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I built my first PC about a month ago and first went with air cooling for everything then I tried to OC my CPU and was getting scary temps during my IBT stability test. I decided to go with watercooling to improve the temps and it has defintely paid off. My CPU temps are now 20 degrees lower while running my 3570k at 4.5ghz with voltage set at 1.3v. biggrin.gif Here are some of my pics from receiving the package to loop completion. I have leak tested it for 6 hours before closing up my case to take some pics. I still have some paper towel under the res and on other parts of the PC in case stuff hits the fan.

My WC parts are:

1. XSPC RAYSTORM CPU BLOCK
2. MONSOON TWO PREMIUM BAY RESERVOIR ( comes with free kill-coils ) smile.gif
3. WHITE PRIMOCHILL LRT TUBING
4. SWIFTECH MCP655-B
5. SWIFTECH LOK-SEAL FITTINGS
6. SCYTHE KAZEQ-12 FAN CONTROLLER
7. CORSAIR SP120 HP EDITION
8. XSPC RX360 RADIATOR












At first, I didn't place the O-ring properly in the res which resulted in leaks ohno-smiley02.gif but I soon figured out my mistake and corrected it. Also, if you notice, I didn't include the blue ribbon on the third fan. My mobo heatsink protrudes out by quite a bit so I had to take it out for the rad to fit. My new mobo should provide enough clearance for me to put it back on and it arrives soonish biggrin.gif . I will make some final adjustments after I install the new mobo. For later, I plan on getting sleeved cables, new GPU, GPU waterblock and case lighting. I will update the thread as I progress.

Any advice on how to set it up better is welcomed.
post #2 of 4
thumb.gif good job looks very nice smile.gif
My System
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... EK ASUS Crosshair V Full Board Cooling Block Ki... EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Bloc... 
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My System
(27 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... EK ASUS Crosshair V Full Board Cooling Block Ki... EK Supreme HF Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Bloc... 
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post #3 of 4
Look cool but if I were you I would turn the rad around, use 3x90* fitting to make its look neat without those tube hanging and improve air flow inside wink.gif
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Thanks guys. I'd have to modify the case if I were to go that route. I'm thinking of getting acrylic tubing so I can make it look neater. Will post with updates.
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