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My first Watercooling Expedition

I have built many pc's over the years and have decided to do a watercooling loop. As I have never been down that path before and I am in search for better temps. And I want a water cooled PC. I placed an order for the following parts. The missus is gonna kill me when it arrives :laugh:

Pump. EK-DCP 4.0


CPU Block. Swiftech Apogee XT CPU


RES for DCP 4

RAD. EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240


Tubing. Tygon 3603 Tubing 1/2 ID

Fittings. Swiftech 1/2 Inch Chrome Plated Eurostyle Barbs

I am not looking to watercool my 5970 yet but plan to later down the track.
Any suggestions on pump/rad/res placement are very welcome.
Most know my rig but here is a pic of it anyway.


Now I eagerly await the delivery man/lady :D
 
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looking forward to this :D

oh yeah and place the rad where your 2 exhaust fans are

btw, why dont you buy the reservoir specially made for that pump?
 
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looking forward to this :D

oh yeah and place the rad where your 2 exhaust fans are

btw, why dont you buy the reservoir specially made for that pump?
I almost did and in all of the mucking around trying to get the best price I forgot that it has a RES that bolts onto it. :laugh:
 
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EDIT, if you had bought the res/pump combo
 

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Looks great Ausi man but IMO i'd go for a Heat Killer block...

Just be sure to post some pix when it's done...

And also love the case! Nice and clean! :respect:
 
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yeah do that, they should be able to change the order
 
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oooo how exciting:D I cant wait to see the progress.
 

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Put your pump in a 5.25" bay if you can and work around everything from there if you don't get the custom res.
 
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Just phoned Pc case gear. Luckily I am able to swap the res to this one.. :laugh:

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Put your pump in a 5.25" bay if you can and work around everything from there if you don't get the custom res.
I was thinking of using the brackets that came with my case to move both Hard drives to the top which free's up a whole lot of room in the bay's.
 
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Just phoned Pc case gear. Luckily I am able to swap the res to this one.. :laugh:



I was thinking of using the brackets that came with my case to move both Hard drives to the top which free's up a whole lot of room in the bay's.
There you go! Nice :respect:
 
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Just recieved an email telling me it is shipped. Haha I dont know If I get the res for the DCP 4.0 or not. Does not matter. I will just have to get creative :D.

EDIT: Just received another email. I am getting the RES for the DCP 4 yay. Thanks PCCG :rockout:
 
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I really like The Don's idea of rad placement, but I would recommend putting the fittings up. I looked up the specs for your rad, and its 47mm thick, with 25mm fans it is 72mm. This will push your fittings very close to your block. Short peices of tubing aren't that flexible, and it would be a shorty. By putting the fittings up, you increase this size and add some flexability. This gives you the option of taking off your block and bending it up out of the way if you need to tinker with something or remove the mobo.

I also found the specs on your pump/res. (http://81.90.180.2/ekwaterblocks/shop/EK-PSS/EK-PSS-3831109840016.pdf)

It will be about half the size of your rad, and just as wide as it is tall.

 
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nice :D
 
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Why not put the pump on that huge red thing in the middle of the case? It's a perfectly level surface and probably would do the best job. :D

Smart ass aside, I'd like to see how you'll fit it all in there. :)
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. When I ordered the RAD I had in mind putting it up where the H50 RAD is now. As later on down the track I will get another Rad and a block for the 5970 and possibly a chipset block also. @ Don. Nice avvy :p
 
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sounds like a plan :D

haha yeah i know you love my ass :eek:
 
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Yeah it is very distracting :D I am going to be very busy. Giving the H50 a new home on top of a Q6600. And doing my loop. Wonder if I should void my warranty and lap my 920?
 
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haha :p

lapping the 920, well is the surface uneven? if not then i would not do it
 
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Probly not worth voiding the warranty then :D. I have read of some pretty big temp drops thats all.
 
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You only just welcome the H50 to ya case now ya kick it out lol.

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You only just welcome the H50 to ya case now ya kick it out lol.

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Yeah Be gone H50:laugh: make way for a real water cooler ;)
 
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Well hurry up for tomorrow to be here i wanna see it all take shape.

Hopefully after work youll have nice nice pics up.
 
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Parts arrived yay. Did not take long to run into the first hicup.
The bolts that come with the res are useless. One of them was completely missing the allen key slot. But after a trip to the hardware store and a bit of swearing at EK I got it bolted together. Still not sure on how it is all going to fit yet but I will just take my time and see what looks best.
Here is a pic of the mess atm.
 
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A mock fit before I give it all a real good flush and test.