Russ, Oh... now I see
shall we start another
debate on flow rate or do you think it's been done to death (with no concrete conclusions) already?
, excuse my... 'humour'
. Yeah it worked fine once you got the water circulating.
Normally let it sit in the BIOS set-up for a while to generate a little heat and start the process off. Though that was rarely a problem as my machine is on 24/7... with the occasional reboot not causing any worries.
Block design would be important if not critical. Both my blocks are low resistance.
My CPU block is cylindrical and originally had side by side inlet/outlet... a little 'adjusting' of the cradle
and it's now top/bottom.
I will/must get round to ordering some 1/2" barbs so I can use 12mm ID tubing instead of the 8mm I've currently got. That should help the flow quite a bit... but as the system worked that upgrade was stored in the 'To-Do' pile...
When I get round to WCing this new set-up I'll run it as is and then upgrade to larger bore tubing as an experiment, tubing size is a hotly debated subject, don't think I've seen it discussed for a passive system though.
. I'm sure there are other sado's like me who would be interested in the results too. (Note to self: 'Get A Life!')
I can't give you any idea of temps as was because I'm convinced the board talked crap on that score. Suffice to say the auto shut down in the BIOS didn't.
It looks like a Reserator would be ideal for this thing...
Pretty much what a WACC is, though it's narrower and longer and with vertical grooves (Fluting ?) on the inside to increase surface area.
Just make an inlet at the top.
I've said that before...
And I'm sure some have talked about an internal pipe extension to send the incoming water to the top. Makes much more sense than to just mix the water up...
I recall correctly my WACC had a temp difference of 15-20C on the external surface. Will try to remember to test this also when I rebuild.
P.S. Fair few words but not as many as in my head. (Done a Rusty075
) Feel free to laugh or ask questions... Even the air-cooled Heathens...