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post #11 of 16
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Been a while since an update.

Ordered more bits and pieces, got some 550 black paracord and sleeved all the fans. Found out why Yate Loons are so cheap. They were much harder to sleeve than the GT15's, their wiring and connections were crap compared to the GT15's. Not to worry though, i only need them (6 of them) to give some positive pressure to the case and draw in cool air from the front and rear holes.

On that note, I need to order 6 more of the mesh covers from Mountain Mods as I decided to use 2 on each of the intake holes with a piece of filter foam sandwiched between it to create a nice filter. I only hope it's not TOO restrictive. It sure looks restrictive, can barely see through it but for sucking air in it should be ok.

All the rads are mounted, got my power plate for the fans and some various wires for power. For all the testing going to use an old PSU I have here.

Instead of buying the rediculously expensive koolance QDC plate mounts and putting 2 on the box and 2 on the PC, I got some special fittings from Home Depot. Will put up some pics of everything so far tomorrow.

Left to do is the other 3 intake fans/holes (after I get the 6 new mesh filters).. drill the holes in the external case, and my PC case.... connect all the tubing and do a leak test.

going to set it all up and run it for a couple of days with all the blocks etc etc connected up but not mounted in my PC to check for leaks and to ensure the flow rate is sufficient and air intake/exhaust ratios are correct.

oh yeah, between the case and the PC will be 5/8 ID clear tubing. Hoping going to thicker tubing between them wont adversely affect anything too much.

After it's all running, time to think about Phase 2. thermal control.

Pics tomorrow.
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Zate, if you have any extra of those Yates you want to get rid of, let me know, im in pinellas county
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I'll let you know. Currently using all 6 I got. they were a great price from mountainmods.com
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ok, updates with pics.

Filled the loop tonight. Only doing it in a "test" mode, so it has no blocks in it yet. just looped from the pump to the rad.

reason I am taking it real slow and hooking it up like this is #1 I am new to WC, and #2 i am still getting up the nerve to drill holes in my nice new FT02 case and pull off the CPU cooler and GPU cooler and put the blocks on. Thinking tomorrow might be the day though.

You can see pics here of the fittings I am going to use between the 2 boxes, $2.99 each vs (4x$14) x2 (over $100 vs about $12).

5/8 - 7/8 tube on the outside between the cases.

Fans powered up fine, have them on 7v right now but think I will run them at 12v full time, it's not loud at all.

the pump is a monster, it churns that water through there at a great rate. I will wait and see how the flow is on the full loop with blocks, but I am thinking I will definitely need to slow it down with PWM.

Going through this has shown me I should have just got a M8/M10 case and sold the FT02.

Perhaps I might still do that. Anyone want to buy a almost new Silverstonetek FT02 and a Mountain Mods 18x24 Pedestal ?.. lol




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and a few more pics.


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post #16 of 16
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It's installed and cooling my system now.

will post pics later, it's still not "done" as I am leak testing and have a lot of tidying up of cables etc etc to do.

only 1 leak, one of the fittings on the external box where the tubes come back in the case.

idle temps actualy went down, about 8-10C, load temps went down about 25C.

I now idle at 25-28, with a "system temp" of 28. (same as it was pre water cooling). My ambient is about 23-24 or thats what the thermostat is set to in the house, it's usually a degree or 2 higher in this room so lets say ambient is 25.

hour of prime @ 4.5 Ghz - 1.25v on a i5-2500K is 45C. Bumping up to 5.0 Ghz has me sitting about 55-60C

all in all very happy. just need to pwm this pump to quieten it down a bit.
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