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Overclocked 2 meets the Water Cooling Project

 

What happens when you take a K6-2 450, a cheap water block, a junk radiator, and some rubber tubing...

 
I decided to have a sealed open loop setup, so I needed a container that would let me hold water and not leak all over everything when I threw it out windows...err...I mean moved my computer around. So back to Home Depot to find a electronic junction box that would fit somewhere in my case. The one I picked up was a 5"x5"x"2" gray junction box with self taping screws and a little gasket. I put two 3/8" fittings on this box, one closest to the top of the box(the water from the pump), the other closer to the bottom(which feeds the waterblock). I have it setup where gravity will aid in flowing the water...not by much, but enough.

I use a water/anti-freeze mix in the setup. I only have a little amount of anti-freeze, not because it will keep the water from freezing, but to keep the metal from corroding. If you put too much anti-freeze in the system, it will bring down the cooling affect of the water. I may try Water-Wetter in the future. *UPDATE* I have changed the container to a length of PVC pipe that allows me access to the top bay again.


I had to tie wrap the box down in my case because I have yet to build a proper bracket for it. But it does its job and thats what matters.

This is a shot of the water pump. It has been mounted  for inline operation. I didn't want to put the pump in the container as it would add heat to the water and I didn't have room in there.

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