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watercooling...my first time! be easy on me!

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therapture

Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2000
Well, I got it built, and it is in testing phase at the moment...! I am letting it pump water for the night before I slap the components back into the case...
Here is a list of the components, I picked my own, made a piece or two, and built it from scratch.

-12"x5" Hayden Model 401 auto transmission cooler (nice and big!), get it at most auto parts stores for $29.00
-(2) 120mm fans mounted on cooler @85cfm each
-(2) LM217T voltage regulators for the fans
-BeCooling copper waterblock
-custom made reservoir using an automotive A/C drier bottle, with the top cut off and a cap welded into place, and 3/8" fittings mounted, brushed aluminum looks nice!
-Danner 350gph Mag Drive pump
-3/8" clear vinyl tubing
-distilled water with 10% Toyota brand antifreeze and 1oz "Redline Water Wetter"
-all components except waterblock are mounted into top section of a full tower case with 300w Sparkle p/s

I can't wait for tomorrow to pop my mobo and **** back in and try it out, hopefully my 1.0 Tbird will run 1.2 nicely...it did before but with 2.05v to it air cooling was a roadblock, ran too hot for extended gaming, even with an FOP38...this cpu is semi-marginal at 1.2, hopefully the drastic drop in temps will stabilize it.

-Image ATX full tower
-AMD 1.0ghz Tbird
-KT7 mobo with voltage mod (1 22Kohm resistor)
-256mb Kingmax pc150
-WD 20.5 and 15.3 ata66 7200rpm HD
-Plextor 8/4/32 CDRW
-AOpen 52x cdrom (for ripping mp3's)
-Creative GTS @210/375
-Creative SBLive
-SMC 10/100 nic
-(2)80mm 36cfm Sunons exhaust mode, in top of case
(1) 80mm Sunon 36cfm intake mode, in lower front
-Win2k Pro/Windows XP Beta2 dual boot (I am an offical MS Beta tester)


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Colin

Arctic Silver Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Glad to hear you got it all together. FWIW, water took my 1 gig Bird from 1243 mHz to 1292 mHz. Looking forward to hearing what it does for yours.
 
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William

Guest
sounds like a sound system. Hope everything goes well. One question, are you using enough water wetter.