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Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by zer0signal667, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Nimisys

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    Damn, I ran an OCd 2600k and two 7970s off twin 240s and now it's a 3770k and 2x 7970s (all OCd) and I still don't think I need more radiator... Perhaps I am wrong.
     
  2. Harry883

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    Wrapping up major work on my latest upgrade, it's been since 2011 that I upgraded my system significantly. I very happy with it so far, I haven't gotten to overclocking yet, but it will come soon. I can't decide if I should use pastel white fluid, or just leave it clear. Give me your thoughts. I'll eventually upgrade the rad, I'm thinking an EK PE360, a thicker rad won't fit with the way I have my pumps setup currently. If I upgrade to a combo pump reservoir I may be able to add a 60mm rad in the front to help with cooling. Let me know what you guys think and give me suggestions for what else I could do to make the system look even better.

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  3. BitMaster

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    I have never used any additives in my waterloop as many reviewers and testers stated that after a "while" those colour particles clogg your micro fins in the coolers. As I did not want to take chances I stayed with demin. Water and a litlle citrus acid to fight funghi etc.

    From airbrushing in the past I remember that white colour usually has the largest molecules, so white would be the first to clogg I assume.


    Tbh, even the clear water can get colour.Since I cleaned my HK-IV copper edition waterblock internally after 2 y use, I brushed and rinsed out gr√ľnspan/verdigris that accumulated at the front of the micro-fin gate.
    Ever since I have done that the colour of the water gets blueish copper-oxide like colour. I guess I need to drain & flush again and see if that helps.


    Btw, your build is very nice ! I could never spend that much time arranging cables:)
     
  4. Snappshoota

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    Some very sexy builds, and definitely gave me some ideas of what can be done. Almost embarrassed to post my little baby setup. lol

    Was a pain in the Arse to setup up, its a swiftech H220X. Had to tear it down to get it in the In Win 303 case, so i figured since i had it broke down, id add some EK white pastel coolant to it. (yeah i know it supposedly voided the warranty and the potential for clogs/gumming up everything)

    Ive definitely got the bug tho and definitely want to build a decent loop with the video card, and want to try my stab at hard tubing.

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  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    That looks nice and clean.


    I'm curious though. How does the water flow when you connect all four connections to the GPU waterblock like that?
     
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I'm intrigued by that Heatmaster II. How does it work? It sounds like you program it via software. Is it USB connected?

    Does the software run real time, or can you program it to your desired settings, and then have it run without the software running?
     
  7. Nobu

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    It's a parallel loop: Water goes into the GPU and CPU blocks on one side, and comes out of the CPU and GPU blocks on the other.
    Edit: Very nicely done, I might add.
     
  8. Zarathustra[H]

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    Yeah, but what forces the water down inside the GPU block? Looks to me like it might just flow straight past it?
     
  9. bal3wolf

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    i always wonderd that myself and avoided puting fittings in that setup.
     
  10. Nobu

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    The vacuum from the pump pulls it through as long as there isn't too much restriction in that branch of the loop relative to the other branches. Same principal applies to parallel electrical circuits: The more restrictive path will have less current flowing through it, but as long as it's not OPEN, some will still flow through.
    Put simply: water (and electricity) likes to travel in the path of least resistance. To send all the water through either the CPU or GPU block alone (in a parallel loop) would require more energy than to send some to each path.
     
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  11. BitMaster

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    I am not sure if this is as good performing as it can be ?! Have you checked against a standard layout ? I am tempted to assume it has an inferior cooling capacity, it does look nice tho :p
     
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  13. Nimisys

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    I can't help but to think your going to see the majority of the flow push right through the GPU block. The small pressure and temperature differential will cause some flow across the block, but certainly no where near what's passing through.

    That being said, you look to have a family common setup otherwise, which means your temps ought to be comparable. I'd be curious to see the comparison...I have long thought we place too much emphasis on flow rates, and given that 99.9% of loops out there are serial, I wonder if the data is only really valid for that setup. I know my setup is a true parallel and despite everyone saying it won't work, it works quite well.
     
  14. Nobu

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    Found this, describes some of the parallels pretty well, but stays pretty high level and doesnt describe the differences too well/at all.
     
