Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71 (permalink)  
Old March 11, 2008, 03:43 PM
magictorch's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Annapolis Valley, NS
Posts: 1,835
Default

The GX2 block looks real good.
__________________
White Night:: i7920 (4ghz), Rampage III extreme (A1), Mushkin XP 1600 (9,9,9,24),SLI480., white MM horizon.
CPU: Feser 220 int.|Apogee GTZ|S.Res.rev2| MCP655.

GPU: PA120.3|S.Res.rev2|2x EK FC blocks| MCP655.
Reply With Quote
  #72 (permalink)  
Old March 11, 2008, 06:01 PM
low351's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 200

My System Specs

Default

Apollo that is sick man, what do you do to follow that up? Your done, leave the modders building now, nothing left to do... :)
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #73 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2008, 12:56 AM
Apollo4g's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 876
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by low351 View Post
Apollo that is sick man, what do you do to follow that up? Your done, leave the modders building now, nothing left to do... :)
Haha believe me, there is still lots you can do!
__________________
800D | i7 920 | EVGA Classified LE | 5970 EK Waterblock | 12GB - 1600 Dominators DDR3 | Silverstone Decathlon 1200W | Vertex 120GB |
ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 | Heatkiller 3.0 | Thermochill PA.120.3 | Freezone Elite | 2x655's with EK Dual D5 Top | T-Virus Res |



Reply With Quote
  #74 (permalink)  
Old March 23, 2008, 06:28 AM
magictorch's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Annapolis Valley, NS
Posts: 1,835
Default First loop

Well heres a simple loop installed with the help of forum members- posts, and guides. First time for me!! This is based on the "Vortex solution" (see threads for components). Was not too bad setting it up, need to do some extra cable management middle right..Temperatures are 10oc down on the TRU-X at high oc's i.e. 3.8 with 1.42 vcore (~48oc in Orthos). The combination of powerful pump and NF P12 fans gives it a nice kick....plus the 7/16th tubing on half inch barbs gives a safe and snug seal after immersion in hot water.

BTW Do not use the apogee GT block+packaged mount screws with a TRU-X backplate---also it takes a lot of effort to get the air out when the "res" is level with the block, had to unmount the radiator/res turn the case onto its side and hold the res/radiator above it to get the final air pockets out...all the time while pumping.


Day
Name:  day.jpg
Views: 2840
Size:  85.0 KB

Night
Name:  night.jpg
Views: 1903
Size:  37.8 KB
__________________
White Night:: i7920 (4ghz), Rampage III extreme (A1), Mushkin XP 1600 (9,9,9,24),SLI480., white MM horizon.
CPU: Feser 220 int.|Apogee GTZ|S.Res.rev2| MCP655.

GPU: PA120.3|S.Res.rev2|2x EK FC blocks| MCP655.
Reply With Quote
  #75 (permalink)  
Old March 23, 2008, 10:09 PM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,726
Default

Well done! Looks great too! The best part about my solution is it is very easy to change parts around. Easy to take the mobo out, CPU, videocards, and RAM. A nice and easy but powerfull kit!
__________________
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote
  #76 (permalink)  
Old March 26, 2008, 06:31 AM
biff's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,228
Default

Just whoring my pics out...





__________________
Q6600 @ 3.83GHz w/ D-Tek Fusion
Asus P5Q-PRO
2x 2GB PC8000 Mushkin Redlines @ 1020MHz w/5-5-5-12 timings
EVGA GTX 280 (SC?)
OCZ Gamer Xtreme 600W PSU
Cooler Master Cosmos on water
Reply With Quote
  #77 (permalink)  
Old March 26, 2008, 11:11 AM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,726
Default

Mmmmm Pretty and clean, very very well done
__________________
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote
  #78 (permalink)  
Old March 26, 2008, 12:57 PM
Prof. Dr. Silver's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1,187
Default

Hey Magictorch. We need way better pics than that....a little more detailed perhaps? LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cptn Vortex View Post
Mmmmm Pretty and clean, very very well done
Wow man...Biff...that is, once again a sick looking case. The ONLY thing that I don't like in it is that you've used the matte black for the cases insides. Now scratches, scuffs and so on are easily visible.....But hell....I wish I could make build like that!
__________________
Hardcore Folding at it's BEST! HWC - TPU.... There can be only one team in front! TPU, can you smell our *sses already?
Reply With Quote
  #79 (permalink)  
Old March 26, 2008, 01:22 PM
Eldonko's Avatar
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,442
Default

Some benching in cold water. I just dunk my two heatercores in ice bath, quick and easy for that little extra. Temp probe in rad fins.



__________________
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.
Reply With Quote
  #80 (permalink)  
Old March 26, 2008, 01:24 PM
biff's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,228
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prof. Dr. Silver View Post
The ONLY thing that I don't like in it is that you've used the matte black for the cases insides. Now scratches, scuffs and so on are easily visible.
Yeah, I really like the look of the flat black but it didn't dawn on me how well it wears until it was already done. I should have seen it coming although they are not as bad in real life as the camera makes it look in the pics. I don't think there's any quick fixes and I'm not repainting as that would require me to disassemble the chassis again. Next time I'll probably use gloss but I want to see how well semi-gloss wears.
__________________
Q6600 @ 3.83GHz w/ D-Tek Fusion
Asus P5Q-PRO
2x 2GB PC8000 Mushkin Redlines @ 1020MHz w/5-5-5-12 timings
EVGA GTX 280 (SC?)
OCZ Gamer Xtreme 600W PSU
Cooler Master Cosmos on water
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ati 1900XTX goes watercooled Vinnie Water Cooling 11 February 12, 2008 07:10 PM
Compact Watercooled Gaming Rig! (planning stages) Cptn Vortex Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 9 January 11, 2008 08:57 PM
Watercooled X2900 XTX pic Babrbarossa Video Cards 12 September 8, 2007 06:40 PM
Awesome evga Factory watercooled 680i Babrbarossa CPU's and Motherboards 18 March 22, 2007 12:49 AM
New Watercooled Setup cdn_Madrach Water Cooling 41 March 11, 2007 11:48 AM