I recently caught the water cooling bug and just "finished" my WC build. I guess I'll start by telling you the hardware involved and follow up with some pics and temps. The purpose of this build was to build a silent, hidden, extreme HTPC capable of playing all my favorite games. Thanks for looking, please tell me what you think!
Mobo: MSI NF980-G65
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 3.2ghz 965 BE Daneb
Memory: 8gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL7-8-7-24 1.6v 4x2gb configuration
Video Card: EVGA nVidia Geforce 660 TI FTW+ 3gb Edition
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
Power Supply: Antec Tru Power 750w
HDD1: Samsung 120gb SSD (OS)
HDD2: Intel 120gb SSD (Games)
HDD3: Western Digital 300gb Black
5 Channel fan speed controller
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
All hooked up to my 52" Toshiba Regza @ 1920x1080
Case: My TV stand. I gutted one of the pull out cabinets and mounted a mobo tray inside. I also cut holes and mounted inlet and outlet fans for the compartment.
Pump: Coolance PCP 450 w/speed control nob to about 1/3full (same as Swiftech MPC 655, they were out of stock) and a Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version
CPU: Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 waterblock
Thermal Paste: Swiftech TIMate
Radiator: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 240. 2x Noctua NF-P12 Fans in a pull config. I custom fab'd the mount to hold the radiator on the outside of the case.
Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 150
Coolant: Koolance LIQ-702BU High Performance Liquid Coolant
I have also added some tiny copper heat sinks to many of the hottest VRM's and capacitors, effectively lowering temps in that area by about 20c! I never thought I would see such improvements from such tiny little sinks. Here's to a longer lasting system!
So far I have the CPU up to a stable 3.8ghz @ 1.45v. Clocking this BE processor to 4ghz is proving to be a task and a half and will require more experimentation (I'm still green when it comes to OC'ing)
But now on to what people really want to see in these post, the pics!
Oh yea, Temperatures! She idles at about 38c with ambient temps at 27c and heats up to 51c with both prime95 AND Furmark running at the same time. All that and she hardly makes a sound. Edited by WizardontheJob - 5/27/13 at 8:37pm