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I got around to updating my water cooling setup the other day. I ordered some new tubing to replacing the old stuff. I also got a Petra's pump top from <b><a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/cudeddcputop.html" target="_blank">Sidewinder</a></b> to improve flow. Up to this point I was using my <a href="http://www.systemcooling.com/mcp350_mod-01.html" target="_blank"><b>modded</b></a> MCP350 but I had a 1/2" ID fitting going into the pump and a stock 3/8" fitting exiting the pump. Now I'm running 1/2" ID fittings all around.<br><br>
-First thing I did was empty out my loop and replaced the old cloudy tubing. I added some fresh new tygon (pic #1). This time I used the tygon with a <a href="http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ty1id3odlatu.html" target="_blank"><b>thicker wall</b></a> to keep from bending.<br><br>
-Next thing I did was swap out my epoxy-modded stock pump top with the one from Petra's (pic #2).<br><br>
-Then I pulled out the blocks (pic #3) and took them apart for cleaning (pic #4). I used <b>C</b>alcium <b>L</b>ime <b>R</b>emover to get all the crap stuck in my Storm G5's jets out (pic #5).<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/4/45/45d92c17_vbattach38286.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/4/45/525x525px-LL-45d92c17_vbattach38286.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:350px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/7/7b/7ba2ab48_vbattach38287.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/7/7b/525x525px-LL-7ba2ab48_vbattach38287.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:350px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/0/0b/0b565c3d_vbattach38288.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/0/0b/525x525px-LL-0b565c3d_vbattach38288.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/f5/f56711f5_vbattach38289.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/f/f5/525x525px-LL-f56711f5_vbattach38289.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/8/85/85379a7b_vbattach38290.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/8/85/525x525px-LL-85379a7b_vbattach38290.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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-From there it was onto lapping. I lapped both my Storm G5 and my Maze 4 with 1000, 1500 & 2000 grit sandpaper (pic #6).<br><br>
-After many hours of tedious work, I assembled everything and filled it with 95% distilled water & 5% Evan's Racing Coolant (pic #7).<br><br>
-Once it was up and running I added several drops of blue UV dye and got the finished product (pics #8 & 9).<br><br>
I was literally at it for like 10 hours and only got a few degree difference in temps but it's so much cleaner. I also re-routed the tubing going into the CPU block by drilling another hole in the back of my case.<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/d/d7/d7a1b508_vbattach38291.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d7/525x525px-LL-d7a1b508_vbattach38291.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/fe/fe4354f9_vbattach38292.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/f/fe/525x525px-LL-fe4354f9_vbattach38292.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/0/0e/0ef400f5_vbattach38293.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/0/0e/525x525px-LL-0ef400f5_vbattach38293.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:350px;"></a><br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/3/3f/3fbc19a3_vbattach38294.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/3/3f/525x525px-LL-3fbc19a3_vbattach38294.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:350px;"></a>
 

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Sweet man!! I love this stuff<br><br>
Is that a modded top on the Maze 4?
 

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I think you will like you 18W DC...I love mine..I've been running it for three months now with no problems..The little things are nipping at the heels of the MD20....2 in series would be sick....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">...You have the finest CPU block ever made in my opinion, Lucky Guy....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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10hrs for a few degrees was so worth it though wasn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
Looking good man!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sweet man!! I love this stuff<br><br>
Is that a modded top on the Maze 4?</div>
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It's the brass top.
 

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VERY sexy! I really like the turnout of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
How did you do the shots in your avatar? Did you just do 1 shot, leave it, turn the lights off, and do another one in the dark? I really think that's neat, I gotta give it a go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Thanks, I took one pic with the camera on a 2 second timer, then turned the lights on and took another one. Make sure you use the timer and have your camera mounted on a tripod or something steady to avoid shake.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Very nice! is your side panel off the whole time?</div>
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Nah, only for the pics.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i would have gotten a v-6 stinger for your water block though.</div>
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And I'd rather wait 4 months and pay more than twice the price of a v6 for my G5. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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is that a thermaltake shark<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> just like meee<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nah, only for the pics.And I'd rather wait 4 months and pay more than twice the price of a v6 for my G5. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"></div>
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G5? whats that??
 

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Very nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br>
Yeah, awesome avatar.
 

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Love the attention to the stuff that matters. THat G5 is like unobtanium--5 months? Try 5 years! I have emailed Stew twice about them and been told that they are not in production...<br><br>
That makes me want one even more!
 

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A killer Storm Waterblock made of Sterling Silver
 

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Nice!<br>
A good lapping always puts the mod in modding for me..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A killer Storm Waterblock made of Sterling Silver</div>
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wow sweet!!
 

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Holy revival batman.
 
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