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Old September 16, 2009, 08:12 AM
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Ok so I'm doing a challenging water cooling mod... well challenging for me at least :P

I'm purchasing a new resivoir/pump from Kruzin4ever shortly and I have a couple concerns about flow rate and pressure.

Currently I have 3/8th ID setup but I'm thinking I'm gonna have to add another rad to the mix for improved performance. At the moment I'm only cooling the CPU but as I put the new rig together I'm mixing the ram into the equation.

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OCZ 4GB PC2-9600 Flex EX XLC Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 2GB) at Memory Express Computers

The ram is 1/8 ID... the tubing I can get but how do i mix 3/8 ID or 1/2 ID with 1/8 ID? Will the pressure be too high? Or will the smaller tubing deal with that?

Basically I'd like to use the current case I have Thermaltake Eureka Home server case... it has heaps of space to add and keep everything internal.

If I add another single 120mm rad I can get it in the Rom bay along with the dual rom bay res I'm buying. If i switch to 1/2 inch ID i can buy all kinds of fittings from just about anywhere to keep the thing clean and tight...

So i was thinking of doing from one rad to the next into the pump and out to the components. I'm not intrested in overclocking the vid card right now... so water cooling for the vid is out.

I'll upload a picture feel free to edit it if you have an idea please... thanks. I used mspaint. I'll just link it so it doesn't screw up the mobo.


http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/wc.gif

if that link doesnt work for you here is the zip. http://hades.kicks-ass.tv/comp/wc.zip


Thanks in advance

-HaDeS

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Old September 16, 2009, 08:45 AM
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Get 2 'Y's WITH 3/8" AND 1/8" AND DO THIS:


Like a side rail on the train tracks. Water will flow through the 1/8 tubes and the 3/8 flow will not be restricted. Having said that, this is far too much trouble for what it is worth.
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Old September 16, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Setting aside the fact that I've never seen anyone (even review sites) claim higher clocks from watercooling their memory, the OCZ Flex modules also use aluminum insides, which makes them a corrosion risk.
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Old September 16, 2009, 09:03 AM
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I've never WC'ed ram, I just don't think it's worth the trouble or the risk either, I know one person who's done it and his OC'ing results wasn't any better, not mention he buggered one of the sticks taking the heatsink off!...IMO?...just not worth it
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Please, don't use that Ram...
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have to agree water cooling ram is kinda pointless
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:31 PM
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Why not charlie?
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Aside from the fact that there is no added bonus oc-wise to use water-cooled ram sticks, going to 1/8' tubing is a pain. Invest in a good YL fan (4.99 in special), and some other high-speed ram (Mushkin's comes to mind) and you'll be dancin'.
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:41 PM
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would you still be my friend if i tried anyway? I can always buy other ram later if i hate it.
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You sure can try - heck, if you change that ram as fast as you were swapping that chip from board to board back in July, then have fun!
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