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Offline rrplay  
#1 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:01:36 PM(UTC)
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Hey Hey !! It's Here ! !  [:D]

The Labor Day Gaming System that Marco built in the HotHardwares-Two-and-A-Half-Geeks-Webcast

Woo-Hoo ! [:)]


Nice and Clean !

Another Look at the inside ..*** Two fan connectors are for the 2 @ 120 mm fans on the side panel.

...Another Look at some of the Inside...Just on the outside ! [;)]

&& I would sincerely like to say Thanks Again to Dave ,Marco,& All the Generous Sponsors:

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S
Processor Cooling: NZXT HAVIK 140
Motherboard:  Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 Motherboard
Memory: 4GB Patriot DDR3 Memory 
Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Power Supply: NZXT Hale 90
Storage: Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD
Secondary Storage: Seagate 3TB HD

Operating System Windows 7 64-Bit  *** Along With what ever Customized Linux Boot I want !

As Well as All of the HotHardware Commuity for this Awesome Tower in Black  [:)]

 

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#2 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:09:14 PM(UTC)
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"Looks fantastic, and seeing these pics, I believe you made the right choice in choosing the black case, just look at it, its a beauty. Enjoy rrplay. Its Awesome, and Marco did a great job ."

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#3 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:25:48 PM(UTC)
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Great pics rrplay!! I hope you have tons of fun playing around with this kick ass rig!!

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#4 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:26:03 PM(UTC)
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I was going to start a thread based on the pictures you posted in the other thread but decided against it. Good call... Again, congratulations.

Still drooling... [:O]

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#5 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:39:09 PM(UTC)
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TaylorKarras wrote:
Still drooling...

Can't blame you. It's a beautiful PC with some fantastic cabling inside of it too.

Now to see if he can get it past 6.0GHz. in an OC!

 

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#6 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:53:40 PM(UTC)
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Nice looking rig Peter  

They did a bang up job building it.

You lucky so&so lol

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#7 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 2:55:50 PM(UTC)
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hehe.. Marco does build 'em tight, doesn't he? [:D]  Good stuff! Enjoy!

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#8 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 3:02:05 PM(UTC)
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Nice looking machine. Congrats again.

Offline rrplay  
#9 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 3:25:21 PM(UTC)
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realneil wrote:
[quote user="TaylorKarras"]Still drooling...

Can't blame you. It's a beautiful PC with some fantastic cabling inside of it too.

Now to see if he can get it past 6.0GHz. in an OC! 

Yep it is very easy to do excellent cable management with this Phantom chassis and a modular PSU. Just a few notes so far ,is that the fan controller on top of the chassis are great  too ! They have blue led on the inside fans too.No fan led on the 2@ 120mm side panel fans .Another thing is that one is able to add an additional front 140mm  intake fan,as well as a side 200mm fan for the GPUS,

>>> Note: NZXT 200 mm fans only  for the side panel ! ...because the 200mm fan mounting holes are unique to NZXT.

The other thing is that with the NZXT HAVIK 140 cooler being installed one is not able to use a 200mm side panel fan  ...the cooler is a bit big.

@ realneil Anyhow the Intel Core i5 2400S is not  an OC type processor or similar to a SB 2500 K  SB 2600K Cpu.Take look here for more info:

Closer Look at Core i5-2400S

I 'll have to see what the chip mobo and ram can to do .The GB mainboard is rock solid and the Patriot ram stick are 'beefy-ier' than I thought...I suppose you have to hold them in your hands to see what I mean.4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-15000 (1866MHz) Enhanced Latency Kit

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Patriot's Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition memory kits are designed

for Intel's® 2nd Generation Core™; processors. Engineered for PC Gamers

and enthusiasts the Viper Xtreme Division 2's utilize a custom designed

heatshield solution with an outer shield built around a copper core to

provide enhanced cooling. Each module has 6 grams of copper at its core

paired with extruded aircraft-grade aluminum outer shield....

yep you'll notice the 6grams weight ! & a bit tall too !

remember Marco mentioning something about the rubber cpu cooler fan mounts ? &  taller ram sticks ?  ..a good thing too ! [:)]

***Edit thanks for all the remarks and noticed them after submitting this one. yep one sweet rig ! & going to have a lot of fun with it for quite some time. !

 

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#10 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 3:39:54 PM(UTC)
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Dave_HH wrote:
hehe.. Marco does build 'em tight, doesn't he? Big Smile  Good stuff! Enjoy!

yep ! NO Doubt About it !  [:)]  What Marco did that was especially nice was to round up all the leftover build 'stuff'' too  ! [:D]

*** Note: I will be posting some clocks ,temps, & other stuff pretty soon !

Offline omegadraco  
#11 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 4:20:24 PM(UTC)
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Awesome rig... I hope you have a lot of fun with this kool tower in black. The other awesome thing is that HH somehow manages to continue to give away these full machines.

Offline realneil  
#12 Posted : Friday, November 11, 2011 4:39:11 PM(UTC)
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Dave_HH wrote:
hehe.. Marco does build 'em tight, doesn't he?

What a trip!

It goes way beyond most customs rigs for tidiness, and it leaves most home build's in the dust.

 

Offline slugbug  
#13 Posted : Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:19:24 AM(UTC)
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You could try installing the CPU cooler sideways pointing up.

Offline rrplay  
#14 Posted : Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:47:26 AM(UTC)
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slugbug wrote:
You could try installing the CPU cooler sideways pointing up.

Pretty sure that not going to work @slugbug esp with the 140mm fans.here are some remarks from NZXT regarding the HAVIK-140 and the Phantom chassis with an aditional 200mm side fan ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011

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... The cooler will still properly fit if you can remove the side 200mm fan. If you have any further questions regarding about the cpu cooler please email us at ...

Still not a big deal the i5 2400S is quite energy efficient and runs very cool,It is not an overclocking SB cpu.the 2400 has a bit more headroom especially on the GB P67 mainboard.Stil lot of option down the road with a rig like this..

Anyhoo !  for those interested and easy reference ...here is the HH Marco writeup with GTX 560 Ti ..
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Debuts
http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/53417.aspx

Some of the comments in the discussion are interesting too ! ...some 'kat - flapping' somethin'  about having a SSD. more HD storage and of course 2 GTX 560Ti cards in SLI....[:)] 

 

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#15 Posted : Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:18:47 AM(UTC)
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rrplay wrote:
and of course 2 GTX 560Ti cards in SLI....

So how loud to the two 560's sound in SLI. I was thinking of buying a GTX 560Ti SLI setup but backed off when I discovered how loud it would be... So with the sufficient airflow, do you think that the noise is tolerable.

Also have you tried to overclock the GPU's yet. That's what I was planning to do with the 560Ti SLI setup had I bought two of those but, decided to get the DiRT 3 edition instead. I read that it does well even even with another card near it; which I'm hoping the cooler will do and hoping it'll sound good because they praised the cooler a lot. Before I do that though, I gotta increase the airflow of my system by buying a 80mm fan, making my own dust filter and mounting that fan in the front of my case.

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