Water-cooled folding rig
Setting up the folding rig for water cooling. I ordered the EK Supreme and I got a backplate for it.
The backplate came with some spacers. I used them, and there was a little gap between the block's backplate, and the Asus' backplate on the back of the mobo (they call it the 'Stack Cool').
After mounting the block, there is no longer any gap and it looks like the water block's plate and the mobo plate are touching. There are no solder joints or anything touching though.
Is this OK? Will it cause a short?
it's just a back plate your fine
Both backplates are electrically isolated from the motherboard, so there will be no issues.
Already started a thread about my project so I figured I would post an update here.
Using a TFC Xchanger 360 rad, EK Supreme block, EK Multires 150, and the Swiftech 655 pump. Just cooling the cpu (i7 920).
Currently leak testing, powered by my external DVD enclusure (the 12v molex connector in the enclosure).
Here is what the watercooling loop looks like now:
Lots of paper towels lol. I am kinda worried, this being my first loop I have done myself.
If you see anything completely wrong let me know. No leaks so far...
nope looks good to me. but i like to run the pump to the rad then to the cpu block or which every block your using first if more then one.jmo
Pump to rad? I am planning on adding a video card in the spring. I thought the pump would have to go after the res, and the res should go after the rad.
As long as it works now. Still no leaks, about 1.5 hours so far. I'll let it run all night, and hope that Santa does not mess with the loop tonight when he stops by.
Btw, I really like that 655 setup mounted to the HDD rails 'sideways'. I'll remember that next time I redo my loop.:thumb: I guess the only downside is its hard to use the speed control if you want to :sad:
Looks good for me too.
That is an opinion a lot of us like to say/ go by. Truth is though, as much as we like to say it, it doesn't mater on the placement of the loop. Go with whatever looks the cleanest as the water will eventually regulate it's temperature.
Looks nice.. HAF 932 FTW.. gonna be working on my loop too this weekend hopefully, similar loop, just a LGA775 build :p..
Nice build too, lots of white stuff, where can I get some, and the cost LOL :p.. Gotta say, leak testing done the right way, enough paper towels..
I actually admire you going for the EK supreme over anything else, even a heat killer.. very good block for the money..
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