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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Guest-56605, 27 Aug 2010.

  1. gcwebbyuk

    gcwebbyuk Dib Dabbler

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    I forgot to ask - did you try out the GTX460s before water cooling them?

    I would have been interested to see how much of an improvement having 2 is over the one...

    Not that I am thinking of spending more cash of course!
     
  2. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    let's rock and roll
    YOYOtech are pretty good at that every time if I have had a problem they swop the same day
     
  3. iceboi714

    iceboi714 What's a Dremel?

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    Not a fan of those crystal ends....I have a tendency to over-tighten and the last 2 ended up cracking and leaked...:sigh:
     
  4. gcwebbyuk

    gcwebbyuk Dib Dabbler

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    Damn it could have given me added "oomph" when persuading the wife I "need" another lol.

    I am shocked at the power of the card though in the Heaven Benchmark.

    I didnt need the card in the first place, I was road testing CUDA with Premiere and Photoshop for work who do a lot of video editing and encoding, so it was a good excuse for an upgrade.

    I havent really played any games that have shown much difference yet - but then at the moment I am only playing Supreme Commander II which ran fine maxed out on the 5770.
     
  5. Matticus

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    Looking epic.

    Maybe now its time to stop buying components and TJ07's(!) and buy a DSLR so we can all appreciate this fine looking machine in all its glory :D

    Edit: Also, stop breaking motherboards! lol
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    WoooHooo Q's alive:D:rock::clap:

    I thought that this was going to be a typical sli water cooled install with pipe work going all over the place, but that is a clean as a whistle. Well done Paul give yourself a big pat on the back mate. After all the agro it's come out well tidy. Nice one mate:thumb: I'll have to pull my finger out and start on that front panel now.
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    quality controls off to battersea dogs home with a size 10 up his arse if he eats anything else
     
  8. Xonar

    Xonar What's a Dremel?

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    Looking awesome dude, you must be relieved to finally have it finished after all the hassle.

    Can't wait to see some OC results and benchies :thumb:
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    All nicely packed in, nice build mate :thumb:.
    One question about fittings like that, I'll forever be a water cooling n00b unless I ask :D, how much of a PITA is it to change hardware once water is running through it all, I can only imagine it's a bit of a nightmare or am I wrong & it's relatively easy.

    I have tried water cooling in the past with an mcp355 pump, tripple thermalchill rad & anodised aluminium res with screw tight hose clips & 1/2" tygon tubing once, 3 or 4 years ago. Just couldn't relax worrying about a surprise leak so when I dissasembled it was tricky to not spill any water inside the case, managed it through being careful, but still compared to air cooling it can be disastrous for components if you don't fully know what to do like me, didn't damage any hardware but felt like I was on the edge of doing so :eeek:, honestly found it a pretty scary experience because I wouldn't have been able to buy new components at the time.
     
  10. gcwebbyuk

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    Looking good dude.
     
  11. gcwebbyuk

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    Very nice - but pink!!!!
     
  12. gcwebbyuk

    gcwebbyuk Dib Dabbler

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    Did you get your side panel in the end? If so - any pics of it lit up with the side panel on?

    Mine looks pretty smart with some blue cathode's :)
     
  13. gcwebbyuk

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    ooooh a custom panel eh - not the easy route like I took lol
     
  14. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    Was loving it till I saw the pink LOL
     
  15. Razarach

    Razarach Minimodder

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    nice build ;)
     
  16. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Looks good mate, I'm glad all the pain with the m/b's is behind you.

    Looking forward to Jeff's modification of the side panel...
     
  17. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    LOL point taken. But would look even better with dark blue tubing and a damn sight better than I would have done. Looks damn good
     
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  18. Matticus

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    Got your PM while I was at work, its quite easy to browse the text only parts of the forums on occasions but I didn't want to risk looking at project logs! But I was ever so tempted...

    These pictures are much better in daylight. I have to say I LOVE that pink colour, it reminds me of pink grapefruit juice lol.

    Coolermaster really have done a great job on the cm690 II, so much cooling potential in a relatively small box (compared to the likes of 800D's etc). You have done an even greater job of utilising that space and creating a seriously mean but still very clean machine!
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    ^^ Agreed :)
    Thanks for the congrats & info 23RO :), I don't think bitspower compression fittings were around back when I tried, they really do compliment water cooling adding a quality touch of awesomeness, feel like I've conquered air cooling for performance/noise ratio so it seems the right time to step up to have a dabble with water :).

    Is it necessary to take it all apart to check for corrosion every so often or is it safe to fill with distilled water with added anti this & that properties to be able to just leave it running, the more I know the more comfortable I'd be with water cooling :).
     
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  20. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I bet that floro pinks going to glow a bit mate.:jawdrop:
     

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