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XanderF
09-19-04, 07:22 PM
Okay, selling this off for different reasons now. Looking to get a 'silent' cooling system, and while this is very quite....it's not silent. I'm moving off to an SFF system, so selling the system in my sig.

-= Case =-

Thermaltake Xaser III as seen here (http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/xaser3/v1000plus.htm) in its original form. See next pic for how it looks now. I replaced the original temp sensor monitor bay with a new back-lit one, that monitors fan RPM, as well. Replaced the LEDs on the dials from the blue original LEDs to red ones to match the case. Also cut a 120mm hole in the side of the case and trimmed it with rubber molding to mount a red LED fan in, with the silver reflective cover over it as well as a fan mesh filter, as you can see below. It includes a black 3.5" IOMega Zip drive.

This retails for well over $120, selling it for $75 plus shipping.

-= PSU =-

Antec True550, as seen here (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-910&depa=0). 550w PSU. Retails for $110 with shipping, asking $60 shipped.

-= Motherboard =-

Abit AN7, as seen on this page (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-167&depa=0). Retails for $96 shipped, asking $50 shipped.

-= TV Tuner Card =-

Hauppauge PVR250, as seen on this page (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-116-602&depa=0). Retails for $130 shipped, asking $75 shipped.

-= Next, the evaporative tower itself =-

6" PVC body, sanded, primed, painted, and 'finished'. Tons of liquid nails holding it together (well, not 'tons' - 3 tubes total, and plumbers goop, too). Quite leak-proof.

http://xanderf.dyndns.org:8080/images/pc/case.jpg

The tubing can be removed, but it is fairly integrated into the body of it, so I wouldn't unless you feel like repainting. The tubing from the bottom to the pump is 1/2" inner-diameter. The tubing that would run from the inside of the computer to the shower head on top is 3/8" inner-diameter. Basically, fit for the Swiftech parts I'm selling with it. It has a 120mm fan in the top of it blowing out. Sounds like a running stream and glows red, can you beat that? Oh, and gives *stable* overclocks of an AthlonXP '2600+' (2.09 ghz) @ 2.8 ghz at only 38C idle / 43C under load with ambient temps of 30C.

Asking price is $100 (heck, it's $40 in parts, and took me weeks to build! Still, I'll take offers). Sorry, no shipping. It's big. I'm in Bend, Oregon. I can meet you halfway, though, so if you live up as far as Vancouver, Canada or down as far as San Fran, California (or inland into Utah), we can probably work something out.

-= CPU block =-

Swiftech MCW-6000, as seen on this page (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcw6000.asp). Only used about 4 days, 12-14 hours a day, no chemicals even mixed in the water yet - just straight, distilled water.

Note that the fittings I currently have for it are for AthlonXP CPUs - the 'spare parts' to convert it into an Opteron block, Xeon block, Pentium-IV block, etc is just the blue bracket on top and run merely $5 - $10 each on Swiftech's site.

$40 block new, I'll sell it for $30.

-= Northbridge block =-

Swiftech MCW-20, as seen on this page (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcw20.asp). Only use about 4 days, 12-14 hours a day, no chemicals even mixed in the water yet - just straight, distilled water.

Again, the fittings I have for this are for Athlon Northbridges, but the 'spare parts' to change it for Intel Northbridges only runs $4.00 on Swiftech's Site.

Price new is $33, I'll sell it for $25.

-= GPU block =-

Swiftech MCW-50, as seen on this page (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcw50.asp). This one has seen more use, probably a couple months total.

The fittings I have for this are:
* Kit for GeForce 6800 series
* Screws for ATI Radeon cards, GeForce 4 and earlier cards

If you need a GeForceFX adapter kit, those are available on Swiftech's site for $6.50.

Price new is $39. Asking price is $30.

-= Pump =-

Swiftech MCP-600, as seen here (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcp600.asp). Same usage as the GPU block. Since the cooling tower runs 1/2" ID output from the bottom, the intake of the pump does not need an adapter. I do have an adapter for the top - 1/2" ID to 3/8" for the rest of the cooling system.

New these pumps ran $75, asking price is $60.

-= Card fan =-

To help keep the ram on the graphics card cool, I utilized this pair of 'card' devices:

Vantec Spectrum card cooler, as seen here (http://www.hightekpc.com/reviews/spectrum/spectrumcard2.html). Put this in the closest slot to the graphics card available.

PCI slot cooler, as seen as the PCSC-100 on this page (http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/r_slotc1/). I took out the 'guts' of it, though, so it acts merely as a duct. When placed in the slot directly underneath the Vantec Spectrum, the first Spectrum fan fits pretty snug to the top of the slot cooler to suck air in from the outside and blow it directly on the video card.

Combined price for both of these items new is $25, asking price is $15.

-= Final Words =-

If someone local is interested in buying the whole kit and kaboodle - Thermaltake Xaser tower (slightly modified - see the 120mm hole in the side with fan, also I've cut out part of the metal grill over one of the rear 80mm fan holes and lined that with trim to run the tubing in and out), Abit AN7, AthlonXP, etc - whole system as seen in my sig, do let me know. I'd be happy to work something out!

While I'd like to sell this all quickly, as a result, I'd prefer to get enough money on it to actually replace the stuff I need to replace. Ergo, while I can piece it out a *little*, I do not want to do any orders less than $150 total.

My eBay feedback is here (103-0-0) (http://cgi2.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=dderidex). I also have a heatware account with a UID 'XanderF' (http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=18437) - same email as above (16-0-0).

My public email is 'xan_fulton@yahoo.com', and I can be reached on Yahoo Instant Messanger as 'xan_fulton'.

XanderF
09-19-04, 07:26 PM
PVR-250 sold to Shizam @ Ars
Abit AN7 pending to henryabooboo @ [ H ]
Antec True550 pending to henryabooboo @ [ H ]

Everything else still up for grabs!

Stoneyguy
09-19-04, 08:16 PM
darn, PM me if the mobo deal doesn't go thru.

XanderF
09-20-04, 09:27 AM
All GPU, CPU, NB blocks and pumps considered pending to Dibrom @ Futuremark
PVR-250 sold to Shizam @ Ars
Abit AN7 pending to henryabooboo @ [ H ]
Antec True550 pending to henryabooboo @ [ H ]
PSU pending to MaMMa @ [ H ]

That still leaves the cooling tower itself, and the case. I'm willing to take offers on these!

Spliffstarr
09-20-04, 11:03 AM
If the deal falls through i would be intereseted in buying the entire water cooling kit..

XanderF
09-21-04, 04:28 PM
MCW-6000 sold to Dibrom @ Futuremark
MCP-600 sold to Dibrom @ Futuremark
MCW-50 sold to Dibrom @ Futuremark
MCW-20 sold to Dibrom @ Futuremark
PVR-250 sold to Shizam @ Ars
Abit AN7 sold to henryabooboo @ [ H ]
Antec True550 sold to henryabooboo @ [ H ]

Case and cooling tower still available, everything else sold.

Thanks, guys!