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Old October 10, 2007, 03:47 AM
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I'm not sure how many folks run a split loop like the one in your pic.

I'd be afraid to as I'm assuming that the water would take the path of least resistance, so unless the components in each branch have the same resistance to flow I'd think that one side of the split would get the great majority of cooling water flow.
I agree with you, you cannot run a dual loop system designed like such. It has to be single line, just like cptn Vortex' example.
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thanks guys.... I appreciate the info, i guess it never hurts to ask.....


I came across a few photos of a guy who has the same case as me and he was able to fit a kit inside his computer... so I guess one way or another it can be done!!!
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Old October 10, 2007, 04:00 PM
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Just a quick little update, with the Swiftech Apex Ultra Plus, 1.325V through my X3210 quad @3.2GHZ, chipset and Videocard, my load temps are 56 on all cores, 51 idle on the vidcard, and 35 on the chipset. I haven't thrown a game on yet, so I will let you know how my vga fares under some hard stress. Essentially, I am very pleased, but yes, I do need a second rad!
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Old October 10, 2007, 04:11 PM
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The GPU and chipset temps are dandy, too bad the core temps aren't-- Prediction: you'll take the plunge into watercooling within two months ;-)
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Old October 10, 2007, 05:42 PM
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I was in before I even ordered my first part....It's been intriguing me so much! I love it!! Only problem is, I sure don't want to have to go through all the effort of draining my system, cutting new tubing, and filling again all for a simple RAD. Oh well, I guess that's part of the fun!
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Benq W500 Pojector.

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Add a drain at the lowest portion of the loop. That's what I did last time I played with the system. Now I know that next time, if I want to drain it, it's just a matter of pulling the plug, and opening up the fillport.
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Just a quick little update, with the Swiftech Apex Ultra Plus, 1.325V through my X3210 quad @3.2GHZ, chipset and Videocard, my load temps are 56 on all cores, 51 idle on the vidcard, and 35 on the chipset. I haven't thrown a game on yet, so I will let you know how my vga fares under some hard stress. Essentially, I am very pleased, but yes, I do need a second rad!

Could you post some photos... you have almost the same system as I do, except I have a E6600 now at 3 ghz, and 2 8800 GTX ko edition cards.... E6600 doesn't get all that hot now, so the kit you bought should work just fine on my system....cpu idles at 37 degrees and GPU's are at idle 55/57... god only knows how low they go it I add water to them!!! the ultra kit + should work just fine I think.
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Old October 10, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Add a drain at the lowest portion of the loop. That's what I did last time I played with the system. Now I know that next time, if I want to drain it, it's just a matter of pulling the plug, and opening up the fillport.
awesome idea..... thanks.....
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Old October 11, 2007, 05:15 AM
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You have to be careful here - first, you don't have the same case interior-wise and second, if you want to water-cool all those parts (E6600, 2x GTXs and chipset), you'll need a bigger bang.

The Ultra+ won't cut it. Either you change the dual radiator for a triple rad, or you add a second rad (Single? Dual?) to the loop - those GTXs do get very hot.

And BTW, when I wrote "opening up the fillport" to drain the system, that is the upper fillport and is not part of the Ultra+ kit. It's a Danger Den part, like this one: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=Danger%20Den

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I will post pics later, when I have them. Still messing with my OC. Also, I was surprised, the 8800GTX I have does not get nearly as hot as my CPU. I ran ATITool, OC'd it to 650 core, 1050mem, and it maxed at 50 degrees when running the 3D box thing. It idles 42. I was stunned! It didn't crash until 680 core! Right now my load temps, while 4 instances of Prime, and ATITool running at the same time, @ 3.0GHZ 1.275V (I want stable and cool) is 60 on all cores, 50 GPU and 40 Chipset. Not bad, not bad.
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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
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