New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by zer0signal667, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    My frankenpump, mcp35x inside an Alphacool DDC310 body mounted on a EK uni holder. It's awesome having a microcenter near that carries all sorts of EK goodies.

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  2. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    My watercooled PC :p
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  3. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    Is that your coffee table?
     
  4. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    It is now, it was a dining table :)
    The legs were chopped in half, the pull out extension leaves cut horizontally to make the sides, and the bottom fitted from some old mdf.
    The only things I bought were the corner joints and some screws.
    I'm glad to hide all the junk and wires coming from the PCs rear.
    The rad is under the table with 2x140mm fans pointing upward.
     
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  5. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    lol, it was a dining table...!
     
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  6. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Hehe yeah.
    I had the idea about a year ago due to the mess but had no table.
    By coincidence my Mum cleared out one of her spare rooms and offered me this.
    I was worried it would be too big but its great.
    The only slight issue was the leaves were warped but you can only tell close up.
    The PC is much quieter too and there is plenty of room to do a major mod with large silent fans.

    It changed the rooms bass response a bit so I had to fiddle with the subwoofer.
    15Hz isnt quite as strong now but at least that end of the room doesnt look like junk.
    Very happy with it.
     
  7. Chapeau

    Chapeau Limp Gawd

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    Hahahaha this is an awesome hack!
    The potential to make this uber quiet is nice too. You could line basically the entire inside with soft egg crate foam and mount the case on rubber bumpers. Silent heaven!
     
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  8. Copyright

    Copyright [H]ardness Supreme

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    Made some changes (still need to update my sig)... 6700K @ 4.8ghz 1.38V, Asus Sabertooth Z170S White Camo Mobo... Performance wise it was more of a side grade but cosmetic its a huge upgrade.

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  9. jwimsett

    jwimsett Gawd

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    IMG_3298.JPG IMG_3300.JPG Nothing special
    4770k stock
    1080
    Dc12-400 pump running at 8.0v with help from dc-dc converter mounted on top.

    120.1
    92.2 radiators

    Fans pushing air in and out of case

    No space for reservoir, basic t line.
     
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  10. Chapeau

    Chapeau Limp Gawd

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    Cool! Nice setup... The converter is cool... I'd never think of using something like that.
     
  11. Nebell

    Nebell Gawd

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    Changed my project up a bit.
    I need something new to build, but I'm not ready to let this one go just yet :/
     

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  12. Nebulous

    Nebulous Gawd

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    Here's mine:

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  13. sysfailur

    sysfailur n00bie

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    Been out of the game for many years but have run a watercooled system since 1999. I've since gone from overclocking everything to the nth degree to wanting low temps, quiet operation, and a solid workstation platform for years to come. I went with the X10DAX (supports up to 2TB) and built up from there. This is primarily a photo editing/work rig but of course I game too ;)

    Btw Although this worked it was really tight and I cut/trimmed/drilled lots to make it work and I still don't have the upper radiator being cooled properly. Idle temps are ~29C on all GPU/CPU and load is about ~40C so far.

    System Specs:

    Supermicro X10DAX
    2 x Intel Xeon 2630 V4 10 core/per, 2.2ghz, 3.3ghz turbo, 40 threads)
    4 x 32GB Black Diamond ECC 2400mhz - 128gb total... upgrading to 256 shortly for quad channel -- screwed that aspect up
    2 x Titan X Maxwell 12GB in SLI
    Plextor 1TB NVME m2 pci-e
    Mushkin 1TB Reactor
    Intel X540 T2 10Gb x 2 - card glitching out and also needs a thinner heat sink to work in system
    Soundblaster Z
    Corsair AX1200 PSU

    Cooling:

    Lian Li PC-V1000LB - wanted black/black but unavailable anywhere
    Alphacool Radiators 2 x 120, 3 x 120
    PPC 2000 and 3000 fans - Impossible to install a second fan on top radiator. I plan on making a shroud for both fans and venting in from case panel
    Heatmaster II for fan control mounted to rear of mobo tray- Anyone have an english version of this software?????
    EK waterblocks for processors
    Alphacool GPX-N Titan X blocks
    Heatkiller 200 res x 2
    Aphacool pumps x 2
    Alphacool fittings

    Other info:

    Eaton 5PX 1500w UPS on workstation and server/network on a separate unit.
    Photo storage is on my HP DL380e server with a large array running vmware.
    Ubiquiti networks for 10Gb, 1Gb, router, access points, phones, security cameras

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  14. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    Heres my current setup still needs some tweaking and some new parts got put on hold after i sprained my ankle bad and need tax return for a gtx 1080 and white pcie cables.

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  15. hairytoez

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    Wanted to add my 1070 into the loop

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    This was the max stable OC I was able to achieve

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    As a side note, anyone got a spare 4770K laying around?
     
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  16. JeffBlair

    JeffBlair Limp Gawd

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    I finally jumped onto the water wagon. Got a 750d, NZXT HUE+, GRID+ v2, and the XSPC 750 kit. Changed out some of the fittings for Monsoon's, and 2 60degree ones for the run from the CPU to the Radiator. Need to figure out where to put the temp sensor. Maybe from the CPU to the radiator? The t-fitting goes to my drain hose. Still need to clean up a few of the wires, and the back looks a mess. But, hey, it's working.

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  17. madweazl

    madweazl Limp Gawd

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    Still plenty to tidy up along with some tube routing changes but it's up and running.
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  18. Nebulous

    Nebulous Gawd

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    Redid my loop because I had to swap out rads. Decided to add a long awaited drain line. As many times as I've washed out my loop, tubing, cpu block and rad, I kept forgetting to add a drain line. So when it came to me draining the system, it was a pain in the ass, so this time I didn't forget ( wifey reminded me :banghead:) . I added it so it's not in the way, but still have easy access to it.
     
