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cdnmeatshield June 14, 2012 06:50 AM

2012 Project Water cooled
 
Hey there all. I'm Cory and like to post this link to my build
Flickr: Splatgraphics' Photostream
the descriptions in each photo contains the links of the products used
I'm also creating a video log and will upload it to youtube when it's ready.

About this build Total $1600 *not including shipping on stuff*
Case: Haf X
CPU: AMD 8150 Water block EK Full Copper
MB : ASUS Crosshair V Formula Water block EK Crosshair
GPU: 2X EVGA 480 Water block Danger Den
Ram: Gskill G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Rad: Phobya G-Changer 360
SSD:G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-240
HD : Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
PS : CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200

This is my first water cooled build mod of ANY sort, I have planned this out and carefully selected every piece for the best results. it's taken a good 4 months for purchasing and 1 month for modding building.
I started with a Haf X PC case and had it striped and nickle plated and heavily modded .
The video water blocks are from Danger den and the MB and CPU blocks are from EK bought through Dazmode here in Toronto.
The manifolds are built by me using a pex style manifold.
http://www.pexsupply.com/Sioux-Chief...lets-5435000-p
I went this route b/c I wanted each component to have cool water and not have it add heat every stage. The manifold is fed via 2 1/2" ins to equal pressure and flow concerns. They also have brass ball valves to help regulate flow if needed. Also and easy way to lock off part of the system IF components need to be replaced.

After a couple of weeks under FULL load I can only get my water temps up to 49C and the Core temp of 55-60C


If you have any questions about this please ask http://tpucdn.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif
I look forward to modding the PC that this one is replacing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7955399...in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7955399...57629918844157

Mark June 14, 2012 11:22 AM

Looks like it was allot of fun to build. Nice work :)

Mark June 15, 2012 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonah122 (Post 634805)
As for the graphics card i was thinking of changing it to gtx 560Ti but im not 100% sure.

Why, the 480 rocks

dandelioneater June 15, 2012 07:52 AM

^^ I would keep the 480. There wouldn;t be much of an improvement going to the 560Ti. If it wasn't for my 7970, I'd still be running a 480. :thumb:

cdnmeatshield July 4, 2012 06:43 AM

Hello all :)
As everyone in my film world in on holidays I had a chance to put together my build videos
I've cut them to be about 6 mins long so there easy to watch.
please let me know what you think
Part 1: Parts Intro
Part 2: The build
Part 3: Parts of the Assembly
Enjoy :)


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