first time water cooler

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Hello, I'm a first time water cooler.

I just finished installing a Swiftech H2-8600
(http://www.swiftnets.com/products/h20-8600-0.asp) kit in a Lian-Li PC60
case.

I had a Thermalright 900U with a 120mm fan on an Abit IC7 mainboard with a
P4e 2.8 at 3.37.

Installation went fine. Although ambient is a bit high today (its hot a
muggy here in the north East), idle temp is fairly high. Certainly higher
then with the air cooler at about 50ºc with 1.4v. Running games, folding and
such them is in the mid 60's which is about as high as it got on air.

The only positive is that sound is MUCH lower which was the reason why I
went with a water cooler.

I have the pump going directly into the water block (Swiftech 6000P) --> out
into the radiator (mounted in the front of the case exhausting out the
front) --> out to the Northbridge (MCW20) cooler then up to the bleeder and
then down to the pump again.

I can add a second radiator if necessary but would rather not.

http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling001.jpg

http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling003.jpg

http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling011.jpg
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.overclocking (More info?)

    Seems like an odd way to have the fans - ie. in the back and out the front
    .... Did you try them the other way round - you'll probably get better temps
    (would be a good idea to get rid of the stamped grill in the back as well
    ......


    "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote in message
    news:ysmFc.10146$aM4.3201241@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Hello, I'm a first time water cooler.
    >
    > I just finished installing a Swiftech H2-8600
    > (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/h20-8600-0.asp) kit in a Lian-Li PC60
    > case.
    >
    > I had a Thermalright 900U with a 120mm fan on an Abit IC7 mainboard with a
    > P4e 2.8 at 3.37.
    >
    > Installation went fine. Although ambient is a bit high today (its hot a
    > muggy here in the north East), idle temp is fairly high. Certainly higher
    > then with the air cooler at about 50ºc with 1.4v. Running games, folding
    > and
    > such them is in the mid 60's which is about as high as it got on air.
    >
    > The only positive is that sound is MUCH lower which was the reason why I
    > went with a water cooler.
    >
    > I have the pump going directly into the water block (Swiftech 6000P) -->
    > out
    > into the radiator (mounted in the front of the case exhausting out the
    > front) --> out to the Northbridge (MCW20) cooler then up to the bleeder
    > and
    > then down to the pump again.
    >
    > I can add a second radiator if necessary but would rather not.
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling001.jpg
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling003.jpg
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling011.jpg
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.overclocking (More info?)

    fish wrote:

    > Hello, I'm a first time water cooler.
    >
    > I just finished installing a Swiftech H2-8600
    > (http://www.swiftnets.com/products/h20-8600-0.asp) kit in a Lian-Li PC60
    > case.
    >

    <snip>

    > I have the pump going directly into the water block (Swiftech 6000P) --> out
    > into the radiator (mounted in the front of the case exhausting out the
    > front) --> out to the Northbridge (MCW20) cooler then up to the bleeder and
    > then down to the pump again.
    >
    > I can add a second radiator if necessary but would rather not.
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling001.jpg
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling003.jpg
    >
    > http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling011.jpg
    >
    >

    Firstly try moving the intake to the front. You want the coldest air
    possible going through the rad. Secondly, you're going to need the
    second rad. You're going to need it for the best results. Hook it up
    in parallel with the other radiator to minimize the pressure drop though.

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  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.overclocking (More info?)

    It doesn't need to go in the back - just turn the fans round :-)
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.overclocking (More info?)

    Hi mate,

    welcome to WC...

    That's WAY to hot for WC.
    I first started with an Aquarius III kit and my temp didn'y pass 38º
    at full load. I'm using now a kit that i've build buying diferent
    parts from diferent vendors and it's great... even at almost 4.0Ghz,
    the cpu doesn't pass 37º.

    I would try and change the circuit from pump->block->radiator to
    pump->radiator->block and see if it improves temps...

    -------------------------------------------------------
    Stormgiant

    Asus P4P800-Deluxe
    NW3000@3915 FSB261 on WC
    512MB OCZ BH-5 @DDR522 2-2-2-5
    Power Color ATi 9800XT 520/410
    -------------------------------------------------------


    On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 23:45:34 GMT, "fish" <fish@email.com> wrote:

    >Hello, I'm a first time water cooler.
    >
    >I just finished installing a Swiftech H2-8600
    >(http://www.swiftnets.com/products/h20-8600-0.asp) kit in a Lian-Li PC60
    >case.
    >
    >I had a Thermalright 900U with a 120mm fan on an Abit IC7 mainboard with a
    >P4e 2.8 at 3.37.
    >
    >Installation went fine. Although ambient is a bit high today (its hot a
    >muggy here in the north East), idle temp is fairly high. Certainly higher
    >then with the air cooler at about 50ºc with 1.4v. Running games, folding and
    >such them is in the mid 60's which is about as high as it got on air.
    >
    >The only positive is that sound is MUCH lower which was the reason why I
    >went with a water cooler.
    >
    >I have the pump going directly into the water block (Swiftech 6000P) --> out
    >into the radiator (mounted in the front of the case exhausting out the
    >front) --> out to the Northbridge (MCW20) cooler then up to the bleeder and
    >then down to the pump again.
    >
    >I can add a second radiator if necessary but would rather not.
    >
    >http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling001.jpg
    >
    >http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling003.jpg
    >
    >http://208.185.94.62/pics/WaterCooling011.jpg
    >
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