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KCB064

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Dec 4, 2009
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Kailua, HI
I finally finished my first liquid cooled system, after about 3 months of building. Here is some of the hardware...
Antec 1200 case
Corsair 850W PSU
Asus P6t Deluxe v2
Intel Core i7-620
Corsair Dominator 6GB @ 1600Mhz
ATI 5850
OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD (2) in Raid0
Danger Den CPU Block
EK Dual bay reservoir
Swiftec MCP655 pump
Swiftec MCR220 radiator
Yate Loon Medium fans

I have the i7 running at 4.1 GHz at 1.3v. Idle temps 39-41C. Full prime 95 load after 20 min temps at 74-76C.

SSDs getting writes of 290MB/s and reads of 390MB/s.

Haven't played with the GPU much yet...

Thanks for checking it out and everyones help during the build!!

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atomic ferret

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I would replace the TDX block with something more recent. It's pretty outdated and you'll see a decrease in temps by switching to a Swiftech XT or HK 3.0.
 
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KCB064

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I'd love to put the new Heat Killer block on eventually. Just comes down to $$, I got the TDX for really cheap! It does a decent job for now... Temps should go down how much with better block? 5c?
 

Boulard83

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:welcome:

Good job !

I agree with atomic about your block but yes ... its $$ for few °c

You have anything on the bottom/front of the case ? You could mount the rad inside the case this way. Quite EZ.
 
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KCB064

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I have the SSDs, a 1TB, and the pump there....i considered it, but it isnt a big deal to me to be outside...
 

deadlysyn

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I can completely relate to the money argument. My first set up had an Apogee GT and a heater core.

I can relate to the money reasoning as well. I have been piecing my loop together as I had the money to spare. The only parts that were bought new are about 5 fittings, and my tubing. Everything else was bought from the classies here, and I still spent around $300 for a CPU and GPU loop. I have been ordering what parts I could afford since September or October.

The loop looks pretty good, and if you are happy with your temps, I wouldn't change a thing.