Lack of update for a while, I know, but I had other issues to work out first. I received my parts today and managed to finish up. 1x Swiftech MCRES rev2, two 1/4" ID fittings, and some Tygon non-porous tubing.
Finding a location for the reservoir
After the tubing was cut and fitted, prepped for filling.
Filling was a little bit difficult. The ECO has a weak pump, so I basically had to gravity feed it while the reservoir wasn't sealed shut. Once I had the loop mostly filled with fluid, I filled the reservoir to the max and sealed it shut. Then I let it run for a few minutes. All the air was gone from the tubing and pump, but there were still pockets of it in the radiator because of the arrangement of fins. After about 5 minutes of rotating the radiator and allowing the bubbles to leave and enter the reservoir, the loop was completely air free.
I had to keep the reservoir upright in order to keep air from entering the tubing and getting stuck in the radiator while installing it. I think it turned out pretty good in the end. It now runs at a max of 73C during LinX on the hottest core, 62C on the lowest. During folding the numbers are 72 and 60 respectively. 60 is very low, it has to do with either the IHS being warped badly or between the core and IHS. I probably will lap it to get better temperatures across the cores rather than on one core. The radiator is a Black Ice Pro 240 with two Scythe GentleTyphoon AP-15s. It runs decently cooler than a Megahalems with a deafening Panaflo on it, which maxed out at 76C. Final result, quieter and cooler
The original unmodified ECO ran up to 76C with the i7 at STOCK. These other temperatures were all done at 4GHz.Edited by LemonSlice - 7/29/10 at 6:12pm