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Post by Vinman on Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:54 am

My pump went out some time ago as some of you already know, so for a quick fix I replaced it with a CoolMaster and decided when I had the money I would replace the pump and put it back in I have been quite pleased with the CoolMaster for air it preforms pretty good with its intake and exhaust fans, but its big and bulky and dosent come close to cooling as well as the freezone, well got some cash from the kids for fathers day so decided I would mod the unit and purchased a XSPC single 5.25 pump/reservoir which I will mount in one of my bays its a nice well built clear acrylic tank which came with the necessary hardware and barbs for a clean install, I also needed to purchase/select the proper barb size to accommodate the existing system so along with my purchase I ordered the G1/4 tread 3/8" ID barbs well come to find out the system has 1/4" ID not 3/8" barbs so my project is now on hold till I can locate some place locally that has the 1/4" barbs with correct tread dia. I'm hoping maybe one of the local hardware stores will have what I need so I can get this done over the weekend, and when its done I will post some pics for you guys.
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by McstylisT on Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:26 am

That sounds like a great little project Vinman. I really like the whole idea of custom systems. But as your pointing out there is an awful lot to take into consideration when doing this. Everything needs to be tight and fit well as your asking for trouble. Mainly the reason i stayed with sealed unit in the H50.

Fingers crossed you can locate them soon enough Vinny , really looking forward to seeing how you have done this my friend.

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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:44 am

found what I needed at the local hardware store and Im done with the install its running great high and dry cool and quiet just the way I like it, temps are way to low 12c working them up slowly need to be around 19c I like the idea of the 500ml clear tank more water better cooling, I will post some picks later today
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:29 pm

I will add the install did not go with out a couple of snags, I decided to use the upper bay for the Reservoir and made the lines long enough so I could slide the tank out for easy filling as needed, had to remove one of my 5 DVD drives I removed the pioneer 215D which I never liked, and also my benq 1655 which I replaced with a new drive my nephew gave me a Samsung SH S202 writemaster 20X with light scribe. I could not get my system to boot up after install, went in to bios checked my boot order went in trying different things finally got it to boot but kept getting a hardware error, the system would not see my two IDE drives after pulling my hair out for over an hour I removed the Samsung and Bam boot/hardware error gone issue solved,the drive was bad right out of the box, so I put my trusty BenQ back in its place. the other issue which pissed me off even more is the mounting holes for the rails on the tank there are only two. They are pre-drilled and are the upper two holes, if you picture the side of your DVD drive for instance you have two sets of holes upper and lower well my rails mount on the lower two the holes on the tank are the upper two so cant use the rails it just sits in there loose I slid the two rails in along side anyways two keep the tank in place and from moving side to side
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by 4hams on Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:58 pm

Hey vinny can't wait to see some pics. I have faith in ya and I know you will get everything sorted out. smile
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:56 pm

hope this comes out right as far as the order of the pic's if not I don't have a clue how to fix it LOL
the first pic so you know was me bleeding off the air on the tank I did not have my camera when I had it torn down sorry! but all is well that ends well you have to excuse the spaghetti as I was just concerned with getting it back up and running I will go back at a later date and clean that up I installed some filter material on the door to keep out the dust while letting in air which works great the system is running great actually better then before and holding temps very well I'm a happy camper









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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:03 pm

I had a feeling the pic's would be in reverse order sorry guys!
it took some time to do and I did get all the air out of the system On my next build I am going to replace the case its getting old!
My temps have been staying really consistent see below! I can get them lower if I need to but happy with it as it stands.


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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by smduff on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:47 pm

Looks good Vinny drop the temps as low as they will go it is better for the chips over the long run, mine at idle are a 6C.
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:21 am

]quote="smduff"]Looks good Vinny drop the temps as low as they will go it is better for the chips over the long run, mine at idle are a 6C.[/quote]
I will drop them gradually had it down to 12c in the beginning and will work on getting back down again now that its settled in!

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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by 4hams on Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:32 pm

smduff wrote:Looks good Vinny drop the temps as low as they will go it is better for the chips over the long run, mine at idle are a 6C.
I often wondered if running the components cooler than normal was good for them or not. I know that deisel and other internal combustion engines have normal operating temperatures and running then hotter or cooler is not a good thing in most cases.

Looks like a sweet setup vinny. Thanks for sharing it with us! smile
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by 4hams on Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:35 pm

What about over clocking that puppy vinny? That chip should do 3.8 with out too much mucking about with it. And get yourself some good monitoring software. The AI Suite that comes with the ASUS boards is pretty poor quality and usually off by a fair bit.

Try Core Temp or my favorite Everest Utilitise.
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:23 am

I found core temp but could not find Everest Utilities Home addition which I believe is also freeware, all the other versions of Everest cost$
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by 4hams on Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:54 am

Vinny everests does cost but it is something worth the money. The amount of info available with the program is staggering!
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:04 am

When I can afford it I will purchase it here are some new temps I recorded.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5936/sshot2o.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4793/sshot1hy.jpg
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:07 am

whoops first one is hard to see so posted a second link lol!
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Post by 4hams on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:09 am

I found the first one very easy on the eyes! LOL

The temps look great also... Wink Wink drink
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:18 am

I figured you would!
and yes I am very pleased with the performance so far and the way that mod came out on the cooler.
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by McstylisT on Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:35 am

Great working's Vinman. With a super cooling setup like that and nice OC is screaming out dude.

Some really awesome pictures dude.

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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:11 am

I just picked up an Apogee GT water block on e-bay for $30.95 new
still in orig packaging comes with back plate and hardware and 3 sets of barbs local shipping so should have it Monday or Tuesday looks like a real nice block much better then that paper weight that came with the freezone lol!

http://www.swiftnets.com/products/ApogeeGT.asp#
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Post by McstylisT on Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:12 pm

Looks like a really well machined solid block Vinny. Should make a hell of a difference. As long as the pump can handle the pressure of it as well.

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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:58 pm

My Apogee block came in today and its awesome! I will be putting it in over the next couple of days, I have to remove the MB again to attach it and will take some better pic's of the install from start to finish,
And while I am at it do some cable management to try and cleanup that mess. lol!
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by 4hams on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:11 am

Can't wait to see the finnished product vinny!
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:21 pm

Well got it done and its running great its already dropped several
degrees from were the old block temps were my skills at cable management
suck but what the hey I need to get some sleeves for the ones off of
the freezone unit this was before I bleed off all the air the apogee
comes real close to the radiator unlike the stock block which had the
barbs on the side of the block versus these which run left to right
across the block and just barely cleared it! I also replaced the plastic
barbs with brass ones, but I'm a happy camper now to learn how to OC
this bad boy! lol!






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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by smduff on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:50 pm

Looks good Vinny
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Re: My Freezone FZ1000

Post by Vinman on Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:30 pm

This was a very easy mod and other then having to remove the mother board from the tray to secure the new water block,it was fast and went very smoothly, bleeding off the air from the system went especially well as the tank is in the upper bay and air rises to the top and out the fill hole so all I had to do was continue to add more fluid till it was all purged! Also The coolant I used is called hy-per-lube super coolant comes in 16 fluid Oz bottle at your local auto parts www.hyperlube.com
works as good or better then whats available for water cooling units at half the price!
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