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Cooling AC gear has arrived! :: my new aquacomputer WC rig

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by squeck, 22 Jun 2005.

  1. squeck

    squeck Lurker

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    The last few days have been a little warm to say the least and i've been having yet more temp problems with my damn Prescott P4 :wallbash: (random restarts etc.)

    So I've just placed an order for a full Aqua Computer watercooling setup for the PC in my sig, and knowing how much people on bit-tech like AC gear i thought i'd just share with you all what i've bought :D

    For the CPU block i have the Cuplex XT:

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    Then the Twinplex Chipset block:

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    The Aquagratix FX 6600 GPU block:

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    This will be cooled with the Evo 360 radiator which will be holding 3 x 120mm Papst silent fans:

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    And the reservoir and pump will all be nicely hidden away with AC's Aquabay:

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    Thanks to the guys at leftclicks.co.uk for all the help they gave me making sure i had all of the right connectors and stuff... :thumb:

    Grand Total is just under £500 :eeek:

    I'll post some more pics once i've got it all installed :D
     
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  2. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    slobber. AC stuff is very nice!

    I've been wanting to wc for a bit and if I were ever to get my ar*e out of neutral, AC stuff is what I'd get. It just looks the bees knees. That CPU block just looks sooo.. nice!
     
  4. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    £500?! :jawdrop: Even for AC that seems expensive.
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Look at the size of that rad... if you had heat problems before, that definitely will take care of that! :thumb:
     
  6. Headspark

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    would you guys recomend AC over DD stuff then??
     
  7. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    depends on what you are looking for. AC is mainly small diameter tubing and DD for larger tubing. Personally I use a 1/2" tubing so i go for DD and a Dtek WW. AC is really nice equipment tho.
     
  8. jjsyht

    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    .. and if they used 1/2"? Still DD?
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Moot point, as they don't. Personally I like the engineering and look of AC stuff, but DD makes pretty good stuff too. It's all a bit six-of-one, half-a-dozen-of-the-other.
     
  10. Rekarp

    Rekarp What's a Dremel?

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    sry for the thread hyjack//

    yah i would recomended DD. It really depends on your preference and budget. I really like my Dtek WW but if i had the money i would buy a G4/5 waterblock. I have falled to mention Swiftech who also make great blocks.

    on topic... hurry up i want to see it in the case :D
     
  11. squeck

    squeck Lurker

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    hehe, unfortunately i have the coolermaster cavalier case :sigh: which some of you may have seen pics of - it has the no tool fixings which means slidey beige plastic inside rather than smooth metal :waah: i'm sure that AC gear will look pretty nice when it arrives (fri), but when in my case - sudden non coolness :grr: hopefully when i get more money again (blown all my money on AC gear) i'll get a new case :D

    the kit started as £250 then £350 then it turned out as £500 not sure what happened! :duh:

    as far as DD vs AC gear - not much difference as far as performace goes (i think) but imho AC gear looks quite shiny and has smaller diameter tubing so the case should look less cluttered :naughty:

    and yeah nexxo i don't think i'll be having any temp probs any more ;) i've bought the external mounts for the rad so it'll be mounted on top of my case, hopefully i should be able to turn off at least one of the fans overnight so it shouldn't disturb my sleep ;)
     
  12. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    For that money I could get a phase change unit here in the states. The AC stuff tho looks realy nice, I just prefer my large tubing and high flow rates over looks, and not to mention price.
     
  13. Top Nurse

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    I think I have about $1500 USD in my AC system, but those Silver blocks are a bit pricey. :naughty:
     
  14. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    What componants do you run in your loop TN? I'd also like to see a pic or two if you have any.
     
  15. squeck

    squeck Lurker

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    well i was thinking about a phase change system and tbh a vapochill sysem would only have cost about £20 more but as i said i was only planning on spending £250 - £300 to start with :duh: (also i was a bit afraid of getting the phase change system wrong...).

    i prob won't overclock my system much (which is what i would have done with a phase change setup) the main reason for me buying all the equipment is system stability - i've had quite a few temp problems with this prescott processor :grr:

    it should all be delivered tomorrow - can't wait! :D
     
  16. Fibbles

    Fibbles What's a Dremel?

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    My little bore system should be worth around 250 EUR. My collected stuff on the other hand... :eyebrow:
     
  17. squeck

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    Well it all arrived this morning so here it is:

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    here's the 3 waterblocks:

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    and the radiator with the 3 papst fans and the grille :D

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    just starting to put it all together so i'll post a few more pics later :dremel:
     
  18. kaotic504

    kaotic504 What's a Dremel?

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    that's just disgustingly sick. i hate you. just kidding, i WISH i had all that gear.
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    OK, stop!

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    This watercooling gear has been rated Too Juicy for general audience viewing.
     
  20. MegadetHCl

    MegadetHCl What's a Dremel?

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    One thing I always keep wondering is why so few people use dust filters on their rads? Yes, it looks very pretty now and cools great, but unless your computer resides in a meticulously maintained clean room, after 6 months the performance will suffer greatly.
     
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