I originally intended to watercool my current PC to make it as quiet as possible but I gave up because the case just isn't big enough. So I thought I'll buy a slightly bigger case, hence the Lian Li PC-G70B
. At the moment G70 projects seem to be like buses, you wait ages and then two appear at the same time lol. Speaking of buses, this is one HUGE case. Anyway, my list of watercooling stuff is fairly typical but since I'll be doing some things differently I thought I would start a new project build thread.
So here's a list of the stuff that I have:
Small useless case
DFI nF4 SLI-D
AMD X2 4200+ @stock
OCZ EL PC-4000 GX 2x1Gb @stock
eVGA 7800GT CO 256MB @stock
(I'm running everything on stock settings at the moment but will overclock-the-nuts-out-of-it later on)
[CPU block]........Swiftech Storm
[GPU block]........Swiftech MCW60
[chipset block]...MIPS DFI Lanparty Freezer
[pump]..............Laing DDC-1 Ultra with Petra's Top
[tubing].............7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer
(at least compared to what I'm using at the moment)
[fans]................6 x Yate Loon D12SL-12
[fan controller]....2 x Akasa fan controller Jr
[soundproofing]...AcoustiPack Deluxe (v2) Acoustic Material Kit (I bought this stuff ages ago and then discovered there wasn't any room for it in my old case lol)
As you can see, nothing special so far. However, I plan to mount my rad externally on the top of my case which I suppose is a bit controversial. I originally considered mounting the rad inside on the bottom of the case, then I changed my mind to the inside of the top panel, then I changed my mind again. I know putting the rad externally doesn't look as 'clean' but this way you get the best of both worlds; the rad uses the cooler air from outside the case but doesn't exhaust the 'warm' air into the case and so you can run the case fans at much lower rpm (that's my strange reasoning anyway). I'm not so much bothered about how it looks compared to how it sounds.
I was talking to my dad the other day about how I was going to make my computer much more quiet and he just looked at me for a few seconds and said "Why don't you just buy a set of headphones?" Ah, priceless! :rollingla I guess you had to be there. Those of you who watch Top Gear will be familiar with 'Captain Slow'. That's me, that is. However, I'm aiming to finish this build over the next few weeks so I'll try to keep this thread updated regularly with new pics and so on.
Anyway, here's a pic of what I've done so far, got to start somewhere...
[Lian Li PC-G70B case disassembled. I've heatshrinked the front LED and switch wires together.]