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Old 07-18-2010, 09:11 PM
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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 please do not quote this or the following posts (or clip the part you want to quote)

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Before, computer on air with a TRUE Ultra Extreme, push pull, lapped pretty loud setup


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)


hole cut for radiator fan intake (you're looking at the bottom of the case here)


6 drilled rivets, 2 sanded down then punched out rivets, 2 screws, and some muscle = drive cage removed.


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


tubing ran to the gtx240 radiator, man was it a tight fit... but no kinks


psu mounted and the necessary cables were ran through to the otherside


gtx360 mounted and tubing ran, another tight fit... no kinks though... fans will have red led's
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a pump with the stock top


new ek top (fittings were changed around a bit as you will see later)


view of the reservoirs and pumps


close up view of the pump and reservoirs


no kinks! luckily to fill the top reservoir I will just remove the optical drive above


no kinks here either. dumb luck allowed me to have just enough slack, to be able to pull the reservoir out to fill it
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:13 PM
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chipset waterblocks installed


cpu block installed and some tubing ran (note the routing changed later on as you will see)


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


most of the tubing at this point was ran, just not connected as I waited for more parts to arrive


out with the old (2 gtx 295's) and in with the new... 2 EVGA GTX 480 FTW Hydro copper's


everything installed and wor********. in terms of fan flow, everything is intake except the 3 fans on the top radiator which are exhaust


how the tubes will be ran on the backside... nothing will overlap (although there is ample wiggle room)


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)


in it's final place... picture is a little over exposed
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During this build i think i ran into every single problem someone can imagine... was it "worth" it? I'm not sure... lol
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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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