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Watercooling In The Haf XB

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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 8, 2014 8:37:14 PM

Hi all! I haven't been around in a while, but here is my "build log" of my experiences with building a WC loop in the HAF XB!
(Don't worry I'll update the Intel Overclocking Club haha)

Here are the parts I am using in this build:
Danger Den DD-M6 (I am very sad that they are no longer with us :(  )
XSPC Dual Bay w/ Alphacool VP655T
XSPC EX240
Watts Tubing
Swiftech Compression Fittings


Before(CM 690 II Advanced):

I was able to take the entire loop out without draining:


Here's the case(It was custom painted by one of my friends):

Goes along with my "new" desk that I got for a nice $15!


The start(Mobo, PSU, and other goodies installed):

Radiator(s) Installed:

Loop is filled and air is being bled!



As of now I am putting final touches!

If anyone has questions on how I ran tubes and everything else, feel free to ask! I have not uploaded some of the pictures to show the tubing and other stuff yet so stay tuned...

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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 8, 2014 8:39:47 PM

In case anyone is interested in the PC components :p 
i7-2600K
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3
Hybrid cooled EVGA GTX 560ti 448
Antec Truepower 750
16gb patriot memory
Lots of other things.

Welcome to the PC world where technology advances and you are left in the dust :( 
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a c 177 K Overclocking
March 9, 2014 3:02:20 AM

Nice :D 
I always thought the XB only accepted 2x80mm fans in the front... Hmm...

Is that cooler on the 560Ti a modified CPU cooler (The Nvidia Mod?) or a "proper" solution akin to the NZXT G10 or ASUS Ares cards?
If its an Nvidia mod, a log just for that would be a pretty good resource. Always good to see how exactly you ziptied a CPU cooler to your GPU :lol: 
Have you considered VRAM/VRM cooling on that board, a fan on the side panel perhaps?
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a c 150 K Overclocking
March 9, 2014 12:05:36 PM

manofchalk said:
Nice :D 
I always thought the XB only accepted 2x80mm fans in the front... Hmm...

Is that cooler on the 560Ti a modified CPU cooler (The Nvidia Mod?) or a "proper" solution akin to the NZXT G10 or ASUS Ares cards?
If its an Nvidia mod, a log just for that would be a pretty good resource. Always good to see how exactly you ziptied a CPU cooler to your GPU :lol: 
Have you considered VRAM/VRM cooling on that board, a fan on the side panel perhaps?


I believe I have a build log around here somewhere....If I remember correctly Lutfij and I were going to add a section into the WC sticky about GPU mods...

It's the Nvidia mod, because we don't need no "proper" mods!

The VRAM/VRM cooling for the chips on the 560ti are from the top 200mm fan and the 2x120mm fans that push through the rad :p  It's more than enough and it's surprising because I can get a card that's almost 50% faster than my current card for the same price I paid for my 560ti a few years ago.
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