NerdNOS.net Logo

Water Cooling 101

This section is under construction. I'm currently working on the writeup for some advice for would be water cooling people.

Specs:

Q6600 B3 Stepping at 3.0 Ghz
8GB DDR2 800Mhz Kingston Ram
Saphire ATI Radeon 3870X2
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum
Gigabyte iRAM w/ 4GB DDR400 RAM
2x36 WD Raptors in Raid 0
LG DVD Super-Multi Drive with Lightscribe 18x(IDE)
LG DVD Super-Multi Drive 22x(Sata)
Internal 3.5" SD Reader

MAZE5CPU CPU cooler (Arctic Silver 5 Paste)
3/8" Tygon Tubing
Laing DDC-12V 18 Watt Pump
Black Ice GTS 360 with 3 Evercool Aluminum fans on it (They didn't quite fit, so I had to mount one on top sucking and two below blowing.)
Feser One Green UV Reactive Coolant

Here's some pics of my finished setup (Still working on it)

rig1

rig2

rig3


UPDATE DEC 30, 2008. Upgraded to a better Radiator, the tiny 80mm wasn't doing it for me. I've dropped temps by about 10 degrees by switching the the larger rad, lowered noise levels. The disadvantage is that I couldn't use the copper pipe to route the lines like I had planned, so I'll need to think of something to improve on this. The first two pics gives you a good idea of what the lighting looks like.


water4

water5

water6

water7

water8

water9


Written by Dan on 2009-01-02 21:56:08

Login to NerdNOS
Username:  
Password:  
Register with NerdNOS