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Redoing main rig

post #1 of 12
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Doing a case swap with rig 1 and rig 2 in sig, and redoing my wc loop. My stuff from petra's tech came today.

2 Yates, 88 cfm and 40 dba for use with my fan controller. Here are the old fans, only 72 cfm for 37 dba, not too good.



Gel-stuff (feels like silicon) for vibration reduction on my mcp-655 pump. Also, 4 12" sleeved 3 pin fan extension cables.



And I snagged 2 12" cathodes for only 6 bucks.





More to come soon, my tubing should be here tomorrow.
post #2 of 12
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I'm already seeing temperature improvements with the yate loon fans. Right now, my 3rd core drops as low as 37 when idling, something my other fans couldn't even DREAM to do with my AC on, and on a fresh boot. I just got done playing black ops, and it's already that low. I'll do some stress testing later, since I know that idle temps don't mean much.

At a glance, the difference is clear. With my 2 other fans on low, I hit 79 degrees on 2 of my cores playing black ops (forgot to turn the fans on high). Right now, with OCCT going (higher load than black ops) and both yates on low, I'm only at 66-63-65-61. Fans on high, I'm getting 63-58-64-58.
post #3 of 12
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Awesome, my tubing came today. Time to get to work.


Draining the old loop.



My cpu block.


And the bottom of said block.


And as I open it up, ew, this thing needs a good scrub.



A toothbrush, alcohol, distilled water, and 5 minutes later, starting to look better.


The bottom is still a bit tarnished though...


Nothing a little ketchup won't fix.


There we go, almost looks like a new one.


Now it's time to tear apart the rigs. Good thing my faithful helper is here to give me advice.



Rig 2 has been dismantled.


Rig 1 is on it's way.


My "workstation."




I don't have pictures for the rest of what I did today, but as of now, both rigs have been dismantled, and the components of rig 1 have been put into the antec 900. Right now I'm doing some tests with the old tubing to see if the angles are ok. I'm having a hell of a time finding a spot for the pump with this massive 11 inch video card...
post #4 of 12
Cool stuff, are you going to be reusing the apogee gt?
Performance 1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.4GHz Asus P6X58D-E 2x eVGA GTX 470 SLi G.skill Ripjaws 6GB @ 1603MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung f3 Heatkiller 3.0 (Feser 480) windows 7 64-Bit 2x LG 20" lcds 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft (G19 dead) Thermaltake 850w Thermaltake Armor logitech mx-518 
Mouse Pad
Puppy dog mouse pad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.4GHz Asus P6X58D-E 2x eVGA GTX 470 SLi G.skill Ripjaws 6GB @ 1603MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x Samsung f3 Heatkiller 3.0 (Feser 480) windows 7 64-Bit 2x LG 20" lcds 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft (G19 dead) Thermaltake 850w Thermaltake Armor logitech mx-518 
Mouse Pad
Puppy dog mouse pad 
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post #5 of 12
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Yep. I'm keeping the same setup until my new build, which should be in about a year. It's a pretty sweet block.
post #6 of 12
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Props to whoever guesses what this massive piece of hardware is for.

post #7 of 12
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I was having trouble fitting the pump, so I swapped things around a bit. I moved the center drive cage to the top, since the hard drives took up more space than my dvd drive. The dvd drive and fan controller and an empty spot went to the middle, and I left the lower drive cage at the bottom. I still had trouble fitting the pump, so I ripped out the lower drive cage itself, and left the front fan.




She fits!



I was test fitting the cathodes, and ***? They're only 12" long, but the case is still too short to fit them horizontally.



I guess I'll just put one on either side, vertically.



In the meantime, the second rig is coming along pretty well. The wire management's gonna be a P.I.T.A since the psu isn't modular.

post #8 of 12
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I've started fitting the tubing, and it looks sweet! Pictures to come soon.
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post #10 of 12
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Nearly done, all I have to do is fill it, bleed and leak test it, and hook up my hard drives and fans.





Only problem is that the radbox is in the way of the side panel, I can't screw that part in.

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