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Time for watercooling.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by grunt_408, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I have this same pump on my I7 and i love it

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    Cmon Craig get that badboy together.
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    Looking good. It's nice that the water cooling holes on your Spedo were actually placed to be worthwhile. Most are just put in and don't go to anywhere convenient.

    Looks like that layout will easily provide for future expansion.
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    It has been running on the table now for a few hours. Time to drain it and put it in my rig:rockout:
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    Do you think your case looks really empty after going from the IFX to the Corsair?
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    I reckon it looks heaps better now.:D I am back with pics. Have not stressed it out yet. Only just turned it all on after 12 hours of leak testing. No leaks other than a tiny one on the res but tightning it up has seemed to fix it for now. I have it resting on some foam just in case.

    Here she is.

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    We put the UV coolant stuff in. The kids and I wanted to see how it looked.:D
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    looking good :D

    how are the temps in idle?
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    better. I used as5 but already a 5 degree temp drop from before at idle.
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    Yes temp wise how goes it?

    Looks good with the green mate.

    Edit: 5 degree drop nice.
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    Looks great:toast:

    I'm jealous of that pump/res combo. If I didn't have my 655 securely fastened with the bracket and sticky foam pad it would be letting out more noise than a cat with its tail caught in the door.
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    I cant hear my pump at all. I had to feel it to make sure it was working. It leaked at the start where the clear chamber screws into the bottom. I tightened it right up no leaks now but I was shitting chickens when i fired it up for the first time worried it would leak or something. All is good though and the temps are VERY good.
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    Lol

    I'd be freaking out as well.
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    I put it together over night. Our daughter is sick at the moment so I was up all night looking after her anyway. :) But it is pretty scary when you fire up your first w/c loop.
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    I can imaigine last thing you want is leaking in the case.
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    When you are ready to add the Radeon card you could hang a trip rad on the back with a spacer and go something like this. It's a little rough, but you get the idea.. Also you should get a 4 pack for 45° rotaries and a few 90°'s.. not that expensive.. that will help with the tight bends. You will notice more of a difference cooling your ATI then processor with WC, especially when it starts to warm up there.. :toast:
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    Thanks Pickles. I will put the 5970 under water one day. I just dont know when. I am not game to ask the missus for any more now in fear of what she might do to me. :D
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    Funny it is working pretty good for me so far. I would not say that the EK rad was terrible. That my friend is only YOUR opinion.
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    reviews?? from what ive seen your better off with a XSPC rad if your using low speed fans which is what the EK is meant for to
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    You are about 1 week too late for opinion's on what I should have purchased. Thanks anyway but as you can see I have what I have. I am happy with it even if you are not and that is all that matters to me. Different story if I have not already purchased the gear hey.
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    well his setup is 14C cooler than my I7 3.8 1.25 volts aircooled megahalems at load with 2x 1800RPMs, not sure how much cooler water is supposed to be than air, but id say 14C is pretty good

    Craigleberry: think you'll try upping the volts to 1.4+ and see how high you can crank her?
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    I am keen to give it a crack do not think it will require 1.4 though :)
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    maybe not, i guess each chip is diff, mine required 1.4 to get past 4.2 stable, and at that point my temps were approaching 90C so i had to call it a day, pretty sure i could have gotten 4.3-4.4 if i had better cooling, but then again i didnt consider that cooler temps might reduce the necessary voltage
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    Craigleberry's water wallpaper also helps his PC keep cool....

    What were you getting before with the IFX?
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