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My homemade watercooling setup is complete!

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0dan0

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Apr 8, 2001
The setup is complete, im still waiting on the waterjacket and the processor (and the motherboard/power supply/case/ram/video card :)). But here are the details.

Pump/reservoir-- I used a magnum HOT canister filter (for aquariums-- http://www.thatpetplace.com/cgi-bin...=F22+0221+0190&TRAN85=Y&EDP=11631&PRT=D&GENP= )
The reason I used this is it is a pump and a reservoir all built into one and I had one lying around from an old fishtank... price $0
Radiator - Heater core from super trak - price $23
waterjacket - MAZE2 from dangerden
+ water wetter (with shipping).... price $65
tubing at HD (10 ft of 3/8" ID and 10ft of 1/2" ID)... price $6
metal hose clamps... price $5
120mm fan for radiator + arctic silver + shipping... price $25
look on my parents face when I told them this was for my computer... priceless :)

so overall the total price for this is $124, and it seems pretty quality. Its a really high quality waterjacket, the pump does about 250gph and the pump is external so little heat will get in the water from the pump. These canister filters are a pain to bleed, but once it is bled I wont have to worry about it again. The radiator is made of copper and should work well. This is for a smokin' hot 1.33 bird so it will be the ultimate test of the DIY water cooling setup. Once i get the rest of the stuff ill report on how well it works. And if anybody is interested ill post pictures of it.

-Dan
 

Dark Druid

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Jan 22, 2001
Sounds good, keep us updated. check my sig for my setup Im building and check the journey part.

You might still have a problem with condensation. I had it set in REAL quick with no heat load and no cooling.

But maybe not.

Test your setup out of the system first.

Peace
 

Colin

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0dan0 (Apr 10, 2001 07:45 p.m.):
look on my parents face when I told them this was for my computer... priceless :)

I love it! Post some pics.
 
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0dan0

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I think there is gonna be a slight change of plans. I found a mag 2 in my room that I had used a while back but I had replaced it with an eheim. The pump needs a new impellor but thats it, and I think I am gonna use a mag instead. It is more compact than the HOT magnum and it gives a little bit more flow. And the plumbing is a bit more safe.

-Dan