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Project WaterFall -- A water cooling project log by Phenom

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Are people getting their 680's that high under water?! I think you'll find that heat won't be your limiting factor.
Theres people getting that on air. With the gigabyte and Asus cards. Irony has gotten his gigabyte GTX670 to I think 1400 haha.
 
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I can get my 670 that high on its standard gigabyte cooling.
 

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I can get my 670 that high on its standard gigabyte cooling.
Yeah, theres a guy at Bitech pushing his water cooled 680 to 1400 and +750 on memory and temps only get to 45c haha! And his is an Evga card, and I don't even thing its a Signature card so it doesn't have the extra VRM like mine.

Im still a bit surprised that Evga cooler for my card had no cooling for the VRMs or RAM.

So you getting a FX8350 Irony?
 
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Heres the pic, Its from a couple months ago:



Those clocks you're talking about are insane.

Yep, I'm gonna get an 8350 as soon as they drop under 200 probably; or as soon as I have money, whichever comes first lol


Edit: since my card can get that high, I would think your 680 should do fairly well. I don't have any temp ussues currently, gaming and benchmarks mine's never gotten hotter than 52 or so. Gotta love gigabyte for that
 
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Heres the pic, Its from a couple months ago:
http://i.imgur.com/hVD0H.png


Those clocks you're talking about are insane.

Yep, I'm gonna get an 8350 as soon as they drop under 200 probably; or as soon as I have money, whichever comes first lol


Edit: since my card can get that high, I would think your 680 should do fairly well. I don't have any temp ussues currently, gaming and benchmarks mine's never gotten hotter than 52 or so. Gotta love gigabyte for that
yeah, and its probably quiet. My card got loud over 50% fan haha! and got to like 68c! This water cooling should eliminate those problems haha!
 

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Sorry for the shitty pictures during this picture log. I shake a bit when I do computer stuff, especially new stuff like this. But its done now. I need to go grab a funnel to fill it and run some tests. That may or may not be tonight as I may be going out. But everything is connected and the above pictures show the final look. I love the way it looks. Pretty tight bend going from the res to rad haha! Next year comes full tower case, CPU added to the loop, and individually sleeved PSU.
 
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Nice hows the temps doin?
 

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Looks great! Looking forward to some screens of temps under load!!! :toast:
 

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Looks pretty awesome, future updates sound like they'll be great too. Are there more than 4 pictures in that post? cause thats all that's loading for me
 

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Looks pretty awesome, future updates sound like they'll be great too. Are there more than 4 pictures in that post? cause thats all that's loading for me
No theres only 4 haha. Just got my funnel and ratio rite to pour water. My question is. How do I short the PSU. I know stick a paper clip in short the green wire with a black, but will I get shocked with just metal paper clip?
 

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Looks pretty awesome, future updates sound like they'll be great too. Are there more than 4 pictures in that post? cause thats all that's loading for me
whoops. double post.
 
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Nope. Its DC. So not unless you have lots of water on your hands. Even then it would be tough to actually get shocked. If you're paranoid you can stick it in before you plug the psu in.

Edit:

whoops. double post.
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Nope. Its DC. So not unless you have lots of water on your hands. Even then it would be tough to actually get shocked. If you're paranoid you can stick it in before you plug the psu in.
Good Idea, Looks like Im going to have to wait on the leak testing till tomorrow, I have nothing going on tomorrow anyways. Going out tonight. But its technically finished :)
 
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Woohoo! that only took 17 days from conception to reality. Not bad
 

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Woohoo! that only took 17 days from conception to reality. Not bad
LOL. It would have taken 2-3 days if I wasn't working or in school.

I also want take a air compressor to it to clean out the dust before filling with water.
 
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My god phenom, my 80 year old grandfather can build a pc faster than that. Just build the damn thing already! Also, take pics
 

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My god phenom, my 80 year old grandfather can build a pc faster than that. Just build the damn thing already! Also, take pics
Its done. Just got to run the leak tests. I can build a computer in 30 minutes. I just haven't had much time in the last week and a half to get the loop made. Work and School, kind of a higher priority then this.

And I have posted pictures, maybe look above, and every other page back.
 
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Christ give him break...and it seems he hasn't even run into any "design" or equipment problems like I usually do (and have again now with the Prodigy) resulting in further delays cause I discover that I have to order more shit. Like an angled fitting or two or another foot of tubing cause I cut my last strip a third of an inch too short or something.

Good job man...hope all runs well.
 

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Christ give him break...and it seems he hasn't even run into any "design" or equipment problems like I usually do (and have again now with the Prodigy) resulting in further delays cause I discover that I have to order more shit. Like an angled fitting or two or another foot of tubing cause I cut my last strip a third of an inch too short or something.

Good job man...hope all runs well.
Yeah im scared to power it on haha!
 

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Yeah im scared to power it on haha!
Power up just the watercooling stuff and not the components at first, just in case (paperclip tricky). Get the pump going and get the res filled. After you ensure no leaks, then power up the system
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Can't wait!!!
 

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I think theres something wrong. Water isn't really being sucked out of the res. its just kind of trickling down one of the lines. Theres a lot of bubbles.

Okay, now its going, but theres a lot of bubbles. How long should I run it?
 

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I think theres something wrong. Water isn't really being sucked out of the res. its just kind of trickling down one of the lines. Theres a lot of bubbles.

Okay, now its going, but theres a lot of bubbles. How long should I run it?
Until there are no bubbles left. Once full, just keep running it until all the noise from the air stops. You can try tapping on the radiator with the palm of your hand to keep the air bubbles moving. You can also try tipping your case in various directions... Just make sure you don't let water escape the fill hole.