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Well it's been some time since I've done a worklog on here....I had originally was going to use these parts for an older build I was going to make from scratch, but I've ditched that effort and got a pretty nice case to throw the parts in...

In this worklog, you'll see me putting together my first WC build, that will have 2 loops, and it's all going to go into a Azza Solano Black on Red case. I haven't planned on too much modding if any to the case, it's just the fact that I've had all these WC and PC parts for over a year now and haven't even gotten to use them, tired of IRL stuff getting in the way of me not building a case from scratch so just opted for a ready made case. Now granted your not going to see any brand new cutting edge parts here.....just old DFI board etc....but anyways just going to throw it together and see what she is finally made of.....

Right now I have almost all my parts just waiting on another rad, and some misc stuff...so pics will be updated pretty frequently over the next week or so, plan is to have it up and running by next weekend 01/29/11. Anyways sub if you would like to watch my progress, and as always comments good and bad are welcomed.....

System Items

DFI Lanparty Dark 790FX B series Motherboard
AMD Phenom II 940 CPU
8GB Mushkin Blackline 4x2GB 1066mhz
2x Sapphire Radeon 4890's
300GB Western Digital Veloicraptor HDD

Cooling parts
Koolance CPU-340 CPU Waterblock
Koolance CHC-122 NB Waterblock
Koolance CHC-125 SB Waterblock
Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board
Koolance TNK-80 Inline 80mm Reservoir
Koolance RP-980BK 5.25 Pump Res combo
Koolance 1x120mm Rad
Koolance CTR-CD10BK Pump and Fan Speed Controller
Koolance VID-487 x2 4890 Waterblocks
Swiftech MCP655 Pump
Swiftech MCR220-QP x2 Rads

Mostly using Koolance compression fittings in this build with a few barb style fittings also.
Edited by cruizer - 3/7/11 at 2:04pm
    
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So here's the case, I have it in the house....but can't find my camera at the moment, here are some pics from the manufacturers website...





I have mounted my Koolance 1x120mm rad on the back and the 2x120mm Swiftech rad inside on the top, I'll post pictures when I find my camera...
    
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Anyways...here you guys go.....nothing is final in the placement of these rads, I'm actually thinking about moving the Koolance 1x120mm rad to the inside....

As you can see above first thing I did was strip the case when I got it....fun...

Koolance mounted on the back...

Swiftech mounted in the top...

Not sure if I'm going to leave the top 240mm fan on for the pull part of my push/pull config or not....gotta look at the specs and also if I want to cut the case or not...

Crazy angle shot....your welcome....LOL
    
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I'll be watching. Looks good so far.
    
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Thanks Fannblade.

Well to my astonishment today FEDEX delivered....been a while since I've gotten something from them but was glad to see my order form Frozencpu.com came so sudden!

Today I received 10' of 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubing, 10 1/2" barb fittings, 2 DangerDen Fill Ports, a Bitspower Temp sensor....now just waiting on my stuff from newegg.....which should be here Monday hopefully....anyways....here are some pics of the stuff I got, tomorrow I'll be getting out the other components from storage, most of which have alot of dust on them by now...so a good cleaning will be in order... I might mount the waterblocks on the motherboard and just get things ready to be installed in the tower, my biggest concern is where I'm going to install the fill ports, mounting them on the top is going to be an issue with the vented plastic top, so I might mount them on the side or on the back.....still trying to find right spot for them....any suggestions will be taken into consideration....



Purty Kewl looking...



Not sure how much I'll get done tomorrow, but I'll be adding something for sure even if it's a photo of my blank desk.....lol
    
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Today I bring you pictures of the aftermath of storing parts not in boxes...uncommonly I've only had this particular motherboard, processor and ram only running about 4 hours before. I've only had the pump running once before, and I'm now afraid of algae build up in the pump, and also I think I ran it the distilled water thru the dual swiftech rad that I already have. So I guess I have to look up some stuff on taking apart the pump just to give it a once over.

Also a concern is that I bought these waterblocks for the graphics cards off of ebay used....there's a lil oxidation on them, now I'm worried about oxidation and algae in the blocks, is it safe to take these apart? Anyway I guess google will be my best friend tonight.

So armed with a paint bush, and some lint free cloths, I will start the de-dusting of these parts, and my exploration into the inner workings of some WC parts.....


In this pic, the CPU, NB, SB waterblocks, swiftech pump, Fatality sound card, HT Omega Sound card (debating which to use on this build), 2 4890's with waterblocks, the DFI motherboard and processor, and the ram, and the Feser One Red UV coolant....also trying to decide if I'm going to use it or not, some many people on either side of the fence about using these coolants....

dusty dirty, makes me sad....

/cry............

you can see the calcium build up in the "Koolance" name......guess I'll have to open it anyways....makes me think the previous owner didn't use distilled water.....

I guess this lil fuji camera does a pretty good job by highlighting my dust and cobwebs in this photo......

OMG.....I am crying now......they been in storage so long the damn rubberband rotted and snapped....

sound cards, flow meter....etc....(cat bed).........

Well cleaning the motherboard now, hopefully I can get this thing somewhat clean.....I'll post pics on how the progress goes.....thanks for reading and comments guys...
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Please tell me you aren't going to use that Feser one... It would be a shame to see all of that hard cleaning work go to waste by using colored coolant.
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Please tell me you aren't going to use that Feser one... It would be a shame to see all of that hard cleaning work go to waste by using colored coolant.
See this is what I'm afraid of....I'm afraid if I use it, I'll have build ups etc...currently I have a friend that has been totally turned off to coolants, he used one on his rig, which caused massive foaming, and he says to this day that his bad temps are the product of using that coolant....which he has yet to flush outta his system.....
    
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See this is what I'm afraid of....I'm afraid if I use it, I'll have build ups etc...currently I have a friend that has been totally turned off to coolants, he used one on his rig, which caused massive foaming, and he says to this day that his bad temps are the product of using that coolant....which he has yet to flush outta his system.....
Yeah I'd just try to return it or sell it. This is what it does to the inside of your blocks:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...led-water.html
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well now I'm more concerned about these gpu waterblocks......taking them apart now to see what's up.....pics in about 30...
    
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