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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I have a 9980XE and x299 based rig. I can assure you, the 9980XE/10980XE are absolute MONSTERS to try and cool. You could be suffering from throttling and not even know it. The clocks will report as being stable, but in actuality, internally, it is throttling. There was an article on [H] about...
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    QuickCPU Power saving - My settings (Relevant for 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/9xxx/10xxx processors)

    Good to know I'm not alone. I scoured and did real heavy research on it, but there's nothing definitive out there on how to combat it, other than to run a manual voltage at all times. I'm cool with QuickCPU not giving me the ability to control voltage, but I saw a slider which said something to...
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    QuickCPU Power saving - My settings (Relevant for 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/9xxx/10xxx processors)

    The question I have about this QuickCPU program is whether or not it will give me the ability to control minimum CPU clock speeds (and thereby minimum voltages). The reason why I ask this is because I have the opposite problem of most. My CPU on auto voltage and using the FIVR can remain super...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    I'm using about 40 feet total (20 feet each going to and return) of the Mayhems Ultra Clear Tubing. This one to be exact. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01546EMOY Whoa, I've never seen/heard of this! Better than distilled water? Need any extra protectant like biocide?
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Yeah, I definitely don't have anything loose. Everything is super tight, triple/quadruple checked. I'm chalking it up to the fact that I'm running super hot components (literally), 2 reservoirs, and meters of clear tubing.
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Really nice. I'm loving my MO-RA 3 420 build as well. Question: how much water do you lose? I'm running clear tubing, and I have zero leaks...but my setup drinks water. I have to keep topping it off, probably once a month. I do use my rig like insane though. I'm going to change to black tubing...
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    The P5 is History... Joined the MO-RA club instead!

    Awesome, can't wait to see it! These MORAs are incredible when it comes to heat dissipation. You definitely made the right choice.
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    The P5 is History... Joined the MO-RA club instead!

    Very very nice! I'm running a MORA 3 as well, so I can attest to the fact that it's a beast! Here's my setup. https://hardforum.com/threads/my-first-watercooled-build-9980xe-rtx-2080ti-etc.1987324/#post-1044355754
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    I have an MSI RTX 2080Ti that has a EKWB block preinstalled....and I'm seeing the same thing as the pic in the OP. The block hasn't failed though, nor has performance diminished in any way. I am NOT mixing metals. That being said, I AM using just distilled water as my coolant, plus drops of...
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    x299 not stable using manual voltage

    Yeah, I've settled on 4.4. Completely stable. Looks like I did it right. Oh, and between now and then, I've also gotten the VRMs under water. It gets no hotter than 66C at full AVX 512 load.
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    x299 not stable using manual voltage

    Unfortunately, I've found that auto will never work. Although I've stabilized it to hell and back on auto voltage, a new problem cropped up: Instability at idle. This includes using any combination of Adaptive and/or Offset. This to me is worse because it's not something I can control. Even...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Thanks! And so far, it's performed like a mad scientist project. Keeps the beast ultra cool. In between then and now, I've gotten the VRMs under water as well. Idle for all components is ambient room temp. Full load doesn't exceed 50C on all components, ever, unless I do a load like OCCT or Prime95.
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    x299 not stable using manual voltage

