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Old October 10, 2008, 10:20 AM
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Default Passive watercooling...

I recently tossed out my case and built a tech bench type setup:



Undo the thumbscrews holding the expansion cards to the back brace and it pops right out. The standoffs screwed nicely into the wood with the right sized pilot hole. A holesaw to pass the water and wires through.



A pic of the underside. PS, HD's and rad.



Here is my latest experiment. Look ma no fans!




Thats the AC condenser from a Chevy Silverado, hides behind the couch.



Absolutely rocks the cooling. I'm running 5-7C cooler than the 220 with the fans cranked. Been stressing it for 2 days now. Peaks out at 48c CPU and does not get slowly hotter. The 220 peaked at 55c. Running a q6600@3890 1.52V, 4850 at 830/1100 with mem and core volt mods, 1.4 core and 1.27 mem. Blessedly silent, can't hear the PS fan, just the hard drives. Going to get some silent enclosures for them. Hot tank and paint the Condenser, and tidy up the tubing. I'll probably remove the 220 from the loop, just not needed. The mcp655 has no trouble pushing this loop. It's rated to 50psi after all.

Silence is golden, believe me.

Total Cost.
$13.86
2-4 ft lengths of tubing and 4 hose clamps. The Condensor was free.
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Old October 10, 2008, 10:25 AM
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Nice passive setup but I hope you used a anticorrosion fluid since the condenser seems to be made from aluminium unless it's painted copper.
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Old October 10, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Looks dangerous, I'd definitely kick it if I used your PC...

Good results considering it's passive but there is a fan on the motherboard still

Oh and nice speakers, Klipsch ProMedia Ultras? I like mine
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That's a pretty cool setup. I'm guessing you don't have animals LOL
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^^.. What the
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I was referring to dog and cat hair and how it's not very anti-static.
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Old October 10, 2008, 02:11 PM
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is it just me but I don't see any pics.????
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Silence is golden, believe me.
Hell yeah! Not much beats raw surface area when it comes to water cooling, and can't argue with the price either!

That's a really sexy looking open bench platform too. Even matches the furniture!
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Thanks. One thing I hate is noisy fans, fans period. A computer should be silent. Imagine if your TV sounded like a vacuum cleaner when you turned it on. I see rigs here and elsewhere with like 11 fans in them and I cringe. Then I see them perched up on the desk beside the monitor and their ears and I get a headache.

I'm going to get one of these:

HD-57 (HDx2) [no nozzles] - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive

And sandwich my raid drives and then build my own sound proof enclosure.
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Old October 10, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Why not just get a proper HDD cooler/noise insulator? One less thing in your loop, and the better ones will almost shut up a Raptor while keeping it cool.
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