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krakerman

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Feb 17, 2001
ok, i have a 1ghz tbird running at 1.3 ghz with air cooling right now, but i wanna try my hand at water cooling. my question is, what is the best material to use for the resevoir? something that would help to dissipate heat i assume, but what is a good material. also, what is the standard or best combo of liquids to put with the water (antifreeze etc)? thanks
 
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William

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i am building my own rig. First you dissipate heat through a radiator. You can use many things for the radiator. Copper tubing in coils with a fan. But it is probably better to go out and buy one from one of the overclocking site out there. I just decided to go overboard on the radiator and got a good condition car radiator for not much more than the ones at like dangerden. I like it cause it will do the job without the fan. On the water, i am going about 10% water wetter, 10% antifreeze(ethlyene glycol), and the rest triple distilled water. The water wetter reduces surface tension and the antifreeze stops corrosion. Hope this helps!
 

NUTNDUN

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Hey Krak,
If ya use a pump like the Eheim or Danner you can use them inline. I have the Danner 250Gph pump and made an inline resovoir to make filling the system a little easier plus there was space behind the hard drive cage that was never going to get used anyway. As far as a radiator and waterblock I went the dangerden route and glad I did, their quality and workmanship is very nice. Here is a pic of my water system:

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Do yourself a favor and wire your pump to a relay so it will turn on when the comp comes on. You can see mine on the bottom left.
 
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William

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have you read spodes review of a watercooling kit. In it he warned against using food coloring as it caused some buildup in his water block. Might want to check that, although his was aluminum.
 

NUTNDUN

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"have you read spodes review of a watercooling kit. In it he warned against using food coloring as it caused some buildup in his water block. Might want to check that, although his was aluminum."

I can believe that it would leave deposits if you would happen to use too much, plus aluminum on it's own will develop it's own deposits, just the food coloring will help make it stand out. I haven't noticed any difference in my temps plus I only put 3 drops in it and it holds approximately 1 quart of water. I will check it later in the week and see if there are any deposits.
 
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krakerman

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Feb 17, 2001
awesome, thanks for the info guys! i'll let you know if i get it workin :)
 

Jhan

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NUTNDUN (Mar 04, 2001 08:30 p.m.):
Do yourself a favor and wire your pump to a relay so it will turn on when the comp comes on. You can see mine on the bottom left.

What kind a relay is that and how did you connect it. I saw your post and got a 10A,120VAC relay from RadioShack(it was all they had and the answer man had no clue). I took it home and spliced my power switch to it and it did not work. Am I doing something wrong...
 

NUTNDUN

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Hey J,
Did the package say if it had a 12v coil, if it did then you got one that would work, the next thing to do is to make sure the the 2 wires from your power supply are the yellow and black, the red is the +5v and yellow is +12v,
if you have the red hooked up 5v is not enough to trip the relay, I made this mistake as I was in a hurry and you know how it is. Let me know how you make out. BTW here is a link from this site with wiring diagrams for the relay