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  1. NastyHabits

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    I thought it was loudest when you were pointing the camera at the middle fan. Just my two cents.
     
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    Yah, it does seem a little louder on the middle fan, perhaps from the strain of the rad mount. The noise is predominately on low speeds, although it could be there at higher speeds, but the tornado sound of the air could be drowning it out. I have heard similar noises on youtube from other Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000s.

    I got the high speed ones because I thought they would be quiet on a controller, and that is the only model the Egg carries. I guess I'll order some differnet ones, but I'm not looking forward to draining my loop again. Last week I got packages from a guy from Overclock.net, Jab-tech, Danger Den, and NewEgg. It was awesome.:)
     
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    Why would you have to drain your loop?
     
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    Good point. Now that I look at it I could remove the rad from the mount and lay it backwards on some kind of support, then get down to the surgery. I don't think it will stress the tubing too badly. If you wouldn't have said anything, I would have doggedly drained it, removed the hoses, did my deed, and then given it a half-ass leak test. Much less suckiness in your plan. Smooth, like JJ Cale.:pimp:
     
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    Here's my OverKill loop:

    [​IMG]

    I hate summers over here.
     
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    Pop the cap open on your res to relieve any pressure from compressing/bending the tubes. Just make sure it's not too full. I can be like overflowing a master cylinder after replacing worn pads if the res is too full.
     
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    Im enjoying my water loop but i hope to get a TRI rad and GOOD fans when i get save up some more $ :)
     
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    If your interested in a cheap but super effective 120.3 radiator email SidewindersComputers. I talked to Gary about the new revision of the Thermochill PA 120.3 since they are out of stock everywhere; he said he has about 5 older revisions(25mm spacings) PA 120.3's sitting around. He lightly quoted me at $75. That is an amazing price for an amazing radiator. Just plan ahead and if the spacing is unimportant then I say go for it.



    I see the cable ties, what fans do they come with? Energmax?
     
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    Looks really nice. Having two rads always means you can add more components later. It's fantastic the way they both fit in the case.


    @ brandonwh64 - I'll have 3 lightly used Scythe Ultra Kaze fans soon. They aren't very quiet, but I'm pretty sure they are what the USMC uses to power their LCACs.:laugh:
     
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    right now i have two non named 12 bladed 68CFM fans on my 240RAD and they do OK but i want some better ones.
     
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    The white ones ? They come with Enermax PSUs, not with fans. I got four sets of those, two black, two white. One from my Modu82+ 625W and three sets from a friend of mine who runs a computer store who had them lying around.

    Love those things, very convenient and also good looking.
     
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    Need more tech-pr0n guys, post those WC rigs! :toast:
     
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    Ok so it's now on! The blocks came for the cards, I have a triple rad, and another comming, Swifty 655, and the chipset and HK blocks.

    For those who havent seen my PC....
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    For a quick idea of what I want to do....
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    flow pattern: Pump > Chipset > CPU > triple rad > GPU1 > GPU2 > res >triple rad > back to the pump.

    Im planning on 3/8" tubing (white) and I may need some fittings for smoother appearance.

    Will my 655 be enough to push this loop?
     
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    the 655 should be enough, that thing has quite a punch...but having the Chipset before the CPU in the loop, should raise your temps by quite a bit! depends on what you plan to achieve, what fits you more....maximum performance or added simplicity;)
     
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    Well as it is, my GPU heats the chipset cooler. I figured since these chipsets dont get that hot, why not water it before the CPU. I dont think it is going to add much heat, and should keep it cooler than it is now. Plus the UD7 has the block, might as well use it;)

    I think if I went CPU first, I would again be heating the chipset:confused:

    Performance of course or I wouldnt be moving over;)
     
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    In terms of total BTU's, chipsets don't add much compared to the CPU or GPU. Still, I've always gone with something like Pump -> CPU -> .... -> Rad -> Pump, making sure the CPU gets the coolest coolant. Just my two cents.

    EDIT: BTW, you PC looks very clean in it's current configuration.:cool:
     
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    thanks, looks a tad different now. Do you really think the Chipset is going to dump anything noticeable? I mean the P55 really holds the lower end of the board, with the IMC in the chip, the chipset is left with lots less to do;)
     
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    I can't really pretend to be the definitive expert on this, but in terms of the total heat, I think it's more than a fair assumption that on an overclocked x58 PC, the CPU will put in far more heat than the chipset.

    I actually did what your are contemplating on my p-35 PC due to space constraints, fewer bends, etc. It made very little difference in the temps.
     
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    Sneeky, where #3?

    Oh and your order is fine, maybe change the order to rad>cpu>nb... but it's all good man.

    Dude I cant wait to have these 470's under water. I'm gonna max out everything! Vantage will cry!
     
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    Im already maxed out, I'm just hoping for a touch more if they are cooler.

    Wanna see my parts? *looks around and rips open trench coat*
    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh they will be, every water cooled 400 series card I've seen has been under 60º @ load. You'll be sittin pretty for sure.
     
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    God, that Gigabyte chipset block looks sexy! :pimp:
     
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    Primochill has supposedly released a revised version of the Typhoon III. Might be easier on the pump.
     
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    I knew the first ones leaked and they were reworking it. Two things....couldnt find it at PPC (still OOS), also I dont think I want a bay res, no real reason I guess. I was thinking along the lines of a POM80/100 for a res in the optical bays with the pump, I think I can control the tubing better.

    Lots of thinking going on...feel free to interject some reality;)
     

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