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    This is the early appearance of the watercooling loop. In very loopy and inefficient turns, etc. It's just gonna be a testbed to check for defective stuff thank god. >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post


    This is the early appearance of the watercooling loop. In very loopy and inefficient turns, etc. It's just gonna be a testbed to check for defective stuff thank god. >.>
    With Blizzcon canceled, you're making me more interested in trying to do this. @_@
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    I think I already posted here, but I've upgraded my rig very recently:

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    Arranging the loop turned out to be the easiest part. I messed up on some of the initial tubing, and the only way I could get off the darn compression fitting was to put the thing in boiling water and literally tug the tube back out. (Apparently, it becomes so jelly nothing can stop it.)

    Now that the case has been shipped, I'm going to lay off testing it till I can put it inside the case.
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2012-02-02 at 12:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Arranging the loop turned out to be the easiest part. I messed up on some of the initial tubing, and the only way I could get off the darn compression fitting was to put the thing in boiling water and literally tug the tube back out. (Apparently, it becomes so jelly nothing can stop it.)

    Now that the case has been shipped, I'm going to lay off testing it till I can put it inside the case.
    You have enough content to warrant it's own thread. Seriously though, I don't care where it is but it's easier to keep up with progression that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    You have enough content to warrant it's own thread. Seriously though, I don't care where it is but it's easier to keep up with progression that way
    I feel his pain, I don't do the WC loops personally but omg I have an FX-8150 system 980BE 2 i5-2500k setups 1 asus 1 asrock mobo. 2 560ti's(1 is mid RMA) 2 6950(1 in my pc 1 in my girls) Think I have a corsair 500w psu sitting around I mean literally my work area is a graveyard of pc's old and new. Also if you look at my pic in signature you can see my cable management is that of someone who pulls apart the pc regularily. O.O

    However Drunk cut it out ur making me want to go WC for the pretties!

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    No pics of my PC as i don't have a camera at the moment (soon i hope) and you would all laugh at my OLD OLD case, weird components and dodgy cabling

    Gotta say though, i love looking at the monster builds in here and wish i had the wonga to blow on a 'proper' gaming PC.

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    nothing special compared to what some of you guys have, but it works well, plays all the games i play on max with 50+ fps

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    they are pretty blurry my phone only has 3.2mpx : /

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    I love the 650D so much, but it's so damn expensive. I can't wait for the 550D to become a bit more widely available. I have my heart set on that case. <3
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    Imgur is acting up so I can't link them in small pictures.

    I'm thinking about downgrading to a mid tower, I'm just not sure which midtower to buy, my current computer is too loud when I'm sitting next to it, and headphones aren't really me :/
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    Why downgrade in size? o.Ô I'd be more concerned about replacing the fans if it's too loud. Get some slip stream fans installed at low RPM imo, or watercool your beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/u8hn1.jpg

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    Imgur is acting up so I can't link them in small pictures.

    I'm thinking about downgrading to a mid tower, I'm just not sure which midtower to buy, my current computer is too loud when I'm sitting next to it, and headphones aren't really me :/
    If noise is a concern the Fractal Design Define R3 $110 might be a nice choice. Assuming you actually want to "downgrade".
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    I'm not experienced with watercooling and I don't want to risk it with the shipping fees from Denmark to Greenland (If you ie. order a monitor for $500 you need to pay $300 for shipping, I'll try it out when I move to Denmark.)

    It's just huge and heavy, I'd rather not have it on the floor cause I have to put like 3 DVD/Game cases (Heh, put Mw3 & Brink on it) ontop of each end because the vibration through the floor is so huge the neighbour / my parents can hear it at night.

    Also the fact that it's got poor GPU air cooling.

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    Vibration? I thought they had some really good rubber pads underneath.

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    They're decent, not the best though. The main issue is the loudness of the fans (The backside and tops), the poor GPU air & the fact that I can't move it around properly (or put it up somewhere)

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    So now that I have finally finished getting everything out of my old HAF X and getting that all ready to be stuck in a box and shipped off to Cooler Master, obviously, as some people know from other certain threads... I had to make do for a while. All I can say is, it's awesome, it's nice, the air from the CPU heatsink feels like a calm breeze going directly at my face, and the whole thing is completely silent. (For now, we'll see what happens when I boot up a game.) I really wish I could keep my computer like this, I really do. It's very cool. Looks truly unique, and it's just nice to be able to look so directly at all your hardware.







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    Cooler Master HAF X
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    The rig as a whole stays obnoxiously cool (20-35 Celsius on GPU/CPU idling, 50s at full load) and very quiet.

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    I especially like the rubber band between the GPU and LAN cord. Gotta do what you gotta do eh?
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