Q6600@3.51 + Three Rads + 2 Pumps + ArmorLCS

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by annaconda, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    As my old thread get lost in the Database, i have to redo from the scratch.

    Hardware Setup:

    Q6600 B3 @ 3.51
    XFX 680i Sli Motherboard
    4GB OCZ PC6400 DDR2 @ 1004mhz
    X1900XT 512MB DDR3 @ 700/1800
    ATI 650 Pro HDTV Tunner
    2 x 320GB SATAII RAID 0
    18X DVD Writer
    Thermaltake Armor LCS
    500 Watts Ultra-X finity PSU


    Water Setup:

    D-tek Fuzion
    MCP 655 Pump
    2 X MCR 320 Radiators
    Thermaltake's 220 Radiator
    Thermaltake's Pump + Reservoir
    MCW30 Chipset Block
    MCW60 GPU Block.
    Swiftech's Micr Reservoir
    1/2" ID Tubbing from Home Depot.

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    XFX 680i + X1900XT + Chipset with Water Blocks on.


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  2. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Cooling Reactor. :D


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    Mounted and Back View.

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    Front Vew Meet the Tripple Barrel it beats with 680i Sli's Theme.

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    Filling with Coolant.

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  3. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Little Fan on South Chip.

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    Night Shots :)

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  4. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Benches with Nice Temps.


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  5. Dethred

    Dethred 2[H]4U

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    Nice, what are the temp differences between "passive" and fan-cooled radiators?
     
  6. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

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    a *lot* (roughly 60-90%) more cooling power.

    Traditional sized radiators arn't supposed to be run passive, they're too restrictive to let much air through.
     
  7. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What i see is not more than 10C - 15C. I can run Q6600 @ 3.5ghz all day @ 1.425v in bios and in windows 1.34v passive.
     
  8. sabregen

    sabregen Even My Fleshlight is FDE

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    I'd love to see the bracket for the front intake 1202.2 rad. I also have an armor, and as you know, my parts are on their way. I'll be using the 120.2 up front, so it'd be a great help if you had any shots of how you attached that rad in the front of the Armor. Thanks.

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    Oh, and nice rig man!
     
  9. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sabergen. I have Armor LCS, which comes with the water cooling system. It has a custom bracket and i think it come with other Armors too for hard drive, where you can attach the radiator. The following picture will help you understand, and compare if you have this in your Armor.


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  10. sabregen

    sabregen Even My Fleshlight is FDE

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    thanks for the pic, it's really worth 1000 words! I did see that yours was the LCS edition before I posted that question. Mine is not the LCS, and as such, does not have the HDD backet that yours came with. I suppose I will be going to Home Depot anyways...looks like a custom mount is in order for my setup. Thanks again for the picture.
     
  11. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So Sabergen did you figure out how you are going to mount the radiator ?
     
  12. sabregen

    sabregen Even My Fleshlight is FDE

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    Not quite yet. My mom was in town to help plan the wedding, and there was just a lot going on. I'm still waiting for my res and my cpu block to show up too. I'll probably take a look at it tonight, and mount up my new fans and the lights.
     
  13. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Post pictures of your build when you are done. I would really like to see how you setup, that might give me any idea.
     
  14. DeGrey

    DeGrey n00bie

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    Hey everyone, I am VERY interested in how to setup an Armor case for water cooling as well. I'm doing my first WC build and have my gear all loaded up sans water cooling equipment. I'm just doing air cooling for now until I figure out how to setup a nice internal system for the water cooling without taking up the entire case.

    I was planning on mounting a single PA120.2 rad in the lower front of the case. The more I read though, the more I wonder if this will be enough to cool a Q6600 and a 8800 GTS. So, please post images of your radiator mountings in an Armor case for inspiration :)

    Thanks!
     
  15. madmat

    madmat 2[H]4U

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    Here's one I built for a friend in Miami:

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    And this is one I built for myself. I used Lian Li drive bay covers and drilled the ears that hold the bay in the case then screwed them into the case through the existing holes for screwing drives in place.

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    On the bottom of mine I used velcro on the rad and the bottom of the case to hold the bottom of the rad since the PC wasn't being carried very far. The one for the friend in Miami got the bulletproof dual bracket setup since it had to be shipped 1500 miles. It made the trip unscathed and ended up coming back to me (just a 700 mile trip since I moved) to have the mobo swapped and it made the trip here and back with flying colors.
     
  16. snipes23

    snipes23 Gawd

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    I almost wished I bought a case like that, nice setups everyone. And to the guy above me who made the custom rad brackets, excellent work. It will be a while before I watercool my new q6600 setup. Mike
     
  17. annaconda

    annaconda [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Those custom brackets works. Nice
     
  18. madmat

    madmat 2[H]4U

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    Thanks :)