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 Post subject: Complete rebuild, *Almost Finished. Take a look.
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:55 am 
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I've been a member of the community since I bought my 630i several years ago. Although i've rarely posted, I thought, Since I used A LOT of all your collective knowledge to research the correct parts and make sure everything would fit nice and tidy into my old 630i case, I'd like to share with you my results so far. IT's pretty much just the stock case and power supply atm. Of course I'm still using the stock I/O board to control the lights and front panel, although my next Buy may be a new case, but def a power supply, so there is a chance very soon that there will be no more 630i parts to my RIG at all. anyway, here are some stats and pics for the impatient tl;dr people. ;)

Asus Maximus VI Hero Motherboard
Intel Core i5 4670k CPU @ 3.4GHz - OC'd to 4.2GHz
8 GB G.Skill Ripjaw X - 2 x 4GB
NVidia GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked w/ ACX 2.0
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler

Various other minor mods to the case and fans for better air flow.

Now for some Pictures
(I know my wires are a mess. I plan to take care of that after getting a new case. )
any suggestions for a low budget =>700W power supply and a case for good air flow would be appreciated.


Here's a link to my Google Gallery. I tried to add descriptions but I don't know if you can see them. I tried to get the whole rig, some dark shots so you can see the lights, and some close ups of the more important elements like the gfx card and the cpu cooler.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask, or comment. Thank you.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0njUpPVCzZFfjVwNU1vWXR2Wk55dGIxR0RPcm5xQUJCbWdPQTRVTmZsM0RSOVcxam9hR28&usp=sharing


just in case the gallery doesnt work, here are some links:

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http://bit.ly/1FSWaOu

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Intel Core i5 4670k | OC'd to 4.2 GHz
Asus Maximus VI Hero Mobo
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
NVidia GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked | (No coil while)
CoolerMaster Hyper EVO 212 CPU Cooler
16X CD/DVD (DVD+/-RW)
120GB Samsung SSD
300GB Western Digital HDD 7200rpm
Stock Case; Stock front fans-slightly modded, added 80mm rear exhaust fan
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


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 Post subject: Re: Complete rebuild, *Almost Finished. Take a look.
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:03 pm 
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If I didn't mention it before, I'd really like some suggestions for replacement fans for the 2 front 120mm's. I'd like the same size, but a balance of quiet and affordable.

And although I have my eye on a Corsair 750 power supply, it's a bit pricier than others I have seen, so any advice on that would be welcome as well. I dont' know anything about all that power droop and stuff when it comes to PSU's. I might go SLI in the future so i'm guessing it would have to be a solid, good performing 750 at least. Thanks again.

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Intel Core i5 4670k | OC'd to 4.2 GHz
Asus Maximus VI Hero Mobo
8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
NVidia GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked | (No coil while)
CoolerMaster Hyper EVO 212 CPU Cooler
16X CD/DVD (DVD+/-RW)
120GB Samsung SSD
300GB Western Digital HDD 7200rpm
Stock Case; Stock front fans-slightly modded, added 80mm rear exhaust fan
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


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 Post subject: Re: Complete rebuild, *Almost Finished. Take a look.
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Very nice!! And plenty of horsepower for the future. :)

Two fans I can recommend (not sure if they're still sold, but...):

Vantec's SF12025L
Cooler Master's R4-BMBS-20PK-R0

Those are the two I used in my old 630i -> ASRock rig; hope it helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Complete rebuild, *Almost Finished. Take a look.
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:05 am 
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caldwell22 wrote:
If I didn't mention it before, I'd really like some suggestions for replacement fans for the 2 front 120mm's. I'd like the same size, but a balance of quiet and affordable.


On mine, I used 2 - 120mm Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flow's. They have them in red as well.

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I've had mine running just a little over a year now, still quiet and they work like a champ. Here's a link to the thread where I did mine.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8270

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XPS 630i (New)
Core 2 E8400 3.0 ghz
BIOS 1.0.13
8GB Corsair DDR2 PC2 6400 Ram (New)
WD VelociRaptor 600GB x 2 RAID 0 (New)
ATI Radeon 4870
Teac / Dell CAB-200 BT Multi Card Reader (New)
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Dell S2440L 24 IN LED HD MONITOR 1920x1080p 60 Hz (New)
Buslink 1TB External Drive (B/U)
Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
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Modified Front Case Fans (2 x 120mm Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flow
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