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My rig as of Summer 2011














Edited by Timechange01 - 3/2/12 at 7:15pm
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Sounds kewl.
    
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My hardware:



I just sold my GTX 480 recently so Im currently using an 8800GT as my temporary GPU:



Water cooling setup
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev 2 (29$ shipped, new from sidewinder)



Rad: Thermochill PA 120.2 ($55 USD shipped, used)
(Going to go for a new 120.3 instead)

CPU block: EK Supreme HF full nickel (not ordered yet)
Pump: MCP655 (not ordered yet)

Loop will be cooling only CPU at first. I just ordered the rad this weekend. Its used. Ive read that its a good idea to clean a rad before using it. How do you clean it?

EDIT:


The CPU block:





Finally started assembling everything this Saturday (November 13). Cut out the tubing sizes I needed and then washed and rinsed everything with distilled water:

Edited by Timechange01 - 1/5/11 at 5:47pm
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Ya the 800d can fit a 360 rad. Jut could help with cooling, let me know if you can put push pull on the top. Would be nice to know. Good stuff tho.
Tip. get 1/2 inch barbs and get 7/16 tubing . Get a hot pan of water to heat up the tube , then you can use fasteners, mp 655 i a nice pump. I got a 360 rad an its cooling i7 and 2 480, in sli. 56 on hottest gpu and cpu @ 70 @ 4.2 ghz core on gpus is 850 ,700stock.

Good luck . 24 hour test run is nice, i only did 10 mins
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So just dump the rad in hot water? Somebody mentioned isopropyl alcohol to me once
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This is how I choose to clean my radiators.
Mix a solution of 1 part distilled white vinegar with 4 parts of distilled water. Pour into the rad. Plug the inlet/outlet holes and shake it vigorously for a few minutes. Repeat. Then rinse the rad with plain distilled water a few times.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
Ya the 800d can fit a 360 rad. Jut could help with cooling, let me know if you can put push pull on the top. Would be nice to know. Good stuff tho.
Tip. get 1/2 inch barbs and get 7/16 tubing . Get a hot pan of water to heat up the tube , then you can use fasteners, mp 655 i a nice pump. I got a 360 rad an its cooling i7 and 2 480, in sli. 56 on hottest gpu and cpu @ 70 @ 4.2 ghz core on gpus is 850 ,700stock.

Good luck . 24 hour test run is nice, i only did 10 mins
with the fatter rads on top, it is a very tight fit, to the point where its uncomfortable aesthetically, I have it only on push up top currently. You can always get slimmer fans I suppose.
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Well , slimer fans = less cmf/db , i like my r4 fans lil loud but gets job done, Mite swap or for 3000 rpm crazys + fan controller.
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Im planning to do only push using 2000RPM/90CFM fans. Im having seconds thoughts about the CPU water block. Many people here mentioned the EXPC Rasa performing very close to the EK Supreme full nickel. I would like to get the Rasa copper block but will it oxidize? How often would I have to flush my loop for maintenance?
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you chose alot of stuff similar to my build. good taste

may i recommend a res for that pump for possible future ref?
i love that res as it cleans up the rest of my build
Edited by chuckycheeze - 10/6/10 at 3:14pm
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