P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:50 pm

It isn't packaging tape 8-[

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:41 pm

ho weell excuuuuuuuseee me. its scotch tape isnt it? :lol:

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:55 pm

You told me to tell you it wasn't. So I did :P

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:58 pm

Check out this cool flash I made of the different stages of P180 tidyness

Woo - Flash

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:53 pm

oh so the antifreeze coolant made your tubes all yucky to huh? glad it wasnt just me

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby skier » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:22 pm

that flash is intense, different PSU and case fans everytime
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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:49 pm

martini161 wrote:oh so the antifreeze coolant made your tubes all yucky to huh? glad it wasnt just me

Yeah, something made them gunky. I was blaming it on the fact that I hadn't flushed out the radiator before my first install (noob mistake), but it could have well been that. I've now properly flushed out the rad, and cleaned both blocks, and the pump. So we shall see how the pipes hold up.

skierkid450 wrote:that flash is intense, different PSU and case fans everytime

Intense in a good way? Or too intense to see what is going on? :mrgreen:

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:06 pm

whats flushing the radiator? :rolleyes:
as for the flash why didnt you just make a gif?

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:07 am

I did it in flash anyways, and the gif it exported didn't look as nice as the flash, so i just threw that up. :P

I'm not sure about self contained systems, but for separates (in the radiator), you have to flush out the flux from the solder they use, so basically running the system with distilled/deionised water a few times (or fill the rad up and shake it about :P). Some people use vinegar to eat away at the stuff first, but you can't leave that in longer than an hour or it reacts nasty with the copper of the radiator (and have to flush it out lots).

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby Alathald » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:10 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:I did it in flash anyways, and the gif it exported didn't look as nice as the flash
That's one of the reasons I'm excited about FF3.0, it supports APNG, which is basically a PNG file that is animated, making the GIF obsolete. In truth, I'd love to see better SVG support but APNGs make me happy as well...BTW I find it funny that somebody is still knocking on your IDE cable Dan (and it's not me :mrgreen: )
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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:57 pm

bump for you, you should update this!

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:26 pm

haha, I thought it would be you bumping this :finga:
(I must admit I saw the bump thing too and did wonder at how it bumped threads :P)

There isn't really anything to tell. It's pretty much in the same state it was since I last put it together.

Wow, 4 months is a long time for me not having stripped down my PC!

I think all I have done since is:

- Put in an E8400
- Removed the 'backup' 250GB drive for another computer to have
- Replaced it with a WD 500GB USB MyBook I won (my first win online ever!)
- Took the PC outside for a late spring clean
- At some point my OCZ Reapers went bad, so I had to RMA them and fall back to my Ballistix. I'm convinced my board eats RAM as this is the 3rd memory kit I've had to RMA (first two were the ballistix), could just be a side effect of overclocking with the stupid NB volts this thing needs.

And I think that is it.

It's desperate for a windows re-install, the failed Reapers were slowly corrupting my data before I tracked them down, and there are quirky things about my install now. Like windows messenger starts up every boot (despite being disabled :rolleyes: ) and shutdowns take forever. I'll get round to it eventually, but I'm just too lazy at the minute.

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:47 pm

what about that new xchanger rad? just post a pic of its current state plz, i luurves me some pictures :finga:

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:47 am

Dan say's in a Mr T voice:

I ain't got no XChanger rad foo!

See my sig? That's what it looks like :finga:

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby martini161 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:31 am

oh in that thread sporg made i thought you said you had one of those xchanger rads. can you post a bigger picture please 8-[ :finga: comon i know you have a 10 mega pixel camera

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby guiri » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:28 am

Good job on the puter Dan :)

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:44 am

Thanks George!

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby Skippman » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:02 am

Dan, my brother, why no windows!? How can you put all that work into making that piece of art, then hide it behind a plain silver case? Need to get your 1337 dremil skills to working on a window! :supz:

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:08 am

It'd be covered up by the draws the PC is next to anyway.

I know it looks awesome on the inside, and it'd kill the understated simplicity of the P180 with a great big window in it!

I'm getting itchy to get a new case, so the modding front might have something to look out for in the future.

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Re: P180 Watercooled Project Log (56k Beware!)

Postby DMB2000uk » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:18 am

I should probably update my signature, as I've swapped out everything but the PSU on this machine now :D

It's a lot messier than it was, so I'm not posting pictures with this update!

After tearing all the new parts out of my Thermaltake Spedo, tearing out all the P180s parts, then putting the new parts back in the P180 I really couldn't be bothered to tidy up all the wires this time, and the 8pin mobo power is in a different place so that's more cable mess to deal with. I need a SATA DVD drive too as the IDE is in the wrong place for my cable origami.

So I should probably update my signature, but new specs are:

Antec P180
PC Power and Cooling 610W Silencer
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ATI 4850 512MB
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So now that it's under water, I should be able to have a nice little play with overclocking :D

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