Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
You didn't have doubts when pushing 1.64v through it, yet you're afraid of protecting it's life span with better cooling?
Don't worry so much, you won't be disappointed.
I haven't overclocked it yet...I can't control voltage via software so it's gonna be modded eventually.
I'll wait till I score a 5770 or two (a co worker has a dead and a good one for me) - freebies
I was about to ask what method was that...xD
Yes this does seem strange doesnt it?
My primary concern is that with all that extra cooling I would overlook an air gap and *zap*. You are right I should stop worrying about it and push forward. Thank you for the encouragement. I have a long couple of work days till the weekend but Im going to finally give it a go on Saturday.
Originally Posted by FtW 420
I think it was callsignvega's 990x or 3960x rig when he was chilled water cooling, he got everything all installed, tested & ready to go, then with the board flat (case on the side for you in a regular case), he literally poured dragon skin over everything. The entire heatsink was covered with everything around it.
If no air can get at the area that is below the dew point no condensation can happen, so with that method you would just have to insulate the water lines going to & from the chiller & heatsink, pour the dragon skin covering the ends of the water line insulation on the heatsink, & there will be no chance of any water forming up or dripping from the lines in the case area.
Thank you , I will keep that method in mind for sure, sounds like a solid idea.
Originally Posted by "dr/owned'
What I see happening is you get it flowing underneath components and then forming a U with itself (with the component between the edges of the U), where when you try to pull it off it's going to rip those components off with it.
Thanks for pointing out concerns. A lot of this has been tested over in the "alternative to eraser" thread. I have seen the mineral oil idea and although its interesting Im gonna step away from that method for this build. I cant leave this Switch 810 all by its lonesome.
Originally Posted by Joa3d43
Congrats jdm317...1.64v is A LOT on air/water, at least for longer periods of time...I felt guilty dipping into the low 1.5s at 5.3+ (pic below)...but then, it is your chip
...have you considered TEC cooling (example here: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/cryo-tec.asp
)...some of those now come with pretty good water barriers
I wont be keeping it at those clocks for the time being, just wanted to see how far I could go before getting close to tj Max. Thankfully I stayed well within safe temperature while testing with the shop fan window mod. Its getting hot around here so the window mod will be rendered pointless within the next few weeks.
I have looked at TEC cooling but I think I will keep that as my next step in extreme cooling after this chiller. I was able to build the chiller very cheap since the window unit was given to me a couple of years ago, and I no longer needed it.
I appreciate all the responses. I have been wanting to do extreme cooling for a while now, but starting a very large family very early in life put a damper on all of my hobbies for the past six years. Glad im finally getting to dip my toes in the water.Edited by jdm317 - 3/27/13 at 4:54pm