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Water Cooling my Phenom 9850BE

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#1
Well hey guys! Im working on a custom watercooling system that runs outside of my pc! This is what I have to work with and Im using 3/8 inch tubing. Any suggestions would be great!

Edit: Oh and what would be the best fan placement for my rad? Im putting 2 120mm Red LED fans.
 

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This is my setup.

Two pluses to the way I have mine is this..

#1 I can easily drain the loop by disconnecting the hose at the pump over a bowl.
#2 the rad. can be layed on the desk to bleed then set back up top for final position.

 

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**Subscribed .....

If you need help with layout of the case shoot me a few pics and I can give you some feedback. Good luck man!
 
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what kind of RAD? usually pull is best

will you be making a "RAD box" to house the L/C gear in or just mounting the RAD externally?
 
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Im making a box so everything is going to be external. It will be alot easier for me when I need to move my pc around. Im going to quakecon this year.

Edit: Its a Danger Den Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator
 
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I need some good clamps. Dose anyone know were I can get good ones. Lowes, Homedepot have ones that are way to big.
 

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I need some good clamps. Dose anyone know were I can get good ones. Lowes, Homedepot have ones that are way to big.
local auto parts store!
 
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I have one right next to were I live now that I think of it. Its called NAPA Auto Parts!
 

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using 1/2" fittings with 3/8" hose eliminates the need for clamps. Also the I/D if the 1/2 fittings wont plase restrictions on flow.
 

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Here is my rig with everything but the water blocks mounted outside the case. Out of the 20 water connections only 6 are inside the case. Brings the chances of leaks inside the case down.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1389.html
 
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Nice! The liquid I have is non-conductive but I will only have 2 connections in the case for the water block and the rest will be outside.
 
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Schools Out and Finals are done!! I know have more time to work on my wc. I'll post some pics of my progress!!
 
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I have more to show. You guys are going to be like :eek:.
 
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Some Pics of my progress! Btw anyone know were to got a relay swith?
 

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Got more for you guys and here they are!!!
 

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Little Progress but a big mess!
 

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The tec cooler taken apart. Know each plate runs at 6v their are a total of 4 plates and that more then enough because im going to do a hybrid RAD and TEC cooler!! Here are some pics!!
 

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#19
This is my setup.

Two pluses to the way I have mine is this..

#1 I can easily drain the loop by disconnecting the hose at the pump over a bowl.
#2 the rad. can be layed on the desk to bleed then set back up top for final position.

hydors are teh awesomeness, have yet to find a pump with it's power/longevity for the price.