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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Fitseries3, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Bytor

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    Well the first top that cracked on me that I found on friday may have been from over tightening, but today I looked under my system and found a puddle of coolent coming from the second pump. After removing the pump and top I found a small crack away from any screw hole in a solid part of the top. These new OCLabs tops are not mach. but molded and are very thin walled. The XSPC tops and the like are mach. from thick stock.

    You can say what ya like about plexi, but I will never use it in any of my blocks or pumps again.
     
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    old thread revival :p

    here's mine:

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    Mobo/Ram has changed since the pic was taken though :)
     
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    Can't see your pics JarMan :confused:
     
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    ah sorry, there they are above :) guess rapidshare wont let the images be linked directly :) fairly neat wouldnt you say?? for the amount of hardware in there :) 1x pa120.2, 1x360 gts stealth, 2x laing DDC pumps, 1/2" pipe.
     
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    lookin good!

    got any more pix?

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    i does look a little "tangled" if you ask me. try to make the res visible.
     
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    hes got quite a bit of stuff stuffed in there, its not bad but shurely with more time spent on it could prolly look better ;)

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    PEOPLE... please post more pics of your systems.
     
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    as you requested

    still not back together yet should be back up next week if i get my order on time

    you get the idea

    <check out my post count! "1337" :laugh:

    you can view more pix and even vote if ya like @ http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1341.html

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    hi can any one advise me on a good external water cooling kit?

    thanks
     
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    people will probably slate me to the hills for saying this, but the koolance EXOS (and i actually have one and use it) is really good. I put a LAING DDC 10w in series with it and it cooled a quad core 3.8GHz and an 8800gtx. It was pushing it a little...but the damn thing managed it! ill post some more pics of my pc too.
     
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    koolance exos or corsair nautica are viable units. i wouldn't put anything other than a CPU on the loop though.
     
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    the original koolance exos honestly handled the OC'd quad and the 8800gtx in the same loop. (had an extra pump in-line though)
     
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    pumps dont mean squat, its the rad/s that dissipates the heat

    as long as you get/got between 1-1.5GPM flow youre good ;)

    why must it be external?

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    Here's a suggestion, just put together a custom kit, and shroud and mount the rad on a radbox.
     
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    perfect! that's what i was thinking.
     
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    fits you got any extra tubing and coolant?
     
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    i use distilled water. tygon/clearflex is expensive. PTS is best to get it at.
     
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    i ask cuz im trying to figure somethng out for you

    +1 on PTS! alex and quoc are TOP NOTCH!

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    what's your idea? im open to listen.
     
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    what about a corsair Nautilus500
     
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    Neither will do nearly as well as custom.
     
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