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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    One last thought - on your motherboard, you might be able to reclaim a few mm if you remove the metal enclosures surrounding your usb and sound ports. I've removed them once just to take a peek, and I don't think they were absolutely necessary. Also, aluminum HVAC tape works nice as a EM shield...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    What you are looking for is going to be tough. I'm really surprised the HDPLEX one doesn't work. The 3090 should not require PCIE 4.0, maybe check to make sure resizable bar isn't enabled in your bios too? Does the long HDPlex cable work when you don't daisy chain them? You might try a shorter...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Good catch - I had mine flat at first and got it watertight through force, but had since carved the surface around the bulge. Do you think you’ll have to sand / polish the watertight faces at all? Can’t tell from the pictures but they look like they have a course grain.
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Oof, I hope it doesn’t come to that. Here’s a guide Josh put together for ultra low profile cables: Low profile cables
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    I’m very anxiously waiting how you handle the 3090 power connector - system ram occlusion issue. It seems like low profile cables could be the answer - like the kind without a male housing and each pin is individually inserted.
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Well, Stockx has them for 2150 2000 + whatever transaction costs they bake in. https://stockx.com/nvidia-founders-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-graphics-card
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Its actually my pig-tail power connector. Aviation connector into the S4, C14 from the wall. But man I am impressed you were able to create the port adapter via a lathe. With the position of the bolts on the terminal, I thought it was next to impossible to have a side port. Seeing your...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Thanks - I hope you get a 3080 TI! I am using it standing up generally, but if I switch to console mode, I'll take your advice and reorient it. For the ports, I am using the space next to the pump, because there isn't anywhere else! I'm getting some brackets laser-cut to hold them in place...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Hi All I received my ADT link flat cables (2x displayport, 1x hdmi), and am now able to use the Noctua fan. It is really efficient with my undervolting to 1845MHZ peak keeping the GPU around 65-67 degrees at 1000 RPM. The flat right angle connectors stick out further than I thought so here is...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    In this case it is AC to DC which is where the majority of the heat is lost. If I put the AC/DC brick outside of the case, that is where the heat would go. The DC - DC heat is negligible in this case. For a battery, the heat is related to the batteries internal resistance - so let’s say you are...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Thanks! The RAM is crucial Ballistix 3600 (Link). My shots of the top view are pretty tough to make out bc of the tubes and wires tucked in, but here goes. Basically, the custom acrylic terminal goes up to but not over the ram, but the fittings go right over the RAM.
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Gulp... 87 C at 460W from the wall. I am able to undervolt to 390W and keep a decent 15224 (17k graphics score) Timespy score. I think I am going to add a waterblock to the outside of the PSU where the internal heatsink is. I am hopeful that will keep the temps down while not impacting the rest...
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    Other Corsair short straight Terminal Block for XG7 Waterblock 2021-05-01

    The Corsair terminal design I used to create a straight low profile G1/4 terminal for my watercooled S4M. I submitted it to be laser cut in 3 layers and then used JBWeld 4 to adhere the layers together. The layer with the G1/4 terminal holes must also be tapped using a G1/4 tap (I used this...
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    Cooling Corsair short straight Terminal Block for XG7 Waterblock

    Vaderator submitted a new resource: Corsair short straight Terminal Block for XG7 Waterblock - Corsair GPU Waterblocks add significant width Read more about this resource...