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Introduction:

(CAUTION, my English sucks, i am an autodidact and learnt it browsing and playing online randomly)

Hi all,

this is my first log on overclock.net and i'm relatively new here biggrin.gif. I've been using this case for a while, at the beginning i wanted a liquid cooled system but i was too noob to build one for myself so i decided to buy a case with a integrated system: WORST IDEA EVAH.

The cooling system included SUCKS, really. The pump is extremely loud, the tubes and everything suck, for example the CPU waterblock, the 120x2 radiator and the reservoir. Now you know why i am building a new whole cooling system.

Just for science, here's the original cooling system:

Model: Bigwater 850GT
Radiator: 240 mm (included 2x fans 120 mm) ( pic )
Compatibility CPU WB: Socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM2+ ( pic CPU wb )
Pump: 500 L/h ( pic )
Reservoir: 330 c.c. ( pic )
Tubing: 10 mm

and some pics: (i'm sorry, the only way i have to take pics is with my phone) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Now let's forget about all that garbage and let's start this project.

My Hardware specification:

Motherboard: Asrock extreme 6 Z77
CPU: Intel i5 3750k
RAM: Corsair Dominator 2x8GB (16GB in total)
GPU: Amd Ati Gigabyte HD 6970 OC2
Audio card: Creative Xtreme Audio Bulk
PSU: Corsair HX 1050 (850W)
SSD + HDD: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD (OS installed) + 2 TB HDD (storage)
Case: Thermaltake level 10 LCS
Edited by Fieel - 2/13/13 at 2:48am
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post #2 of 47
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Okay, now let's see what'll be using with my new watercooling system:

(if the link won't work, it means that the item isn't in the store anymore, in this case just google it if you're interested)

Radiator

Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240mm
+ Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 1x120
+ Phobya G-Changer 120 V.2 - Full Copper

CPU WaterBlock

Phobya CPU-Cooler UC-1 Extreme

RAM, southbridge and Mofset WBs

2x Koolance MVR-40 VRM waterblock + 76mm plates
Koolance GPU-220 (southbridge)
EK Water Blocks EK-RAM Dominator X2 CSQ - Nickel (not on store anymore, google it)

Tubing and coolant

Masterkleer tubing PVC 16/10mm (Primochill 16/10 out of stock doh.gif )
+ Mayhems UV clear blue 15ml
+ 2x Phobya ZuperZero pure water 1000ml

Reservoir

Phobya Balancer 250 silver nickel

Pump

Laing DDC 1 plus 12 V + silver nickel top
+ anti-noise carpet

Fittings and random stuff

Alphacool 16/10 - 1/4
+ 90°
+ 45°
+ etc. (for example. tap, extensions etc.)

switch, displays, LEDs, controllers/temp/fan

Lamptron Fan Controller FC6
+ various cold cathode neons
+ switches for the cathodes (OMG really expensive!)
+ Alphacool LCD case-internal display
+ front plate 5.25'' for switches
+ G 1/4 display
+ Flow sensor koolance
+ Koolance flowsensor proper display

Fans

4x 120mm Enermax T.B. Silence fans
+ 2x 120mm Enermax Everest

Sleeving

mod/smart Flexsleeve Basic System
+ blue aqua sleeving material

Edited by Fieel - 2/25/13 at 2:57am
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Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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- My initial idea

- Finally my main package arrives biggrin.gif

- Fan controller, switches and AlphaLCD mounting, also some more pics

- Sidepannel cutting

- Finished Plexiglas sidewindow, Corsair Dominator 2x8GB mounting and random pics

- Mounted blue UV fans and received sleeving material from MDPC

- GTX Titan unboxing and small side panel project

- EK FC-Titan waterblock, 360 XSPC, Koolance bracket mount unboxing

Still waiting for:

- Blue UV dye (now it's green, that doesn't fits, really..)
- Mofset, southbridge and RAM blocks
- More blue LED fans for proper airflow (just a big 200mm in the front at the moment)
- blue and UV LED strips for the ambient
- New GPU and GPU waterblock, that'll add a 3x120mm radiator mounted on the back - outside - of the case (note that this will happen in a distant future, when'll have to change GPU)

Aaaaaaaaannnd..

I'll post the final result here smile.gif.

