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stryder2720

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2x DD 80mm rads
3/8ID tubing
maze 4
D-tek/C systems pump..AWSOME!!! Dead silent I cant even hear it with my ear 3in away from it.
Typhoon dual 3.5in floppy bay res.
Rit Whitener and Brightener for the UV action.
2800+ Barton at 2.413gigs idle 38c and load is 42c.
 

threeputt

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Looks nice... Does that res have 3 barbs?

Have you thought about trying this route?
pump -> rads in parallel -> wb -> res -> pump
I think that's the recommended order from the stickies...
 
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stryder2720

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Temps are posted above. Yea the res has 2 barbs in and 1 out and it works AWSOME!!
Redviper:Yep TT Smart Fan II's :)
 

RedViper

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threeputt said:
Have you thought about trying this route?
pump -> rads in parallel -> wb -> res -> pump
I think that's the recommended order from the stickies...

I think the reasoning behind this loop configuration is to get the coolest possible water to your first block, assuming your pump adds heat. If you have a pump that doesn't use the coolant to cool itself there's no issue.
 
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stryder2720

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I might change it when I clean my system out in a few months but as of now it's working better than I expected. I appreciate the feedback and I'll keep that route in mind.
 

ssgohan434

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so 3/8" tubing over 1/2" barbs???? same thing i have and i have no fear of leaks. Its impossible to get the tubing off without cutting them now. Hehe, that reminds me, its been about 1 year since i setup up the watercooling. Should be flushing everything out soon.
 
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The pump runs a tad on the warm side but nothing close to the maxi-jet i use to have..You could start a fire with that thing :eek:
 

Vortexkrow

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stryder2720 said:
The pump runs a tad on the warm side but nothing close to the maxi-jet i use to have..You could start a fire with that thing :eek:

Would be perfect if you wanted a new pc :D Let your old pc fire up untill theres nothing left of it :D
 

fafnir

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should go parallel for the radiators rather than series, helps flow marginally

i think thats what threeputt was trying to get at, not which way the pump goes and before or after the radiators or resevoir or what have ya

rads go parallel


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JFettig

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Im soo jealous! you got your pump already!

The setup looks good man. Have you considered running those radiators in parallel? should increase flow and possibly help temps a little bit, not totallys ure, Im sure its running just great for you now.


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JFettig

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oh, its actually that the coolant moves slower through the radiators giving it more time to cool, and it causes less restriction.

I supose I shoudl have explained that, asuming people knew what I was talking about:p


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fafnir

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no, as in both the radiators have *resistence*

so, by running the radiators in parallel, the coolant/loop has less resistence, and therefore more flow

and more flow when all else is the same should give you better temperatures; e.g. same surface area, same temp delta, same pressure

and therefore less pressure loss and therefore more flow



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