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This thread will be for pictures and benchmarks and screen caps, todays postings will be the pics from when I received the System on 12/24/2010

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size is 31w x 31d x 34h  in inches


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Well packed with expanding foam


lots of expanding foam
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Unit is 18inx18inx18in and the package came in at about 70 pounds
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Accessories come in two boxes


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Manuals and left over parts


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Disks plus one on the back side for the SSD


The front, Right hand 5.25" bay is basicly useless as the TEC unit encased in foam is right behind it.  The left Bay cannot be removed because the LCD that displays the temp of the chilled liquid is hot glued to the left side of the bay.
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Very Nice Magik Congrats
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 1:14pm

From the left hand side of the case you see the Main power supply and the video cards...note the massive cooler panel.  Offending glue job on the LCD to the lower right prevents you from removing that bay to access the HDD's that are just on the other side of the Power Supply.



HDD bay is right behind the lower 2 fans...but you cannot access it from the left side of this picture as there is a ton of wiring and supports in the way
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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 1:16pm
Well that is all the pictures for now, more later when I have had time to actually use the system a bit  LOL  I will say it boots so fast my old computer is still doing BIOS and pre-boot stuff.  Running Unengine's Heaven DX11 test right now.  L8R peeeps.  Merry Christmas.
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Merry Christmas Magik, don't forget to tell us load temps and etc
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 1:35pm

@MagiK,

Wow! Your system looks great! It's even better once you show off your temps and benchmarks!
 
In regards to the LCD temp screen, you could remove the glue (comes of easily) to mount the LCD to a difference place, but we'll work on trying to place it on the drive bays for future builds. Thank you for helping us improve our latest products for our customers.
 
(P.S. this thread isn't suppose to be in the 'Cofiguration Discussion' area so I'm going to move it to the General Discussion one. After you've posted your benchmarks, etc that you wanted to add, then I'll move it to 'Customer Reviews').


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  Quote MagiK Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 1:41pm
Okie doke, Didnt know where to put it once I figured out I couldnt put it in the reviews  Hahaha  Heaven ran at an average of 44FPS with all the menu selections as high as they would go at 2560x1600 with GPU temps up to 55 or so.....more acureate stuff will have to wait for a bit
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can't wait for some results!
 
HDDs can be mounted anywhere there is a fan, so looks like there would be a few other options.Big%20Smile  I mount mine to the underside of the horizontal mobo tray, better wire management.
 
am I correct, in saying 9 fans intaking, 2 exhausting??
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11 intake a triple rad a double rad and a lone fan, each of the rad fans is a dual push pull config, exhaust is a pushpull single rad and 4 single fans
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Make a list of what you want me to run and want to see....Here is what I have so far all at idle:







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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 2:40pm
Whats the deal with the vcore? not showing up

lol is that the DS oc on gpu?

can we get a shot of HWMonitor wide open showing everything and for more accurate temps on cpu please show RealTemp please run the gt version from its folder since you have a 6 core.

TIA

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  Quote Scorp Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 2:47pm
Would have loved to see more LC tubing visible from the large window panel side... BUT IT LOOKS FREAKIN AWESOME!!!

Unigine seems a little low...I think... Not sure though... will have to check my rigs just to confirm...(currently in Italy so meh >.< )

@Alex, With my rig, say... I decide in a few months to a year that I want that sub-Zero Awesomeness, would it be possible to send it back to DSO for an upgrade? :D
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If your case has room for it, I don't see why you can't send it back
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 2:52pm
CPUz in mem tab.
furmark with post proc, xtreme mode.
3dmark vantage or 3d 11.
Linx, max mem, with realtemp for temp Big%20Smile
with post proc, you will see the waves in the flames like this.


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  Quote Scorp Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Dec 2010 at 2:56pm
http://digitalstormonline.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=12452

Has it space? >.<
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The TEC Power supply is a second unit, in my case it is a Corsair HX1000
You can also have the TEC powered by an external power brick,  the TEC unit itself is encased in a 3x3x3 inch block of expanding foam  so it takes at least that much free room in the case,  and it is on a separate LC loop and reservoir.




Keep in mind this is exactly how the system performs out of the box, I havent tweaked or changed anything.


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can you post a pic like the one I did?
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now just need Linx with realtemp. LOLBig%20Smile
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Originally posted by justin.kerr

can you post a pic like the one I did?

Not sure how to capture that image, there were lots of heat ripples on the screen
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print scrn, or MSI afterburner. Big%20Smile
looks very promising, can't wait to see the Linx results, and temps.  I can see a few tweaks to improve performance, but just stuff I would do to get the most, the way it is it is powerful. Strong
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Once I get all the screens Id be happy to entertain any suggested changes  Hahaha
I just want to get the baselines out of the way.
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Do you have a download link for Linx?  I found too much crap to wade through at the moment.
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linX 0.6.4

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Originally posted by DST4ME

linX 0.6.4
not the correct one the 6 core.
dman noob.. LOL  merry fn'ing Christmas
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Just as a side note, the cores are going below -16'C on IDLE. It's just that the software won't show a lower temp
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Originally posted by Scorp


@Alex, With my rig, say... I decide in a few months to a year that I want that sub-Zero Awesomeness, would it be possible to send it back to DSO for an upgrade? :D

Sure!
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