Edited by Fieel - 3/12/13 at 8:02am
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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OCZ Agility 3 60 gb Western Digital 2 TB HDD Toshiba StorE ALU2 ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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post #4 of 47
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Received my pack today! (11 kg omg)
Will start to work this evening eventually. biggrin.gif

check the "updates" and "components" sections for up-to-date content! smile.gif

My Idea:

Red: New radiator 2x120mm
Blue: Another 1x120mm radiator, It is just an idea. But i think i'll use the posterior fan spot.
Orange: Tube Reservoir
Yellow: The pump








If anyone is interested, my only diagram about the build is this one, and actually i am the only one capable of decoding it, so don't worry, lol.




What i've done so far:

Dismounting the old liquid system:
It is mounted in a double 5.25'' bay, it is screwed directly metal/metal, the loud and faulty pump may be caused by this crappy mounting doh.gif . Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Thermaltake left me a nice gift anyways, i was unscrewing the double bay when i discovered that HALF of the screws are completely ruined, i had to saw the top of the screws and i managed to unscrew them with a plain screwdriver.
Here's an example: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I also mounted a card reader on my only 3.5'' bay, unfortunately it was faulty (only the USB worked, i couldn't even see the optical drive in /My Computer) and had to return it (who knows when i'll get it back, lol.). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I've also been studying a new thing: A 5.25'' bay with 5 holes for 5 switches, connected to 4 different colored LEDs inside the case and the fifth one connected to the internal temperature display, it was quite a challenge for me to figure out how to connect the cables, anyways i've been playing a bit with paint: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

So, i'll be able to turn on different type of LEDS with the front panel switches (2 different UV, one white and one blue cold cathodes). Here's the discussion topic.
Edited by Fieel - 2/13/13 at 2:38am
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Intel i5 3570k Asrock extreme 6 Z77 Gigabyte HD 6970 OC2 Corsair Dominator 2x8GB (16GB in total) 
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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OCZ Agility 3 60 gb Western Digital 2 TB HDD Toshiba StorE ALU2 ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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I don't know much about watercooling but that prebuilt thing looks horrible for sure! biggrin.gif
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Well, i've seen worst, but anyways it was really.. mmh.. we can say... bad.biggrin.gif
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Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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post #7 of 47
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First update!




Someone just knocked the door!



The pack



Everything posing for you



Fittings army



90° Alphacool



Standard Alphacool straight compression fitting



"T" fitting



Black sleeving kit



Primochill Brite Green.. nice dye and everything but i did fail so hard, i wanted a blue/green build combo, i afterwards decided to order another dye, this time light blue UV, the full build oriented to the "light blue" color will be much nicer



Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240mm



Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 1x120



Black nickel Laing DDC pump TOP



The pump with the TOP



Dismounting the old crappy liquid system..



My Intel i5 3570k



Pump + CPU waterblock + Reservoir mounted



Momentary loop, Cpu, 2 radiators, reservoir and pump.



Enermax T.B. Silence fans are completely silent, but run at 900 rpm max. They're doing a good job cooling the system tho



Pump with maintenance tap at the bottom of the loop
Edited by Fieel - 2/13/13 at 4:10am
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Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
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Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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post #8 of 47
oh man..you are my hero wink.gif

i got almost the same spec as you dude and i experienced the same issue with Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS...i was dreaming about silence and level10 gt lcs crashed my dream smile.gif
so tell me how's ur new WC spec? better? silence? tell me tell me pls smile.gif

where did you order the stuff? if it's not a top secret can you tell me how much did you pay for it?
post #9 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nomangod View Post

oh man..you are my hero wink.gif

i got almost the same spec as you dude and i experienced the same issue with Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS...i was dreaming about silence and level10 gt lcs crashed my dream smile.gif
so tell me how's ur new WC spec? better? silence? tell me tell me pls smile.gif

where did you order the stuff? if it's not a top secret can you tell me how much did you pay for it?

Hey there! I have the same project log opened in different forums, that's why i'm slow with the updates, i'm in a hurry now, tomorrow i'll update the topic, and you'll have all the answers you were looking for smile.gif
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Intel i5 3570k Asrock extreme 6 Z77 Gigabyte HD 6970 OC2 Corsair Dominator 2x8GB (16GB in total) 
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OCZ Agility 3 60 gb Western Digital 2 TB HDD Toshiba StorE ALU2 ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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OCZ Agility 3 60 gb Western Digital 2 TB HDD Toshiba StorE ALU2 ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Water Cooling loop Windows 7 1920 x 1080 1024 × 768 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Corsair HX 1050 Custom Thermaltake Level 10 GT Cyborg M.M.O. 7 
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post #10 of 47
ooo... smile.gif perfect...cant wait..thx
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