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Old August 26, 2007, 12:16 PM
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I recommend this radiator. It's cheap and gets the job done.
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Old August 26, 2007, 04:20 PM
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Default good pics there SSwilson

ta for the photo guide...im no expert but the pics really help to see it come together. I hope to have a crack at this soon.Out of interest does tubing diameter or flowrate from pump affect performance much? Those lian cases look fantastic!
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Old August 26, 2007, 04:33 PM
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ta for the photo guide...im no expert but the pics really help to see it come together. I hope to have a crack at this soon.Out of interest does tubing diameter or flowrate from pump affect performance much? Those lian cases look fantastic!
Hopefully Miso will chime in here again about flowrate / diameter.

The last WB review he did pointed out that flowrate can make a huge difference depending on what block you are using, but I seem to remember a comment a while back about diameter not being as big of a factor as previously thought........
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Default fast pump it is then

thanks for that..time to do some homework. quite like to see what makes those radiators tick.
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3/8" or 1/2" inner diameter is not going to make a big difference as long as you have a good pump.
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Old August 31, 2007, 06:28 AM
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For anybody who is still paying attention.... :)

I gave up on the ceramic after 4 days of burn-in. (I know... should have left it for at least a week, but after the initial 2 days of burn-in I wasn't seeing any improvement).

I've switched over to MX-1 and am seeing about 1C improvement after 24 hours burn-in.

I think I'll stick with the MX-1 as application is quite easy, and it seems to work well with both mirror finishes, and slightly rough finishes like the AC 7 Pro I reviewed earlier. (Got my hands on some MX-2 today so we'll see how that does.... :) ).
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Old August 31, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Another quick note reference ceramique vrs MX1.....

I've also noticed that the MX1 application is a lot more stable than the ceramique.

It probably points to my inexperience with applying ceramique, but while using it I was getting some pretty wild temp fluctuations under a constant load (seemed to fluctuate up and down by as much as 5C on CPU) while the MX1 has me back to 1C fluctuations.
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ceramique is best applied using the method that I showed in my latest water block review.

As for MX-1 and MX-2, I've never used them, so I can't comment.
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ceramique is best applied using the method that I showed in my latest water block review.

As for MX-1 and MX-2, I've never used them, so I can't comment.
Yeah, that's the method currently shown on the website so it's the one I used (but who knows how well I did..... :) ).

I got my first batch of MX-1 a couple of months back (it was the only stuff available around here at the time). I wasn't too keen on it when I first got it, but it's growing on me, and so far the temps it's putting out seem to be as good as anything else I'm trying so I'll stick with it. (actually got MX-2 now... :) ).

The only issue I have with it is that it coats motherboard components with a fine layer of clay-like dust if it's applied too heavily (MX-1 calls for an awfull lot as per manufacturer's directions), other than that I'm happy with it.
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