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I dont think it`s crap at all, just carry a grater potential of problems than just using fans.
And if fans can do the same work AIO dose with less potential problems, then why to choose AIO?
 
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Same, 30% up to 65c, 35 up to 70c, 45 above 70c for spikes.

I have an inline coolant flow/temperature sensor but my idiot motherboard won't control PWM based off it, so it's only useful for monitoring.
Hi,
Some have the same issue and turned to one of these

 

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I built my 2700K rig (see specs) such a long time ago now, but I still remember the decisions I made, which have stood the test of time.

I don't want to put liquid inside my PC so water cooling is out. I do some casual overclocking though. I therefore put the superb Noctua NH-D14 in it. I've run the non-PWM fans with the speed reducer since day one. It's been super quiet ever since, with the fans still showing no signs of wear 11 years later - phenomenal. In particular, I don't need to increase their speed even with the CPU running a hot stress test.

That yuck colour scheme on the fans is the only thing I don't like about it and that will be fixed in the next build with the grey versions.

You can bet that my next build will have a Noctua cooler in it after this enduring performance.

This rig is still going strong to this day.
 
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Hi,
Yep a lot cheaper and safer to just change the room ambient.
 

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Hi,
Some have the same issue and turned to one of these

I've considered it, might do so if I can combine with fan hub etc, already have a fan hub jury rigged in.
 
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I've considered it, might do so if I can combine with fan hub etc, already have a fan hub jury rigged in.
Hi,
It's a detailed op there
Op even designed the firmware to make it function as you'd want it to.
 
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In other news AIOs are crap...

Tell me more how this affects "water"
I'm just glad it exists! One of the few non-Asetek, non-CoolIt options around, performs better and is quieter than both, and they back it up when it doesn't work. I'm impressed with how transparent they are about their mistake.
 

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-Arctic Freezer 50 on the CPU
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Simply because having a custom loop in my mATX case is problematic.
 

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Hi,
It's a detailed op there
Op even designed the firmware to make it function as you'd want it to.
Motherboard manufacturers could stop pushing their own crap and license the aquero to replace their fan headers and useless screens on the motherboard.
 
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When I was building my first PC I remember wanting a NH-D14 because it was the best, and it looked so cool (pun intended). Thinking back now it was a good thing I could not afford one. NH-D14 on a FX-6100 - the hell was I thinking :laugh:
 
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When I was building my first PC I remember wanting a NH-D14 because it was the best, and it looked so cool (pun intended). Thinking back now it was a good thing I could not afford one. NH-D14 on a FX-6100 - the hell was I thinking :laugh:
Hi,
Interesting back in the day I got a D14 because I thought it was as big as my case could fit :cool:
 
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Hi,
A recent question brought up a good point about pump noise so bumping the thread

People get to lazy and use to many 90 degree fittings instead of 45's or even straight barbs with soft tubing or even hard tubing take the easy out and 90 everything to avoid bending tubing
Personally I don't mind the octopus look and even if I used hard tubing I would bend the tube instead of over use of 90's but some people not so much and like straight lines/... and the pump curses them so they have to slow it down to limit pump noise
I think I brought up that question but I can't seem to find my reply chain on that. Just wanted to let you know I finally removed 5 of 6 90's with straight barbs but my pump noise still remains - no improvement. Either I simply got a noisy pump, or the distroplate 90's are the issue, or my case resonance with the EK D5 pump/distroplate combo is just noisy.
 
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I think I brought up that question but I can't seem to find my reply chain on that. Just wanted to let you know I finally removed 5 of 6 90's with straight barbs but my pump noise still remains - no improvement. Either I simply got a noisy pump, or the distroplate 90's are the issue, our my case resonance with the EK D5 pump/distroplate combo is just noisy.
Hi,
Yep distro plate pump is sideways this is not helping either

You might set the case on it's back so the distro plate is on top and D5 up like a traditional pump res combo sits maybe some air will release
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But yes I hate the double 90 loops on the distro plate to
Couple hard pipe or soft pipe horse shoes would be better might even add a flow meter on one of them so it's at least functional.
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When I was building my first PC I remember wanting a NH-D14 because it was the best, and it looked so cool (pun intended). Thinking back now it was a good thing I could not afford one. NH-D14 on a FX-6100 - the hell was I thinking :laugh:
Let me see, this is 99$:

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I got this brand new for 85$:


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Hi,
Did the suite case come with it :laugh:
Nope, I'm planning to buy an all-aluminum suitcase.

box says "an thickness of" - can you confirm this typo is universal.
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I had air coolers and AIOs for years.
But it's been 2-3 years that I have a custom water loop.
It's not worth it generally, meaning you can find most of the performance in AIOs, but it's more like a hobby now.
 
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Probably 15 years ago I went with an external water-cooling solution and have never went back. Radiators, pump, reservoir with quick disconnect hoses in an external case. I haven't needed to upgrade it for a looong time. Best investment in cooling ever. Only needed new blocks for different chipsets and GPU's. I recently just moved all my components into a newer case. More cost upfront, especially for quality parts, but much lower lifetime costs for top of the line cooling and overclocking. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C71Q8PA/ref=twister_B07RQ2SWM7

Also it wasn't that expensive. Don't buy "water-cooling" hoses. Just go to homedepot and get it for like .33 a foot. Don't use "Water-cooling" fittings go to a hardware store. My reservior is custom made from PVC pipe, it's inside a box why do I care how it looks? Don't buy "water-cooling" additives. Use Distilled water with a little distilled vinegar. And finally make sure you are not mixing metals. Always get nickel plated or copper blocks.
I love the hardware store for wc parts. A lot of the dishwasher and aquarium parts are the same size and often better quality. I also like to get the dirt cheap stuff direct from China via ali Express, ebay, ect. I have not had any problems with mixed metals, and often there's like 5 or 6 different ones in my loops, like silver, brass, copper, nickel, titanium, cobalt, ect. I like to rebuild old AIOs and I have plenty of air coolers as well.
 

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I love the hardware store for wc parts. A lot of the dishwasher and aquarium parts are the same size and often better quality. I also like to get the dirt cheap stuff direct from China via ali Express, ebay, ect. I have not had any problems with mixed metals, and often there's like 5 or 6 different ones in my loops, like silver, brass, copper, nickel, titanium, cobalt, ect. I like to rebuild old AIOs and I have plenty of air coolers as well.

holy cow, from where u got silver? got any gold bro
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12v 5w pump
I use this pump. 26 yuan and 5 yuan shipping. Directly connects to mobo and is small enough to dive into my special reservoir:


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You never used silver coils or silver plugs?
No, Can you share a pic of yours. Where did u get them? it's not generic of watercooling right?
 
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No, Can you share a pic of yours. Where did u get them? it's not generic of watercooling right?
Hi,
Not needed for premix fluids.
 
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You never used silver coils or silver plugs?
its honestly not going to add much of anything, copper is as much a biocide as silver is if not better.
 
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Hi,
Think the key is don't just use distilled water
PH7-8 is tough to maintain so I just use premix or concentrate
I use mayhems x1 clear atm but next flush :"which is good for 12 months +-" I'll use mayhems XTR fluid for longer usage 2+ years again depending on ph level.
 
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