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#1
This thread is about my current water loop. I'm going to detail my parts, length of tubing, and then give you guys a taste of how she's holding up under stress. If anyone has ANY questions about why I picked one part over another then here's the place to ask it.

CPU Block- Heatkiller 3.0 LT
GPU Block- Heatkiller GPU-X^2 295
Pump- Koolance 400
Aftermarket Pump Top- EK X-Top Rev.2
Radiator- Watercool MO-RA 2
Fittings- Bitspower Shining Silver 1/2" ID
Fans- 6x Yate Loon High Speed 80CFM
Reservoir- XSPC Acrylic Bay Reservoir (absolutely amazing for bleeding)
Tubing- 6.5' 1/2" ID Black Tygon

The following screenshots were taken after adding the GPU water block to my rig:



In the first picture is my PC as it is loading. A few services are loading and this is no different than my CPU normally is on a warm day. The ambient room temperature is 82F or 27.77C. The second picture was taken after playing Crysis on max settings for a little over an hour. The in game monitor was reading 40C max at any time, but it would go down by 1-2C every once in a while when there wasn't much action.

To be honest I'm pretty surprised that the MO-RA is handling all of this at the same time, but I bought it for this very purpose. The surface area is more than enough with even 6 out of 9 fans to cool my CPU passively, so when actively cooled it's got to keep even a high heat load like a GPU and CPU nice and cool.

The GPU block is a new addition. I finally got the block after waiting a few months for it to come in on a special group order. The block itself has a different engraving on the name plate than the regular GPU-X^2 295s, so it's a little special. I recommend this block to anyone because the regular blocks are very special. Right out of the box it weighed 3lbs, lots of copper, and this is one of the few GPU blocks where I didn't need to use thermal pads for keeping contact with the VREGs and GPU-mem. Everything fit flush with the GPU, no shorts, and no leaks!

Here are a few pictures of the mess that is my loop ATM:






After that last pic... I realize it's time to take out the compressed air. Have a blast people :toast:
 

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For anyone who missed these... here's a few shots of the insides of the Heatkiller blocks. These pictures show why I stand behind Watercool so much:


 

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Nice Binge......That MO RA2 is Huge:eek: Nice temps too on that D0

I will redo mine to incorporate what you suggested (a bigger rad) and possibly get a D0 myself:D
 
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Any load temps?;)
 

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2nd picture is load of the gpu. I'll give you load CPU temps if you want :p
 

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Oh well.... here you go sir :3 I was just about to post them anyway.
 

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any pics of the inside of that gpu block>?
No such luck. I was in a rush to put it together after waiting more than a month for it to arrive.
 

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Binge. What are your ambient temps like?
 

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This thread is about my current water loop. I'm going to detail my parts, length of tubing, and then give you guys a taste of how she's holding up under stress. If anyone has ANY questions about why I picked one part over another then here's the place to ask it.

CPU Block- Heatkiller 3.0 LT
GPU Block- Heatkiller GPU-X^2 295
Pump- Koolance 400
Aftermarket Pump Top- EK X-Top Rev.2
Radiator- Watercool MO-RA 2
Fittings- Bitspower Shining Silver 1/2" ID
Fans- 6x Yate Loon High Speed 80CFM
Reservoir- XSPC Acrylic Bay Reservoir (absolutely amazing for bleeding)
Tubing- 6.5' 1/2" ID Black Tygon

The following screenshots were taken after adding the GPU water block to my rig:
http://img.techpowerup.org/090725/temps5.jpg
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That first pic is my idle temps. Room temps were 82F earlier today. Now temps in here are in the mid 70s.
 
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