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<b>FINAL PICS:</b> <a href="http://www.overclock.net/7003949-post32.html" target="_blank">Here</a><br><br>
Well, after some pondering, shuffling around, and a good bit stupidity, I have decided to squeeze a PA120.3 into an Antec 300. I want a completely internal setup.<br><br>
Wish me luck.<br><br>
Current Rig:<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23392" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010161.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 
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<b>The Objective:</b><br>
Set up an internal water cooling system, using a recently purchased PA 120.3 from the forum.<br><br><b>The Reason:</b><br>
My passive Orochi is starting to struggle. Intel specifies that my X3350 has a thermal limit of 71°C. The Orochi lets it get that hot without much fuss.<br><br><b>The Plan:</b><br>
If the "passive Orochi" did not give it away, I like my system quiet. Therefore, I want to use minimal fans, and a quiet pump. My 3870 is loving the passive Accelero it is mated with, so it remains air-cooled. However, this CPU only loop will be fun fitting into my case, I suspect. Fitting a PA 120.3 into my cased will prove challenging, and fruitless if I use the wrong combination of components. First, I must pick out the parts to my loop, and make sure that they match and compliment eachother. Next, I want to fit all the new goodies inside my rig without altering its outside appearance.<br><br><b>The Details:</b><br>
1. I am using 3/8" ID Tygon tubing, stretched over 1/2" fittings. Black cable ties will be used to secure the tubing.<br>
2. I plan on using stock Antec fans to keep my current noise level unchanged. Some GentleTyphoons may come later.<br>
3. Access will be dismal. It looks like I will have to tie in the loop in situ. Space is short.<br>
4. I do not care for absolute performance, only that my processor temp never climbs above 71°C.<br>
5. The case image must remain unchanged fro the outside.<br><br><b>Disclaimer</b><br>
Functionality is key. I am not one to stress over detail. If you want polished work, please visit another log. My work is not atrocious, but it is not perfect by any stretch.
 

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<b>The Parts:</b><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PA 120.3</span><br>
This monster was the king of quiet before TFC came onto the scene. Sure, the MCR320 will probably beat it at my heat load (sub 200 watts) and fan speed (single low speed 140mm) according to Martin, (<a href="http://martin.skinneelabs.com/SwiftechMCR320-Review.html" target="_blank">MCR320</a> <a href="http://martin.skinneelabs.com/Thermochill-PA-120_3-Review.html" target="_blank">PA120.3</a>), but I have always seen the PA as a beast, and its pressure drop is minimal compared to the MCR320. My pump choice warrants this.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23390" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010149.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Enzotech Sapphire Rev. A</span><br>
After seeing <a href="http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/490828-more-waterblocks-i7-tested.html" target="_blank">this</a> amazing post, I had to have the Enzotech. Second best thermal result, highest flow by a wide margin. Couple this with the fact that I bought it from the Egg for $40, it was perfect for my project.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23389" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010123.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">D-Tek Db-1</span><br>
This pump defined my loop. I heard it was the quietest available, and performed well to boot. However, I suspected that it had a low tolerance for pressure, so I sided with the high flow PA and Enzotech. Its small size also helps with placement, fitting anything larger would require crazy tubing, I think.<br><i>(I would rather not mention that I considered buying <a href="http://martin.skinneelabs.com/XSPC-DualBay-ReservoirPump-Review.html" target="_blank">this</a> pump at first, which was what really drove me to get low pressure drop components. I would much rather say I chose the Db-1 to begin with, but sparse information sacred me away from it. Luckily, it just so happens that the Db-1 is also a low pressure, high flow pump as well, so it worked for my build in the end.)</i><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23391" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010155.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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Front of the box.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23389" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010123.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Back of the box.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23398" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010126.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Inside the box.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23399" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010127.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
First layer of foam block removed.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23400" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010128.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Second layer, plus barbs and TIM.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23401" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010130.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Third layer, and the block is free.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23402" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010131.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Fourth Layer, the rest becomes visible.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23403" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010132.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
All out, and the spread.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23404" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010133.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
The layers, as you can see, they are plentiful.<br><a href="http:" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23405" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010134.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
The base reflects my [dirty] flash drive painfully well.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23406" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010141.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
An inside shot, poor at that.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23407" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010142.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
This does nothing to capture the clean beauty of the block.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23408" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010143.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Overall, not bad at all for $40. I was so close to paying 50% more to get it from Performance-PCs, as Frozen-CPU had it listed, but not in stock, for $50.
 

