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There, finally got enough of hearing that fan of mine, and ordered a Thermaltake Bigwater liquid cooling kit, got it today, installed it, and I'm pretty damn happy of not hearing that damn fan again :) Not to mention, the kit cools better than the fan, yet, it's a cheap kit, so, I'm happy :)
Anyway, pics !
 

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115€, UPS shipping included, though I could have got it cheaper, but had to wait smth like a month before they got it :p
 

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sweet setup man. it's nice and small...very cool. it only does the CPU though, eh?
 

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hushypushy said:
sweet setup man. it's nice and small...very cool. it only does the CPU though, eh?
Yeah, didn't feel like spending more, besides, I don't feel too comfortable about removing the gfx card's HSF and ****, and the card runs cool enough already ;)
 

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yeah i know how you feel, those 6800s have hella nice HSFs already...
 

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what's your idle temp?

btw. that's incredibly messy even though you don't have to worry about airflow much anymore.
 

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Awesome Raz.. I've been contemplating liquid cooling myself..
 

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Nice, but you need to clean thoes wires up if you have a case with a window :p No use showing off a machine if its burried in a jungle of wires.
 

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Seta : idle temp is 39°C, that's being overclocked by 400MHz with a 1.82v vcore, instead of 1.650v.

Reich : thankfully, no window :p
And there's not much I can do about wires, the 6800u requires 2 separate lines for itself, then you have one line for the SATA HDs, one for the CD/DVD burners and the HD fan, 2 SATA connectors, 2 IDE connectors, one wire for the 12v pump, and I guess that's it, the wire mess at the top are the unused wires :p
 

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Looks great! I've been thinking about doing the same thing. After running mine for about an hour it starts to sound like a cheap microwave. It gets kinda annoying when you have people over and you can't hear them over the pc.

How much time did it take you to install? Did you use any water-wetter?

I'm thinking about getting the Corsair Cool Kit. Aside from the price and the more efficient pump, they're not much different.
http://www.legionhardware.com/html/doc.php?id=425
 

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How much time did it take you to install? Did you use any water-wetter?
Hmm, considering I took my time, and the longest part was deciding where to cut the tubes, I'd say, 1 hour, maybe a bit more. As for a water-wetter, what's that ? :p
 

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Only 1 hour? That's much quicker than I thought. I've read about some setups taking up to 4 hours which included testing for leaks, case fitting and all that. I think I'm going to switch over too.

Water wetter supposedly helps keep the temps of the water down so the pump doesn't keep recycling warm water. It's been debated in a few comp forums on if it really works.
But it's mainly an anti-corrosive agent, in the unlucky event that you get a leak.

http://www.water-cooling.com/articles/waterwetter/waterwetter.php
 
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