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More importantly, why complain about not having an AIO that is tailored to your very soecific needs. If you want ultra silence in water cooling pick up a D5 vario of any brand a quad rad and dial that sucker down or set the fans up on PWM. It's not hard and really no 240 rad is going to perform really well at ultra slow speeds. IMHO, A D5 at setting 2 is about as quiet as it gets in pumps and will last a lifetime. Same goes for a quad rad running 600-800rpm fans. A...
Need to throw a real world system pressure drop curve on the two pump curves for a good apples to apples look. 4 GPM on most watercooling loops is not attainable even with something as substantial as an Iwaki RD30. A bit speculative without actually comparing charts, but I generally focus on the 1GPM to 2GPM region of the curves as the key area to look at. I would even say that's high and 1-1.5GPM is the more realistic region for most loops. The D5 vario at 1.5GPM is...
Look at the PQ curve, at 11' max pressure it's not going to perform in a restrictive PC loop any better than a single D5 hydraulically and when you add in the extra 30w of heat dump it may very likely be a step backwards over a 12v D5. Looks like it's much more of a high flow/low pressure focused pump for stuff like hot tubs/etc. Our loops are generally pretty high in restriction so a more high pressure low volume pump tuning is preferred. Probably would "work" just not...
Great job! I was curious how those new nemesis rads performed. I expected improvements over the old generation but that is even better. I also kind of expected the monsta to be a hig speed focused rad and it is. My only review suggestion is the air flow line colors are hard to differentiate. Thermal results were easy to follow though and all that really matters. Thanks for sharing!! Martin
I think it's pretty fail safe to go with either D5 or DDC (Laing) variants. I have no personal experience with ACs D5 but I have used and tested one of their Eheim based aquastream XT pumps (It's good geek fun tinker capable). If you value control and tinkering settings highly, you'll probably like that.A D5 however is pretty darn silent when decoupled anyhow though so most users are pretty happy with the manual vario speed control. I've been happy leaving them at full...
For the preimum price, I was a little dissapointed in the AMS performance level. The round tube design just isn't quite as optimized as it's flat tube folded fin solder construction counterparts. It definately has the cool factor and Aquas unmatched build quality and a guaranteed clean as a whistle interior (no solder flux) but performance at least on my test bench was not as good as I had hoped particularly with stronger fans. Did Average to above average at extremely...
I may pick one of those up too. I'll see, winter is coming and getting cold outside.
Unlikely you notice any difference. If anything you'll loose a little pressure at lower flow rates and perhaps gain a little max flow at zero pressure but in an actual loop that max flow gain won't be realized. Also the pump tops have since been changed to match the smaller inlet openings. Our loops are generally pretty restrictive so the smaller opening and increase in head pressure at lower flow rates (blue) is generally a better fit for our needs. Never tried it, but...
Gotta say the new 240x is looking good. Might have to pick one up just to play with this fall/winter. Not for testing, just for my own curiosity and to play with.
No monsta but the 30mm ST30 and 60mm UT60 was in there. Two rads of any brand will wipe the floor with any one assuming both get cool and cold ambient air intake. The XP is extremely strong at high speeds. The bigger performance benefit of thicker rads is that they have a broader range of performance where slimmer rads tend to have worse performance in areas they are not tuned for. Regardless differences are very small, no where near double due to thickness. Air's...
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