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I use jubilee clips,not the best looking,but leak proof.

Enjoy them lower temps:rockout:
 
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Ok i got my water block installed on my mother board and installed in my case!!
Going to install my res next!!
Looks like ill be putting it in the back by the mother board!!
Heres a pic of the mother board installed with water block!!

 

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Looking good!
 
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I will also be installing these!!
Im not putting them in my water loop yet!!
Need to get some experence first!!
 
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Ok got my res installed!! It was pretty simple!!
Just lined it up like i wanted it and drilled the screws in!!
Also installed my graphics cards and run some of my wireing!!
Heres a pic!!
 
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I have started on the tubing now and everything seems to be going fine!!
Going to take a quick smoke break and ill be right back to finish up!!
Post some pics in a bit!!
 
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I have started on the tubing now and everything seems to be going fine!!
Going to take a quick smoke break and ill be right back to finish up!!
Post some pics in a bit!!
Smoke breaks are important.
 
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Yea got to have that smoke when your doing some detailed work
on something!!
Relieves the stress a bit!!
Got it all hooked up and filling it now!!
Will post a pic of it up and running in a few!!
 
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Yea got to have that smoke when your doing some detailed work
on something!!
Relieves the stress a bit!!
Got it all hooked up and filling it now!!
Will post a pic of it up and running in a few!!
Lets hope all goes well:toast: Its a fantastic feeling when you first see the water rushing through the tubing... I always enjoy that moment :)
 
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Ok its up and running!!
Havent seen any leaks so far!!
Shook it around a bit to make sure all of the air was out of the lines!!
All seems well!!:)
This pump must kick arse cause the water flow is moving very fast and i have it turned down on 2 out of 5!!
Heres a pic!!
 
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That looks very nice!
How exactly is your loop designed? Is it pump - rad - block - res -pump?
And that upper connection of the pump there... That looks like an unhealthy kink; or does it just look like that?
 
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Its pump - rad - block - res -pump..just like you thought!!
Is that the right way or should it go different?
Top of the pump looks fine to me..It doesnt seem to be restricting at all!!
 
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Its pump - rad - block - res -pump..just like you thought!!
Is that the right way or should it go different?
Top of the pump looks fine to me..It doesnt seem to be restricting at all!!
I'm not an expert in water cooling or thermic physics... but if the water goes to the rad first, then to the block, it heats up. If it then goes into the res, the water there heats up aswell, and... no wait, either way, the CPU should get colder water. I was just thinking too far again:laugh:
 
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Ok its up and running!!
Havent seen any leaks so far!!
Shook it around a bit to make sure all of the air was out of the lines!!
All seems well!!:)
This pump must kick arse cause the water flow is moving very fast and i have it turned down on 2 out of 5!!
Heres a pic!!
http://img.techpowerup.org/090522/IMG_0363.jpg
Nice :toast: - I took 4 months, you did it in a day or two! Granted, I modded the pump and cannabalised a Koolance system, modded a HAF 932 case, yada, yada, yada...

And as for turning the pump down, things will probably stabilize and you'll find yourself turning it up to full. Mine is almost dead silent.

I'm not an expert in water cooling or thermic physics... but if the water goes to the rad first, then to the block, it heats up. If it then goes into the res, the water there heats up aswell, and... no wait, either way, the CPU should get colder water. I was just thinking too far again:laugh:
Yea, he's pumping water to the rad (coldest), then to the CPU (hottest). Hell, in a closed system, I don't think it'd make a big diff either way though ;)
 
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I just checked my temps and they suck!!
E8600 @ 4.25 1.4 volts idle @ 48c and 65c @ load!!
Hell thats no better than my air cooler!!
Dont see any air in the lines and ive leaned it side ways to see if it had any in the block or rad and shook it on the way back up and no air came out!!
Then took the block off and checked the seal to the CPU and the paste was even on both sides!!
Reapplied new paste and remounted block and still have same temps!!
What could be wrong?
The water is flowing very well...I can see it in the res shooting up!!
Any ideas?
 
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Do a push pull if you can

Also watercooling starts to show when you start overclocking
 
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The pump is turned all the way up (my bad) it just looked that way!!
Dont know what it is...There are no kinks in my line and the flow looks good!!
 

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You may need a bigger rad for that quad.

I'm running my 4850 and my 6750 oc'd to 3.6ghz(1.41v) off a 120.2 and my temps are fine.
 

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#45
Its pump - rad - block - res -pump..just like you thought!!
Is that the right way or should it go different?
Top of the pump looks fine to me..It doesnt seem to be restricting at all!!
That is the correct way to do it.:)


I just checked my temps and they suck!!
E8600 @ 4.25 1.4 volts idle @ 48c and 65c @ load!!
Hell thats no better than my air cooler!!
Dont see any air in the lines and ive leaned it side ways to see if it had any in the block or rad and shook it on the way back up and no air came out!!
Then took the block off and checked the seal to the CPU and the paste was even on both sides!!
Reapplied new paste and remounted block and still have same temps!!
What could be wrong?
The water is flowing very well...I can see it in the res shooting up!!
Any ideas?
Take the block off and reseat it. Make sure your pump is actually running.

***The bend going to the top of your pump looks pretty restrictive to me.
 
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nice setup , good work
 
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Hey great setup man. I'm impressed that this is your first setup.

I agree about the bend on your tubing from your pump. Any bends in the tubing will restrict flow.
 
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Drained the loop and reversed the flow but my temps only went down 1c
Took the block off and checked...Seems to be making good contact!!
What could it be?
 

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#49
Whats your ambient temp Asylum?

Oh also...

I'm working on a watercooling loop myself. :)
 
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