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Rollergold February 23, 2013 04:31 PM

Yet another HAF 932 Water Cooling Build
 
This is not a build from the ground up per say. Its more of a transition from a AIO cpu cooler and stock video card air coolers to putting both the CPU and GPU's under a custom loop. This is also my first custom loop so go easy on me, still lots to learn.:thumb:
Hardware:
  • Cooler Master HAF 932
  • Corsair HX 850 PSU
  • Asus P6X58-E WS
  • Core i7 920 @ 4.01ghz
  • 24gb (3x 8gb) Corsair Vengeance Black 1600 RAM
  • 2 EVGA geForce GTX 680 SC's in SLI
  • 4 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Drives
  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D PCIe
  • LG Blu-Ray Writer

Cooling:
  • Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block
  • 2 XSPC Razor GTX 680 Full Cover Blocks
  • Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm Radiator & Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper Single 120mm Radiator
  • Swiftech Maelstrom Reservoir
  • Swiftech MP655-SE Pump
  • 12 Swiftech Lok-Seal 5/8th OD, 3/8th ID Black Compression Fittings, 2 Swiftech Lok-Seal 90 Degree Elbow Fittings, 2 Swiftech Lok-Seal 45 Degree Elbow Fittings and, 1 41mm to 65mm adjustable chrome SLI Lok-Seal Fitting
  • Tygon 3603 5/8th OD, 3/8th ID tubing (Yes I know of its leeching issue, going to replace it something different come system flush time).
  • Primochill PC PURE clear coolent

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Overview of most of the hardware I used (I didn't use the Primochill tubing however)

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Close up of the cooling. parts The Koolence QDC's O-Rings broke after I connected the two together :dots:

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Close Up of the Apogee HD

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With her compression fittings installed.

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Close up of the bay res.

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What the SE in MP655-SE allows the user to do. (I ended up also using a 90 degree elbow fitting on the inlet instead of the just the compression fitting)

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What came in the boxes for my XSPC Razor blocks. I kept the plastic shielding on the blocks (until install) so to keep that nice brushed aluminum finish intact

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Close ups of the blocks and SLI fitting installed on the cards

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Ended up moving the compression fitting to the top connection instead of facing away from the block.

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Overview of all the installed blocks

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3 hours in to the leak testing with one of the heaviest "external" PSU's I have :haha:

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Pictures of the finished product.

Also is it just me or was anyone else just a slight bit nervous when they switched on their first custom loop for the first time? I spent over 8 months researching and planing, the system passed its 24+ hour leak test with ZERO leaks but even then I just a little nervous when I pushed the power button for the first time.

Overall though I'm happy with the result, had a few leaks with some defective elbow fittings (they leaked where they swivelled :blarg:) but the system passed its leak test after I replace them (I did 30 hours + an external PSU just to be safe), and the near silence of the system is golden :thumb:

dandelioneater February 23, 2013 11:21 PM

Looks good for a first custom water build. The drop in acoustics is like night and day when you switch over the first time. :-P

Rollergold February 28, 2013 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dandelioneater (Post 692525)
Looks good for a first custom water build. The drop in acoustics is like night and day when you switch over the first time. :-P

True that :thumb:. Too bad my top GTX 680 has moderate case of coil whine (when under load) and my side 230mm fan has also decided to whine a little bit now :blarg:. I have rubber fan mounts for the 230mm fan but guess I got unlucky with my top 680 =[

Nate-CM February 28, 2013 11:09 AM

Thank you for choosing Cooler Master.
There can never be too many HAF 932 WC builds.

Rollergold February 28, 2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate-CM (Post 693540)
Thank you for choosing Cooler Master.
There can never be too many HAF 932 WC builds.

Lol True that :haha:. Its Amazing how much space the 932 had for liquid cooling considering the price and when the case was released. Now if it only came with standard dust filters :whistle:


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