Watercooled my P4

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Well I sold some stuff I had laying around and picked up the waterchill L30 CPU cooling kit, dual rad, 1200l pump etc. ive been impressed, temps have dropped 20c over the stock cooler and load is never above 50c, even when I pushed the CPU to 1.8volts ! unfortunately it appears my northwood doesnt like alot of voltage and works best around 1.625-1.65 volts, temps 33-34 idle and 38-40 full load at 245fsb 1:1 3.65 ghz.

    These are some of the scores ive recorded so far. ive had to put 3.1 volts through my OCZ3500 but its running at 7-3-3-2 CAS still which is pretty great IMO.

    My isolation boards are pretty dusty before you all start to comment ;)

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  2. El Kapitano

    El Kapitano Most of the 7 dwarfs in 1

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    Wow, isolation boards, wonder if I should go for Quadraspire under my PC.

    Do you think it'll do for my PC what it does for my Naim/Rega kit?

    Perhaps a Music Works mains block...looky

    :D

    I am currently in the throes of trying to sort out some water cooling with one of the K12a kits (yours plus GPU and an Antarctica CPU block) how are the L30 pumps - OK? Do they run hot?:D

    Like the netgear box, used a lot of it recently and I love it to bits, specially the adsl modem/router/firewall all singing and dancing units, the wireless G units are great bits of kit
     
  3. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    The L30 pump is very good man, im sure you will have great success with it. makes one hell of a noise until the air bleds out, then it goes almost silent. 1200l is a nice rate.. keeps everything cool. im glad to see they use papst 120mm fans with the kit, one of the best fans ever made. so quiet, great CFM and very well made. Just make sure to follow the book, they give some nice tips and its a nicely bound little manual. Make the fans PULL the air through, not blow on the radiator, better results.

    As for my isolation plinths. its not for any wonderful reason, I just had a few left over from my hifi days and they keep everything nice and firm and steady.
     
  4. kelticknight

    kelticknight DriverHeaven Knight

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    got a watercooler kit last year,either 20 or 30,at time lot of people where having leaks and other problems,so decided to return
     
  5. HardwareHeaven

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    kelticknight DriverHeaven Knight

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    l know they have improved in all these areas.at moment system is running pretty cool and changing case,was getting it today,the courier got lost,didn't ring,came home from work early to meet courier,never showed,got case from overclockers and delivered by parcel force,then courior here in ireland,gls,don't answer there calls,don't know when they might deliver,was p-off.next system will get watercololed unless something better comes along
     
  7. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Parcel force are normally good, I use them alot with overclockers.co.uk. the online tracking actually works too. maybe you just got unlucky mate.
     
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    kelticknight DriverHeaven Knight

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    its not parcel force,its this gls courier company based in dublin,l get items from komplett too online and they use gls too and have had trouble there too ,so when l order now from komplett ,l pay extra and use dhl,no hassle.gls is dead loss.l rang today and was on hold for a hour and l hung up
     
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    kelticknight DriverHeaven Knight

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    even if l use the postal delivery here,they ring or leave a note,not gls couriers
     
  10. @/2ct!<

    @/2ct!< New Member

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    Cool, cant wait till i make my w/c rig over the summer..
     
  11. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    *droolz*.... i'm having a hard enough time just finding a bloody 120mm fan!
     
  12. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    Awsome setup ya got there Z...:w00t:
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    very cool Z :D
     
  14. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    I am too darn scard to OC, gotta use my machine for work too...LOL, but super cooling, now that is intriguing, isolate the CPU and supercool the wafer and see what happens...
    I know your water cooling Allan, but do you have to use a special isotonic solution?
     
  15. Roadee

    Roadee Never forgotten

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    Very nice rig:D

    I have an old Ford 3/4 ton 4x4 truck out back. I was thinking about taking out the radiator and adding a set of twin 16" electric fans to it. Figure I will use some steel braided line and maybe some annodized purple ends. I figure if I hook it up to my swimming pool pump I should be able to keep just about anything below room temperature.

    Does this sound like a good idea guys?:hmm:





    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  16. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    I dont think it would sound that good...if ya know at i mean...

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    :rofl: ;)
     
  17. HardwareHeaven

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    Driver 7 Discombobulated NVidiot

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    Hey Zardon are you using a reservoir? and the insulation pads, where to they go? do they just sit underneath?
     
  19. HardwareHeaven

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    this is the kit, 2nd from the top
     
  20. Danhill

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    Zardon,

    What Graphic Card do you have
     

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