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("Finished")[Worklog]i7 950, gtx470 SLI, 700D going under(56K Warning)

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I have been planning on putting together my first water coooling loop for the past month or two. I'll be cooling an i7 950 4ghz and an OC'ed GTX470, with future plans to upgrade to sli. I've done hours of thread reading and part searching, building up my cart little by little but have yet to buy anything, until now.

For christmas I received a $35 newegg gift card, but had no idea what I was going to get with it(first time I have ever had this problem). I found the mcr655, finally in stock, for $84 after shipping, plus the gift card, so essentially I got it for $50 shipped.

Attached is a screenshot of my current cart, un-purchased. I'm currently in the process saving up funds to make one bulk order to save on shipping costs. Along with everything there, the mcr655 pump from newegg, the LUND PomPlex resevoir I'm purchasing from ChilledPC UK, and some distilled water, I should have everything I need.

There are a few mods I am going to make to the case before i start the loop.
1. I have to mod the top of the case to fir the 480 radiator, which I'll probably cut with a dremel, then file it the rest of the way. The cut doesn't have to look perfect since it's going to be covered by the Phobya radiator grill anyway, but i still want it to look halfway decent.
2. I'm going to enclose the PSU bay with a piece I cut from the spare 700D side panel I have. Drill a few small holes in the side of the divider, tap it, and secure it with some black 4-40 screws.
3. I was thinking about cutting a front fan intake to get some extra fresh air pumped into the case. If not, then I could get a 5.25" drive bay fan and throw another wing 12 in there
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21092

4. Not a mod, but still something to think about. Is it worth it to get some yate loons to put in pull and have the gelids pushing? My main concern is motherboard clearance. The X-Changer is slightly thicker than the RX480 and I've seen pictures with that rad with push/pull and it's cutting it awfully close

Any suggestions or tips are much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Also attached it my current layout on air, pretty basic. i sleeved the 8-pin power and pci-e power cables, but haven't gotten to the 24-pin power yet.
I'll update with pics and mods regularly when anything new happens.

EDIT: COMPLETE







Edited by morencyam - 9/6/11 at 4:58pm
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list looks good, fans maybe be the one thing ppl will note, but if your going for the looks (to match your tube), then its good. overall nice parts list. should be a nice build. good luck
Edited by wermad - 1/20/11 at 10:11pm
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list looks good, fans maybe be the one thing ppl will note, but if your going for the looks (to match your tube), then its good. overall nice parts list. should be a nice build. good luck
I have two of those fans now and I love them. Not only for the look but the move a lot of air and are fairly quiet. I think they are so quiet because of the nanoflux bearing they use. Which also allows the fan blades to be popped off the frame for cleaning. Nanoxia fans use the same bearings

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Looking Real Nice, congrats on the system, good luck and keep us posted
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Sorry for the lack of updates so far. Its going to be a very slow build log until I actually make the purchase. I'm still saving up the money, but I'm getting really close. I should have enough saved up within a few weeks. In the meantime, I've been working on sleeving more cables, but ran out of heat shrink, so that's also on hold until more arrives.

The pump arrived from newegg last week. I was a little worried it would be the non-vario model, but it is in fact the vario. I will sleeve that power cable as well when the heat shrink gets here. I'll upload more pictures once I get everything sleeved
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I also caved on the fans and am getting 4 high speed yates instead of the gelid fans. They will be connected to a Lamptron Fan Controller Touch and most likely have them running around 50% speed and adjust higher or lower as needed
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Another small update. I just ordered a TC PA120.4 from Jab-Tech since the Feser was out of stock at ppcs, plus I used the coupon code and got an additional 5% off, which basically paid for shipping. Hopefully it will be here by the end of the week so I can get some pictures taken and uploaded

EDIT: I also just ordered the Lund Pom Plex res from ChilledPC UK. I emailed first to make sure they would ship to the states, so that is on its way.

Pictures will come when both res and rad arrive
Edited by morencyam - 2/7/11 at 8:11pm
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A few small updates since the last post:

1. Reservoir, radiator, and more heatshrink all arrived.
2. I finished sleeving all the needed psu cables. I still have to sleeve the front I/O and fan cables, but I won't be doing that until i disassemble the case to cut the hole in the top for the radiator.
3. I flushed the radiator yesterday using hot tap water and a small amount of vinegar. I ended up flushing it 10-15 times, only about 5 with vinegar, the rest with just hot tap water, dumping it into a bowl for inspection before going down the drain. On the final flush there didn't seem to be any particles but I'm going to flush it a few more times with distilled before final assembly
4. I received an "In-Stock" email yesterday from jab-tech for the Bitspower 480 radiator grill, so I placed an order for that, along with the 4 high speed yates, my cpu block(EK Supreme HF nickel/acetal), and G3/8 to G1/4 adapters for the radiator. Again, using the "facebook" discount code, i essentially got free shipping.
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Pictures, now.
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I'll get some posted when I get home from work. Only problem is that the only camera I have is my cell phone, so pictures won't be to high of quality

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