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Old September 30, 2009, 09:09 PM
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After long debate I decided that watercooling was the way to go for me.

My goal is to go for an extremely clean build that is overkill for my first watercooled system.

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Corsair Obsidian 800D
EVGA x58 motherboard
i7 920 CPU
Corsair HX850 PSU

Water cooling parts:

Heatkiller 3.0 cpu block
EK EVGA x58 motherboard and mosfet watercooling kit
TFC 360 Rad
Swiftech mcp655 pump with speed controller and EK top
EK multi-option res
Primochill Primoflex tubing 1/2"ID 3/4"OD (black)
Bitspower and TFC compression fittings

Thanks to everybody who helped me pick out my parts, and DAZMODE for being so awesome.

Pics, and build log are soon to come once everything is here. Will be about a week or so as I am still waiting on some of the watercooling gear, and I will be gone for a few days looking at some property up north.
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Here is some pics of the final build, can't find the SD card with the build pics on it.

-still waiting on 2 fans and a new fan controller cause mine stopped working.
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Old October 1, 2009, 01:21 AM
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Nice parts- just bought a HK3 myself- what are you doing for video?
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not sure yet, probably still going to wait it out till the 300 series comes out before i upgrade.
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looks like a nice setup good luck on the build
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Old October 8, 2009, 09:22 AM
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bump for pics, my second post.
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Old October 8, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Quality build, bro. Your WC setup is almost exactly like how mine is going to be, with the exception being that I'm using a classified with a full-coverage block. Lookin' good
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Very nice setup there.. although if you use a 90 degree angled fitting on the rad, the tubing from the pump to the rad could use a little less tubing and not much of a bend either..

But really nice setup, this goes to show how big 1/2" tubing can look lol..
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I was quite amazed with how large the 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubbing was, more so the compression fittings.

I tried to stay away from 90* fittings, and ran out of 45*fittings. ordered 10 but ncix only had 5. Its not quite bent enough to kink the line, used all but about 6" of the 10' of tubing I ordered.


-decided to weigh it in, and it is 55.8 pounds.


got my other 2 fans and another 45* fitting in today, might order a 90* fitting for the line from the pump to rad for when i drain it in a few months.

I had to turn my rear exhaust fan around to an intake fan because there was to much negative air pressure and it spun backwards.

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There was a review done of this case on youtube, not exactly sure who.. but it was somebody well known in the UK.. he actually tested the case with the rear case fan as intake, and the top fans as exhaust, apparently his temps were better off than the rear being exhaust.. So I'm not surprised if it actually works..
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