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JUST BUILT NEW WATER COOLING SYSTEM

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donnie

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Feb 25, 2001
I JUST BUILT A WATER SYSTEM FROM SCRATCH AND GOT IT INSTALLED TONITE. ITOOK AN OLD AT CASE I HAD SETTING AROUND. BOUGHT A TRANS COOLER FOR $21.00 SOME CLEAR TUBING FOR $15.00 FOR 100' A 120MM [email protected]. FOR $15.00 AT GRAINGER. AFRIEND GAVE ME A PIECE OF COPPER 2X5X1" I MADE MY OWN WATER BLOCK AND MY OWN TIE DOWN DEVICE. I HAVE THE WATER COOLING SYSTEM UNDER THE DESK WITH THE HOSES RUNNING UP THE REAR OF THE DESK TO MY COMPUTER. IT SEEMS TO WORK PRETTY WELL. OH YEA! I ALMOST FORGOT. THE PUMP IS A FUEL PUMP FROM MY 1987 CHEVY PICK-UP. IT IS AN IN TANK PUMP FOR FUEL INJECTION. I HAVE READ A LOT HERE IN THE FOURM THAT MOST EVERY ONE USES A PUMP THAT PUTS OUT A LOT OF G.P.H. WELL MY THOUGHTS ON THAT IS WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR WATER TO FAST YOU DONT GIVE THE RADIATOR A CHANCE TO COOL THE WATER. VERY MUCH THE SAME WAY A CAR WORKS. IF YOU REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT FROM A CAR IT WILL RUN HOT BE CAUSE THE WATER RUNS BACK INTO THE HEATED AREA TO SOON. WELL I AM SENDING PICTURES IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO SEND THEM. THANKS TO EVERY ONE FOR THEIR IDEAS YOU ALL HELPED TO BUILD MY WATER COOLER.[img="http://"]
 

klosters64a

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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Seattle, Wa
Congratulations, donnie! May your CPU's be cool, and the interior of your case dry. Please don't post in all caps, it's akin to shouting.
 

OpenFriday

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Joined
Jan 9, 2001
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Looks good, i cant be bothered to fiddle with water cooling yet, maybe on my "Ultimate PC" but thats a few years and a few thousand dollars away.
 

Badger

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Mar 11, 2001
OK so here is an opportunity to show you my home made system. I am using a auto heater core for the radiator (£5) a maxijet 750 aquarium pump (aint your fuel pump a bit noisy?) and the water blocks are designed by me and machined/welded by a local machine shop. I use a 118W pelt on the cpu and a 72W pelt on the Geforce gfx card. CPU temps -26 C idle and -2 C full load. Oh yeah I have put the radiator in a enclosure with one sucking and one blowing 120mm fan on each side, the fans are thermostatically controlled according to the water temp with a home made controller.
 
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donnie

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Feb 25, 2001
This is my first watercooling system project. Ihave another AT case and another idea for another system.
 
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donnie

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Feb 25, 2001
The coolant I am useing in my system is sierra antifreeze. It is safe for the enviorment. In other words. It wont kill the little animals if they drink it.I am mixing it 50\50. It seems to be working all right. I ran burn 6 last nite for a couple of hours and never got over43c with my voltage.increased to 185.
 
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William

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very nice, i really like the concept of keeping the water system in a seperate enviroment. First, you put all those loud fans, and in some cases pump(depending on what you use) somewhere else, hey a closet sound good. You also have most of the places where leaks would occur outside your case. the downside is that you are less mobile. Very nice system. I had not thought of using another case to hold the water cooling stuff,i had just been using a wood frame I built.
 
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donnie

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Feb 25, 2001
Well like I said .I have another case and another idea. The next one is going to be pretty portable. Quick connect hoses that do not leak, easy access into case to change water and pump if needed. jumper wire to turn on water cooling case, and pressure gauge to keep track of water flow.