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post #14461 of 18197

Hey guys,

 

Its been a while since I had a chance to update you all on my rig. Since the last time I posted when I got my 3rd Asus 660 Ti I have bought and entered into the never ending black hole of watercooling!! This is my first crack at a waterloop.

 

My new waterloop consists of:

 

  • Koolance PMP 450 12V Vario Pump
  • Koolance Pump Nozzle and Res Base
  • XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
  • XSPC Photon 170 Tube Reservoir
  • 3 EK-FC670 GTX DCII Waterblocks
  • Alphacool NexXoS ST30 360mm Rad
  • Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 120mm Rad
  • Phobya Xtreme 200mm Rad
  • Masterkleer Tubing PVC UV Reactive Blue/Clear 1/2ID 3/4OD 3m
  • XSPC EC6 Liquid Cooling Coolant UV Blue
  • Assorted Bitspower/Koolance Compression Fittings
  • Corsair SP120 PEdition Fans

 

 

 

All my pretty boxes.

 

 

My GPU Waterblocks came later because I had to get them off EK direct.

 

 

My Rig before it was disassembled

 

 

My Ghetto rig while I modded my 600T

 

 

Un-boxing all that expensive goodness!!!

 

 

All stripped down ready to be hacked up!!

 

 

Using my trusty Dremel I cut a nice big hole for my 360mm Rad for the top.
 

 

And I cut the plastic on top too!

 

 

 

 

 

Like a bought one!

 

 

The 360mm Rad fit like a glove first time!

 

 

I have always been a huge advocate for 5.25 Optical bays because I still use them

but for the sake of my waterloop 2 of them had to go, so they got the chop. :'(

 

 

It took a while for me to decide where I should mount my pump, here seemed the

most logical.

 

 

My shiny new Pump, Res and 200mm Rad!

 

 

Next up was mounting my 360mm Rad with 3 of my Corsair SP120 PE fans.

 

 

YAY my GPU Blocks came! (I forgot to get an SLI Bridge damn it!)

 

 

Motherboard and HDD cage... Check!

 

 

All hooked up, air bubbles vetted and running smooth as silk!

 

 

T-Block for use as my fill port all tucked away in the back.

 

 

I forgot to order an EK-FC Triple Serial CSQ SLI Bridge (which I have since ordered)

so I currently just have 2 of my 660 Tis in SLI. Once my bridge arrives I have that

and my 120mm Rad left to mount in my loop :-)

 

 

My lone 660 Ti, feels lonely all by itself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only trouble I had in all of my first time watercooling my rig was the initial filling of my coolant, it took me forever and ever to finally vet and purge all of the air bubbles so my pump would start to pump correctly, after tipping my rig upside down and round and round, up and down I finally got it full!

 

I wanna give a shout out to Reaper for helping me with my setup your a champion!

 

Let me know what you guys think!

post #14462 of 18197
looks very nice bout to do my first watercooled pc any advice you can give
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looks very nice bout to do my first watercooled pc any advice you can give

Do extensive planning and research. It will save you a lot of time, money and headaches in the long run. Once you know what water cooling components you're going to use, buy the big stuff first like rads and blocks and then do a mock up to see what fittings or additional things you need. It will also let you know if your research paid off and your stuff actually fits.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB Intel Stock Cooler Windows 8.1 64 Bit LG 24EN43VS-B 
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Do extensive planning and research. It will save you a lot of time, money and headaches in the long run. Once you know what water cooling components you're going to use, buy the big stuff first like rads and blocks and then do a mock up to see what fittings or additional things you need. It will also let you know if your research paid off and your stuff actually fits.

just got my 600t case thinking of the xspc ax360 kit with d5 photon res and adding a loop for my gpu make it a little simpler since its my first watercooled pc
post #14465 of 18197
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Originally Posted by charliebrown View Post

looks very nice bout to do my first watercooled pc any advice you can give

 

Cheers thanks dude!

 

Branish is right, as much planning and research as you can do is going to be the best help. I've seen a lot of people do mock drawings or planning on one of the black and white style pictures, I found it a lot easier to take a photo of the internals of my own rig and throw it into paint and plan it out that way. You can see what parts in your own rig you need to move, replace or mod.

 

Doing so helped me with my parts choice too. I didn't want a Bay reservoir/pump combo so I had to work out a way to fit a tube res and pump in.

 

Knowing the sizes of components was a big help for me, I knew I had to get GPU waterblocks and cut my optical bays because a 170mm res plus the 75mm height of the pump would not have fit leaving the Direct CUII coolers on my GPUs.

 

My only other good bit of advice off the top of my head is if your not using a bay reservoir make sure you have a dedicated fill port and drain port, it took me a few tries to fill my loop properly and they were a godsend to have.

post #14466 of 18197
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just got my 600t case thinking of the xspc ax360 kit with d5 photon res and adding a loop for my gpu make it a little simpler since its my first watercooled pc

 

 

I was thinking about this AX360 D5 Photon kit when I first started, but i wasn't confident the 40mm thick rad would fit with Corsair SP120 fans, the rad is 46mm thick at the G1/4 Thread holes. The more I researched stuff for my loop the more I wanted to add lol. Next thing I know I have 3 rads 4 blocks in my loop. It's easy to get carried away

post #14467 of 18197
Didn't think about that I have a bunch of mods to do first might do a build log got tired of my 410 fell in love with 600 after I seen the acrylic panels bout to do a window myself
post #14468 of 18197
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Didn't think about that I have a bunch of mods to do first might do a build log got tired of my 410 fell in love with 600 after I seen the acrylic panels bout to do a window myself


Aww nice! That sounds awesome dude! Keep us up to date on how your going with it all. I wrote a guide on the acrylic side panel if its any help http://www.overclock.net/t/1426465/guide-corsair-600t-acrylic-perspex-side-panel

post #14469 of 18197
That's the one in following lol thanks
post #14470 of 18197
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That's the one in following lol thanks

 

:thumb: can't wait to see some pictures!

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