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Poll Results: What to do?

 
  • 50% (2)
    Get another 9800GX2 and use existing waterblock
  • 50% (2)
    Get a GTX480 and a new waterblock
  • 0% (0)
    other, please post
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post #21 of 37
Thread Starter 
As promised: non-grainy pictures of stuff!
The waterblock arived:
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the pump top:
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o-rings, they are cheap, and you never know when you will need a spare:
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FrozenCPU was kind enough to give me jet plate No. 6 for free, and who uses silver kill coils when there are silver kill COINS??
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and I've read way too many stories about coolant X doing Y to block Z. my solution??
If It's good enough to irrigate wounds, I'm pretty sure It will be fine in my computer - Sterile Water, free from where I work
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(yes, I have more than the one bottle)
I just got back from my Mum's house for the hollidays, I just snapped some quick picks before I go to sleep.
I will start assembly tommorrow after work.
AM I MISSING ANYTHING??
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post #22 of 37
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Leak tested for 24 hours, this it what it looks like now...
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I'm now posting from my first watercooled computer!!
I still need to incorporate the GPU once I've figured out the thermal pads deal.
I need to cable manage ( I've allways sucked at it frown.gif ), and I will try sleeving at the same time.
Overall though.. I'm VERY happy!
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post #23 of 37
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So I had the CPU under water, all was well. I was enjoing the new potential and awesomeness of my computer. Today though I'm really sick and got sent home from work, so I decided to finaly after much procrastination to install my GPU waterblock:
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I was VERY nervous, this is my first time installing a GPU waterblock, the only experience I have is installing my CPU block. Granted, it is a 9800GX2 - but it is currently the most powerfull card I own. So if I break it, its a great excuse to get a new GPU. biggrin.gif
got it apart, no problem:
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old air cooler:
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I watched some youtube vids, and planned ahead, bought extra thermal pads just in case etc. I now have complete respect to anyone that has installed a waterblock on a 9800GX2 or dual-PCB GTX295. This is not easy!! lol On a brighter note, future GPU waterblock installs will seem like a breeze.
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So I go to install my fittings and as luck would have it, they don't fit:
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I don't have extenders of any kind, or extra fittings ( first build ) so I'm going to purchase some barbs. Then there's this:
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It's a RX480 and a matching Bitspower Radguard. I got them because they were cheap, and I told myself It would be a nice upgrade path for the future. Well I have nothing else to do ( my laptop just isn't the same ) so I will drill the top out further, and order fans for this rad. I was looking at Enermax Magmas, does anyone with an RX series rad have suggestions for silent fans, apart from AP15's?
People warned me, you start watercooling and It never ends. lol. No, I said - I'll build one loop and it will last me two maybe three years. I won't mess with it, and feel the need to tinker like I do with everything else! rolleyes.gif So much for that.biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 37
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While waiting for the barbs and 8 Coolink SWiF2-1201 fans I did this.
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I was in a hurry, my roomate and I blasted music, and he vacumed while I dremmeled so the RA wouldn't notice.rolleyes.gif In my rush I did this:
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I't not too bad, It could certainly have been worse. Lesson learned I guess.
I also put a drain port in the bottom of the case:
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from the bottom:
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post #25 of 37
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got the barbs, they fit.
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but the only way the radiator would fit, the tubing coming from the fiting has nowhere to go frown.gif
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so i'll have to dremmel that out...
I also got a Bitspower crystal link to go from the res. to the pump
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I did manage to shoehorn the rad in there though thumb.gif, barely... biggrin.gif
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also am I going to be the only one to post on this page?? comments or concerns appreciated:)
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post #26 of 37
Love seeing mods to Lian Li cases for water cooling. Love how it's all coming along!
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post #27 of 37
Random Rubik's cube is random.
post #28 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Random Rubik's cube is random.

I was looking for different things to support that heavy GPU waterblock. lol
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post #29 of 37
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Got the loop assembled, get ready for some of the most interesting tube routing on OCN:
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Leak testing now, still a lot of ork to do. Cable management, definetly.
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post #30 of 37
Lian Li PC-A7x plus water, this must be followed with great interest. When i see the double PCB 9800GX2 you have, it brings memories from my dual PCB GTX295. blushsmiley.gif
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