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clocinnorcal
Sun May 26 2013, 09:09pm
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Just got this kit
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And 2 of these
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-x-ReDRuM-x-187
Mon May 27 2013, 07:29am
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nice watercooling their cloc! between that and the waterblocks for the video you should tell a big diff.
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iiReload_x
Mon May 27 2013, 06:42pm
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You should do s build log on this!
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Don
Mon May 27 2013, 09:56pm
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Oh very nice! You plan on overclocking a bit don't you?
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Tue May 28 2013, 08:19am
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Nice Fella !
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clocinnorcal
Thu Jun 06 2013, 10:37pm
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So I finished my H20 upgrade in my rig. It took me a couple of days to do it because there was some minor modding involved which caused me to visit my local hardware store along with taking frequent breaks so I wouldn't go insane.

Reload requested a build log so here is a brief one.

Stuff arrives! However, one GPU block and two backplates are on back order and to be honest it doesn't look good









Starting to tear it down. My case is an Antec 1200 and I had a few options. Mount at the rear top area that is two fans long, drill holes and mount to the top, or remove drive bays and mount in the front behind the fans. I decided to mount it in the front behind the fans. This proved to be the most time consuming part of the build, in fact after I finished mounting the rad, everything else went quickly.
















Now I am installing the GPU block. EK baby!







Now a leak test.







And now I'm done! Started on Tuesday, finished a few hours ago.






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clocinnorcal
Thu Jun 06 2013, 11:19pm
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Idle temps are awesome! I'll report back with load temps.

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Kz
Fri Jun 07 2013, 02:48am
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Very nice. I'm glad you did the log.
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Fri Jun 07 2013, 04:58am
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I love it. But I was told once not to feed caviar to a pig...so this is more my speed!;D



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clocinnorcal
Fri Jun 07 2013, 12:27pm
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Kz wrote ...

Very nice. I'm glad you did the log.

Thank you. I will be updating it I guess as my other water block and back plates arrive.
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-x-ReDRuM-x-187
Fri Jun 07 2013, 04:08pm
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I say the inside of your computer is breathing better. by the first pic,it looks a little dusty...lol
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iiReload_x
Fri Jun 07 2013, 04:44pm
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How hard was it to install everything? Water block, gpu block, etc.
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clocinnorcal
Fri Jun 07 2013, 09:21pm
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Jtuned322 wrote ...

How hard was it to install everything? Water block, gpu block, etc.


Not hard. The hardest part was figuring out how to mount the front fans with the rad and rad fans. I ended up drilling holes in the side of my case so that I could screw into the fan housings; after that I used the mounting brackets that were provided in the kit to mount the rad to the fan housings in front. There is small gap between the front fan housings and the rad, probably about an inch or two. Doing that actually lifts the rad up from the bottom of the case about an inch or two also.
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clocinnorcal
Fri Jun 07 2013, 09:21pm
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Here are my temps after running 3DMark GPU/CPU benchmark test.


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iiReload_x
Sat Jun 08 2013, 02:39am
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clocinnorcal wrote ...

Jtuned322 wrote ...

How hard was it to install everything? Water block, gpu block, etc.


Not hard. The hardest part was figuring out how to mount the front fans with the rad and rad fans. I ended up drilling holes in the side of my case so that I could screw into the fan housings; after that I used the mounting brackets that were provided in the kit to mount the rad to the fan housings in front. There is small gap between the front fan housings and the rad, probably about an inch or two. Doing that actually lifts the rad up from the bottom of the case about an inch or two also.


Oh okay! Yeah, I heard if you want to start water cooling, those XSPC water cooling kits are the way to go! If you don't might me asking, how much did you spend all together
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clocinnorcal
Sat Jun 08 2013, 12:32pm
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$140 - XSPC Raystorm 240 kit
$260 - EK FC 6970v2 blocks + backplates
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G8R
Sat Jun 08 2013, 08:52pm
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Looks good dude! I was super nervous when I tore my vid cards apart to put the blocks on. But it wasn't so bad. EK shit is bad ass!!
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clocinnorcal
Sat Jun 08 2013, 10:18pm
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G8R wrote ...

Looks good dude! I was super nervous when I tore my vid cards apart to put the blocks on. But it wasn't so bad. EK shit is bad ass!!

