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post #21 of 36
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Something like this:
http://www.boyuaquarium.com/en_ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=277
post #23 of 36
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Yeah... I considered TEC...
But is there something comercial that could be added in the loop?
Because everything I saw is DIY and generally do not look very good, dont you think?

Well, you could get something like a Tripp Lite SRCool 12k portable air conditioner (I have one) and then use the 4" duct work (basically it's stuff just like on a dryer vent) and pipe it over to your radiator and blow cool air directly across your radiator.



They are wonderful units. I've had one running 24/7 for 4 years now. Costs about $475-$525.

Since your radiator is already outside your case, you could simply put a pair of QDC's (Quick Disconnects) on it, lengthen your tubing, and maybe even make something like a wooden box that you could set your radiator in (say under your PC, or beside it, or even underneath the air conditioner) and put the 4" duct on the box and paint it so that it doesn't look totally ugly. Heck, you could (if you own your own home), put the AC unit in one room and pop a small hole in your computer room, feed the 2 radiator tubes through the wall, and that way you can keep all the noise and heat out of your computer room and let the AC cool the radiators.


But having said all that, I seriously doubt that your problem is lack of radiator or, unless your computer room is like 90 degrees. Most likely it is just another example of how "not good" the TIM on the Intel chip is on this newest generation of chips. People have had good luck carefully removing the Heat Spreader with a razor blade and removing the stock Intel TIM and replacing it with a better product. Usually lowering it by 10-20C. But one wrong slip and you have ruined your chip and that mod WILL NOT be covered under the Intel Warranty.

Good luck though.
post #24 of 36
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Can a aquarium water chiller be used for PC?

Yes.

They too aren't cheap ... in the $400-1500+ range.

Most high end aquarium stores/sites carry them.

http://www.marinedepot.com/chillers__index-ap.html
http://www.aquariumguys.com/chillers.html
http://www.petco.com/N_24_4294945861/Chillers.aspx


You could pull your radiator off (or leave it in for a backup) and add a Koolance HXP-192 Heat Exchanger and something like the JBJ Chiller DBA-075 on the other side of the loop.

Basically the heat exchanger allows you to have 2 separate water loops that keep the 2 fluids totally separate. One side could be your computer loop, and you could just run distilled water and a kill coil (like normal) and the other side would go to the aquarium chiller and could run what ever they suggest (distilled would work). While you could hook up the aquarium chiller directly, you *MIGHT* run into condensation problems if it got too cold. With the heat exchanger mounted outside of the case, I doubt this would happen, and if it did, you could better manage the dripping. Also, if you wanted to run colored dye in your water cooling loop, but not through your chiller, the exchanger would allow that, since it's two seperate loops.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/11/12 at 12:17pm
post #25 of 36
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The Tripp Lite SRCool unit looks nice.

Well... my radiator is actually inside the case. everything is inside. A 3x120 radiator can be installed inside the HAF-X case perfectly.

My TIM is not the problem, I am using AC MX-4 on my EK Supremacy waterblock.
post #26 of 36
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The Tripp Lite SRCool unit looks nice.
Well... my radiator is actually inside the case. everything is inside. A 3x120 radiator can be installed inside the HAF-X case perfectly.
My TIM is not the problem, I am using AC MX-4 on my EK Supremacy waterblock.

No, it's not the TIM that is in between the chip and the block, it's the TIM that is between the actual CPU and the heat spreader on the chip.

This should give you an idea of the problem and possible solution.

Replacing the internal IHS TIM of an i7 3770K
post #27 of 36
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No, it's not the TIM that is in between the chip and the block, it's the TIM that is between the actual CPU and the heat spreader on the chip.
This should give you an idea of the problem and possible solution.
Replacing the internal IHS TIM of an i7 3770K

SB-E has solder, there's no conventional TIM under the HS, that's only a problem with IB.
 
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I am curious about adding a another radiator to sit outside the case.
post #29 of 36
that radiator is already enough. place some ice on the radiator fins. trust me xD

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I am curious about adding a another radiator to sit outside the case.

First off, your next radiator needs to be in the RX360 quality of radiators. Care to say the ambient temp?

I am kind of in the same situation you are right now. Before you add another outside radiator, upgrade your pump, tubing, and fans.

What fan speed are you using on the EX?

Do you like the MCP-655? What about another? or maybe a MCP 35X?

1/2 ID tubing will offer the best flow rates, that is what I gather from Martins stuff.

If you want a outside radiator, you will need Radiator Mount and If you want my opinion I would buy a RX360 and put it inside your rig. Then move the EX outside.
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