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post #2401 of 12398
Hello fellow Cooler master Storm trooper club members.

I have been following this thread for some time now, and seen some of the great mods you are all doing and the water cooling efforts that have been done. It has inspired me to water cool my trooper. I am on a limited budget and have managed to get all my parts together now and would like some advise on my progress before i fit the kit i have. I acquired the rads and res used, and got a new pump and tubing, its all ready to go. I'm just waiting for the 360 rad to arrived today in the post.This is a list of the kit i have so far.

Water Cooling Project

Radiators
Phobya G-Changer 360 Ver. 1.2 Black
Hardware Labs Black Ice® GT Stealth Lite 240mm Dual Radiator
EK CoolStream XT 240mm Dual Radiator : XT 240 


Fittings 12x Barbs 1/2 inch ID G1/4

Pipes 4 Meters Required 7/16 ID clear

Pump Hi flow pump topped D5 Vario
Reservoir EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic
CPU Block
Watercool Heatkiller Rev 3 LT CPU Water block

570 Water block not yet purched

Fans
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm LED Case Fan (Red)

As for the layout of the case, this is what im looking for advise on, one of the worries i have is where to a put my SSD and HDs? as you can see from the pic below they are just floating in mid air in the drive bay. My thoughts where that i would sort that problem out when i get to it. was thinking that i could leave one of the plates from the 5.25 drive bays behind the 360 rad and just bolt them to that ?

634

This is the first water cooling build i have done, in years. i did once build a system in 1996 but things have moved on a lot from that fish tank method now and im looking for your approval.

Currently the system is still a Q6600 with one GTX 570, i have planned for an upgrade to i7 at the end of this year but want to get the most out of the Q6600 until then. Its currently clocked at 3.8Ghz with a Corsair H80, temps do get to 80 deg C, hence the move to a custom loop. I will also be water cooling the 570 and adding another in due coarse to SLI them. For now my water cooling seems over the top for just a 775 CPU, the plan was to get a water system up and running then slowly add the other components to the loop later.

I am a little skeptical about adding the Hardware Labs Black Ice® GT Stealth Lite 240mm to the system as its only 30mm thick and had quite a low flow rate when i flushed it out. Will this hinder the flow of the overall system of will the D5 pump have to power to overcome this ?

I tested the D5 pump and the flow rate from this is tremendous on setting 5. In my old fish tank days i had just a slow trickle, this thing seem to push water around my test loop so fast i was worried that the tubes would pop off the fittings. Do we really need such a flow in water cooling these days ?

One thing im not sure about is the routing of the tubing in the image above, i have one long pipe from the bottom rad to the 360, personally im not worried about this , but have read that long tubes are not a good idea? does anyone care to explain why ?

looking forward to all your great tips.

Dimlow
Edited by Dimlow - 4/12/12 at 3:54am
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post #2402 of 12398
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PhantomLlama View Post

Well, my lights are on their way, as are a couple new fans. Should have them in a couple days. Now, I just have to wait....


In the meantime, I've rewired AGAIN, and I think I finally have it looking good smile.gif Here is the current look, with the new motherboard:

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It look Extremely Clean.. Very nice Sir.
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Oh my.....I'll be in my bunk.... wubsmiley.gif
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ACM IS HAVING A GIVEAWAY thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

www.arsenalgamingrigs.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=79#79

Okay.. but I want to win.. LOL.. JK. wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimlow View Post

Hello fellow Cooler master Storm trooper club members.

I have been following this thread for some time now, and seen some of the great mods you are all doing and the water cooling efforts that have been done. It has inspired me to water cool my trooper. I am on a limited budget and have managed to get all my parts together now and would like some advise on my progress before i fit the kit i have. I acquired the rads and res used, and got a new pump and tubing, its all ready to go. I'm just waiting for the 360 rad to arrived today in the post.This is a list of the kit i have so far.

