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Looks real good man! I got a raven myself. I fell in love with the case when I saw it at Fry's back in June of 09 and she went home with me THEN! I kicked the dog as I walked in the door and told my wife to get the hell out of the bedroom because I was going to get busy with the Raven! :P I wanna know how that motherboard performs in the end though. I'm currently looking for a Lotes socketed replacement for mine.

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Thanks for all the comments guys :P

 

 

I can promise you more pictures within the next couple of days and over the weekend.

 

 

BTW I think I'm going to call her blackjack :D

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Wow I wasn't expecting another package today cause USPS tracking said it wasn't even processed yet. Another USPS FAIL!

 

Anyways I received another one of my orders from Sidewindercomputers.com :D Extremely fast shipping!! I ordered this day before yesterday and received it this morning.

 

 

I wonder what could be in this box??:

 

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Packaging opened:

 

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Time to dig and pull her out:

 

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YAY more bitspower matte black fittings:

 

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And to the mail attraction in this THICK, LONG.....box ofcoarse lol:

 

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MY GOD this rad is HUGE! It's the Hardware Labs SR1-480:

 

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4 120MM fans FTW:

 

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The finish on this is excellent and very well made compared to the EL cheapo garbage from Swiftech:

 

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This is how tall it is:

 

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Front shot:

 

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Butt shot:

 

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G 1/4" support sockets:

 

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Time to try out more of my Bitspower matte black fittings:

 

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Installed onto the HW Labs SR1-80 radiator:

 

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Oh yeah and the boring 4 packs of mounting screws for the 120MM fans for the radiator:

 

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More things to arrive in the mail in the next couple of days :D. I don't need a rad mount for this radiator cause my Silverstone Raven case includes 4 support brackets on the back to mount it. Stay tuned ;)

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Jeebus, that thing is tall... what is the fluid capacity for your whole set-up projected to be?

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Jeebus, that thing is tall... what is the fluid capacity for your whole set-up projected to be?

 

 

Not too sure yet cause I may be adding in another 5870 in crossfire and another waterblock into the loop yet so I'm not sure ;)

 

 

Radiator measures in height at 21.5 inches. Almost 2 feet... :blink:

 

 

It's basically a Thermochill PA420. I may be doing dual loops to run the CPU and GPU's on their own seperate loops. So I have to wait and see how that turns out ;)

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UPDATE!! UPDATE!!

 

 

Time to install the waterblock :D

 

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OH YEAH!!

 

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Oh I also did some cable sleeving. Here is a fan wire I did to the case:

 

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Here are some more CPU block shots of it installed. Looks badass rigt :D:

 

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Here is my G.Skill DDR3-2200 RAM installed on the motherboard with the supplied G.Gkill Memory cooler:

 

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A shot of the expansion slots ;);

 

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More block and RAM shots:

 

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More UPDATES!!

 

Here is the Motherboard installed back into the case again with the block now on:

 

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Installed the PSU:

 

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More pictures:

 

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I ran the front USB connector for the ports on the front through the back and out the back plate hole:

 

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I ran he SATA cable through another backplate hole made in the case:

 

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I ran the dual 8 PIN CPU power connectors out the side back plate hole:

 

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Ohhhh look at that huge 180MM fan:

 

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I also sleeved the pump cables:

 

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And here is the box from DangerDen. This is a special to me cause it's not any ordinary items. Dan over at DangerDen decided to sponsor me since he knew of my build log. He is a very nice guy and always has your back if you have any questions or need help with anything. Which probably explains why he is good friends with Dave (Bosco) on here. I do believe DangerDen sends them stuff sometimes I'm guessing for reviews here on OCC. Anyways I received my package today from Dan over at DangerDen, and I must say that everything is packed very well:

 

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Opened:

 

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This is what I've really been waiting for, the DangerDen Summit 5870 full coverage waterblock:

 

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Opened (Very good packaging):

 

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Accessories:

 

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Manual:

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Thermal Paste( Supplied free):

 

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Thermal Pad for the regulators on the graphics card:

 

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