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Well, After 9 months of not working on my Computer and just neglecting it, I finally came around to cleaning it out and redoing the loop...


Here are the Before Pictures.

















My god was that Radiator and case dusty. Had to bring the whole case and radiator to my dads shop to use the heavy compressed air on it. The dust was just caked onto that radiator.

I bought some fan grills\\filters to try to keep some of the dust out of my case and radiator. Hopefully it helps out.




Moving On....(Re-assembly)











So got the new loop up... Good to go? Heck no. Found out the motherboard crapped out on me. All that work for nothing. Had to go to MicroCenter to look for the same Asus motherboard, but found out they were discontinued... So I went ahead and picked up a EVGA 790i Motherboard. And 2GB of some Cheap OCZ DDR3 Ram.














And here is the Final Results...

















Done? Nope. Screwed up the tubes intake and out-take. I need to change the tubing around. Shouldn't be that big of a deal.... I Hope...
Edited by ThePope - 7/30/08 at 5:14pm
    
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post #2 of 33
thats a lot of dust :O
    
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O_O WOW!! Really nice work, it looks fantastic! Keep it that way!
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Thats a nice crop of dust you had there......Looks great now...Thanks for all the pic's...

How much did your performance degrade with all that dust in the rad?
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post #5 of 33
Nifty looking stuff there Pope. Bad luck about the mobo though.
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post #6 of 33
either you dont have a lot of time on your hands or your just one lazy (insert word whatever you want here). But in the end Nice job cleaning it out
    
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Thats a nice crop of dust you had there......Looks great now...Thanks for all the pic's...

How much did your performance degrade with all that dust in the rad?

Actually to my surprise there really was not that big of a temp difference. I am running around 5c cooler now. I need to change the tubing around though. Because right now it is going like this, Pump --> Res. --> GPU --> CPU --> Rad..... I was a wee bit toasted when I setup the tubing. I'm sure when I switch it around I will see a bigger difference.
    
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post #8 of 33
Thats not a bad drop at all, I would of thought it would of been more to..Get that res back right and you be in good shape...


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I was a wee bit toasted when I setup the tubing. I'm sure when I switch it around I will see a bigger difference.
HaHa......I do some weird work late at night myself...It amazes me sometimes, I have no idea what I must of been thinking when I did it...
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post #9 of 33
you really need a shroud on the radiator to get 100% use out of it.
as you can see by the dust imprint just how much of your radiator
was not being cooled at all.
as far as i can tell your system was only being cooled by 2/3 of the radiator,
1/3 had next to no air flow on cooling at all, thats why their is no dust and still
looks new.
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good stuff, nice cleanup job!
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