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Just a regular crappy HP Pavilion with a Phenom x4 9650 CPU and a BFG 9800GT video card.
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It was having over heating problems while folding 24/7 with the really bad stock cooling. It was never intended to run at full load for extended periods in ambient temps of up to 31ºC though, so it is hard to fault it. rolleyes.gif

Anyway, I had a left over H70, a Swiftech MCR220 radiator, and some other odds and ends laying around, so I decided to put them to work!

Full internal CPU+GPU water cooling loop in a mini ATX case!
The extra loops of tubing are so I can remove the radiator with it still connected to the loop. It is mounted on top of the HD cage where the mount for an optical backup drive used to be.
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I picked up a used EK FC88 water block from an OCN member for the 9800GT.
Still bubbles under the plexi because the flow rate is really low.
I had to remove the VRM cooler tail piece from the block because my non reference card has giant sized capacitors in the way.
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The heart of the system, an H70 pump/block. biggrin.gif
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The temps are pretty darn good too. It keeps the stock clock CPU under 40ºC, and mildly overclocked 9800GT around 50ºC while folding.
Unfortunately there is no way to OC the CPU with the stock HP motherboard.

I still need to get some cooling on the video card VRMs, and do a cutout in the side panel, for the radiator fans, but it is working for now. smile.gif
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And people give me a bad time for saving everything (except money)

see what you can do with some junk

"one mans junk is another mans treasure"

Nice work
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Weird, I have a stock 3y/o HP C2D (A6220n) and it never gets much above 40C no matter what I do to it. I can run IBT for hours and it never heats up (only gets 11 GFLOPS though).
post #4 of 9
Wow that H70 pump is powerful.
post #5 of 9
And the Hydro Series gets modded again!!! I never though I'd see the day when some one put a gpu block and a dual rad with one of these pumps
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;13805592 
Weird, I have a stock 3y/o HP C2D (A6220n) and it never gets much above 40C no matter what I do to it. I can run IBT for hours and it never heats up (only gets 11 GFLOPS though).

The TDP of my Phenom x4 CPU is 30w higher than your core2 CPU, 95w vs 65w.
I'm guessing the stock CPU cooler in your machine is a bit better too.
The case airflow, as assembled by HP, is likely just as much of an epic failure in your Pavilian as mine though!

My video card was a huge factor in the heat problem too. While folding, both the CPU and GPU are running at 100% load.
Marginal stock air cooling + epic fail case airflow + 100% CPU/GPU load = massive heat problem.
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KBcobra;13805632 
Wow that H70 pump is powerful.

Not really, its just that the FC88 water block on the video card is probably less restrictive than a few inches of tubing. wink.gif
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal;13805704 
The TDP of my Phenom x4 CPU is 30w higher than your core2 CPU, 95w vs 65w.
I'm guessing the stock CPU cooler in your machine is a bit better too.
The case airflow, as assembled by HP, is likely just as much of an epic failure in your Pavilian as mine though!

My video card was a huge factor in the heat problem too. While folding, both the CPU and GPU are running at 100% load.
Marginal stock air cooling + epic fail case airflow + 100% CPU/GPU load = massive heat problem.

Ahh, gotcha! I'm running an 8400GS in that computer so not much heat production... redface.gif
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickwilly;13805538 
And people give me a bad time for saving everything (except money)

see what you can do with some junk

"one mans junk is another mans treasure"

Nice work
Glad to see my block on to bigger and better things! Aka getting used at all, it had only seen water for a week or two, and you're folding it!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal;13805738 
Not really, its just that the FC88 water block on the video card is probably less restrictive than a few inches of tubing. wink.gif
It's a great block and very free-flowing, the other one is still strapped to my 8800GTS and is a real workhorse...
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