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Looking good so far. Sucks that something was intoduced into your loop with the glass measuring cup you used. I usually don't spend too much time tidying up the cables behind the motherboard.
Let us know the temps when you can.
More temperature info now that Ive actually played battlefield.

GPU Idle: 23c
GPU Load: ~35c
CPU Idle: ~25c
CPU Load: ~40c
 
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Looking good, congrats!
 

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Looking good, Young Shaver:toast:

I'm really surprised you didn't go with 3 240 rads and two pumps, that seems to be all the rage these days;)
 

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Looking good, Young Shaver:toast:

I'm really surprised you didn't go with 3 240 rads and two pumps, that seems to be all the rage these days;)

Hahaha too funny! :laugh: :roll: :clap:

Nah, because I use a case tailored to water cooling so I don't need stupid amounts of dinky radiators, and 2 pumps that I don't actually need. :D
 

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Well, so far I think I have gotten 1250mhz stable on the 780 with increasing the voltage by the +083mV limit. Ran Firestrike and BF4 without problems. Max temps 35c underload still.

Before Watercooling and 1250mhz Boost clock on the 780: (1150mhz 780 Core clock)



And now with watercooling and 1250mhz 780 clock.


Pretty nice boost. Going to try for more while im on the current card BIOS and limited by voltage. Then try a modded BIOS to allow 1.21v limits. Just going to depend if I am forced to use MSi Afterburner instead of Precision X.
 
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Nice temps that really shows when watercooling starts to be worth the $!
 

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Nice temps that really shows when watercooling starts to be worth the $!
Oh yeah for sure. And it looks sweet, fun to put together if everything goes smoothly, and its generally quieter, especially if you run more radiators than you need, you can run the fans at much lower speeds.
 
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Oh, nice. What is the plug at end of your drainage line exactly (link?) and where is that in the case exactly? Somewhere in the rear? Did you use an already cut hole there?
 

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Oh, nice. What is the plug at end of your drainage line exactly (link?) and where is that in the case exactly? Somewhere in the rear? Did you use an already cut hole there?
Here are the 4 pieces:

90 Degree Rotary: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...y_Adapter_-_Black_Chrome.html?tl=g30c497s1361 (You can use any really, as long as its rotary.)

male to male extender: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...ender_-_4mm_-_Deep_Black.html?tl=g30c101s1354

Mini Valve: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...ya_G14_Knurled_Mini_Valve_-_Silver_68259.html

End plug: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...w_O-Ring_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C09.html#blank

It is at the front of the case at the bottom attached to the 240 radiator I have, below the 2 140mm fans that come with the 750D in the precut opening for fan setups in the front.

Pretty awesome way of having a drain port. No one can see it unless you take the front panel off my case. Its stealth and should be very easy to drain the loop. Just remove the plug, add a fitting, and small amount of tubing into a tub, tilt the case, and drain.

If I wouldn't have talked to the guy at OCN about it who gave me the idea, I wouldn't even have a drain line. Couldn't think of a clean way to do it.
 
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I keep meaning to add a drain port to my blds and then don't. Then when I go to drain the loop(s) curse at myself for not taking the time to add one.
 
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Cool thanks. FYI I found these BP knock offs recently; couple few bucks cheaper than any name brand rotary adapters. He's got end plugs too with green o-rings but at 2.99 may as well buy BP. Well, can find thick BP plugs without a slit for like same price at PPCs...

eBay

So can you then fill it too through the same piece of tube or what?
 

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Cool thanks. FYI I found these BP knock offs recently; couple few bucks cheaper than any name brand rotary adapters. He's got end plugs too with green o-rings but at 2.99 may as well buy BP. Well, can find thick BP plugs without a slit for like same price at PPCs...

eBay

So can you then fill it too through the same piece of tube or what?

No I wouldn't fill through the drain port. I just put a funnel in the top of the tube res and fill that way.
 
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Ok. I was asking mainly as pulling my bay res out to get at the fill hole is annoying plus requires that I leave more tube slack than I would otherwise want.
 

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Wow how did I miss this? Nice build man! :toast:
 

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Ok. I was asking mainly as pulling my bay res out to get at the fill hole is annoying plus requires that I leave more tube slack than I would otherwise want.
Yeah, that's also what I didn't like about my experience with a bay reservoir, tube reservoirs also look better in builds IMO. Now, I just put a funnel in the top of the res, and fill.
 

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I have a tube res. I pop the stopper out and put in a barb with a short length of hose on it, then stuff a funnel in the other end. If you used a bay res, it would probably be better to have an extra port on the back of the res going to a fillport at the top of the case.
 

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My loop has a fill port in the top radiator and I use one of these lab wash bottles to fill with:




Works perfectly... no funnel necessary and I can add some small dia. tubing on the end if I need to reach further to fill.
 

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I have a tube res. I pop the stopper out and put in a barb with a short length of hose on it, then stuff a funnel in the other end. If you used a bay res, it would probably be better to have an extra port on the back of the res going to a fillport at the top of the case.
god I didn't even think about throwing a barb at the top and attach my tubing and funnel to it. I was pretty much doing double funnel. Funnel sitting in the opening to the res, and then another longer funnel that I pour the water in that goes into the one sitting in the res.
 
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Cool. Yeah I really only deal with a bay res still as it's a pump combo. Not forever though; got a D5 on the way anyway (and a new yet cheap XSPC bay res for it but may not work out long story short).

Hey maybe add some braided 6-pin pci-e extension cables for an even cleaner look on your nice new water cooled card. Jab Tech has on sale for only like $3 (both black and white and more) in lengths 6 12 and 16 inches. Just got a few myself. PPCs just got some nice Silverstone dual color ones for $7 in but no black and white which blows my mind. That's what I really wanted. But can't beat $3 for single color.
 

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Cool. Yeah I really only deal with a bay res still as it's a pump combo. Not forever though; got a D5 on the way anyway (and a new yet cheap XSPC bay res for it but may not work out long story short).

Hey maybe add some braided 6-pin pci-e extension cables for an even cleaner look on your nice new water cooled card. Jab Tech has on sale for only like $3 (both black and white and more) in lengths 6 12 and 16 inches. Just got a few myself. PPCs just got some nice Silverstone dual color ones for $7 in but no black and white which blows my mind. That's what I really wanted. But can't beat $3 for single color.
yeah, I have been looking at doing that, like I did with the 24 pin, but I might just get a whole new power supply (Corsair AX860i) and sleeve the whole thing with paracord from lutrocustoms.
 

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Just showin off what I have been able to do with this 780 now on water cooling an a modded BIOS to allow 1.212v. But its not BF4 stable apparently.

 
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yeah, I have been looking at doing that, like I did with the 24 pin, but I might just get a whole new power supply (Corsair AX860i) and sleeve the whole thing with paracord from lutrocustoms.
Cool (and somehow did not notice your 24-pin in pic; thats another I want as well). PPCs has their own line of these I have since noticed which does have a black and white, just for the record.

Edit: Nice 3DM13 score indeed. Stock "test" settings right? I get like a third of that in early runs with 3570K at 4.5 and 670 boost at 1293.
 
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