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This will be my first try water cooling and I am hoping with alittle luck I wont have a problem. This will be a work in progress log and will be updated with pictures as I go. Feel free to chime in at any time.

Current Set-up:
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 V-Pro/Gen3
Processor: Sandybridge i7-2600k
Case: NZXT Phantom
SSD: C300 64gb
HDD: WD 1TB
Video Card: Evga GTX570 HD
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR 750w
RAM: 8gb Corsair XM3 1333mhz

Water Cooling Components:
EK-Supreme HF High Flow CPU Water Block - EN (Nickel) - Plexi
Black Ice® GT Stealth 360 XFlow Highest Performance Radiator
(6) Yate Loon CLEAR 120mm High Speed Silent Case Fan with Blue LED
(6 Feet)PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD
XSPC Premium Acrylic Reservoir for Laing DDC
10 Laing DDC-1 Pump (From BMaverick)
Custom 360 Rad Mount Mod (From Kaged)
Feser Base - Corrosion Blocker 50 mL


This will be a CPU only water loop for the time being. I will be mounting the rad at the top of the case and will have the 6 Yate Loon set to pull. The side of the case will be set to push. I believe this will be the best option for air cooling the rest of the case.

After the water loop is installed I plan on a fresh Windows install and then an OC to test out the water cooling limitations. Prior to this I was running 4.7ghz on a Noctua D-14 with load temps of 84F. I am currently on a stock cooler set to default with a load temp of 92F. The ambient temperature in the room is 75F with the window open near the case and in the low 80F's when it is not. I will also be documenting temperature results at the end of this log.

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Special Thanks!
I also wanted to give a special thanks to the OCN Community for all there help with picking out the components to the loop and for helping me even get to this stage... Especially;
CrazyAp7, BMaverick, Kaged, Los Hog, Num1son, Derek1387, and Lightsout

Thanks Guys!

Feel free to comment and give suggestions. This is my first water loop and I still have a lot to learn and a lot to set up.
Edited by JMattes - 1/24/12 at 4:12pm
post #2 of 51
Good luck! What is your Vcore with 4.7GHz? We have a similar setup and I'm curious.
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I had the Vcore at 1.34, but I am not too sure if it was 100% stable, I didnt run it on Prime for more than an hour.. I wasnt happy with the temps and didnt want to do the full 12hrs.. Once I ge the water loop installed I'll run for 24hrs to check stablity at those settings. Stay tuned smile.gif

Edit: Corrected Vcore Voltage.. (4.3 would of been insane!)
Edited by JMattes - 1/16/12 at 3:42pm
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Did you mean 1.4v?

I'll be sure to watch the thread.

1.34v for 4.7GHz? Damn, I can't even get 1.4v stable, I'm at 1.405v
Edited by Eaglesfan251 - 1/16/12 at 3:47pm
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I put on my fezz and I am ready to watch

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Just take things slow and you shouldn't have any major problems thumb.gif
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Seagate 500 GB 7200RPM LG Blue Ray WH14NS40 XSPC EX360 XSPC EX360 
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XSPC EX360 Crossflow Performance PC's Uber 655 Fully Modded D5 ModMyToys Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fit... Mayhems Pastel Coolant - 1 Liter - Blue Berry 
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After I finally took my case apart and prepared myself to mod the top of the case, I realized I didnt have a metal bit for my dremel.. At 11pm I didnt think it was possible to continue. So I set up the pump/res and went to bed.

Today was a fresh start and by today I mean an hour ago. After hitting up the hardware store I got ready to use the dremels cutting attachment for the first time.. Hmm maybe I should of day a professional do it.. My rad has a funny lip to it and I tried to cut alittle more than I should have to have it sit flush against the sweet mod mount from Kaged.

Lets just say if it wasnt for him this wouldnt be possible.

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I am sure you can tell I cut too much on the top right corner. Its nothing alittle black sharpy wont fix and once its all assembled again I wont even remember messing it up.. Not horrible for a first time dremel user.. but man it was cool to see all those sparks as i cut into the case! Wish I had saftey googles and a protective mask..

Next is attaching the cpu block and re-mounting the mobo.. I didnt take the top affer when I cut the case so I had to reclean it again..

Hang around for more progress tonight.
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