- May 6, 2018
- 1,109 (1.00/day)
- Upstate NY
|System Name||Dual Socket HP z820 Workstation|
|Processor||Twin Intel Xeon E5 2673 v2 OEM processors (thats a total of 16C/32T)|
|Motherboard||HP Dual Socket Motherboard|
|Cooling||Stock HP liquid cooling|
|Memory||64GB Registered ECC memory kit (octal channel memory on this rig)|
|Video Card(s)||MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X 8GB|
|Storage||2 x 512GB SSD in raid 0|
|Display(s)||Acer 23" 75Hz Gaming monitors 1080P x2|
|Audio Device(s)||Integrated (5.1)|
|Power Supply||HP 1125W Stock PSU|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro|
Assuming these are also in F, more than I was expecting but what do I know?
Why? If my memory serves me, and it usually doesn't, the water is going to heat up to the same temperature if you just had one. It just takes longer to get saturated. No different than Air cooling in which a bigger hsf will take longer to saturate but then is dependent on the area of the fins to cool while the mass of the hsf becomes useless once saturated. The reservoir is the same way in this regard and won't yield you any additional performance and will just be more fittings with crazy bends.
WHY NOT? That's what I'd say to that. Plus, I've got some tricks up my sleeve to "maximize" the cooling capabilities of this system, and part of that involves building a loop with a very large volume of water. All will be revealed in good time
5.1 and beyond is very possible with this setup...
Just installed HEATKILLER water block and 120mm rad, as well as the first Noctua puke colored fan (that will be fixed in good time) .... enjoy!
EDIT: Id really like to have more distance between the PSU and rad. But nothing can be done. It is actually tapered on that side so plenty of air can actually get through, plus the fan in the PSU is a very low RPM fan that moves a large volume of air at a much lower velocity that you'd think. There is actually no restriction there at all. But for fitment sake I would take a couple points off for that, definitely.