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mata2974

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Columbus, Ohio
I have been building this one for some time.

Mag 5
Koolance reservoir, HD, chipset and GPU cooler
Swiftech 5002 AMD
1/2 inch Clearflex CPU loop
Ford Escort (huge I fan only, its enough) and Chevette heatcore (push pull) in series.

I am very pleased with my temperatures and setup. Previously I was only able to go as far as 2400MHz with this current CPU with T in the fifties and sixties (Maze 4).
It now idles @ a cool 37 degrees and full load at 41 degrees @ 2.0 volts in bios. I can possibly hit 2700 mhz :eek: , but my PSU VCore starts to fluctuate so bad :mad:.

EDIT: That was a month ago, now yes I am there!!!!!!!!!

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This swiftech WB rocks!!!. The top case is from a Koolance case that was hacked and dremmeled to death. It cools my WD Raid hard drives (too much heat), GPU and my 9800 (460MHz stable). I have no desire to ditch it, as some might suggest, I like my Koolance staff, no offence.:D

Top cage is closed, so that shroud wont be visible.....


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Ven0m

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Uber-cool! :D
Have you tried 13x / 13.5x with 200MHz fsb?

To get more stable voltage on CPU, you may need more efficient mobo mosfets cooling (DIY waterblock / BIG rads?).
 

bettsr

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Dec 6, 2003
WoW lots of hoses and stuff looks great, nice scores also. Looks like alot of work to get all that together.
 

iNSiGMA

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Thats nice how you used different diameter tubing for different loops, but whats not cool is how your trying to cool your rad w/o a PROPER shroud
 
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mata2974

mata2974

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Have you tried 13x / 13.5x with 200MHz fsb?
not yet, I have tried 13 X 196, it was prime stable for 25 min before I exited,

Thats nice how you used different diameter tubing for different loops, but whats not cool is how your trying to cool your rad w/o a PROPER shroud
yes you are right, actually I am debating if I should put two shrouds on the top heatercore like the bottom one or not.

its messy now but I will try to clean up some of those cables. One thing I noticed was that changing to a Mag 2 @250 GPH did not lower temp, they went up!! strange!! since most people believe that this block will benefit from a low flow pump.....
 

E-Licious

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mata2974 said:
its messy now but I will try to clean up some of those cables. One thing I noticed was that changing to a Mag 2 @250 GPH did not lower temp, they went up!! strange!! since most people believe that this block will benefit from a low flow pump.....

Huh? Why would the block benefit from a lower flow pump? Unless the higher flow pump generates considerably more heat, the higher flow pump will always be better.
 

Korndog

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lol, i think u got it the other way around dude.
its like this..
it will not benefit a lot from Higher flow pumps.
blocks like WW/RBX (a more restrictive block), will benefit from higher flowing pumps.
Its all about how restrictive ur block is. Your block isn't that restrictive
 

BigSmokey

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Its ugly! You need to put a lightning rod out top of your house and bring that sucker to life!

VERY NICE! By ugly I mean the kind of ugly that women would go "Eww" and guys would go "HOLY CRAP DUDE THATS AWESOME"
 

E-Licious

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BigSmokey said:
Its ugly! You need to put a lightning rod out top of your house and bring that sucker to life!

VERY NICE! By ugly I mean the kind of ugly that women would go "Eww" and guys would go "HOLY CRAP DUDE THATS AWESOME"

Nice. I know that definition of ugly.
 
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mata2974

mata2974

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Big Smokey I have seen your rig thread, its cool and "ugly":D, hey, as long as you feel you have accomplished something !!!
 

Korndog

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Its not about how it looks
its about how it preforms..
thats why people water cool right?? :p

kinda reminds me of my friend who though he could beat my car cause it looked kinda crappy, sure his looked nice with the $900 body kit and paint job, but my $300 nos spray kit seemed to be more effective :)
 

E-Licious

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Korndog said:
Its not about how it looks
its about how it preforms..
thats why people water cool right?? :p

kinda reminds me of my friend who though he could beat my car cause it looked kinda crappy, sure his looked nice with the $900 body kit and paint job, but my $300 nos spray kit seemed to be more effective :)

What? His body kit and paint job failed to give him the performance edge?

Seriously though, aesthetics are very important to some people, sometimes even moreso than performance. Form over function, anyone? But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice performance for looks. You can have both. Ugly radiators can be painted. Food container shrouds can be swapped with real shrouds, etc. I've seen nice looking WC setups, then I've seen not so nice looking ones. It all depends on how much time and money you want to spend on making it look good.
 

Korndog

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my wallet says i can't do both :)
couldn't even steal a food container from my mom, had to cut a shroud out of cardboard :D
 

Voodoo Rufus

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Looking pretty good there. H2O to me is about looks AND performance. Don't have to pay a lot to get a good looking rig either.