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I'm about to put my 2500k on a chilled liquid loop that should be dumping 1C water on the CPU. I do know condensation is a concern, however, how much protection is suggested. I'm sure I wouldn't need to go nearly as far as if I were on DICE or LN2

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 8
Unfortunately you're going to have to take the same precautions as those with LN2 or DICE.
Condensation is condensation. You'll need to insulate around the CPU and you'll probably want to do the tubing too.

Think how wet a cold beer bottle gets. You don't want to take any chances wink.gif
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If anything you will need more protection...DICE and L2 will make ice which will stay in one spot (once it starts melting the machine is usually powered off). You will have droplets of water running all over the place
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I'm about to put my 2500k on a chilled liquid loop that should be dumping 1C water on the CPU. I do know condensation is a concern, however, how much protection is suggested. I'm sure I wouldn't need to go nearly as far as if I were on DICE or LN2
Thanks for the help!

Why not keep your chiller and water temp above dew point? That way there's no need to insulate. I'm gathering this is for 24/7 operation?
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yeah.. i dump ice into my res sometimes..the tubing drips real bad..stiffens up,too..you'll have to eraser your mobo..not sure what to do about the tubing..
 
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Originally Posted by kdb424 View Post

I'm about to put my 2500k on a chilled liquid loop that should be dumping 1C water on the CPU. I do know condensation is a concern, however, how much protection is suggested. I'm sure I wouldn't need to go nearly as far as if I were on DICE or LN2

Thanks for the help!


Get the general idea here;

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/701372/how-to-insulate

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/281358/insulating-to-prevent-condensation-lots-of-pics-56k-warning
 

 

 

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post #7 of 8
You will have to take every bit of precaution against air coming in contact with cold surfaces as you would with DICE or LN2, but you don't need nearly as thick of insulation.
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Thanks for all of the information and sorry for the delay. My net was out for a few days. I was actually going to chill he liquid for only benchmarking, but I doubt I could easily get away with it for any length of a session because of condensation on the tubes without a bit of protection. I'll stick to ambient temps as I don't want to lose the look of the liquid cooling to thermal protection. Thanks all!
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