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Sous Vide:

Well this is my first time watercooling and I just wanted to post the pictures of my experience. ira-k's cleaning and setup guide was a big help. This is a cpu only loop running on a Swiftec MCP655 Vario, Microres, D-Tek FuZion V2 with Quad nozzle, PA120.2 with 4 73cfm Yate Loons in push/pull, 1/2 x 3/4 tubing. Here's the pics.


cleaning the block


the gang


leak testing


first rad placement


first loop setup


leak test 2


xigmatek hdt-s1283, looks a tad heavy on TIM


lapped quad


cooling the cpu... hrmm bad temps LOL quad nozzle isnt lined of up with cores. Was a fun first run of my loop however I just hated how there was soo much toobing. Soooo...


Moved the rad to the top


Microres


Bleeding


ghetto shroud


Additional shroud to raise the fans off the case a little.


so ugly lol

Once I get a dremel I am going to flip the rad over so the barbs are pointing into the case. I feel like my block isnt getting enough pressure on the cpu but I am not sure how I can fix that.

Got the dremel and did a little moddin:


Prepped

Cut

Filed and cleaned


Lapped FuZion V2


Got my 120.2 shroud from DangerDen (got it to me next day only paying for ground shipping)

Got another Ultra Kaze 3000.


Just running it on water and some biocide atm. I need to find a VW dealership in town and get some Pentosin. For you DFI DK P35-T2RS + CM690 owners: 120x38mm fans will touch your mosfet heatsink if mounted on the top of your case.



The mesh and plastic top are both modded to fit around the rad. I had to cut a little off the PCB to get the USB/Firewire board to fit. Not by any means perfect but for my first case moddin I think I did rather well. Now to just touch up my rad



And here's a night shot.

Thanks for checking out my first watercooling build! I'll update again when I do a window mod.
Edited by TheCh3F - 6/17/08 at 12:21pm
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post #2 of 35
nice loop. how are your temps? that not a lot of tubing you should see my loop, now that a lot of tubing almost 10feet
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I folding at 46c rightnow at 1.36v. Ambients are 23c. Prime moves it to 50c. My lowest cores idle at 24c. I feel like my load is higher than it should be but I really dont know. Soo I ordered another Scythe Ultra Kaze 130cfm fan for pair with my other one. We'll see if that helps a bit.
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Looking good, looks like WC'ing......Thanks for all the pic's...I like that reinforced tubing, its a little bit stiff but you didn't have to make a lot of hard bends anyway...That will look really great when you get a chance to flip your rad on over...

Do you have the springs bottomed out on your block? If there not just run them on down till they bottom out..Is there a lot of side to side play or just a little bit? I just bottom out my springs till I can just get a little bit of side to side play in it...Sometimes it seems like a little less pressure on them will cool better to, you might want to try it a little looser also...You'll get it tuned up with a little tweaking, just play around with it till you find what gives you the best temp's..Remounts cant hurt, I do 4 or 5 with a new block, then work it back down to the best temp that I was able to get....
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you have you tired pushing it further..

at least you dont have my problem.. o well time to take it apart again
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oh yeah i can do my 3.7 at 1.488v and it hovers around 61c after warming up. Its a good 5c shaved off of what my XIG did. Thanks for the tip ira-k. Once i get that dremmel too I can mod the top of my cm690 that has been removed and cut out the fan holes on the case. A window mod will follow then too.
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post #7 of 35
why is it mounted that way? Is there an advantage to having the block pull from the res without a pump first?
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Looks good. I love the shroud XD
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No it runs to the rad first then block, res and pump again.
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post #10 of 35
that how i have mine set up more less but i have a t line
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