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[Work Log] [Completed] golfergolfer's First Water Cooled Core 1000

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Current State of Rig: Final Pics in Post 2
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This is my first time water cooling and I am very excited!!! I built my first rig about of year ago and I had no idea what I was doing (Section devoted to rig before now). But now with the help from some friends I have grown and become much happier with my rig. I will be doing some slight modding to fit in the water cooling and it will go by very fast... once I start that is biggrin.gif There will be much insperation from ekg84's rig and a bit from axipher as well.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Parts
Part 2: Rig History
Part 3: Rad Install and New Front Panel
Part 4: Applying Block, Res, and Pump
Part 5: Temperatures
Part 6: Final Pictures thumb.gif
Part 7: Videos to come wink.gif
Edited by golfergolfer - 7/11/12 at 10:24pm
    
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ok so I had a few hiccups along the way... Two leaks... The first one came from the bottom of my res it was a quick and easy fix because I just had to tighten it better tongue.gif
The second one though was a bit more of a problem because (no pictures taken frown.gif ) at the top of my gpu block where I wanted to put one of my fittings the PCB got in the way... I solved this by using a spacer that comes with the block. I was able to still get the fitting on to the block along with the compression part of the fitting as well. Little did I know that it would later leak thumbsdownsmileyanim.gifdoh.gif besides that I was able to cram all my cables out of sight and here is the finished product thumb.gif

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Bad picture but wanted to show my set up tongue.gif
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And that's all folks!!! For now tongue.gif I should have a video or two coming of the sound of bubbles when I was bleeding the loop and possibly a night time video of the loop. I hope that I will be able to take my rig over to a friends house and get him to make a custom video for it as well thumb.gif
If you have any questions or comments please post them smile.gif
Edited by golfergolfer - 7/11/12 at 9:54pm
    
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Parts:

Red Monsoon Compression Fittings Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Ewww So Gross mad.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Wonder what the white ones are for rolleyes.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I beg you, just Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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So that's what the white ones are for tongue.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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EK water block for GTX 560Ti (Sigh... They only had copper) (Double Sigh I am too cheap to have anything better than a 560Ti) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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XSPC EX240 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 80 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Swiftech MCP350 12 VDC Pump Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You see it... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Now you dont thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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XSPC Clear Acrylic Pump Top Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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IandH Silver Kill Coil Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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What will be linking everything together PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Everything when still boxed Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Ok I lied this is the actual state of the rig Just too ugly of picture to show as first one... (Sold Noctua cooler for some $$$ and traded my MSI 560Ti for the EVGA 560Ti so I could cool it) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Edited by golfergolfer - 7/11/12 at 9:37pm
    
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Subbed, im excited to see where this is going.
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Rig History:

So I built my first rig about a year ago with some help from a friend. He was not into the looks of a rig. Then I found OCN and my whole world changed biggrin.gif Suddenly I had to make changes. I learnt how to take pictures of rigs, cable management, and that a stock cooler was just sad.

Phase 1 of Rig building: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Then I met OCN and changed things up a bit: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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From here I got my self a H50: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Then I got a new GPU when I found out my HD 5750 was crap... (thought it was a godly card) (And I learnt how to use a real camera smile.gif ) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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New PSU <3 No more CPU Power Cable going across mobo!!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Then I found out about Matx rigs, and SSD's and needless to say my pockets weren't happy about it... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Got rid of my H50 for a Noctua NH-C14 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And that brings us to today where I am now diving into the world of water cooling!!!

Thanks for Looking and Please Subscribe!!!
Edited by golfergolfer - 7/11/12 at 9:38pm
    
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Subbed! thumb.gif
Your Core 1000 build looks so clean; I'm a bit jealous biggrin.gif
I might as well try something on my Core 1000, but now isn't the time unfortunately.
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post #8 of 60
man that's nice...

so you're going to throw a 240 in like Axipher and then bolt a translucent sheet on like EKG84?
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Your Core 1000 build looks so clean; I'm a bit jealous biggrin.gif
I might as well try something on my Core 1000, but now isn't the time unfortunately.

Thanks so much it means alot!!! It takes a good amount of work to hide the cables but the end result is always so nice thumb.gif
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man that's nice...
so you're going to throw a 240 in like Axipher and then bolt a translucent sheet on like EKG84?

Yup that is exactly right! 240 going in on the front, smoked acrylic as a side panel, matte acrylic for the front like ekg84's Core 3000 mod. Also gonna include the PSU cover that he made as well.

Thanks for looking guys biggrin.gif
    
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Looking great man :D

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