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Poll Results: Which block will win?

Poll expired: Sep 16, 2012  
  • 1% (3)
    Alphacool NexXxos XP3
  • 0% (2)
    Bitspower Summit HF
  • 1% (5)
    Danger Den M6
  • 2% (6)
    DT 5Noz
  • 7% (20)
    DT Sniper
  • 10% (26)
    EK Supreme HF Rev 4 (Full Nickel)
  • 17% (46)
    EK Supremacy (Nicekl/Plexi)
  • 8% (22)
    Koolance CPU-370 Rev 1.1
  • 1% (5)
    MIPS IceForce HF
  • 11% (29)
    Swiftech Apogee HD
  • 0% (1)
    Phobya UC1-LT
  • 6% (16)
    Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
  • 1% (3)
    XSPC Rasa
  • 13% (35)
    XSPC Raystorm
  • 14% (37)
    XSPC Raystorm Full Copper
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post #141 of 603
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Originally Posted by Loonies View Post

Sorry for ask, but they say between copper and nickel will be some diffrent temp rite? maybe just between point numerical to 1 degree, (if u know what i mean to)
that i read from this thread, you're using some tim to rite? well that will be good thumb.gif
coz will be a looooooooooooooooottttttttt of review and data. take your time mate biggrin.gif
Well noob here to talk, but so interesting to know about watercooling biggrin.gif

Good words my man. Sad to see all the impatient folks out there. If this were easy as some think we would all be doing round ups bit it talkes a lot of time and a lot of patience. I couldn't imagine trying to keep all variables the same for all the tests.

Question for Stren. If the ambient temperature in your test room increases do you stop the test and wait for the ambient to reset?
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post #142 of 603
Thanks for the answer regarding the Apogee, I am glad that I am not the only one who finds the extra ports interesting wink.gif

I guess it just makes me wonder if the restriction of the block is what keeps it from surpassing the Raystorm temp-wise, and if so, what to do to reduce it via the extra exit ports and how much it would benefit from doing so. Especially if there is a second exit of which the tubing runs immediately to a second inlet on a rad... Hmm, perhaps I will do some testing of my own!
   
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post #143 of 603
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Question for Stren. If the ambient temperature in your test room increases do you stop the test and wait for the ambient to reset?
He probably just takes a delta.
post #144 of 603
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Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

If the ambient temperature in your test room increases do you stop the test and wait for the ambient to reset?

Stren is quite the perfectionist, no need to worry. I would trust him with anyone's wife, I mean H20 block...........biggrin.gif
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post #145 of 603
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewHighScore View Post

If the ambient temperature in your test room increases do you stop the test and wait for the ambient to reset?
Stren is quite the perfectionist, no need to worry. I would trust him with anyone's wife, I mean H20 block...........biggrin.gif
I'm sure he'll be very thorough with the wives... I mean H20 blocks.
post #146 of 603
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Stren is quite the perfectionist, no need to worry. I would trust him with anyone's wife, I mean H20 block...........biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

I'm sure he'll be very thorough with the wives... I mean H20 blocks.

Haha I wouldn't trust anyone with my wi.... i mean water block! wink.gif

Oh I'm just curious how the tests are done not here to criticize.
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post #147 of 603
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Haha I wouldn't trust anyone with my wi.... i mean water block! wink.gif
Oh I'm just curious how the tests are done not here to criticize.

Difference I've learned is you can cool down a water block with liquid and patience.

No amount of liquid or patience will cool my wife down when she's ticked off! thumb.gif
     
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post #148 of 603
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Difference I've learned is you can cool down a water block with liquid and patience.
No amount of liquid or patience will cool my wife down when she's ticked off! thumb.gif

Pretty much this.
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High fructose corn syrup works to cool mine down wink.gifthumb.gif
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Good words my man. Sad to see all the impatient folks out there. If this were easy as some think we would all be doing round ups bit it talkes a lot of time and a lot of patience. I couldn't imagine trying to keep all variables the same for all the tests.
Question for Stren. If the ambient temperature in your test room increases do you stop the test and wait for the ambient to reset?

Honestly I let a test run finish and look at the data afterwards. If the data looks funny then I have to check out why, it might be ambient temps, shady TIM application, misrunning the test or a bad setting. Sometimes I'll re run data points to be sure. I'm not perfect and sometimes put the wrong settings into prime or forget to setup the logging or pump settings. It's usually pretty obvious. The ambients have only been moving a few degrees though the last few weeks and haven't had much of an effect on the delta to water temperature in comparison to the TIM application for example.
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Difference I've learned is you can cool down a water block with liquid and patience.
No amount of liquid or patience will cool my wife down when she's ticked off! thumb.gif

Lol!
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Haha I wouldn't trust anyone with my wi.... i mean water block! wink.gif
Oh I'm just curious how the tests are done not here to criticize.

No worries nothing wrong with asking questions - that's how we all learn and sometimes we point out holes in someone's plan too thumb.gif
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Stren is quite the perfectionist, no need to worry. I would trust him with anyone's wife, I mean H20 block...........biggrin.gif

Lol are you trying to get me in trouble with my wife? She's already not so happy about the amount of time this is taking lol!
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Thanks for the answer regarding the Apogee, I am glad that I am not the only one who finds the extra ports interesting wink.gif
I guess it just makes me wonder if the restriction of the block is what keeps it from surpassing the Raystorm temp-wise, and if so, what to do to reduce it via the extra exit ports and how much it would benefit from doing so. Especially if there is a second exit of which the tubing runs immediately to a second inlet on a rad... Hmm, perhaps I will do some testing of my own!

The more testers the merrier thumb.gif My guess is that the extra ports won't help significantly to increase flow. I have a feeling the block will still be more restrictive than a raystorm block (because it's significantly higher already). However restriction doesn't necessarily mean bad temps. We'll have to wait and see....

Oh and another update - on to the 5th block on MX2! Lost some time this weekend as I had to do some altitude training for my upcoming Mt Whitney hike. Hoping to knock out a lot of blocks the rest of this week though thumb.gif
Edited by stren - 8/20/12 at 9:51pm
     
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