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[Build Log] 600T and My Water Cooling Cherry

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Here's my first attempt at a water cooled case. I started with a white 600T, but my wife walked in the door and asked, "Is that an AC unit?" So I went with black, but she still thinks it's ugly. I said, "Let me tell you something: you're ugly!" That didn't solve any problems, but here we are....

I have about 1/3 of the parts now, will be getting 1/3 more tomorrow, and the rest next week.




When I look through other build logs, I always appreciate seeing a summary in the first post. Here's a quick rundown of what I've done so far:

My old machine (Lian Li PC-9F):
450

The new tower:
700

Dremelled some holes:
450
450

Painted the heat sinks on the ram and motherboard (they were blue), and mounted the CPU block:
450

Made sure everything fit (didn't have back 120 yet):
450

Connected tubing with pump in the bottom 5.25" drive bay:
450
450

Decided to keep my drive bays clear and placed the pump at the bottom of the case:
450

Painted the top radiator white and started process of moving the graphics card to the x16 port:
450

Painted the connectors to the top radiator white, and tested the Ice Dragon liquid:
450

Decided the white connectors were hideous, and the white radiator demanded all the attention. Made them black and leak tested:
450

The build all put together:
400
400
400

Swapped the 570 for a 7970:
400
400
400
400
400

After some 7970 warranty and Ice Dragon tarnish issues, I'm now running a 680 with a copper block...and water mad.gif
400
Edited by DrJns - 5/5/12 at 8:57pm
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What are your plans for this build? A lot of 600T love going around lately thumb.gif
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Green Intel 320 SSD XSPC Raystorm Koolance 7970 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC 1650RPM Fan Alphacool XT45 Laing DDC Bitspower 80mm Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3/8" Copper Tubing Push-to-fit Connectors Bitspower Fittings Tygon Black Tubing 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Viewsonic VP2770 LED Catleap Coolermaster Storm 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Seasonic 660XP2 Case Labs S3 Logitech G500 MDPC-X Sleeving 
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Lamptron FC5 Bitspower Temperature Probes 
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Intel 4820k Asus Rampage Gene IV MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Mushkin Radioactive Intel 320 Seagate Green Laing DDC Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Acrylic DDC Top 2x Alphacool XT45 240mm XSPC Fans Bitspower Silver Comp Fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tygon Black Tubing Bitspower Reservoir XSPC Raystorm EK FC-Titan Waterblock 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 bit Viewsonic VP2770-LED Yamakasi Catleap  Coolermaster Storm Mechanical 
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post #3 of 116
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Quote:
Originally Posted by subyman View Post

What are your plans for this build? A lot of 600T love going around lately thumb.gif

I'll have 4 120mm fans cooling a 200 rad up front, 240 up top, and 120 on the back. Here's the rig I'm transferring from:

450
post #4 of 116
Welcome to the club smile.gif

I can attest to how much fun it was building a rig starting with the Corsair 600T

Keep up the good work!
 
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Originally Posted by vercomtech View Post

Welcome to the club smile.gif
I can attest to how much fun it was building a rig starting with the Corsair 600T
Keep up the good work!

Thank you. I've been following your build...that is one heck of an intake fan!

I blacked out my MB heatsinks. Working on the ram now.

450
post #6 of 116
Oh my why did you put those on the carpet?! And what motherboard is that?
post #7 of 116
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BiCKiN View Post

Oh my why did you put those on the carpet?! And what motherboard is that?

I'm testing to see if I can get enough electricity to fry it all. I'll let you know how it goes. (oops)

The MB is an ASUS P8P67. I painted the heatsinks black
Edited by DrJns - 2/1/12 at 2:49pm
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Finished the MB:

450

And a little more air for the front:

450
Edited by DrJns - 2/1/12 at 3:04pm
post #9 of 116
I'm here to see! good start so far man I love the blacked hot heat sinks. You should also look into the covers for pci slots and things , you can get them blacked out and protected from dust and such.
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post #10 of 116
Looks good so far. Interested to see how you get 4x120 fans to push air into the 200mm radiator.
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