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June 6, 2012 5:39:19 AM

To be build log. Ordering rad etc. today, (6/7/12) cpu block arrived yesterday :) 

It's a blue themed build, lots of blue fans, and blue tubing.

System I'm cooling:
CPU-i7-2600k
Motherboard-Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3
GPU-EVGA GTX550TI
RAM-16GB Patriot Sector 7
Case-CM 690 II Advanced
PSU-Antec HCG620W


Watercooling Loop:
CPU Block-Danger Den DD-M6

Radiator-XSPC EX240

Reservoir-XSPC Dual Bay Res

Pump-Alphacool VPP655

Fittings-1/2" x 3/4" Chrome XSPC Compression Fittings
Tubing-1/2" x 3/4" Watts Tubing
Fans-2x Cooler Master Sickleflow 120mm


The build is officially done! 7/2/12



My favorite image:
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 6:00:11 AM

I have to show up at school on the 26th :fou: 

Oh, sweet pictures.
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June 6, 2012 6:42:24 AM

12th June is just 6 days away. Can you sleep at night?? :D 
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June 6, 2012 6:49:24 AM

bartholomew said:
12th June is just 6 days away. Can you sleep at night?? :D 

geometry final tomorrow :fou: 
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June 6, 2012 6:55:47 AM

amuffin said:
geometry final tomorrow :fou: 

And you have WC in your mind!?! Rep+
True enthusiast :D 
a c 186 à CPUs
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June 6, 2012 11:43:42 PM

Cpu block arrived today!
THANKS CYANSNOW!

Photos will be uploaded later ;) 
June 7, 2012 1:15:56 AM

Will this be your build log? and sounds good man, looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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June 7, 2012 2:36:01 AM

CrestfallenDesign said:
Will this be your build log? and sounds good man, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

It will evolve into one, later on that is.
a c 103 à CPUs
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June 7, 2012 10:42:01 PM

Flagski
Moto
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June 7, 2012 10:51:47 PM

nice to see the start of your loop hope to see the rest soon and have fun learn what you can and reap the benefits of your labors.
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June 8, 2012 1:20:32 AM

Good to finally see some watercooling blueberry muffin style...Looking forward to seeing it evolve
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June 8, 2012 1:48:33 AM

Great to finally see some solid progress!
June 16, 2012 6:44:51 PM

glad to see my block went to someone who cares about it, i hope you enjoy it and have a good time watercooling, for me half the experience is building the loop and the other half is using it.
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June 16, 2012 7:31:26 PM

Other parts are going to be picked up next week sometime :) 
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June 16, 2012 8:41:03 PM

could you please resize your heavy bottomed images :p  ?
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June 16, 2012 9:45:30 PM

Lutfij said:
could you please resize your heavy bottomed images :p  ?

One day I will, one day.... :sol: 
a c 186 à CPUs
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June 27, 2012 7:55:11 AM

Pics will be re-sized later this week!
Parts ordered and will be picked up later this week!
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June 27, 2012 12:53:05 PM

I'm looking foward to a themed build - old-school beige with blue components :p 

Next up - chocolate or banana nut?
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a c 78 K Overclocking
June 27, 2012 1:14:32 PM

:lol:  ah reminds me of the times my parents took us to Baskin N Robbins - for teh weekend :p  mmm mmm mmm.
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June 27, 2012 2:48:02 PM

Oh god the images! They buuuuurn!

Looking forward to seeing some progress. Good luck!
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June 27, 2012 5:26:11 PM

boiler1990 said:
I'm looking foward to a themed build - old-school beige with blue components :p 

Next up - chocolate or banana nut?

Maybe for the hackintosh :sol: 

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June 28, 2012 12:30:46 AM

^Support on chocolate. Googling only turns up one brown case, though, and it isn't WC-ready (the Sigma La Vie), so you may have to get into the shop part of custom builds and do some spray painting. I wish I could too, but apartments are apartments.
Didn't even notice the images were huge. Cable FTW.
a c 103 à CPUs
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June 28, 2012 12:34:55 AM

Doesn't do my mobiles data plan any good though :-(
Moto
a c 186 à CPUs
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June 30, 2012 6:51:00 AM

All of the parts have arrived!!!!!

Won't get working until I'm done with math though :cry: 
a c 103 à CPUs
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June 30, 2012 7:09:01 AM

Nice to have everything there though, maybe Mom will at least let you rinse out the blocks and rad though?
Moto
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June 30, 2012 7:11:07 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Nice to have everything there though, maybe Mom will at least let you rinse out the blocks and rad though?
Moto

She let me open up the compression fittings and take a look at other stuff though. Then she put the other stuff away :cry:  Anyways, I have the fittings out and I can take pics of them.


