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mfpmax

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watercooler.jpg
 

pHaestus

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My lil PC-50:

pc50side.jpg


Older Antec SX1030:

antec_h2ocooled.jpg


AquaXtreme system from Cooltechnica:

ph-AXB-loop.jpg

That system is about to undergo major renovations, with a heatercore in the front, a 226W pelt, and a second loop for video and chipset. Or so I am thinking...
 

Graystar

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Here's my Antec. I didn't want to lose any expansion options, but I didn't want to chop up the case either. With this configuration I still have all my drive bays and can use all my slots on the board. And I only had to cut one hole in the side panel.

BTW, if you use a Black Ice rad or something of similar size, you can put the 120mm fan on the inside.

wcsystem.jpg


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StinkyPete

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Well, if you are looking for ideas on placement and routing (a VERY good idea, IMHO) here's mine...

19-WaterTest3.jpg

From the pump output the water goes straight up to the Bay-Rez...
22-WaterTest6.jpg

Then out the back to the BIX2... While building the case it became apparent that I wouldn't be able to go under the power supply to the BIX2's barbs; so I turned it around & had the tubes go out to meet it...
21-WaterTest5.jpg

Then, back into the case and it goes right into the into the CPU, followed by the Northbridge, and finally into the 9800...
18-WaterTest1.jpg

And finally it comes out of the 9800 & starts all over again.


You can see in the first pic that going from the video card output directally into the pump inlet (my original routing plan) would have been too tight, so I turned the pump around and made a gradual loop into the inlet. I wanted to avoid using any 90 degree elbows if at all possible...

My idea was to use the full pressure of the pump's output to go straight up to the highest point in the system (the Bay-Rez) then sort of let gravity help as each stop was lower than the one before it... Don't know if this really makes much of a difference in a closed loop system, but I needed some sort of a general routing plan...:p

You'll probally make adjustments along the way (as I did with the BIX2 and the pump inlet) but it's good to look at other systems before you start cutting up expensive tubing... There was another "Post pics of your rig" thread here w/pics that I studied very carefully before I cut a single piece of hose. (Not sure why this forum is "anti-stickie", but I used that thread to help layout my design...)

Good Luck,
--Pete
 

Maxvla

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sandman001 said:


if you haven't already mounted it, you could drill some holes and screw the first fan into the front of your case. Assuming it's screwed onto teh heatercore.

BTW, I love this thread........I think I might go water....
i mounted it with a ton of velcro. works very well.

water.jpg


first pic of system running... i've since mounted the cold cathode control in a emtpy 5 1/4 drive cover.
 

Maxvla

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Junglebizz said:
Anyone know of any websites where you can host pics for free so I can show them here? Yahoo photos doesn't work for this
i will host your pics.

mail them to [email protected] and i will reply with links to the pics you supplied within 12 hours of your email.
 
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