CM Gainward Cooled

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April 5th 2007
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Key Features:
Intel CPU NVIDIA SLI Water-cooled
System Specs:
  • CM 831 Case, E6600 @ 3.2MHz, BFG 680i Mobo, E-Power Silent Engine 1000 Watt Tiger SLI Ready Modular PSU, 2 X 1024Mb OCZ PC2-8500 SLI-Ready, 320Gb Segate HDD, 80Gb WD HDD, 2 X Gainward 8800GTS 550mhz/880MHz Golden Sample 320Mb, Coolit Freezone CPU Cooler,
Performed Mods:
Thermalright HR-07 RAM heatpipes, 2 Bay Alphacool LCD, Koolance RP-1000 Pump+Res, 1 X Black Ice® GT Stealth 120 XFlow Radiator, 1 X Black Ice Micro2 2-pass Dual 80 mm Radiator, 2 X Koolance VID-280 GPU Water Blocks, manufacturing of aluminium covers for cable management Installed extra Black Ice® GT Stealth 120 XFlow Radiator as the 2-pass Dual 80mm Radiator was not coping alone with the heat output of the two 8800 GTS's. Loop currently arranged Pump+Res -> GPU 1 -> GPU 2 -> Dual 80mm Rad -> 120 XFlow Rad. The GPU 2 cops an extra 13'C rise as it is in series with GPU 1. Waiting on parts and will re-arrange loop to consist of Pump+Res -> GPU 1 -> Dual 80mm Rad -> GPU 2 -> 120 XFlow Rad to see if any benefit.
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16 Comments on CM Gainward Cooled

#1
Bossweed16pipes
Wow, super powerfull hardware with a top notch case, nice man :D

I liked the front lcd screen
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#3
Zalmann
Nice one mate, I've been waiting to see someone with a Coolit Freezone hybrid TEC/water cooling unit. So what's your opinion of it so far? Was it worth the amount you paid?
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#4
Dia01
Zalmann
Nice one mate, I've been waiting to see someone with a Coolit Freezone hybrid TEC/water cooling unit. So what's your opinion of it so far? Was it worth the amount you paid?
Well I've had the Freezone approx. 7 months and haven't looked back. Was it worth the money? By the time you set up a decent watercooling system it will be the same price if not more without the sub ambient results. I thought the thermo control module had buggered up, contacted Coolit and they sent a replacement for free no questions asked, then discovered one of the resistors was shorting out on the case. I now have two perfectly good controllers! :)
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#5
Zalmann
Dia01
Well I've had the Freezone approx. 7 months and haven't looked back. Was it worth the money? By the time you set up a decent watercooling system it will be the same price if not more without the sub ambient results. I thought the thermo control module had buggered up, contacted Coolit and they sent a replacement for free no questions asked, then discovered one of the resistors was shorting out on the case. I now have two perfectly good controllers! :)
Sounds like good service, where abouts is Aust did you buy it from?
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#6
Dia01
Zalmann
Sounds like good service, where abouts is Aust did you buy it from?
Online at Performance PC's, shipped from oversea's as Aust didn't have any at the time.
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#8
technicks
Very nice setup. I give it a 9.
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#9
jcGriff
Very Nice!

A great assembly. Almost looks surgically clean. You have me seriously considering breaking down my water in favor of TEC. I build some pretty flashy systems because thats what most customers ask for, but nothing is classier than the look of clean shiny steel. Very nice mate!
9/10. No computer is perfect, but yours sure comes close.


Check out my latest build : http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/667
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#10
regan1985
very nice system and case, put it together well id give you 8/10
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#11
0V3CHKiN
For the CoolIT Freezone, do you have to use the included fan? I read that it was a 92mm. Can you use a 120mm?

This is an almost perfect machine. I'm so getting the Stacker for my next setup. 9/10 from me.
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#12
Dia01
0V3CHKiN
For the CoolIT Freezone, do you have to use the included fan? I read that it was a 92mm. Can you use a 120mm?

This is an almost perfect machine. I'm so getting the Stacker for my next setup. 9/10 from me.
You can purchase a 92mm-120mm adapter and mount a 120mm fan but I have chosen to stick with the stock 92mm fan. Check out HeavyH20's rig with an adapter installed.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/633
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#13
jcmarfilph
8/10 here for that Cooling mods..

Nice stuffs...

Check mine too
thanks!
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#14
aximbigfan
10,10...

love the case,
greats specs,
nice and clean

chris
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#15
pead929
Nice build, but you should have put some GTX's in there :)
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#16
kwchang007
nice set up, very powerful. gtx's would've been better, but the two gts are the same as one gtx, so i can see why you got gts's. very nice 9 out of 10.
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