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CIVATO's LIAN-LI H2O Q(uiet) G(aming) R(ig)
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
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Default CIVATO's LIAN-LI H2O Q(uiet) G(aming) R(ig) - 05-08-2010, 20:29 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

I have limited space to put my pc. The space I have is 64.4cm (H) x 27 (W) x 64 (D).
I could fit in a big case but I wanted to do something special.
It had to be QUIET and COOL.

So this is my first CPU / GPU watercooling build.

What did I buy?

The case Lian Li PC-7FNW.

CPU:
Swiftech Apogee XT for CPU Core i7.

GPU'S (GTX280 in sli)
Swiftech MCW60-R Universal
Swiftech MCW60 GT200 adapter kit
Swiftech GTX200 Heatsink GTX200-HS

Reservoir:
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev2 Reservoir

Pump + Top:
Laing D5-MCP655 12V - 1/2
Bitspower D5/MCP655 Top - Acetal

Radiator + stand:
2x TFC Xchanger 360 Triple
2x Radiator Stand 360 - Black

Tube: Feser Tube UV - HighFlow - 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD - RED

Fan controller + Fans +Grill:
Lian Li PT-FN04 BLACK
Cooler Master 120MM R4-L2R-20AC-GP 2000RPM + 120MM Noise Absorber - TFC Xvibe - Black
120MM Fan Grill LaserCut Biohazard

Fittings , fillport , clamps and springs: from Koolance , Bitspower and EK

Cooling water : Feser Aqua - Ultra Pure Water + Feser VSC - Heat Carrier 500ML

Sleeve kit:PrimoChill Flexsleeve Kit UV RED

Thermosensor: Thermosensor G1/4 met Display (blauw)

Light :Cold Cathode Twinset UV - 10cm (is not installed , still waiting for it)


For system specs look at my signature.

Here are some pic.

My case , naked and putting noise absorbing carpet in



Putting the reservoir



My GTX 280's




The pump


TO BE CONTINUED.....
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-08-2010, 20:52 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

Installing my Radiators




The result:






Hope you liked it , when the UV lights arrive i put them in and the red tubing will get allot cooler , I will post a pic. then

I also had to put a 40mm fan on the IOH (x58 chipset) because now with no fans in the case it got hot, now 57C

MY temps:

CPU Cores 35C - 38C. load= 57C

GPU's 38C in Idle , 100% Load (Furmark , 3D Mark Vantage) 45C-49C , AMAZING!!!!!! For 2x GTX 280.

They use to be 85C on 100% load

AND THIS SYSTEM IS SO QUIET , the fans turn at 7V at 1000RPM with the Fan controller.

Total cost for the watercooling : About 1300 Euro's , all stuff was bought here http://www.highflow.nl/
   
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PSU: CoolerMaster M850 modular
Default 05-08-2010, 22:30 | posts: 2,334 | Location: Malaysia / Russia

looking good man.
   
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Default 05-08-2010, 23:47 | posts: 2,767 | Location: Belgium

Looks clear.
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 00:37 | posts: 654 | Location: Ontario, Canada

Great stuff. Nice setup.

On what speed, vcore are you getting 57C? 3DM Vatange?
cause those are quite low temp. thanks
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 03:30 | posts: 1,409 | Location: Venezuela

wow sir thats rig is hot.. !
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 04:11 | posts: 3,853 | Location: MI, USA

Thats a smart idea to have the rads and res on top! Like it a lot.
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 09:12 | posts: 11,191 | Location: Finland

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At the left, is that quick release for fillport ?

I hope that it's secured some way, would not be nice of something hit that accidentally, you drop book to it or anything.

Other than that, looks very good. Been looking for a case to fit dual 120.3 rad's without modding, it's damn hard to find one. Perhaps need to make similar place for two rads at the top of the case.
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 09:41 | posts: 6,555 | Location: Portland, Oregon

July rig of the month!

Its hard to tell from the pictures, but what direction are the fans blowing on the rads? Outward < > or one direction < < ?
   
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PSU: CoolerMaster M850 modular
Default 05-09-2010, 10:59 | posts: 2,334 | Location: Malaysia / Russia

yeah probably rig of the month.. i like the clean look, well organized.
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 14:05 | posts: 2,332 | Location: Scotland

Nice idea, creative thinking
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 14:21 | posts: 289

nice work civato,keep up the good work
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-09-2010, 15:40 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

THX Cyrax , will do , keep building stuff is my new hobby , this is my first real build from the bottom to top.

