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    Watercooled, xtreme! Comments please!

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    Well guys its been a long time coming, finally got my loop setup!

    The specs:
    LRWB Storm G5
    AquaXtreme MP-1
    Thermochill PA160
    AquaXtreme 50Z.

    Hardware Spec:
    Opty 146
    DFI Ultra-D
    Sapphire X850XT @ PE clocks.
    2*512mb Twinmos CH-5 UTT
    Seagate 120GB
    Creative X-Fi MusicXtreme

    Here is a picture of the bare case, a beautiful Lian-Li PC-61. Notice the front space for the radiator (done as to Marci's guide!) and the small hole on the 5 1/4 bay to allow neater cable wiring.



    Next up, the case with basic hardware installed, so I could try tube routing and lengths ready for cutting.



    Here is the loop assembled and then fitted, it has already been leak tested outside of rig at this point.



    Wires! Gotta have em, but i'd rather not! Here you see my cunning routing of cables coming into play.



    Shroud attached, memory installed, X-Fi installed. Ready to roll!



    Well I hope you all like it! I know I put the MP-1 before the G5 in the loop, which im still not sure about, but attempting to route it any other way either created kinks or lots of extra distance, so I settled for this being acceptable. Now as a rough guide to you, I found that GPU: Idle, 28. Load, 33. CPU: Idle, 31. Load 35. However thats just a rough read out from MBM and ATItool, in no way accurate.

    Thanks for reading, feel free to post any suggestions or comments!

    Some more pics, the wiring gets neater!





    The rear, where the magic wiring really goes on (masking tape for the win!) :


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    thats looking good mate - i bet your relived its finished though, im still battling through my own watercooling project - im sick of pulling out bits of metal splinters from my fingers from cutting my case

    what sort of speeds are you getting from that 146??
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    any reason why you didnt go for the swiftech storm?
    Cool none the less though, very sensitive to flow rate though i found

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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    any reason why you didnt go for the swiftech storm?
    Cool none the less though, very sensitive to flow rate though i found
    Im not sure you realise what that block is, its one of the limited edition custom cathar (creator of storm design) 99.9% silver base G5s, as in increased jets over the G4 based swiftech design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealhippie
    Im not sure you realise what that block is, its one of the limited edition custom cathar (creator of storm design) 99.9% silver base G5s, as in increased jets over the G4 based swiftech design.
    ah, didnt clock the g5 bit.

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    Looks real nice mate good job.
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    Very relieving to see someone who's as much of a neat-freak as me when it comes to wiring! That's a really nice neat job buddy, well done

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    mate totally random question - where did you get ur tubing from, it looks really flexible, i just got some and its incredibly stiff, wont bend without kinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Million
    Very relieving to see someone who's as much of a neat-freak as me when it comes to wiring! That's a really nice neat job buddy, well done
    Haha cheers, you got pictures of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    mate totally random question - where did you get ur tubing from, it looks really flexible, i just got some and its incredibly stiff, wont bend without kinking
    Its masterkleer, from over-clock. 7/16" tubing, slightly smaller than 1/2" for a less restrictive loop and fits just the same. Added bonus, its cheap!

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    Very nice, real neat!! Im thinking about water cooling meself

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicFuse
    Very nice, real neat!! Im thinking about water cooling meself
    you know it makes sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealhippie
    Its masterkleer, from over-clock. 7/16" tubing, slightly smaller than 1/2" for a less restrictive loop and fits just the same. Added bonus, its cheap!
    Just retubed my setup with that, very nice to work with, certainly much easier than my old thick walled 1/2" clearflex!

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    V. nice

    i think i need to get some money, as i need watercooling to help this opty

    Barney

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    Looks good but do you not need some clips or ties around the ends of those tubes on the barbs?

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    Looks very nice, looking to design my watercooling kit soon

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