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Old 14th March, 2004, 07:58 PM
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My First Ever Home Built PC

Hi just wanted everyones opinions on my first watercooled PC

DFI Lanparty NFII Rev B
AMD XP2500+
Crucial 512 DDR 400
Maxtor 40GB HDD
HIS 9600XT
Q-TECH 550w PSU
Asetek Waterchill
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:01 PM
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:02 PM
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I'd say for a first timer you did quite well!!
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:05 PM
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thanks, dont know if its just me but water cooling is scary ******, all i need now is some advice on overclocking my AMD XP2500+ Barton
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:12 PM
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What are you using for coolant? Is it straight water, or is it a mixture of stuff? Yes, water cooling can be scary, but it is kinda like dealing with electricity; treat it with respect and all will be well.

As far as OC, look here. It is a nice beginners guide.
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:16 PM
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[QUOTE=gizmo]What are you using for coolant?

Deionized water, asetek anti alge, and dark blue water dye
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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:20 PM
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Sounds like you've got a pretty good water mix. BTW, I forgot to mention it earlier:

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Old 14th March, 2004, 08:22 PM
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Thank you, im printing out the OC guide right now
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Razorfish! Dude you just made front page! Well done!

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[QUOTE=Daniel ~]Razorfish! Dude you just made front page! Well done!

Cool, thank you, its a honour
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Pretty cool setup! WTG!

What are your overclocking results at so far?
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What are your overclocking results at so far?

Thanks, Not started to OC yet, but will soon. Just got it all running smoothly.
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Hey Razorfish, Nice work!! There is a lot going on in that case but, you got it all looking neat. Job well done!! Very nice!

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Hi just wanted everyones opinions on my first watercooled PC

DFI Lanparty NFII Rev B
AMD XP2500+
Crucial 512 DDR 400
Maxtor 40GB HDD
HIS 9600XT
Q-TECH 550w PSU
Asetek Waterchill

Very very nice I have the same desk as you only yours is a lot tidier
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I just put a couple of cold cathodes and some UV lights in mine. Here's a few pic of them with the CCs on and off (the blue CCs obscure the UV) I've got UV dye in teh water.
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Hi just wanted everyones opinions on my first watercooled PC

DFI Lanparty NFII Rev B
AMD XP2500+
Crucial 512 DDR 400
Maxtor 40GB HDD
HIS 9600XT
Q-TECH 550w PSU
Asetek Waterchill
Nice job! BTW, what's that little gadget next to your right speaker in the photo?
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Nice job! BTW, what's that little gadget next to your right speaker in the photo?
think its one of the archos? mini juke box thingys.....*edit* oops sorry i was wrong
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dam i want to go water cooling but i scared of it a bit and i need to clean up my case and i don't know what water cooling kit to get i was thinking the TT 1 A3 it looks easy and it goes with all my stuff were do u guys hide your cables
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dam i want to go water cooling but i scared of it a bit and i need to clean up my case and i don't know what water cooling kit to get i was thinking the TT 1 A3 it looks easy and it goes with all my stuff were do u guys hide your cables
I used to have the asustek water chill setup it was really straightforward and worked pretty well, only problem I did spring a leak at the radiator hose joint but luckily for me I had the radiator outside the case
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