Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Im getting watercooling tomorrow ::Dance::
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Im getting watercooling tomorrow ::Dance::

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I cant wait! Im getting a thermaltake Bigwater kit, an antec true view II case, and some UV lights.. Such fun times are comming! what you guys think?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 16
I'm getting Thermaltake's Big Water SE kit as well.
Let me know how it performs once you install it.
Good luck !
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 630 3.0GHz Asus P5LD2-VM Windows XP Pro (SP2) Viewsonic VX-724 (LCD) 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TruePower II 480W TT SViking (modded) Logitech G5 +TT Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 630 3.0GHz Asus P5LD2-VM Windows XP Pro (SP2) Viewsonic VX-724 (LCD) 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TruePower II 480W TT SViking (modded) Logitech G5 +TT Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 16
the big water is an introductory kit that does work well for the money and comes with everything needed to get you going, the downside of that kit is the hose size, you can fix that by replacing the existing hose with some same size diameter but heavy-duty. enjoy and just make sure all of the hoses are fitted correctly and arent twisted or kinked when installed.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800 ALBATRON KM51PV M-ATX Gainward 7900GT 512MB Team Group PC4K 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4 x 250GB That is me. 19" LCD WOLF CLAW V2 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone Grunt Aspire X-QPACK The trigger machanism 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800 ALBATRON KM51PV M-ATX Gainward 7900GT 512MB Team Group PC4K 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4 x 250GB That is me. 19" LCD WOLF CLAW V2 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone Grunt Aspire X-QPACK The trigger machanism 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 16
Tuchan,
What would change if we replace the hose with another one having the same diameter ? I mean this wouldn't increase the flow of coolant right ?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 630 3.0GHz Asus P5LD2-VM Windows XP Pro (SP2) Viewsonic VX-724 (LCD) 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TruePower II 480W TT SViking (modded) Logitech G5 +TT Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P4 630 3.0GHz Asus P5LD2-VM Windows XP Pro (SP2) Viewsonic VX-724 (LCD) 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TruePower II 480W TT SViking (modded) Logitech G5 +TT Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 16
wonder if this will do better than my Big Typhoon....
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon X2 4400+ A8N32-SLI Deluxe Windows XP Home Sony 19" XBRITE LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech S510 Seasonic S12-600W Lian-Li V1000Plus :D Logitech Mediaplay crdles 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD Athlon X2 4400+ A8N32-SLI Deluxe Windows XP Home Sony 19" XBRITE LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech S510 Seasonic S12-600W Lian-Li V1000Plus :D Logitech Mediaplay crdles 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well the watercooling didnt last. heres the story: I got to fry's electronics at 11 (after almost loosing the top of dads car to a tow truck) i picked up the kit. People they dont honor their own website's prices! 99.99 on site (FRYS outpost) 109.99 at store, *******s. Drive the FOURTY miles home. (new case looks SWEET (ill post new pictures tomorrow) but i open the package for the watercooling, and i take everything out. theres no coolant. i look, it was used then returned! someone stole the coolant, and the thermal compound (i wasnt planning on using it ) i show dad, hes swaring (its 80 miles round trip!) so we head back. we head to customer service, the guy asked (if anyone else has been to a frys other than downers grove il, is it mainly africans and indian people (the dot heads) no offence, but man talk about leavin the white man out!) But hes asking whats wrong with it. i say theres no coolant and someone tampered with it. he said "You add the water, thats the coolant". what a dumbass! I show him the what should be green bottle (it had green droplets of coolant) and he said "thats how much water your supposed to use" I almost walked out the door, and they tell me to RTFM! Man. i go to another guy, she had some brains. i explained the situation, and she said go grab another one. I walk over there, theres one more, but its used, theres coolant EVERYWHERE inside of it. (i think it had a leak because the former owner didnt tighten stuff) and im like screw this! and i look for a sales guy to find me a new one. or one like it for 109.99. The guy i got was very smart, and friendly (probably because i was about to punch someone) he said "no, no more in stock, but we will have more sat or sun." Not comming back here. Dad calls my cell "where the hell are you" trying to find another damn kit, hold on, they wont have any till sat, get the cash back, im goin to newegg." I DIDNT want to go to Frys, that store sucks. but no i got a 75 buck gift certificate to frys (dont get me started on their gift certificates!) he called back "they wont give us the cash back, find another way to cool your rig" I start digging around. i got a fan bus that doesnt even fit in my case, the damn door is too thick (its recessed by about an inch, its fine, i dont care) and a thermaltake tower 112 heatsink. Needless to say its a huge sucker! it was about 3 pounds, and barley fit!

