New system up & running!

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Combobulated is the keyword (is that even a word?)

At any rate, this is a system I pulled together from bits and pieces and a CPU which was sent to me from Hong Kong. The CPU is a E8400, socket 775.

Motherboard? Asus Maximus Extreme, see: http://k0nsl.org/bag/hardware/Asus_Maximus_Extreme/

Cooling? It’s passively cooled by a Thermochill PA120.3.

Temperatures? It idles at about 45 °C so heat is not much of an issue. If it becomes one I’ll just slap on a fan or three ;-)

OS? Jewbuntu ;-/

I’m still not entirely sure what purpose the system will serve nor am I fully decided on what type of OS to run. Only time will tell.

Overclocking? At the moment it’s running at 4960MhZ (9 ratio @ 440 FSB): so out of the box I’ve gained almost two gigahertz from it. It’s currently undergoing stress testing at this speed. The only worries I have is with the northbridge heat. It’s a bit toasty

Sorry about the crappy video: I’m not very good at filming, or even putting together a clip. I rush it and it comes out as a confabulated mess. Plus, Sony is not really helping out much in lieu of the horrendous focus-problem they have with their cameras. Blergh.


CPU: Intel E8400
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Extreme (X38), never used.
Memory: Kingston Hyperx 16 GiB
HDD: Seagate 1TB (only one for now)
Pump: Laing DDCv1
Waterblock: Swiftech Storm
Radiator: Thermochill PA120.3
Reservoir: EK Dual Bay

…alas, a whole system which only cost me about $18 bucks, excluding the costs for the already available hardware. Oh, and don’t fret: Ah’ll put the stuff in a case, very soon. This is only for testing purposes


Watercooling Products Finally Ordered

Good day, friends.


Today I have placed an order for the following items:

  • Cuplex Kryos XT (CPU block)
  • GELID Solutions GC Extreme (Thermalpaste)
  • Mayhems Aurora Nebula Blue (Coolant additive)
  • Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White (Case)
  • EK-Reservoir Combo DCP 4.0 (Pumps. One for the CPU-loop, and one for the GPU-loop)
  • Masterkleer PVC 19/13mm UV-white, 3,3m (Tubing)
  • Teflon tape 12mmx10m (I always use this on my fittings)
  • EK-CoolStream RAD XT 360 (Radiator. Yes, I bought one more even though I have two at home that would probably work just as fine. Dumb of me, but I’ve not tried this one before)
See my update below. I did some hasty changes in the last minute.

(the CPU block I will be using for my i7-2600K)

Yes, I am aware that my choice of pumps aren’t the best out there. I don’t care for that right now, they will be sufficient for what I have in mind 

The parts — all of them — should arrive next week at Wednesday, all the items were in-stock. Dang, I really am looking forward to this. The C70 case from Corsair is so sweet too! 

If somebody noticed that my order lacks fittings that’s because I have a lot of totally new, never before used at home so I don’t need to pay extra for it.

Over & out for this time!


[UPDATE: I decided to change three things in the last minute of checking out from the store. I changed: pump, radiator and reservoir!

Pump: Swiftech MCP350

Res: EK-BAY Spin RES DUAL Loop

Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS Pro 240 v2 (OR Thermochill PA120.3 — I have this one at home already.)

So now all these parts have been ordered. We do not have loads of watercooling oriented stores where I live so the supply of different products is very crass, unfortunately. I won’t order from other countries because of VAT — I just to order from all sorts of countries some years ago but it’s not worth the hassle when RMA is concerned and other issues.]

Right so now the wait begins!