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Original build was a tuniq tower 120 extreme and the unmodified ASUS DCUII GTX580s. Overheating issues on the top card forced me to go liquid cooling, but given the age of the GTX580 and being a non-reference design, had to go closed loop. Thus the Arctic Accelero Hybrids. Not all prices are accurate as one of the GTX580s was purchased used for $200 and the Vertex 4's purchased on sale for $205. Windows 8 was the $15 upgrade offered in the first 6 months.

Games quite well, and given my investment in video cards(rather silly, could have bought a 780 for the price of components added, even excluding the purchase of the original 580 at full price 2.5 years ago)

GPU overclock is next. I don't see any issues with reaching 900Mhz or more.

More pictures added, including some inbetween stages. That jumble of cables actually has liitle to no impact on the airflow, and I have that single molex cable fully populated, there is a fan controller hiding up there and flow comes from the bottom of the case. (It doesn't help that the h80i is upside down)

To all the comments, yes I know "Closed Loopy Ghost", but hey, it was fun. The EK waterblocks for DCUII GTX580s were all out of stock, only ones I could find were still attached to cards. My plan is to upgrade to the 800 series of cards when it is released, money isn't really an object, just felt like stretching the 580 investment out a little longer.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 13 points

For this good of a build you shouldn't have that much spaghetti blocking your airflow. Clean up your cables a bit.

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

All those tubes and wires LOLOL! I really don't know what to say, especially considering the censorship on this site, I'm afraid to say stuff now LOL. Maybe the best thing for me to say is get those 580s out of there ASAP!

Wait I just realized you are running an H80i. DAMN. Thats impressive you didn't straight up block everything lol.

Thumbs up just because you squeezed that all in there.

  • 80 months ago
  • 5 points

Mind... Blown... +1 for creativity :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

You should've did a custom water cooling, would look nicer than.. this.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Interesting... yous should put up more pics of your gpu cooling setup. Its definitely... unique?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a cool build brother. Pro-Tip: spend an hour or two and tidy up those cables. Those 580s and that pressure cooker haswell cpu will thank you ;-)

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this case! Don't know why it doesn't get any love. Maybe it doesn't have as many bells and whisles as other silent cases. But the look is so nice.

btw, are you able to remove the bays for the 3.5 HHD's would go? Its in front of the top, front case fan? I'm thinking of removing it since I'm not gonna put anything there anyway, and it makes for better airflow

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the 3.5 inch bays are removable, haven't looked into it. I use it for a shelf to hold a second fan in my latest config.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the idea, too. If those 580's are working for you, then don't pay attention to any of these haters. kudos for getting that all to fit in there

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

580s really? even if you already had one its upgrade time your now 2 nvidia generations behind im sure you can still max any game but those generate heat worse than using a cardboard box for a case

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

580s are still good cards, they perform a bit under the 660 ti.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems that he already had both cards.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

he may have it seems like he only had one from what he said but it will still max any game

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Needs more pics.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

He had to chop off a corner of his fan at the back of he case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you fit your H80i into the top? Did you only use one fan with the radiator? I can't seem to find a way to work both fans in effectively, so I'm assuming you only used one?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, only the single fan. (I used BitFenix Spectres? up top) It would be possible with a narrower 120mm fan, or possibly an adapted 92mm. Otherwise it hits the Ram.

I have considered swapping one of my GPU radiators with the CPU radiator and trying it out that way. But I'm not sure I can get the GPU to stretch that far. And I'm quite sure the CPU and Rear mounted radiator would hit not fit in that corner. Since I got the darn thing stable I haven't messed with it much.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be interested to hear how well the Arctic Accelero Hybrid matched the Asus GTX580s. Any installation hassles?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

The Acceleros would seem to be compatible with almost any GPU from the design. Really just a somewhat normal CPU closed loop with an added shroud and heatsinks for the ram.

You can read my length review on Newegg here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-186-067&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2

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