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[Core i7] Watercooling discussion thread

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by mudkip, May 17, 2009.

  1. Naekuh

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    Miko Fox? Fire Miko? Its FireFox-Tan!
    Fine..
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    RAWR

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    i have a chiller that does better than that.

    thats martins isnt it?
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    lol... it was made by martin, but its mine. Currently Skinnee has it. Its gonna be running 4 x 400W TEC's CP1-12726.

    I also have a reciprocating phased chiller as well.

    But i think now were getting too extreme for this thread. :X

    I appologize to the mods.
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    skinnee must not like me. he never answers my PMs.

    while most ppl wouldnt get anything crazy like we have, this isnt too far out for I7 setups. chilled water and super water rigs are quite feesable for i7 when you do a full board loop with video cards as well. just through in an iwaki and your set. :D

    i think im going to try some scythe slipstreams.
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    naekuh and fit battle it out, hows the got most superb water setup :laugh:

    thats some crazy S**T you guys. :toast:
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    Hey guys I'm thinking of a reservoir upgrade. I want a good 3x120mm rad and I cant help but go with the flow and get a PA120.3. What should I look for in a good radiator? Reviews? Thickness?
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    look in my deals thread. i posted a pa120.3 yesturday for a really good price. i'd say get it.
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    Damn dude, $75 is a hell of a deal! I would hate to join [H] just for a single buy, but I may PM him through Heatware.

    Any other things to think about w/a good radiator? EDIT:

    I was thinking of getting this $50 3x120mm rad based on CyberDruid's recommendations:
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/swmcqupo3xbl.html
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    fans.

    rads with low FPI you can use lower speed quiet fans.

    rad with high FPI you need high cfm fans with high static pressure.

    in other words

    hwlabs gtx needs crazy fans

    thermochill/feser/swiftec/xspc need normal fans.

    EDIT: im not fond of swiftec rads myself
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    was gonna say, those look like delta 120cfm 90mils >.>

    Aka tornado... but I could be wrong.

    Crazy. Just chill the thing :laugh:
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    What about a shroud? Would it help make an improvement? Not sure the exact needs of a shroud anyways, can someone explain?
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    some believe it helps but if you put the fans in a pull config i find it works pretty well without them.

    you can take some old POS 120mm fans and cut the fan part out so only the outer is left. put them between the fan and rad

    for a pa120.3 there are a few ppl selling shrouds, i think theres one on OCN.
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    i've done that with some broken 120mm's and it works pretty good :toast:

    however push and pull is my favorite.
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    Is it better to have the shrouds on the pushing fans, the pulling fans, or both?

    I have only shrouds on my pushing fans atm, I was considering putting them on the pulling as well but... Well I have it mounted externally and my case is pretty long :D
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    you mind giving us a pic of your case so I can see what you mean.

    I dont know about shrouds man, I know the pushing can use shrouds, but I dont think pulling needs them as much I would say.
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    OK, so I just added 2 San Aces to this Feser 240 rad. I know, overkill, but it's nice!
    Can't get specs on these fans from Sanyo Denki though since they are OEMs "custom" made for some manufacturer or something.

    So let's just say I just found out my shirt stuck to the front bays of my case when I walked by :D

    Atm, I'm running Core Damage @ 183 BCLK, 1.375 vCore (all auto set) and HT and Turbo on and getting a straight 69C. And yes, that's with a jet engine next to me now :D

    EDIT: if anyone can help me finding specs: 109R1212H1131 is the type number
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    so how much did your temps drop?

    I treid looking for some specs and no luck neither :(
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    check out this page, see if you find yours there.

    http://db.sanyodenki.co.jp/product_db_e/coolingfan/dcfan/cooling_dcfan.html
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    Been there. Thing is:

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    baiscally your fan is the lower version of the 1011.

    Meaning it spins slower, has a cap rpm rate of about 1600 rpms if i remember correctly vs the 2600rpm cap the 1011 has.

    You bought yours off ebay for around 5 dollars i think. Thats when a vendor was selling 300 and went sold out in a matter of hours.

    i dont like the models you have because they whistle at a lower rpm, and you need to set it on high.
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    I'd be surprised if this was 1600RPM. My guess is at least 2k. At 7v it already spins faster than I can see.
    Nope, bought them on a local internet marketplace.

    I think I can conclude we're not talking about the same model :D
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    sigh...

    trust me bro.

    This is the fan correct? They were on sale @ ebay for 5 dollars each.

    http://img368.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc02265ni4.jpg

    Specs are 1600RPM vs the 2800RPM the regular ones do. (they also DONT run at 5V, which the 1011's do, and @ 7V it makes a ticking or whistling noise.) Confirm it yourself. This is why i dont like these san aces.

    I dont think anyone on this forum, even CyberDruid has more SanAces then i do. So trust me on it.
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    I've sold more San Aces than you ;)

    But at the moment I only have two 1011R. And yes I love them.

    BTW just to step back from all the dick waggling I just don't get the responses in the thread at all...

    Guy says: discuss i7 cooling. Fits says LC is no better than AC. Then promptly fills the thread with pics of all his current and planned LC projects. What?

    Am I the only one than thinks that's kinda odd?

    I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that LC is superior to AC in every regard. The downside is price. The technology for AC is lagging. The bases of most Heatsinks are still just a lump of metal. The bases of waterblocks are engineering masterpieces.
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