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Should I win the Win Your Ultimate Rig contest, here's what I'm thinking:
  • Replace my GTX 660 Ti cards with GTX 680 Ti FTW cards.
  • Add EK FC680 GTX Acetal/Nickel waterblocks and an EK Dual SLI Bridge.
  • Add a Black Ice Stealth GT 120mm radiator at the top of my case.
  • Swiftech compression fittings and XSPC Blue tubing.

Loop would go 220 radiator --> CPU --> 120 radiator --> video cards --> 220 radiator. Should work with no issues, right?

Of course, I have to win first, because that shopping list is already at about $1,500. Then I have to get my hands on 3 2560x1440 monitors...
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Originally Posted by SDBolts619 View Post

Should I win the Win Your Ultimate Rig contest, here's what I'm thinking:
  • Replace my GTX 660 Ti cards with GTX 680 Ti FTW cards.
  • Add EK FC680 GTX Acetal/Nickel waterblocks and an EK Dual SLI Bridge.
  • Add a Black Ice Stealth GT 120mm radiator at the top of my case.
  • Swiftech compression fittings and XSPC Blue tubing.

Loop would go 220 radiator --> CPU --> 120 radiator --> video cards --> 220 radiator. Should work with no issues, right?

Of course, I have to win first, because that shopping list is already at about $1,500. Then I have to get my hands on 3 2560x1440 monitors...

My answer would be no, because there are not enough Swiftech products in your loop. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SDBolts619 View Post

Should I win the Win Your Ultimate Rig contest, here's what I'm thinking:
  • Replace my GTX 660 Ti cards with GTX 680 Ti FTW cards.
  • Add EK FC680 GTX Acetal/Nickel waterblocks and an EK Dual SLI Bridge.
  • Add a Black Ice Stealth GT 120mm radiator at the top of my case.
  • Swiftech compression fittings and XSPC Blue tubing.

Loop would go 220 radiator --> CPU --> 120 radiator --> video cards --> 220 radiator. Should work with no issues, right?

Of course, I have to win first, because that shopping list is already at about $1,500. Then I have to get my hands on 3 2560x1440 monitors...
The extra 120mm rad might not be enough with two vid cards + cpu under water.
post #1544 of 20728
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

My answer would be no, because there are not enough Swiftech products in your loop. biggrin.gif

Hmm, I see. And what is the model number for a Swiftech full coverage GTX 680 block? If you want to 'sponsor' my build, I'd accept a Swiftech MCRx20-XP radiator and those compression fittings. wink.gif

Of course, it's all a moot point if I don't happen to win the contest since I don't have $2,500 more to blow on my rig...
post #1545 of 20728
I finally finished my build and wanted to post some pics. Hope you enjoy staring at them as much as I do biggrin.gif

After a rough start with 2 bad pumps, I finally found a winner!

My goal in this project was to create a quiet yet powerful media center PC capable of doing much more than your grandmothers media PC. After replacing most of the fan cooling solutions with liquid, I realized that most of the leftover noise was coming from the 2 1TB hdds that I had in a RAID 1, so I removed them. They were getting really hot anyway (in the 70's! redface.gif ). Well they got moved to a computer in another room. Also, I found a couple of black lights that I had sitting in a drawer for about 10 years. They really brought to life the semi translucent blue tubing that I put in.









I'm not ultra-excited about my final load temps, but the system is 600mhz overclocked and my video card too, and the temps are within acceptable limits (and thats with both furmark and prime95 running simultaneously)... perhaps a triple rad is what I need?

This has been and will continue to be a fun build. I am constantly making improvements when I find another way to make it cooler (literally and figuratively). For instance, after overclocking and poking around with a thermal gun, I realized that there are plenty of 'hot spots' like mosfets out in the open on my board that could use some little coolers. So I'm now waiting on some little 6mm x 6mm heatsinks and some little 20mm fans to place strategically around my board.

