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blade52x

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Which pump top and res is that? I like it. How is it to bleed?

Sorry I did not realize this was asked. If still useful it is

This pump top : http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...lack_Acetal.html?tl=g57c595&id=BjyTk5Sn#blank

Adapter to res : http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...al_D5_XRES_Upgrade_Link.html?tl=g57c595#blank (only if you want res directly attached)

And the res can be of any size in their X3 series. I now have a smaller 150 on top of it. I like because it's probably about as compact as you can make an internal pump/res setup. Bleeding was extremely easy too. In general pumps mounted at the bottom of the loop with the res above them have a far easier time with bleeding.
 
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sok0

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Upgraded my rig , finally got some pics. Going to sleeve the rest of the cables when I have time.

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psyclist

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Figured I post whore it up a little. Happy with my new loop, once I can move my HD's to all 2.5" in this machine. Ill change up the layout a little but for now, works awesome and stays quiet when gaming!


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smangular

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Activate: AMD, that looks amazing great job. I love the clean straight lines you setup.
How many hours did you invest in that?
 

Activate: AMD

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Activate: AMD, that looks amazing great job. I love the clean straight lines you setup.
How many hours did you invest in that?
Too many. It was probably about 2 weeks from the time I took my machine down to getting it back up and running with the new loop. Granted, I didn't work on it every day, most days I didn't spend more than an hour or two after work, and some of that was finishing up sleeving. Somebody more experienced in hardline than me probably could have had it done in a fraction of the time though, since there were some nights I'd spend an hour or more bending tubes and end up with nothing I thought was usable. It was a great experience, even if all my friends told me I was crazy doing it all myself... thats half the fun!
 

psyshack

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My current H440 X99 and S340 Z97 rigs.
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The old Q6600 that will not fail me. It's still at 4ghz and rock stable and looks like the day this pic was taken. I wish Li would make good cases now days.
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Kardonxt

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I now have way more respect for for the hard acrylic tubing builds. The 90s are easy but I hadn't even thought of the bends that need to go in multiple directions until I had to do them lol.

Still waiting on dye and and the 140mm fan but working well so far.

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doug_7506

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I now have way more respect for for the hard acrylic tubing builds. The 90s are easy but I hadn't even thought of the bends that need to go in multiple directions until I had to do them lol.

Yeah, but hardline looks soo good.

Finally pieced everything together!

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Really love the look! Performance is also pretty excellent!

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That was after about 8 runs of heaven.

Only complaint, like everyone warned me about, is how hard it is to bleed with two tied together on one system. I can still access the fill port on the top, but since the 280mm radiator is higher, I cant put anymore water in it. I also have a quick disconnect at the bottom, but it too is at the point where I can't add anymore. So now it sounds like a quiet water fountain in my computer.... lol
 

madmat

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It's a work in progress. 4690K, ASUS Z97 Pro Wi-Fi, 8 gigs of DDR3 1866 G-Skill, SLI GTX 760's, 256GB Crucial SSD, dual loops with a Swiftech MCP35X on the GPU loop feeding parallel MCW82's and cooled by a Black Ice Nemesis 240 GTS and the CPU loop has a Swiftech Apogee Drive II also cooled by a Nemesis GTS. The fans are all Cougar 120mm PWM Vortex fans and the GPU rad has 2-140mm fans in the stock position for a Define R5.

The last piece of the puzzle is the PSU which will be here Friday.
 

Nobu

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Working okay so far (35c/67c, idle/p95, 24c amb), with a bit of vibration from the pump every now and then (a light press on the panel puts that to rest). May switch back to my AMD system later (ASUS's OC settings are too far above me, and I feel like this board/CPU is more prone to becoming unresponsive), but I'll be keeping the loop in more or less the same configuration, with the same RAM.
 

Drew1966

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Thanks here are the specs of the two builds.

