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Nice! More WC'd dedicated i7 folders. thumb.gif
I have heard only good things about Raystorm and D5, but why not go for the full RX rad? That case deserves it.

I thought about it, but that rad is already more than overkill for just a CPU only cooling. It will be in a "push/pull" config (maybe, I have the fans) with AP-30 fans ... 4250RPM, in a closet that has it's own air conditioning system that is set at 68F/20C 24/7.

Also, for some reason, while they do make an XSPC kit for the RX360, they don't make one that has the D5 pump option. The RX360 kit only has the cheaper submerged pump that has about 1/2 the liter per hour flow rate. IF for some really messed up reason the EX360 kit with 4250RPM fans isn't enough just to cool an i7-2700k, I can always add an RX240 in the bottom, just with a couple more fittings, a rad, and 2 feet of hose. Building up an RX360 piece meal to get the D5 pump/res, would have actually cost a lot more.

Meh, got a fat PA120.3 to cool my 2700K, though I have only three slow speed (~700rpm) Nexus fan in push on it right now. Keeping it under 70C@1.48V and it's low on noise.
You should put that 240 in the bottom just to be safe, you can never have too much overkill. biggrin.gif
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You should put that 240 in the bottom just to be safe, you can never have too much overkill. biggrin.gif

I might.

I just got to stop bleeding cash on computers 3 weeks before a 10 day vacation.

As it was, I really wasn't planning on this build before Christmas, but anubis and I got to talking about things, and well, one thing led to another ...
post #13 of 86
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Well, the water cooling parts showed up yesterday, but given that yesterday was my wedding anniversary, all they did was sit in the box until this morning. Sadly, they will sit on top of the case until Sunday or Monday, because I'm taking off from work in a couple hours to head to the beach house then tomorrow morning, hopping on my brothers 36 foot World Cat for some deep sea fishing off the coast of Dewey Beach, Delaware. Depending on how rough it is, we may just end up fishing for Sea Bass near the sunken destroyer, the U.S.S. Radford at 38 30.750' N 074 30.700' W.

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post #15 of 86
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but why not go for the full RX rad? That case deserves it.

With the fans that he is using and generally anything over 1200 RPM the EX performs better and for a 360 rad costs about $30.00 less. Other than for looks of the thick rad its hard to say that the RX is the way to go.
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With the fans that he is using and generally anything over 1200 RPM the EX performs better and for a 360 rad costs about $30.00 less. Other than for looks of the thick rad its hard to say that the RX is the way to go.

Yeah, I have 3 RX360's on my main rig (which I am also upgrading), I'll be taking the 6 Gentle Typhoon AP-30's (4250RPM max) off that and running them on this build. For that upgrade, I have 18 Gentle Typhoon AP-14's.

For a CPU only, which this is, the EX360 will be more than enough, especially in a "push/pull" ... and it was, as you said, cheaper. biggrin.gif
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Yeah, I have 3 RX360's on my main rig (which I am also upgrading), I'll be taking the 6 Gentle Typhoon AP-30's (4250RPM max) off that and running them on this build. For that upgrade, I have 18 Gentle Typhoon AP-14's.
For a CPU only, which this is, the EX360 will be more than enough, especially in a "push/pull" ... and it was, as you said, cheaper. biggrin.gif

CPU only you will be fine especially with a 360 and the A/C. I have the EX 240 and ran 1.5v in 80 degree ambients and the CPU stayed below 70c.
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post #18 of 86
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CPU only you will be fine especially with a 360 and the A/C. I have the EX 240 and ran 1.5v in 80 degree ambients and the CPU stayed below 70c.

Yeah, I'm really not worried too much about it.

For the initial "shake down" of the system, I will most likely just run the 3 stock XSPC fans that were included in the kit. They are 1450RPMs if I am not mistaken. If they work good enough, I may just keep using them and sell or re-purpose the AP-30's and fan controller.
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Well, I figured I'd jump back over to this project for a brief bit after working on my other one.

I mainly wanted to just unpack and set up the water cooling kit. It was the first time I went out and just ordered a kit and didn't customize it, so I was curious. I must say that I am pretty impressed. While there as no real included documentation (I did go to the FrozenCPU site where I bought the kit and they had 2 PDFs, which is all that I really needed), the assembly was straight forward and easy.

I have hooked it all up and used the included clear XSPC tubing just to make sure there are no issues with the components. I'm debating if I want to keep the clear tubing, or use the white tubing that I also have for this kit. The white would fit better with the color scheme, but the clear is "speaking to me" right now. I guess I'll sleep on it.

Everything went together nicely, without so much as a drop of water leaking from anywhere. That is a good testament from XSPC in my book. In the past, I've had other manufacturers barbs leak on me right out of the bag. So far, all 6 connections are dry as a bone. The fit and finish of the XSPC compression fittings is pretty nice looking too. White they aren't a "black black", they aren't a shiny chrome look either.

Initially the D5 Pump/Reservoir made a bit of noise, but that was just "micro-bubbles" in the loop. After about 15 minutes with the lid off, the loop was totally bled of air and the pump quieted right down. While the bubbles were in there, I could see the flow on this loop was VERY good. Doesn't seem to be much restriction on the Raystorm block or the RS360 radiator. Now, after 45 minutes, I am about ready put the cap back on the fill port and walk away and let it run all night. Since this is going to be on a 24/7 folding machine, I want to make absolutely sure there will be no hidden keaps or failures, so a full 24 hour burn in seems in order ... even if it is just on the bench.



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I uploaded a better quality photo of the loop being bench tested. Also It made it 18 hours without so much as a drop of water leaking or any components failing. Looks like today after work, I'll tear it down and install it for real.

Serious overclocking here I come!
post #20 of 86
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Well, I got the water cooling system installed, and I'm very pleased with it ... for now.

First, some pictures to show how it turned out, which is very nice looking if I may say.




Here is a close up of the i7-2700k underneath the Raystorm CPU water block. You can also see the EX360 radiator nestled up top with 3 of the stock 1650RPM XSPC fans on them in a "push" configuration (that may change).




Here is a size view of the system with the case open. I think the white tubing looks nice.




Here is a shot of the whole computer buttoned up and ready for action. I was tempted to take off the front black cover from the res/pump, but after seeing it in place, I like the look of the black.
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