Thanks bud! I really like their products. Unfortunately the kits were a little pricey. I am going to get another rad and install it in the top eventually.

Final pic of complete rig. Shitty picture though.



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iiReload_x
Sun Jun 09 2013, 06:32am
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140 just for the kit? o: what does it come with?
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clocinnorcal
Sun Jun 09 2013, 11:28am
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It comes with all the stuff pictured

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SPRADMAN
Thu Jun 13 2013, 05:47pm
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nice set-up cloc.
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Don
Thu Jun 13 2013, 09:02pm
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400$ for 2 way cross/sli + processor with a dual rad/pump/nice reservoir!! That's cheap! My next build is def. gonna use some of that! Nice find and nice work on those cloc I love the new PC!
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clocinnorcal
Tue Mar 18 2014, 01:15pm
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**Update: Got some goodies to go in my rig. Since the last update I have 2 EVGA GTX 680s, New Obsidian 750D case, Samsung SSD, EK waterblocks and bridge, an additional radiator, new dual bay/dual res/pump, and some fans and stuff.

















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NIN1385
Tue Mar 18 2014, 05:30pm
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Explain how those blocks work/seal... The ones on the video cards, tthey look badass.
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McLovin
Tue Mar 18 2014, 05:36pm
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That looks like it was pimped out by aliens.
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clocinnorcal
Tue Mar 18 2014, 06:31pm
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NIN1385 wrote ...

Explain how those blocks work/seal... The ones on the video cards, tthey look badass.

Here is an explanation of how the flow works inside the bridge.
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And here is the bridge, if you look at the picture of the back, you can see how the holes line up with the "FC Link" that is attached to my blocks.
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I have the "parallel" one, but I used to run 2 in serial. Due to the nature of parallel I had to crank up the 2 pumps to meet the flow demand; however, it seems to keep the cards running at near identical temps not to mention there has been a 2-3 C degree decrease in temperature.


McLovin wrote ...

That looks like it was pimped out by aliens.

Yeah, out of this world
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G8R
Tue Mar 18 2014, 09:14pm
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Badass! Would look better with orange fans that you were looking for JK looks sick, I love the water bridge for the cards
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clocinnorcal
Wed Mar 19 2014, 10:20am
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G8R wrote ...

Badass! Would look better with orange fans that you were looking for JK looks sick, I love the water bridge for the cards

damn you illusive orange fans
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Akito
Wed Mar 19 2014, 03:47pm
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just kill the lights in the fans and buy some LED strips from autozone they have some strips at the store, they sells ones that can do several different colors, including orange.


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clocinnorcal
Sat Aug 30 2014, 03:15pm
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The ever evolving rig. Bought some new stuff. Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 and Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


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Sun Aug 31 2014, 12:54pm
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Make sure you install that McAfee suite, all the cool kids are doing it.
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G8R
Mon Sep 01 2014, 08:38am
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Sweet!
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-SFWS-Hawk
Mon Sep 01 2014, 01:32pm
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The cooling tubes remind me of TMNT 2:SOTO that was just on a couple days ago.
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McLovin
Mon Sep 01 2014, 04:40pm
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How silent is your machine?
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clocinnorcal
Mon Sep 01 2014, 06:05pm
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McLovin wrote ...

How silent is your machine?

Very silent. Whisper quiet. Unless I put my ear to it, it doesn't make any audible noise. I bought those Corsair AF 120mm Quiet Edition fans.

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McLovin
Tue Sep 02 2014, 04:47pm
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Sweet, my rig currently is fairly quiet on air cooling, but it does get a little hot, especially while playing games.
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clocinnorcal
Tue Sep 02 2014, 09:54pm
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Is it your GPU that gets hot? That's another cool thing about H2O is that everything stays pretty cool under load, but... I'm getting sick to death of the obstructive nature of all the water components. It doesn't make for a quick upgrade.
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McLovin
Wed Sep 03 2014, 02:10pm
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Yeah, it's mainly the GPU, but the CPU too, only thing is that the CPU has a humongous heatsink, so it's not so bad.
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Fri Sep 19 2014, 04:17am
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very nice!!!
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Akito
Thu Oct 16 2014, 02:42pm
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Might as well post this here
Uh oh

speaking of huge ass heat sinks!


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