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Default 01-17-2012, 15:05 | posts: 8,112 | Location: Netherlands

That is the T5 Value.
   
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Default 01-17-2012, 22:16 | posts: 1,321 | Location: North Wales

So it tis, only got the one front fan, T9 got 2
   
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Default 01-19-2012, 06:29 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Will have new rig pics come Monday.

*edit* maybe even Friday....

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Default 01-20-2012, 02:35 | posts: 6,967 | Location: BC, Canada

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Will have new rig pics come Monday.

*edit* maybe even Friday....
I too will have new rig pics as I just purchased a new case (600t) and today was forced to buy a new psu (corsair hx1050) after my PC Power & Cooling 750 literally blew up last night while my wife was playing skyrim!! lol.. fortunately, as I'm typing now, the rest of the gear is working fine *phew!*
   
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Default 01-20-2012, 02:40 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Haha... yea.... sucks when a power supply goes, because you are completely in the dark as to whether or not something else went with it until you can get it back up and running. Happened to me when i was using my computer one day, back when i still had my 8800GTX. Don't even think i was gaming... maybe i was, can't remember. All of a sudden all i could hear was a deafeningly loud continuous BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP coming from my computer until i was able to reach the power button to shut it off (would have just whacked the power switch on the PSU since that was closer, but also not the greatest thing in the world to do, either). After messing around and chatting with support people, found out that the alarm was coming from the 8800GTX, signaling that it was not receiving power, or not enough power. You'd think they could have it a little QUIETER?!?!? My god... i don't think there is ANY sound isolation that could mask that. Anyway... turns out the 12v rail on my PSU completely lost voltage.

And yea.... i gots a new case, too.

Also like that.... You were FORCED to buy a new PSU. Yea.... cause i'm sure that really broke your arm, didn't it?
   
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Default 01-20-2012, 04:53 | posts: 6,967 | Location: BC, Canada

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Haha... yea.... sucks when a power supply goes, because you are completely in the dark as to whether or not something else went with it until you can get it back up and running. Happened to me when i was using my computer one day, back when i still had my 8800GTX. Don't even think i was gaming... maybe i was, can't remember. All of a sudden all i could hear was a deafeningly loud continuous BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP coming from my computer until i was able to reach the power button to shut it off (would have just whacked the power switch on the PSU since that was closer, but also not the greatest thing in the world to do, either). After messing around and chatting with support people, found out that the alarm was coming from the 8800GTX, signaling that it was not receiving power, or not enough power. You'd think they could have it a little QUIETER?!?!? My god... i don't think there is ANY sound isolation that could mask that. Anyway... turns out the 12v rail on my PSU completely lost voltage.

And yea.... i gots a new case, too.

Also like that.... You were FORCED to buy a new PSU. Yea.... cause i'm sure that really broke your arm, didn't it?
Well yeah, considering I just grabbed a second 6870 a couple weeks ago and then broke down and grabbed a case a few nights ago.. was not planning on dropping another 200 on a psu.. :/ Normally I'm all for it and am happy for new hardware, but in this case I was happy with my 750w supply.. the thing has been a beast.
Oh well I guess.. the CC just keeps gettin heavier! lol

Looking forward to both of our new look systems
   
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Default 01-20-2012, 06:14 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Mine should be nice. Let's just say it should be a whole lot of blue & black. Speaking of which... i really should have ordered a black or blue braided 8-pin extension, and maybe some more black SATA cables... though i might not necessarily need the SATA cables.
   
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Default 01-21-2012, 01:11 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

WOOOO! Awesome as hell case.... but i must admit that nest of wires for the fan controls and LED's and whatnot can be quite daunting. Am seriously gonna have to redo those sometime soon, or at least TRY to redo them in a bit nicer fashion.





Comparison pic with the original Cosmos 1000 that i'm currently selling.





Now i guess i should try to rip out the hot swap drive bays and see if i can get the hard drive i stuck in there back out without damaging something, or doing so any further.

And i must say.... even with 5x 120mm fans, 1x 140mm fan, and 1x 200mm fan (Not including the two 140's on the CPU heatsink, the GPU fan, and whatever size it was that's in my PSU).... quite damn quiet. Do have them all set to low speed, but it's awesome. And to think i could still put like.... 3 more 120mm fans in this thing.

