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    drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Thought I would follow O-dogs post with my own.

    System consisted of

    *Specs*
    Intel i7 3930k @ 4.5ghz
    Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    2 x Nvidia 680 GTX 2GB
    16GB Crucial DDR3 1866 @ 2000mhz
    Creative Titanium HD
    OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 MaxIOPS
    WD Velociraptor 1TB
    LG Bluray Burner
    Enermax Revolution 85+ 920W

    *Cooling*
    EK Supremecy
    EK Rampage IV Full chipset cooler
    EK 680 Fullcover
    2 x DDC3.25
    Swiftech Maelstrom Dual DDC Bay Res
    2 x Alphacool XT45 360 Radiators
    6 x Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM
    5 x Corsair Airflow

    Decided to swap out the video cards and upgrade my PSU

    2 x Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce OC
    2 x EK R9 290/X full cover blocks
    Evga 1000W G2

    Since it had been over a year running I decided to pull the system apart to clean and flush it




    Pulled the heatsinks off the cards (only 6 screws, almost like they want you to put a water block on it)


    Water blocks


    Motherboard tray ready to go


    Rad Locations



    Leak Testing (coolant looks off color in this shot but it is the age of the tubes, next tear down I will be replacing it)


    Back Together and Running



    Have a few more things to do, I have a Aquaero 6 unit on the way that I will be using to control my pumps and the fans on the rads.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Chris
    Last edited by drkCrix; 05-05-2014 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Reserved

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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    looks awesome! That case looks interesting, Mountain Mods?


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Case Labs M8

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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Got any pics of the radiator mounting?


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Added those photos, and noticed a nice surprise in the PSU box. They included a ATX power adapter so I can jumper the on pin and bleed the system
    Last edited by drkCrix; 05-05-2014 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    New monitors in and installed


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Whoa!


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Did some work over the holidays






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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    how your computer feels right now


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Nice.


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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Been having some issues with the motherboard as of late (I bought it used). So I will be making the jump to skylake in the near future. Stay tuned!

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    Re: drkCrix Upgrade Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by drkCrix View Post
    Been having some issues with the motherboard as of late (I bought it used). So I will be making the jump to skylake in the near future. Stay tuned!
    Change of plans. Getting a replacement x79 board instead.

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