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    Hey guys, I posted this over at OCAU but thought you might also be interested...

    OK, so i was running an E6600/4Gb RAM/P45 mobo/8800GT in a rackmount case. I used to have a rack for it to go into, there's another one coming soon, but thats another story...
    I decided to put all my old water cooling gear back into action and after discovering my old MCP-600 pump had crapped itself I figured I'd just buy a whole bunch of new gear.
    In the process I decided to also upgrade to an i7 and an ATI 5850.
    So basicly, I jumped from fiddling with my old water gear, to buying an entire new PC and cooling gear to go with it. LOL.

    Anyway, all the parts have arrived now so here goes...

    PC Parts:
    Core i7 920 D0
    Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    6Gb G.Skill Trident DDR3-2000 9-9-9-24
    MSI Radeon 5850
    Silverstone Strider 500W PSU (gonna replace with somthing larger soon)
    3 x 160Gb Seagate 7200.11 in RAID-0
    1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
    Antec 4U rack case

    Water cooling parts:
    Swiftech Apogee XT
    EK 5850 full cover acetal block
    Swiftech MCP-655 w/ EK X-TOP rev. 2
    XSPC RX360 radiator w/ Scythe S-FLEX 1700RPM fans
    Bitspower 5.25" bay res
    Feser 1/2" blue UV tubing
    A bunch of BP 45's/90's and compression fittings
    Scythe Kaze Server fan controller

    Here's the mobo with the Apogee XT attached (I ended up rotating it afterwards so the barbs were in a better spot):




    The Trident DDR3-2000:




    Motherboard in the case:




    Pump with EK top and fittings attached:




    Here's a couple of shots of the elaborate Gigabyte chipset cooling solution:






    A shot of the rad (this will be mounted above the PC in the back of the rack when its finished):




    Ghetto fillport (I need to cut a hole in the top of the drive cage so I can top up the loop without pulling the res out):




    The loop:


















    Please excuse the messy cables and lights etc, I will do a cleanup job over the next few days:






    BP Water temp sensor going into the back of the res:




    From the outside:










    To do list:

    1. Buy bigger PSU.
    2. Cut hole in 5.25" cage for access to the res fillport without removing it from the case.
    3. Cut holes for the tubing to exit at the back of the case.
    4. Tidy up all the wiring.
    5. Mount the cold cathodes properly.
    6. Install a window kit in the lid.
    7. When I get a new Rack in a couple weeks, mount radiator in the back of the rack.
    8. Add a full cover waterblock for the mobo
    9. Add another 5850 :p

    So far its running at 4.41GHz with 1.4v. The 5850 is running at 1000MHz core and 1200MHz mem.
    Load temps are about 70 deg. The radeon never breaks 40 deg.

    There seems to be heaps more headroom in this system for overclocking, I've only had it for a few days and it's my first i7 so I'm still getting aquainted with it. :)
    Rackmounted Liquid Rocks!!!
    i7 920 D0 @ 4.41GHz w/
    Swiftech Apogee XT
    Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    6Gb G.Skill Trident 3 x 2Gb DDR3-2000 9-9-9-24
    2x HD5850 - 1000MHz core, 1250MHz RAM
    w/ EK full cover waterblocks
    Laing D5 vario / EK X-TOP rev. 2
    2x XSPC RX360 rad w/ 6 x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm
    3 x Seagate 7200.11 160Gb in RAID-0
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb
    Corsair HX-850 Modular PSU
    M-Audio ProFire 2626
    Antec 4U Rackmount Case


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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    Very Cool there, I can't wait to get my UD7 up and running. Looks like you do some music production on it as well?

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    Yea, I do some recording/mixing work for rock bands and such. Havn't done anything much on the new system yet. It does have an onboard texas instruments FW chip though which means I dont lose the PCI slot just for a FW card.
    Rackmounted Liquid Rocks!!!
    i7 920 D0 @ 4.41GHz w/
    Swiftech Apogee XT
    Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    6Gb G.Skill Trident 3 x 2Gb DDR3-2000 9-9-9-24
    2x HD5850 - 1000MHz core, 1250MHz RAM
    w/ EK full cover waterblocks
    Laing D5 vario / EK X-TOP rev. 2
    2x XSPC RX360 rad w/ 6 x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm
    3 x Seagate 7200.11 160Gb in RAID-0
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb
    Corsair HX-850 Modular PSU
    M-Audio ProFire 2626
    Antec 4U Rackmount Case


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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    very nice setup.. hopefully next week i will have my new set up built very close to yours..
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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    here is mine with extreme. Ud7 installed but I have to take new pictures. extreme Looks really similar


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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    JackPL, what kind of case is that? Looks like a lot of room to work with. Where can I get one? :)

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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    Quote Originally Posted by edgong View Post
    JackPL, what kind of case is that? Looks like a lot of room to work with. Where can I get one? :)
    It's a Silverstone TJ07, IMO the best WC case money can buy.

    SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd - Designing Inspiration
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: pics of water cooled UD7 build

    Very nice. It's a bit pricey. I will consider this case on my next build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpl View Post
    here is mine with extreme. Ud7 installed but I have to take new pictures. extreme Looks really similar
    Nice setup. I noticed ur using the built in NB waterblock. I thought it was aluminium? Do you use some kind of corrosion inhibitor or is it actually a copper block?

    Also, how does it perform? Reason I'm asking is because I'm going to be getting an EK block for the mobo but if the stock one works well and doesnt contain any aluminium I could just get some adapters for my tubing size.
    Rackmounted Liquid Rocks!!!
    i7 920 D0 @ 4.41GHz w/
    Swiftech Apogee XT
    Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    6Gb G.Skill Trident 3 x 2Gb DDR3-2000 9-9-9-24
    2x HD5850 - 1000MHz core, 1250MHz RAM
    w/ EK full cover waterblocks
    Laing D5 vario / EK X-TOP rev. 2
    2x XSPC RX360 rad w/ 6 x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm
    3 x Seagate 7200.11 160Gb in RAID-0
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb
    Corsair HX-850 Modular PSU
    M-Audio ProFire 2626
    Antec 4U Rackmount Case


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