01-03-2012, 02:51 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

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Always was a fan of the layout of the Raven cases. Now that you posted that, i'm actually somewhat debating getting a case with such a layout, or the Cosmos II... but i'm still leaning more towards the Cosmos II....
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Default 01-03-2012, 05:37 | posts: 9,248 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

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It's an 800D I just ripped out that partition when I tried to squeeze an RS360 at the bottom and liked the case better without it.
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Default 01-05-2012, 18:43 | posts: 1,693

Took some Christmas money and replaced the dated hideous impulse purchase that was my old case and replaced it with the beautiful Carbide 400R.





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Default 01-06-2012, 14:35 | posts: 7,646 | Location: The Netherlands



New screen.
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 15:02 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

Looks good Vinnie. What model is it?

Just got a Dell U2711 myself. Loving it.
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 15:59 | posts: 7,646 | Location: The Netherlands

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Looks good Vinnie. What model is it?

Just got a Dell U2711 myself. Loving it.
It's the Samsung S27A750D 3D 27" screen.
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 16:20 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

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It's the Samsung S27A750D 3D 27" screen.
Nice.
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 17:40 | posts: 626

With my new i7 installed:

   
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Default 01-07-2012, 02:34 | posts: 9,248 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Nice screen there, Vinnie. I think i'm personally just gonna wait, save some money (or wait for tax returns, hopefully before Super Bowl season), and get a nice LG Cinema 3D TV or something.... not entirely sure yet, though.
   
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Default 01-13-2012, 08:11 | posts: 3,716 | Location: CO

Been a while since I've posted my setup. I should have removed the USB 3.0 front header cable when I took the pictures.







   
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Default 01-13-2012, 10:41 | posts: 8,630 | Location: UK

@bouf love that res! nice pics as well.
   
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Default 01-13-2012, 12:13 | posts: 2,990 | Location: UK

@bouf, thats an awesome rig! Do you do a lot of benching at all? I want to build a second rig like that but purely for benching and OC'ing. I'd def have a big rad attached, but ultimatley I'd want DICE on my CPU. Thats my aim anyway, loadsa Graphics cards all benched under water with a CPU under DICE
   
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Default 01-16-2012, 08:30 | posts: 435 | Location: Manitoba

SolidBladez, why the 5970 +7970? I didnt think they would work together
   
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Default 01-16-2012, 13:48 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

thanks guys!!

i do some benching once in a while when i get bored, i mostly use this rig for gaming though.


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SolidBladez, why the 5970 +7970? I didnt think they would work together
they probably dont - he could be using one or both to fold
   
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Default 01-16-2012, 19:03 | posts: 3,716 | Location: CO

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they probably dont - he could be using one or both to fold
Bitcoin mining.

But I've since sold the card and block. Sticking with my 7970. Also pre-ordered a EK block from Aquatuning.
   
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Default 01-17-2012, 03:10 | posts: 2,754 | Location: Gatineau, Canada

that is pretty sick... gotta love NZXT for those LED kits huh
   
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Default 01-17-2012, 14:40 | posts: 8,062 | Location: Netherlands

My pathetic rig after i sold my beastly rig



   
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Default 01-17-2012, 14:46 | posts: 1,318 | Location: North Wales

Nice case the Sharkoon T9.. i got the White one tho not the blue.

Will have to get some pics up soon me thinks!
   
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