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18 Aug 2012   #1801
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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Looks great Steve, amazing job hiding all the cables from the PSU
Yes, hid the PSU too. Pretty good, huh?
Like the Wizard of Oz...don't look behind the curtain...

A Guy
Aren't curtains for hiding things?


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18 Aug 2012   #1802
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Here it is Leak testing. Not the prettiest, but so far (2 hours) no leaks. It's all I'm going to do! I'm tired of fighting with it. By request from Joey. It's all your fault.

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Steve that is the XM isn't it? cos if so would you reckon I would be better off with liquid cooling - am not planning on thrashing it to death as I was going to use the
Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler.

The other thing I was curious about is what are those two tubes going to the front of the case for? as my lads machine just had a rear radiator in it.

Just a matter of interest though with the leaks is that I seem to remember that that anti freeze / cooler liquid is better at finding leaks than water - in cars at least. I suppose it is out of the question to use that leak stuff you can put in cars for the system in the computer?
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19 Aug 2012   #1803
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

No, That case is the Switch 810. As far as anti freeze, I understand you can put a little in the water, but it turns the water yellowish. The tubes running to the front of the case is a front Dual 5.25 Bay reservoir ( more trouble than they are worth, IMO). For the XM, a 240mm (2X120mm fans) will fit fine, it won't take a 360mm rad without modifications. An H 100 would fit perfect. As far as air coolers, mass gets the best results. It has to have a very large surface area to cool right. If you are going to seriously overclock I would go for the Noctua NH-D14 or Silver arrow. They are both huge and take a lot of room, but your XM will take it. My XM has the D14 in it. IMO, the D14 is better than the H100, I've had both. The Closed loop coolers do not have a reservoir, so not as many tubes. here is my XM with the D14 in it. You just need low profile memory, there is 44mm available. I use G Skill Ripjaws or Sniper, they are 40mm tall. If you are talking about your 2500, it won't need such a large cooler. You can't overclock it that much. I'm not familiar with the cooler you chose, so can make no comments about it. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a good cooler if you aren't doing heavy overclocking. It's probably the best cooler in it's price range. I hope that answers all of your questions, if not, fire away.

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19 Aug 2012   #1804
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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I do wish more gpu makers would consider making backplates for their cards, it just look awesome and as I understood from reading a bit it helps a bit with keeping the card a bit cooler, when I was looking for a new card I was checking the evga just because of that but every review I read stated that the cards was running hot so ended up with a asus DCII card, and after seeing Alsisgevat WC evga cards it made me sad ^^, I want to do a WC riged but it have to be when I have a job so I dont need to worry as much about the money if something would go wrong
Well have a look on FC Backplates - VGA Blocks - Blocks, they supply backplates for allot of the cards, I bought 2 from them at first when I planned on putting a waterblock on a aircooled gpu, imo the ekwb plates look better, they don't have the holes in them like evga's, but the backplates should only be gotten if you have a heavy card, or if you like the look, because it offers no additional cooling, and is some reviews made the cards get warmer. But I personally like them allot, it finishes off a build

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Just a matter of interest though with the leaks is that I seem to remember that that anti freeze / cooler liquid is better at finding leaks than water - in cars at least. I suppose it is out of the question to use that leak stuff you can put in cars for the system in the computer?

The only reason to use antifreeze is because of the anti-corrosion properties, but basically any additive with ethylene glycol in it will work, most use pure ethylene glycol, but is hard to find here,and more expensive. And as Steve said, AF colors your water, depending on what brand or bottle, you could end up with a great color,or a sea sick green one like I did, the plus point is,that when the pump starts the color is thinned out into the loop,and unless you shine a flashlight on it,it's hard to see.
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19 Aug 2012   #1805
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Damn, I've missed a lot.
Steve good job on getting the WC set up, maybe you can go for 6GHz.

John, good stuff there and happy building.

Joey, clean out your room and you can send me all them there unused new parts.

BTW, I once said to my first wife when she turned 40 I was going to trade her for two 20's. she thought I was kidding.
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19 Aug 2012   #1806
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Well, it isn't pretty, but it works. I haven't cleaned it up yet, but not a lot to do. This case has given me fits. The wiring stinks. But, I'm too tired to care right now.

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And just for Joey

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19 Aug 2012   #1807
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Looks great Steve.
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19 Aug 2012   #1808
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nice job Steve, congrats. The wiring isn't bad at all.
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19 Aug 2012   #1809
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Steve,
This is just a killer rig no way around it!
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19 Aug 2012   #1810
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Great looking Steve !
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