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post #21 of 37
If everything seems to be going a little too well, you have a slow leak somewhere.
Nothing seemed wrong for about an hour, then firefox suddenly covered itself with artifacts, my HD3870 and half of my 3870x2 never worked again. sad-smiley-002.gif.
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post #22 of 37
Somewhere down the line I may do a custom loop as compared to my closed loop. I love these tiny advice threads from experienced users. +Rep to OP for thinking of this.
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post #23 of 37
1. Always make sure you know how your going to mount your radiator and that you have the right screws to mount it with, not too long and not to short. Do some measurements if you must, if not you will be running around trying to work out what length screws you need and what thread etc. i just got lazy and tapped my radiator with and M4.

2. Make sure you put something absorbent around fittings and other places likely to leak, then every now and again take the paper towels out or whatever you use and check for water.

3. Dont run your pump until your res is full, keep your hand on the power switch. Dont run your pump dry!

4. If you use a dual bay res, and you fill from it straight from there, when putting your loop together make your hose a few extra cm longer so you can pull your res out a bit if you need to.
post #24 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Danzilla View Post

When putting together a pump and res combo or a pump housing with threaded locking cap like a koolance unit thread lock will stop it loosening off and pissing coolant all over your GTX580 sli!!!thumb.gif

Just to clarify, are you saying that threaded caps for the fill ports of dual res bays don't make a good enough seal to keep water from spilling out if water reaches the top of the res?
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post #25 of 37
On the "get a full tower case" topic...

shoot I already want a doublewide!
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post #26 of 37
Be damn sure you want to keep a graphics card for a while before you add it to your loop.
Push is not always better than pull.
Tygon is worth the extra money.
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post #27 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by losttsol View Post

Be damn sure you want to keep a graphics card for a while before you add it to your loop.

Or use some universal blocks -- but if you do COOL YOUR MOSFETS AND RAM!
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post #28 of 37
I disagree with the full-tower suggestions. Those are no fun. No case modding involved.

See my build thread (its even smaller than a mid-tower):

http://www.overclock.net/t/1174201/semi-aio-monitor-mounted-watercooled-performance-rig-56k-warning/0_20
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post #29 of 37
I've got a fulltower (HAF 932) that I had to mod to make all my rads fit... boxing3.gif

edit- oh wow, watercool a mini-itx form factor?
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post #30 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadman View Post

I disagree with the full-tower suggestions. Those are no fun. No case modding involved.
See my build thread (its even smaller than a mid-tower):
http://www.overclock.net/t/1174201/semi-aio-monitor-mounted-watercooled-performance-rig-56k-warning/0_20

Wow... you actually fit all that in there... props to you. thumb.gif

Edit: That makes my Antec 300 WC rig look easy
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