Water Cooling Project

Radiators
Phobya G-Changer 360 Ver. 1.2 Black
Hardware Labs Black Ice® GT Stealth Lite 240mm Dual Radiator
EK CoolStream XT 240mm Dual Radiator : XT 240 


Fittings 12x Barbs 1/2 inch ID G1/4

Pipes 4 Meters Required 7/16 ID clear

Pump Hi flow pump topped D5 Vario
Reservoir EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic
CPU Block
Watercool Heatkiller Rev 3 LT CPU Water block

570 Water block not yet purched

Fans
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm LED Case Fan (Red)

As for the layout of the case, this is what im looking for advise on, one of the worries i have is where to a put my SSD and HDs? as you can see from the pic below they are just floating in mid air in the drive bay. My thoughts where that i would sort that problem out when i get to it. was thinking that i could leave one of the plates from the 5.25 drive bays behind the 360 rad and just bolt them to that ?

634

This is the first water cooling build i have done, in years. i did once build a system in 1996 but things have moved on a lot from that fish tank method now and im looking for your approval.

Currently the system is still a Q6600 with one GTX 570, i have planned for an upgrade to i7 at the end of this year but want to get the most out of the Q6600 until then. Its currently clocked at 3.8Ghz with a Corsair H80, temps do get to 80 deg C, hence the move to a custom loop. I will also be water cooling the 570 and adding another in due coarse to SLI them. For now my water cooling seems over the top for just a 775 CPU, the plan was to get a water system up and running then slowly add the other components to the loop later.

I am a little skeptical about adding the Hardware Labs Black Ice® GT Stealth Lite 240mm to the system as its only 30mm thick and had quite a low flow rate when i flushed it out. Will this hinder the flow of the overall system of will the D5 pump have to power to overcome this ?

I tested the D5 pump and the flow rate from this is tremendous on setting 5. In my old fish tank days i had just a slow trickle, this thing seem to push water around my test loop so fast i was worried that the tubes would pop off the fittings. Do we really need such a flow in water cooling these days ?

One thing im not sure about is the routing of the tubing in the image above, i have one long pipe from the bottom rad to the 360, personally im not worried about this , but have read that long tubes are not a good idea? does anyone care to explain why ?

looking forward to all your great tips.

Dimlow

Wow.. it looks as if your cooling a Porsche engine with two turbo's.. Do you really need all those Rads. Don't get me wrong.. I am behind you on this build a 100 percent. Its just seems like a lot of cooling unless you are planning on cooling the GPU's too. Keep us up on the Progress Sir.. I am looking forward to seeing it all come together.. You definitly need a smaller PSU for that bottom Rad and you will have to make Custom Kuts under the Bottom of the Case.
Edited by unimatrixzero - 4/12/12 at 4:48pm
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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post #2403 of 12398
Hey, dimlow: Welcome to the club man!cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by Dimlow View Post

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I'd say ditch that bottom rad (I don't even think it's going to fit, with that other 60mm one in the way).
I'd rather go for push pull on that front rad, or both of 'em. Other than that: WOW
Can't wait to see some pics! biggrin.gif
post #2404 of 12398
Hi Troopers,

Waiting for my Trooper to come I had plenty o' time to read this great thread. Building a water cooled computer is my addiction and it has struck again.
Not that my previous build (Corsair Obsidian 650D) is bad or anything but lifting it was. And the dremel was also used too many times (first time use).
Ah heck, I just wanted the CM Storm Trooper!!! wheee.gif

The only problem I have is money (who doesn't) so I'll be doing this build by the month. Unfortunately I will also have to harvest from the 650 sadsmiley.gif
Because hell, I want to use this computer this year biggrin.gif

Stuff I have and will use:

Radiator
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 120
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240

Pump
- Swiftech MCP35X

Fittings
- G1/4 1/2 ID

Fans
- 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm
- 2x Noctua NF-P12 120mm

Stuff I need/want:

Radiator
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240

Reservoir
- XSPC Single 5.25" Bay Reservoir

Tubing
- 1/2 ID 3/4 OD

Fittings
- a couple more G1/4 1/2 ID

Fans
- 5x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm
- 1x Scythe Slip Stream SLIM 120mm (for top rad under carrying handle)

