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Drizzt5 summer Water Cooling project.

post #1 of 15
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Haven't been on here in a while, but I figured I'd post

I decided that I was sick of my tuniq and wanted cooler temps. So I bought a bunch of Water Cooling stuff. some tx-2 and sand paper. I lapped my CPU but didn't take pictures.




This is everything I bought except the sand paper and glass .

Here it is with everything installed and Me using a seperate Power supply that I stuck a paper clip into the 20pin connector to power my pump. Right now in this picture I was bleeding/ leak testing.





I mounted the radiator with an old fan frame. I cut out the fan and just used the frame to attach the radiator to the back of my case and at the same time keep the fan on the other side of the case.


Recently flipped my HDD around


I really hated doing this, but it was the only way I could keep 2 fans on my radiator on the outside of my case.

I ran the wires through here.
I may use a dremel later to cut out a square to run the wires through this.

It may look nicer.

There is only 1 kink in the system and that was due to me being an idiot and forgetting to order some 90 degree barbs.

They are on the way and when they get here I will post pictures, They should get rid of this kink and make my temps even better.





And thats my baby. No more upgrades though, I just spammed a bunch of money onto this and my new barracaduas. Wire managment may not be the best in those pics, but honestly I just want to game atm and over clock. Ill worry about the wires later as they aren't effecting performance.

Drizzt5

p.s. Aspire.comptech from tech forums helped me A LOAD on this project of mine and my whole rig is tottally based on his orignal build. Mine is not as pretty but I'll improve it as time goes on.

Another note, that tuniq tower fan controller is on because I have the tuniq fan connected to my accelero. Whenever I need temperatures below 40c's, I just turn it up on high.

Yes, my rig is tottally silent and I love it .

Yes i have a 21" crt.

Yes not alot of desk space.

Any comments, opinons, and suggestions are appreciated or ignored <3
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post #2 of 15
Nice job!
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Looks great!
    
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looks like you need some coils on that one length of tubing
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post #5 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
looks like you need some coils on that one length of tubing
hm? You mean the kink below and leaving my external radiator/going to the t-line?

and Coils?
I don't understand exactly, but if thats what your talking about I have some 90 degree barbs coming soon to fix it.
http://moddersmart.com/index.php?tar...product_id=427

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post
hm? You mean the kink below and leaving my external radiator/going to the t-line?

and Coils?
I don't understand exactly, but if thats what your talking about I have some 90 degree barbs coming soon to fix it.
http://moddersmart.com/index.php?tar...product_id=427

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Coils

Probably not a good idea to use a 90 degree bend there. According to the water testing guru (Martin) one of those is like adding several feet of tubing which causes restriction.
    
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Ah, I bet aspire would have something to say about that, lol. But thanks, I need to look into this.
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Got more pics for ya guys, With the 90 degree barbs, enjoy!



Yummy! Yes those are AA's blocking up my tubes.

One 90 degree.....

One + One 90 degree barb....

Thre....jk, ok here it is

side

Quick 1 hour leak test to make sure nothing is loose... It should only be the radiator though cause i didn't touch nutin else.

Here is a cool bug!

My sister took the picture I think...

:swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing:
No coils for me, i should be good, thx. Temps seem fine.
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post #9 of 15
Nice job...Thanks for the pic's......Looks like my kind of WC'ing rig, all go, no show...I really like the black tubing, I used to sleeve mine in black with black heat shrink...

I wish you hadn't put those 90's on your rad, they'll hurt your flow, but unless your after max clocks and cooling it shouldn't hurt you to bad. Each one is like adding 4' extra feet of tubing.
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post #10 of 15
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idk, I heard it doesn't make a diffrence if it's only 2 of them, it's only bad if your whole rig is filed with um.

But either way, I have it clocked at 3.6ghz daily, which is what I had before with my tuniq, but now it's at a nice 36C's idle and more importantly 50C's @100%. Also it looks better on the outside and will probably perform better without that Kink.

I didn't realy notice at first, but I have to continue bleeding again, I guess I lost more water in this switch then I thought. UGH... *BLEEDING IN PROCESS*

And phew, there is so little room between my acclero + 120mm fan 8800 gt and my tubes... Do you think If i ever W/C'd that 8800 gt there would be enough space? Not really worth it unless I volt mod it though...
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