  15. Nimisys

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    No, the parallel between electricity and water flow isn't a question. With your CPU block flow has no choice but to go through the block, with the GPU it doesn't. There isn't anything to direct the pump flow through that block, other than if the CPU was more restrictive than the GPU. Pressure will exsist equally. I'd be curious just what percentage is actually going through the GPU.
     
  16. Nobu

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    Why would it have a choice with the gpu where with the cpu there is no choice? The only way would be if there was a tube which bypassed the gpu completely, otherwise restriction plays near 100% role in determining flow rate through one block or the other.
     
  17. MapleSyrupMods

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    IMG_1092.jpg Figured I would share with you guys. I just finished my latest NVIDIA themed build.
     
  18. kyriptic

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    just finished my first water cooling build


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    Any tips? not a big fan of the bottom tubing looks a little gimp compared to the rest.
     
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  19. mizer357

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    Looking good. What are you using to mate the pump and res?
     
  20. kyriptic

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    Just some random fitting extensions, nothing special.
     
  21. sram

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    From my build log thread:

    Not as neat as some as your rigs but I enjoyed building it. I'm using the extreme water cooling kit with dual pump and quad fan radiator from XSPC:

    http://www.xs-pc.com/watercooling-kits-rx/raystorm-pro-d5-bayres-rx480-watercooling-kit

    I was planning to also install my blu-ray writer but it didn't happen unfortunately (more on this later).

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    I flushed the radiator:

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    And then, I basically followed the guide and had to get the kids outside of the house! And there you go:


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    Adding water as its level lowers


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    And almost done ( see the radiator on top)


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    Here in this photo, we see why I can't fit my optical drive. It needs to be on top of the reservoir, but there is no space as it will hit the radiator. Not necessarily the case fault but....



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    And finally it is on and working:



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  22. Nobu

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    Finally got around to gutting my fm2+ build for my ryzen parts:

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    There's no fan on the right normally--that's the fan which sits on the lid.
     
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  23. Pabaisa

    Pabaisa n00b

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    Thermaltake x9 slightly modded to accept 3x360mm, 1x200mm and 2x420mm :D its only cooling 980 Ti matrix+7600K but nowadays I have more time to play with pc than actually use it (newborn). It took 3 litres to fill it and it maintains water delta of around 3-4 degrees at full load.
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  24. Pabaisa

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    Do not even know how to make it any uglier :) This old case contains A LOT of rads. Tried adding some red die but this red finger of mine after just a tiny part or a drop does leave me wondering just how hard will it stain my components. DSC_0009.JPG
     
  25. Zarathustra[H]

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    Red dyes have the worst reputation for staining.

    What dye are you trying to use? Some professionally forumulated red coolants are apparently safe, but diy stuff generally is a bad idea.


    Oh, and NEVER use food coloring of any color. It has lots of sugar in it. Not only does it gum up the system over time, but it also attracts bacterial and fungal growth.
     
  26. yyv_146

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    My 2017 workstation :D Dual 22-core Xeon's, two GTX 1080's and 256 GB's of ECC RAM stuffed into a Evolv ATX.

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  27. Nobu

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    Apologies for the potata-grams, my camera battery is dead.
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    Blue/red/green isn't the color scheme, just the bios reset while I was bending and bleeding and I hadn't gotten around to changing it again.
     
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    pretty proud of this hardline build. I've had the desire to do a custom loop for about 15 years and finally had the means to make it happen. First time I've ever built a custom loop and the first time hardline build.

    Running 2x 1080Ti Poseidon's
    Swiftech MCP-35x (3x)
    SR1 (420MM rad)
    MCR-x20 (240MM Rad)
    FrozenQ Bay res
    Apogee HD (multi-out heatsink)
    10MM12MM PETG
    Bitspower Multi-link Compression fittings
     
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  29. VanGoghComplex

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    What's going on with your CPU block there? Why's there three lines to it?
     
  30. AndrewPr

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    Im using the swiftech MCR-X20 and the Apogee HD. Series Parallel setup. Thats why the bends in the basement are so pretty.
     
