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Water Cooling in a Obsidian Series 900D

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Knight091, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Knight091

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    I look at as I do a top of the line Ferrari. I want it to look great and have POWER. Not just one and look like a Hummer with a Ferrari engine in it....o_0

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    A guy from Italy would know all about that.....Ferrari.... I drove one once and went from 0-130 MPH so fast I could not believe it..... you guys know how to build a car and make it look great. :):)
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    You always gotta always please the eye :)

    While I love Ferraris I'm more of a Ducati type though :laugh:

    You plan on leaving the case all black or you're going to paint some bits?
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    O NO.... Your from Italy and you pick the Ducati. I think I just had a small heart attack..... I am thinking on what to paint. The drive bay covers for one. Other that I am nervous about painting anything. The Haf 932 was well Haf the cost of this case...lol

    What would you paint? I am going to be getting the 3D Carbon Film and putting that on some things. Not sure of what.....hmmmm

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36071
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    I like bikes more :eek:

    To be honest you could even leave it at that, looks sick all black anyway.
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    Ya I like the black. When I have the red lights and the red LEDs in the pump top and the rez and in both GTX 690 water block it will look great. I am going to hid the case lights so they are glowing but out of sight. Also I think I had to much red in my HAF case. All the black will be needed to balance out the look. Any idea on what fans I should get? I been looking at the Corsair line of fans but they are pricey even for the two pack ones. They do looks great with the red ring on them.

    O now you have done it.... you said you like Ducati bikes rather than a Ferrari.....you should hand in your papers and come over to the US and not be from Italy.........lol...sigh
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but mcp655 x 2 with mod kit IS the Hummer. :laugh:

    Like i said in my previous post; Since you ALREADY own the 655s, use them. What i was trying to get at is that starting from scratch that route is a waste of $$$.

    TruStory :cool:

    Ferraris & Ducatis... :roll:

    Have worked on a couple Ferraris, 308 GTBs but still... My uncle owned a Duke, a 999s team. Sweet fokin bike it was! Shame he sold it :cry:

    Edit: Any way you configure it, dual pumps is MORE than enough for the loop.
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    At least it is a beautiful Hummer with red LEDs and you get to see the red water in the pump and all.... this case is about looks and speed. If I am going to spend around 1k on cooling I want at least part of it to light up and look great. My friends at game studios and Nvidia and Intel are all looking at this pics of the build as it goes and are wanting to see the finished PC. Jason at Intel said " bring it to the Intel show and booth and show it off when done"...sigh.... they wish...ROFL.. Give me a top of the line CPU then we will talk...;)

    What do you think of the loop idea so far. The direction of flow etc?
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    I was into lights about 10yrs ago. Coloured tube, a clear res, and a few well place LEDs... What more you need? I don't look at pumps to see if they shine...

    I skip the res/LEDs altogether now :eek:

    It's YOUR build, configure it how YOU like :D I was trying to save you a few sheckles & add some performance... You asked about saving $$$ anyways....

    Sorry for crapping your thread with my stupidity :respect:
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    It is not stupid. I just want looks as well as power. I am going to probably have to pay for all this with two different orders. This build will be a month long thing I think. I guess good things are worth waiting for. At the end I will have a show case as well as a power house.
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    To be honest as long as you have your reservoir before and on top of the pumps you'll be fine with any arrangement.

    The ideal would be Res -> Pump -> Component -> Rad -> Component -> Rad but I'd rather give up a couple of degrees to have an easier life.

    I like the fact that the RIVF has a separate PCH heatsink, my board had it attached and so I had to buy the PCH and VRM waterblock. I have like 6 threads going around the CPU socket, nightmare routing :mad:
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    Watch this...lol...It is so beautiful..:)



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    As an owner of dual D5s, and an APD2 (based of mcp35x), i can honestly say that the dual mcp35's is the way to go. Especially the new 35's. If performance is your thing. You could always slap a plexi top on a pair of 'em for some "Bling Bling". Shit you can even slap 3 of 'em together for total overkill! :laugh:

    But it doesn't matter anyways, you already have the D5s. Use those. :toast:

    It's a closed loop, order doesn't matter. Res feeds pump/s, then whatever is straightest/shortest. Just sayin'. :rockout:

    And, I'm out! :peace:
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    What on earth does closed loop does matter to what I said? Please do explain.

    I can say based on my experience that if you do component -> rad -> component -> rad you gain a couple of degrees compared to component -> component -> rad -> rad.

    So yes, order does matter if you pursue max performance :rolleyes:
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    I am going to add this rad to the back 140mm spot. So the loop will go. Rez,pump, top 480 rad, mosfets, cpu, back 140mm rad, both GTX 690, bottom two 360 rads, rez.

    Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 140mm

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34829

    UPDATE

    Also I am wondering about fittings for the 120mm rad. I need to go from the CPU to the rad then to the GPU. I am wondering if that rad will fit upside down in that space with the holes at the bottom or I will have to have it up top. Here took some pics of what I am talking about.

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    That 120 rad is going to make tube routing very hard, you sure you want to go down that route?
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    Do you think the 120mm rad would be worth it is the first question. Then if so how hard would it be. I plan on using an extender from the CPU and a 90 degree or a 5 way connector then a short tube then another 5 way or something on the rad. Then a compression fitting on the exit and a short tube to another 90 degree on the top of the GTX 690. I could be wrong.
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    That would be only worth if you do it for looks, it's not gonna change anything performance wise.

    I mean you already have a 480 + double 360, that's already enough for your setup.
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    Ok good plan. I was just wondering because I would have a 140mm just unused for water cooling. I am going to to get all this stuff with two payments because of cost. I am not in a rush to get the computer up and running. I have my laptop a Sager....well if you can say it is a lap top kind of a desktop they cramed into a laptop with a brick that is 300W. It has SLI 680s and 16GB 1600MHz ram and a Intel 980x EE..... I want to do it correct and make it look great. Rushing never does that. Anything other you think I would need?
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    For the build to go on nothing else, I'd personally cover the bay area with an acrylic sheet, that'd be sick.

    I await your progress :)
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    I <3 how cases keep getting sexier.
    Just bought an Overseer from Thermaltake and I am loving it.
    Gl with the build. :)
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    Here is my water cooling loop idea. The dotted parts are behind the bays and will not be seen as well as the pumps other than the front of the clear pump so you can see the cooling etc. All you will see from the pumps will be the tubes coming out and the fittings to hold up the rez. I will make a fill port on the back side of the case hidden and have a main drain valve in the front between the two bottom rads. More to come.


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    Corsair 900D Water Cooling Mod



    Here is my water cooling loop idea. The dotted parts are behind the bays and will not be seen as well as the pumps other than the front of the clear pump so you can see the cooling etc. All you will see from the pumps will be the tubes coming out and the fittings to hold up the rez. I will make a fill port on the back side of the case hidden and have a main drain valve in the front between the two bottom rads. What do you guys think?


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    Looks ok to me.
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    Here is my water cooling loop idea. The dotted parts are behind the bays and will not be seen as well as the pumps other than the front of the clear pump so you can see the cooling etc. All you will see from the pumps will be the tubes coming out and the fittings to hold up the rez. I will make a fill port on the back side of the case hidden and have a main drain valve in the front between the two bottom rads. What do you guys think?


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    Computer as of now.


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    The gromets that havent got cables through, sometimes looks better without them when no cables are going through. get a psu cover, and what fans are using up top?

    build looks spotless, loads better than the last which was crammed.
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