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Core 2 Quad to 4770k, so far stable 4.6Ghz under 1.3V and still lidded!!!

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Hey guys just got a package in the mail from Frozen cpu as i'm upgrading my computer and essentially splitting it into two
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Core 2 quad q9300 @ 3.2Ghz
8GB 1066 G.Skill DDR2
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
XFX Pro series 650W
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XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 watercooling kit with compression fittings

I'll be rebuilding this with an i7 4770k
Gigabyte z87x-UD4H
Samsung 840 250GB
16GB(2x8) G.Skill 1866mhz cas 9 DDR3

Then I'll be taking the old parts and rebuilding them into a secondary system
put my old GTX 460 Hawk Talon attak from MSI in there
OCZ Modxstream power supply 600w
and that is gonna go in my god awful old rosewill R114A

will post pictures in a bit
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Sounds like a wonderful upgrade! I'm interested in pictures of the water loop.
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Here we go this is my first build log so have mercy.
Also I'm in college and the pictures were taken with my phone..... sorry its all i really have.

So it appears frozencpu reused a Mott's applesauce box doh.gif



Can't Forget my Static condom tongue.gif

Disassembly


A really good reason why i needed new tubing, notice the old tubing is collapsing in on itself (it was the XSPC UV green)
All this stuff is 7/16 ID 5/8 OD btw











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Leak Testing, I'm really not a fan of the way i have the tubing set up and i know i'm probably gonna get a ton of criticism for it. I only had 2 elbow fittings to work with though and everything was was just regular XSPC compression fittings. I had the UV cold cathode langing around and I bought UV tubes because i already had a UV in roof. I realized i could put the cathode in vertically behind the tubing and decided to do it. Makes it look pretty cool in the dark smile.gif



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It looks pretty awesome in the dark. I too am in college and I wouldn't dream of maintaining a w/c setup.
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It looks pretty awesome in the dark. I too am in college and I wouldn't dream of maintaining a w/c setup.
I just got the loop like 4-5 months ago and love the thing. This was the first time I've drained it and rebuilt it. I took it with me in car rides back and forth from school without draining it and it has never leaked.
If you like work on computers enough then i don't think you'll mind the maintenance, and its not too bad, I probably have my rig all apart like every 6 months anyway.
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Looks great, I love the rebuild.

I would have put around 33% less TIM though. I remember on my 2500k (similar size) it only needed a tiny line in the middle for a perfect spread =P
    
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Looks great, I love the rebuild.

I would have put around 33% less TIM though. I remember on my 2500k (similar size) it only needed a tiny line in the middle for a perfect spread =P
I had done that before with the core 2 quad but when i took the heatsink off i found it had left a bit of the IHS uncovered
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The day wasn't without it's casualties, broke the LED on my reservoir off in the holder, tried to dremel it about about but its stuck in there so i grinded it a bit to where i might be able to put another LED on top but the old on will still be stuck in there(might contact XSPC about this). I was scared that if i drilled it all the way i might crack the holder which also acts as a plug in the reservoir so if i cracked it i'd be screwed. Can't really see it because i forgot to get a picture of it before i filled the res, but you can see the wire where on the end it should be.



Here's more shots of it in the dark, Got the green LED fans turned on around the case now. Took the ones off the bottom because i had some XSPC and corsair ones that had wider blades and so i figured they'd generate more static pressure and therefore be better at pulling air through the res.









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Looks great, I love the rebuild.

I would have put around 33% less TIM though. I remember on my 2500k (similar size) it only needed a tiny line in the middle for a perfect spread =P

Here's a picture of how the TIM spread on the q9300, pulled off the waterblock and saw this.

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Haswell
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P43 Wallbreaker
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Lenovo Y580
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
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Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
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