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Need some opinions on my water cooled CPU setup
Dasa 
29/8/08 2:31:07 PM
Hero
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id probably go swiftech 3x120 rad $89 over the 2x120 thermochill ~$150 if you have the space for it if not then the thermochill is probably the most efficient rad of its size

unless something is seriously wrong that should get you load temps well under the true
have you considered adding gpu block to the loop?

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Storm G5 e6600@3.4 1.47v 2x1g 8800gt 1g 1.35v 850c 2100m pcp&c 510w CM Stacker Dell 24" 2405fpw Z-680
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mark84 
29/8/08 8:28:22 PM
Hero
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I'll see how this setup goes first. If all goes well then I'll look at putting the 4870X2 (when it arrives next week) and my 4870 into the loop. But I'm more likely to just leave it at that, I've rebuilt this system 4 times now and I'm at the stage where I just want to set it up and start using it. Plus there's the annoyance of taking the loop apart again fitting blocks, tubing it all up etc. I'll see what happens.

You're going to do water cooling for a 4870X2 soon too aren't you dasa? If so I'll wait and see if it helps with OCing much.

Bolter didn't say what his load temps were though so I'm not sure if the PA120.2 can handle the 3x gpus as well.

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Dasa 
29/8/08 10:50:11 PM
Hero
Titan


id say you will be back to high temps rather quick if you try to run 3 gpus and a quad from a 2x120 rad unless you use 220cfm deltas... man they can move some air just a shame they are loud even if they are on the other side of a brick wall outside you can still hear them from the other end of the house

im hoping to put my old swiftech mcw60 on it since they are releasing a mount kit to make it bolt on and i may give the new revision a go on the other core apparently its a bit more like the new swiftech cpu block

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Bolter01 
30/8/08 1:14:35 PM
Initiate

Just playing games for a couple of hours,

Q6600@ 3.2Ghz - 7c above ambient
Both 4870's - 10c above ambient

So just a couple of degree's difference so far. I will have to push it harder for longer, I really am amazed how Fking chilly this thing is
I know what u mean about "just set it up and start using it"... far out! the time spent building & tweaking has far exceeded any use of the system...YET
I will be interested to hear how the whole water loop goes, especially if you include a 4870 & 4870X2!
reckon you'd want at least a 3xfan rad

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Q6600 | GAX48 DQ6 | Dominator 8500-4096Mb | 2x 4870 Crossfire | ToughPower 1000W | Vista 64 | Swiftech GTX & MCP655, Koolance VID-487, ThermoChill 120.3-UltraKaze 2000 |
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Dasa 
31/8/08 10:22:04 PM
Hero
Titan


you may be interested in these GTZ reviews and they show roughly what temps to expect
q9450 @3.5 1.28v http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=198681
q6600 @3.6ghz 1.47v http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=199636

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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1080547.jpg

mark84 
5/9/08 3:49:59 PM
Hero
Guru


Ok got all my bits yesterday, will be starting the rebuild of my PC tonight. Will post some photos then.

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s1a 
6/9/08 10:02:14 PM
Serf
don't have your radiation sitting horizontal, usually rads can't get good air flow.
vertical with fan intake from outside air is ideal. you need cool / ambient air to get max result out of any rads.

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mark84 
7/9/08 8:34:34 PM
Hero
Guru


Yeah I realise that ambient is better than case air s1a, my new setup is a lot better now.

Did the upgrade over yesterday and today and it's worked out well! :D

Some pics:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/wcparts-1.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/1202radgtz.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/fansmountedonrad.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/themoneyshot.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/setupcomplete.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/erad84/insidecase.jpg

Temps are drastically better, to the point where when I booted it after install (ie everything is cold and had not been running) one of the CPU core readings was returning 8C at idle!

After using it for a bit, and got it to the same voltages and clocks as my OP, my temps in an ambient of 23C are now 21-31C @ idle and 38-46C under load.

Much better. Also for the heck of it I disabled one of the fans on the rad and temps went up only 1 degree, so it would seem I have some cooling capacity spare with this rad.

Though the Scythe 2000rpm fans are a little noisy, need to look at somehow turning those down.

And Dasa, I opened up the Storm water block and there were jets blocked, about 5 or 6 of the 30 odd. So that was probably contributing to the problem. Was running that Gigabyte blue coolant liquid stuff you can buy in it and it was depositing blue particulate stuff everywhere, was even coating the insides of the tubing, so I ripped it all out and replaced it with a slightly smaller tube size of 7/16" and am now using filtered rain water with HydrX coolant stuff in it.

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QX9650@3.7GHz | 4870X2+4870 | 2x WD3000GLFS RAID0 | Swiftech GTZ | 2407WFP |

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