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post #21 of 34
Yup or use their stuff. This is to avoid the nickel degrading and warranty issues.
post #22 of 34
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Yup or use their stuff. This is to avoid the nickel degrading and warranty issues.

Thanks for all the help so far bro, I have not considered what I will end up doing in terms of Distilled water + Kill Coil or not or some form of other additive gonna make that decision as I watch my package cross each zip code closer and closer to home lol.

Speaking of a topic I seem to have not been answered on or read anywhere what settings do you recommend a pump be on? I believe my pump ranges from 1-5 and I read that at stock the pumps default is 5 but I saw some pics on a review site and it was only on 2-4 area I forget exactly.

Is there some kinda secret to pump speed and would increasing or decreasing really effect temps or more so just sound?


Lastly anyone reading this have or ever seen or used a Aero Cool Gatewatcher 2 Fan controller? Mine seems broken and Aerocool gave me some tips but I cant answer them until I take the system apart at the end of this week. All I know is that the front blinks non stop (readings not the screen) and nothing works because they are all blinking as if entire system malfunction. The device is however powering all my fans I am clueless as to what speed.

I am going to install speedfan in hopes it magically reads the fans but I doubt it unless it is plugged into a motherboard socket right?

Otherwise I will remove it and replace it hopefully with my ancient backup. Or lastly buy my buddies and he upgrades if he still is interested.

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and my backup controller
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post #23 of 34
You can run naked (only distilled) and just keep an eye on your loop.

I five is the highest performance setting but the nosiest. 2-3 are ideal for lower noise. 4 is the best compromise of all (that's what the "B" version is set to). I hooked mine up to a knob fan controller but there was only a bit to adjust it too. Tbh, your fans will drown out the noise from the pump when they're running speed.

Can't really answer the fan controller issue but good luck with that. I'm also dealing with headaches with my controller as its heating up more than usual frown.gif
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

You can run naked (only distilled) and just keep an eye on your loop.
I five is the highest performance setting but the nosiest. 2-3 are ideal for lower noise. 4 is the best compromise of all (that's what the "B" version is set to). I hooked mine up to a knob fan controller but there was only a bit to adjust it too. Tbh, your fans will drown out the noise from the pump when they're running speed.
Can't really answer the fan controller issue but good luck with that. I'm also dealing with headaches with my controller as its heating up more than usual frown.gif

Fast reply once again you rock, heh what would cause your fan controller to heatup excessive amount of fans to power? From what I have read it seems each plug/knob etc can controll many good fans with the higher end controllers is this true or advised?

Ill be setting up a pretty intense system at end of this week similiar to karlitos system and boy are we in for a fun filled newb ride haha.


I guess from what you said I will see what my pump is set to and possibly adjust it to 4 depending on where it stands right now. Your right over my fans which are currently pretty solid sounding not loud whiny or annoying just the sound of a fan doing its work I doubt the pump could ever be heard or bother me any.
post #25 of 34
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Heya anyone reading in on my thread what is the best way to clean out my current blue liquid solution and replace it with distilled water. So far according to what I have read I have come across a few methods

These are listed in no particular order

A. Vinegar rinse, both let it soak and let it run for hours from a few to 24 hours I have read.... READER NOTE = make sure you thoroughly remove all traces of vinegar because it can damage your parts if not properly cleaned/removed from your loop.

B. Alcohol solution with water of some type and let them run to clean your tubes/rads etc...

C. Distilled water flush I assume for at least an hour up to many along with scrubbing rubbing and cleaning the tubes with a sponge or some other creative method.
(sponge on a rope or cable and run through the tubes) (shoelace with some type of sponge/cleaning material)

D. not really sure, someone mentioned a whole line of things from ketchup for copper and toothpaste as well to clean other types of blocks and really hot water


Feel free to post any other methods and madness ! thanks
post #26 of 34
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Howdy, I still have some questions floating around my work log and hope for someone to jump in and comment even if they are only opinions but I figured I would share my newest order and the next few steps will take place very soon.

Parts ordered are

I support the company I ordered from prices might not be the best but they are local! I look forward to putting it together right now.

