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How are you cooling your graphics card? got something special/different? show it off.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bear jesus, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. PopcornMachine

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    Yes. That is wild, wacky stuff!

    Nice job "Nick [D]vB".
     
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    A few of my external loop setup from last year. Really good on temps.

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    No pump or radiator in case.

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    During the fill.

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    Mock up of external setup for leak testing and such.

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    Taken with my iphone in the evening.
     
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    Nice blue fluid. I want to do that. :cool:

    Why is the tubing so long though? Does that affect performance?
     
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    The tubing is long since the radiator/pump and filling is about 5ft away from the computer. The tubing runs behind the TV, the entire system holds about 1.5gal and there is no reservoir. Performance wise is great, easy on the pump (not much elevation to pump through), the only restrictions are GPU/CPU block, radiator and the total dynamic head for the tubing. Super quiet and with the GPU @950MHZ (24/7 setting) on a GTX 480 it never breaks 42C. During bench setting it will get to 48C but thats with 1.162v 985MHZ core. The amount of liquid helps a lot too, gives it a long round trip and time to cool.
     
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  5. Nick [D]vB

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    Nice! External is the way to go, but it can be taken too far... :D

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    (not my system btw)
     

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    Yup, lol awesome setup in that pic, would be wick in the winter time :p.
     
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    Yeah, I'm a water cooling novice. Good info thanks.
     
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    LOL, went to Koolance.com and got me the right screws "fully threaded" instead of the spring loaded stock nvidia cooler screws that have a shoulder/set depth.. The new screws along with some new thermal pad and new thermal goo for my pair of vid-280 :)

    I got one mounted up and it settled flat onto the GPU core with good firm mounting onto the thermal pads... Getting closer to posting a pic of my cooling :)

    now I just need some more stubby 1/2" fittings..
     
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    Man, I have been wanting to do that forever, but it gets a little cold here for that. I have been tossing around the idea of a few holes in the subfloor and stashing my rads in the crawl space:laugh:
     
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    when i get more permanent residency, i wanna do the whole rad under the ground thing. should work as a cheap air con replacement too.
     
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    HAHA
    The best one I've seen was someone that used staples (still all stuck together from the package) as heatsinks for RAM and voltage chips.
     
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    Nice, My Brother and I were talking about doing something like that, using an underground sump tank with a couple pumps to bring water in and out of each computer/area; and a few loops of copper pipe outside of the sump tank as a heat dump... Though about using dry break quick connectors and having a few stations plumbed in the house; you could probly set yourself up with some kinda cooling blanket like the space suits or heatercore/fan combo for air chilling, or something like that if it ever got really hot in the house.. plug in and chill out :p
     

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