Would love to hear your comments and/or suggestions!
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post #1546 of 20728
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The extra 120mm rad might not be enough with two vid cards + cpu under water.

I would be inclined to agree under normal circumstances. However, with the case I have and being delidded, my CPU is maxing right now at 64 degrees running P95 at 4.5ghz, 1.270 VCore, so I think I have some thermal headroom available and wouldn't want to go outside the case for another radiator.

I could conceivably change out the 220 radiator for dual 140mm or maybe even a triple 120mm, but then I'd be giving up my integrated reservoir and would need to add one to the system, so more money involved.
post #1547 of 20728
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I finally finished my build and wanted to post some pics. Hope you enjoy staring at them as much as I do biggrin.gif

After a rough start with 2 bad pumps, I finally found a winner!

My goal in this project was to create a quiet yet powerful media center PC capable of doing much more than your grandmothers media PC. After replacing most of the fan cooling solutions with liquid, I realized that most of the leftover noise was coming from the 2 1TB hdds that I had in a RAID 1, so I removed them. They were getting really hot anyway (in the 70's! redface.gif ). Well they got moved to a computer in another room. Also, I found a couple of black lights that I had sitting in a drawer for about 10 years. They really brought to life the semi translucent blue tubing that I put in.
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I'm not ultra-excited about my final load temps, but the system is 600mhz overclocked and my video card too, and the temps are within acceptable limits (and thats with both furmark and prime95 running simultaneously)... perhaps a triple rad is what I need?

This has been and will continue to be a fun build. I am constantly making improvements when I find another way to make it cooler (literally and figuratively). For instance, after overclocking and poking around with a thermal gun, I realized that there are plenty of 'hot spots' like mosfets out in the open on my board that could use some little coolers. So I'm now waiting on some little 6mm x 6mm heatsinks and some little 20mm fans to place strategically around my board.

Would love to hear your comments and/or suggestions!

That's a pretty sweet setup. Very impressive for what it's doing. But, if you don't mind me asking - what's the point in overclocking the system for a media server? Isn't it simply supplying content to various devices on the network? If so, the CPU speed and GPU are pretty much irrelevant - the only real question is read/write speeds for the data and transfer speeds, right?
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Hmm, I see. And what is the model number for a Swiftech full coverage GTX 680 block? If you want to 'sponsor' my build, I'd accept a Swiftech MCRx20-XP radiator and those compression fittings. wink.gif

Of course, it's all a moot point if I don't happen to win the contest since I don't have $2,500 more to blow on my rig...

The only way to get a Swiftech Nvidia full block is to buy the EVGA Hydrocopper 680, 690, or Titan (the later is what I want biggrin.gif ). Swiftech makes Nvidia full cover blocks exclusively for EVGA with the EVGA logo instead of Swiftech's.
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Isn't it simply supplying content to various devices on the network?

Not at all as a matter of fact! This is my main gamer/netflixer/whatever you need it for PC. I wanted to be able to play all my games in the big screen. What you cant see in the picture is a game chair/coffee table that I made. It gives me a place to sit closer to the tv than the couch and has a mouse platform built into the arm rest.

I first had the idea when I tried to play WoW from my couch. I could see everything for the most part, but the txt was really hard to make out. But the couch is great for sitting back with the GF and playing games that have xbox style game controller support like Rayman and Trine2.
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we're still in the process of flushing and 100% testing them. I'll keep you all posted.
Curious to what kind of conditions you test them under. My pump only seems to fail when the GPU or CPU are under heavy load, I am assuming it has to do with either the higher temperatures or RPM.
Last night I was running my card under load with a certain overclock for a quite sometime, leveling off at 60c. I then changed to my highest stable overclock, in about a minute the temperatures got to about 66c, then the pump failed, at 85% speed. It always runs again after cooling down.

I will test later if setting a fixed pump speed, as opposed to a temp curve, has any effect. I have been running the fans and pump on the same PWM, so I will also try having the pump on a low PWM setting and the fans just running off the splitter at 100%.
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