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The box.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23409" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010151.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Opened.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23410" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010152.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
All the parts.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23411" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010153.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
All the important parts.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23412" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010154.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Barbs come with O-rings, pump comes with isolating mounts, and it is small. A steal for ~$45.
 

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PA vs Sapphire<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23414" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010148.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
PA Thickness<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23415" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010150.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Enzotech Fillport<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23413" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6010147.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br>
The fillport will be connected to a brass Tee.
 

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Words cannot describe this process. Pictures speak all.<br><br>
The two contenders.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23416" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020164.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Possible orientation.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23417" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020165.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Optical drives will not be happy.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23418" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020166.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Final orientation.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23419" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020169.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Marking the Cut.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23420" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020170.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
I will butcher you.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23421" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020172.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Seems to fit.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23422" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020173.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Good from this end.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23423" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6020175.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
The back (barbs) of the rad rest on top of the PCI slots. The front rests upon the cutout I made. I have secured the back barbs to the case via zip ties through the fan grill. Hold is sturdy and true. The front needs filler to keep it stable, but I have an idea...
 
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Block mounted on motherboard.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23427" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030213.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Pump, block, and rad will be close.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23424" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030197.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Temporary leak test, while I prep the case for final WC installation and fitting.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23425" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030200.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Closer look at temporary testbed.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23426" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030201.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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Plati-Dip makes things looks better fast.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23430" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030206.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Panels, case, and paint.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23428" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030202.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Paint finish.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23429" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6030205.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Finished painting.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23431" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6060215.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Mobo Installed.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23433" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070221.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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I had to leave my PA 120.3 filled, I was not going to try and bleed it after installing it.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23432" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6060219.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
I needed to mount the pump, so I used wire fan frames tied to the rad.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23440" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6060216.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
It fits!<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23434" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070225.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
All is well.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23435" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070228.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
These rubber pads are used to isolate air conditioning equipment.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23441" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6060220.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
The isolated and secured my rad well.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23442" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070240.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Leak testing is critical, I use special paper. (MS Paint FTW)<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23437" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070232.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Scale.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23436" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070231.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
It blots when wet.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23438" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070234.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Strips wrapped around connections.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23439" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P6070237.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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I covered the back fan grill with manilla paper, to ensure air was pulled through the rad by the top exhaust fan, and not through the back. You can see it here, and also see what I left behind...<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23483" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P10101291.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
A detailed view of the pump mount.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23480" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P1010121_2_.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
I can remove the RAM my tilting the rightmost stick to the right (after removing the 24pin ATX cable), and moving down the line. It is tight, I tell you.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23481" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P1010122_2_.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
Cables are out of the way, but not hidden. The rad dominates the scene.<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/23482" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/P1010127_2_.JPG" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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The log is done, my journey is complete.<br />
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I accomplished what I set out to do, and my rig runs well.<br />
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X3350 @ 3328 MHz, 6 hours OCCT stable, temps below 68 degrees. I could push higher, but I am very happy right now.<br />
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<b>Review</b><br />
I managed to fit a PA120.3 inside an Antec 300. Was not too hard, but no cake walk. Overall, the hardest part was loop installation. Having my motherboard and CPU installed in the case while I worked in that small space was frustrating. Choosing to bleed the rad before final installation saved me. It would have been hell to bleed when the loop was fully installed.<br />
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In the future, I would like to add some slower, quieter fans. Currently, I have both case fans (140mm to exhaust, 120mm front intake) set to medium. I wish to get 2 120mm GT fans up front, and would love a 140mm GT up top. A fan or two on the rad itself would not hurt either.<br />
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The most annoying thing was installing Vista, a vanilla non-SP1 disk, which meant removing 3 of 4 sticks of RAM. After updating to RAM bug, getting the three sticks back in was entertaining.<br />
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Further time would go to hiding cables, but I am quite happy with the current setup.<br />
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Overall, I am satisfied with my work. Didi not take but two days of hard work really. I was very relieved to see the rad fit in so easily.<br />
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Plasti-Dip FTW<br />
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360 RAD in an Antec 300 FTW<br />
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This log FTW <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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how is that rad mounting holding up?
 