Replacement for my cracked 250mm res directly from EK.

ex-tub-705 IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip 1 $6.99 $6.99

thr-120 Timtronics Grey Ice 4200 Non-Silicone Thermal Paste - 28 Gram 1 $15.99 $15.99

ex-tub-605 Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Compression Fitting -Matte Black (BP-MBCPF-CC6) 7 $8.95 $62.65

ex-tub-704 Bitspower Matte Black Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Rotary Compression Fitting (BP-MBRCPF-CC6) 1 $12.99 $12.99

ex-tub-982 Bitspower G 1/4" Thread 30 Degree Rotary Fitting Adapter - Matte Black (BP-MB30R) 1 $12.99 $12.99

ex-tub-1040 Enzotech G1/4" Barb Stop Fitting w/Cap - 1/2" ID - Matte Black (BNPH-ID1/2-G14) 1 $6.99 $6.99

ex-tub-836 PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 7/16" ID 5/8" OD with 3/32" Wall - 10ft Retail Pack - White (PFLEXP10-758-W) 1 $22.95 $22.95

ele-657 Tailed Dual 3mm LED w/ 4-Pin Pass-Thru Connector - UV (LED-3D2-UV) 1 $3.50 $3.50

lit-23 12" Cold Cathode Kit (Dual Ready) -Ultra Bright UV 2 $8.99 $17.98

ex-tub-23 5/8" OD Reusable Clamp 4 $1.00

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Two other threads I have posted and need help with a broken HDD looks like and sound issues.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1237453/nycste-here-looking-for-advice-on-strange-onboard-sound-issues-with-new-mobo-asrock-p67/0_50#post_16864701
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1237461/nycste-here-sharing-my-seagate-hdd-might-be-dying-on-me-problems-seeking-advice/0_50#post_16864779
Edited by nycste - 4/4/12 at 12:59pm
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by nycste View Post

Heya anyone reading in on my thread what is the best way to clean out my current blue liquid solution and replace it with distilled water. So far according to what I have read I have come across a few methods
These are listed in no particular order
A. Vinegar rinse, both let it soak and let it run for hours from a few to 24 hours I have read.... READER NOTE = make sure you thoroughly remove all traces of vinegar because it can damage your parts if not properly cleaned/removed from your loop.
B. Alcohol solution with water of some type and let them run to clean your tubes/rads etc...
C. Distilled water flush I assume for at least an hour up to many along with scrubbing rubbing and cleaning the tubes with a sponge or some other creative method.
(sponge on a rope or cable and run through the tubes) (shoelace with some type of sponge/cleaning material)
D. not really sure, someone mentioned a whole line of things from ketchup for copper and toothpaste as well to clean other types of blocks and really hot water
Feel free to post any other methods and madness ! thanks

I use just distilled. You can also heat up the distilled (in a microwave) and just run your loop for a while. Drain, and lastly rinse and run the loop with fresh distilled.

I'm not a fan of vinegar but I hear it works. Especially to rinse/flush out brand new radiators that might have flux (left over reside from the manufacturing process).

I would avoid alcohol as I've heard it will eat through the o-rings. Imo, just stick with distilled and/or vinegar. You can always open up your blocks to scrub them. A diluted solution of vinegar and distilled will help with copper/brass tarnish and polish nickel.
post #28 of 34
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Updates random photos of my system being ripped apart lol. Taking my time cleaning things and prepping to upgrade components.

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post #29 of 34
Rads were put to good use there, hope you do the same thumb.gif.
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

I five is the highest performance setting but the nosiest. 2-3 are ideal for lower noise. 4 is the best compromise of all (that's what the "B" version is set to). I hooked mine up to a knob fan controller but there was only a bit to adjust it too. Tbh, your fans will drown out the noise from the pump when they're running speed.
Can't really answer the fan controller issue but good luck with that. I'm also dealing with headaches with my controller as its heating up more than usual frown.gif

Thanks for stopping by again wermad you have been nothing but positive and I need to ask why my pump was set to 2? I quoted your above response when I already asked this question earlier in my thread if you have the chance please share your thoughts...

1. I removed it and it was set to 2.
2. Why lol.

3. Based on our above conver 2-3 ideal for noise and 4 is best compromise with 5 being the loudest winner (I cannot even hear my friends 655 pump on 5 so is it really loud?)....

thanks again!

currently I am removing the rest of the case cleaning every nook and cranny and plan on finishing it all up by well later today aka Friday smile.gif just hoping this UV setup kicks arse!
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