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lol i was going to tell you to drink it :D

im thinking of getting a 5850 and wb soon
 
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Block Cleaning Reminder

If you been using your water block for at least 1 year by now I suggest that you take some time to disassemble it to check and clean out an containments that may have accumulated. If you have a see through type of top you should be able to examine it without opening it up. I found some in mine (didn't take a pic) that stuck to the pins to the base plate of the waterblock. This prevented it from properly cooling the CPU. Overall temps dropped by at least 5C.
 

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If you been using your water block for at least 1 year by now I suggest that you take some time to disassemble it to check and clean out an containments that may have accumulated. If you have a see through type of top you should be able to examine it without opening it up. I found some in mine (didn't take a pic) that stuck to the pins to the base plate of the waterblock. This prevented it from properly cooling the CPU. Overall temps dropped by at least 5C.
Always a good tip. :toast:

You get a thanks because that reminded me, I'm about due for a tear down of my loop. Think I'm gonna order some black tubing this time around. Maybe even neoprene.

What's everyone's take on the neoprene tubing?
 

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Always a good tip. :toast:

You get a thanks because that reminded me, I'm about due for a tear down of my loop. Think I'm gonna order some black tubing this time around. Maybe even neoprene.

What's everyone's take on the neoprene tubing?
I need to do the same, thanks from me too. :toast:

Not sure about the neoprene stuff, Wile, I don't see too many people using stuff like that....people like 'normal' things I suppose lol


On another note, a picture:

 

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Ahoy there!
Here is my setup, as of now:





I just got this, along with a DD MC-TDX, and a BI 120.3. I'm going to mount the new rad on the back of the case and leave the 120.2 where it's at.



My question is, this 5870 block must weigh 3-4 pounds. It feels like it would just snap my card off at the slot. Do I just rely on the tubing coming from above to support the card?
 

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no thats what the srews on the expansion slots are for;)
 
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no thats what the srews on the expansion slots are for;)
OK. Just seems like it would put quite a bit of torsion with the screws being so far back from the block. I guess I won't worry, it's not like no one has ever used this VGA block before:eek: Also, looks like I'll need to find a good home for your old block.

I'll post pics this weekend.
 

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Ok guys! i wanted to quiet my PC down alittle cause i had two rads and 3 fans (1 a 256CFM delta running on 5V YIKES!). SO i tore my water loop apart and took the single 120mm RAD out and turned my top two fans around so they blow out the top.

Here it is before



Here it is after


 
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BW, looks like a 45 or 90 degree fitting on the ressy would help release that kink.
 

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BW, looks like a 45 or 90 degree fitting on the ressy would help release that kink.
I hate this tubing that i get here localy cause its thin and collapses easy :(

even tho the tubes are the way they are, it still lowered temps by about 5 deg by taking out the single 120 rad
 
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Yeah Erocker added a second 120rad and he said the same thing. About 5º temp change. Depends on if its worth it to you, maybe your max temp is 80, seeing 75 is much more pleasing.
 

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Yeah Erocker added a second 120rad and he said the same thing. About 5º temp change. Depends on if its worth it to you, maybe your max temp is 80, seeing 75 is much more pleasing.
But i took the single rad out and im only running a 240 RAD. i did have both in
 
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Always a good tip. :toast:

You get a thanks because that reminded me, I'm about due for a tear down of my loop. Think I'm gonna order some black tubing this time around. Maybe even neoprene.

What's everyone's take on the neoprene tubing?
Norprene is good tubing. Swiftech's tubing is norprene. It's mostly used for pumping more caustic stuff like gasoline. It's a bit of overkill for water. Good stuff though, I've used it. Doesn't collapse as readily. It's also less permeable than vinyl and can take higher pressure. Mostly used for things like fuel injection tubing in your car.
 
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Well, I got all of my new components installed last night, and have had a few hours this evening to see how things turned out. Here is an abreviated work log:

Radiator is sleeved and ready with Scythe Ultra Kazes. I'm only doing push now, both to save money and to see how I liked the Kazes.


Everything is disassembled and ready for reinstall/leak test. In this picture I still have the straight barbs coming out of the 5870. I had to take the block back off the damn thing to install the 90s. It was late and I was tired.



Up and running tonight. I hauled it back to my office this morning before work and had a heck of a time. Windows wouldn't start becasue it was complaining that I reinstalled new hardware, and I needed to boot from CD and repair. Pisser. Long story short, it took about 20 minutes to realize that I had transposed my SATA cables.

I'm pretty happy with the 38mm Kazes, they move a ton of air and seem to be sufficent in just push. The only complaint is that dialed way down so they are quiet, I get some kind of strange high speed clicking, almost like the blades hitting something.


I'd like to figure a way around the funny horse shoe from the 5870 to the res.

A couple of shots, first one is after idling for about 2.5 hours, room temp is 68f. The second is after 35 minutes of Bad Company 2. I'm pretty happy with the results. My cpu used to max at 51, and my 5870 gpu #1 at 76, #2 at 78. This is a much larger drop on the VGA than I expected.




EDIT: My fans are Ultra Kazes.
 
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Here is a short video of the fan noise I was refering to. Any ideas how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated. Could it be cavitation or a the fan noise reflecting off the rad? My computer sits about 2 feet from my head, and although it doesn't sound like much, it's annoying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ceyEeuxcIY
 
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MT, I love it! Its clean, its concise, its fully functional. I love the rad fan's sleeving! It's a really nice touch.

Really great job man! :toast:
 
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Thanks. You don't really realize how small your case is until you pull a tripple rad out of the box. I think I'll start to fabricate my own once I get a little more time off.
 
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Yeah building your own case is a watercooling challenge. It can be done, but I'm too tedious so I over analyze everything.
 
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sounds like something soft hits the fan blades continually..... does it appear at all speeds,or only at certain?:wtf:
 

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sounds like something soft hits the fan blades continually..... does it appear at all speeds,or only at certain?:wtf:
agreed, sounds more like a fan blade to me.