New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

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

  1. w1retap

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  2. prasvt

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    Here's my first attempt at water cooling. Swiftech H20-220-APEX-GT kit. Good kit, though my only complaint was that the plastic clamps are utter crap - ended up having to improvise and use nylon zip ties. On the upside, the tubes fit nice and tight on the barbs (had to use boiling water for all of 'em pretty much). Also, I had to move the top radiator fan to the outside b/c it was interfering with the PSU plug. It's an active psu so it's getting the push + pull treatment.

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  3. v3rt1g0

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    Just a bit of a teaser while I write up the project log.. and some picture galleries further below.
    I'm finishing up the top panel now, then I'll button the whole thing up.

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    Early Stage Picture Gallery:
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    Later Stage Picture Gallery:
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    Parts List:
    - Lian Li PC-A70B Aluminum Case
    - ASUS Maximus Extreme X38 Mobo w/Built-in Chipset Waterblock
    - Intel Q9300 2.5ghz Core2Quad w/DangerDen MC-TDX Waterblock
    - OCZ Plat 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    - Two 150GB WD Raptors (RAID0) w/AlphaCool SilentStar Dual HDD Waterblock/Silencing Box (w/Additional layers of mousepad for sound dampening)
    - 8800GTX w/DangerDen 8800GTX Waterblock (GPU is ~1yr old, Waterblock is new)
    - Two random automotive heatercores w/added 1/2" hose barbs and shrouded 140mm YL fans
    - Lots of 1/2" ID 5/8" OD Tygon tubing w/coolsleves, couple dozen 5/8" hose clamps, Mousepads, etc.
    - Enermax Liberty 620w PSU w/All wires stealthed
    - AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12 Pump w/Custom suspension framework
    - Sunbeam Rheobus w/Stealth Faceplate, same for DVDRW

    Going to start OC'ing the beast this weekend..
     
  4. Mick64

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  5. Down8

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    Li'Lfish, DX38BT, Q6700@3.33GHz, 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3, WD6400AAKS, HD4850 (needs an S1), Lite-On SATA, HX620
    MCR-220+Yate-Loons, MCP-655 @ 1, DD X38, DTek Fuzion V2+Quad, microsres, 7/16" MasterKleer, PrimoChill UV coils

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    PSU is weatherstripped to isolate from the inside (air drawn from outside goes right back out)
    Rad is weatherstripped to force the hot air down through vent holes
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    Temporary 120mm until I get Kama-bay or Lian-Li bay,
    and the older style 80mm Li-Li bay for my HDD(s)

    I have a small concern that the res is too low, and I definitely need taller feet/Li-Li replacement wheels to remove some restriction on the rad exhaust. But, so far it's working great. I haven't been able to get it above 56*C (even at 87*F ambient), but I still need a fan controller to lower the noise.

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    Lastly, I call these shots "Confessions of a Hardware Junkie":
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    I'll need to take these again when I clean up the HTPC, and I'll open my laptop & lay out the Axim just to make the family complete. :D
    (The SonataIII is actually empty - for a few more days - it's going to be a sound editing machine for my brother-in-law.)

    Also, I'm finally 2[H]4U, sweet!
     
  6. Mick64

    Mick64 n00b

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    Yesturday, I replaced my DDC pump with a D5 and mounted it in the bottom section. Added a bit of sound proofing as well to tidy things up.:D

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  7. LiQuiD[EViL]

    LiQuiD[EViL] Limp Gawd

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    1st WC setup. Any comments, especially how the tubing is routed, would be great.

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  8. MrE

    MrE 2[H]4U

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  9. Vlad_13

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    Update! Got new ram and video card :D

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    And here is the red girl :D Idles around 38-40C Load temps 42-45C
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  10. Stabbin

    Stabbin Limp Gawd

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    My Wolfdale rig:

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  11. mode

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    My first WC build

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  12. mit78

    mit78 Limp Gawd

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    my final rig now.
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  13. R1ckCa1n

    R1ckCa1n [H]ardness Supreme

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    My newest build based on some good Feser gear.

    Out with the OLD:

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    Last, some temps.

