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post #1 of 15
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Hi,

Even though I don`t post much, I`m following this forum for quite some time.
I`m planning to build my own customloop and this is my first attempt. smile.gif
My system is a i7 920, 24GB ram, GTX 260. The previous cooling setup was made from 2 Reserators 2. cooling only the CPU. Now the pump is dead, and even though I have a new one I`m going to sell the Reserators2 on eBay and replace with this new one. Actually, now I`m using the stock intel fan. I used the Reserators because they were quiet.
The plan is to cool only the CPU, overclocked as close as possible to 4GHz and to have a quit pc.

The loop order is:
Swiftech MCP 655 pump --> XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock --> a 16L water tank --> Hailea 150A.
The reasons I choosed this components:
- The Swiftech MCP 655 pump: strong enought and with variable speed.
- The XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock: good thermals and low flow restriction (the pump will be less noisy)
- The 16L water tank: I bought the plastic tank I liked (square shape and 10-20L) and I will insulate it myself. It will be placed above the chiller, so the gravity will help the flow.
- The Hailea 150A: bought from eBay for £60 a few weeks ago(I was waiting this for quite some time) and when the Reserators broke I was more than happy I can test my plan. smile.gif I will replace the stock fan with 2 Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 Blue LED 200mm Case Fan, one in front and one behind. They are only 700 RPM, 110 CFM and 19 dBA.
The coolant will be distilled water.

Now I`m waiting for some materials to come and when I`ll be finished I`ll post some pictures.
Considering I`m a noob to water cooling I`ll be gratefull for your thoughts.
Any advices will be highly appreciated. thumb.gif

Cheers,
post #2 of 15
I'm going to tune into this one wink.gif
 
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post #3 of 15
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Thanks for interest Schmuckley.

I finaly start working and I managed to put in place the 2 fans. I was happy I was able to move back the radiator around 18 mm to make room for the front fan. This way I can put the lid back and no changes will be visible, maybe except the blue lights. I have a bit of reserve regarding the front fan. I`m sure it wasn`t designed to work in hot air. We`ll see how hot the air will be. The fans are very very quiet and I can`t say the compressor is a loud part in this build. I`d love my videocard to be so quiet. All in all, I`m sure it`ll be a quiet loop biggrin.gif

I`m waiting for the tubes to arrive and I have to start insulate the 16L water tank, which is just a cheep plastic square bucket. If the system will be decent and reliable enought I`ll spend a few more bucks for a nice tank. Anyway, the plan is to run tests first and if everything it`s ok, I`ll let it run for a full month, than replace the tank.

The pictures found here helped me to see how the chiller is looking inside. I have a bit of metal work but I didn`t knew a thing about chillers.

And some some pics:


haileacustom01.jpg

haileacustom02.jpg

haileacustom03.jpg


One question. In the beginning I`ll use the CPU paste that camed with the XSPC RayStorm and I didn`t purchased yet the final thermal compound for the CPU/water block. Which one is the best one?
And also, I`ve seen some sort of rubber mold to insulate the socket. What is that and where I can buy it? I don`t plan to go very low, but if the system will allow, why not. We`ll see.
Thanks in advance for your answers.

Cheers,
post #4 of 15
I don't think I would want this unit actually inside of my case creating condensation with my expensive electronics. Even the hosing going from a separate box can create moisture in the summer if your house is not kept cool. Compressor can be noisy and create a lot of heat when running, not an issue if in an office or somewhere the rest of the family will not be annoyed by it kicking on an off. Should be similar to a refrigerator which seems quiet in a kitchen but I wouldn't want it in my bedroom.

Cool idea though! (pun intended)
post #5 of 15
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Haha, I know what you mean. The compressor is very quite. I can hear it when it stops though. My fridge is noisier, I think because the vibrations are transmited through the pipes to the radiator. I`m not concerned at all about the noise. Noise wise, it`s a succes. It will stay in his own case, near the computer.
post #6 of 15
You should not have any problems then unless your room gets really hot in the summer. Just keep an eye on the hoses and especially blocks in the case for moisture and you should be cool. lol
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Originally Posted by Mercyflush64 View Post

Y.............................. and you should be cool. lol

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post #8 of 15
If your still looking at thermal paste's this might suit your needs, seems to be getting a lot of positive reviews, thinking of trying it myself next time I need to remove my block, every little bit helps. thumb.gif

http://indigo-xtreme.com/

Good luck with the project.
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post #9 of 15
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After so much time I can finally say I`m on the last hundred meters.
I managed to finalize the loop. I replaced the 16l recipient with a bigger one(25 liters).
The chiller is working one session/day, around 2-3 hours/session. The temperature is set to 12 degrees, and at idle, the temperature it was around 22-30 degrees. At full load somewhere between 56-62 degrees. I had these temperatures with the i7 920, overclocked at 4 GHz, with a Vcore at 1.3V, temperatures reported by Asus PC probe. I know they were not accurate, but it was good enough for me at that time. smile.gif
I used the "Quick and dirty method for 4ghz aka screw efficiency" I found here.
Many thanks to chadamir for putting all together in one place. It was really helpful for noobs like me.smile.gif
I was lucky enough to find on an i7 970 at an incredible price, so I replaced my beloved 920 with a hexacore. And I have to say that i`m really excited about that.biggrin.gif

I don`t know how to overclock it properly. I really wanna do it properly and squeeze every little drop out of this 970.
So, I have a few questions and I`ll be really grateful if someone can answer:
1. When idle, CPU-Z shows only 2.3 GHz. Why?
2. I read that for a proper overclocking, first I have to find the lowest BCLK and only after that I can start slowly in crease Vcore, etc.
How can I do that. To be honest, I would greatly appreciate if somebody will point me to a proper overclocking guide for 970.
3. The temperature displayed by Asus PC Probe is a lot higher than the temps showed by Realtemp. What is the difference? I didn`t had time to read the manual.

I know it will take some time to achieve a maximum/decente (around 4.2-4.4 GHz) 24/7 stable overclocking at the lowest temps, and I`ll be grateful for any help I can get.
I dig the forums, but some guidance will really help.
Cheers,

And some pictures.

003hailea.jpg

004hailea.jpg

001cinebench.jpg

002screen.jpg
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Krahe View Post

If your still looking at thermal paste's this might suit your needs, seems to be getting a lot of positive reviews, thinking of trying it myself next time I need to remove my block, every little bit helps. thumb.gif

http://indigo-xtreme.com/

Good luck with the project.

Hehe, a bit late smile.gif but many thanks for the info. It looks really interesting. thumb.gif
In the end I decided to go with IC Diamond 24-Carat Thermal Compound
I read that it needs some time to do its magic. smile.gif

Thanks!
Edited by Mighty Customer - 4/21/12 at 1:23pm
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