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Project WaterFall -- A water cooling project log by Phenom

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MxPhenom 216, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Oh no doubt it is easier that is why my full tower has an MCR420, 320 and 220 in it. :laugh: I can't be the norm.
     
  2. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I think it has to do with the fact theres way more space to work in when it comes to full towers. And to be able to stick a single triple rad inside it!
     
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    Is your pump turned all the way up? I'm pretty sure the radiator you chose is going to struggle a little bit with keeping your temps below 45c.

    You can use HWiNFO64 to monitor your VRM temps.
     
  4. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Yeah, and yeah probably. I dont have the fans at full tilt either soo.

    Regardless, temps are still WAY better! And it climbs in temperatures so much slower.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yep and makes sense as water can remove the heat from the CPU so much more efficiently and effectively.
     
  6. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    yeah its pretty sweet. It got up to 52c in Crysis 3 Alpha.
     
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    Sounding awesome. Grr, you making me want water!
     
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    Got some cheap stuff from danger den, plus this thread, is getting me to go to water. Thanks mxphenom, thanks a lot.
     
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    Pushing the fans to 100% dropped the load temps to 45/46c haha!

    Rad is probably getting saturated haha
     
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    Those fans really work well to be honest. I had 3 on my 360 rad, and they worked extremely well, beat out 6 med. yate loons in push/pull. Not only did they work well, but they were very well built with nice black cabling :D
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Yeah, the corsair fans are the only fans I buy. regardless of situation :) Innovative too, I like the colored rings.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah even with this little single 120mm rad I got for my Prodigy (a really good all-copper AlphaCool Nexxos ST30 but still) the 3570K doesn't get above 57C Prime 95 at 4.4Ghz (only 1.18v though but still as good if not better than my old MCR-220). Heh, actually it passes Prime at that voltage but BF3 "stopped working" so I dropped to 4.2 for now.
     
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    Glad things worked out. I like the color of the tubing, it's a slightly different opacity and color than the standard blue.
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Yeah its fricken sweet. Thanks for your help during the process.
     
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    Yeah, it looks awesome.

    What color sleeving are you gonna go with?

    Edit: Im dumb, you linked to black. Blue could be cool
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Probably black and blue. Alternate
     
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    I'd rather spend a full day hitting my genitals with a hammer than do that much sleeving. Talk about boring tortuous monotony. Besides that, it would take you a year. Buy some extensions and be done with it, or ditch that PSU and get a full modular and have someone make a new set so you aren't voiding your warranty.
     
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    I like sleeving haha! I do want to get a fully modular Platinum PSU. Like the Seasonic platinums.

    SeaSonic Platinum Platinum-860 860W ATX12V / EPS12...
     
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    I'm sure that will make James888 all creamy.
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    oh god Alex your sick.

    Hey Alex didn't you say you had to slow down the flow of your loop when you had a mid tower? Why was that? Because i have my pump on full tilt right now.
     
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    Not because of my tower size, it's because my pump has the power of 10,000 suns. I'd slow your pump until you like the sound of it, it shouldn't matter with such a small loop with little restriction.
     
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    Yeah my pump, sounds like my San Ace fans haha. I figured if you slow it down, itll slow the flow allowing the water to last in the rad longer. I really want a thick rad now though. This X-Flow rad gets saturated so fast.
     
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    Agreed on the nice color of that XSPC tubing...noted.
     

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