The Nvidia Green and Black build:

Caselabs TH10A
Motherboard Formula VI Z87 1150
Processor Intel i7 4770K
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 16GB 2400
Samsung EVO 250
1 WD black 1TB 7200
1 WD Velociraptor 10000RPM 1TB
2 MSI 780ti Twin Froz
Corsair AX 860i
Windows 7

Watercooling:

3 Alphacool 460 UT60
1 Alphacool 360 UT 45
23 NoiseBlocker Black Silent Pro PK-2
EK Full Nickel CPU Block
2 EK Full CSQ 780ti Blocks
Bitspower 12mmOD 10mm ID Black Sparkle Fittings
EK 12mm OD 10mm ID Acrylic Tubing
2 EK D5 Pump and Reservoir Combos
Mayhems X1 Oil Black Collant and X1 Clear with Emerald Green Dye

The Small Build Goldfinger Themed Build

Caselabs S5 Paint done by Hanoverfist
Motherboard Asus ROG Gene VII
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Corsair Vengance Pro 16GB 2400
Intel 730 240SSD
1 WD 1TB 7200
2 EVGA 980 SC
Corsair AX860I
Windows 7

Watercooling:

1 Darkside Low Profile Radiator 360
1 Darkside Low Profile 240 Radiator
7 NoiseBlocker E-Loop B12-3
EK DDC 3.2 PWM pump
Bitspower 3.2 Pump Top and True Brass Pump heatsink body kit
Bitspower 12mm OD 10mm ID True Brass Fittings throught out the build
Bitspower 12mm OD 10mm ID Acrylic Tubine
EK Acrylic EVO CPU Block
2 EK 980 Acrylic Blocks

All custom cables for both builds were handled by Ensourced.
 

aerial-

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Back to watercooling.

Before:

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After:

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Radiator:

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Pump + radiator and where it is hidden:

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Silence and great performance, I'm quite pleased with results.
 

Starrbuck

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I finally completed my watercooling upgrades. Let me know what you guys think. Specs are in my sig.







Added second GTX 980 for SLI + ASUS ROG Enthusiast SLI bridge and Bitspower acrylic bridge:



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SticKx911

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Back to watercooling.

Before:

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Silence and great performance, I'm quite pleased with results.

Seems like that is in a position that is really hurting airflow. Putting the speaker on one of those book shelves and putting the rad where the speaker is will give you more air flow and water pressure as you'd be working with a lower head pressure. I like the idea though.
 
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Nirad9er

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Here are some pictures of my brother and I's setups. Probably weighs like 100lbs LOL
Triple and double 140s at bottom and quad 120 up top.





 

Thermite Paste

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Here's my first build, tried to fit a beefy setup into a Corsair C70. I think it came out pretty well, had to get creative in some places to get everything mounted though ;)





More pics/details are in the album: C70 Under Water
 

Creepin_D

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Here are some pics of my updated system.

I changed the color of the tubing to match my board. I also added valves to isolate my video card, as that is the hardware I will be updating the most.






 

w1retap

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New x99 build. Re-used my 980 GTX until Pascal drops.

Specs:
Jonsbo RM3-S
Seasonic 1050 Platinum
EVGA Micro2 x99
Intel i7 5930k
32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2666 w/ Light Bars
EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0
512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME M.2

Water parts:
CPU - EK Supremacy EVO
GPU - EK FC-GTX980
Backplate: EK FC-GTX980
Radiator: EKWB PE 480 (4x120mm)
Pump: Phobya DC12-400
Reservoir: Alphacool Lighttower
Bulkhead: (2) Alphacool Bulkhead Connector G1/4 - Deep Black
Fittings: EK-ACF compression fittings - 10/13mm purple
Quick Disconnects: Primochill QD3 10mm/13mm Black
Tubing: PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD - Purple
Radiator Fan Controller: Lamptron FC5

Other stuff:
1x 24-pin ATX cable, MDPC-X sleeved
1x 8-pin EPS cable, MDPC-X sleeved
2x 6+2-pin PCIe cables, MDPC-X sleeved
Purple Anodized Cap Screws
Purple Anodized Counter-sunk Washers
UV Purple LED interior case lighting
USB 3.0 Slim Header Connector
Fan Cable Extenders
Purple LED Vandal Switch
Purple DJ Gel Light Covers

