Now that it's all finished and the results are coming in it's time for a few more finished pics. I will be adding the results to this post just to keep things together along with a parts list. Look for more information in a few hours.
1. Side off flash on.Attachment 143527
2. Side off.Attachment 143528
3. Side on pic of the res.Attachment 143529
4. How it sits under my desk. This is a bit better pic of the water temperature gauge.Attachment 143530
5. All done, and under my desk for good.Attachment 143531
I couldn't be happier with the results so far. Update: 2/28/2010
I would have posted this a bit earlier but I was watching the men's Gold Hockey game, We won Gold again!!
Idle and load temperatures are the average of the cores after no noticeable increase while running Prime95. I used CoreTemp to monitor the temperatures.
Old Temperatures: with the reservoir and fans push pull.
Idle - 33C
Load - 51C
Ambient - 18C
New Temperatures: with the triple radiator and fans only in push no shroud installed yet.
Idle - 29C
Load - 41C
Ambient - 19C
In comparison to the other mods that have been done with a dual radiator these results are only marginally better. What this means to me is that I have reached the limits of the H50's pump flow capacity and the effectiveness of the internal waterblock. I don't think the pump and the waterblock can remove heat fast enough now. The pump is still working fine as of now.
As for why I attempted this. I have used the H50 as a stepping stone to a full Custom WC loop. The day is coming where I will no longer use any H50 parts, but hopefully that day is a ways off. I have the results that I wanted, have learned the limits of the H50, and had lots of fun with the modifications.''My Parts List:
Swiftech MCR320 Radiator
EK Multioption Res 150 v2
Swiftech MCB 120 Radbox v2
4x 1/4" Bitspower compression fittings
2x Bitspower L Rotary Fittings
1/4" Id Tubing
3x Antec Tri-Cool Blue fans
Petras Tech PT Nuke (Concentrated)
Distilled WaterUpdate: 3/21/2010
So far the pump is still running. My temps are slowly going up but that's due to the ambient temp going up here outside. No problems or issues.Update: 6/04/2010
It's been a while since I have done an update. The good news is that even with my mod, the pump is still running fine with no issues. That is great info for anyone looking into modding. I have also updated my fans to Antec Tri-cools solely for their adjust-ability.Update: 12/28/2010
Running Fine. No problems.
*** If you have any questions feel free to PM me. ***Edited by CaptnBB - 12/28/10 at 6:39pm