Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
here is my rig
also posted the pic in my p-log but alot more people look at this thread
Is it me or the cable management looks a lot better?
getting the wires out for the fans on the battle axe helped and i tucked a few more wires beside the rad and side of the case. hows the watercooling setup look to you?
A few shots from my venture today:
A little dusty
In goes the new
Turned out the extra 2 sticks I tried out didn't work with my old memory so they'll just be sitting around for a week or two with the E8400 until I can buy Mlee's LP Jr. Oh and someone kick me in the butt for buying a Dark Knight. It's fan mounting system is rediculous :shadedshu I've got everything running alright now so it's time to reinstall Windows.
Also some breaking news - C2Q's run quite warm 51C at idle doesn't make a happy Joe
Everything in that rig looks super clean! Nice job!
super tidy as always,
51c idle seems quite hot
Yeah :/ I know the AS5 takes some time (a few months) to fully bake in or whatever, but even then it will probably only drop a few degrees. Need moar H50
you need full water loop lol XD
EDIT: you should use some MX2/3 instead, its waaaay better and doesnt need curing time
I'll get MX2/3 when I'm done with this AS5. I've got 2 or 3 applications left in the tube.
Lap the bottom of your Xiggy and get rid of those awful aluminium dividers.
They stick out about 1mm too much and reduce the cooling capability of the HDT-128x/copied designs.
Once done you should see a nice drop in temps because 54'C idle is too much.
I'm a bit miffed at myself for not buying some MX3 instead of the Gelid GC2 that stuff is so thick and hard to spread it's like trying to spread yr old peanut butter thats dried out LOL :shadedshu
Looks nice man! Are you adding a second card?
the mx3 is also a bit on the dry side imo
i just saw they put out the mx4
TT review shows it worse that MX3:
I'll see a few more reviews before I pass judgment.
yeah i saw that too, :shadedshu
but i still think that the mx2 is one of the best there is for cheaps
AS5 is very easy to spread, but I guess the biggest downside to it is that it can short stuff out unlike the ceramic pastes.
I'll think about. It's just such a pain to get the DK out. You basically have to take the motherboard out just to take the fan off of the thing.
Not anytime soon, the 5850 maxes out all the games that I play. By the time I'm ready to upgrade I'm sure a better single-GPU solution will be out, like always I would like to get a PhysX card in the near future though.
Flow rates don't really matter, only end results. Too much flow can actually hurt performance. Do the blocks cool the cards well?
hmmm looks like my GC2 is still a pretty good product just hard to spread maybe it needs to be warmed up a bit first (snap lock bag and bowl of warm water)
Super clean Joe
i noticed this myself. My temps lowered when i put the GPU block in and i even had a nasty kink in the tube and could hardly even see any water move in the res but temps still dropped
now that i have new tube and kinks out and setup the loop different and gained alot of flow back CPU and GPU temps both lowered alittle. That just shows that too much flow hurts temps as does too little.
to much flow hurts temps because the water passes over the fins in the block to quickly to transfer the heat to it before passing out of the water block and the opposite effect of heating the water to much before it passes out of the block if it's to slow a flow.. so really a nice medium flow rate is what you want
So I noticed my words per minute have been way down lately. Apparently my keyboard cannot keep up with current tech while running stock. :shadedshu
So I watercooled it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoSGb1_uido
WPM before: 55
WPM watercooled: 1,000
Problem with keyboards is you need gloves when you try liquid nitrogen.
The googlenator got an upgrade....
I know I know it is dusty.
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