  31. VanGoghComplex

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    Looks good. Lots of skilled bends in there. =)
     
  32. AndrewPr

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    Thanks, I feel like I watched every PETG tube bending video on youtube and read every forum post about it. About 1/2 my bends were done freehand with the silicone insert and some of the really tight bends I used a 180degree Mandrel to get the bend super tight. I bought several extra pieces of PETG and played with the heat gun before I disassembled my pc to start the W/C process. Felt incredibly accomplished after the leaktest ran for 24 hours at 100% pump speed. Those three swiftech DDC's really really pump some water, even at 30% I have significant flow through all the blocks.
     
  33. agrikk

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    This is a beautiful setup.

    And 44 cores/256GB RAM? Damn! What are you planning on doing with this beast?
     
  34. magictoaster

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    Finally found time to complete an halfway-decent loop:

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    I still need to find time to tidy up cabling (it's a complete mess).

    I had planned to use an Heatkiller IV Pro Acryl for the CPU / and an Heatkiller IV Acrul-Ni for the CPU (instead of the basic Acetal version of both) but the GPU block arrived damaged from Watercool so I had to quickly order something else locally.

    If I find the time I'll rebuild everything with the replacements (that are wasting away in a box somewhere in the basement). But I must say that the acetal on both blocks works better with the reservoir/pump combo.
     
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  35. Outlaw85

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    Been 2 years since my last pic.
    Here is how it is now.

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    Pretty much same build from 2yrs ago but updated GPU, modded psu to accommodate GPU and swapped plumbing

    Nod 304
    4770K @ 4.2Ghz
    AsRock Z97E-ITX/ac
    Asus GTX 980
    8GB DDR3 Ripjaws
    Samsung 256GB SSD (OS/Apps)
    WD Rapter 600GB 10K (Game/Data)
    Corsair CX430W PSU

    Water Cooling
    Pump- MCP355
    Rad- Coolgate 280.
    GPU- EK full block
    CPU- XSPC Raystorm
     
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  36. Nobu

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    Nice, compact. You know, monsoon makes cheap (as in, about as expensive as barbs) hardline fittings that work pretty well, though it takes a bit more effort to get the tube just right.
     
  37. Outlaw85

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    Thanks.

    I did actually look at the monsson free center and economy compression fittings.

    I ended up using what I had. The loop was pre-existing with flex tubing/barbs. I wanted to try copper and being cheap, I didn't want to buy more fittings. The end result as shown isn't the prettiest but is functional. I would much prefer the proper fittings. Maybe on the next build :)

    Its just the normal WC bitspower fittings, hose and soft copper from the local box store. Zipties for piece of mind.
     
  38. nwkrep82

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    Asus Z270i

    Intel Core i7-7700K

    Nvidia Titan Xp (2017)

    G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200

    (2X) 1 TB Samsung 960 Evo M.2

    Corsair SF600

    XSPC Ion Pump/Reservoir

    EK-FB ASUS Z270I Strix RGB Monoblock

    EK-FC Titan X Pascal - Nickel Water Block

    EK-CoolStream PE 240 (38mm)

    EK-CoolStream PE 120 (38mm)

    (5X) Corsair HD120 RGB fans

    (1X) Corsair HD140 RGB fan

    CORSAIR Commander PRO

    CORSAIR RGB LED Lighting PRO




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    Yeh...A lot of stuff to get in there, LOL. :eek:


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    ...but I got it all to fit :D


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    "Taste the Rainbow"

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    I still have a couple other little tweaks to do...more pics coming soon :D
     
  39. Nobu

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    nwkrep82 nice, saw this on fb a couple days ago. Thing looks massive for being less than a foot square and 1.5ft tall.
     
  40. nwkrep82

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    Thanks.

    Because of its small vertical footprint, it's actually more "compact" in person than what it looks in photos or videos.


    Update:

    Went from the 7700K to this (I already owned the delid tool...my 7700K is also delidded)

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    FYI: The EK-FB ASUS Z270I Strix RGB Monoblock fits perfectly on the ASUS Z370I Strix.

    However, the RGB strip in the monoblock is NOT compatible with the Z370I.

    The Strix Z370I only has a 3-pin addressable RGB header, whereas the Z270I has your standard 4-pin RGB header.

    The RGB strip in the monoblock is removable, so I just put in a compatible addressable RGB strip. I cut the strip to fit and sleeved the cable.

    Works perfectly :D

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