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A buddy of mine gave me his old machine when he decided to build a new one, and his old machine is considerably better than my old desktop (Q6600 w/ 8GB & GTX 470). The water hadn't been changed in 3 years, and there was crazy growth inside the system. Needless to say, I tore it down, cleaned out the waterblocks, redesigned the loop, bought all new tubing/fittings/components (I reused the original radiators), and rebuilt. Here are a couple photos:

Here is the original build:
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Here are a couple shots of the finished product:
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DWolvin

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Huh, I guess I never posted, but here is my current setup - slowly transitioning to Monsoon as I find them cheap... ;)
But for a setup built on the hella cheap I am very happy.
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ZeroH

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New x99 build. Re-used my 980 GTX until Pascal drops.

Specs:
Jonsbo RM3-S
Seasonic 1050 Platinum
EVGA Micro2 x99
Intel i7 5930k
32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2666 w/ Light Bars
EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0
512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVME M.2

Water parts:
CPU - EK Supremacy EVO
GPU - EK FC-GTX980
Backplate: EK FC-GTX980
Radiator: EKWB PE 480 (4x120mm)
Pump: Phobya DC12-400
Reservoir: Alphacool Lighttower
Bulkhead: (2) Alphacool Bulkhead Connector G1/4 - Deep Black
Fittings: EK-ACF compression fittings - 10/13mm purple
Quick Disconnects: Primochill QD3 10mm/13mm Black
Tubing: PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD - Purple
Radiator Fan Controller: Lamptron FC5

Other stuff:
1x 24-pin ATX cable, MDPC-X sleeved
1x 8-pin EPS cable, MDPC-X sleeved
2x 6+2-pin PCIe cables, MDPC-X sleeved
Purple Anodized Cap Screws
Purple Anodized Counter-sunk Washers
UV Purple LED interior case lighting
USB 3.0 Slim Header Connector
Fan Cable Extenders
Purple LED Vandal Switch
Purple DJ Gel Light Covers



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Nice setup man. Can you show your radiator and reservoir setup? I'm looking to do an external setup and am looking for ideas. Thanks.
 

alxlwson

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EKWB DBay D5 PWM combo
EKWB L240 radiator
EKWB Supremecy MX
EKWB pastel green
EKWB compression fittings
Primochill Advanced LRT 10/16
Thermaltake Riing 120mm Green x6
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KazeoHin

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All these enthusiasts using the disgusting milky additives, when did this become a thing? Why do people like it? Do other people actually think having opaque, milky fluid running through your system looks good? Nearly every setup on this page is using thick, gooey additive that looks like body fluid.

I mean, these are awesome setups, and a LOT of work goes into these, but why all the milk!?
 

alxlwson

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All these enthusiasts using the disgusting milky additives, when did this become a thing? Why do people like it? Do other people actually think having opaque, milky fluid running through your system looks good? Nearly every setup on this page is using thick, gooey additive that looks like body fluid.

I mean, these are awesome setups, and a LOT of work goes into these, but why all the milk!?

It's not an additive. It's a coolant concentrate. I'm using EK's Pastel in the green/lime color. I like the look of it. I do wish it was darker though
 

DWolvin

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Eh, to each their own. My loop is distilled and a few drops of dark blue (UV?) EK stuff that came with my loop... Basically clear. I only want enough color to see the level in the system. But some of the pearlescent stuff looks cool enough to be worth the headache if the system is on display...
 

w1retap

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Nice setup man. Can you show your radiator and reservoir setup? I'm looking to do an external setup and am looking for ideas. Thanks.
Sorry for the delay, I did not see that you had asked a question. Here's how I have the rad/reservoir/pump mounted. It is the EK D5 pump/res combo, mounted to the back of the radiator with the 120mm EK mounting bracket, and I used XSPC universal 120mm mounting brackets for the radiator.

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