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UDawg
09-01-04, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the world of water cooling.
This thread will deal with all news, troubleshooting
and questions with water cooling systems.
Also if you got em' show em'.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7704

Here are a few links of the more popular water cooling manufactures.
Asetek (http://www.asetek.com/)
Cooler Master (http://www.coolermaster.com/)
Danger Den (http://www.dangerden.com/)
Koolance (http://www.koolance.com/)
Swiftech (http://www.swiftnets.com/)
Thermaltake (http://www.thermaltake.com/psu.htm)
Zalman (http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/usa_index.asp)

UDawg
09-01-04, 10:19 PM
I made this thread because of the PC2-601BW (http://www.koolance.com/products/product.html?code=CCS-A04&category_id=2) I just bought a couple of weeks ago. I got if refurbished for $149. I want to get the best CPU block out there for a A67 939 CPU. I know Swiftech and DD are tops but what do you guys think? I am new to this area of modding so I am excited to hear what you more experience WC modders have to say.

jAkUp
09-01-04, 10:35 PM
Go dangerden man.. best waterblocks you can buy :) Anyways, here is my modest WC'ing kit ;) My next unit is gonna be a DangerDen of Swiftech I think...

http://img82.exs.cx/img82/2476/Watercooling.jpg

UDawg
09-01-04, 11:42 PM
The RBX Block Athlon64 (http://www.dangerden.com/mall2/more_block2.asp?fmmore=233) with 3/8" barbs is what I have had my eye on. I was looking at Swiftech's block but they put out a new one and I don't know much about it.

Anyway do you guys know if the Accelerator Nozzles add to the performance of the system?

MUYA
09-01-04, 11:46 PM
Did u see the Noob water clock kit from Thermal take reviewed over at overclocker's cafe (http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cooling/Tt_Bigwater/index.html) .


That performs to a whisker of the Asetek solution which has a better pump and bigger resevoir. Looks like i bouight the wrong Noob water cooling kit in the coolermaster aquagate.

GlowStick
09-01-04, 11:52 PM
For those of you who havent been on IRC lately may not know this.

Anyways this thread is very convenit with my own jump into WaterCooling, however im going Stright DangerDen 1/2ID.

So far i have orderd
DangerDen RBX Athlon64
DangerDen NV-68
Black Ice Extreme
DangerDen 12v Pump
Ultra X-Connect PowerSupply (did wonders)

After i got my power supply i realized that my case is WAY to small, i need something bigger so i am probly going to get a bigger case anyways (i already spent 570$, what is 270$ more?)

I am planning on getting the Lian Li V-2000

http://www.sundialmicro.com/cgi-bin/sundial/pcv2000b.html

My DangerDen stuff comes on Saturday via FedEx, if i can get the case shipped 2nd day with saturday delivery at a decent rate ill go for it, otherwise i wont beable to work on it till monday : (

Ill definatly report back with pics in this thread though :D

MUYA
09-02-04, 12:05 AM
That Lian Li PC-v2000 is huge!!!

UDawg
09-02-04, 12:17 AM
Did u see the Noob water clock kit from Thermal take reviewed over at overclocker's cafe (http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cooling/Tt_Bigwater/index.html) .


That performs to a whisker of the Asetek solution which has a better pump and bigger resevoir. Looks like i bouight the wrong Noob water cooling kit in the coolermaster aquagate.

You know what MUAY, I don't think so. Your kit is perfect for your case. It will be a nice and certainly a hansome set up. You were talking about the Aquagate for a while. You should be happy with it.

I have been looking at the Koolance solution for a long time. I like the case set up. It is the cleanest system to date. With DD blocks I think it will be a very nice performer and a quiet solution.

Glow, your input is MANDITORY! :D Let us know any problems with the modding, do's and don'ts etc.

UDawg
09-02-04, 12:42 AM
Here is my stystem (in progress)

ricercar
09-02-04, 07:48 PM
I got a Koolance 601 like Udawg's, and am well-pleased. My GlobalWin SilentStream kit and my Inovatek self-assembled 3/8 tubing system run either not as quiet or not as cool as the Koolance.

kraigc
09-02-04, 08:30 PM
I have koolance too. Not too shabby. I like it.

UDawg
09-02-04, 11:32 PM
So let me ask you WC vets this. Did you test the system for 24hrs before installing the the mobo or did you just plug and play?

