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That's a nice bottle. I'd have to be entertaining someone I want to impress to break out a bottle like that. thumb.gif

smile.gif The lady friend is coming over in a bit, so I have an excuse. biggrin.gif The bottle was a gift from a very good friend indeed.
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smile.gif The lady friend is coming over in a bit, so I have an excuse. biggrin.gif The bottle was a gift from a very good friend indeed.

Hope the lady friend recognizes how lucky she is. I need some friends like your friends. smile.gif
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Looking good keep up the good work. I like what you did with the crystal link and the fittings. Wouldn't it make most sense to go Mosfet in> mosfet out> Cup in> cpu op > SB block in > sb block out > GPU in > gpu out. Wouldn't that be cleaner?

Hey BN - I gotta edit my previous post's declaration of "Looks awesome!" - the bends and all ARE awesome. But I gotta agree with Freitz' summary - read it and imagine - trace your finger over the path - and you will see how clean it can look. I'm not denigrating your 16 !!! hours of work, but the fact that you first stated that "though it looks ridiculous, or maybe awesome, not sure yet." - is telling. Awesomeness or awesome sauce, is visible right off.

The problem for you - integrating the crystal links - I know nothing about them but what you have posted, but you've been able to make a leak-free loop so far - so maybe the links, having once been folded into a loop, will retain some of that bending energy wink.gif - because what Freitz suggests will make it way easier and cleaner, esp on that drainpipe on the left coming from the rad to the gpu. The 2nd set of pix you posted a page back, really shows off the loop in a better light - better to see by - than the prior pix - to my eyes. What he describes will flow much more naturally.

So I take it that the crystal links was your surprise you alluded to a few pages back ? It worked ! I never expected crystal links as non-gpu runs. Now go imbibe and enjoy her company and forget all about the build for awhile - you deserve thumb.gif
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Hey BN - I gotta edit my previous post's declaration of "Looks awesome!" - the bends and all ARE awesome. But I gotta agree with Freitz' summary - read it and imagine - trace your finger over the path - and you will see how clean it can look. I'm not denigrating your 16 !!! hours of work, but the fact that you first stated that "though it looks ridiculous, or maybe awesome, not sure yet." - is telling. Awesomeness or awesome sauce, is visible right off.
The problem for you - integrating the crystal links - I know nothing about them but what you have posted, but you've been able to make a leak-free loop so far - so maybe the links, having once been folded into a loop, will retain some of that bending energy wink.gif - because what Freitz suggests will make it way easier and cleaner, esp on that drainpipe on the left coming from the rad to the gpu. The 2nd set of pix you posted a page back, really shows off the loop in a better light - better to see by - than the prior pix - to my eyes. What he describes will flow much more naturally.
So I take it that the crystal links was your surprise you alluded to a few pages back ? It worked ! I never expected crystal links as non-gpu runs. Now go imbibe and enjoy her company and forget all about the build for awhile - you deserve thumb.gif

Well the crystal link is definitely not the surprise. I decided to forego doing that right now since I plan to re-do the loop soon. My goal of just getting everything working was so I could test out the Indigo Xtreme interface, and see how that goes. I haven't seen anyone do what I'm going to do as far as the surprise goes (well, technically at least), but I'm sure it has been, I just haven't seen it.

Yes, this is possibly the worst config possible, other than a config that doesn't work, which was my only other option that I could find with my hardware.

I think the concept actually looks badass, but the routing is about as bad as it gets right now. Hopefully I'll be able to remedy this when my fittings get in.

Also, this setup with the reservoir the way it is takes forEVER to get the air bubbles out. It's been 7 hours, and I can still see bubbles gathered around the connections in some places. Maybe this is normal. One thing that has helped is cycling the pumps. Every once in a while, I'll cycle on and off, and it seems to release some trapped air.

Cheers everyone. Hopefully Fuganater or someone comes back with some suggestions for fittings, or I may just end up buying 10 of everything.
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Right on ! Yes, it does look awesome, Yes the loop is tortuous in some parts. Yes, getting the bubbles out can be long, days even, but turning the pump on and off was the way I got my 1 w/c build to get the water in, and to reduce the air content.

And I hear you about the fittings game - it seems the only way to go is to build up a library so you have a selection, and that's expensive and you don't know just how many you need to buy tongue.gif - but make it rain rotaries, to be sure thumb.gif
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but make it rain rotaries, to be sure thumb.gif
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Well I'm not sure whether I failed or succeeded @ the indigo xtreme interface... If I messed it up, it was because my original mounting force for the koolance 380l was too high. They recommend mounting to a uniform force using a caliper on the indigo xtreme website....

My GPU temps are outstanding, @ 1 deg C difference between ambient.

My CPU temps, not sure yet what is going on. One core seems to be higher than the rest. Ranging from 25C to 33C idle, but averaging 26C.


Chipset temps went up, lol. 28C vs. 26C. Curious to see what happens when the overclocking begins. We may be replacing this one.

My indigo xtreme test did not go as planned. As the instructions say, with a waterblock, this is what is supposed to happen to your temps under load...


And this is what mine did...


It remained @ 90 for about 45 secs before I decided to shut 'er down.

Now, my temps prior to the reflow were 45C idle, so the current CPU temp after reflow is much lower, so it's possible that I had a successful reflow, but I'm not sure yet...

Also, it's a little scary having your computer horizontal while you perform the reflow...
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wOw! you sure know how to tackle it all when building - I've read up on that Indigo a bit and it scared me.. At that angle, that loop of fittings looks like a way cool slide or banister !! just sayin wink.gif
and yes, your case on its side is a bit nausea inducing tongue.gif can't imagine doing the reflow like that
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Looks like the temps are decent now. What does everyone think? This is a test with all cores under 100% load. Looks like max temps are ~45, and reduced immediately after completion. ~3minute test.



The only thing that irks me is that Core 5 seems to have by far the highest temp. Not sure why this could be, or if this could be normal... any feedback on this is appreciated...
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I've done 3 builds with an i7 - 1 with a 2600k on air - and 2 3770k's - 1 air & 1 water. All show a range of temps idle and load. The water build ranges as much as 15 degrees from the other 3 cores - but its temps stay around 50 under load. The other 2 - both on air - show less than a 10 degree difference. I've read that its common. But I don't know from 6 core.
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I don't know if this will help or not with your crystal link tube alignment, now that you've spent so much time on it but, one way you might be able to get some help is to use basically the same type of fittings but of solid metal to help with adjustments. Like the Bitspower Aqualink tubes. Those would allow some adjustment up and down or back and forth so that you could get a better line with the crystal link tubes.
Now, I'm not saying use the Aqualink tubes in place of the crystal links, just put them in the loop where you will need some fine adjustments to line up the fittings with the crystal link tubes.
Whether or not that will add too much is your call.
Hope that is understandable.
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