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Kenkickr's H20 setup v2 EK style

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  1. kenkickr

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    Some of you may have known my Typhoon III wasn't very nice to me and had to go back in Dec due to a massive leaking problem. It took Primochill almost 2 months to send me a replacement but it wasn't in vain due to they found the cause of the issue and revamped the res.

    During the time I went back to Air cooling til the replacement res came in I decided to sell off alot of my H2O parts due to needing some X-mas money but now....I'm back!!

    I went with all EK blocks and thought I'd show them off. Hopefully tomorrow I can get everything setup.

    First up is the EK 5870 block with back plate:
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    Now the EK Crosshair III motherboard chipsets block(I think its dead sexy):
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    And finally the EK Supreme HF(it even came with some AC MX-2 thermal paste):
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    That is one shiny base:
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    can't wait to see your "EK" loop!!!

    Woot!
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    EK blocks are my all time favorite. :D
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Subscribed! I ordered my EK HF last weekend. It will be here Thursday. Such a simple, sexy block.
     
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    Thought I'd give y'all an update so here you go.

    Here's the 5870 all covered up in H2O waterblock goodness:
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    Now onto the Crosshair III block and Sumpreme HF. I cried a little when I stood back.
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    Here's the system on with everything plugged in for some visual testing after leak testing:
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    If you care here's the Typhoon III but without the LED's on:
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    I'm thinking about picking up 2 Antec Tri-cools and replacing the 2 Yates on the top rad because I just don't think they have enough flow for the rad. Still playing around and will update with some temp pics in the next couple of days.
     
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    the loop looks good Ken!

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    Yeah, you might want to change the fans.
     
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    The biggest reason I went with the Yates was because they are the slimmest 120's I could find for the top but now I know I bought them for the wrong reason. Looks like I'll be cutting away some mesh as well:(
     
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    Well, what about this?
     
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    That chipset block is friggin' sex. Nice.
     
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    Woot! Ken's got him some EK action going on. You are going to love these blocks if they are anything like the ones I have. Subscribed! :D

    Oh, and more stove pics please!
     
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    These are the fans I'm using so wouldn't they be about the same, CFM's are fairly close.
     
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    ok.. I thought, my bad, that you needed a 20mm fan size... are you looking at to changing for led fans, or just a good rad fan?
     
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    Just a rad fan for now
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Nice setup KEN!
     
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    Well, if they won't be seen.. I say. Gentle Typhoon 1450

    I was one that didn't think that they could push, then I got one, love newegg for " discounts" and at 3ft above the case, I can still feel the air flow. Just like the 110cfm slip streams... Only difference... My system is silent, instead of a 38db fan being the "pain"


    my 2 cents
     
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    I will consider them. I was lookin at thisDelta fan that pushes 150cfm:shadedshu J/K
     
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    Let me know... I still got one of the 38mm versions that will cool ya at 168cfm

    :roll: j/k
     
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    I'll just put a post and pot on it to keep me cool during the summer:laugh:
     
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    oooooOOooOOoooOO!!!! Nice! I <3 EK blocks as well. Nice choice. :D
     
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    I'll second the Gentle Typhoons. I have a couple of them on my EK rad. Just an awesome mix of CFM/db. So, Ken. How do you like the HF block?
     
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    The blocks on the mobo look fantastic! I think I might have to get some for my mobo along with blocks for my 5770s. The top one is running rather hot.
     
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    The HF is friggin awesome. Last night I ran OCCT for about 5 min and the proc temp never exceeded 35 Celcius which is almost a 10 degree drop compared to the GTZ I had.

    I did also switch out the thermal compound I was using before, AS5, for some Noctua NT-H1. Why are all of the awesome thermal compounds a pain in the ass to spread:wtf:
     
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    Dam you kenkicker! that is one sexy setup! Glad to see your back on water.

    Edit. plus it still worries me how you 'cook' up your hardware on the stove.

    Thats some nice load temps on that 965. Mine will rise up to about 37/38 on all cores, So the gtz is still nice for me, but i suppose i do have the C3 stepping on the 965.
     
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    I'm glad to be back:rockout: Just can't beat the quietness and temps of a H2O setup...except the $. Hopefully when I change out the top rad fans my cpu and board temps improve.
     
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    Back to replacing the top fans, what about these Scythe 120x38mm fans and a fan controller?
     
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