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Few months ago, soon after I got my GTX680 I put it on water cooling with a small custom loop. Well I have really come to enjoy water cooling, putting it together, customization of choosing the parts, and the end result of the performance and aesthetics. So I decided to blow even more money on my rig :eek: and get stuff to add the CPU to the loop.

CHANGE OF PLANS

With the launch of the 780, I got a really bad upgrade bug, and bought one launch morning Thursday (The 23rd). I have recently sold off my water cooled 680 to Irony, along with my 360 radiator, radiator box, and few other things I got for my original project that I wont end up using anymore.

Now instead I will only be doing a CPU loop, and I like the Reference GTX780 Cooler far to much to take off in terms of aesthetics, and its pretty quiet.

Below are pictures of what I will be installing for the project, still have a few more things to get though. Fittings for doing a T-line for draining in the future, and cables for management.



And Dismantle progress of my rig. Drained the 680 loop last week. Taking it all apart to do a big case cleaning, before putting it back together.



So for right now this is all I have going. I will have more later this month, once school is finished for the summer so then I can focus on the project.
 
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Congrats, looks good. I recently got bit by the WC bug as well, haven't assembled my Intel watercooling setup yet, still waiting on a case and some other parts.
 
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Sub-a-roo!
 

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Sub'd to see pics:toast:
 

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Loop Order:

pump/res > 680 > 360 rad > 2500k (Will be upgrading to either 4770/3770k in a few months) > 240 rad > pump/res
Any reason why you chose this order? I would do it in the exact opposite order. My experience has been that the CPU is more sensitive to heat than the GPU.
 

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Any reason why you chose this order? I would do it in the exact opposite order. My experience has been that the CPU is more sensitive to heat than the GPU.
So my whole theory on this is the fact that the GPU is producing more heat then the CPU, so id rather have the GPU heat going to the bigger radiator then the smaller one, so that the CPU does get the coolest water possible.

Maybe im wrong, but we will see. Nothing better then experimentation.
 
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hey mate..
where do you get/buy the lamptron FC-5v2 ?
is that from performance-pcs ?
 

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I got the parts today. I will post pictures later this week.
 
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Skip the Dyed coolant. Not good for the system. Distilled water/biocide/silver coil does the trick
 

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Skip the Dyed coolant. Not good for the system. Distilled water/biocide/silver coil does the trick
Where does it say I'm using coolant?

Going to be running straight distilled like I currently am.
 
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Ahh, brilliant blue is the tubing. The letters were small and I need bi focals....... My bad. looks good tho Phenom... Too bad you didn't see my for sale thread. I have a Thermalchill rad I am selling and it is top notch..
 

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Ahh, brilliant blue is the tubing. The letters were small and I need bi focals....... My bad. looks good tho Phenom... Too bad you didn't see my for sale thread. I have a Thermalchill rad I am selling and it is top notch..
I was contemplating it, but I like the Alphacool radiators because of all the ports they have, and then for screwing the fans it has that protective layer so you do not screw all the way into the fins.
 
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I was contemplating it, but I like the Alphacool radiators because of all the ports they have, and then for screwing the fans it has that protective layer so you do not screw all the way into the fins.
LOL, I did that to a 120.2 rad once sprung a leak....
 

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So question for you guys. I want to do something with the colored rings of the corsair fans. Since the blue is not as dark as id like, id rather it match more with my tubing.

Side note: This Primochill tubing is great. The exact blue color I was looking for! :D

So I was thinking, either getting some Krylon Fusion spray paint. Now color wise I want to know what you guys think. Should I get a darker blue paint(Maybe a bit metallic looking), and just do that, or should I get a Nickel Color to kind of go with my memory and such (Since this is kind of a aluminum/nickel and blue themed build with black) or heres the other thing I was thinking about.............

Getting Carbon Fiber Ni-DOC 3M Vinyl and wrap the rings in it. I want something to be in carbon fiber as well in this build so.

So what do you guys want to see.

Oh and, has anyone used the Primochill Sys Prep fluid. Im thinking about using it for this to ensure everything is cleaned out.
 
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Make it pink, that fits your flavor!
 

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So question for you guys. I want to do something with the colored rings of the corsair fans. Since the blue is not as dark as id like, id rather it match more with my tubing.

