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Old 06-23-08, 01:06 PM   #13
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No, but that would be really nice. Las Vegas, NV is already starting to suck ass!!! The heat here is so dry and hot!!! It's like being in an oven.
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No problem, I would be better off taking a rain check. DarthBeavis however would be most interesting to visit.
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I'm looking forward to upgrading my HP BlackBird 002 with NVIDIA'S 280 series in SLI water cooled. I will also be changing out the motherboard with an Asus 790i SLI motherboard. I've been able to dissect how I will remove my current Asus Striker Extreme 680i motherboard but what puzzles me the most is how will I ever be able to change out my watercooled EVGA 8800 Ultra's in SLI? The system is sealed and I don't really know if the current attached waterblocks can even be used on the up and coming 280 series with 55nm technology. I don't know if any other members owning an HP BlackBird 002 has encountered this problem? It's great for discussion so if anyone has good suggestions for this matter then let's hear it. So far the only way I've been able to even consider upgrading my hp blackbird system is to have the unit shipped to Voodoo PC and have them upgrade the system for a price! Plus, I would have to cover shipping to Voodoo PC in Canada. Any suggestions??? And YES! I know this is why you never buy a pre-built cookie cutter system because it can bite you in the ass when it's time to upgrade Bla, Bla, Bla. I know most of you are in favor of a nice custom built system which I fully support but there should at least be away or some information on how someone in the world has been able to do painless upgrades on the HP BlackBird 002 without having HP/Voodoo PC get involved. My entire point is to upgrade my current system without having to build a new watercooled computer system.
DT, remember, that little tool in the black padding is all you will need to upgrade that rig according to Batgirl! LOL!

here's some idea of what's ahead of you unless you trash that cooling system that can't even be flushed and filled with new coolent.

http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?i...scf4773ca9.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?i...cf4772ahv5.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?i...scf4724vb3.jpg

get all the proper hardware for your new parts and maybe even change the radiator, lots of kits out there.

check out this case and watch the flash movie, may give you some ideas

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/60...l?tl=c7s532b97



some kits and stuff, just browse this site on water cooling.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g30/...tml?o=title_az
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Old 06-29-08, 11:40 AM   #18
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Gotta love this from Rahul Sood...

date 06-17-2008 12:22 PM author Rahul writes: You can always swap out the liquid cooled cards for air cooled if you want. In this case the cards are actually air cooled, but in the future we may offered liquid cooled ones as well. It might require you swapping to CPU only liquid cooling.

That said, I don't see why we wouldn't offer upgrades to our customers - I'm not sure how it works in the case of Blackbird, but with Voodoo customers send back their machines and we do full upgrades where we charge for parts and labor and reimage the machine like it's new. I recommend you email Chris Sutton (our sales manager) and cc me. We'll see what we can do.

Although your machine is only 6 months old, you could always hold off until later to upgrade, but as you can tell your system will house the latest and greatest components without an issue.

HA! and a bag of chips!
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this thread is a good lesson why never buy pre-build systems
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You could do TRI-SLI . . .if you have no bought the gpus already make sure you get the BFG 280 WC cards. BFG will warranty the card/block combo . . .and the blocks are Danger Den blocks! I need to get specs on the case so I can recommend the radiator. My plan is to get Danger Den involved and how what you can do if Voodoo/HP used their hardware instead
Great! Danger Den might be able to help! It's still along road ahead for the upgrade since HP/Voodoo PC sealed off the system.
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DT, remember, that little tool in the black padding is all you will need to upgrade that rig according to Batgirl! LOL!

here's some idea of what's ahead of you unless you trash that cooling system that can't even be flushed and filled with new coolent.

http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?i...scf4773ca9.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?i...cf4772ahv5.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?i...scf4724vb3.jpg

get all the proper hardware for your new parts and maybe even change the radiator, lots of kits out there.

check out this case and watch the flash movie, may give you some ideas

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/60...l?tl=c7s532b97



some kits and stuff, just browse this site on water cooling.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g30/...tml?o=title_az
CapnKirk,

Nice to see you back on the forums! So what have you done to you're blackbird over the past months?
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CapnKirk,

Nice to see you back on the forums! So what have you done to you're blackbird over the past months?

Thx bro!

Well, let's see, installed 4 different flavors of Vista until I gave birth, played around with different types of ram and bios versions, bios flash methods, NB cooling, drivers, and worked hard to get good ole' win xp pro 32 running with my highest 3dmark06 yet.
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but this board won't change/save bios settings sometimes, still runs a bit too hot for my tastes and that's putting up with fan noise from the fans I had to install to cool down the "Asus Sun Formula ll"

I hate the cheap simple sealed cooling system they put in these.

haven't done much gaming at all since i got it last november, as you know all too well.

so got an xbox 360 and am gaming when i want instead of constantly working on the BB.

need a break and am trying to design a proper water cooling system mod that includes the NB, SB issues.

but hey, my 600 pound friend can sit on the thing like they said it could do.
so can't complain.


well, let me go bro, gotta go run it over with my truck again and see if the case will actually twist.

and how is your BB doing?
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Thx bro!

Well, let's see, installed 4 different flavors of Vista until I gave birth, played around with different types of ram and bios versions, bios flash methods, NB cooling, drivers, and worked hard to get good ole' win xp pro 32 running with my highest 3dmark06 yet.
19214
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=7150355


but this board won't change/save bios settings sometimes, still runs a bit too hot for my tastes and that's putting up with fan noise from the fans I had to install to cool down the "Asus Sun Formula ll"

I hate the cheap simple sealed cooling system they put in these.

haven't done much gaming at all since i got it last november, as you know all too well.

so got an xbox 360 and am gaming when i want instead of constantly working on the BB.

need a break and am trying to design a proper water cooling system mod that includes the NB, SB issues.

but hey, my 600 pound friend can sit on the thing like they said it could do.
so can't complain.


well, let me go bro, gotta go run it over with my truck again and see if the case will actually twist.

and how is your BB doing?
Since the system is sealed I've been waiting for a revision list of hardware I'll be needing in order to do the much needed upgrade on the video cards. I want to go tri-SLI with three danger den waterblocks on the NVIDIA/BFG 55NM 280 series graphics cards. Or two way standard SLI. I will also get an Asus 790i Motherboard or better since a refresh on the board is due anytime. I'll also top the system off with 4GB of Corsair Dominator Series DDR3 1600MHz or higher memory. I hope someone can unlock the blue print on this ****ing sealed watercooled system!
Say, how is you're legal battle with HP/Voodoo in regards to the system? Have you paid the bill for the unit yet?
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