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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sy5tem, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    All liquid products that you will use in a loop are going to be conductive to some point , I would say no more than the distilled water you will be using . One thing is for sure this water wetter really does work it has dropped my full load temps 15*c ! Max is now 60c ! with an 80*f room temp !
     
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    holy cow that is really nice! and worth it!
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    yes it really is . I heard about it here only about a week ago and man I ran out got some and WOW ! It works great !
     
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    23°C ambient room temperature

    28.3°C Coolant temp during test
     

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    this is cool :p lol get it?

    wow just 5 degree difference with ambient crazy! i will definitely have to try this

    loosenut hey your from montreal too :p just saw this
     
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    Yeah, used to live in Lachine for 25 years, now in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Quieter.
     
  7. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Um really not necessary, at best. All you really want/need is distilled water and probably a biocide but I haven't had good personal experience with the liquid ones like PT Nuke. Getting a piece of silver. I just keep forgetting. I change my water fairly often anyway. Algae doesn't grow that quick in this type of environment esp if you have UV lights.

    5C above ambient is great but it ain't the water wetter.

    By the way, loop component order in terms of performance really isn't a real-world issue as the water moves fast and equilibrium is reached in the loop pretty quickly. Just put it together however it fits and looks best for your setup.
     
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    i see i taught that you needed to cool a bit before entering next component , and that you needed to have water cooled before entering pump again thinking pump doesn't like hot water hah well that is good to know does this mean that i can think of my system as a triple rad config since im using 1 dual and 1 single?


    dazmode.com shipped it so fast joy !

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    i should have it today! "/me running in circle in the living room" lol
     
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    I Would say that is the way I would go for sure when setting it up in order.
     
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    alright ty
     
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    Again, the temp of the water in the loop reaches equilibrium fairly quickly (it's all essentially the same temp no matter where in the loop the water physically is at any given time).
     
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    well received installed and tested my for leak , now my system is up and running ambiant temp: 31 , CPU: 41 GPU: 28

    i have a lot of stuff to test overclocking potential just went up :)

    here is some pron for geek! lol

    i am using the CM Sniper and i wanted to use the top for my rad and keep the 200mm fan , to do this i ad to do some modification, i made 2 hole and i ad to cut the plastic from the top to make it fit, that was the hardest part of the job , after GPU.... WOW EK information are pretty much non existent and it look that it as been made by a chimp

    Hole freshly made and left handle removed:
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    Rad installed inside view :
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    Rad installed outside view:
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    Plastic cuted off cm sniper :
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    Installed system no water, missing 1 fan:

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    now im benchmarking and stress testing il be back :p
     
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    Nice!

    I'm sure you would notice a big difference if you put a couple of fans on top of your 240, and get the other fan on your 120. I know the 240 fans wouldn't be possible with the top bezel on your case.
     
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    one of the reason i am going water is for noise level, there is a fan on the single rad now ,

    and with this setup i get almost no noise and temp are 8degree over ambient at idle , if if start adding 120mm fan i may lower temp but i will make my system as loud as it was b4 !
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I would use water wetter if you want to only use one fan .
     
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    I guess it would depend upon the fans you were using. Anyhow, glad you are happy. I just love tinkering with my watercooling setup. I am also a slience freak, that's why I went to water. Super quiet fans on a controller means you can run in stealth mode, or crank them up when needed.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Whatever . Dude All I am saying is that this stuff works what is the big deal any way ? I mean really if the OP is only going to run one fan what harm can be done from adding some water wetter ? But hey you know it all and have tried it all right ? Cool later !
     
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    actually im using a fan also on the 120mm , plugged into the cpu fan socket on the motherboard ..

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    Soooo now ! i was overcloking my videocard, and wanted to test it with furmark ... but as soon as it start i can hear a squealing noise ... coming from the videocard.... not a good sign i think... when i do 3dmark or haven i do not have this noise.. still its scary what could do that?

    My clock are 1000mhz for core 1300 ram and VGPU is at 1.325
     
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  20. MT Alex

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    Video cards screaming while under intense load is very common, and nothing to worry about. I have heard that some people isolate where it's coming from and dab some superglue on the offending part. My 5870 will do it.
     
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    I'm just going by what people who have proven they know what they're talking about have said. If you want to use it that's fine. I simply caution against so strongly recommending anything that does not have proven, widely-accepted results.

    Not need to get defensive. And I don't want to discourage you from helping the newbs as you do a good job of it. :)
     
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    anyways im reaaaaaally satisfied with temp ATM system never goes over 50 overall and its the gpu shaders who get the hotter,,, also water wetter stink and make your tubing change colour as i read , soo unless my temp really get high i won't be using this! thank you very much for you input tho its really appreciated!

    wow haha you are reassuring me :p i taught that after going trough all this trouble my card was die-ing on mew!




    On another note, i added fesser base corrosion blocker some say it will act as anti fungal also is this true or i should buy anti fungal too?
     
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    IDK, many experienced people will say just use distilled with a silver killcoil as many of the fluids on the market can be more trouble than they are worth, in the best of cases. You def want to stay away from dyes and shit. Do a Google on like Feser Base corrosion + anti-microbial or anti-fungus. You'll surely find someone somewhere who asked the same question and got it answered.
     
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    yeah i will not color my system im not a fan of neon and the like anyways , my system is siting 3 meter away from my screen and keyboard near my living room TV lol. so i don't really see it

    Most ppl say that they never got a problem with algae and the like ... only got corrosion on multi metal ... since my EK is acetal+nickel and cpu seem's to be copper based i think i made the right choise with the anti corrosion additive !

    ty all for your input
     
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    that top rad is not getting airflow across the entire face of the rad... this concerns me
     

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