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So, I've got this^ and a Koolance kit. I think it's running 1/4"ID tubing. Anyways I've already bought 9ft of Neoprene tubing insulation, and I'm going to get all of this:

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=31&page=1
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=31&page=1
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=31&page=1 (How much and what thickness do I need?)

I also think I'm going to snag some MCT-40. Am I missing anything?
    
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Depending on how much of a condensation you might get, you may want to spray both sides of the mobo with acrylic conformal coating (taping over all sockets)

Acrylic Conformal Coating (same as swiftech but cheaper)
http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/ProductDetail.asp?SKU=661-0635&SEARCH=&ID=&DESC=419B%2D340G&R=661%2D0635&sid =45429D80123E617F

You might need more di-electric grease than that too, especially if you have to clean up and try again, spark plug di-electric grease is the exact same but it comes in much bigger tubes at auto parts stores.

How cold is that thing gonna get?
    
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Depending on how much of a condensation you might get, you may want to spray both sides of the mobo with acrylic conformal coating (taping over all sockets)

Acrylic Conformal Coating (same as swiftech but cheaper)
http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/ProductDetail.asp?SKU=661-0635&SEARCH=&ID=&DESC=419B%2D340G&R=661%2D0635&sid =45429D80123E617F

You might need more di-electric grease than that too, especially if you have to clean up and try again, spark plug di-electric grease is the exact same but it comes in much bigger tubes at auto parts stores.

How cold is that thing gonna get?
I ordered everything I linked. On the back it says that it is an 850W unit. Their current models are 650W and they can go -5C. Maybe I can go lower. I odered the MCT-40 too.
    
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Wow, that looks pretty neat. It makes me wonder how it could be modified to control a direct-die peltier cooler...
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Wow, that looks pretty neat. It makes me wonder how it could be modified to control a direct-die peltier cooler...
I'm going to use it as a chiller with the Koolance kit I got so I can cool the two processors and my video card too.
    
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cool when are we going to see some benchmarks
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Hey Snerp, I wonder if it would do any good to use step up barbs? I know it wouldn't help flow but the bigger tube would hold more cold water....Just a thought ...
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Hey Snerp, I wonder if it would do any good to use step up barbs? I know it wouldn't help flow but the bigger tube would hold more cold water....Just a thought ...
The whole setup is 1/4" so I think I will just leave it for now. I already bought all of the tubing & neoprene tubing insulation, so I'll be sticking with it till I am ready to jump uo to a custom setup and then I'll re plumb the entire unit. I think I should be able to hit some great temps though.
    
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Quote:
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The whole setup is 1/4" so I think I will just leave it for now. I already bought all of the tubing & neoprene tubing insulation, so I'll be sticking with it till I am ready to jump uo to a custom setup and then I'll re plumb the entire unit. I think I should be able to hit some great temps though.
You might as well then....Be glad when we get to see your temp's!!!
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So I decided to rip it apart because one of the fittings was loose and here's what it looked like! I dunoo what I'm going to do with it...

I'm thinking I'm going to sell the Koolance kit and go for a 3/8" DD setup with a MAZE 4 CPU block, but I dunoo. Let me know what you guys think.




    
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