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  1. ConstDinoC7

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    Hi there folks.

    So after a few months of using a simple watercooling i decided to turn to a full watercooling.
    As i saying simple watercooling i mean that i cooled down only the CPU. But now i decided to cool almost everything like: CPU/HDD/SB/NB/Vregs/VGA. (For RAM i think it doesn't really matters. Im goin to use air cooling on those anyway).
    The new W/C will be dual.

    Anyway the old loop looked like this one below:
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    I wanted to include the motherboard in the loop with the default Fusion block but was really crappy. :laugh:

    Current W/C includes: Alphacool NeXXos CPU Waterblock/Alphacool Reservoir/XSPC 240mm Radiator and a Danger Den Pump. All the fittings are Alphacool.

    And now we move on to the new system.
    I boxed again my Computer components just to take the picture i didn't bought them now. :D
    A picture of all the components goin to be used:
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    The only wrong with this picture is the radiators. They are Swiftech which i had issues with the holes. They replaced with 4x120mm Koolance and 1x120mm Koolance.
    Also the current sound card its not goin to be use because of the drivers. Nightmare? :laugh: (Replacing with ASUS Xonar)
    Also the Power Supply it's goin to be replaced with Corsair.
    All the components i changed im goin to sell them soon.
    :D:D Also the white Danger Den box contain a dual hard drive cooler.
    But they didn't include a line in the middle and my case can't fit it there.(It takes 2 5.25)
    Sell this one also. :roll:
    Also the 2 white Koolance boxes are radiator mounting brackets which i realised that im not goin to use them? :roll:

    The new WC includes: Koolance 4870X2 GPU Water Blocks
    2 Swiftech MCP655-B Pumps
    2 Koolance Inline 240mm V2
    2 Innovatek HDM-L Dampening boxes. (For HDDS. I still waiting for those but you can see Attachment: )
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    2 Koolance Radiators. (1 4x120mm and 1 1x120mm)
    EK CPU Waterblock SB/NB/Vregs.(Everything on it's way) Attachments:
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    Computer Components are:
    Aplus Black Pearl Case. (It's my third one for many reasons):laugh:
    ASUS Maximus Extreme
    Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 2.5 GHz
    ASUS 4870X2 Crossfire X
    WD Raptor 80GB (System),1 WD 1TB (Games/Storage)
    Crucial Ballistix 4GB DD3 1600MHz
    Corsair HX1000 Power Supply (It's not the one in the picture. In the picture is a Thermaltake 1500W which im goin to sale)
    Cooling Fans: I choosed 8 Xigmatek 120mm White LED i found them very cool :D
    Lite-On DVD-RW.
    RAM Cooling:
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    I need 30 nozzles for the dual loop. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    I will keep you guys soon updated with a bunch of pics. Stay tuned.
     
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    it seems you are building a cooling factory! lol
    I 'll keep an eye on this!

    Good luck with all of this.... you'll need it! :toast:
     
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  3. ConstDinoC7

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    Step 1 Complete. Motherboard is Ready. :rockout::rockout:


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    Mobo is much much sweeter now without the stock crappy block.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Nice work, I can't wait to see the rest :toast:
     
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    I see you finaly found the way to install the southbridge waterblock! :p
     
  6. ConstDinoC7

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    Hahahahaha yeah :)

    Hard disk waterblocks also recieved today but im thinking to upgrade the 500 to 1Tb. Just confused for that.
     
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    Step 2 Complete. VGA's ready. :rockout::rockout:

    Who need's dual slot anyway?

    4870X2 Evolved!

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    I like what I'm seeing!!!! Moar pics! Looks great so far!
     
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    Part 3. HDD'S in place. :toast:
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    I have to change those nozzles they are 1/4 ID.

    Enjoy.
     
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    agree.... more pics please!:cool:
     
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    Be patient boys. :roll: :roll:

    More pics coming now.
     
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    Custom Plate for the Reservoirs.

    Simple piece of Aluminum.

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    Enjoy. :toast:
     
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    that custom plate looks real nice!

    keep it up
     
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    And more photos for complainers. :laugh:

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    8 Xigmatek 120mm Fans i love them.

    Enjoy.
     
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    @copenhagen69

    Thanks buddy. :)
     
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    What do you guys think about the nozzles i selected?

    Im waiting your opinions.

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    I need 4 angle ones for the inside of the hard drive boxes because the included ones are 1/4 ID.

    The 2 more angle ones for the VGA's and the other ones for the rest.

    Also the 4-slot for the VGA's and the hose clamps.
     
  17. ConstDinoC7

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    And i'm back after many days waiting some of my orders to arrive.
    First one came today.
    So i finally decided to go with Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W PSU. :toast:

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    Assemble started :p

    First Shots :toast:

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    Back after a few days. :)

    So radiators arrived and are placed in. The top quad cost me 5 hours to figure out how to drill correct the holes. Cause on my old A+ case i drilled 4 times wrong :) but as you can see now :rockout:

    Waiting opinions suggestions:)

    Im waiting now the bay tanks + some extensions for the front buttons and LED's
    BTW the power supply is so straight only with 4 screws :roll:

    Pictures:
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    Sooooooooo im back after a few weeks with major updates.

    So. I changed the entire loop. I changed the 1/2 tubing to 1/4 tubing for many reasons.

    I changed the pumps face with an EK-D5-X-TOP REV 2 so i can choose whatever size tubing i want.

    My second graphics card block got broken and im waiting for a replacement to install the second 4870X2.

    Also bought a ASUS D2X Sound Card and maked a 24pin cable because the power supply one cant fit behind the side panel because there's no space.

    The current aluminum plate will be placed opposite behind the middle plate so all the cables can be hidden here.

    The only problems im facing now is that sound card. Is so long and is connected with PCI-Express and the case is BTX so the butt of the card is facing down. I have to do something with it.

    Completely forgot to mention that i bought bay reservoirs though

    Im all blah blah. Pictures: :toast:

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    Almost $200.00 for nozzles? :eek:
    I guess if your going to go the way you are for cooling, you should go with the best. I love the way this is coming together :toast:
     
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    The current post is very old :) Tubes was too big i prefer the smaller ones :p
     
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    I'm using 3/8 ID x 1/2 OD myself
     
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    What's done before with the 1/2 ID tubing.

    I couldn't connect the graphics card cables at all and many other problems.

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    Lol, I can see why you decided to change tubing size. Getting cramped in there...:twitch:
     
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    I think the current one is much more sexy :p

    But not finished
     

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