Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
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.
i always wanted a speedo adv, i love the looks of that case
and grats on the upgrade
Thanks. It sucks mega amounts of dust. It is a good case and one day when I can be bothered it also offers pretty good cable managment.
try a few swifter refills for dust filters they work and when they get full just rip it off and throw it away and replace with a new one
I don't use filters. They kill flow, and therefore cooling.
I just keep a can of air handy, and choose not to be too lazy to clean out my PC every once in a while.
New pump and res as well as adding the SB WB:
Temps dropped for the GPU's as they were not making good contact with the WB's after first install. Very happy now
hooked up to the correct 12v rails now Thanks Laurijan
@ Wil e only if your using shit fans with low CFM to start with my 3 180mm fans still push a butt load of air through my case and they're filtered
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