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post #21 of 81
looks brilliant
an excellent choice
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Edited by palzen - 3/21/13 at 10:10am
post #22 of 81
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My first water loop ever!

First fittings arrived today (I ordered 2 for a start to see if Bitspower are worth the money), so I could finally build my first loop and test the pump.
That was pretty exciting. I had smile on my face whole time, like a little child biggrin.gif
Here it is:


The pump is absolutely amazing. Using PWM and Speedfan I can go between ~700 and 4400RPM. Even at 100% it is hardly audible, at 50% it is almost totally silent - compared to the pump at 50% my bungee-suspended HDD is loud thumb.gif
Getting rid of almost all vibrations will require some foam padding, attached Velcro is not enough.



Bitspower fittings made a very good impression on me thumb.gif Comparing to some other (much cheaper BTW) fittings I had in my hands they look and feel very solid. Installation was very quick. I'm aware I have zero experience, but it's hard for me to imagine how this stuff can leak... rolleyes.gif (probably because I have no experience wink.gif )

   
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post #23 of 81
The pump looks great.
I'm glad you feel the joy
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Edited by palzen - 3/21/13 at 10:11am
post #24 of 81
Your first loop looks pretty, pretty thumb.gif
I see that you experience it slowly.
Initial start-up you have for each other, and apparently the first time is the hardest. thumb.gif
Already goes on like clockwork.
Fittings for me is OK and can remain for a long time
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Edited by palzen - 3/21/13 at 10:12am
post #25 of 81
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A quick update.

I'm done with planning and fitting of the tubing, I've ordered fittings. Based on poll recommendation thumb.gif and my impressions of the pair I got earlier, I decided on Bitspower black matte compression biggrin.gif
I've decided on loop version number 2: pump\rez -->CPU-->upper rad-->lower rad-->pump/rez. I hope to achieve aesthetically pleasing, clean loop.

My HW is back to a bench, and I can start the real build, with some small case modding this weekend (to fit rad on top). I have all parts either delivered or on the way, so the real fun should start soon thumb.gif



   
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post #26 of 81
Your running 2x 2x120mm radiators just for your cpu? I have the same case as you (Blackhawk mid tower) and I'm going to be running a 2x120 on the bottom and 60mm thick 120 on the back converted to an intake. I'm going to be cooling my 3770k and hd 7950. This is my first loop also but now I'm wondering if I have enough cooling. My parts get here Friday.
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Your running 2x 2x120mm radiators just for your cpu? I have the same case as you (Blackhawk mid tower) and I'm going to be running a 2x120 on the bottom and 60mm thick 120 on the back converted to an intake. I'm going to be cooling my 3770k and hd 7950. This is my first loop also but now I'm wondering if I have enough cooling. My parts get here Friday.

You should be OK, depending on your fans setup and what you want to achieve.

I'm doing what I'm doing for a few reasons:
- I'm going to try to push my i5-750 to 5GHz bench OC, so I will have quite a lot to cool down
- with normal OC (3.6-3.8Ghz) I'd like to have good temps and very low RPM on rad fans (1000 or below)
- I love overkill biggrin.gif
   
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post #28 of 81
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Originally Posted by Gleniu View Post

- I love overkill biggrin.gif

Me too that's why this might push me to attempt to mount a top radiator. What kind of modifications are you doing to the case to get it to fit?
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What kind of modifications are you doing to the case to get it to fit?

You can fit 30mm 240 rad on top of CM 690 II Advanced (this is my case) without any modifications: rad-->metal top of case-->120x25mm fans-->plastic case top.

Purely for the looks I want to have: fans-->metal top of case-->rad-->plastic case top. To do it I had to cut off some plastics on the top and I will have to dremel the top of the case to fit fittings - please check some of the earlier pics in my log, you will see. I plan to finish it over the weekend, so I let you know how it works wink.gif

Changing position of the rad will complicate maintenance (e.g. replacing mobo), as I won't be able to remove all LC without draining water, most probably. But I like playing with my PC, so it's not a big issue for me redface.gif
Edited by Gleniu - 3/13/13 at 8:38am
   
My first LC build
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Intel Core i7-5930K Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI Gigabyte GTX 970 (9GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD) Gigabyte GTX 970 (9GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD) 
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G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-28... Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB x 2 RAID 0 Samsung SSD850 EVO 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
custom loop, 3x240 rads Windows 10 pro DELL P2715Q Benq xl2411z v2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Seasonic Platinum 1200W (SS-1200XP3) Phanteks Enthoo Primo Sensei Raw 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 ASUS - P7P55D-E Premium GTX 670 direct CU Kingston Genesis 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 custom water loop windows 7 64 Ultimate Dell 2209WA 22 inch 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
steelseries corsair 760i Corsair 540 air steelseries xai 
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steelseries asus 
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i5-750 ASUS - P7P55D-E Premium GTX 670 direct CU Kingston Genesis 
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Samsung 830 custom water loop windows 7 home premium Dell 2209WA 22 inch 1680x1050 
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G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-28... Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB x 2 RAID 0 Samsung SSD850 EVO 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
custom loop, 3x240 rads Windows 10 pro DELL P2715Q Benq xl2411z v2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Seasonic Platinum 1200W (SS-1200XP3) Phanteks Enthoo Primo Sensei Raw 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-750 ASUS - P7P55D-E Premium GTX 670 direct CU Kingston Genesis 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 custom water loop windows 7 64 Ultimate Dell 2209WA 22 inch 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
steelseries corsair 760i Corsair 540 air steelseries xai 
Mouse PadAudio
steelseries asus 
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i5-750 ASUS - P7P55D-E Premium GTX 670 direct CU Kingston Genesis 
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Samsung 830 custom water loop windows 7 home premium Dell 2209WA 22 inch 1680x1050 
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post #30 of 81
I'm betting 80-90
pessimists say a strong NO!!!
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Edited by palzen - 3/21/13 at 10:13am
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