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Old October 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Default A watercooling noob!

Back in June, I was browsing NCIX's forums and I came across Apollo's Mountain Mod rig. It was love at first sight. I then decided to go ahead and build myself a similar rig.

Having said that, I had no experience whatsoever in watercooling. Needless to say ,I made sure that I was ordering all the right parts for my new rig.

Unfortunately I barely had anytime this summer to even touch my new hardware. 2 weeks ago I told my boss I had to take time off from work. I had to get it done!

So without any further due here it is. It's nothing special but it works 100%.

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Intel Q6700 core 2 quad CPU
8gb OCZ XTC platinum 6400 4-5-5-15
ATI radeon Visiontek 4870x2 2gb GDDR5
Asus Striker II formula 780i
Western Digital Raptor X 150gb 10,000RPM X2 in a RAID 0 configuration
Mountain Mod U2-UFO powder coated black
Corsair Ram cooler
D-tek Fuzion 2 LGA775 Cpu Waterblock
Swiftech MPC-655 Pump
Thermochill Pa 120.3 Radiator
Primochill Uv Red tubing
Pc Power & Cooling 750 Watts power supply.
Yate Loons 120mm blue LED fans X 8
Scythe 120mm 3.5 inch drive bay fan
Rhoebeus Fan controller
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:02 AM
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Nice job

You should put that HD4870X2 under water too though
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Wow- nothing like starting off big- You still have enough room in there for your Iguana terrarium. Nice build- are you considering adding that GPU into the loop?
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Old October 18, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Wow- nothing like starting off big- You still have enough room in there for your Iguana terrarium. Nice build- are you considering adding that GPU into the loop?

I am! But the idea scares me shitless.. lol. It would of been done already if the Card was EVGA or XFX due to their amazing warranty. Let's just say that damaging my 620$ video card isnt in my priorities at the moment. I'll have to do a LOT of reading before I even consider doing it me thinks. I love the amount of space tho. I thought my Lian Li PCA10 case was big.. aha
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Old October 18, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Nice! Very clean, and well-routed WC system. I like the look of those windowed raptors when they're arranged like that.

Just one thing - if I'm looking at your loop correctly, you have the inlet and outlet on your Fuzion block reversed. It's an impingement-type block, so it's optimized for the water entering the middle. It'll still cool the way it is, but you might get yourself a couple degrees if you reverse it.
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Old October 18, 2008, 01:08 PM
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Nice! Very clean, and well-routed WC system. I like the look of those windowed raptors when they're arranged like that.

Just one thing - if I'm looking at your loop correctly, you have the inlet and outlet on your Fuzion block reversed. It's an impingement-type block, so it's optimized for the water entering the middle. It'll still cool the way it is, but you might get yourself a couple degrees if you reverse it.

I see what you're saying there, but quite honestly I can't be bothered to redo it all. Maybe when and if I put Video card under water. I love the look of the raptors, got the idea from Apollo.
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Old October 18, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Nice build, just like MpG said nice and well routed, neat looking.
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Old October 18, 2008, 03:47 PM
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Very nice! I love reading/seeing MM builds! Can't wait to do my own up soon.
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Old October 18, 2008, 07:16 PM
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Really it's too bad there isn't more of them out there. Barely any videos on YT. There should be an entire community dedicated to this case! ahah.

Also I'll take some pics while it's running tomorrow and post them up there.
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Old October 19, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Beautiful job and nice setup. You did way better then me at watercooling first time.
Thank you
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