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First watercooling build any advice?

post #1 of 8
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Hey everyone,

I'm taking the plunge into watercooling for my level 10 case and ordered the parts yesterday should be here tomorrow
(Parts list)

Ek Water Blocks EK-SUPREMACY
Swiftech Maelstrom 5 Dual Bay Standalone
Swiftech MCR220-XP "EXTREME PERFORMANCE" Radiator Series - Dual 120MM
Ek Water Blocks EK-COOLSTREAM Rad XT Single 120MM
Swiftech MCP35X High Performance 12V
Ek Water Blocks Fluid UV Blue

The plan is to get a cooler for my 6970 card or potentially upgrade the card mobo ram ect and get the waterblocks as needed

for right now the setup will be res -> single rad -> cpu -> duel rad

but because of the area I live in (sub arctic) I have been toying with the idea of taking the single rad and putting it outside of a window so the -40 air can get to it tongue.gif or would this cause things to break?

The cooler that is being used right now is a nh-d14
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post #2 of 8
Ha just set the only pc outside in weather proof box!

If you did put a rad outside you would just have to worry about what type of coolant you use and what temp it is rated for. Other than that it looks like a nice set of components.
Edited by hammerforged - 9/26/12 at 6:36pm
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post #3 of 8
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yeah haha well if I do end up doing that I'll probably flush it and use automotive coolant
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post #4 of 8
Pretty sure that you would get condensation inside your case if the coolant was that cold.
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 



Just finished the loop drop in idle from 28 to 20 and from 55 under load to 46
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post #6 of 8
Looks like a good loop even though the appearance is a bit ghetto. Get some matching fans, do some cable managmement and you will have a fine looking rig.
    
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post #7 of 8
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yeah i kinda realized after about fans so had to scavenge from my last tower and my nh cooler gpu cooler next plus good matching fans and a few other things for asthetics
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post #8 of 8
Righ on man, keep us posted on progress! biggrin.gif
    
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