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3930k/7979 watercooled build complete

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 1Shakal, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. 1Shakal

    1Shakal Member Guru

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    3930k/7970 watercooled build complete

    What's going guru's! After asking you guys many questions thanks to you guys i have finally completed my 1st watercooled build.

    Specs:

    Corsair 650D Obsidian
    Asus Sabertooth x79 Motherboard
    Intel Core i7 3930k OC'ed to 4.8GHz at 1.35v
    AMD Radeon HD 7970
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1833 RAM
    XFX PRO 850W XXX Edition PSU
    OCz 120GB Vertex 3 SSD boot drive
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
    Creative Labs T20 Series Speakers
    Logitech G500 Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder x6 keyboard
    and some case lights

    Water Cooling(still waiting for it to come in)
    XS-PC RS360 Radiator
    XS-PC 5.25 Dual Bay Res
    XS-PC Raystorm CPU Block
    Swifttech MCP655 Pump
    PrimoChill Clear Tubing
    Mayhems Aurora Tharsis
    VGA:
    Swiftech Komodo HD 7979 Full Water Block
    Black Ice GT 240 Red Radiator

    First some benchmark score -
    3d Mark Vantage
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4258923

    3d Mark 11

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4221313

    And here is bunch of shots of some progress as well as complete product!


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    This was my first version of the setup using the XSPC x2o pump/reservoir combo and i didnt like the temps so i switched to the swiftech 655 and the results were quiet a bit better but i used the mayhems aurora for a fairly complicated loop so right now temps can be a bit better but will suffice for now.
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    Had to buy a cooler just so i can test the equipment before installing it all :mad:

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    ahh the mess! I ran into to few and was stuck for a few hours turns out my hdmi cable was giving ground somehow and it would not turn on :confused:

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    The video card w/o cover and heatsink i was really sketch when holding at all i was too scared to break anything as it seemed so fragile
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  2. 1Shakal

    1Shakal Member Guru

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    Continued

    The block already comes with all thermal pads preinstalled so all you have do is is apply thermal paste and assemble

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    Leak Testing

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    At first i had no leaks but after moving some stuff around i had a big leak under the reservoir. Danger Den res will not fit 2 3/4 od compression fittings so i had to use barbs with clips. After moving my rad a little one came undone and water was spraying pretty good :/ Good thing it was at the bottom and i stopped it quickly.

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    Also i dont know what it is but the tubing looks a but cloudy but the Mayhems Aurora looks way too awesome in the res!!


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    Pics dont really do justice though this stuff looks so much bter in person!
     
  3. Aioras

    Aioras Master Guru

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    The rig looks so far so good but... Your double radiator at the bottom might be loosing much performance because is not taking fresh air from the outside of the case?

    Dont get me wrong, the place you use for it is not bad at all but consider to make a couple of holes on the panel so you could improove the cooling of your loop.

    See ya!
     
  4. 1Shakal

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    i was thinking of getting a full side window and cutting out a piece for double radiator. but i haven't looked in on how it's done yet.
     

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    I want that cup!
     
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