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I know nothing about water-cooling, so please forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to utilize all the space that a desk provides to put a huge reservoir or if they are not available or too hard to make yourself……maybe 4+ off the self-reservoirs. My thinking is the more water in the system = cooler temperatures. Again…I know nothing about water-cooling, so I may be way off base. Anyway cool idea, and building yourself is always more rewarding then buying a pre-made. thumb.gif
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alright. sorry for the rudeness. just thought you would know since theres been a good amount of talk about it since its getting released this next week and all. again. sorry for the rudeness. jealous though as i've always wanted a desk computer
Just because someone else makes a computer desk, does that mean he can't?
@OP - subbed, because I like the idea, and am jealous tongue.gif
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Just had an Idea.... you should add a fill port at the top of the desk and a drain port at the bottom so you can fill/drain the system easily for whatever reason, be it to swap out components or simply if you are one of those people who actually changes the liquid every year or so as companies advise. Be awesome If I could just slide a bucket under my computer unscrew a cap and walk away, but nope, I have to carry my computer into the shower/bath tub and tilt/tip/lean/jiggle the case every which way like a moron (hilarious to watch my mother took photos/video the first time I did this -_-) to get as much of the liquid out as possible so I can swap components etc.
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Next concept coming soon from ideas given here smile.gif

BTW: love the fill and drain port, good man wink.gif <3
Edited by pbaines - 6/4/12 at 3:34am
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Right, so.
No air flow between first and second bay for airflow only to go in the rad bay to minimise heat dispersion into other bay CHECK
" " To keep most dust out of the main bay CHECK
have a fill and drain port in the loop CHECK
Have psu under the bay to hide cables CHECK

Hdd's are fine were they are, will just buy a 500mm sata data, and then crimp my own sata power smile.gif

LOOP ORDER

RES>Pump>rad>Rad>CPU>GPU>Res

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post #16 of 194
Only thing I will say is try and make the loop as short as possible.

The longer it is, the worse temps you will get since it takes longer for the water to reach the rads.

How about putting all the WC gear (rads, pump(s), res etc.) under a fake floor and then just route the tubing up through holes in the fake floor to the relevant places. That way, you don't see the WC gear, your actual hardware will sit on top of the fake floor and the tubing is shorter, since the WC gear is essentially directly under the motherboard. Just with a fake floor in the way. That way, it will look really clean and tidy but also give you better temps because the tubing is shorter.

Either that or add an extra pump and run them in series to ensure you don't lose head pressure and keep the flow rates up thumb.gif
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Only thing I will say is try and make the loop as short as possible.

Either that or add an extra pump and run them in series to ensure you don't lose head pressure and keep the flow rates up thumb.gif

I think an extra pump should do the trick!! I will be using crystal tubing instead of well... standard tubing? maybe some crystal tubes for a few things, and then standard tubing for other bits. I personally like to see my WC gear smile.gif
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I think an extra pump should do the trick!! I will be using crystal tubing instead of well... standard tubing? maybe some crystal tubes for a few things, and then standard tubing for other bits. I personally like to see my WC gear smile.gif

As do I thumb.gif

I just noticed that one of the rads is going to be exhausting (?) air back towards you. Assuming that you are having the fans exhaust air not intake? In which case, might I suggest making 2 seperate loops? One for CPU and one for GPU? That way, you can have a symmetrical WC loop design with one loop on the right side and one on the left side with both rads exhasuting air externally out the back of the desk and away from you.

Just a personal thing, I would hate to have hot air being blown towards me constantly. Then again its pretty cold over the ditch so perhaps its what you want tongue.gif
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post #19 of 194
I personally would go with single bigger radiator externally, I mean outside the case (which is the desk) - for example Nova 1080 (its 9x120 mm one) will probably cost you same or less than these 4x120 mm ones (its 90 euros or 125 dollars usually). That way your radiator is not "choking" in some closed box heating up ambient around itself but can "breathe freely" and dump its heat away from closed boxes.
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As do I thumb.gif
I just noticed that one of the rads is going to be exhausting (?) air back towards you. Assuming that you are having the fans exhaust air not intake? In which case, might I suggest making 2 seperate loops? One for CPU and one for GPU? That way, you can have a symmetrical WC loop design with one loop on the right side and one on the left side with both rads exhasuting air externally out the back of the desk and away from you.
Just a personal thing, I would hate to have hot air being blown towards me constantly. Then again its pretty cold over the ditch so perhaps its what you want tongue.gif

Oh god, dont worry about that. That is just me messing up in sketch up wink.gif its hard to do them all!! lol. It will be intaking in the front, and exausting in the back definitely!!!
Will only need one loop, chips are getting cooler and cooler, and required less well.. surface area to cool! so one loop will be all good with 2 3x140mm rads smile.gif

its nearly bloody winter here :S
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I personally would go with single bigger radiator externally, I mean outside the case (which is the desk) - for example Nova 1080 (its 9x120 mm one) will probably cost you same or less than these 4x120 mm ones (its 90 euros or 125 dollars usually). That way your radiator is not "choking" in some closed box heating up ambient around itself but can "breathe freely" and dump its heat away from closed boxes.

Hmmm, i personally like the look of two, all ready have one of the rads, just need to get an identical one (phobya g charger 420)
Will not be choking, intake in front, exhaust out back, will have good constant air flow
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