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Old October 2, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Too bad I don't use one of the highspeed techstations because otherwise I might find a use for my spare lian li case as well :P
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Old October 4, 2008, 02:14 PM
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Good thing I already built one.
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Old October 4, 2008, 05:35 PM
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Good thing I already built one.
Yep... but not all of us are carpenters.... :)
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Old October 4, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Mounted the pump under the top rack. Can't say I'm overly impressed with the mounting mechanism. It's a bit of a pain to work with. Also drilled / filed a slot for the 20/24 pin motherboard plug to come up through.


The chipset WB was a major PITB to install on this motherboard. The DFI has 2 mounting rings for chipset cooling, but the block is set up for either 4 rings or hard mount with bolts. Had to do some creative mixing and matching of other chipset coolers to come up with something that worked. The primochill ghost barbs are still installed in this picture, as they hadn't started leaking all over my motherboard yet............


The only thing I don't like about the swiftech res/rads is that I don't have a clear indication of water flow so I threw in one piece of clearflex to give me a view.



Top and back views of the loop during leaktesting / bleeding. I'm wondering if I've got a bum pump. It pushes the water in a cycle rather than a continuous flow. Maybe it's something about getting it bled, but I'm going to have to do some research to see if this is normal for the Danger Den DDCPX-PRO.


Last pic for now of the Enzotech heatsinks. Should cool off those components well as they're right in the path of the fan, and once I get back up and running I'll slap more onto whatever components are hot. I also cut away a small bit of the Apogee mount to give me access for installing those sinks.

Edit: Pump issue seems to be resolved. Must have been a major air pocket in the pump. Seems to be properly primed now, and damn it's putting out a lot of flow!!! :)
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Old October 5, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Very good point.

However I do admire your work thus far. If I was not aiming for something so robust then it probably look like yours.

Good on yea.
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Looks very nice so far.. Gr8 job!!
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Looking good SSwilson keep up the good work that is some serious work.
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After going through all of this, I might be in the market for a new motherboard.........

The DFI has been giving me fits trying to get memory to run well with the quad, and it seems to be getting progressively worse. I've always had to boot with my supertalents to bump volts for my balistix, but now I'm finding I have to start single channel for every FSB bump I want to make, and then after it picks it up I can then drop in the second stick. (I don't even want to talk about 4 sticks...... :) ).

Currently doing a long C-Mos reset to see if that's going to help any, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

Edit: Must have been something funky going on in the hidden C-Mos settings... she's back up and running fine now. :)
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it looks great mod... honestly i think you need to shrink it... i mean why big...? wc setup dont need hi-air flow >.>

ps. add roll wheels (sp?)
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Finally got around to redoing the loop on this in order to get some good #s on the IC7 TIM benchmarking.

Removed the NB heatsink (I didn't need it for the P5Q Pro, and just had hanging to the side), added the res (thanks to WolfBane), and dropped the pump down to the bottom (The combination of High pump + Low QP Res rad was not allowing the microbubbles to dissipate). That extra-large res certainly seems to encourage the coolant to bleed out any air bubbles in the system quickly.





On a side note.... Those are the NCIX 1350 RPM YLs. Not only is the red/black fairly cool, but the cables are sleeved, and unlike some other "bulk" fans also come with the mounting screws.
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