Really tempted to put it on the lower section of my desk where i currently have my PS3... but i seriously doubt the wood-grain decal'd particle board could hold it for any length of time before turning to dust. Not INSANELY heavy.... but i think a bit to heavy for particle board... at least that's held up by screws in the side of the board. They'd probably get ripped out first.

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Default 01-22-2012, 05:13 | posts: 626

Finally found them. Some pictures of my first computer:








   
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Default 01-22-2012, 10:32 | posts: 426 | Location: Gladstone/QLD/Australia

Well here is my humble pc. It's housed in a Cooler Master HAF920.





Cheers.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 01:57 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Ok... here's a question for everyone, or more likely anyone who might know.

Does anybody know of some kind of 2-pin connectors that could be somehow attached to the 2-pin LED wires that the Cosmos II has so that the LED's can be turned on and off if the fan supports it? I took the two screws out of the spots that hold the top panel in place with the buttons and the frontside connections, but it seems they glued every wire in place... which kinda makes sense. I was thinking maybe rather than unplugging them, which would be a royal pain in the arse, maybe there's some way i can connect a second plug to the ends, right up near the top edge of the back panel, so that if i DO happen to get more fans with LED leads (though i doubt it), i can just plug another wire in and connect it, rather than having a nest of wires just zip-tied to the back of the motherboard tray. May not seem like much, but it basically has support for 10 fans... so two wires per fan, that's 18 wires right now that aren't doing a damn thing but taking up space and looking sh*tty.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 04:44 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

take a look through this - maybe you'll find something that works.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 04:48 | posts: 147 | Location: San Jose, California

Here's my rig guys, not too modern, but she's mine!







Needs a little work on cable management too so if you guys have some tips, I'm all ears!
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 04:52 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

looks pretty good imo - first thing that comes to mind would be the fan cables showing, if you rotate your fans 180 degrees you could get the wires out of sight.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 05:02 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Yea... i'll probably have to go to Radio Shack or something and see what they have. Maybe i can even find something kinda like the little brick Asus provides with their motherboards for the power/reset/LED/etc... connections. I dunno. Just find it odd that CM didn't think of something better than throwing in 10 pairs of wires for LED's that are long enough to basically reach anywhere you could possibly want them inside the case.... yet provide only one LED fan on the front.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 05:54 | posts: 12,812 | Location: Toledo Ohio

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Well here is my humble pc. It's housed in a Cooler Master HAF920.

Cheers.
Nice! Have you thought about upgrading them 4890's? They still pack a punch I bet, but the new 7xxx series is starting to come out more and more, and even the 5xxx and 6xxx cards are going down in price.
   
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Default 01-23-2012, 09:10 | posts: 426 | Location: Gladstone/QLD/Australia

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Nice! Have you thought about upgrading them 4890's? They still pack a punch I bet, but the new 7xxx series is starting to come out more and more, and even the 5xxx and 6xxx cards are going down in price.
I have thought about changing up to some newer cards, be it xFire or SLI. But as you said the TriFire 4890's still kill every game max settings on my 26" screen so can't really justify spending the money atm. Having said that if someone wanted to buy these three off me I would gladly move to newer cards lol.
   
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Default 01-24-2012, 20:56 | posts: 14

Hello guys !

Here is my rig from France :p







   
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Default 01-24-2012, 21:58 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

^^ Very Nice. Is that a MurderMods case?
   
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Default 01-24-2012, 22:15 | posts: 14

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^^ Very Nice. Is that a MurderMods case?
Thanks

No, I've just a Serpertine grill from MM, that's all
   
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Default 01-24-2012, 22:55 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

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No, I've just a Serpertine grill from MM, that's all
Looks amazing matey. Great build.
   
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Default 01-24-2012, 23:24 | posts: 4,556 | Location: MI, USA

@Sassanou, That is beautiful as hell!
   
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Default 01-24-2012, 23:43 | posts: 5,574 | Location: THE NORTH!!!

@Sassanou, get that submitted for rig of the month. It's awesome.
   
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Default 01-25-2012, 05:34 | posts: 2,754 | Location: Gatineau, Canada

is it bad to cool his CPU last on a loop ?
   
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Default 01-25-2012, 05:50 | posts: 9,254 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

well, i don't think it's necessarily BAD... but i don't see why you wouldn't cool what's more than likely the coolest running piece of hardware first.
   
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