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PC-P50 Liquid Cooled

TaHoward

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System Name Big Box
Processor i7 2600k @ 4.6Ghz 1.35V
Motherboard MSI P67-GD80
Cooling Silver Arrow
Memory 2x 4GB Corsair Dominator @ 1600Mhz 7-7-7-20
Video Card(s) GTX 690 w/ +125 core and +715 mem offset
Storage Intel 80GB SSD and 2x WD 500GB
Display(s) 3x Dell u2311h
Case FT-02
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster X-Fi
Power Supply Corair 1200AX
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
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Finished my all new build tonight.

Started with a simple CPU loop in my Antec 300 for an E8500 and thought it time to expand.
Everything went smoothly except the local metal finisher took longer than expected. So, I got to stare at all the new components for a good week before I got started. :laugh: It was worth it.

Case: Lian-Li PC-P50
CPU: i7 940
Memory: Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz
GPU: EVGA GTX 480
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
HDD: WD 500GB
ODD: Plextor DVD-RW

Cooling

Res: XSPC 5.25" Dual Bay Res/Pump
Pump: 2x Swiftech MCP355
Radiator: XSPC RX120 and RX240
Blocks: EK SUpreme HF Nickle+Plexi and EK GTX 480 Nickle+Plexi
Tubing: Tygon 3/8ID 5/8OD
Coolant: F1 UV BLue
Fans: 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon

Loop Config:

Res-> Pump-> CPU -> RX120-> Res-> Pump-> GTX480-> RX240

Some pics after many hours :)

The case freshly anodized. Notice the shameful sweaty palm prints....


Block installed on Motherboard.


Block on GPU...yay!


Majority of the hard stuff finished.


Top view.


Done.


UV at work.


What do ya think?

Gonna stress it later. Idle temps are a balmy 33C on GPU and 31C on CPU. :) Ambient room is 73F

Tried out overclocking the GTX 480. Mine seems to have a road block after 895Mhz no matter the voltage running OCCT with error checking. Final OC was 890Mhz GPU and 2000Mhz Memory @ 1.138V rock solid on OCCT for ten minutes topping out at 60C.

Ran Unigine 2.1 for performance comparison.

Left is stock right is OC.

Max temp was 51C during GPU OC. Stock max temps during Unigine are around 46C. CPU stock topped out at 46C.

Don't know if I want to start playing around with the processor. Seems plenty fast.
 
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TaHoward

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System Name Big Box
Processor i7 2600k @ 4.6Ghz 1.35V
Motherboard MSI P67-GD80
Cooling Silver Arrow
Memory 2x 4GB Corsair Dominator @ 1600Mhz 7-7-7-20
Video Card(s) GTX 690 w/ +125 core and +715 mem offset
Storage Intel 80GB SSD and 2x WD 500GB
Display(s) 3x Dell u2311h
Case FT-02
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster X-Fi
Power Supply Corair 1200AX
Software Windows 7 Ultimate
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Got some better results off the GTX 480 after spending more time with it. Was able to slightly increase the core frequency and significantly bump up the memory with less voltage.

Made a twenty minute OCCT GPU run w/ error checking.



900 Mhz is so close... but not worth going past 1.138. I still get an error or two even with 1.138 or 1.125 with stock memory frequencies unfortunately.
 
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System Name Abacus
Processor i5 2500K
Motherboard ASRock p67 Extreme4 Gen3
Cooling Swiftech MCP35X, EK HF Copper, 2.120 rad, 3.120 rad
Memory 2x4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600
Video Card(s) 2 Zotac GTX 770 4GB w/ FC EK Blocks
Storage WD 640BG x2/WD 250GB/Samsung 2TB
Display(s) QNIX 27" PLS
Case Corsair 700D
Audio Device(s) X-Fi XtremeGamer
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G500
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MX Brown
Software Windows 10
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Looks very nice. Good work.