Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Lawl. Millimeters! Sorry, they pushed imperial units through my head during my younger years. I'll get this metric system down someday. I just picked up another Xigmatek R1283. It'll fit, but gonna have to cut to fit a fan on it.
You may get away with running it passive.....or just buy a smaller sized fan and ghetto rig the thing???
If I run it passive I doubt it will be any better than what I'm currently using. Using a smaller fan, I would still have to cut into the case divider. I really don't mind cutting it, as it's just wasted space anyways. I also like cutting stuff. I also haven't played any recent games that don't work with CrossFire.
@Velvet Wafer on the post below me: I feel sorry for those with anything less than a 30mb internet connection. Way too big. I can't even expand them, though they take forever to load.
A watercooling Adventure
those things are freakin expensive! i remade my loop yesterday,its more kinda like overdimensioned, whereas yours is extremely powerful! but i have room to improve!
(8 of about 32 fanplaces used)
First Improvement,merging my 2 Pumps, so flow management gets easier, and the block has maximum flow (the big rad is a little dented on 2 elbows, and has somewhat high resistance,until i fix it one day)
New tubing, the old was "copperized",and blind, because i didnt flushed the rad enough, before adding it to my loop.i also used a few adapters,to be able to easily remove the big rad of the loop:
Second improvement, a bigger output nozzle from a former Tt Res,for the swiftech 240:
Third Improvement, a REALLY big,selfbuilt res. i bet minimum 2,to 3 litres alone went in this "water tower":
My favorite brand of distilled Water:
i had 2 nice leaks, during operation of the system i recognized it after an hour of using the rig, when this stream emerged from my emergency water channels. i opened the side panel, to find the whole dvd drive tray, where the pump sits, totally wet, and as i shutted the rig down,an was kneeled down,for reaching the PSU switch, a few drops of water, flew 10 cm in front of my face, out of the opened case.
10 cm away from my beloved (first) SLI setup.
i crapped myself.
i then looked closer at the pump to find that sucker, leaking like hell.i had to tighten it half a turn, with a leatherman:
the second leak was the top of the res, because i hadnt screwed the cap on properly, after 1 and a half turns, it was completly tight, and stopped leaking. it wasnt pictured, but a few remains, are visible in the last respic.
All in all, my room got pretty much wet. that happens everytime, i work with water... but it brought me a good 2-3c, a lot more stable temps, faster cooldown time, and my tubing doesnt look anymore, like it was sanded from inside (the old water was pretty contaminated) i invested about 7 euro, for tubing,and the adapter,and got the acrylic tube and plates for free, on my working place.
i needed 4 days to built it, because i wanted the silicone to be reeaaaally dry, when i fill water in it for the first time. but its the first res i build, that shouldnt leak after 24 hours
i hope it will stay leakfree for a long time
now a few pics of the internals:
the naked board,with HK 3.0 LT:
the final Result:
i hope that werent too much huge sized pics,sry for that
this was my last watercooling adventure
EDIT: i have to admit that im a total noob,regarding photography and picture editing in common
tell me when i have to change the resolution, and please name me a nice prog, for doing that, then i will change all pics
No one seems to recognize my WC
Posting pics such as that aren't allowed on this forum.
Posting links to buy products like that definitely aren't allowed here.
sry, i forgot to remove it from the pic... are glasswares forbidden in the USA?
i could have put a flower in it, so its a flower pot
Do you really want me to remove that?
It's drug paraphanalia. We know what is it, and it's not allowed. It's also off topic completely, continue on with the PC talk please.
not to be cocky, but i find that highly conservative. i didnt made the pic for showing it, half of it was accidently in the pic. in my country its completly legal, and the cops arent even allowed to take it from you. im not conform with american law, so i never knew, its SO bad to show it
i have to apologize.
where is that thing that arent allowed:-S
two things... we arent discussing where you live, we are discussing the rules of TPU.
secondly, can u please resize those pics, this thread now takes my laptop a ton of time just to even get to read the current posts.
you should be able to resize the pics when you use the uploader i think
Or use Paint to resize and then submit...
i simply repost them in a thread with 56k warning. so everyone can decide, if he wants to show them.
peet, i only apologized, and tried to explain me. please dont hit me also
i will simply delete it here, is that alright?
This website has nothing to do with American law, nor does it have to abide by them. This is W1zzards law. Regardless of how you or I for that matter feel on the subject, as moderators we enforce the rules that are to be enforced. Techpowerup just isn't the place for that kind of thing.
I will fix them for you.
it wasnt an attack, sorry if I seemed to direct, it was just an explination No harm meant.
the sizing was a request as well, just pwns my lappy like Crysis used to PWN rigs.
you can? that would save me a heck of work, i had with uploading!
i need like 3 sec to load that, i didnt even recognized sth, besides, that the audio stopped for 1 sec, during opening the page (rig is under full wcg load)
i got to admit, i have a 32mbit line,tho
maybe its due to that...
yay, takes a ton of time to load it here too
seems erocker is going to work to add some cheese to all our whining
maybe then we can start talking about my WC, that was what i had intended, when posting the pics
im highly interested in suggestions and commentary
When you stated earlier about the Boreas being expensive...you can purchase one for a little over $500 US from Coolit Systems. You could have nearly that much in a high-end water cooled set-up and not be able to do what you can with the Boreas.
there is watercooling under all those fans?
Looks like a lot of custom work going on in there, and with that rad you should be able to cool like 4 computers. I think you need to cool more stuffs
yeah, but my whole setup hasnt cost me more than 100 euro... and to use your additional performance, insulation is HIGHLY recommended. maybe i will do that one day, but that may take some time other things are more important atm, stronger VGAs, for example
but thanks for the suggestion
indeed, it is! and i will add many more fans, till this rad is fully push/pull,with at least 16 fans per side,minimum are 1500 rpm fans
in fact, i only bought 3 parts, besides the usual pvc tubing etc from the toolshop.
the HK 3.0 and the Magicool Pump, the Thermaltake Pump, is from my first loop, but i also bought it a few years ago
the rads were donated to me, the 240 by Paulieg/Bogmali (many thanks for that,again!)
and the big rad from the 25 year old renault espace of a co worker. it had broken piping, but i fixed that with glassfiber epoxy, and now its fine for WCing, even tho its not suited for cars anymore
anyone stated 10 rigs, but i find 4-5 also more realistic. problem is that its dented, i will shoot a (smaller) pic now, to show it to you
that makes it more restrictive than the HK, so i will buy a third pump soon
here is the "flaw" in my rad :
Hi guys! sorry i have been MIA! i have had a long weekend and been playing BC2 with the rest of the TPU clan under AzzKKr64. after 3 sets of cold cathode kits, i finally got a good set! ALSO! i have got my WD 1tb black drive in the mail and it works great! i hope to get pictures tomorrow and post of the great red lighting. It totally lights up the inside and out of the case
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