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Everyone's getting better temps, maybe I should redo my loop after all.lol.

One more question though, would buying 12 Koolance QDCs to help with future disassembly and cleaning be overkill? And would it kill my temps due to increased restriction?
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Yes, overkill.

No more restriction.
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This might seem like a dumb question... but, are your rad fins clear? I've noticed temp increases in the past when I get some dust build up.
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post #24 of 32
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Yes, overkill.
No more restriction.

How do I make dissembly of my loop easy then? Isn`t that what QDC's are for? I know it will increase restriction, but it seems worth it.


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This might seem like a dumb question... but, are your rad fins clear? I've noticed temp increases in the past when I get some dust build up.

I don't notice too much dust, but there might be a little in there.
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post #25 of 32
QDC's will definitely increase restriction, I wouldn't put them on every single component as that's likely to hurt your flow rate. I'd leave your entire loop hooked up, set your PC on it's side, and pull the CPU block off to take a look at the thermal paste on your mount. It should be possible unless you've got a ton of rotary fittings or something, with just straight fittings it should be relatively easy to do without a problem. As for future draining without a dedicated drain line: position your case so one of the components is the lowest point in the loop, CPU block is often pretty easy to do this on. Remove the CPU block, position it over a bucket away from the hardware. Remove fittings, allow water to drain.
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post #26 of 32
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QDC's will definitely increase restriction, I wouldn't put them on every single component as that's likely to hurt your flow rate. I'd leave your entire loop hooked up, set your PC on it's side, and pull the CPU block off to take a look at the thermal paste on your mount. It should be possible unless you've got a ton of rotary fittings or something, with just straight fittings it should be relatively easy to do without a problem. As for future draining without a dedicated drain line: position your case so one of the components is the lowest point in the loop, CPU block is often pretty easy to do this on. Remove the CPU block, position it over a bucket away from the hardware. Remove fittings, allow water to drain.

I'm still a noob when it comes to watercooling so bare with me biggrin.gif

I have regular fittings with hose clamps on all my components and a T-line for drainage. When I drained it a year ago there was still a bunch of water left. I wasn't able to take apart the rad, and I'd like to be able to clean it in the future so maybe a few QDC's (ie. 4) at the radiator would help.

What do you think?
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post #27 of 32
Personally, I don't use any QDC's, and find them useful only in certain situations, of which this isn't one. With a T-line, you should be able to get the system drained just fine... Open the reservoir's fill port, and drain away, tilting the system as needed to make the drain line's T the lowest point. With barbs and hose clamps, you should easily be able to remove the CPU block and remount it without needing to drain the system, I went through 3 CPU upgrades and a motherboard upgrade on my Q9550 system (a CPU only loop) without draining.

Still, if you think a pair of QDC's on the radiator would suit you better, one pair won't kill you, go right ahead. I'd still try to remount that block though, your temps shouldn't be that high unless you've just got a particularly hot CPU, far more than average.
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Thx, I'll see what I can do smile.gif
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post #29 of 32
Just to add a little bit more. Most acrylic reservoirs (at the the drive bay ones) can only usually handle temps upto 60c before the glue in them fails.

Dust build up in the rads can definitely lower temperatures. I have a dog and two cats that love hanging out near my rig. I should give them a decent clean around month a month really. But instead I just run the vaccum over them, does the job and then use compressed air to get off the larger clumps the vac missed.
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That's what filters are for... wink.gif My Q9550 setup actually has a ghetto'd HVAC filter over the rad, and I'd like to do something similar with my current system, that one stays SO much cleaner.
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