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by 1911user
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5811

I don't own a reserator, that was a quote from the thread at ocforums.com.
If you figure out specifics of how to attach the tubing, I'm sure others would like to know.
by 1911user
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: It's cheap, it's quiet and best of all it's also FAST! :D
Replies: 15
Views: 5546

I think you will have corrosion problems with your blocks. I can understand not wanting to add anti-freeze or some anti-corrosive due to evaporation, but you've got anodized aluminum and copper in your loop. It'll probably start happening in a matter of months. I would suggest going to an all copper...
by 1911user
Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Points Decline ? ! ?
Replies: 24
Views: 9430

How do we make folding "exciting" again? Just say the word and I'll stir the pot! :wink: As for the point trend, I would recommend upgrading to version 5.02 of the client, selecting 'yes' for the 5MB work units, then watch the points add up. Make sure you have plenty of RAM and bandwidth to spare f...
by 1911user
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: In-the-line thermal sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 4726

Would a thermocouple with exposed wiring short out if placed in water? I should know this, but don't. I have a DMM with a thermocouple reader built-in (automotive model). It'd be nice to be able to measure water temps, but I'd rather not damage something.
by 1911user
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Re: 1 pump / 2 cooling loops in parallel ??

I was wondering how you think the system would work with only 1 pump and and 2 parallel cooling loops? This would allow the one pump to pump against less resistance and provide more flow than all cooling blocks in series. Each block would see less flow in parallel loops. Having everything in series...
by 1911user
Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Nice work Ed! You'll be a vetern water cooler soon.

If you get one of Cathar's waterblocks, you'll be set to watercool another computer!
cpu block (check)
pump (check)
rad (check)
tubing (probably)
fan (a given)
shroud (K-mart :))
by 1911user
Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5811

Here's a gem that may be of interest:

attaching a tube from the water inlet (inside the reserator) to bring the warm water to the top does work a 3 ceclius miracle when nothing else has changed, and is not any more noisy
by 1911user
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5811

Just a little bit of airflow does wonders for cooling.
by 1911user
Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5811

Thread about increasing Reserator performance

OCforums has a thread going about increasing the performance of a reserator. http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=326603 Effectively, the idea is to shroud the reserator. A 120mm fan at the top exhausts the air that has been drawn up the shroud. With a slow fan, this might be a quiet way to incr...
by 1911user
Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My freshly cooled hard drives! (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

Very nice! Lots of $$$ in copper unless you had some scrap material. I would have been tempted to use aluminum plate and epoxy (jbweld) to attach the copper tubing. My bad soldering skills wouldn't be quite as challenged that way. Corrosion shouldn't be a problem if moisture isn't present, I think. ...
by 1911user
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Regretted of buying a Reserator ... :\
Replies: 11
Views: 5327

It sounds like the reserator is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is not a "performance" watercooling system. It is a "quiet" water system with a stylish look. The fact that it is keeping an overclocked Barton XP processor within 17C of room ambient sounds pretty good. You didn't say if th...
by 1911user
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quest for quiet + fast gaming system
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Yes, 1/2ID 3/4OD tubing is relatively stiff and bulky compared to 3/8ID 1/2OD. It has about a 3 inch bend radius and it takes some pressure to hold that bend. That bend pressure can easily become pressure on a waterblock and affect performance. IMO 1/2ID tubing is best used by people with external r...
by 1911user
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quest for quiet + fast gaming system
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

trenchdiggerr, I would suggest using 3/8ID tubing throughout the system; it will route easier and flow plenty of water for cooling. That would change the cpu block to a mcw6000. The heatercore you've identified will work well enough especially for a cramped case. The easy way would be to use 3/8ID 1...
by 1911user
Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Straker, Look at the pics I've posted of my rigs. That is the same 86 chevette heatercore in both. It is standing up in the Enlight case (narrow case) and laying on its' side in the SLK3700. This thread points to about the largest heatercore I think will fit into the case style that Ed and I have le...
by 1911user
Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Ed, The GPU block operating more efficiently due to a high flow rate (lower C/W) will not add more heat to the water. The block is just transferring the same amount of heat more efficiently so the delta temp between the water temp and GPU die temp should go down. EDIT: I was looking at the pics with...
by 1911user
Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

