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HI2U! New member. New water cooled rig.

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Hello all. I've been lurking around here for a bit and thought it's about time I posted.
I've got a good bit of experience building pcs, but this is my first time building with water.
Let me know what you think.

Most of the Rig I have had for a while:
CPU: Intel C2D E6750 2.66Ghz
Mobo: ASUS P5K-E
Vid: EVGA 8800GTS 320 SuperClocked
RAM: 2GB OCZ DDR1055

Bought a new case and water cooling. (Stimulus fund at work.)

Case: Lian Li V1000
PSU: Nexus 80 Plus 600 Watt Silent Modular PSU
CPU Block: Danger Den MC-TDX
Video Block: Danger Den 8800GTS
Pump: Laing DDC-3.2 with Koolance Nozzle base upgrade.
Tubing: 1/2"ID Tygon Tubing
Coolant: Feser One F1 UV Red Non Conductant Fluid
Radiator: Black Ice Pro II

I've still got to pick the final mounting solution for the pump and whether or not to keep the T-line res, or go with a pump head\
es combo.
I'm also not even close to being done with the wiring. I've already made custom cables for the HDs and for the DVD. Next I'll be notching the case to make new routes and making cables for the mobo, 12V, PCIe, etc.. Basically everything will be custom fit to length.

Click Image for gallery.



I've got the CPU clocked up to 3.6Ghz now with an FSB speed of 1800MHZ and is running stable(torturing with Prime95 and nvtune stab test). I'm running with slower RAM (DDR-800) since I had to RMA my DDR1055 mem.
The RAM is now running at 901mhz I believe and is probably not going to be very stable at that speed for long.


I'm hoping to go to 4.0Ghz+. Do you think this will be possible with this setup? Will I need to add RAM and chipset blocks to the loop? Suggestions?
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C2D E6750 2.66Ghz @ 3.6Ghz Asus P5K-E EVGA 8800GTS 320 SuperClocked 2x 1GB OCZ Platinum DDR1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB & 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb\s Win XP w/SP2 Dell 2707FP Razer Lycosa 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB & 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb\s Win XP w/SP2 Dell 2707FP Razer Lycosa 
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post #2 of 5
Nice looking rig, cant really see all the details but it looks like your running it res or t-line-pump-rad-block-Thats the way I run mine to...

The only thing that scares me a little is that koolance nozzle base upgrade.If I'm not mis-taken that just pated aluminum, if you scratch it or chip it and expose the aluminum to your loop it can cause galvanic corrosion pretty quickly..Be sure to use a corrosion inhibitor in it, when you get a new top I'd get rid of it....

Thanks for the pic's....
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I was worried about corrosion too, hence I chose the Feser One coolant which has corrosion inhibitors already.
Do you know if it makes a huge difference having the loop in this order?
It would definitely help me clean up if I changed the order.

Thanks for the comments!
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C2D E6750 2.66Ghz @ 3.6Ghz Asus P5K-E EVGA 8800GTS 320 SuperClocked 2x 1GB OCZ Platinum DDR1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB & 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb\s Win XP w/SP2 Dell 2707FP Razer Lycosa 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB & 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb\s Win XP w/SP2 Dell 2707FP Razer Lycosa 
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Nexus 600W 80Plus Modular Lian Li V1000 Logitech MX518 
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post #4 of 5
Thats the way I run mine, that way the coolest water possible hits your CPU block the first...Some like having the CPU block right after the pump for increased velocity and turbulence...

Always have your res right before the pump so it has a good supply of water, the pump wont be starved for water that way...I like to keep my res a little higher then the pump also, not as much danger of dry starts that way...

However you run it just keep tubing length as short as practical...If you have a real need to run it a little longer don't worry about it...But in general the less tubing and fittings you use the better off you are...Any velocity and head scrubbed off anywhere but in the blocks and rads is head/energy/velocity lost...

EDIT...I forgot..Welcome to the Forums...
Edited by ira-k - 6/6/08 at 1:28pm
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Glad to see another DD user.
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2x WD Caviar Black 640gb AALS Samsung SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H233H 23" 1080P Monitor 
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