1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Need water-cooling advice

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by SK-1, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  2. giorgos th.

    giorgos th.

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    117
    Location:
    Athens - Hellas
    it has a 3ple rad so its ok.but i do not know what is the pump of that system.
    either way,i believe it will help you.
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  3. Namslas90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,851 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    Earth
    Yes depending on the pump like giorgos th. said. If the pump is to slow it will only be a small improvement. Bigger tubbing needs a faster/higher pump volume to realy improve cooling a lot.
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  4. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    I read that this thing has 2 pumps that run in tandem doing 1066 cc per min..I am thinking of coming right off the tank with the larger tube.Here is a picture.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2007
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  5. Namslas90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,851 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    Earth
    A bigger Radiator would give you better results than 1/2" tubbing anyways, I don't realy think its worth the work to change the tubing. You may get a few degrees with that but a better radiator and better fans will get better results.

    What the gph on the pump you got?
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  6. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    The review I read said 160 cc's per min.I am not sure how to convert that to GPH.
    I also have one of these and want to incorporate this in my system.Any ideas?
     

    Attached Files:

    • 16.jpg
      16.jpg
      File size:
      51.3 KB
      Views:
      148
    • 17.jpg
      17.jpg
      File size:
      45.4 KB
      Views:
      128
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2007
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  7. Namslas90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,851 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    Earth
    160 cc/min comes out to 2.5 gallons per hour. Thats kinda low. Get a pump from the hardware store something around 10 to 15 gallons per hour. Much improved cooling with a good sized tank.:toast:
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  8. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    Sorry about the 160cc info.I guess that was PER pump.I also found this little review that really puts my mind to rest.BTW I ended up finding a brand new Koolance unit on sale for $89.00 US:rockout:
    http://www.custompc.co.uk/custompc/reviews/59390/koolance-exos.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  9. Namslas90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,851 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    Earth
    Link never loaded the page. That advice I gave you came from an old freind thats been watercooling for years, most of his systems are passed through his mini fridge next to compy (set on low temp,but keeps sodas cool). He hates the tiny little pumps that come with most kits and uses the ones for water fountains because they have a higher GPH and last a lot longer.
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  10. Zeratul_uy

    Zeratul_uy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    530 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    38
    Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    I was thinking on doing one with the pump of my fish tank... You think it'll work?
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  11. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    The link seems ok now.
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  12. frankenchrist

    frankenchrist New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    249 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    I am currently using A reptile tank filter pump that pushes like 60-80 gph and it works Great!
    The great thing about a reptile or fish pump is that they are designed to run 24/7 and plug into a wall outlet so you do not suck more juice from your system.:rockout:
     
    Zeratul_uy says thanks.
  13. technicks

    technicks

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,560 (1.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    257
    Location:
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    And are they cheaper or more expensive?
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  14. Namslas90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,851 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    Earth
    I guess it's too big to fit inside the case, you could mount it on top, but that doesn't always look good. I imagine using some quick connects, you could run the tubes to the back of case conect the quick connects to the case and then run tubing from the back of the case to the cooler and back to the case thru another pump. This would allow the cooler to be under the desk where the air might be cooler and the noise away from PC, but takes a lot of tubing and another pump to get the water back up to the case. Shorter tubes and you can set it on top or on the desk, either way that fans gonna make some noise.

    If the case is big enough, put it inside exhausting out the back to give airflow to the case.
     
    frankenchrist and SK-1 say thanks.
  15. Zeratul_uy

    Zeratul_uy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    530 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    38
    Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    I was suposing that :D thx for the reply, I'll start thinking on the design, it will be totally home made, as my case xD got to post on project log :D
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  16. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    Well I need help on deciding how to rout my water with my new cooling set.On top is the Exos and on the back of my Aurora 570 case will be the Gigabyte 120mmFan/radiator.Excuse my art work but what option should I go with,...A or B or another way?
     

    Attached Files:

    frankenchrist says thanks.
  17. DOM

    DOM

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    7,551 (2.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    828
    Location:
    TX, USA
    A
     
  18. frankenchrist

    frankenchrist New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    249 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    LOL new mod for my liquid cooler. I replaced the small 1 fan radiator with a custom made 3 120mm fan transmission cooler I pulled out of a 1980 honda accord my idle temps dropped from 30c average to 23c the only thing I am not happy with is that my PWM is hitting 42 because I have so much juice running through my MB.

    My next mod will be a second PSU to run my vid cards and fans.
     
  19. frankenchrist

    frankenchrist New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    249 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    Always go: Resevoir-CPU-Radiators-Resevoir-etc
     
  20. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,328 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    427
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    Ok then A it is!
     
    frankenchrist says thanks.
  21. frankenchrist

    frankenchrist New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    249 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    :) Yeppers. or in my case it is reptile pump and res-CPU waterblock-Honda Transmission cooler-Reptile Pump :rockout:
     
  22. frankenchrist

    frankenchrist New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    249 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Washington
    Such a hack but wayy more efficient than my old Thermaltake system.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page