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kow_ciller

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#11 8 years ago

All the water is one temperature, its slowly being cooled/ warmed. Thats why temps with water are so stable. It doesn't have a drastic temp change from rad to cpu block. Give this article a read Guide to Delta-T in Water Cooling | Overclockers

There are a ton of skinnee labs articles also, but I dont have time to find them atm.




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#12 8 years ago
kow_ciller;5411371All the water is one temperature, its slowly being cooled/ warmed. Thats why temps with water are so stable. It doesn't have a drastic temp change from rad to cpu block.

I never said it was drastic, but there is in fact a change. You just said so yourself, after first saying the temp is the same throughout the loop. Obviously most of the heat that's dissipated radiates off the rad fins, and is then whisked away by the fans, which is why of course they're called radiators.

Anyways, I'm more interested in people's thoughts on my Rad Rad Idea than pointlessly hashing over the obvious.




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#13 8 years ago

A degree or two isn't really a big deal and almost within the margin of error. Temps almost dont even change simply depending on how much tubing you use from point to point




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#14 8 years ago

The "cool water" notion is wrong. It's physics, and the laws don't change. Water temperature in a loop sits at an equilibrium. There is some variance within the loop, but it is statistically insignificant (as in, less than a degree in most cases.

As for this rad idea... you've just cut a 360 into a 180 or so. There's even less point to it, insofar as performance is concerned, than there is to running separate loops in today's world.




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#15 8 years ago

just machine your own water block, radiator, and resaviour, then buy a pump. Like Me :) ' (WIP Project)




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#16 8 years ago

just machine your own water block, radiator, and resaviour, then but a pump. Like Me :) ' (WIP Project)




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#17 8 years ago

$20 block + $40 rad + $25 pump = big success




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#18 8 years ago

What are some good sites for buying water cooling gear? After some looking around at a few sites i can get a MCP655, RX360, and a XSPC 5.25" bay reservoir for $209, or $167 with a RS360.

How much of a difference would there be between the RS360 and RX360 temperature wise? I'm asking because i can get a RS360 for almost half the price of a RX. Also, what about the MCR320-QP and MCR320-Res rads? The MCR320-Res has a built in reservoir so that would save me some money there if it would cool well enough. I'm not going to be doing any extreme overclocking or anything.

Third, is it really worth adding the 470 to the loop? Its already the quietest part of my system. I don't plan on upgrading for a good while though so i'm not sure.

The pump will do the job (just) at 750 lt/per hour although you should look for a pump closer to 900.

What about this: Danger Den DD-CPX Pro 12V 3 Pin Powered Pump - 237 GPH (DD-CPX Pro) - FrozenCPU.com

Its rated for 900L/h.




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#19 8 years ago

Petrastechshop, sidewindercomputers, and jab-tech are tops for finding stuff.

If you know what you want, shoot me a PM and I'll keep an eye out for deals. Saw some MCP355 pumps on the cheap and various other stuff.




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#20 8 years ago

There's a good reason the RX is twice the price as the RS. With the right fans it's a hell of a lot better.

Yes to the 470. Have a look on Guru3D, they did a test a while back watercooling a 480, and the speeds/temps/performance then got out of it was very impressive. If there's one place where the 400 series really shines, it's under water. Also, with your CPU under water, your GPU won't be the quietest part of your system for long. ;)

Edit: aformentioned article - http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-liquid-cooling-danger-den-review/