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post #11 of 33
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Whew! Surprising amount of hate/doubt right off the bat, especially for a whole forum about OC'ing high performance setups It's all good though, I just want to share and those who like it will take something positive away from it while those who don't gaf will not post anything or talk s**t, heh.

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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
To save some $ you did a lot more work, and no more Warranty.
People offer warranties on ANY hardware when using custom water cooling setups??? I guess I'm not familiar with that...I've only bothered doing RMA's on a few video cards/mobos when I was doing phase change stuff and condensation and freezer burn around the gaps in insulation were just a fact of long term use and getting stuff setup correctly.

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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
Wait a sec, you destroyed a H70 worth $100, then you got a rad and threw the H70 one out. Im with you to this part. But then you buy a pump and done use the pump in the H70 block, so the H70 is now an overly expencive universal GPU block. You could have saved the H70 from its doom and found a nice universal GPU block and done the exact same thing except you would have a H70 still. Thats either dedication to DIY or a really pure hate for Corsair.
Wait, wait, wait who has an H70? I think I said H50 two-three dozen times, jk lol! And where are H70's $100, that is wicked pricey from what I have seen even in stores, especially since the H60, H80, and H100 are out. And I LOVE, love, LOVE, Corsair products! I have a 600T SE case, two of their SSD's (Force 3 and Nova), at least 100gb maybe 120gb of their ram in different speeds on new and old systems, one of their power supplies in my wife's workstation, and probably more of their products in a box in the attic I ran the second pump out of necessity, not out of desire - the H50 would NOT provide enough flow for the increased volume with the lower pressure drop/higher capacity loop setup - and did I mention the pump was $4??? I didn't exactly spend a fortune on it.

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Originally Posted by hednik View Post
I think this was stuff he more than likely had laying around. Unless you really did buy a new one and wasted it all...

I don't know much about WCing so I'm still impressed.
Mmmhmm, you got it!

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Originally Posted by InF3Rnus View Post
I think this kind of stuff is like an exercise in self ingenuity, I like it !
Thanks I had fun putting it together, I always like getting my moneys worth by utilizing something in a new and different way that I had not actively been using before ('old' H50).

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Originally Posted by TAr View Post
Wow you must be some thing
Who, what, how much $???

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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post
Im liking it!
The spirit of experiementation is alive and well at OCN.
What benny6.7 wants to do with his gear and money is totally his gig. Im glad he is sharing with us.
I hope it works out well for you benny6.7, good luck man.
What?
I appreciate your attitude! IMO it's all about sharing info and doing whatever it is you like Hell, most overclocking is done purely out of fun anyway not because we 'need' to make our computers faster to make them last longer (though that is a very valid reason, heh)....but I wouldn't stop doing it just because non-computer people call it a waste of time/money and/or just a futile nerdy outlet haha.

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Originally Posted by patawic View Post
i just fail to understand why he isnt using the pump thats built into the cpu block.
As stated above, didn't work out like I had wanted it to - far too weak. I have a spare H60 water block/pump I used in my first Mini ITX home theater setup I almost used as a 'booster pump' in this setup, but I noticed this $4 pump on sale in a mailer and picked one up the next time I went shopping. Normally they are only $10-$12 anyway though at harborfreight.com

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Originally Posted by mnkeyprince View Post
he probably had them laying around, i mean, i wouldve bought a 6970 specific water block but hey, i like tinkering around too and he did a pretty cool job.
Correct, and thanks for the positive feedback!

Honestly, I was about to buy a full cover EK 6970 block, but originally all I had was a single RS240 radiator for my CPU loop and didn't want to heat soak such a small radiator with an overclocked CPU and video card. So, rather than redoing the radiator right away I did this cooler up using an old H50 kit I had bought on closeout (literally the last one at the particular store I found it at ). I did end up adding a second radiator to my main loop (RX240 ) so now it won't matter two much even if I run two 6970's in crossfire or even add a 6990 for trifire instead.

Btw, I'm posting up a build thread on my Corsair 600t SE (that's the white case) water cooling setup in a minute if anybody is interested. I have redone my setup on it and am finished with the primary fabrication/modding phase on the case; it will be 100% done once I put a third coat of paint on the chassis, install the water cooling components and hardware, and start working on the OC to get it maxed out at the temps I'm aiming for
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post #12 of 33
i'm all for DIY...but not when you have to sacrifice $100+ parts to make something.
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What he basically did was, reuse old hardware that would otherwise get thrown away or put in a box, and possibly bought other stuff to basically finish the mod. The H50 was basically dead, and he wanted to do a project, I only see positives with this mod. Its cool, and yeah with WCing u loose the warranty anyway?? So ummm... this is no different than using a water block lol. Goodjob man, this is an awesome mod Screw everyone hating, they dont like the spirit of DIY obviously, and dont understand recycling old hardware. I did something similar with my H50 but on my CPU, basically the same setup
post #14 of 33
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^^^EXACTLY what I did! Thanks dude.

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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post
i'm all for DIY...but not when you have to sacrifice $100+ parts to make something.
I didn't sacrifice anything - I am USING the parts, isn't that obvious??? I'm even using the radiator from the Corsair H50 kit in a very modified Cooler Master elite 100 case (vesa mountable slim case, about 70mm thick!) filled with my Zotac 880g-itx/wifi mobo w/ 955t Black Edition. Coolest thing I'm using in that project are these super thin 120mm x 12mm Scythe fans

Btw, I posted up the first half of my dual 240mm radiator Corsair 600t SE project here: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...t-se-dual.html
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post #15 of 33
I dont get why its getting such negative feedback.

As long as it works and his temps are fine, I dont see why it matters how he got there? Especially since tinkering / working out of the box requires alot more work and thought than just buying parts and slapping it together.

I applaud you sir. We need more modders that aren't afraid to do something different.
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post #16 of 33
nice as, i love these alternative ways of cooling
post #17 of 33
I know a bunch of builders who never sell anything, they just hoard. Why not build something with the stockpile of random parts they have lying around. It's not like he ordered up all these parts and then cannibalized them. Lets see the finished product!
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post #18 of 33
Good Job love seeing others do stuff like this. makes me motivated to try something like this for myself
post #19 of 33
That was cool thanks for posting this
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how works?
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