Side note: This Primochill tubing is great. The exact blue color I was looking for! :D

So I was thinking, either getting some Krylon Fusion spray paint. Now color wise I want to know what you guys think. Should I get a darker blue paint(Maybe a bit metallic looking), and just do that, or should I get a Nickel Color to kind of go with my memory and such (Since this is kind of a aluminum/nickel and blue themed build with black) or heres the other thing I was thinking about.............

Getting Carbon Fiber Ni-DOC 3M Vinyl and wrap the rings in it. I want something to be in carbon fiber as well in this build so.

So what do you guys want to see.

Oh and, has anyone used the Primochill Sys Prep fluid. Im thinking about using it for this to ensure everything is cleaned out.
Post some decent pics of your actual rig.
 

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Post some decent pics of your actual rig.
I will once I get started putting it together, but wont be till my back heals up a bit more. Found out today I have a fracture in one vertebre, and now I need to get an MRI to determine if its from my crash, or if its old.
 
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Just found your thread. Sounds like its gonna be good.

What happened to your back; you land your bike upside down? Worst I've hurt myself is flipping a horse; Literally end over end lol. just broke my arm. Stupid horse was fine
 
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Just found your thread. Sounds like its gonna be good.

What happened to your back; you land your bike upside down? Worst I've hurt myself is flipping a horse; Literally end over end lol. just broke my arm. Stupid horse was fine
Damn horses. I always feel a sense of satisfaction when I pick up a bottle of glue.
 

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what fans are you going to use on that rad?

I have the 120x2 version and wasn't pleased at all with the performance :wtf:
 

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Just found your thread. Sounds like its gonna be good.

What happened to your back; you land your bike upside down? Worst I've hurt myself is flipping a horse; Literally end over end lol. just broke my arm. Stupid horse was fine
I crashed my dirt bike riding for the first time in 8 months on the 3rd.

Burst fractured my L1 vertebra. Basically where the inside of the bone exploded from the pressure applied to it. I am very luck too, if I would have broken the L2 this way, I would be paralyzed right now. Right after the L2 vertebra, the spinal cord ends, and turns into a channel of nerves. Right now my L1 vertebra, in that canal where there's just nerves, there is a lot of bone, that shouldn't be there. I guess after a year or so that bone in the canal will get absorbed by the body naturally.

Pretty scarey to me, as its the worst crash ive ever had, I now am in this massive back brace for 6 weeks, and will need physical therapy afterwards.

what fans are you going to use on that rad?

I have the 120x2 version and wasn't pleased at all with the performance :wtf:
Corsair SP120s at ~1500rpm or so. Which have more static pressure then your Noctua's. These Alphacool radiators are in the top 5 in every test from Martin @ martinliquidlab.org. I mainly like them for the sheet that is under the threaded lip for the fans so you don't tighten to much and damage the fins. Peace of mind for to know once I hit it, I can stop. I didn't know when to stop on my Black Ice X flow rad when I first did the loop.
 

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Corsair SP120s at ~1500rpm or so. Which have more static pressure then your Noctua's. These Alphacool radiators are in the top 5 in every test from Martin @ martinliquidlab.org. I mainly like them for the sheet that is under the threaded lip for the fans so you don't tighten to much and damage the fins. Peace of mind for to know once I hit it, I can stop. I didn't know when to stop on my Black Ice X flow rad when I first did the loop.
Well let me know your temp's ok! Id love to see. I can grab the corsair fans here locally.

Static pressure vs sound. Any idea of the noise at 1500rpm? Is it loud?
Just curious like I said id be interested in them as well as long as it fit's ma needs. :respect:

Im using a black ice rad atm and it also has the back stop for the screws... Also the XT screw's that came with the rad were good for the fans but the others limited mounting options.

It work as a good push/pull config but for mounting it to the top of the case, the screws were way to long.
 

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Well let me know your temp's ok! Id love to see. I can grab the corsair fans here locally.

Static pressure vs sound. Any idea of the noise at 1500rpm? Is it loud?
Just curious like I said id be interested in them as well as long as it fit's ma needs. :respect:

Im using a black ice rad atm and it also has the back stop for the screws... Also the XT screw's that came with the rad were good for the fans but the others limited mounting options.

It work as a good push/pull config but for mounting it to the top of the case, the screws were way to long.
Well I know that this same radiator dropped the temp of Irony's FX8350 from 70c to about 38c.
 

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Well I know that this same radiator dropped the temp of Irony's FX8350 from 70c to about 38c.
Under full I call BS!

Mabey 48c but not 38c... By the way what cpu freq and voltage was he running?