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    What type of watercooling do you have?

    Always wanted a Watercooling forum , might as well start it off finding out what setups people have


    personally, i've got...


    1250 eheim pump
    Dangerden NB Chip block (soon to be removed, since an NB zalman jobbie would do the trick imo.)
    Litte River White Water (#97), 3-barb cpu block
    Dangerden GF4 block
    Custom made copper tube "piperes" made for me by GTA
    Black ICE Extreme rad thinking of replacing it with a massive external radiator from a ford, so i wont need anyfans (only psu fan )

    all inside a Coolermaster CM110

    at the moment, its all internal, i'm gonna clean it later on today, so i'll take some pics of whole machine
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    Ive got the full asetek waterchill setup. was going to go for a full danger den kit but im getting a Nventive son so dont need to

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    Corsair Hydrocool EX =) workin great for me, keepin my system @ 28 - 31 °C pending on my room temp

    pics @ http://www.pc-gamer.co.uk/PC%20Pics/

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    DangerDen CPU, Chipset and GFX blocks, Hydor L30 and a massive external all-copper panel radiator:


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    I like this question. What kit would you recommend for the beginner getting in to water cooling?

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    an external one like mine (corsair Hydrocool 200EX), peforms just as well as most of the basic kits out there, it upgradeable to northbridge and GFX card, and its farily easy to fit. Costs £160 tho ;/ you can get a similarly performing internal kit for about £100 - the only problem is that some ppl (eg me) dont have room in their case for an internal one, or the time to take a dremel to it so i reccomend the corsair kit 100% - its better than the koolance or thermaltake external kits imho and from what i've been reading

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    For a begginer/anyone I wouldnt recommend any kit where all the components are from one manufacturer, because no manufacturers make resonably good parts for a whole system, although danger den are close. www.over-clock.co.uk have a few kits that they chose the parts of, and they also let you customise it. I think thats probably best for a begginer.
    There is no reson normal w/c parts cant be used in an external case, you just have to make/buy one first. there is no advantage of getting an external kit as they all have crap parts.

    Heres what I have:
    Ehiem 1250 pump
    2x vaxhual nova heatercores
    172mm Nidec fan
    Coffee jar res
    Homemade gpu block w. silver base2 3
    Atlantis nb block (currently not installed)
    Also this peice of copper came in the post today, and will be my cpu block once made to replace my atlantis cpu block, which I dont use because my slk800 beats it... Its 64mm*50mm*9mm if any one has some good ideas for a design? Im thinking about a #rotor or white water type block..

    After Ive done all that I want to make two HDD waterblocks so that I can silence them with foam, I will maybe look at cooling MOSFETs and ram aswell. Then the only niose left will be my psu which Im not sure if its loud enough to need w/c.
    Aswell I am building a case to hold the w/c and pc sorta like the prommie cases but either made of wood or alu.
    I might either move the heatercores and fan outside or get/build a waterchiller once Ive finnished making the blocks and case.
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 29-03-2004 at 08:07 PM.

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    Hydor L30 pump
    Custom made CPU block
    large custom made radiator (similar to a Thermochill HE120.3)

    all in a custom case

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    Eheim 1048
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    Thermochill HE120.1

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    Hydor L20 pump
    Custom made CPU block
    External Radiator
    Mixed piping scavanged from an old industrial robot and a powerwasher (not ideally suited but they work)

    Pics PICS (college project website sorry crappy pics!)

    The water block was made using a 12mm thick piece of alu bar stock and some 1.5mm copper. The aluminium was bored out extremely roughly with a pillar drill (no Milling machine) leaving c5mm around the edges and bottom. THe top of the water block was made of copper drilled and fitted with two half inch copper pipe barbs. A copper coil was made of flat strip and soldered to the underneath of the top. THis was designed to roughly guide the water around the full area of the block. THe aim being to create as much turbulance as poss without leaving any static areas of water.

    It works very well and with no fans keps the temp to around 2-4 degs c above room temp.

    I think external radiators are definatly the way to go. Afterall, whats the point of conducting all that heat form your cpu etc anly to put it back inside the case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    DangerDen CPU, Chipset and GFX blocks, Hydor L30 and a massive external all-copper panel radiator:
    Hey love that rad. How does that work? You got pipes soldered to the back or something. It would be cool hanging on the wall!
    Last edited by turkster; 06-04-2004 at 10:02 PM.

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    Sure does. Have a look at the pics here: http://www.sheol.org.uk/watercool/ they show the construction...

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    DD RBX cpu, DD Maze 4 gfx, BIX, Ehiem 1250, DD Res, DD Tubing

    (and I should have got a free DD t-shirt with all that lot but alas no)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    Sure does. Have a look at the pics here: http://www.sheol.org.uk/watercool/ they show the construction...
    Very nice TeePee. Looks like you had fun soldering the pipes to the back of the copper sheet! How thick is that sheet? Looks like 3mm or so to me, must have cost a bit!
    Looks like it would do a really good job. How well does it work.

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    It's 3mm, cost about £90 so not cheap. The biggest problem is it warped in the heat making the soldering very difficult. In the end I had to use huge weights on top of the pipework to try and keep it all flat. Oh, and the wood strips used to support it on the cooker caught fire....

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    HeHe I can imagine it warping. What you need is an annealing kiln or something throw the whole lot in heat it up pull it out and throw some solder on and let it cool down slowly! (no dont worry i dont have one of these!)

    Wouldnt thinner copper sheet work nearly as well. You could then do some repoussé around the edges and make it into a cool wall ornament.

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