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Old 24-02-15, 10:40 AM
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The first Watercooling attempt.

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Fractal Design Arc Midi

ASRock Pro 3 Z77

Intel I5 3570K

8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ

120GB Kingston V300

Gigabyte 2GB 7850

Corsair 750CXM

All cooled with the Phobya 240LT kit


This machine has now been with me for about 3 years! The components are completely unbalanced and make no sense and I do not know what I was thinking. It was a bit of a mess around PC to be honest. It was previously in an NZXT 410 which was modded with a custom midplate and PSU cover and then someone at work was selling the arc Midi and I had always wanted it. I had at that point begun saving for what will be my next machine and that will be all watercooled etc. However I still wanted to watercool something ... I do not know why I just did.

So 2 weeks ago I threw a cheap kit in there just to have what I wanted. I do not know what will become of this machine in 4/5 months maybe it will become a media PC or the parts will be given to one. I will one day have the clean impressive build I am after but ... that is expensive so I have to wait.








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Old 24-02-15, 05:02 PM
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good job there on keeping it simple and shortest runs of tubing, but the hose looks massive inside that case because of how much empty space is in there :P
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Old 24-02-15, 05:29 PM
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Thanks man That run fro the res to pump had me swearing for a while haha. I just like to think less is more, it gets me through having a 7850
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Old 24-02-15, 08:05 PM
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What way round do you have the fans at the front dude?

You should have that rad blowing air IN to the case where you have no other case fans
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Old 25-02-15, 08:54 AM
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Yeah I know man they need changing round, my bird was calling me throughout the entire time I was putting it together and I ended up rushing it. They are not actually plugged in at the moment 65C on passive so when I can be bothered they will be getting switched up and then overclocked
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Old 27-02-15, 05:32 PM
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So how long did it take you to put this all together? Like filing the loop and putting it all together. Also how is the flow rate, idk if you are able to answer that but if you could that would be great.
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Old 02-03-15, 12:01 PM
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It took a short while maybe a good 2-3 hours but it is only a small simple loop. I made a lot of cuts to get it right. The run from res to pump took a long time because it was a pain in the arse tbh. Flow rates etc I can not answer as I have no flow meter in there.

All I know is it flows ... it is silent ish and the temps are good.

Oh and I didn't use the system for a good 7 hours just leak testing.
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It an interesting build. I like the minimal approach!
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Your tubing on cpu waterblock is also wrong i guess, your tube from rad should be the one in the center of the waterblock.
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Old 06-03-15, 11:10 AM
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It doesn't really make a difference that machine is at 60 degrees on load with no fans running and the pump on low volts, the liquid moves too fast for the order or the loop to matter in all honesty. Aesthetics over what is right or wrong would be my approach
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