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Well, after thinking about it for a good while (over 2 years...) i have decided to go water

So far, my 3200+ venice is a a virgin, although the stock heatsink yields 19c idle and under 25 full load on a good day (but no, i dont live in tundra, i live in toronto). Can't wait to take it lower

My 6800gt runs 100% stable at 441/1210 from 350/1000 on stock cooling with the cover of it's heatsink popped off and a PII heatsink strapped to the top bracket to draw heat away from the back and through the screws.

My list:

PolarFLO E block - 19 USD - BOUGHT
Via Aqua 1300 with 1/2" fittings -BOUGHT
Black Ice XTREME 3 - 360mm - BOUGHT
Clearflex tubing - 99c/foot @ bigfoot
Water Wetter - will buy
Fittings+clamps+such things - home depot - soon

WORK WEEK 1 - 21/05/06 - 28/05/06

21/05/06

Well, got the most important parts of the loop... so i decided to start.
First off, i took it apart.
The myriad of molten metal seals where screws should have been (i believe these things are called grommets???) posed a challenge, until i figured out how to get rid of them - the good old drill



All those little things on the floor - 11 gromets.
I then took the drive cage parts off (Theire removable XD !!!) and the top off. All is removable in this case. I love it.


22/05/06

Went to wallmart, and purchased a very nice sheet of paper covered foam, which i found suprisingly sturdy and light. This stuff doesnt kink until you like break it over your knee... Well, i got it for like 2.99 and went home.
Next, took my scalpel out (Every russian guy has one...) and began drawing out where to cut. Made 3 circular incisions for the fans, and drilled 12 holes...for the fans. After that, cut + bent the sides down and formed a shroud. Attached the fans shortly. By the end, i was incredibly surprised as to how sturdy it was. Its almost like plexiglass...

Shortly after, drilled 4 more holes, and got myself some nice little right angle supports... obviously screwed them to my rad and fastened my shroud there

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25/05/06

Today i felt an incredible power in myself and decided to cut the top to accomodate the rad. I wish i didnt.
This cut into thick carbonated steel (it will sooner break then bend) cost me 2.5 hours and 3 saw blades. Plus i had the biggest workout of my life. Ill get a pic of one of the blades if i have time... there was like 5 teeth left after i was done...

But here's what came out :

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BUMP - Thoughts?
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You probably wont see a huge difference with temps on water since the ambient temp is so low. Looks like a fun project but you might be dissapointed with the results since you live in a colder environment

most people do not even get those kind of temps on water let alone air.

Now if you bring that computer down here to FL those temps would be 20*C more and doing a Wc'ing setup is more beneficial
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Actually i live in toronto where it reaches 35c in the summer... Its a continental climate with a high temp range... so in winter i set my record of 19c Right now im at like half load on 30c. Idle today is like 27c. And obviously, this is only to cool an overclock for which i have waited so long
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Your setup looks nice good luck!

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Actually i live in toronto where it reaches 35c in the summer... Its a continental climate with a high temp range... so in winter i set my record of 19c Right now im at like half load on 30c. Idle today is like 27c. And obviously, this is only to cool an overclock for which i have waited so long
On air im ideling 42's in winter and in summer around 50's. hehehehe i really need water.
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Your setup looks nice good luck!



On air im ideling 42's in winter and in summer around 50's. hehehehe i really need water.
hehe o beep.
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be sure to post lots of pics
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Well then... Bumpidy-doo-da-dey! The original post is heavily updated.
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