DONE - PROJECT - P180 + Swiftech ULTRA kit - they said its impossible!!! look here

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Omarko, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Omarko

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    Hi guys

    I ordered the Swiftech kit few weeks ago but never got around to install it until today, I know there are few ppl out there that have been asking me hows its going as I was going to install it in my P180 case and many say that this case is bad for watercooling.

    Well, I just finished now and CANT BE HAPPIER !!! I can barely hear my PC runing, I actually have to look at the front panel to see if the little blue light is on, thats how quiet it is.

    anyway, this is what I have done :

    Bought the Swiftech ultra plus kit - $450, 2 NEXUS real silent FANS - $60, 2 x YATE LOON fans 2nd hand - $30. I also replaced my PSU as some of you may know because NEOHE was having issues with my ASUS P5W DH DLX mobo. I got the Silverstone ST60F but it had ridiculously loud fan so I replaced it with one of the YATE LOONs, super quiet now (there is another thread I made on this topic HERE )

    1. Prepared all my tools and items I needed

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    2. This is how this beautiful kit looks in brief:

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    3. I replaced the orig fans with Nexus

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    4. And lets get the mobo ready , I took of the heatsinks (NB and SB) and cleaned the Asus crap goo and used only the best - Arctic silver 5.

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    5. Lets get the case ready for cutting holes for my tubes and mark the circles:

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    6. And we get this with and without grommets (which were kindly supplied by Swiftech, I simply love this kit)

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    7. Lets install the blocks on CPU and GPU

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    8. Measuring tubes and installing them as we go:

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    9. Lets start filling:

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    10. AND THE OUTCOME

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    Some temp readings:

    Ambient : 20.4C (according to my SENFU thermal probe)
    You can see the GPU temps in the top right corner - RED on blue background

    Mobo temps are also there, white on green background.

    Now bear in mind that the RAD FANS are set to 7V through my fan controller so the whole system is DEAD quiet.

    The below is with 2 instances of Folding running for 20 mins

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    This one is IDLE (I took the pic around 10 mins after shutting down Folding on both cores):

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    I will try to do more readings with fans on full speed.
     
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    Bravo man... Well done... Nice to see that there isnt a chipset block in that loop!!!
    Very tidy work!
     
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    thanks man ... I tried to do best cable management I could but there is not much room where I could hide them... the airflow is good though ...

    I installed the optional CHIPSET fan on the heatsink ... it does a great job at silent speed ... keeps the chipset temps at 38C rock solid, without it they were around 42C.
     
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    well done man :) i love how this has come out :)

    VERY proud of u man :) i love it
     
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    well done, brave man for getting an awesome huge kit into such a tiny case :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Looks similar to a job i just did for a member here with a swiftech kit in a Lian-Li
     
  9. BurntToast

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    Nice :thumbup:

    Not too different from the way my water is setup in my P180 :)
     
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    will update ... soz
     
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    Good work mate!!
    your worklog is so easy to follow, plus nice pics.!!
     
  12. Atari

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    Mate looks like a top job. I have contemplated doing something similar with my system. I do have a question though with the radiator hanging over the back like that, how hard is it to plug and unplug your video cable? Does it cover it up? Any chance of a pic to demonstrate the clearance?
     
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    clean and impressive.. i like the setup.. i dont like the springs around the tube, but sorta needed to some extent..

    hows the sound ? better than air ? (i use a G4, radicool triple rad, maze4, mcp655, tygon tube, no res as the rad is big enough). i noticed it was sweet with 7v fans on the rad,, didnt make any temp difference at all
     
  14. kme

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    Nice setup I have extactly the same setup as you but i modded my heatpipe.... so i can have the Mch watercooled..

    All you have to do is twist the heatpipe and the glue comes loss and you can cool the fets and the MCH can have a watercooler on it :weirdo:

    I managed to get my setup into an Antec 3700 BQE
     
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    So how much of a bitch was it getting the 1/2" tubing over the barbs? I still have nightmares from when I did mine.
     
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    again, very tidy, nice set up :thumbup:

    in section '9. lets start filling' there are 2 photos that show a clear plastic reservoir. which i assume is to get rid of air before the water goes to the pump.
    my question is what does the piece of plastic do that is in the middle??
    why is it angled down?

    either way very very nice :thumbup:
    ... hopefully my setup will end up looking nice too :o
     
  17. Modafroman

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    the resevoir is exactly that. a resevoir. it holds water. the angle of the plastic peice is supposedly to reduce bubbles.
     
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    Great work there mate, nicely finished system & excellent results :thumbup:

    C-BuZz
     
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    Hot water really makes this easy !
     
  20. BurntToast

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    That piece is there to stop the turbulence of the water firing upwards off the wall opposite the barbs, which would create noise and bubbles. With that piece in, the water inside a micro-res is really stable, even at very high flow rates.
     

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