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Tempest EVO - i5 750 - Water

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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Welp, I have a question. I'm looking to build a i5 750 under water with also the MOSFETS under water. An ASUS P7P55D Deluxe is the motherboard of choice. EK makes a MOSFET waterblock for the ASUS P7 series boards.

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    A Swiftech Apogee XT is will be the CPU block.
    For a radiator, I'm pretty limited due to the limitations of the Tempest EVO. I'm thinking of going with a Koolance 2x140 radiator since it will be the biggest rad that will fit length-horizontal wise.

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    It's thin enough to fit and the Tempest EVO's 140mm fans that sit up top should do a decent job pulling air from the rad. Using a high flow pump, do you guys think one radiator will keep everything decently cool? I was thinking of adding a single 120mm rad in the lower front but my goal is to keep temps below 65c at full load at 4GHz at 1.38v.

    Here is my case that everything will be going into:
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    The only thing I'm really unsure about is what pump to go with.
     
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    Yeah the 2x140 rad should be pretty good. What temps are you getting with air cooling?

    As for the pump I would say A swiftech MCP655 or an MCP355 but the 355 needs an aftermarket pump top to run 1/2" ID tubing.
     
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    I'm currently running the hardware in my system specs. i7 920 @ 4.0, 1.32v, Noctua NH-D14. Idle temps are around 40c and load temps during linpack average about 72c.

    I was thinking of going with the EK Res-EK DCP 4.0 pump combination.

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    Specifications:

    Model: EK-DCP 4.0
    Rated voltage: DC12V +/-10%
    Starting voltage: DC 8V above
    Power Consumption: 18W +/-10%
    Load current: 1.8A +/-10%
    Q-max: 800 L/hr +/-10%
    H-max.: 4.0m +/-10%
    Size: 75 x 54 x 66mm
    life Expectancy: 50000/hrs at 25°
    Noise: 24.5 dB
     
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    If you're willing to sacrifice the drive bays, you can fit a 2x120 rad in the front. That means figuring out a place for the HDDs. If you get a rad that can be mounted upside down and is short enough, you can even use all three 5.25" slots. Maybe mount the HDDs there? That's what I was planning, but the rad got in the way :)
     
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    Yeah, I saw you're build up Inioch (nice job fitting all that btw!). You're build gave me some ideas but I'm trying to focus on keeping everything as neat looking as possible. We'll see how far that goes... haha
     
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    Super rough sketch
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    Looks good. Feel free to ask anything, I think the two cases are that similiar, that I can comment on it.
     
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    heh, google sketch is fantastic.
     
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    [​IMG]

    So this is pretty much what I'm going for. I'm not that great with google sketch so don't take that image too seriously, its just a general idea of what I'm planning to do.
     
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    I think that looks clean as hell acctualy.

    I would love to see this build finished
     
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    Looks good man. Can you turn the res 180, so that the intake tube would face the front? That way you could move the pump a bit back and get the tube from the rad come down a bit straighter?

    I also want to see this built :toast:
     
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    The pump/res in my second post will be the one that I'm going to use Inioch. Everything should line up pretty good. I'm going to mount my two hard drives in the optical bays vertically so I won't have any hard drive cages to worry about. Well.... this is my plan at least. I need to test fit everything including the rad to make sure it will all work. I'll be starting a project build thread very soon.
     
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    Cool, looks good and I'm sure you'll have a lot of space/air flow. Removing the hdd cages gives you space to expand the loop in the future if you feel the need. I await eagerly for your build log. :toast:
     
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