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  14. swale

    swale Limp Gawd

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    Ok some nice rigs on here, some photos of mine below....

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  15. JLangevin

    JLangevin [H]ard|Gawd

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    Watercooling items:

    -1/2 ID Tube
    -Older Swiftech Waterblock
    -FluidXP non-conductive coolant
    -Dangerden Micro-Pump (super quiet)
    -Swiftech Reservior
    -120mm x 2 Radiator Mounted on top of case.

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  16. Mick64

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  17. AntiHeroUK

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    My first attempt at water cooling :)

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  18. grugar

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    nearly finished.
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  19. mellojoe

    mellojoe Gawd

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    This project has been an EXTREMELY long time coming. 3 years, stalled out multiple times due to some medical problems my wife has had to endure, but with her clean bill of health came a new enthusiasm to complete this project.

    This weekend, I finally did it.

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    Intel E7200 @ 3.8 ghz
    VCore @ 1.36v
    DTek Fuzion v2
    2 x 120mm BIX GTX II
    Swiftech MCP655
    Swiftech MicroRes
    1/2" Barbs
    7/16" MasterKleer
    clear PrimoChill Liquid Utopia
    clear Distilled Water
    black Anti-Kink Coils

    All tucked nice an neat inside my black Lian Li PC A16. :):D

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    PS: One of these days I'll set it up on a table somewhere so I can take some really good shots of it. I want to setup a mini photo-shoot and try to get some good pictures. Black on black is hard to shoot.
     
  20. carholmes

    carholmes n00b

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  21. Stabbin

    Stabbin Limp Gawd

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    Added a second 8800gts for some sli action. I know its behind the times but it still can twist some gaming arms. E8400@3.6.;)

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  22. MrE

    MrE 2[H]4U

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    Updated the loop. New DDC 3.2 converted from an Apogee combo block
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  23. TURNnBURN

    TURNnBURN n00b

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  24. swale

    swale Limp Gawd

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    Heres my new and updated rig....
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  25. bonghitter400

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  26. AntiHeroUK

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  27. ontariotl

    ontariotl Limp Gawd

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    Now that I finally got around to tidying my own rig up, I thought I would post some pics. Not as fancy as many on here, but I'm happy with the results

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  28. heatsinker

    heatsinker [H]ardness Supreme

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    Definitely not the slickest setup in this thread, but this is my first attempt at water cooling. :D

    I was actually planning to back mount the radiator since it was popular opinion that the Feser 360 had 17mm spacing, but mine came with 15mm spacing which matched the fan holes on top of the HAF perfectly.

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  29. TI66ER

    TI66ER Limp Gawd

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    Heres mine-

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    Specs

    Processor: intel c2d E6750 @ 4ghz 1.5625vcore
    Motherboard: asus pq-e bios 1201
    Cooling: wATER
    Memory: 2x1gb Crucial ballistix pc8500@1000 1:1 5.5.5.15 2.0v
    Video Card: Gainward 4850 with xspc RAZOR waterblock
    Harddisk: 2x250gb samsung spinpoint sp2504c
    CD/DVD Drive: samsung SH-S183L sata
    CRT/LCD Model: LG l194ws widescreen lcd
    Case: Lian li V1000B plus II
    Sound Card: Onboard sound digital out to av amp
    PSU: Corsair hx520w modular
    Software: windows vista home premium(real)

    Loop is-

    Swiftech Apogee gt
    Swiftech ddc3.2+xspc top
    Xspc Razor full cover 4850 block
    Black ice pro 240mm radiator
     
  30. Deimos

    Deimos Gawd

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    Build log is over in the case mod gallery section, here is my latest build (Project Phobos):

    Lapped the water blocks and CPU, I didn't take any photos, only the end result of the CPU and CPU water block.

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    I decided to change the colour of my liquid, so got Feiser One in blue, and changed all the tubing to Tygon 1/2" ID.

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    Might as well upgrade the ram while I'm at it, got myself 8GB of Corsair dominator.
    You can't really see it here but I shifted the Zalman heatsinks from the ram on the video card to the mosfets and installed Swiftec heatsinks on the ram

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    Mounted the UV lights properly (no more hotglue) and here it is all lit up.

