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Old November 4, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Ok I just picked up the following used but in good shape and for a good price. So this is what I have to work with:
Swiftek apogee drive
Swiftek MCR220 rad
radbox
swiftek microres 120mm fans
some 3/8" line

Im new to water so I will start simple than move up later. still could add this later Koolance EHX-1020BK 3-Fan Radiator and Fans/Shroud
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Update:

I finnished modding the case for the internal loop. I didnt like the temps so I upgraded the Swiftek apogee drive to a d-tek block and modded the pump and still the same WTF. Temps are the same as my True I was at least hopping for 50 load not 65load.

anyway here are the pics.

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Old November 16, 2008, 08:32 PM
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Fantastic job there! You fitted it all in nicely.
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Are you pulling air from outside of the case, or pushing the case air through the rad?
Using cool air is better.

What is the y-block on the pump for? If it's for the res, it should be in the loop with flow through it.

Edit: very nice job of mounting everything BTW. Very clean build.
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Old November 16, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Update:

I finnished modding the case for the internal loop. I didnt like the temps so I upgraded the Swiftek apogee drive to a d-tek block and modded the pump and still the same WTF. Temps are the same as my True I was at least hopping for 50 load not 65load.

anyway here are the pics.

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I like it, I like it alot, thats a pretty "dam ingenious" solution IMO.

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Old November 17, 2008, 02:10 PM
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WOW, thanks for the Dam Innovtive Award-lol I liked the challenge it was fun stuffing a case that is the height of a motherboard +2.0 inches. The Y block is to bleed the air out of the system + fill since that is no res. It is air tight and after bleeding should be a true closed loop.
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Old November 17, 2008, 02:30 PM
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The Y block is to bleed the air out of the system + fill since that is no res. It is air tight and after bleeding should be a true closed loop.
Ahh, I see now. You had listed a res in your parts earlier, thought you had hid it somewhere I couldn't see. I'm not familiar with that pump, is the inlet on the top or the side?
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Old November 17, 2008, 02:46 PM
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WOW, thanks for the Dam Innovtive Award-lol I liked the challenge it was fun stuffing a case that is the height of a motherboard +2.0 inches. The Y block is to bleed the air out of the system + fill since that is no res. It is air tight and after bleeding should be a true closed loop.
What is that Y Block? It looks perfect for a WC project I'll be doing in the future!
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Ahh, I see now. You had listed a res in your parts earlier, thought you had hid it somewhere I couldn't see. I'm not familiar with that pump, is the inlet on the top or the side?
It's on the top. Side is the outlet.

And nice job Ken

Though you should of used red-coloured fluid since the green in the pump looks out of place...

And is that a converted Apogee Drive? Or did you just end up getting a MCP350/355 instead?
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Damn, didn't notice this before, but looks fantastic now. Very clean and well laid-out - you do excellent work.

Your temps do seem high, I have to agree. Not quite sure why, though. The rad should be plenty for the processor, and the pump should be plenty for the waterblock. If I had to guess, I'd say that there's an issue with contact between the waterblock and the processor IHS. The waterblock screws are torqued down all the way? Plastic covered taken off the bottom of the waterblock? Not too much thermal paste? Fans pointing the right way? No crap in the waterblock pins?
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