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Hi

So i've started off browsing the forums and came across a totally new understanding for PC cooling. I know the importance since i Love to Overclock for that extra Frame or Few whilst gaming. It's because of each one of YOU that i'm soo often on here checking people's watercooled pc's . . ( s0o0o WOW!!! drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifspecool.gif ), tech updates, everything pc related really that got me to come and join. This build is for cooling Mostly and to gain higher overclocks and BETTER temps.

Current Build:

2500k OC to 4.8Ghz
Asus Z68 V/Pro Gen3
Western Digital caviar Black 1TB
64Gb Vertex 3 ( Used to cache my 1TB , Speeds are Really nice and im always in games before my buddies)
2 X 4Gb G Skill Sniper Gaming Ram , Low Volts
H100 ( 4fans push/pull config)
GTX680 Lightning ( What a Beast of a card! )
Cooler Master Silent Pro GOLD 1000watt PSU

Here are the goodies that arrived recently and my gpu which i done. My Motherboard was sent to suppliers and should only be able to continue Build in a week or 2 for latest i hope.

Watercooling Goods:

XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock - Intel
Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
2 X Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Red
2 X Monsoon 45° Rotary Angle Fitting - 3/4" - Red
2 X Bitspower Single Luxury Tube Clamp LTC7 For Tube OD 3/4in. - Red
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360mm
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Rev.2.0
EK-FC680 GTX Lightning - Acetal + Nickel
PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Bloodshed Red
Bitspower Premium G1/4" "Stubby" High Flow 1/2" Fitting - Deep Blood Red
Bitspower Deep Blood Red "T" Fitting - 180 Degree Water Cooling Accessory
Bitspower Sealing Plug - 1/2" - Deep Blood Red Finish
Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-Release
Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 480 Radiator
NEW *** Xigmatek XAF-F1254 120mm Copper Brushing Axis Fan - Black Blade, White LED
2 X Koolance Dual Ultra Bright LED Cable - 3mm, 4-pin - Blue
2 X Koolance Dual Ultra Bright LED Cable - 3mm, 4-pin - Red
Gelid Solutions GC EXTREME Thermal Compound - 10G

Lights i will use in block and Res










Edited by SeekerZA - 3/7/13 at 12:39am
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Will be looking forward to the rest, good luck in assembly thumb.gif
     
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Will be looking forward to the rest, good luck in assembly thumb.gif
     
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Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid @ 1450/1900 Corsair Dominator 16gb @ 2.2GHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
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AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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post #4 of 22
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Update: Done my Loop. Wow my First Time and Boy was putting those Compression Fittings on a Job! My hand was sore for 2days. The pipe makes a easy nice tight fit on barb but screwing the fitting closed in the threads is a MISSION!!! I sorta scraped some of the red colour doing a old trick well known as "Force".












To come. .

LED Strip X2 to cover below casing since casing is on wheels and UV Cathode to make tubing POP. Waiting on Fan aswell to put on inside rad. Thanks For keeping intune. Will post better pics when final stuff comes through. I am impressed with temperatures and WOW!! The temps with GPU under water is amazing!
Edited by SeekerZA - 3/7/13 at 12:36am
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post #5 of 22
why is that tube so long may I ask? Outside, that, looks great biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif Cool idea using that...scissor..lift..thing on your radiator.
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I've got silver bullet in a 3way fitting in bottom for Drain. Had no space in res for bullet and wanted a drain to make changing liquid easy. But really the tubing thickness is Hard to work with and the bends without angled fittings i know looks messy but will have to do for now. I might get another pump to run in serial and add few angled fittings for a cleaner loop soon redface.gif More angles equals more restrictions and i'm after performance
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Got LED's in and UV cathode.

2X BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip - 600mm - White
1X Logisys 15" Deluxe Sound Activate Cold Cathode Kit - UV
And some cabling.

Here are some pictures







Ok, my drain which uses a Bitspower tube clamp came off , but that was when hose was flipped upwards from gpu out. Got a huge Fright! But luckly i lifted it up quick enough.Only drips came out because tubing slipped off. I had 1 more compression fitting left and replaced the one clamp where leak came from. Would really want to replace the other clamp since those clamps are too small to go over the tube which is also on a barb fitting. That specific Clamp is Only enough to go over tube and tighten. Feels Risky to me but that joint is sealed for now aswell as the other one with the clamp.

Question:

Does UV Cathodes take time to Burn in?
I placed mine in but it seems Very Dim. Here is link to the One i have:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=72_277&products_id=3322

And i've added the following White led strip below case:

BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip - 600mm - White

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12827/lit-246/BitFenix_Alchemy_Connect_30_LED_Light_Strip_-_600mm_-_White_BFA-ACL-60WK30-RP.html?id=gar2QUy6&mv_pc=775

Sorry about picture quality. I'm always in a hurry to take snaps and move along.
Edited by SeekerZA - 4/1/13 at 3:30pm
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post #8 of 22
Your rig looks very ugly with this big radiator outside the case.
post #9 of 22
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Uhmm Ok? I am getting fittings to make loop look better. Not really the rad. Will just do cabling on fans there, thats about it. And my ugly pictures dont do justice. Looks Very nice in person, to me atleast.
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post #10 of 22
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Update Time

Got following and added:

1 x Monsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Red
2 x Bitspower BP-DBRWP-C73 Deep Blood Red Dual IG1/4" Extender - 25MM
1 x 15'' Cold Cathode Add-on Tube Sleeved - Ultraviolet
1 x Bitspower Deep Blood Red Rotary Fitting "Q" PLUS - 360 Degree Water Cooling Accessory
1 x *** NEW *** EK-FC Bridge SINGLE - Acetal
1 x Phobya Temperature Sensor/External thread G1/4 with C/F Display
1 x Phobya Temperature Sensor In / Outer Thread G1/4
1 x Phobya Front Faceplate - 2 Displays - Black
5 x *** NEW *** PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Bloodshed Red
3 x Alphacool Ultra Pure Water 1000ml
1 x Bitspower BP-MVV-BK Mini-Valve - Black Sparkle
1 x PPCS SuperStrong Thermal Tape ( for Temp Probes ) - Translucent Double-sided
1 x Thermometer With Digital Display - C/F Display





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