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My first WC setup

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July 6, 2011 11:37:11 AM

Hello all.

This is my first WC build and I would like comments.













Praise my work or tear me and my work apart. All and any comments appreciated.


I have a problem with my H70 which when I convince shop I bought it from to take it back will get removed

Here is problem description in picture




PS Cable management is not best......

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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2011 9:56:38 PM

looks great! I have never seen the H70 and a custom loop used at the same time, its a nice idea.

Once comment I might make is if your going for appearance, sleeving the cables or hiding them is really helpful!
a c 328 K Overclocking
July 7, 2011 1:13:35 AM

Looks like a DDC+top/res. What 320 rad are you running? What GPU blocks? Nice build...might consider tossing that H70 and adding a CPU block and another 220 rad to round out the entire build. :)  (just a suggestion...as long as you are fine with the H70, stick with it...let us know what you find out on it. Your pic doesn't seem to show the issue you mentioned, though.)
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July 7, 2011 4:59:31 AM

When I try to close side panel of the case I cannot screw both screws in because H70 is to wide. At the moment only bottom screw is in. I thought you can see that there is a 10 mm gap on the top of the case.
Yes I'm considering to do take H70 out if shop will take it back and do custom loop
RESERVOIR -> PUMP -> RADIATOR ON TOP (big) -> CPU -> SMALLER RADIATOR -> GPUS -> RESERVOIR

Went over my budget with this build. I will have to wait to see if they want to take H70 back and either refund me or give me additional parts that I need to include CPU in the loop as well


Yes that is DDC pump and reservoir.
GPU blocks are EK-FC260/275/285 GTX - GW. I had big problems to source those since my GPUs are gtx 285 - Palit which aren't in the production any more
Radiator is Magicool XTREME TRIPLE 360 Radiator
Fans on radiator are Xilence Pro Fan 120L 1300RPM 120mm - LED Blue

H70 keeps my i7 920 on 40 degrees C on idle and 59 degrees under 100% load. I haven't OC it yet. I intend to wait to see what will happen regarding that H70.

GPUs have 42 - 44 degrees on Idle and just below 60 under full load. No OC on them yet as well. Before this systerm MY CPU was running at 50 - 55 and Gpus at 70 and the one on the top at 80 degrees C on idle. GPU on the top was really choking since there was about 2 mm slit between GPUs.
July 11, 2011 12:37:40 PM

After almost getting that refund shop came back to me and said that condition that product is in is not resalable therefore they won't take it back.

For a while I am stuck with it.
a b K Overclocking
July 19, 2011 5:18:54 PM

Is the rad on the H70 square? Is it possible to rotate it so that it fits? I have a similar issue with my SR1 120mm in my rig; the side panel barely shuts all the way.

You could probably sell the H70 on a forum (either here, Hardforum, Anandtech, etc.) as long as nothing is actually wrong with the cooler.
July 19, 2011 5:37:23 PM

Rad is 120mm square with part that water hose is attached on cca additional 200 mm.

I tried to rotate it but it cannot be done. My case has option for PSU mounting on the top as well with metal "legs" that are in the way.

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You could probably sell the H70 on a forum (either here, Hardforum, Anandtech, etc.) as long as nothing is actually wrong with the cooler.


That is my plan when I get some cash to make 2nd custom loop.

Today my water pump died so my GPU cooling is out of commission..... :(  Have to get replacement.....
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