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Dhongyt's Corsaid 300R [Build Log]

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Dhongyt here, emperor of China. I'm building my first water cooling system! I always had motivation to build one since college but never followed through. I recently bought a Corsair H100 and was looking for a closed loop system for my Nvidia 680 and then I just decide why do it the easy way when I could do it the real way! I've been using these forums to learn the language and understanding the concepts on how to build a water cooling system so big thanks to these forums! Big thanks to stonetrap for pointing me in the direction of awesome sites (Martin's and Skinnee's) to read up on reviews and understand water cooling a lot better! Overclock.net and Tom's Hardware smacked down some extreme knowledge for beginners so thanks!

[Rig Build]
Case: Corsair 300R
PSU: Corsair HX620W
MB: Asus P8P67
CPU: Intel i5 (2500k)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 680
RAM: Sector 5 2x 2 GB
DRIVES: 128 GB Crucial M4, 500 GB Samsung, 2.0 TB Samsung
CARDS: Razer Barracuda AC-1
FAN CONTROLLER: Scythe Kaze Master Pro *

Cooling
CPU: XSPC RayStorm
RAD: HwLabs Black Ice SR1 240
PUMP: Swiftech MCP35X
RES: Swiftech MCP35X
TUBE: PrimoFlex Id: 7/16 Od: 5/8 White
FITTING: Bitpower Compression
FANS: Yate Loons D12SH-12

*ON THE WAY!

More pictures and updates later!
Edited by dhongyt - 4/9/12 at 5:34pm
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Finally got my radiator, fittings, tubing, and chemicals!

I couldn't believe how hard it was to clean the radiator. I thought it would only take me 20 rinses to get the left overs out!
It took me a total of 82 fill and shakes before things were clear.

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Lots of left overs came out on the first rinse.
Did many rigorous shakes and gentle shakes. My arms mad.gif

After that I rinsed it twice with distilled water that I got from Giant!

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Decided to go with a SR1 instead of the GTX cause I didn't want my computer to be too noisy.

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Made so well thumb.gif Replaced it with blue o-rings instead of the default green.

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Not going to use colored water just straight distilled, pt nuke, and hydrx.
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So I found out that my 240 radiator wouldn't fit in my case at the top of the 300R grills doh.gif The ram keeps it from going in all the way.

So I had to modify the grill a bit so that it would fit on the outside. I wanted to make sure that the compressing fittings faced inside instead of having the tubing go from the outside in.

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I cut the grill to allow my radiator fittings fit faced down in the case.

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Bought some rubber grommets from Home Depot to fill the holes and make it look cleaner.
post #4 of 12
looking good so far, keep up the pictures, i wanna see how i comes out. i love it when people have water cooling logs! biggrin.gif
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Thanks thepoopscooper!

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So this is the final image of the radiator and fans installed. Will take pictures once I put it on the case. Hope I didn't screw on the fans too tight and ruined the radiator weirdsmiley.gif

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All my other water cooling components come in too wheee.gif
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Well now. Installed the whole system biggrin.gif

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This is with the modified radiator setup that I customized to fit on top of the case with the fittings inside the case.

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I wish it could be inside that case but it doesn't look so bad.

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And here is the final set up! For right now its only to the CPU cause I'm waiting to get reviews on the GTX 680 water blocks.

Filled up my setup and everything worked great! A couple spills here and there was kind of scared but not too bad.
No leaks so far.

One issue I'm having is this.
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Since I'm not connecting anything to the motherboard yet, I think its running at full pump, so you see my res is quite turbulent. I should probably turn it down right through the mobo?
I'm not connecting it to the mobo yet because I'm leak testing but once I'm connected how far do you think I should turn it down? 50%?
Or did I do something wrong.
post #7 of 12
This is pretty tight, good job man! keep it coming thumb.gif
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks for the comment WizrdSleevz.

Don't think I ran the leak test long enough, I was too eager to connect it to the CPU. Looks like everything is working well.

Bit of a small issue with the MCP35X pump top though, seems like there is a little hole on the top that allows very small amount of water to leak through when it is on mad.gif

Idle temps are at 24c to 28c.
Running Prime95 I get temps around 42c to 48c.
Edited by dhongyt - 4/9/12 at 10:28pm
post #9 of 12
Hey cut those molex things and sleeve the cables man
i can't see the 0 rings man
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by douglatins View Post

Hey cut those molex things and sleeve the cables man
i can't see the 0 rings man

Yeah I'm waiting for my fan controller to come before I start sleeving things, it will be my first time too got any advice.
Haha yeah I'm not sure how I'm supposed to show those o rings? Loosen them? Seems like a leak waiting to happen for me, shouldn't have wasted 2.99 for blue LOL
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