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Old March 26, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Some benching in cold water. I just dunk my two heatercores in ice bath, quick and easy for that little extra. Temp probe in rad fins.
Cool- I suppose one could just stick the hoses right in the water without the rads provided there was a faucet screen on the intake. Good way to do it without taking your loop apart though- how does it compare to just room temperature in terms of your max stable clock?

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Old March 26, 2008, 01:31 PM
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[quote=Prof. Dr. Silver;48354]Hey Magictorch. We need way better pics than that....a little more detailed perhaps? LOL


Yes ill try-got to tidy up a few cables yet and add some more goodies---looks better after a few chilled guinness though

Biff that case is so good for working with WC-love the layout you have...youve actually made a res. look good in there
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Old March 26, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Yeah I have done that before too, it is just alot more hassle and I dont like all the crap from regular water going thru my blocks. Adds 150-200 mhz on cpu and about 50-60 on GPU at same voltages. Not that big a deal but something to do when you are bored. :)
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Old March 26, 2008, 11:19 PM
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Just rebuilt my loop! Got some sweet copper L's from my local hardware store. They have a decent internal structure, and my temps didnt go up at all.

Before

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round back

UV! (actually, this is the Feser One View.. Supposed to be black and then turn blue under UV light, however the pics lie. In person, it looks the same when under UV as it does when not.....kinda a dissapointment.)
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Old March 27, 2008, 05:28 AM
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Looks killer... I would of tried harder to not use all those 90 degree fittings and gone with something more curved with a radius.

Nice job
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Old March 27, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Well, in the back portion, it would have been a Very Very tight bend getting a single tube in there. These elbows are quite free flowing, I noticed no reduction in flow. I don't have any gear to measure it, but my temps stayed the same, if anything the have gone down, as I mounted the RAD a little better now (using the Silverstone RAD brackets). Also, Elbows are FAR better than Kinks!! (and they look cool)
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very nice-i like the black color

BTW-have you a copper VRAM sink on your I/O chip on the GPU, Ive been thinking about doing that with my GTX?
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No doubt, I agree with the kink part.
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Yes I put one of the Swiftech copper chips onto that VRM chip. Seems to keep it cool. I want to get another 70 or 80mm fan and mount it so it is blowing air over the videocard and it's ramchips, But I don't have many left. The chips get warm to the touch, but by no means hot.
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That looks awesome Vortex! Really nice! Coolant looks awesome! Thinking of picking it up myself.

Recent Glamour shot of my rig :)

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