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    And finally, my poor old window was looking pretty beat up, so using the polishing kit I bought to lap the CPU and water blocks, I polished up the window, finishing off with car polish to get rid of the light haze left in the process.

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    Specs are:

    Silverstone Strider 850W Modular
    Swiftech Apex Ultra plus water cooling
    Darkrider case
    Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.48Ghz 435 FSB x 8 Vcore 1.456v, CPUPLL 1.55v
    Asus Maximus II Formula
    AMD-ATI Radeon 4870 @ 790Mhz core, 1100Mhz Memory
    2 X Western Digital RE 500Gb SATA2 16MB Buffer RAID 0
    Corsair Dominator 8GB PC8500 1066Mhz @ 5-5-5-12 1096Mhz 2.3v
     
  31. K1tty

    K1tty [H]ard|Gawd

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    "Back in the day" build AMD X2 and SLi 7800GTX's

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    "Way back in the day" build - custom server case and water cooling

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    Most recent h20 build from last year: QX9650 and 8800GTX

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    Current build pics coming soon .... but it isn't h20 :)
     
  32. Justphilbo

    Justphilbo n00b

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    I have everything pretty much done on this rig.

    It is a MM U2-UFO Horizon case with a C2D E8400 @ 4.230, 2x 4870x2 @ 800/950, 4 gigs of SuperTalent DDR3 1800 and a Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer on a Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6. Drives are a 500 gig WD and a Samsung DVD burner, both SATA II.

    CPU loop is a Alphacool Laing DDC Ultra pump/res, Alphacool NexXxos XP block and a MCR220QP radiator.

    GPU loop uses the same pump, two EK FC4870x2 blocks and a MCR320QP Radiator. Hoses and fittings are 3/8" and the fluid is PrimoChill Black/UV Blue.

    Almost all case hardware is 18/8 stainless #6-32 SHCS (allen) with stainless washers.

    The picture from the soundcard side shows the MB bowing down a bit, but I have fixed that.

    Also, not pictured is the top, which is clear Plexi.

    Side panels are cut down screens from Home Depot, painted gloss black to better match the case.

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  33. thaddeus.cto

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    Here is my rebuild of my MM UF2O with the new Pedestal, the pics are not the best, but you get the idea:

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  35. durazor

    durazor n00b

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  37. crazyfinx

    crazyfinx Gawd

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    here something I put together this weekend, still have to finish the mounts for the pumps and also wanted to add some blue LED's around the case to finish up - let me know what you guys think :D

    Lian Li V2010
    Win Vista x64
    DFI LT P35
    e8400 @ 4.03ghz
    4gb DDR2 Geil Estoria 800
    ATI 4850
    3x 320GB 16mb 7200.10s RAID 0
    3x 500GB 32mb 7200.11's RAID 5
    1X 37GB Raptor

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  38. doox00

    doox00 2[H]4U

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    Just completed mine last night.

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  39. prasvt

    prasvt Gawd

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    Well here's my new build. After my Abit iP35 Pro went down, I picked up an Asus Maximus II Formula and a Cosmos S case so I could keep the radiator inside the case. So here are a couple of pics. Only the CPU is watercooled as the GTX260 Core16 runs pretty cool on its own.

    So the MCR320 radiator fit perfectly inside the ceiling of the case with just enough room to clear the motherboard - I'm using three fat 120x38mm fans (2 scythe, 1 panaflo). Reservoir and Pump were mounted in the 5.25" bay above my 2 optical drives - using velcro to secure them.

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    Just a shot of the roof fans - 3 Coolermaster 1200rpm quite fans (blue LED).

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    Everything connected. I tried to do do a little better cable management and it's pretty clean for the most part.

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    Just a shot of it running. Have a Sunbeam fan controller controlling the rad fans and the roof fans.

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    Thus far, even with the radiator inside the case (as opposed to mounting on the back as before), the temps are as good if not better. Has been idling @ ~31C and high 40s under load @ 400x9..but I've only done rudimentary overclocking..
     
  40. MrE

    MrE 2[H]4U

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    Swapped from a single to a dual loop:

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