TJ07 Dual Loop SLI Project!

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by MikeMK, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Roger_D25

    Roger_D25 Ancient Guru

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    Barbs and Operating Systems?

    I hate to mess up Mikes thread proving you wrong so I decided to send PM instead, lol! Just kidding around but just last night I tried installing G1/4" metal barbs (purchased from frozencpu) onto my Swiftech MCW-30 chipset block but the Swiftech threads seem larger because the metal barbs didn't really "catch" into the threads correclty? On the other hand I've been able to install the nylon Swiftech barbs into my native G1/4" blocks with no problems? So although they will "fit" I certainly wouldn't feel confident using it because of leaks!

    With that all said I've got some other questions to run by you John, hopefullly you have some time to reply? It is in regards to Operating Systems and WinXP Pro 64-bit and Win Server 2003 64-bit. Do you happen to know anything about them? I ask because I've talked with some hardcore benchers/overclockers at XS who swear that those 2x Operating Systems are far more stable and give better performance than WinXP 32-bit despite the driver issues/or lack of driver support for 64-bit system. Does that make any sense to you or is it all BS?

    Last but not least do you know if it's still possible to get either of those operating sytems anymore? I went to Microsoft's website but didn't have much luck figureing out how/where to get them? Thanks for your help John and sorry to ask such a long question!

    Roger
     
  2. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Hey guys... getting real close to completion now! Both loops are complete:

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  3. Roger_D25

    Roger_D25 Ancient Guru

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    I'm amazed at how much more work is needed when adding a second loop, crazy! Do you have any idea how many ft/yds or tubing you ended up using Mike? So are you ready to start add water to the loop are is there more to get done first (how much longer before your actually fire it up)?
     
  4. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Well Roger, they're supposed to fit, so you have nothing to fear. Don't your metal barbs also have rubber gaskets to prevent leaks? If you indeed have G1/4", I would have no second thoughts using them.

    As for the OS thing I have to disappoint you - I don't really have any idea. I know benchers have sworn to the Server OS' for many years, and I don't doubt them when they say they are able to get better performance out of it. But I'm not sure if it's worth it for normal usage... XP 64 is as far as I know a very well functioning OS by now. Driver support for 64bit is apparently not a problem any more. I haven't tried it as I primarly use Vista x64 for day to day usage, but my mate is using it, and he has had no problems with it.

    I would think atleast XP64 should still be available in retail, but I don't know as I use alternative sources to obtain operating systems...
     

  5. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    I think there is around 14ft of tubing in there... which is a hell of alot. Largely because of having to run tubing down the length of the rads before going up to the blocks.

    In terms of firing it up... i gotta just wire everything up, fill and test and then its done! :)
     
  6. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Hey Mike, do you only have room for one HDD now? Or are you able to squeeze more drives in there?
     
  7. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    John - I have 2 HDD's in there... above the HDD racks there was enough space for another drive, so I drilled some additional holes up there so I could mount a drive. Concequently im selling my 3 drives, and getting 2 larger ones - Segate 7200.11 500gb ones - so I have 1TB of storage.

    I know your hunger for storage space ;) but 1TB is plenty for me! LOL!
     
  8. otaku

    otaku Ancient Guru

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    actualy looks very tidy to say you have two full loops in there. only amatures put the rad out side the case (sorry anyone has has the rad outside the case lol)
     
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    @Roger: I would be willing to bet those tube coils would fit on 3/4" OD :).
     
  10. MikeMK

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    They do them in different sizes, and you can get them for 3/4" OD tubing, but, in the UK at least they are extremely difficult to find. Certainly a good idea if you can get your hands on em though.
     

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    looking at this makes me want to go back to water cooling lol
     
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    John Ancient Guru

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    The 5/8" OD coils fit fine on 3/4" OD tubing. I've tried it myself once.
     
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    Ahh... cool, i didnt realise that. The 5/8" OD is easier to get hold of!
     
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    Hey John, Have fun if you need to take one of the gpu's out or if your mobo fries MWAHHHHAHAHAHA, lol, just kidding, but that would be a trip and a half.
     
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    yeah, thats what i hate about watercooling. something goes wrong its just another project. =/
     

  16. Roger_D25

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    Thanks for the info John, much apprecaited! Also guys thanks for verifying that the tubing coils will indeed work on 3/4" OD tubing! Like Mike said, even here in the States the 3/4" OD coils are hard to comeby and even if places do have them their always sold out! Can't wait Mike to see the finished project, I don't think I only speak for myself either! I bet its up and running as we speak?
     
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    Not yet... the wiring was taking forever last night, and i had to give up for the night. Just about to get started tonight. Hopefully will get it filled and leaktested before the evenings over :)
     
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    i was just thinkin how i will never use it again. its too exspensive for the performance gains and takes too much time to clean out and add new tubes ect. the only way i found to totaly clean out the fins of a rad is to put the shower through it (off the loop of course ;) ) wich takes hours of work on its own. the best part is of course building the thing the first time after the tenth time i dont want to know.
     
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    Watercooling is about more than the results, atleast in my opinion. It becomes like a hobby within a hobby, and you end up spending silly amounts of time and money to shave off those last 2c. It's never done and you always hunt for new ways of improving the loop. In my opinion it's all worth it, because it's so much fun. And of course, you also get a very cool running PC at very low noise levels. Lovely :)
     
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    I could not have said it any better myself!
     

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