And this is how I planned it.. Will try to go for push/pull on all rads. Thoughts?
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CM Storm Trooper
Edited by SortOfGrim - 9/5/13 at 4:38pm
post #2405 of 12398
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

Hi Troopers,

Waiting for my Trooper to come I had plenty o' time to read this great thread. Building a water cooled computer is my addiction and it has struck again.
Not that my previous build (Corsair Obsidian 650D) is bad or anything but lifting it was. And the dremel was also used too many times (first time use).
Ah heck, I just wanted the CM Storm Trooper!!! wheee.gif

The only problem I have is money (who doesn't) so I'll be doing this build by the month. Unfortunately I will also have to harvest from the 650 sadsmiley.gif
Because hell, I want to use this computer this year biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Stuff I have and will use:

Radiator
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 120
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240

Pump
- Swiftech MCP35X

Fittings
- G1/4 1/2 ID

Fans
- 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm
- 2x Noctua NF-P12 120mm

Stuff I need/want:

Radiator
- HW Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240

Reservoir
- XSPC Single 5.25" Bay Reservoir

Tubing
- 1/2 ID 3/4 OD

Fittings
- a couple more G1/4 1/2 ID

Fans
- 5x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm
- 1x Scythe Slip Stream SLIM 120mm (for top rad under carrying handle)

And this is how I planned it.. Will try to go for push/pull on all rads. Thoughts?
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I love the Idea and you are going the right direction. I know the feeling though.. I just had to have the case too. I bought mine from a Reviewer so I got one before they were on the market.. I am truely thier Number one fan..

I will add you to page one and Hope to see it all happen in the pages to come..

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Thank you for Calling The CMSTC your home.

Edited by unimatrixzero - 4/12/12 at 4:41pm
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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post #2406 of 12398
Well, its done and I'm using it now.

Thanks for the Wows Guys, I'm impressed myself. I didn't use the bottom Rad, decided to keep the SSD rack there, added to the fact that routing the tubes was much easier without it. The other rad didn't seem like it would make much difference to the setup anyway. But it would have fitted as i do have a small power supply.

I very impressed with the results of the cooling, load temps have dropped from 80 C to 52 C , idle from 58 C to 40 C.

I took a couple of pics with my phone for ya. Its not a great system , but i know you all like pics.

I will be getting the side window and i have some led strips to install, and I may colour the water red ( but i kind of like it clear) but that's for another day.

Testing the Fans, Rads, and Pump.
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Edited by Dimlow - 4/12/12 at 4:43pm
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post #2407 of 12398
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Originally Posted by Dimlow View Post

Well, its done and I'm using it now.

Thanks for the Wows Guys, I'm impressed myself. I didn't use the bottom Rad, decided to keep the SSD rack there, added to the fact that routing the tubes was much easier without it. The other rad didn't seem like it would make much difference to the setup anyway. But it would have fitted as i do have a small power supply.

I very impressed with the results of the cooling, load temps have dropped from 80 C to 52 C , idle from 58 C to 40 C.

I took a couple of pics with my phone for ya. Its not a great system , but i know you all like pics.

I will be getting the side window and i have some led strips to install, and I may colour the water red ( but i kind of like it clear) but that's for another day.

Testing the Fans, Rads, and Pump.
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WOW... Great Set UP... I really love it
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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post #2408 of 12398
Very nice, sir! Makes me kinda wish I had that kind of money. Maybe someday....

Looks like I'm going to be getting my packages tomorrow, my computer is being broken down once more after class in the afternoon!
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Originally Posted by PhantomLlama View Post

Very nice, sir! Makes me kinda wish I had that kind of money. Maybe someday....
Looks like I'm going to be getting my packages tomorrow, my computer is being broken down once more after class in the afternoon!

I just looked at your setup, looks very good from here, i wouldn't mine swapping out a few items from you machine to mine.

This machine is 20 years old BTW, just upgraded a few things along the way.
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BluRay Drive Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 24 Inch HP w2408h 
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post #2410 of 12398
Looking good! Although your motherboard doesn't really mach the system. biggrin.gif

So, now to order a waterblock for that video card!
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