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Old October 18, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Default [PROJECT:] Upgrading the H2O-220 :: 120.4 + 120.2 Radiators!

/H2O-220 Upgrade\

Well, this is my first work log on HWC so I hope it turns out okay!

Well, I finally decided to upgrade my Swiftech H2O-220 water cooling kit to something even better yet. Wait... that sentence - “something even better yet” makes it sound like I said the H2O-220 is a worthwhile product. Well in my experience, it actually is a decent kit, for me at least. For a first time water cooler, like I was, I was able to easily install it, without any problems and it went perfectly fine. The reason I say that this simple kit is decent is that surprisingly, the H2O-220 kept my Q9550 E0 at <65C @ 4GH full load, this also includes the Rampage Extreme's NB being cooled as well. However, the Q9550 went through a hell of a long lapping process. I now want to lower those temps even further, and throw in my 4870X2 into the equation.

I did choose a fair amount of Swiftech products because they are relatively cheap in price, and worth their money in performance. They may not the best but they do get the job done.


Main Computer


Antec 1200
Asus Rampage Extreme X48
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 E0 Stepping (lapped)
6GB Mushkin XP3-12800 7-7-6-18
Sapphire 4870X2
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W
2x OCZ 30GB Vertex SSD RAID 0
1x Western Digital Black Caviar 640GB



Water Cooling Components

Reservoir: EK Multioption 150
Pump: Swiftech MCP 655
Radiator 1: Swiftech 420 (120.4) Radiator
CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee XT
NB Block: Swiftech MCWNB-MAX
Radiator 2: Swiftech 220 (120.2) Radiator
GPU Block: Koolance 487X2 (4870X2 Water block)

20ft PrimoChill PrimoFlex 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD
160in Primochill 3/4IN anti-kink Tube Coils
12x EK High Flow Fitting G 1/4 Thread - 1/2" Barb
12x Primochill Reusable Hose Clamp (these are made of steel and are used to be placed in front of the hose clamps in an attempt to hide them)
12x Stainless steel hose clamps
1x Feser One Fluid UV Blue Water Replacement
8x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G 120MM Cooling Fan 1900RPM 35.0DBA 75CFM
1x Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Black 5.25IN 6 Fan Controller
2x Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black (To support the big 120.4 Radiator)




NCIX
Swiftech MCP 655 (Delivered)
Swiftech 420 (120.4) Radiator (Delivered)
20ft PrimoChill PrimoFlex 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD (Delivered)
160in Primochill 3/4IN anti-kink Tube Coils (Delivered)
1x Feser One Fluid UV Blue Water Replacement (Delivered)
8x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G 120MM Cooling Fan 1900RPM 35.0DBA 75CFM (Delivered)
1x Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Black 5.25IN 6 Fan Controller (Delivered)
2x Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black (To support the big 120.4 Radiator) (Delivered)



DAzMode
EK Multioption 150 Resivoir (Delivered)


PERFORMANCE-PCS.COM
Swiftech Apogee XT (Delivered)
Koolance 487X2 (4870X2 Water Block) (Delivered)
12x EK High Flow Fitting G 1/4 Thread - 1/2" Barb (Delivered)
12x Primochill Reusable Hose Clamp (Delivered)



Other
Swiftech MCBNB-MAX (Recycled from current loop)
Swiftech 220 (120.2) Radiator (Recycled from current loop)
12x Stainless Steel Hose Clamps (Pulled from tool box)


I will post some pictures of some of the componants tonight hopefully.
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Old October 18, 2009, 04:12 PM
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This stuff came in last Friday (October 17th, 2009). Sorry for being so slow with the pictures...

However PPC's had this at my door fairly quick. Still costed me $7.00 at my door for brokerage fees... Still, beats that time UPS charged me more for duties than the actual product.


And what do we have inside this parcel? Well we have -->

A Koolance 4870X2 water block! (I have heard these things are really poorly made... *sigh*)


Up next was a really basic small black box -->

However, on one side we see "Swiftech APOGEE(tm) XT", and some babbling on what is included. Which I shows later on.




Other than some fittings and hose clamps this was it. My other order is coming from NCIX, which should be a rather large box, and one more thing from Dazmodes store,The EK D5 X-TOP.

Anywho, this is how the 487X2 was packed. (Why does Koolance not put a "0" in the name???)

Some instructions, thermal grease, and thermal pads (not pre-cut...)

The actual block itself. It looks pretty solid, but it is the inside I have heard bad things of... I don't care to look, maybe if I don't believe in what I hear they are not true!

Shiney!


And for the little black XT box.

Some thermal grease, plastic hose clamps which will not get used, and instructions:

Some instructions/ warranty papers.






And last (for now) the Swiftech Apogee XT!


...I really need to learn on how to take better pictures.
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Old October 18, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Default Update for November 1/09

This stuff came in some time last week. Have been quite busy latly so I wasn't able to update this thread in a while (not like anyone really cares though)

Well, here it is!

This is the stuff that I recieved put out.


This

PLUSS THIS

Should be nice! (That is a Rheubus Extreme on the top)

A friend of mine bought the MCP655(vairable) and didn't even open it, he bough something else (the name escapes me) and gave me his 655. So I bought the EK top


Front 120.2 Rad installed

I plan on getting some of that duct packing stuff (in black) to fill in around it so no air goes past it. That foam like stuff.

Inside view. Should really sleave those...


A somewhat closer look at the 120.4






And a shot to finish things of for now! (NOTE: There is LOTS of wire work to be done)
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Old October 25, 2009, 08:52 PM
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According to FedEx, my stuff should be here on the 27th! Yay! More stuff!
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Great pictures! Can't wait to see it all hooked up!
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Old October 26, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Great pictures! Can't wait to see it all hooked up!
Haha, thanks for being the first poster lol... I don't think many people really give a hoot about this build, but can I blame them? It really isn't that exciting However, the build log will go on!
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I think everyone has their own different touch to a rig when they build it. Some people go origami with their cabling, some people just arrange it to the side. Plus, I like large blocks of copper.
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UPDATED! Woot...
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So far it's looking good.
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Are you going to mount that 120.4 in the drive bays? Is there even enough room to do that in the 1200?

Pretty slick dude. Oh man this upgrade you got going here is gonna be sweet. This machine is just crying for that 120.4 XD
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