THX to all for the respons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great stuff. Nice setup.

On what speed, vcore are you getting 57C? 3DM Vatange?
cause those are quite low temp. thanks
Well i got a little carried away , it's not 57C it's 61C in 3DMark vantage
1.40V on the core i7 940.

Now with the swiftech Apogee XT and MX3 cooling paste with those 2 360 rads it performance beyond my dreams. And this with 2 GTX 280 in the same loop.
It keeps amazing me.

These are my temps and voltage during 3DMark Vantage , look at my GTX 280's
Cpu voltage = I use EIST (notice the min and max value) because i don't want to use energy when it's not needed ,I know this effects my overclock , with EIST enabled this is as high I can get. 4084MHz. 100% the vCore is 1.40V.



This is thanks to the people of HIGHFLOW.nl for helping me with all my questions regarding a good watercooling setup.

Last edited by civato; 05-09-2010 at 16:37.
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
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Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-09-2010, 15:45 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

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July rig of the month!

Its hard to tell from the pictures, but what direction are the fans blowing on the rads? Outward < > or one direction < < ?
From the inside thru the Rads , so they push the air thru the Rads.

I could only setup the fans this way because if I put them on the outside the radiators would become to close to each other so there was no more room to place the fittings and tube.
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-09-2010, 15:54 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

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At the left, is that quick release for fillport ?

I hope that it's secured some way, would not be nice of something hit that accidentally, you drop book to it or anything.

Other than that, looks very good. Been looking for a case to fit dual 120.3 rad's without modding, it's damn hard to find one. Perhaps need to make similar place for two rads at the top of the case.
The fillport is on top of the case .
It is a quick release(inside the case , nothing can drop on it there and it is well secured) so i could disconnect all my stuff (cpu , gpu waterblocks) without dreaning the whole system.
There was a second one on the pump (between pump and cpu) but the rubber washer was missing so i need to get me a new one.

On the bottom of the black tubing outside the case you see a tap so i could drain my system there , outside my case.

I wanted to see my rads and I like my LIAN LI case , I did alot of thinking on how to do and it work out just fine.

Last edited by civato; 05-09-2010 at 16:00.
   
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Default 05-09-2010, 16:07 | posts: 1,395 | Location: Michigan

Very nice rig civato.
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-10-2010, 16:17 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

New benchmark results on the H2O cooling.

Room Temp 23C
Settings= Core i7 940 @ 4153 MHz ( 1.43V) MAX load temp on cores is 65C
2x GTX 280's in SLI = 774 MHz core / 1582 MHz shader /1296 MHz memory (1.262V) Max load temp is 47C

3DMark Vantage : P 29250



Cinebench 10 : 23250


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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-11-2010, 16:15 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

Added UV light.


   
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Default 05-11-2010, 17:09 | posts: 2,332 | Location: Scotland

Nice one bud, UV is great.
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-12-2010, 08:42 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

Thanks , had mod the damn thing , power cable was to short , but everything working great now.
   
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Default 05-14-2010, 05:36 | posts: 2,323 | Location: AUSTRALIA

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New benchmark results on the H2O cooling.

Room Temp 23C
Settings= Core i7 940 @ 4153 MHz ( 1.43V) MAX load temp on cores is 65C
2x GTX 280's in SLI = 774 MHz core / 1582 MHz shader /1296 MHz memory (1.262V) Max load temp is 47C

3DMark Vantage : P 29250



Cinebench 10 : 23250



Something is funny with your Vantage cpu score @ 4.1ghz the score of 53396 is just way too high.
   
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Videocard: 2xGTX570 sli on H2O EK
Processor: core i7 940@4153MHz H2O
Mainboard: MSI Eclipse SLI x58
Memory: ddr3 12GB@1800 Dominator
Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme audio
PSU: 1000w Corsair
Default 05-14-2010, 11:31 | posts: 919 | Location: Look behind you , BOE!!!

Physx enabled on the gpu's , call it the advantage of NVIDIA gpu's , that's why.
I will do a run without physx on the GPU's so you can see the difference.

New oc on cpu 4.2GHz
No PHYSX



PHYSX ON




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