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Plowing ahead with Bulldozer

By Mizzou
Jul 30, 2011
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  1. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Thread title changed as per your request. :)


    Its Ok, the local fire service keep a fire engine on my driveway now.. Apparently it improve response times! :D

    P.S. I don't think you can change thread titles after a certain time limit. There is a much more simple way of doing it than you suggested though. ;)
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    Does this mean you'd like me to become a moderator? :haha: :rolleyes:

    (I think it goes without saying that I'm just kidding. But, since it's better to err on the side of caution, "I'm just kidding").
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Aww, and there was me thinking you'd be the right fit for the mould... :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    First post from the new rig, nothing like that first 10 seconds of terror while you're waiting for it to burst into flames. Had to fire it up with the stock cooler until the fans for the radiator arrive, but wanted to see if I'd need to RMA anything. So far it's all good :D

    Took plenty of pictures, will get them posted up later today.
     
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Ooooh, I can't wait! :D
     
  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Here we go, think this is the first time I've ever done a complete build log.

    Install LG Blu-Ray
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    KazeMaster Pro Rear View
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    Fan Controller Installed
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    Bundle of Joy
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    Reality Sets In
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    Install MB Headers
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  7. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Mounting the Drives
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    Drop in the Phenom X6 1100T
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    Stock Cooler (Not for Long)
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    Break Out the Memory
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    Memory Installed
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    Time for Some Power
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  8. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    First GTX590
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    Hit the Power
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    Stop By Techspot
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    Pop In Second GTX 590
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    That's all for now :)
     
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    That is awesome man, thanks for sharing! :D
     
  10. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    No problem, still have the cooling system to go and a case mod for the Cpu power cable. Can't believe that Cooler Master didn't leave any decent opening at the top of the motherboard :(
     
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,909   +716

    Run the EPS12V under the motherboard. Unless the sheaving is thicker than normal then the cable should sit comfortably in the space that the standoffs allow.

    Personally, I'd Dremel out a couple of slots and grab some blanking grommets from a plumbers or automotive supply shop (a lot of vehicles use both round and "racecourse" shaped grommets set into the firewall to pass hoses and cables from under the dash to the engine compartment), then slit them as appropriate for the connectors being passed through.
    Buy the grommets first! -easier to match the holes to the grommet than the other way round.
     
     
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Dremel sounds like a good idea, guess it's off to the hardware store tomorrow to shop for grommets.
     
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    That is strange. The 932 has a large oblong wire chase/opening right above the MB. Other than that the MB tray and back wall are identicle. Odd move by CM, although I had to take the Dremel to it as well in areas.
     
  14. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Don't know if I did a picture of the back, but they missed the mark for the opening to the cpu bracket, at least for an AMD motherboard.
     
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Yup, My Asus Formula IV, and now my UD7 are the same way, the bottom two screws of the mounting plate are about an inch below the cutout. I guess Intel gets the preference for the CPU cutouts. It is rather nerve racking to have to apply an 1200g HS/F with 70lbs of tension to the MB and then the whole assembly to the MB tray.
     
  16. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    Those pics really look good. Where is the guy who compared these pictures to a porn mag? (I kinda agree)
     
  17. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    The scratch is but one of many mementoes left by my son during his formative years :) If memory serves I paid right around $100 for the Blu-Ray drive; they’ve dropped in price since and are now more affordable.
     
  18. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Looks like I've got my first issue to resolve, there's no SLI option in the nVidia control panel :( Did some searches and see that others have encountered this problem and the proposed solutions are all over the map. Have already attempted some of the more rational suggestions but to no avail. The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 is supposed to support Quad SLI and the only available BIOS update is a beta so I'm not too eager to go for that.

    Open to suggestions if anyone has already been down this road.
     
  19. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    can't wait to see it all together with you h100 installed i had been thinking about getting this case but just havent seen a reason to leave behind my antec 900.
     
  20. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Should have H100 installed by the end of the week if not sooner. Have already hit a couple issues with the HAF X that you wouldn't expect to encounter. Just makes for a little more work but nothing major really.
     
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Are you using the beta 275.50?

    **** I just gave my manual the once over and it makes special note that for SLI you need to have SLI capable BIOS, cards , and Drivers. This tells me that you may have to use the beta 275.50 drivers for now. I think its enabled (SLI) with the F3 bios.I noted in the BIOS that we can set the PCIE lanes manually for CF/SLI, although Auto setting works for Quad crossfire. I am running quad CF so thats about all the help I am going to be.:(
     
  22. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    That helps, will try the beta drivers this afternoon. If that doesn't do it, will try the bios settings too. Will post back with the results.
     
  23. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    sorry to hear that your having problems with sli hope ya work them out.
     
  24. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Thanks to Red it was a quick fix :)

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  25. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    Hey Mizzou, very nice clean build. When I build mine would you come over and help me run the cables and wires??? :D

    By the way, is that a HAF 932?
     


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