View Full Version : Bigtoe pimped his new rig

05-30-2005, 05:52 PM
Here you go guys, the IC7 finally started showing me it was terminally ill so i had to rebuild. Now you know i have a reasonable amount of hardware so i had to pick something that wasn't totally current to use.
Lian Li v2000blk with a few mods :D
Im thanking DFI for the donation of a 925X T2
Intel for the CPU - which cost me an arm and a leg as usual ;)
OCZ for some DDR2 i have had for a while thats been updated by a new range/speed
OCZ for the 600W PSU which is actually a customers return unit as i gave mine as an RMA
DangerDen for the truely awesome watercooling...Rokk you are the man !

All that is left is to install a fullly watercooled 6800Ultra I friend gave me, but I don't have the waterblock as of posting this.

So, pics...:)


The missing drive bay is there for the new Akasa 4 way fan controller im waiting to have delivered...so we move on to the internals as it stands now.


Yes..it has 2 rads, the bottom unit features 2 high speed panaflows that push 130cfm at 12V and hopefully 60CFM at 7V or so and a little quiet ;), the rear fan has an Akasa 12V Super quiet ball bearing fan 40+ CFM which I will be feeding off the cpu fan header so i can have the motherboard control the speed dependant on the CPU temps. The reasoning behind this is the top rad will recool the coolant for the 6800Ultra so the more heat the cpu puts out the more cooling i need from this fan ;) before the coolant hits the GPU and video ram.


This is a close up of the bottom cooling compartment, this area used to host the drive mounting bays but they had to go in favor of the primary rad and pump setup. I used a second Dangerden fill port as a drain port although it won't drain all the system it will get the top half dry if I need to break things down a little.
I chose to run no res but its easy to put one in if needed but I have a feeling i won't be bothering.


This pic was to show how i mounted the HDD's, I decided to utilise one of the coolermaster 3 into 4 drive bay converters to mount the HDD's as it features drive dampening bushes and a 120MM cooling fan. I actaully swapped the fan for another Akasa unit as it pushed near to the same CFM but is quieter than the coolermaster unit.

So, in a few days it should be 100% complete, i will of course finish any wire tidying etc and offer up a fresh set of pics for you to view.
im thinking of offereing a rig building service also, if you like what you see let me know if you think its worth while offereing such a service.

PS...Idle at 4.3GHZ is 28 to 30C wilth full load only a few C higher

05-30-2005, 05:59 PM
:cool: what cpu is it ? :)

05-30-2005, 06:05 PM
Nice Tony :thumb:

What is in teh top bay?

When I first read the title I ran to get my visa as I thought you were unloading some hardware :o :lol:

05-30-2005, 06:06 PM
Its a 640 Eva so 3.2GHZ 2MB cache...im still testing so no benches as of yet. I may have an SATA issue at 269fsb as first tests were with an old IDE drive which i know does not have issues at those clocks but i hear SATA may have...we will soon see ;)

05-30-2005, 06:07 PM
Nice rig bud :thumbs: . And I thought you were a AMD fan :scratch:

05-30-2005, 06:15 PM
I use what i have m8, this was a good choice as i have 2 Intel 775 CPU's and the board /chipset has just given way to new models.

Im not a fan of either to be honest, i have to use and show what is the fastest with our ram, but this is my work station so i get to use what is coming in second place at the mo ;)

05-30-2005, 06:18 PM
Nice Tony :thumb:

What is in teh top bay?

When I first read the title I ran to get my visa as I thought you were unloading some hardware :o :lol:
16 speed LG DVD multi writer, its hidden behind the black bezzel. I must get a black floppy drive also ;)

05-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Nice rig Tony, congrats! :beer:

05-30-2005, 06:22 PM
nice.. i might upgrade my old work pc one day = P4 1.6A/8SRX LOL

05-30-2005, 06:26 PM
nice.. i might upgrade my old work pc one day = P4 1.6A/8SRX LOL

OHHHH man, thats way to old..LOL, treat yourself to something running a LOT quicker ;)

05-30-2005, 06:30 PM
well i separate my main work pc from my file server pc (3.4E@4.2ghz 550/DFI 875P-T) and gaming pc (4000+ San Diego/DFI NF4 SLI-D), so it doesn't really need to be faster by much but got spare parts lying around so :)

DFI RD480-DR looks nice :)

Tony, got an close up pics of the waterblock area ?

05-30-2005, 08:10 PM
Let me get this right, some one just GAVE you a 6800 U? I paid like $550.00 dollars for mine, on sale! Nice friend. What's his number? I can get to be real good friends with him.
Also, that is a sweet water cooled rig you have there, I hope to see it finished.
I bet you could fold on one logical CPU and run HL2 on the other. HT is very useful.

05-31-2005, 01:45 AM
I actually repaired it first, then I was given the card. I have some nice friends when it comes to hardware ;)

05-31-2005, 09:40 AM
Well, that seems like a good deal. What did he replace it with, an X850, or some thing?

death metal
05-31-2005, 04:41 PM
oooooohhhhhhhhhh......very nice!

btw, is that you on the pic? :)

05-31-2005, 04:55 PM
he has a few cards, more than he can ever use ;)

05-31-2005, 04:55 PM
Your Wish is my command................

I see you saying "but I don't have the waterblock as of posting this"

1 on its way to you.....but it will cost you a Grouper ;)


05-31-2005, 04:55 PM
oooooohhhhhhhhhh......very nice!

btw, is that you on the pic? :)
yup, me and the wifey on our wedding day

06-01-2005, 03:51 PM
Awsome BT. . . .