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    Default Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    Hi everybody!

    My water cooling kit came in today.

    Here are my ideas for the setup to house the radiator, fans and Resevoir.

    My cooling system: the Swiftech H20-120 Premium Kit


    Fans: Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan


    Resevoir: XSPC Passive 250mm Reservoir - SILVER


    Basically it will look like this:

    Back exhaust:

    Front looking down tube:

    Here is a section cut from the top:



    The unit will sit ontop of my computer and, the large tube will house the radiator in the center and air will flow over it to help cooling, then the tube will taper to meet the entering fan and be pushed thru the radiator. I'm going to add a second fan on the back side to help also.
    Obviously I did not add any colors to anyting.
    It will mostly be silver and black with Blue lights
    I'm not sure how to "Dress up" the outside of it yet. but I"m working on it.

    I have to order the resevoir yet, but I thought I'd see what you guys thought before I get too far into this.

    So... What do you guys think?

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    I love the look of this! I think thats going to be a great idea!

    As far as the decoration/color for the outside, this thing makes me think "jet engine" or rocket. It's got a sort of outerspace/sci-fi look to it, so why not do something that looks mech/industrial, with some deep-space damage/debris to it? Paint it to look like panels and rivets make up the shell, and have some warning stickers near the intake and exhaust maybe.

    This case has the sort of damage/detail to it that I'm talking about.. like blaster fire marks and a general dirtyness that would come from flying through space.

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    Default Re: Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    That does look pretty cool, reminds me of a jet engine.
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    Default Re: Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    Thanks for the comments, Yeah, the jet engine is where i got the Turbine name. -Hopefully it doesn't sound like one though, I want quiet!

    I went shopping tonight for the 6" tube. -The only thing I found was a 6" dia. section of pvc that was 10' long. Way more than I need plus it was close to $30. I also found a 6" dia. metal supply duct. but its too flexible. Hmmmm...

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    dude, thats freaking awesome, go for it 100%. going on the jet engine look it reminds me of a pod racer engine from star wars. is the rad in between the two fans?
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    Default Re: Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn-Inc View Post
    dude, thats freaking awesome, go for it 100%. going on the jet engine look it reminds me of a pod racer engine from star wars. is the rad in between the two fans?
    Thanks

    Yes, if you look at the plan section, you can see the "fins" of the radiator between the two fans.

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    Default Re: Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    Well, looks like this might actually get under way. My first real creative Modding project. Everyone wish me luck please!

    Today at lunch I went to a local concrete block facility and picked up a 2' section of 6" dia. Sonotube. Its basically a thick hard cardboard tube that has a coating on the inside to make it smooth for forming a round concrete column. It was only $1.50 per foot too. but the bastards charged me $3.00 to cut it. LOL

    I'll try to get some pics tonight after my bowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rendermandan View Post
    It was only $1.50 per foot too. but the bastards charged me $3.00 to cut it.
    thats gotta be one of the funniest things ive ever heard. nice design BTW, its gonna looks sweet sitting on your case.
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    wow, I'm really getting sucked into this. I just ordered the resevoir, some tubing clamps some steel blue non-conductive coolant and some EL wire. -I'm going to integrate that into the outside of the tube. Man the gears have really started turning on this. not to mention my pocket book is getting thinner by the minute!

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    Default Re: Project: Water Cooling Turbine

    not to mention my pocket book is getting thinner by the minute!
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