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    Hello Again! My rig is done! Comments / Critiques?

    Hi everyone!

    My WC project is finally done and with some great results! After lots of consideration, I decided to skip the chipset waterblock (for now) and use the swiftech NB cooler. I took off the fan cause the damn thing was so loud!

    I also decided to go with the mobile athlon XP 2600 and sell my Tbird to a friend. Right now she is chugging along at 2.75Ghz @ 15 X 183Mhz @1.72V. Temps are 35 idle and 38 load. I would really love to push it harder, but i dont think my 420W P/S and XMS 2700LL can keep up! And after all this, I certainly dont have another $300 to invest in those two items! (Maybe my P/S wouldn't be so sad if i didnt have 4 hard drives, 4 fans, 2 pumps, and high voltages draining it!)

    My AIW 9700 pro Now overclocks to 400/350 without artifacts. I was kinda hoping for more performance there, but i don't know what else to do... VMODS?

    Here is a list of what I installed:
    DD TDX
    Cyclone Fusion HL
    2 x CSP pumps in parallel
    Supra heater core w/ custom shroud & two adjustable 92mm fans.
    Swiftech NB cooler.
    OCZ ramsinks on MOSFETS
    P/S sleeving and UV mods

    I also gutted a card reader and mounted it in a 3.5" bay instead of the floppy

    Enjoy the pics and chime in with any questions, comments, or advice!
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    Nice setup, but first thing that jumps out at me is the pumps. Any particular reason you chose to run them in parallel instead of in series?

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    parralell gives more flow, series gives more head.

    he wanted more flow, i'd say.
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    Isint that setup putting too much strain on the pumps since there fighting threw a Y connector to the CPU? Wouldnt it be smarter and easier on the pumps to go from the pump to rad?

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    Nice Rig. I really like your Heater core setup. However, I noticed a pretty serious kink in your hose coming from the foremost pump. That may seriously restrict flow.

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    BTW. What motherboard did you use

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    Quote Originally Posted by em00guy
    Nice Rig. I really like your Heater core setup. However, I noticed a pretty serious kink in your hose coming from the foremost pump. That may seriously restrict flow.
    It's actually not a kink. I had to boil the 3/8 tube to fit over the 1/2 y adapter. it is just a lil deformed :|

    I have a chaintech nforce2 MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Styyn
    Nice setup, but first thing that jumps out at me is the pumps. Any particular reason you chose to run them in parallel instead of in series?
    Not only does this give more flow, but it also adds redundancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnownKiller
    Isint that setup putting too much strain on the pumps since there fighting threw a Y connector to the CPU? Wouldnt it be smarter and easier on the pumps to go from the pump to rad?
    It is 2 3/8 going to a 1/2. The "fighting" gives it more cooling potential! (so i heard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnownKiller
    Isint that setup putting too much strain on the pumps since there fighting threw a Y connector to the CPU? Wouldnt it be smarter and easier on the pumps to go from the pump to rad?
    I kinda agree with this. I always hit the radiator before the CPU if at all possible. I want the coolest possible water cooling my CPU.
    -Andy

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    Looks nice.

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    Looks good, how are your temps?

    Nevermind, I'm mildly retarded, I see your temps are posted, oops.
    Last edited by Kilyin; 08-15-04 at 08:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrusLRoc
    I kinda agree with this. I always hit the radiator before the CPU if at all possible. I want the coolest possible water cooling my CPU.
    -Andy
    Yeah thats true but i heard these pumps dont give off alot of heat since there low wattage. But it might heat up since thers some strain.. But hey i'd want alot of pressure right on the CPU block.. Nice setup really.

    Yeah whats the temps and abundant temp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnownKiller
    Yeah thats true but i heard these pumps dont give off alot of heat since there low wattage. But it might heat up since thers some strain.. But hey i'd want alot of pressure right on the CPU block.. Nice setup really.

    Yeah whats the temps and abundant temp?

    We're both retarded, or blind... or both... but here they are.

    I also decided to go with the mobile athlon XP 2600 and sell my Tbird to a friend. Right now she is chugging along at 2.75Ghz @ 15 X 183Mhz @1.72V. Temps are 35 idle and 38 load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilyin
    We're both retarded, or blind... or both... but here they are.
    heh true but i still dont see the room or case temps.

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    Great setup with a great overclock! Damn I'm sure your mobile can do more! You can go up in voltage with those temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charloz24
    Great setup with a great overclock! Damn I'm sure your mobile can do more! You can go up in voltage with those temps.
    You were right! 1.9V and a hair over 3.1Ghz. Funny thing is my PSU is so loadedm if i turn on the cold cathodes during prime 95, the damn thing crashes!

    Definately gettting a new psu soon!

    Sean

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    As I said at procooling, you would be better served with those pumps in SERIES rather than parallel. You are getting no more flow than 1 pump with them in parallel. Parallel adds no pressure, your block is restrictive and choking the parallel pumps, meaning they are doing no good. Series is redundant as well but works far better if one pump should fail.
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    I'm really confused by the parallel setup =/. Rads in parallel vs series is a debatable subject... pumps? That's really strange.
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    You'll get better results if you follow some advises that people have offered.

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