View Full Version : My temporary system - not perfect, but works

04-22-2012, 04:50 AM
Hello my fellow ROGers,

While I am working on the BlackBeauty project, I have to keep running a pc. Some of the components which are gonna be incorporated in BlackBeauty are presently built in a temporary system. Since the motherboard and graphic card are Asus products (top ones in their time), I thought that may worth presenting this system here...

Let's start with an overall picture:


And an other angle of the machine itself:


As some of you may recognized, this system is built in the slightly modified Thermaltake Dokker case. I've got this case almost two years ago, when i decided to build a decent pc for home use. Then it was based on different (non-Asus) components, so I won't detail it... The point is that the mods were done before, now I just trowed in new components.

A major mod was cutting out the top panel behind the docking port to place the Corsair H100. This is a mid-tower, the H100 wouldn't fit comfortably inside... I used an aluminum plate to adjust the opening. Additionally, changed the right side panel into one without the plexi window, and cut two holes for intake fans. The original fan holes were cleared from grills all over (bottom, rear, front).

Here is the opened view of the system:


I'm not proud about the cable management, but - as i said - this is a temporary system...
Asus Rampage III Extreme
Intel Core i7-980X
Kingston HyperX T1 Black 24GB
Corsair Force GT 120GB
WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200 rpm
Corsair H100
Corsair AX1200

Silence was a major goal during building. The case is lined with sound dampening material (double and triple layer AcoustiPack) on top, two sides, front and bottom. Showing it on the right side panel:


The fans are all Noctuas (except for the two Cougar CF-12HPs on the H100): NF-P12 and NF-R8 as front intakes, 2xNoctua NF-B9 as side intake (VGA and Northbridge), NF-P12 PWM as back exhaust. The fans are all controlled by Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo, except the two Cougars, they are controlled by the H100 itself. All intakes have dust filters.


Originally, it was a Noctua NF-P12 intake on the bottom too - but with a different psu. Since I put in the AX1200, it won't fit anymore..., but I still kept the dust filter.


So, this is my temporary system. The mobo and cpu definitely will go into Blackbeauty - both of them will get waterblocks. The psu, SSD, HDD are going too. Right now, not sure about the graphic card... This one is on aircooling and there will go with 3 GTX 480s in SLI...

04-22-2012, 06:48 AM
The temp system like this could be good for the next few years. No hurry ..... j/k ;)

04-22-2012, 02:37 PM
I agree with you, my friend, this system would be good for several years. Just it isn't exactly what I want... Perhaps, after BlackBeauty will be up and running, I will get some parts for this and keep it running. But i will need to put some more work in it anyway.

04-24-2012, 01:12 PM
i always support thermaltake !! good choise for the case !! you have a monster in your room!!!

04-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Thanks, Giannis996! And the real monster is just coming along... :cool:

04-25-2012, 01:10 AM
This one .............. ????? ;)


04-25-2012, 10:55 AM
tadhp: LOL :D No, man, that's too shiny for me!
Remember, I'm going all black: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11974-BlackBeauty-to-be-born-beginnings&country=&status=

04-25-2012, 11:14 PM
tadhp: LOL :D No, man, that's too shiny for me!
Remember, I'm going all black: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11974-BlackBeauty-to-be-born-beginnings&country=&status=

Looking forward to see your beautiful mod :cool:

07-16-2012, 05:38 PM
The H100 is a noise creator like nothing else, the vibs from the pump, spread through the cpu/bracket----> case

You know, EK, you know.....

And u dont need the foam in there.. ;o)

07-16-2012, 06:45 PM
And u dont need the foam in there

Well, I can not tell you how it would be without that sound dampening material... I put it there when I was modding the top of the case... - one thing I can tell you though: the system is very quiet! In the nights I spent working on it, the only noise i could hear was the air conditioning's (when it started, of course). I wish to point out here that the sound dampening material isn't just on the side panels... it's also on the front, top and bottom too. Also, the whole case sits on silicone and all fans (and the H100's radiator) are mounted through silicone washers...

Check my new tweakings on this system: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?18970-Optimizing-my-temporary-ROG-Rig&country=&status=

Now, with the North Bridge cooler, I do get some sound... not too bothering though...

07-19-2013, 08:32 AM
I think you should have to change the system now because it would have been good for several years but not nnow.

07-19-2013, 09:28 AM
LOL, that system got optimized - http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?18970-Optimizing-my-temporary-ROG-Rig

Then it got kinda forgotten... - http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?20047-The-Chronicle-of-My-TestBench

Then completely replaced - http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33193-My-New-ROG-Desktop

But thanks reminding me about that mobo and CPU! :cool: They still have great potential for benching... :D

07-19-2013, 09:47 AM
hey that Acoustic panels look good...I want one too...where can I get it?

07-19-2013, 09:53 AM
This is the product: http://www.acoustiproducts.us/en/acoustipack.asp

But not sure where exactly you can get it at your location...

07-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Thanks buddy...I will look for it...

07-19-2013, 10:01 AM
No problem, mate! :)

07-19-2013, 10:16 AM
I talked to the dealer here...they don't have it:(..but they said they can import anything under $150 for free...So I decided to order it myself from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/AcoustiPack-APExtS-EXTRA-Sheet-PC-Soundproofing-Insulation-/400324900527..I can avoid custom duty if the product is under 10000INR...THAT IS 170$...

07-19-2013, 12:07 PM
Good luck with sound insulating! :)

Don't forget, you have to have very good airflow in your case - otherwise this sound insulation will keep your system very warm...

07-19-2013, 12:51 PM
Considering to get 240mm rad & use spared two 120mm fans at the side..my h60 rad fan is getting noisy....I will post it when I get my stuff together

07-19-2013, 02:38 PM
If you want a really quiet system, then you should use something like this too (for mounting the fans):


07-19-2013, 03:26 PM
Oh...yeah...Thanks for sharing that Z...I knew that mounting but totally forgot...I will look for it too..

07-19-2013, 03:34 PM
got them here!

07-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Cool, good luck with your build! :)

07-20-2013, 09:18 AM
Make sure you post up heaps of pictures :)