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Bytor

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System Name "The Dark Spider"
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Motherboard Asus M3A79-T
Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
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Specs:
The Rig: AMD 6000+, M3A32-MVP MB, 2 Gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 mhz) memory, 2 WD SATA Raptors raided, 2 Visiontek HD3870's in Crossfire, 750 watt PSU. Water Cooled: 2 Swiftech MCP350 Pumps w/Oclabs Tops, D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block, 2 MCW60 GPU blocks, Black Ice Extreme 360 & 240 Rads, 5 141 CFM Delta fans, Swiftech Micro Res.

Mods:
Modded the 2 windows a few years back, but recently add water. Drilled 4 1" holes in the back to pass the 7/16"x5/8" hoses through. Decided to mount both radiators on the back of the case at a 45 degree angle w/ 4 home made brackets. Mounted both water pumps outside the case at the bottom. A swiftech Micro-res is mounted above the pumps and feeds the 1st pump.
My loop is as follows: Res., 1st pump, BIX 360 Radiator, CPU Block, 2nd pump, BIX 240 radiator, Top Video card GPU block, bottom GPU block, Res.
 
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Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700 CPU Heatsink
Memory OCZ 4GB DDR3 1600 @ 7-7-7-24 1.85v
Video Card(s) ATI Sapphire OC 7850 1200c/5800m @ 64c Full Load
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB + Western Digital 1TB External Drive
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Case Silverstone FT01-BW
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#2
not too bad of a setup..

not too sure about the orange and the pepto bismal pink though..

6/10
 

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#3
As they say, that is wicked sick!
 

Bytor

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Motherboard Asus M3A79-T
Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
#4
TY

Yeah was wanting red fluid since its a red case, but have not found any RED UV dye. It all turns out pink, but under UV lights its Orange.

Will be swapping those 2 X1950's out with a pair of Visiontek HD 3870's when they get here...They are in the mail...
 

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#5
pink=cool

10/10
with some uv lights would look cool.
 
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Memory Viper 3 Black Mamba (4x4GB)
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#6
very neet setup, clean and tidy, no cables, very good combination of hardware, and most probably great temperatures....
Only things are the noise (how loud does it get?), and pink liquid....

overall 9/10! well done...
 
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I think you have more stuff mounted outside of the case than inside! LOL

Function wise it is an awesome setup and I like the work you put into it. Appearance wise... eh. Without professional level fabrication, money, and/or both it's hard to make external mounted rads look nice.

Nice work, cool rig! Good luck with the red coolant hunt. Maybe clear would work better if you can't find a non-pink red.

8/10 from me.
 

Bytor

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System Name "The Dark Spider"
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 @ 3.0
Motherboard Asus M3A79-T
Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
#8
With all that mounted at the back of the case its very rearend heavy. But with 2 pumps in one loop it gives me a good peace of mind with the redundency in case one would fail, and with the RPM plugs hooked to the motherboard it shows me the RPM of the pumps with PC Probe II on desktop if one is not running it gives off a sound alert and flashes red.

The delta fans are very loud, just orderd a new fan controller to help with that.
 

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#9
I'm and Engineer, so please take these comments as constructive critcism.

From a liquid cooling perspective, putting the two pumps in series doubles your available pressure, but your flow is about the same (so if each pump is rated 15 psi, 200 lpm, your resultant equivalent pump is 30 psi, 200 lpm). Actually, you will get a little more flow, but not too much, or at least not as much if they were in parallel. I know you are worried about one failing but I would just turn on your thermal protection to take care of that (i've run water setups for 4 years now without a pump failing).

Rads work better with high Delta-t (temperature differential). So, they are actually working less efficiently by setting your loop up as heat source - rad - heat source - rad. They would work better as heat source - heat source - rad - rad. There is A-LOT of rad there... I would suggest creating two loops since you have two pumps. One for the dual video cards, one for the CPU. You could feed one loop to one rad, the other loop to the other rad, then have them both come back into the res. I think you would get better performance that way.

Do you have a fan blowing on the video cards? How do you keep the ramsinks cool?

I'm going to give this one a 8 for now, but I really am interested to see what you could do with this (this system could be an easy 10 with some modifications and clean ups). I have been thinking of a dual loop setup, but have never done it. I can't wait to see what you could do with this system.
 
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Bytor

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Processor AMD Phenom 9850 @ 3.0
Motherboard Asus M3A79-T
Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
#10
Sroode,

The way I look at it all critcism is constructive... Some of it makes you work at things harder to get or make things better.... So up front ty for your reply.

When I was reading and asking questions on setting up my loop/loops a few months back I learned alot and have not stopped reading and learning about this.

When I first setup my WC rig I was running 2 loops as you suggest. I was using 2 swiftech pump/res. combo's on 3/8" tubing. my CPU loop had a BIX 120mm rad only and the Apogee GT block. My GPU loop was the same pump/res combo, 2 MCW60 blocks and a Swiftech 240 rad. The temps were good, but as a tinkerer I couldn't help but try and do better.

I have had a pump not start more than once on my GPU loop, but a little tap got it running and using these 2 in one loop makes me feel better about WCing.

When using Martins flow rate estimator with my setup here are the numbers it comes up with. I know that there is going to be a +- here or there to everything.

With one pump on my current setup it is pushing around 1.41 GPM

With 2 pumps the GPM jumps to 1.79. I know this is not a huge jump.

Also I asked about the order of how things should flow and the way I'm running Rad. before block gets the coolest water to the heat source. There will be a small amount of heat dump from the pump as the water passes through it, but not much. I didn't want to dump the heated water from the CPU block right into both GPU blocks so running it to the second pump then to the 240 rad. drops the temp a little before the GPU blocks. Right now I'm running 7c above room temp on both CPU and GPU's.

I have thought about spliting my loop as you suggested, but for now its working great. Thats the great part about water cooling... you can always change it...

One very nice thing about how most of the gear is on the outside of my case is that there are only 6 connections inside the case to worry about leaking, and 10 on the outside that will only wet my desk.

The ram sinks on the video cards have a 120 delta fan at the front of the case sucking in cooler air and blowing it over them. One of the side pic's you can see the aft end of the fan.

Thanks to all for posting.

Bytor
 
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#12
Are your pumps set to run at full throttle, or are they voltage tuned down?
 
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Bytor

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System Name "The Dark Spider"
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 @ 3.0
Motherboard Asus M3A79-T
Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
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They run full power all the time when system is on.
 
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They run full power all the time when system is on.
Hmm... weird that they don't start sometimes. The only time I have had that problem is when trying to run pumps slower for noise purposes (remedied with a pump controller).
 

Bytor

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System Name "The Dark Spider"
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 @ 3.0
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Cooling Water: CPU and GPU's, 2 pumps, 2 BIX Rads, D-Tek Fuzion v1, 2 Swiftech MCW60
Memory 4 gigs Crucial Balistix Tracers (1066 @ 1256)
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870x2
Storage WD SATA 640 Gig HDD
Display(s) Acer 24" beast...
Case Modded Rocketfish
Audio Device(s) Onboard (only use head phones)
Power Supply 700 watt
Software a bunch
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06: 9859 on 2-X1950 pro's Xfire 3D Mark 06: 12794 on 1-3870 3D Mark 06: 16484 Xfire
#15
Installed some shrouds on my rads. that dropped my temps 1-2c...

New pic's added