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Chicken Patties New i7 Cooling Setup

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  1. Chicken Patty

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    for those subscribed in this thread, and maybe not the others where I posted an update. Here you go.

    Installed Bitspower 45º angled rotary fittings and shortened my tubing a lot. Looks hella cleaner, and got some AC Ryan UV lights :rockout:

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    Comparison before and after BP fittings


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    very nice Chicken :)
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    think it looks much better with the angled BP fittings? Im really proud of how it looks, gave it a whole new look :)
     
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    i'm not a fan of fittings. so i'm the wrong person to ask. but you did a good job on the tubing. is that 120mm on the bottom beside the pump on? I think you should turn the res to the left and move the pump closer towards the video card maybe snip a little tubing off, the less the better.
     
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    well not much more left to turn towards the left. bit more and the tubing hits the RAM.
     
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    Dang CP, I will admit it, that looks REALLY nice!!:rockout: I love how the coolant glows green, makes it look really cool in the dark.
     
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    thank you supreme :toast:

    the UV lights are awesome. Make the coolant glow much nicer :D
     
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    I still think you should do some re-positioning. are the fans on the radiator in push or pull?
     
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    pull. What repositioning are you talking about? I can't put the rad any other place, its impossible. Unless I make a rad box or something.
     
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    not the radiator the pump. why are they in pull, put them in push.

    Edit: never mind you still got your 25mm Slipstreams, when you get the Ultra Kaze's put them in push. you should get some TFC Shrouds too.
     
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    gotta see when I can get some better fans.
     
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    actually you should try them in push anyways.
     
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    I'll give it a shot tomorrow and i'll keep an eye on temps. Going to bed now, dead tired. Thanks for the advise.
     
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    Hey CP looks good. Are those zip- ties I see :D I'm waiting for my parts to come in. Hope mine turns out as good as yours. :toast:
     
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    hahhhahaha, impossible. CP has the prettiest rig I've seen this year :p It's just enough of everything and so damn clean.
     
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    yes, but it kinda fruther proves my point. I had to use brake fluid to lube the tubing to be able to push it into the fitting all the way, its just such a tight fit. I put ties scared that maybe since I luved the tubing it might pop off. But just as a precaution at first, I will remove them when I stop being lazy. when brake fluid dries it sticks really good :laugh:

    Thanks dude, like i've said before, I feel like I really accomplished something, I really am proud of what I have built! :toast:
     
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    can I ask something chicken? How hot do your 4870's get during idle / normal use?
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    now that I am running c/f the top card runs hotter.


    top visiontek 4870 idles 52-57ºc depending on room temp

    bottom Sapphire 43-48ºc

    Load during 3dmark they max out at low 70's. During gaming, never go above 60ºc
     
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    Looks awesome CP!! :rockout: I've been meaning to shorten up my tubing but I'm waiting for my video card block and heatsink.
     
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    Thanks dude. Actually I'm removing the water cooling on my i7 rig. Using it on my Phenom II rig. The i7 is my daily rig, and i've been using it lately at lower clocks 3.5-3.6 GHz low voltage, the temps stay awesome and its still fast as heck! So I think I will just use a TRUE, and water cool the AMD rig.
     
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    ok guys need some opinion. I think that having my rad vertical how I have it mounted currently is screwing up maybe the flow of the pump maybe causing temps to not be as good as they are supposed to be. What do you guys think if I mount the rad to the bottom of the case and remove the HDD cage. Giving me the whole bottom of the case to mount the rad????


    the rad is a HW Labs GTX480 120.4

    Here is my current setup. any suggestions are considered.


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    which way is it going
    res-pump-rad-cpu-res

    just try push-pull and see if that helps


    EDIT* i didnt see that you had the big rad

    thats gonna be difficult because if you put the rad inside a the bottom your going to have some Long weird tubbing which isnt going to help

    can you flip the tray ?
    and have the cpu sit were the other gpu is
    it will give you enough clerance to put the rad on the inside bottom thats how i have mine if you want a pice tell me ill post it in here
     
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    thats what I want to figure out. I think I have enough room is I lay it down on the bottom. Its a big rad. I have to remove my HDD cage though to do that.

    It goes Res-pump-rad -cpu-res
     

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