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    First Watercooled Build - Feedback Wanted

    Or use regular 1/2" OD copper tubing and Primochill Revolver fittings. I had to make a turn out the back of a case and went copper tubing/Revolvers. 5 years later and still running fine (just used it, it has my Lightroom program on it).
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    Air vs Water Cooling Noise

    Seems like video cards are the noisiest part of an air cooled rig to me. After a while, that thing is howling like a jet on the runway. But put it under water and hours later it's just as quiet as it was when I started. And pump noise, at least with a quality D5, is very low. If your pump is...
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    First WC Loop , Need confirmation on hook up...

    Just set the pump the same way, constant speed through the majority of the temp range, just set it at 100% or close to that if that's what it takes. I don't run mine at 100%, by playing around and running some CPU intensive benchmarks, I can see about where the trade off for pump speed vs temps...
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    First WC Loop , Need confirmation on hook up...

    I like to set my radiator fans to run at a relatively low setting (say 35~40%), flat curve (same fan speed) from lowest CPU temp up to say mid 60s or so. This will keep your fans from constantly ramping up and down with every little task. Then increase the speed to where max speed is the temp...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    My first watercooled rig, Asus Rampage V Extreme, 5960X, 32GB RAM, SLI Titan X Maxwell, Corsair 550D. EK Pumps/blocks and rads except the one in the top, it is something else I don't recall. This was mid 2015, still running fine. Next rig Fractal Nano S, Asus Strix mITX, de-lidded 7700K 16GB...
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    I have an 830 that was bought in 2012 when I built this rig, 10431GB Total Host Writes, 25529 Total Hours, 6041 Power ON Count
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    Patch Tuesday is tomorrow. Get your system locked down.

    My HTPC is the only W10 machine I have running 24/7 and it took the updates yesterday. I installed them yesterday evening with no ill effects.
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    Dual Pumps.

    Look up doyll (that's his user name here), he's done quite a bit of work with air cooling. https://hardforum.com/members/doyll.245008/
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    Distilled water and Petra PHN Nuke biocide (not the copper nuke) has been running for coming up on 5 years in my oldest watercooled rig, EK blocks on TitanX Maxwell SLI and CPU as well as pump and rads. And this build wasn't too far after they had their original plating failure fiasco, it was a...
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    which software to check that new build is working properly and then OC?

    Different ones will find different weaknesses. Run the Realbench stress test with your RAM total selected, shoot for a full panel of hash matches at least. Blender render the classroom file. HWBot X265 4K on 4X overkill. These are all pretty quick, should let you know if you are on the right...
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    Finally done - custom CPU loop in Corsair 760T

    Wasting 6 inches is great compared to my method - I'll buy twice what I think I'll need and re-do entire pieces. If I bend a tube that's not just right, I'll re-heat and mangle it until it's just right, then use that as a pattern for the "good" one. So kudos on efficient bending, too!
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    Finally done - custom CPU loop in Corsair 760T

    I applaud you for jumping straight into bent hard tube, that's the same route I took on my first water cooled rig and I've never looked back. Your rig turned out nice, congrats on getting it done!
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    The Z Build 2.0

    Let me look in my stash, I *might* have some Bitspower swivel elbows left over. Can't promise as I'm not certain, but if I have any you can have them if I can mail them. And what screws? I have a bunch of those things, too.
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    Airflow Recommendations

    C Cool air over the rads. After air cooling it might seem counter intuitive to blow the warm air in, but it's not going to be but a few degrees warmer than the outside air even on a really good radiator and still much cooler than the components. And don't worry so much about the warm air...
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    Dual Pumps.

    No doubt. But I didn't.
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    Dual Pumps.

    All the drives in that rig are M.2 There are two under heatsinks on the board and now two more in a little card that plugs into that slot that looks like another DIMM slot just to the right of the DIMM slots so 4 970 Pro M.2 drives altogether. That pic was taken before it reached it's final...
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    Asus X99 mobos and nothing but grief on POST with waterblocks.

    I never had any luck with any memory OC on my Asus RVE. In fact I never got the memory to run at its rated speed, much less XMP. I finally settled on running 3000 rated RAM at 2666 and have been stable ever since. X299 was much, much kinder to me in regards to memory than X99 was.
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    Tweaking i9 7980xe Oc

    I wouldn't worry about liquid metal on the CPU lid to cooler, thermal paste is fine there. The liquid metal is for the bare die to the underside of the IHS (metal cap of the CPU), you'd only need that if doing a re-lid.
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    Tweaking i9 7980xe Oc

    That's why I think you probably don't need a re-lid, you are doing pretty good for the cooling you have. Noctua has a CPU compatibility chart on their site, they don't really address the 7980XE, but list the U12 as limited OD capability on the 10980XE. So it's not like it won't work, just no...
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    Tweaking i9 7980xe Oc

    I don't know anything about AIOs, see if they have any ratings on them and try to get one that'll dissipate at least 500 watts and go for a mild 4.4GHz or so OC. I'm not sure any single 240 anything will cool a 7980XE, but the Corsair 1000 should have some decent cooling options. You won't...
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    i9 7980xe to i9 10980xe

