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Elganja 07-18-2010 09:11 PM

my 800D dual loop build thread
 
Computer
-i7930 @ 3.80 Ghz (long story... but the i7920 is no longer with me)
-EVGA X58 SLI Mobo
-2x EVGA GeForce GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW (gtx 295's are gone)
-Corsair 1000HX

Parts
Case:
-Corsair 800D (got the 10% off... still mad at myself missing the deal a few weeks ago)

Waterblocks ordered:
-Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Performance CPU waterblock
-EK EVGA X58 Chipset Waterblock (only place that had them in stock)
-12G Artic Silver 5

Radiators:
-Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator (Loop 1)
-Black Ice GTX 240 Radiator (Loop 2)

Pumps:
-2x Swiftech MCP 355 12v DC Pump
-2x EK Waterblocks EK-DDC X-Top Rev 2

Reservoirs:
-2x XSPC Single 5.25" Bay Reservoir

Hoses and Fluids:
-12 feet of the Red (Loop 1)
-12 feet of the Blue (Loop 2)
-Blue Fluid
-Red Fluid

Fittings (I know I will have extras... just how my head works):
-10x Bitspower Compression Fittings 45deg
-10x Bitspower Compression Fittings

Temp Sensor Stuff:
-Bitspower G 1/4in. Temperature Sensor Stop Fitting
-Bitspower Matte Black T-Block
-Bitspower Matt Black Male to Male G 1/4 Fitting

Fans and Fan Controllers:
-Scythe KAZE MASTER ACE 5.25" Bay Fan Controller
-2x Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
-3x Cooler Master 120mm Red LED Case Fan

Loops
-Loop 1, Both GTX 480's
-Loop 2, CPU and X58 Chipset

The next 3 posts will contain all the pictures... please do not quote this or the following posts (or clip the part you want to quote)

Elganja 07-18-2010 09:12 PM

Before, computer on air with a TRUE Ultra Extreme, push pull, lapped pretty loud setup
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2329/dsc1369l.jpg

Bottom of the 800D, this a picture of the drive cage that I need to remove, my gtx240 radiator will go here (cpu loop radiator)
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/43/dsc1390.jpg

hole cut for radiator fan intake (you're looking at the bottom of the case here)
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/8671/dsc1391.jpg

6 drilled rivets, 2 sanded down then punched out rivets, 2 screws, and some muscle = drive cage removed.
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2383/dsc1392n.jpg

mounted the gtx240 radiator, the hole I cut matches very nicely and a 140mm magnetic fan filter covers it nicely as well. The fans on top of it, have blue led's
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1999/dsc1430.jpg

tubing ran to the gtx240 radiator, man was it a tight fit... but no kinks
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6774/dsc1441.jpg

psu mounted and the necessary cables were ran through to the otherside
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/7194/dsc1445.jpg

gtx360 mounted and tubing ran, another tight fit... no kinks though... fans will have red led's
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/33/dsc1437.jpg

Elganja 07-18-2010 09:12 PM

a pump with the stock top
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9052/dsc1396.jpg

new ek top (fittings were changed around a bit as you will see later)
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/4338/dsc1397.jpg

view of the reservoirs and pumps
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7771/dsc1435a.jpg

close up view of the pump and reservoirs
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9094/dsc1409.jpg

no kinks! luckily to fill the top reservoir I will just remove the optical drive above
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5964/dsc1423.jpg

no kinks here either. dumb luck allowed me to have just enough slack, to be able to pull the reservoir out to fill it
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8207/dsc1425m.jpg

Elganja 07-18-2010 09:13 PM

chipset waterblocks installed
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3446/dsc1384p.jpg

cpu block installed and some tubing ran (note the routing changed later on as you will see)
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5761/dsc1395v.jpg

motherboard installed and some more tubing ran... had to change the routing for the chipset and cpu so it wouldn't interfere with the rear fan and gpu
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4506/dsc1436p.jpg

most of the tubing at this point was ran, just not connected as I waited for more parts to arrive
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/56/dsc1434.jpg

out with the old (2 gtx 295's) and in with the new... 2 EVGA GTX 480 FTW Hydro copper's
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/8356/dsc1472.jpg

everything installed and wor********. in terms of fan flow, everything is intake except the 3 fans on the top radiator which are exhaust
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/714/dsc1474k.jpg

how the tubes will be ran on the backside... nothing will overlap (although there is ample wiggle room)
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3940/dsc1412p.jpg

front view of the case...
-fan controller settings are as follows (left to right)
--1 thru 3, top 3 fans
--4, bottom 2 fans on one knob
--temp sensor 1 - HDD cage (used one of the supplied thermos)
--temp sensor 2 - Loop 1 Fluid
--temp sensor 3 - Loop 2 Fluid
--temp sensor 4 - case temp (used one of the supplied thermos)
-all fans are run at 50% (trying to keep it quiet)
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4482/dsc1477l.jpg

in it's final place... picture is a little over exposed
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7624/dsc1480j.jpg

Elganja 07-18-2010 09:14 PM

During this build i think i ran into every single problem someone can imagine... was it "worth" it? I'm not sure... lol

Elganja 07-19-2010 05:22 AM

some info on temps:
the lapped TRUE push pull was a very efficent, albiet loud, setup.

Before:
CPU
-45C Idle
-68-70C Load

GPU (GTX 295's)
-58-60C Idle
-75-80C Load (fans running at 100%)

After
CPU
-41C Idle
-58-60C Load

GPU
-47C Idle
-60C Load (playing bc2)

Keep in mind, i have the 360 on my gpu's and the 240 on my cpu/chipset...

Overall I'm pretty happy, but I have te be honest... i expected cpu temps to be ~15C difference, but it is only ~10C cooler underload


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