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  19. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    Got my new cables in just missing a new gpu now.

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  20. Nobu

    Nobu Gawd

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    Finally sort-of finished the vram and VRM cold plates I was hacking together. VRM is secured w/machine screws+nuts, vram is floating, both have ceramique underneath, copper sinks secured with AS epoxy xor the tape they came with.
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    Bent it thinking I'd have the LEDs on top, then remembered the tubes were there. D:
     
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  21. Chapeau

    Chapeau Limp Gawd

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    Interesting use of the Frozenq Ncase M1 res!
     
  22. Nobu

    Nobu Gawd

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    Yeah, wanted it there so I could fill/drain out the back...though because it's not flush it's not really practical. Need to get a couple 2-3mm extensions.
     
  23. Nobu

    Nobu Gawd

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    actually, ceramique in center with AS epoxy on corners iirc.
     
  24. Makeroflostsouls

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  25. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    You know, I live right near a Microcenter, and I never even thought to check there for my watercooling needs. I guess I just assumed that no local store would carry that stuff.

    Good to know!
     
  26. Zarathustra[H]

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  27. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    some updates to my build added white vardars got some 140s on the way to bad they arent white tho couldnt find any decent full white ones still need a new gpu thats another 2 months away. And my drain line annoys me lol just dont look great but i need one for when i switch out the gpus in a few months or clean my loop. I love the sound of the vardars up till 80% their near silent at 50-60% they are silent and cooling just as well as my cm fans at a less noise output. Any suggestions on what i can do to make it look even better.

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    What it used to look like back in dec befor i did the case swap and added a 420 rad and killed my poor rx360.


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  28. Makeroflostsouls

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    Bends shouldn't be to restrictive, they were all bent with a 9mm solid insert in them. Temps on my 5820k@4.5ghz 1.25v at full load never go above 64c. That's with the pump on 2 of 5.
     
  29. BitMaster

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    My rig with open case.


    External MoRa3 Radiator, Eheim Ceramic Pump 12V, Koolance Quick Disconns, not nice but practical as I need to take parts in & out.

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  30. Nimisys

    Nimisys [H]ardForum Junkie

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    My "your doing it wrong" setup

    2x 240 swiftech radiators
    D5 PWM pump
    Large tube radiator (which needs replaced, again)
    Rasa CPU block
    2x heatkiller GPU blocks
    Custom acrylic distribution block
    6 McMaster-Carr QDC 1/4" oriface

    3/8" copper line between pump, radiators distribution block, and part way to resevior

    5/16 x 9/16 between distribution block, QDCs and blocks. Blocks fully parallel.

    3/8" cheap clear Home Depot tubing to resevior

    Loop order: res, pump, radiator 1, Distribution block, blocks, distribution block, radiator 2, res.

    Normally it hangs from under the desk, with the hub and power switches mounted at the edge, it's dropped down at the moment and messy as a result IMG_20170220_080244141.jpg
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  31. Sickb0y

    Sickb0y [H]ard|Gawd

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    And with the side panel

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    Here's mine nothing special (with no side panel and with side panel) water cooling specs on signature
    pretty crummy compare to most setups on this thread but it does the job second water pump and reservoir are on the other side of the case ( Is a Corsair Air 540 white)
     
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  33. BitMaster

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    I really like that Phanteks Evolv Tower....if it only was E-ATX !

    I had to cut my Corsair 500r with steel cutting tools already to get the former Asus M9E to fit in...what a mess :)

    Most fat boards are E-ATX meanwhile, they should adopt the cases as well.
     
  34. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    well i got my 1080 in and put it in my system and cleaned up stuff some to me it looks alot nicer.

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  35. BitMaster

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    Thats a lot of Voltage for a 2600k to reach 4.8 !

    What are your temps in p95-AVX ?? My last 2600k went 4.8 rocksolid at 1.35v and 5.0 at 1.40v...RAM 2133MHz. Yours seems very high.
     
  36. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Three rads?
     
  37. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    Sadly shes degarded so takes alot more i plan on a x99 system in a month or 2 i have had the 2600k at 4.8-5 ghz for nearly 6 years it used to take 1.45 for 5ghz now its right on the border of 1.5 and realbench stable not prime or ibt.


    yes a 420 a 360 and a 240 little overkill now that i dont have 2 7970s in it.
     
  38. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    My 2500K didnt let me get away with a half hour test when I accidentally set it to around 1.5V after my mobo got its new LLC setting.
    Previous to that it would get 4.7GHz @ 1.44V.
    Immediately it dropped to 4.5GHz and over 2 years dropped to 4.3GHz @ around 1.4V.
    My Dad now has it at 4GHz with quite low voltage comparatively.

    Was I unlucky or are you lucky? :p
     
  39. bal3wolf

    bal3wolf Limp Gawd

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    guess im lucky because i can still run 4.5ghz on 1.35 maybe less even stable in ibt.
     
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    No extra radiators are overkill...I actually think about some "internal" ones now as my case would allow it...in addition to my MoRa3 external Radiator ( 9x120mm or 4 x 180mm ).

    Good thing with lots of water and pure mass is that you can use moderate power without ANY fan on the rad throughout the day, unless a very hot summer day.

    To even expabd the "no-fan" time I really think about more radiator surface. The more the better imho..if sound pollution matters.


    My 2600k degarded in an instant to zero :( Best CPU I ever owned !!!! ( and it was a freebee too , with mobo and RAM as well, consolidated DIY server that came back to daddy from a client )