The coolant shouldn't be an issue unless contaminated between runs but that seems very unlikely; I wouldn't worry about the coolant. It should probably be changed every 6 months to a year especially if you have anodized aluminum and copper in the loop. The chemical that prevents (or greatly slows) c...
by 1911user
Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Could you open the fill port on the res and measure water temp there? I'm not sure how much air space and turbulence you have in the res.
Maybe a temp probe sealed into a plug would allow easy long-term water temp monitoring.

For 3/8ID tubing, you picked a very good block at a great price.
by 1911user
Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

My guess is the results will be similar no matter the pump configuration. It is a nice pump and if I didn't already have 3 or 4 pumps, I'd probably buy one. The ambient air to cpu deltas convince me the rad is the limiting factor. Based on previous experience, I'm not surprised or disappointed. I ma...
by 1911user
Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: beginner's commerical water cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 8377

If you are going to watercooling (wheather you need to or not), then it can be done for $100 without video cooling, but you have to work at it and be creative. $100 total for every piece is hard when shipping charges are added; $150 is much easier. First, post a side picture of your case with the co...
by 1911user
Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

This is the part where hardcore watercoolers will want to shoot me: You don't have to do anything to your setup. You can decide the current setup is good enough and change nothing. You also know that more fresh air to the rad will lower your temps, but the price is opening (cutting, drilling, etc.) ...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiator that will fit a BQE
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Hmm... gunna have to figure out a way to tear out the HDD cage... Tell me - Do you have your Airflow going from rear to front? You may have to drill out a few rivits; it's not a big deal to take out the drive cage. My air flow is the normal in at the lower front and exhaust at the rear top. If you ...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiator that will fit a BQE
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Take out the lower hard drive cage and a chevette heatercore will fit just fine. It is better than any of the black ice rads that use a single 120mm fan. You can buy one new for about $20-25 at an auto parts store. Or you buy one with barbs installed for $35-40 and it will be painted. Look at the pi...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

He had a different pic up last night showing the back of the pump. I think it is an L30. He posted a thread on procooling and IMO has serious case airflow problems. The front bezel looks very restrictive and taking off the side case cover lowers cpu temps by 4C. The airflow needs to be cleaned up be...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

Okay, now I see how the pvc and t line work. Unfortunately that pvc idea will restrict me from fitting the bends inside the case unless I remap all the connections. I will take your idea into account when remapping. So the T line opening just needs to be higher than any other component of the water...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: beginner's commerical water cooler
Replies: 26
Views: 8377

This an interesting article on upgrading a low-end water kit. http://www.overclockers.com/articles1092/
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

I don't understand how you are using the pvc or copper to reduce flatening. Also by using a T, do you mean a T valve that routes one way or another? If so where can you find these? If I did this though, wouldn't the the cpu be receiving the warmest water? Also, does the rad have designated intake, ...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

Don't I have to register 3DMark03 to get the looping option? You're right. I forgot about the looping having to be enabled. I remember that the opening scene of "unreal" was a good system test back in 1998/1999. It was a good stability/stress test for computers; if it didn't crash overnight, you we...
by 1911user
Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

Coolsleeves doesn't reduce the bending pressure, it just helps keep the tubing from collapsing. There are 2 sizes of coolsleeves; one for 1/2OD tubing (500 model) and the other 5/8OD tubing (625 model). Having used 1/2ID 3/4OD clearflex, I know how much it doesn't like to bend tight. I use strips fr...
by 1911user
Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109754

For loading the cpu and gpu, you might try Prime95 and 3DMark03 running at the same time. Both are free and easily available for download.
by 1911user
Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling temps...problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 4768

Do the air bubbles show up only when the pump is running? If so, I'd guess you have something not sealed well around the chipset block or the way that tube attaches to the barb. Is the tubing pulling on the cpu block? The bend from cpu to chipset looks tight especially if that is 1/2ID 3/4OD clearfl...