    Just as a preface, I'm a quite experienced OC'er...but a relative n00b to Skylake-X OCing. I know that the x299 platform and Skylake X is a beast to try to OC. Between the extreme multitude of voltages, multipliers, AVX, etc., it can be quite daunting in trying to attain a stable OC. Currently...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Yep, forgot to add that. Any "U" shaped bend or anything odd will require some gymnastics for sure.
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Pure physics. You don't have to do anything but open the port. If the drain port is indeed at the lowest point of the entire loop, physics takes care of everything. You open the drain port, the water gets replaced with air and completely drains from the loop. No need to run it. Of you course, it...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    So over the past few days I had been struggling with high temps on both the GPU and CPU. GPU would hit around 70C in gaming, and CPU would hit 80C. I discovered that I had to clean the GPU block out again after I noticed some debris in the cooling fins on the GPU surface area (don't know how...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    No idea. Right now, the rad is about 10 feet away from my computer. I've heard of people putting their rad on a different floor with only ONE D5. With duals, I don't know, but conventional wisdom tells me that I'll be able to place it far. Really far.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    You mean did temps drop? Yes, they did. Specifically, seems the CPU has dropped temps. I can Aida64 FPU test the thing and it'll hold at around 90C, whereas before it would hold at 101C. Additionally, it stays about 10C cooler at idle, pretty much the same as the water temp and GPU temp. Prior...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    I did. It made very good contact with the waterblock, and I checked with a flat razor blade. No concave/convexness to report, at least not that I can see.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Cleaning completed. Yesterday I tore down all the waterblocks and cleaned them thoroughly. The CPU block had something strange in it. It looked like black feathery fuzz. Not sure where that came from, but it washed right out with a toothbrush. The GPU waterblock was a pain in the rear to remove...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    This is because sunlight, right? I guess for inside the case is ok because there is no light, but outside the case I might have to go with ZMT.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Awesome, I'll just replace it with new Mayhems. Luckily I got a big spool, so I should be set.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Update: tried cleaning out the tubes last night. They cleaned out well with boiling water and vinegar, but clouded up. Not sure I like them anymore, so I'll just be replacing them. I've read that the Mayhems Ultra Clear tubing, which I'm using, doesn't have plasticizer in it, so I think I...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    :) I knew it was the wrong setup when I was transporting it downstairs yesterday and smacked the valve end into a wall. It was very heavy on one end. The new configuration is much easier to carry, and placement in the room will be MUCH EASIER now since I'm not constrained to just one position...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Haha, absolutely not! Sorry if I didn't make it clear. I didn't do the computer or the waterblocks YET because I ran out of time. The level of effort I put into what I did last night, and the dirt that came out of the system? No way in hell I'm gonna let dirty waterblocks or tubing gunk it up...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Dan_D said he didn't like the external loop design earlier, so I reconfigured it. As I stated, it was difficult to move around and was only temporary at best. Here is the redesigned external unit.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Thanks, really appreciate the help bro. :) Last night I tore down the ENTIRE SYSTEM and took apart the entire loop. I haven't done the actual computer yet or the waterblocks, just the external unit. It was dirty as hell. The flux kept coming out no matter how many gallons of distilled water...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Can I get by with using vinegar and distilled water to do the flushing/cleaning? I'd like to do this tonight if at all possible.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    I will do this. I was a bit adamant to start tearing down the blocks, but looks like I'll have to now.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    I built in two drain valves into the loop which will allow me to drain it very easily. Can I get away with doing this with the system still put together? What I'm kinda not too excited about is having to take everything apart because it would mean yet more downtime.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Yes, the flow setup is parallel. I wanted it as clean as possible from the side, so I didn't want to do serial. Dammit. Guess I will have to drain the loop. Any tips and pointers on how to do this? Should I drain, fill with 4 parts water, 1 part vinegar, run it for a few hours, then drain it...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Yes, I did consider that heavily. I actually can dig up the thread where I was discussing it. As for cooling this build: you cannot air cool a 9980XE. Likewise, there is no AIO cooling that will truly cool an OC'd 9980XE, along WITH an RTX 2080 Ti in the loop. Not to mention, you would...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    FWIW, this is the biocide I used in my system. Mayhems Biocide Extreme Concentrate, 15mL https://www.amazon.com/Mayhems-Biocide-Extreme-Cooling-Steriliser/dp/B0067I78VS The instructions state to use 1 drop per 1 Ltr. My setup used a gallon of distilled water, so that equates to 4 drops, which...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Yes, it is true that I have very sensitive equipment. However, let me tell you that once the pumps pick up speed and get the coolant flowing at top speed, it is practically silent (other than the electrical whine from the pumps). There is no noise of running water whatsoever.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    The rad was pretty much the only thing I rinsed. The blocks and reservoirs I didn't. What I did was flush it with 5 gallons of distilled water. There was a LOT of flux in it, and it smelled pretty bad/harsh. It kept coming out, even after the initial rinse was done. Then I decided to run it...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Got a question. I just looked at my reservoirs, and they have this odd white film buildup on the water. Looks like algae but I can't be sure? I put a few drops of dishwashing soap in and tested the pH and the water comes back normal (7). I've read that this film is harmless and is probably from...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Updated with pics on how it's situated in my office/room.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    I looked into that according to some of the videos on OCing the 9980XE, then decided I didn't want to do that. I'm aware I could have went with the 7980XE, lapped it, and gotten probably a better OC. I just didn't want to deal with all that and void the warranty, so I ultimately did not.
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Hahaha, no worries man. To each his own. I kinda like it. Here's my thought process. Eventually, I'm getting the rad out of the room completely. This is a temporary setup at best. One res (or maybe both) might end up plumbed in my room so I can see the water levels. One res and the rad are...
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    My first watercooled build: 9980XE, RTX 2080Ti, etc.

    Thanks! I actually jury-rigged it myself to dual mount the reservoirs. Watercool (or anyone else for that matter) didn't seem to make a mount for this since I wanted dual-res and have it mounted to the MO-RA, so I made it up myself.
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