BTW Kraig and Rice, how quiet are your Koolance systems?

PaiN
09-03-04, 07:04 AM
So let me ask you WC vets this. Did you test the system for 24hrs before installing the the mobo or did you just plug and play?

BTW Kraig and Rice, how quiet are your Koolance systems?

When ever I break the circuit...I let it at least run overnight before I put on the system.
My EXOS in Mode1(lowest fan speed) is almost silent. :D

kraigc
09-03-04, 08:39 AM
So let me ask you WC vets this. Did you test the system for 24hrs before installing the the mobo or did you just plug and play?

BTW Kraig and Rice, how quiet are your Koolance systems?

Mode 1 is silent, mode 2 is silent until a certain temp then it goes to mode 3, which is a little louder, but not as much as a case full of fans. I have the newer water blocks from Koolance with screw on fittings. As hard as it was to get the hoses over the barbs, I knew it wouldnt leak so I installed everything at once.

UDawg
09-03-04, 10:32 AM
Thanks for your input.

kraigc
09-03-04, 12:23 PM
No problem, just make sure you get the new blocks with the screw on connectors. Much better than the old clamp on ones.

UDawg
09-03-04, 12:32 PM
Ya Koolance is about 7 miles from me and they have a retail store that I get my puter parts from. I still am thinking about getting the Danger Den water block though. It is jsut a better block.

kraigc
09-03-04, 12:40 PM
very true. I wish I had a good store near me.

UDawg
09-05-04, 02:49 AM
If this thread doesn't draw intrest then I will unstick it. I don't like useless threads hanging around.

ricercar
09-05-04, 09:19 AM
Did you test the system for 24hrs before installing the the mobo or did you just plug and play?No way. I've got more impatience than fear. I tested my first system overnight, but not 24 hours. My second and third systems I tested for perhaps an hour or two each.
how quiet are your Koolance systems?My Koolance is dead quiet, the quietest machine out of four x86 boxen in the house (two of my Macs are quieter). Except for booting, the Koolance fans never reach the turbo speed (loud setting).

motleycrue
09-11-04, 02:03 AM
I've got the Exos External Liquid Cooling on my AMD TB 1.33 right now. I live in canada.... Hehehe, as you know it gets Cold here, I left my window open when it was -33C out overnight, by accident, came home from work, went in my room yikes it was cold, the Temperature was at 7C, then i went into my bios checked the actual cpu temperature, and it was at 16C which is awesome for a thunderbird and how hot they run, So i changed the multiplier from 10 to 14 and up the voltage +.100. Ran this baby @ 1.86 GHZ. got almost 1400 more in 3dmark 2001, i was getting scores in certain tests that NO ONE in my category could dream of, i was beating people by far with athlon xp 2200+ that had the same video card as me, but only in the tests that improve by multiplier. most of the others are only effected when you increase the bus speed.

:nanahump:

motleycrue
09-11-04, 02:07 AM
oh btw will my 300WATT KOOL CPU 3H06 sink work on a new athlon 64 chip?
will the clips for my thunderbird style socket fit on a socket 754 amd mainboard?

anzak
09-11-04, 02:50 AM
I may go with watercooling yet. I've already ordered a NV Silencer 5 so there is not need to buy a gpu block. I don't think cheap (under $150) water cooling is worth the price. When high end Thermalright and Thermaltake heatsinks can give you the same results for 1/4th the price.

GlowStick
09-11-04, 04:01 AM
Hello,

Small update on my project,

Intresting enough everything that could of went wrong, went wrong : )

I am sorry for the lack of pictures while i was buidling it (many many many many times) but i got very fustrated. However i will try to make a good post with some final product pictures tomrow!

But prelimanary tests indicate
FX-53 @ 2.5Ghz Idle: 32c Prime:38c
BFG 6800 Ultra OC @Stock Idle: 47c Load: 55c

GlowStick
09-14-04, 04:07 PM
I finaly found my Flash Card Reader so i took some pics!

Download them all in their high res glory here

http://glowstickinsightbb.shackspace.com/highres.rar (5mb)

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There are some sized down pics, hope you enjoy!

Keep in mind that my HDD burnt out that is why you see a big scsi cable that is out of place, it will be replaced with a SATA cable once my new drive arrives
Any questions feel free to ask.