My first shot at Watercooling!

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by PsYkHoTiK, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    AND ITS GHETTO!!! LMAO!!! :haha:

    I picked up this kit for like 60 bucks. Has a Sacem pump, a swiftech MCW-6002 waterblock, two 80mm dual pass radiators. :p

    I set em up pump --> radiator --> radiator --> waterblock. I used water wetter but it turned green a few minutes later. LOL! Must be the old stuff the seller used I guess.. :hmm:

    Had trouble with the tube inserts thats needed for the quick connect fittings (the coolflex are too soft for it and needs the tube inserts) so I had to use some short pieces of hard tubing that the seller threw in. :p

    There were some occasions I forgot to insert the clams before connecting the tubing (almost impossible to take off once its on... :| ) so I improvised with zip ties that I never bothered trimming off the extras.. :haha:

    The two radiators are using 80mm ADDA fans from AAY's case (that he swapped out with even slower fans :nuts: :lol: ) I don't know how the tubing got so garbled like that.. LOL! But I don't really care... :p It's temporary coz I wasnt able to mount the radiators in my case so this setup will be going to my bro's PC once he buys a few more stuff. So when that happens, its back to good ol XP-120 again.

    Oh yeah. NO LEAKS!!! WOOT! :p

    I had to hang the Panflo from my XP-120 coz the ram was overheating... :faint:

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  2. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL!! But it's really not as ghetto as Chai's!!! :mrgreen:

    Chai, post yours! :wicked:
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    My current setup is a lot cleaner than it used to. :mrgreen: I haven't changed anything for a long time, so you guys have probably seen it before.
  4. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Haha, mine will probably be even more ghetto :lol:
    PsY, you interested in collaborating and doing a comparison between high-end air cooling and watercooling? :)
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    The others have not, what. :mrgreen:

    So post them and show them how ghetto your setup is! :thumb:
  6. Phut

    Phut Newbie

    Well, firstly theres some ghetto-problems with the pictured system ;)

    The pump is neatly set up with the res

    You're using 80mm rads built for watercooling. You should be using heatercores from cars!

    You're using a commercially made waterblock!

    Your case acctually exists.

    I've seen some hackjob boxes which are the definition of a ghetto system.

    Although tbh I haven't seen Chai's system yet ;)
  7. sherren

    sherren Newbie

    Nice,where u gonna place those rads and pump at?
  8. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    This is my first setup more than 5 years ago... this is probably ghetto enough I think. :D Steel waterblock!

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  9. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    I have small case and an even smaller wallet (currently) so no new stuff. I have no access to CNC machinery so that a no too.. :mrgreen:

    And Papercut, Let me know what u have in mind on msn or pm... ;)
  10. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    This is my setup today. Not ghetto anymore since you can buy much better parts today.

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  11. zachig

    zachig Newbie

    You're absolutely right, Chai!!! ;)
  12. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Here's a shot of my parts.

    Clockwise from top left:
    Nulon Ultra Cool, car radiator coolant
    Shrouded car heatercore - if I'm not wrong, it's from a Toyota Camry
    Storm waterblock - oh well, doesn't quite fit in with the theme, but I don't want to compromise on that :mrgreen:
    Tubing - cheap 1/2" ID PVC from the hardware store, A$2.50 a metre :haha:
    Eheim 1250 pump - mismatched brass and plastic barbs :haha:

    So how's that for ghetto :p

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  13. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    The fittings on the pump looks very restrictive...
  14. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    The original fittings were a lot worse. The outlet one can't really be helped because it's not a standard size... :think:
  15. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    so u guys use coolant and not tap water?

    i have some parts here and never used it since day one (lazy :shifty:)

    thinking of setting it up, what should I use to replace the tap water?
  16. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    I use distilled water and water wetter... :mrgreen:
  17. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    The tap water here in Perth is horrible...a lot of calcium and other minerals, and not 100% clean. Gonna use distilled water + that coolant in a 20:1 ratio.
  18. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    can we get water wetter here?

    i remember I once asked chai and he said nope..
  19. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    You have to mix coolant with water. Preferably 'clean' water.
  20. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    I wanna look for some zerex racing... :D

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