Showed the fittings to my dad, so tomorrow we're most likely going to go out and get some watts tubing :) 
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June 30, 2012 7:21:40 AM

Remember to take a ftting with you to the shop :) 
whats the diameter?
errr....
that big? /guesses with fingers
:p 
Moto
a c 186 à CPUs
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June 30, 2012 7:24:32 AM

Of course i'll take them with me :p 
a c 103 à CPUs
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June 30, 2012 7:43:13 AM

Good lad, cause you can't take us :) 
unless ofc you have a dataplan and post on toms while you're in the queue :p 
Moto
June 30, 2012 8:33:58 AM

Suscribed!
Where are the pictures though? :( 
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June 30, 2012 8:35:11 AM

-Jackson said:
Suscribed!
Where are the pictures though? :( 

I took them down, well they were just pics of the CPU block.


I'm going to update the pics this weekend, of everything. I might actually finish WC this weekend~! [:lutfij:4]
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June 30, 2012 9:14:17 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Nice to have everything there though, maybe Mom will at least let you rinse out the blocks and rad though?
Moto

SVC already tested my pump/res combo for me. This is because I bought the Dual bay res with alphacool vpp655 preinstalled, so they had to check to see if it worked. When I opened the box up it had some distilled water left. Should I flush the res/pump?

BTW how do I flush the rad?
June 30, 2012 9:25:56 AM

Jumper your PSU and connect it to a pump and run water through the rad I guess?
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June 30, 2012 10:41:40 AM

Fill the rad about two thirds fullwith distilled and white vinegar mix 90/10, about two thirds full, put your thumbs over the ports and shae like a sixties dancing girl,
rinse that out and refill, repeat a couple of times and finaly flush with plain istilled,
but yes, you could assemble the loop and cycle vinegar/distilled for a half hour, then flush with plain distilled, cycle that for a bit and you should be good
Moto
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June 30, 2012 7:05:05 PM

Can I use lemon juice?
a c 103 à CPUs
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June 30, 2012 7:23:03 PM

I wouldn't use lemon juice to flush no, clean blocks yes, but not to flush
Moto
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June 30, 2012 7:25:20 PM

A few questions from my dad.

1. Is white vinegar conductive?

2. After shaking around the rad, how do we get the distilled water/white vinegar left overs in the rad out?

3. How long should we shake the rad around?
June 30, 2012 7:55:15 PM

I'd probably guess by pumping water through the rad and letting the water come out through the other side into the sink (that is, assuming you're doing this at a sink) since the water will push the leftovers all out.
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June 30, 2012 8:01:25 PM

For the CPU block I just take it apart and submerge the stuff in some lemon juice for a few minutes. Then, I scrub the parts with a tooth brush right?
July 1, 2012 5:03:29 AM

I believe also with ketchup if you're cleaning the block
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July 1, 2012 10:58:33 AM

No need to deep clean them initially, just rinse with distilled, and definitely don't ever submerge in lemon juice ever lol,
if/when your blocks are gunked up and tarnished-looking,
then mix up a 50/50 lemon juice and salt mix,
dip a toothbrush into the mix and scrub, no prolonged contact is needed and may in fact cause issues
White vinegar probably is conductive due to being waterbased and again, its a corrosive substance (Acetic acid) so no ideas about having that as your cooling liquid please :p 
Jackson is bang on, if you can 'build' the loop and run it to a bucket then it will filter the gunk from manufacture out into the bucket, I wouldn't use a kitchen sink as most are aluminium, bad!
I loop into a plastic bucket that only ever gets used for my W/c stuff, once its bled and cycling through I can walk away for an hour while everything cleans itself,
have the feedline from the loop lower in the bucket than the line taking out, and tie some muslin over the one taking out, just to avoid anything getting back into the loop
but you don't need lemon juice/salt mix or ketchup just for initial rinsing, they are used to scrub later on (bout 6 months time)
depending on how often you want to flush ofc :) 
Hi Mr Muffin as well, :hello: 
Moto
July 1, 2012 11:14:56 AM

Looks like my discoveries as a kid are of some practical use in watercooling! :lol: 
a c 103 à CPUs
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July 1, 2012 12:40:28 PM

Engineering point of view,
everything has a purpose, its just finding the application that fits :) 
Moto
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July 2, 2012 1:51:40 AM

Most kitchen sinks are stainless steel as many foods will actually react with aluminum. :) 
a c 103 à CPUs
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July 2, 2012 6:10:56 AM

Ty for the correction Rubix,
Moto
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July 2, 2012 8:13:59 AM

I FINISHED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
July 2, 2012 8:36:11 AM

The whole loop?
Pictures! Now!
a c 186 à CPUs
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July 2, 2012 9:09:11 AM

Photos uploaded! :) 
July 2, 2012 9:17:52 AM

Wow! Looks so clean. Good job :) 

Can't say the same for the cable management though :lol:  :whistle: 
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July 2, 2012 9:36:13 AM

-Jackson said:
Wow! Looks so clean. Good job :) 

Can't say the same for the cable management though :lol:  :whistle: 

Just wanted to get it all running and have it on for a night. Tomorrow is when I fix the cables :kaola: 
!