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My micro ATX water cooled project is done

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Bender

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Yes you can fit a good water cooling system in a micr atx case. This project is done for now. I want to add a 156 watt pelt but it will be a while.



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I ended up with a push pull configuration for the 120mm fans. It was quite tricky cutting a hole and chopping up the fan to fit in the front of the case. The pulling fan simply velcrows to the back of the radiator. I like velcrow so my pump relay next to the rear fan is velcrowed on and the pump is stuck to the bottom of the case with velcrow.

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pudgy-duck

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Bender;

Look's good!!!!! I assume from looking at the water block mount, that this must be your P4 2 Gig setup. Is that an Inwin case? If so, what model number?

Stay Cool

Pudge
 

f155mph

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Nice job. What kinda of temp are you getting from that? I hope nothing breaks on you. That thing looks like a sardine can.:D
 
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Bender

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I get 40-42c max depending on room temp. I think Asus Probe is high so I'll try my compnurse if I can rig it up the the cap of the CPU. The CPU is generating about the same as an overclocked athlon. I'm running 1.85v at 2.9 GHz but not shure how many watts of heat that is.
 

ssjwizard

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nice... i guess what my question is gona be is which system is kickin more *** your xp or your intel.
 
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Bender

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The intel is faster for now. I'm waiting on copper to make a coldplate to use with my 226 watt pelt for the athlon. Once the P4 gets its pelt if it ever does it will remain the all around speed king.
 

ssjwizard

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just wondering i love my amd systems but ive ben hearing good things about intells northwood cpus and im tring to decide wether i can get more out of a new amd system or an intell i know they overclock alot further but at less gain at the higher speed
 
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Bender

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ssjwizard said:
nice... i guess what my question is gona be is which system is kickin more *** your xp or your intel.

Get an XP if you want best bang for the buck. It takes a northwood system a much higher overclock to reach the performance of an athlon. The only Northwood I can reccomend is the 1.6 or 1.8 since they are priced only slightly higher than a faster model athlon XP. RD ram is very good for the P4 but its not as overclocking friendly as most ddr.
 

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Bender said:


Get an XP if you want best bang for the buck. It takes a northwood system a much higher overclock to reach the performance of an athlon. The only Northwood I can reccomend is the 1.6 or 1.8 since they are priced only slightly higher than a faster model athlon XP. RD ram is very good for the P4 but its not as overclocking friendly as most ddr.

HEHE, I just ordered a 1.6a (ES);) and a 1.8a

I'll keep the better of the two.....got my Williamette up on the Auction block now at Ebay.....I refuse to sell it in the classifieds as I wouldnt want an Overclocker to get this turkey. ;)
 

jdmcnudgent

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Silversinksam said:


HEHE, I just ordered a 1.6a (ES);) and a 1.8a

I'll keep the better of the two.....got my Williamette up on the Auction block now at Ebay.....I refuse to sell it in the classifieds as I wouldnt want an Overclocker to get this turkey. ;)
1.6a (es), where did you order that from?:D