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  1. johnnyfiive

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    *** Pics start on page two! ***

    [i5_alive]

    The goal of this build
    • Overclock the i5 750 to a modest 4GHz
    • Maintain a full max CPU load temperature of 65C or below
    • Build a clean and functional water loop within the NZXT Tempest EVO

    Components / Hardware
    • NZXT Tempest EVO Case
    • Intel i5 750 2.6GHz Quad Core CPU
    • ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
    • Kingston DDR3 1600MHz 2x2GB Memory
    • XFX ATi 5770
    • 74GB WD Raptor 10,000RPM Hard Drive
    • Samsung DVD-RW +/- Optical Drive
    • 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 Hard Drive No longer using this.
    • Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850W Power Supply Selling this to get a Corsair 650HX or 750HX, whichever I can afford.
    • Clear plexiglass side panel window replacement (I don't like the smoked window or the side panel fan)

    Water Parts
    • Swiftech Apogee GTZ CPU Block
    • EK ASUS P7P55D Acrylic Chipset and MOSFET's Blocks
    • EK Reservoir Combo DCP 4.0
    • EK MCP 4.0 Water Pump
    • EK 5770 GPU Block
    • HW Labs SR1 120 Radiator
    • Koolance 2x140 Radiator
    • PrimoFlex 7/16 inch Inner Diameter Tubing - White
    • BitsPower Matte Black 1/2 inch Barbs

    - Have
    - Don't have yet


    Rough Google SketchUp of routing plan (this is the very early idea, changed since then)
    [​IMG]

    Parts ordered
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    More updates to come this weekend.
     
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    What fans you plan on getting for the rad?
     
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    Not sure yet dark. Gotta find some beefy high cfm 140mm's.
     
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    Yea, IIRC, when I was looking cause I thought a rad I was getting was 140mm, the options weren't great for quiet. But from what I learned after having a 4x120mm and 2x120mm with 8 fans with poor CFM, more for quiet, wouldn't cool for shit. Throw six 3K Ultra Kaze's on the rads and shit worked like it should. My advice, get a fan controller for the fan so if you get some ridiculously loud fans, you can control it some.
     
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    Board is ready for blocks, just waiting for them to arrive. Did a bunch of cable management and sleeving, the Tempest is looking good so far. I'll post pics of it tomorrow. :)
     
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    Sleeved. 120x38mm 2,000 RPM Ultra Kaze will be keeping the single 120mm rad cool. Also, no more HD cages. :]

    [​IMG]

    Will soon be cooling a 2x140 Koolance radiator.
     
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    I think I'll stick around and see where this goes. Be ing a Tempest owner myself maybe I learn a thing or two because I am going to be throwing in a loop was well.

    Your lucky you have the Evo, I had to paint cut all the extra holes myself.;)
     
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    where is the 120 going
     
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    thats looking good
     
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    Is that VRM Cooling? Never seen such a beastie before. Best of luck with your loop!
     
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    Yeah, the EVO has two major things that make it awesome.
    1) Extra cable management options
    2) ALL black interior

    Bottom from FBi.
     
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    Why would you want to water-cool the P55? It has no role to play in overclocking, even if it runs hot, it won't affect stability.
     
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    One of my favorat features is the psu intake vent on the bottom. I just bought a new dremel and I'm make my own psu vent tonight.;)

    Have you decided what 140mm fans your going to get? What about the Noctua NF-P14's?
     
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    I'm going to stay with the ones that came with the Tempest, for now. I plan to replace them before summer comes. Considering my other part priorities (PSU, gpu, and gpu block), those can wait. Besides. I can't find any that are black with white fins/blades. :(
     
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    I'm gonna have to build up a new sketch tonight... things have changgeeedddd. :)
     
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    i have an i5, you probably wont need anywhere near 1.38v for 4ghz... mine is stable at 1.27 at 4ghz, and i only need 1.32 for 4.2Ghz.

    YMMV but everything I see the i5's are overclocking like monsters.

    Edit: Also why would you cool the southbridge or the VRM's at 1.3xv ? P55 doesnt get hot at all, and mine even has an nf200 chip on it.
     
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    Mine was running at 4.06, 214x19, and 1600MHz memory at 2070MHz. Required 1.38v to be 100% stable. This is the same CPU, memory, and board that I had during the review. This time around, it will be under water, thats the only difference.

    [​IMG]

    As for cooling the SB and VRM's, because it will look fantastic lol.
     
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    Number 5 is alive!
     
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    :roll:

    Well at least you have a good reason. :toast:

    What were temps on it at that V?
     
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    At 1.38v, 4.06GHz, it would idle around 35c and have a full load (linpack) around 70c from what I can recall. It's been awhile so I may be a little off on exact temps. This was with a Noctua UH-12P and two 2,000rpm 120mm fans.

    EDIT:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1573311&postcount=185

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1572512&postcount=153
    Highest I could get it to play at.
     
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    Corsair 650 HX PSU, XFX 5770, EK 5770 water block, more Bitspower matte black fittings and plugs, and finally a HW Labs Black Ice SR1 120 radiator (55mm thick). This is gonna be fun and challenging, Tempest EVO is going to look badass. :)
     
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    Board is ready for some water love! Nevermind the Noctua cooler in the picture. ;) . I'm ready to get this build going, just a matter of waiting for the goodies to arrive.
     
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