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I really like your ever evolving computer, nice build!

 

I also didn't know swifttech made closed loop water coolers... So now I'm off to research them, thanks!

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Thanks for the comment. :happy:

 

The swiftech H220 is pre-filled from stock but it is possible to expand, so its possible to add other blocks and radiators to the loop.

In terms of temperature and noise they're are great and is easy to install and has 3 years of warranty and they advise to re-fill it after 3 years or less in case you use/push it more than usual.

 

The H220 has a 240mm radiator and there is a h320 that has a 360mm radiator.

 

So, it is between a closed loop and a custom loop and it (h220) is just a bit more expensive than a corsair h110 (at least in my case was).

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I've got some news from last week, since I've been a bit busy studying.

 

Last week I returned my 270x gaming, since I wasn't really satisfied with it and had the screen flickering problem that didn't really have a solution at the moment (could be drivers, could need to flash a new BIOS). So I paid the difference and brought a 270x Hawk. :D

 

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(I did take off that plastic layer after checking if everything with it was ok)

 

I am really happy with it. I have more overclocking options and it can be even more silent than the gaming version I had.

 

I did some benchmarks with the gaming but I still didn't with this one, but in terms of what little overclocking I still did with both, without voltage, the gaming did 1175 MHz and this one (hawk) does 1220 MHz. In terms of memory overclocking its about the same (1500 Mhz).

 

And this is it in terms of mods for this year. :)

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Updates from this week: had to rma my Swiftech h220 again. :(

This time it made some noise, like this one:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aOg9XFnRds

 

So its going to take some time to get it back.

 

At the same time, I got two small (Kind of an ITX-format PC) Pentium 4 at 2.8 GHz and one of them has some DDR and a PSU. I have some old hardware at home, so I can still build one from it. :)

 

I will post images later since I am having trouble uploading it.

 

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Here is a image:

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I've got some news about from my watercooling... it didn't come from RMA in a month, and since after a month I may choose another product, so I brought a new CPU.  :)

 

So, here is my new CPU, a FX-8320:

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Also with it, beside the stock cooler, it did bring a sticker: :P

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Until now, no problems. I thought it would be cooler but my aircooling can still deal with it. In prime95 at 3.5 GHz it is around 45

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As I said before... next would be a new CPU cooler, and it was. :)

 

This time, I did go to a CoolerMaster Nepton 280l, with its 280mm radiador that almost didn't fit in my case. :P

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Here is the acessories that it brings:

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Here is as fan, they're pretty cool. They're noisy at full, more noisy than I would like, but do they push some air. I could see some papers lifting in my desk. :P

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Here is the block, that lights up when it turns on:

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Here it is already installed. I really liked the installion of the block. Its really simple and well explained.

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The case prepared to install the motherboard adn the new cooler. Still needed to work a hole at the bottom to install the radiator, which doesn't hit the front of the case by less than an half a centimeter. To put it at the top I would need to do new holes, since I couldn't install the radiator and fans with the actual holes because the radiator would hit the case and the fans wouldn't fit between the metal and the plastic cover at the top.

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Here it is already installed and still had some trouble since that tubing almost have its own will, which didn't really help since it almost hit the front and putting the fans between the radiator at the bottom and screw it from the bottom. The fans are at a pull configuration so it doesn't gather as much dust as in push. I wouldn't also be able to install the radiator if the fans wouldn't be at the bottom.

 

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Now with the system turn on:

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In terms of temperatures, it is right now stable at 4.7 Ghz but it is capable of more. It was stable at 4.8 GHz, didn't try at 4.9 GHz, but did try at 5 Ghz which I run into a problem I never had and really scared me while stressing it.

 

I was stressing it at 5 Ghz, 1.51v with temperatures already at 57

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