Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by EastCoasthandle, Feb 8, 2008.
I have not put them back together yet. Next loop change I was thinking of adding them in.
Pressure is the same no matter where. Instead of clamping the tubes, you can put it on a fan controller.
It's a PWM pump, and it doesn't operate below 9V, so there is a very fine line between perfect noise and speed and not running at all. I had it conk off at least 3 times, so I gave up on the fan controller. The crux of the problem is that my board doesn't seem to work well PWM wise with the pump, and won't run below 3300 rpm no matter how low I set my temp curve. It should go down to 1500. Anyhow, now I have no more shutoff worries, and it's still pretty quiet at 3300.
Ahhh, fair enough. Didn't know you already attempted a controller.
You can also use something like this to help reduce turbulence in the res, as long as the outlet feeding the pump is also threaded inside the res. Helped tremendously on my Alphacool res top.
its due to the top of the pump... all of these Restops, have severe problems with the formation of cyclones in the water.... EK sells anti cyclone inserts for their Res, i bet one of these would help you very much with your problem
lol. I linked him the Bitspower anti-cyclone fitting. It does work quite well.
didnt read your post,before posting myself... but it seems great minds think alike!
It's a travesty that this thread has slipped by unnoticed for this long. Heck, I had to check the box under Old Thread Warning just to post this scathing diatribe. For shame, Gents, for shame!!
That's true. Anybody got anything new? I should be adding some GPU blocks soon (I know - I said I wouldn't do it...).
not exactly "new" but I thought we needed a picture to go with all this talk of revival
That is sweet. Add a few quick disconnects and you would be in removable motherboard heaven.
I agree. It's very clean, sneeky. Do you have pics of it in the system? And with the double-stacked fans, were you using those for extra static pressure or was one hollowed out for a fan shroud to reduce noise, etc?
hollowed for spacing. If I only used one fan the rad would hit the rear I/O and expansion card raised sections.
^That's beautiful, you and your amazing builds/cases.
How about this?
Gotta keep this thread alive!
Damn, I love the double tubing between the video cards. Does that improve flow, or just make it look super special bad ass?
I read it doesn't hurt flow Even if it helps a little, who cares, I'm banking on looking bad ass is the main reason its in his rig
Are you using a spare Bitspower tube to brace your second video card? Nice idea
Great build by the way!!!
For me it has two purposes:
1. Since these are a little smaller ID than the 1/2" ID tubing I ude, two pipes means that these won't restrict the flow any.
2. If you look at the exit fitting on the bottom block, you'll see by using the dual tubes I was able to exit on the right, which means it's closer to where the tubing runs out toward the rad in the bottom. If I used a single tube between the blocks, it would have had to ecit on the left.
You caught that one, eh? I noticed the cards were sagging under the weight a little, and I stuck that in there as a temporary fix. Works great until I can find something better.
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Where's the PA120.3? In the top or in the front?
Decent Advice Needed
Hi all, I'm hoping to step into the watercooling arena to keep the life of my i7 920 going. I've recently had to downclock it to 3.4 from 3.6 as it caused a blue screen due to temps. I also just want to play with water as I like to fiddle and w/c is the best damn fiddling i figure i can do.
Problem is I run a Silverstone Fortress FT02 and for the life of me I can't figure out the best way to go. No matter which way i look there seems to be major hurdles to leap.
I could simply remove my bottom case fans (60cm depth right away) but it's made worse by my 580 lightning at 12" long (makes bottom clearance 60cm bang on - with fans out.)
Is it worth my while taking out one 18cm fan and putting a 120.1 rad in there bottom mounted? or would it be any better than my megahalem (on push and pull)?
Other alternative is to mount the rad outside the case (I'd figured out a front mounted method but the tubing would be quite long and would it be noisier with a triple rad on the outside?)
I would buy an obsidian in a flash but I love my fortress case.
Just looking for sound advice - I know you guys know your stuff.
I found this thread at another site that is devoted to FT02 an RV02s and watercooling. The fellow in post #79 fit a MCR320 XP, which is the thinner rad, below his 580 Matrix Plat. Some nice looking cases, here.
Also, another thing to look at, if you want. Tower Pedestal that can be placed under the case.. you can place a 120 quad raid in there, pump, even house the psu if wanted..
Me, I just took out the fans and placed a rad.. Black Ice Stealth would be the best bet for a rad and fans under even the longest video card. Thin and workable rad. I've had two and Loved them..
in the roof.. it was a buggger but I got it without to much dremel work.
here is a better shot
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