http://www.mimovrste.com/images/imag...&size=1&main=1

(its alot bigger in person!)

and a tube of AS5 (needless to say, best stuff ever!, well mabye thrilla is better, but until you can get your paws on it).

Got home again. My old rig is still in pieces, my motherboard is on the bed. i open the box for the hs. Great a puzzle. Insulator, Mylor, Hplate Screws H Plate that doesnt even fit inbetween the heat pipes. thats a side puzzle!) screw it in. Take it back off, put some AS5 on it. Screw it back on, almost dropped it. Attach it to the mobo tray (case had a remoable mobo tray, that was new, and nice!) Stick that in. Argue with screws (thank god i had tons of spares, i woulda ran out!) Wiring was a huge challange. I ran out of PSU wires, i had to use 2 splitters to get everything wired. First time it booted it booted fine, but my usual problem. the front LED's were backwards. no problem though easy to fix. I got the windows desktop first time. and here i am. look for my full review of the HS, Watercooling (mini) and the case comming soon!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, i just ran 30 minutes of CPU burn in. cold as ice! max temp: 37C lowest (CLOSE to idle) 34C.. and it was 47!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 16
That sucks about watercooling man. Order stuff online, you musta wasted a bundle on gas, I did some calc awhile back, its not even worth buying if you have to use a car to get there, you spend so much more and then add on tax. I duno. Great temps though man.


Lets see some overclocking
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
FX-57 Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 FX-57 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR EVGA 7950GX2 OCZ 2x1 GB 2-3-2-5 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
74GB Raptor Windows Vista Ultimate Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
680W Aspire Thermaltake Armor Logitech G5 Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I wouldnt of gone to frys if it wasnt for the friggin 100 bucks in frys gift certicates!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
P3 500 Compaq POS unsable as hel XP HOME 19inch ACER LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless 145 watt compaq. yeah bab Compaq ugly next project Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 16
so you couldn't have just bought a gallon of distilled water and some antifreeze to use as a coolant?

whatever... glad you didn't waste your money on the bigwater - its a waste of money IMO - save up your cash and get a TRUE water cooling system which will give you TRUE PERFORMANCE
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2x Intel Xeon 5420 2.5 GHz @ 3.00 GHz (400x7.5) Intel D5400XS Skulltrail MSI Radeon HD4870 1GB 8GB (4x2GB) A-Data DDR2-800 FB-DIMM ECC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD VelociRaptor 150GB+2x WD Caviar Black 500GB 2x Black Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 3x Samsung SycnMaster 940BF 19" 2ms LCD's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair Professional Series AX850 Lian Li PC-75B Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
19x13" Office Depot Desk Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2x Intel Xeon 5420 2.5 GHz @ 3.00 GHz (400x7.5) Intel D5400XS Skulltrail MSI Radeon HD4870 1GB 8GB (4x2GB) A-Data DDR2-800 FB-DIMM ECC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD VelociRaptor 150GB+2x WD Caviar Black 500GB 2x Black Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 3x Samsung SycnMaster 940BF 19" 2ms LCD's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Corsair Professional Series AX850 Lian Li PC-75B Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
19x13" Office Depot Desk Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Im getting watercooling tomorrow ::Dance::