    I don't think a single 480 rad loop will run $1K, but you have a 7980XE that costs quite a bit, an Apex board that ain't cheap, 64GB of RAM that's not inexpensive, etc. In contrast, my 7980XE rig has HW Labs GTX 480, GTX 420, GTX 240 x 2, all in P/P, 2 pumps, a single reservoir, hard lines, etc...
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    i9 7980xe to i9 10980xe

    Your rig or Shadowarez?
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    i9 7980xe to i9 10980xe

    Under full custom loop, I never crack 90C under synthetic benchmarks @4.6Ghz - and that's just one rogue core that I can't tame. I never crack half that day to day or gaming, and gaming is what was driving him over 100C. I'd never run the Blender benches or HWBot X265 with air.
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    i9 7980xe to i9 10980xe

    The thing that jumped out at me is that he's running an OCd 7980XE on a Noctua air cooler. That 10980XE load figure you posted - 617 watts - isn't that much different than the load of a similarly OCd 7980XE. I draw 600 watts under load, no way an air cooler is going to keep up with these things...
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    Doubling D5 for flow?

    Martin's Liquid Lab did a bit of testing - you have to look for the 1,2.3 page marker just above the Comments section to get to the series results https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/pump-setup-series-vs-parallel/
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    Tweaking i9 7980xe Oc

    You really need better cooling, an OC'd 7980XE can draw 600 watts, no way that air cooler can touch that. You probably won't even need to mess with the de-lid, I think your cooling is just WAY undersized. But if you decide to.. I wouldn't try direct die, it's extremely unforgiving from the...
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    Doubling D5 for flow?

    I don't have a flow meter. All my fans and pumps are set on temp curves in the BIOS, during normal operation everything just idles along, but if the CPU reaches 75C then the whole thing ramps up a lot. About the only thing I use that'll make it do that is benchmarks and I haven't ran any of...
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    Doubling D5 for flow?

    I ran mine in series, 2 separate pumps, but it's 4 radiators and I just wanted to try 2 pumps. It also let me run a bit slower speed, but pump speed had a pretty big effect on temps - like a 10 degree instant drop on loaded CPU temp by going from a low speed to wide open. I settled somewhere...
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    New Forum Software Feedback

    I just came here to mention that the text looks a little softer and thick - not the text in the posts like I'm typing here, the thread titles on the main pages. Almost like they are bold font or something. Definitely not a huge issue, just the first thing I noticed. Everything seems to be...
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    Former or current 1080 ti/Titan (Pascal) owners

    I built a rig for my nephews and put my Titan Xp in that, so I bought a 2080Ti for myself. I wasn't going to upgrade my video card, I built a new X299 rig and planned on using the Xp. I hadn't planned to build them another rig so I already had my loop with the Xp/EK block built, then pulled it...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    I think I actually got slightly better scores later, that 4.6 run was like the first day the bench was released, but never cracked 11K so I just lived with what I had - I run it at 4.6, the 4.7 run was the only time I ever ran it at that OC. It's a sweet rig, so much better than the X99 (5960X)...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    No screenshots, I can post them if interested. I think - I may not have the really low score shots saved. All clocks stock, I don't think any of these are even OC-able. Intel Atom Z8350 - 121 Intel M3-7Y30 - 536 Intel I5-5300U (NUC) - 581 Intel I5-8500 - 2369 This was one of those...
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    No....THIS is a robot

    Meh, I don't see it doing somersaults while mounted on tracks.
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    Using Ethanol To Remove Thermal Paste?

    I've used ethanol to put thermal paste ON a few times.
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    CTV News: 'Mysterious' gravitational mass found buried on dark side of moon

    "There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun." Gerry O'Driscoll
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    9980XE won't boot on several motherboards?

    All the fakes seem to have come from Amazon, not from Intel. I doubt yours was fake, but if an unscrupulous person ended up with one and wanted to trade it for a good one straight from Intel, the easiest way would be buy one off ebay, claim it was no good, and ask for a refund when he sends the...
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    9980XE won't boot on several motherboards?

    My money is on the buyer trying to scam you. There is a rash of very good appearing 9980XE fakes out there. If the buyer has one, he might be trying to convince you that he's done everything reasonable and you need to take your chip back and give him his money back. Then send you the worthless...
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    $749 for a motherboard ?!!??!

    Sorry, only give AMD to stepchildren. j/k Hope the next gen AMD chips hit it out of the park.
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    $749 for a motherboard ?!!??!

    Yeah, maybe. Wasn't really trying to single him out, the last bit was aimed towards others in the thread. I get that a lot. I never asked anybody for money to pay for any of my rigs, but some still act like they have some skin in the game. And the Gigabyte X299/7920X rig I mentioned? Gave it to...
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    $749 for a motherboard ?!!??!

    I have the RGB on all my boards turned off. The case this mobo is in does have a window on the side, but it's a 900D and that's just the way it came, none of my other cases have windows. I run no color in my plain jane hard tube. This case sits under a desk where it's pretty difficult to see...
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