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I gotta tell ya...at first I was kind of like...ehhhh. <br />
But going through this...that is actually a pretty impressive piece of work there. You actually got it to look like a dual chamber case...as oppossed to just a rad sitting in the middle of it. I bet this was a lot harder than most would think.<br />
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I know we don't normally say things like <i>"Nice Squeeze Job"</i> in a mid-tower case...but I think we can here.<br />
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Great Work.
 

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Nice presentation!<br />
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I'm worried about the motherboard temps though. CPU temp improved but I think everything else suffered for it.
 

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wow just wow GREAT work... getting an all internal loop in an Antec 300 just WOW
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">how is that rad mounting holding up?</div>
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Very secure, actually. The front "compression" fit has the slightest wiggle to it, and the back is solid. The cable ties pull tight against the PCI slots, very little give at all.<br><br>
I am much more comfortable with this than with the Orochi. That beast felt like it was hanging on by a thread.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I gotta tell ya...at first I was kind of like...ehhhh.<br>
But going through this...that is actually a pretty impressive piece of work there. You actually got it to look like a dual chamber case...as oppossed to just a rad sitting in the middle of it. I bet this was a lot harder than most would think.<br><br><br>
I know we don't normally say things like <i>"Nice Squeeze Job"</i> in a mid-tower case...but I think we can here.<br><br>
Great Work.</div>
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I appreciate your observation. I was not simply a "Lego" project, at least not for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Adrienspawn</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=a8165a00c4e6ba8c8b9883ce4f3dc622&p=6593815#post6593815"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Nice presentation!<br><br>
I'm worried about the motherboard temps though. CPU temp improved but I think everything else suffered for it.</div>
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I am actually surprised to say that across the board, my temps are either the same or better. This was a bit perplexing at first, but upon closer investigation, my best guesses are summed up below:<br><br>
1. Using the manila cover over the rear fan grill was a good move. In either setup (air or water), without the cover, air would simply be drawn from behind the case. At least now the top fan exhausts only internal air.<br><br>
2. The radiator sits about 3mm from the side panel, and [obviously] runs the whole length of the case. This is certainly more restrictive for up-down airflow than the Orochi by itself. The largest gaps exist between the rad and motherboard, exactly where the Northbridge heat sink is concentrated.<br><br>
3. The GPU temp dropped a degree or two, probably beause of reason 1. It is actually somewhat ironic, my GPU idles (35°C) and loads (65°C) lower than my CPU. This is easy to understand, my CPU cooling ingests the hot air coming off my GPU.<br><br>
I am fairly sure that OCCT's CPUTIN sensor reads my NB temp, and it looks good:<br><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/22639" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/2009-06-30-04h18-NB_Probable.png" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
The lowest possible alarm setting in the BIOS is 70°C. However, <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3149&p=10" target="_blank">this</a> article from Anand claims 47°C to be the threshold. I am happy either way. I am also happy that my board does 416 FSB at .02v or less above stock across the board. (I am actually oblivious to sub 440 FSB setups out there, so maybe I should not be too impressed.)<br><br>
Just a quick GPU temperature shot:<br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/22640" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/GPU_Temp.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></a>
 

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oh man! now this is madness! you did great with it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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I really like the work and the log! Very nice writing style and humor. <br />
That rad placement is ingenious and well done <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> Do you think that you would be able to fit a fan somewhere on top of the rad? I know you want low noise, but maybe a single fan could improve some airflow and temps even more. <br />
Great review of the blocks and pump, btw... makes me want to get into W/C!<br />
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Oh yeah, and I like the workshop! need to get me some of those yellow container bins.
 
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