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Cooling Pete's Watercooling log/how-to. UPDATE: UPGRADES!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloody_Pete, 10 Jan 2011.

  1. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    I really need to get my water cooling rig back together, air cooling just doesn't cut it for me. Keep up the good work Pete. Glad you are making me going back to water cooling.
     
  2. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    Pete, I'm thinking of having a go at water cooling after looking at this! :D What is the Xigmatec like to work with?
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

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    Fairly good,very spacious :) the only realy cons are the reinforing strips behind the HDD mounts and the reinforcing strips on the front pannel. And how damn tight they tighten all of the screws!!!
     
  4. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Pete :thumb:

    Do you think you could fit another rad in there by removing some of the hd enclosures at the bottom of the case?
     
  5. Buck_Rogers25

    Buck_Rogers25 What's a Dremel?

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    *sniffs* I miss tygon *sniffs*

    So bloody expensive now though. Looks great so far mate.
     
  6. Bloody_Pete

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    You could fit a 240mm rad, but you'd have to drill a fan hole. Personally I'm put it upright in the 5.25" bays though. Why would you need that much cooling anyway?


    My Tygon tubing is now for sale...
     
  7. DarthBane

    DarthBane What's a Dremel?

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    I probably won't tbh! But planning ahead i may go SLI and then move the GPU's onto a seperate loop.

    do you think that would be excessive?

    On a side note whilst i have your attention!:) can you recommend any other cases for watercooling?
     
  8. Bloody_Pete

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    Depends on your budget and your coling needs...
     
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  9. Buck_Rogers25

    Buck_Rogers25 What's a Dremel?

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    Mate if your Tygon really is for sale, PM me with the details :).

    Bought a load of this UV Blue PVC stuff for 83p a metre and it's perfectly usable, but god do I miss the Tygon. Dug some old stuff out and cleared it up for a few bits on my current build, just so I have a piece of hose I can squeeze to bleed easily.

    Oh and there's no such things as too much cooling.

    [​IMG]

    :dremel:
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

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    Check my forsale thread in the marketplace :)

    And there is, as if your cooling a 2500k and a 560TI, a 360mm will be more than enough...
     
  11. Buck_Rogers25

    Buck_Rogers25 What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers, I'll have a look.

    Aye I know, but I'm a bit of a passive freak. That rads the aquacomputer 1800, meant for 12 x 120 fans, but I run it with none. Not superb temps but silence is more important for me. Got two 360s, one of which will be going on a Q6600 + 2x 8800 GTXs I'll be doing soon as a replacement HTPC box, that's definetly going to need fans :).
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

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    My machine is practically silent, my GF's xbox 360 makes way more noise...
     
  13. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    Any ideas for a i5 2500k with gtx 580 in SLI

    Will a single 360 RAD work or should I go dual loop ?
     
  14. Bloody_Pete

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    I'd say a RX360 will work with some good fans :) Whack it on one loop with a D5 for high flow and you'll be sorted :)
     
  15. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    what if i go 3 way sli ?? just turn the fans up or hang a 360 off the back ?
     
  16. Bloody_Pete

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    What case are you using?
     
  17. donok

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    nothing as of yet. believe my mate wants it all in a corsair 700D
     
  18. DarthBane

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    That was my thought exactly!:clap:

    Now i just need to save up for 6 months :waah:
     
  19. Bloody_Pete

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    Oooh I know one guy on here runs 3 580's off a RX360 with good temps in a 800D, and he's looking to add another rad for CPU, which is a pain for those cases. I'd personally say a RX360 and a RX240 just to be sure, but it's going to be a squeeze + modding in a 700D
     
  20. Bloody_Pete

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    There is when you spend too much money...
     

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