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Old September 11, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Just finished my first water cooled build. Quite pleased. Photos to come.

Tell you what - wish I'd used a reservoir. Has taken hours to get the air out with this T-line. Not an expert though ... so may have not done something quite right. Also, frustratingly, I got the 'in' and 'out' the wrong way on the CPU block. But I checked and it seems the RASA has an even pattern flow through the block, so I can't see it will hurt. I've checked temps and it's 46 on idle and 68 on 100% on all cores for an hour. Just a little more head room than the H50!
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CPU: i7 930 @ 3.8 (for 24/7 usage) with XSPC RASA block. Mobo: P6X58D-E. GPU: XFX 5870 v2 with EK waterblock. RAM: 6GB DDR3 G. Skill. HD: 128 GB Crucial C300 SSD & 750 Hitachi. RADS: 2x240 XSPC RS (with some random fans I plan to change!).MCP355 18W pump. TX850 Corsair PSU.
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way to much tubing for my tastes, but nonetheless good job :)
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Old September 11, 2011, 07:12 PM
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I like it, but where are the two tubes going to? looks like they would be going to a bay reservoir but you have a tee line?

still i like the blue and white, classy
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Looks good for a first time effort at watercooling.
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Old September 11, 2011, 07:44 PM
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I like it, but where are the two tubes going to? looks like they would be going to a bay reservoir but you have a tee line?

still i like the blue and white, classy
I think he has them going to his second rad, not sure though. His specs in the first post show 2 x 240 rads, but I only see the one in the pics. Not sure what case that is, so I don't know if the case would have the ability to mount a rad up top.
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I think he has them going to his second rad, not sure though. His specs in the first post show 2 x 240 rads, but I only see the one in the pics. Not sure what case that is, so I don't know if the case would have the ability to mount a rad up top.
Yeah you can see the rad in the back corner first image.

Why no rear fan though? Still going to help pull heat off the board.
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Old September 11, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Hi guys,


Thanks for the feedback. The second Rad is at the top. It's a coolermaster 690II Advanced case.

RE the amount of tubing - I did try to minimise lengths. The only areas to have excessive length are- top rad to CPU, as I had to go around the RAM cooler, and the T-Line, which I have left long just for ease of use.

But it's 1/2 ID tube - and now I wish I'd gone for 3/8 as it certainly does look tube heavy!

Next little project is to put in a side window, which shouldn't be to hard.

Cheers for the feedback all!
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You'll get the hoses down after a couple of builds but 1/2 is a PITA doing tight loops add in comp fittings and yeah can get frustrating when the tube dont want to go right, I just go have a smoke and relax come back in a few.

What side window? A square? Fan mounting? I used to like doing side window mods before cases all started coming with windows.

Funny now that they do, I use a windowless case. :)
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