water cooling completed!!

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Lifer
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the pink thing is from a training potty for my son. My wife wouldnt let me put antifreeze in plastic food containers.

After all the air was out, i connected the water line to the pump and tucked it nicely in the case.

 

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Originally posted by: BG4533
The link does not seem to work.

Brian

works fine for me.

nice job. lol, that's a HUGE bucket...what happens if you accidentally step on it and it spills all over? o_0
i'm pretty sure your wife would rather you use the plastic containers then have to spend more money on a new computer. =)

cobra

 

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the bucket was just used in filling the system and bleeding the air. After all the air got out, I connected the hose to the pump and completed the closed circuit system.

Those pics were taken during the filling stage.

Right now my computer is idling at 24C.
 

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What's your cpu?

Mind explaining to me the whole antifreeze thing? I just bought a watercooling setup and am about to hook it up with distilled water, but if antifreeze is better what kind should i get and what's the different in performance and difference in general between the two?
 

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Anti freeze prevents stuff from growing in your water setup, you dont need to use anti freeze just some other form of anti fungal stuff. You can use Water Wetter or some kind of chlorine tablets as well.
 

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i am using a pentium 4 2.4b processor, c1 stepping. I have it running at 3.1 ghz currently.
 

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WOW...my Danger Den WC setup has my P4 2.4@3.3 at 30c idling. 24c is pretty impressive. Nice work...


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Some better clarification:

Car anti-freeze: Stabilizes temperature range for auto-motives and has additives to help stop corrosion caused from mixed metal contact. Will do the job, but the least recommended.

Wetter: Main purpose is anti-corrosion for mixed metal system, but most have thermal properties also.

Red-line wetter: Has both anti-corrosion and thermal properties meant for high-heat exchange systems. Used for high-output motors and such. Highly recommended for PC water-cooling and can get a good amount for $10 at most casemod sites.
 

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Originally posted by: HazerRed-line wetter: Has both anti-corrosion and thermal properties meant for high-heat exchange systems. Used for high-output motors and such. Highly recommended for PC water-cooling and can get a good amount for $10 at most casemod sites.



...but may foam and stain your tubes :(
 

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water wetter and its cousins are nothing but a gimmick. You will see ZERO difference between an slight mix of antifreeze/water and a system of water wetter and distilled water except in your pocketbook.

Water wetter is nothing but snake oil.

EDIT: I dont mean to come on here and act all high and mighty and make anyone look bad. I just meant that I have used redline's water wetter in an RX7 i used to own and in my GTP and in both instances, I noticed NO difference in temps, through the range of 2 full seasons. I have read mixed reports on the stuff however, but most of it points to the fact that it does little for water. Any difference people have seen is minimal at best.



 

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Originally posted by: Yourself
WOW...my Danger Den WC setup has my P4 2.4@3.3 at 30c idling. 24c is pretty impressive. Nice work...


Self

Thanks. Those temps were taken during a normal day with the window open. My den is in the basement, so temps are pretty cool. Today, however, I had the window closed and my idle temp was 27 degrees, so definitely ambient room temps play a large role.