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post #21 of 33
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Yes, it's messy, laugh away, and my tubing I beleive is 1/4" on this setup, thus the 2004 block. See how long I have to make my tubing. Switching to 1/2" this season, but it will be the same setup on my secondary. Any ideas, or something I've been missing...?

The tubling used to pass through the top exapansion slot, over the gpu backside, and over the NB.
    
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post #22 of 33
The 1/4" tubing may be the reason for your temp drop with insulation.. Not a lot of flow....
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I'm not laughing if it brought your temps down, I used 1/4 tubing on my first WC build.
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post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1 View Post
agreed
When you change over to 1/2" with a res or T-Line you will be better able to route it away from heat sources and also shorten the tubing...I wouldn't even worry about this one in less it's going to be awhile before you change over.
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post #26 of 33
Why not just get a Dremel and drill out two 3/8" holes above or below your 120mm fan? Put some edge molding to prevent cuts from the metal. Then pass your tubing out. This will reduce the amount of tubing needed which will help to increase waterflow.
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Very soon, fiance has wish list in hand, getting Danger den kit from petra. But my secondary ruig has a prescott in it, I'm sure the temps even at the slightest will matter.
    
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1 View Post
Very soon, fiance has wish list in hand, getting Danger den kit from petra. But my secondary ruig has a prescott in it, I'm sure the temps even at the slightest will matter.

That's a good idea, go below your fan with the tubing.. You may want to stick a couple of grommets in them also.......
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post #29 of 33
i would just go with better airflow in the case. like mine. i can't wait til i get WC. I want to get it some time during christmas.
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post #30 of 33
yeah insulating 1/2 ID lines is pointless. The walls of the tubing are thick enough that the heat transfer propertys are too low to worry about. Thats why the surface of my tubing feels just like anthing else in my room temp wise. Anyway you look at the situation its not going to drop your temps alot unless the side walls of your lines are ultra thin and your running it right over your gpu or something. I'm not really trying to bash the idea, but if you make a quick observation alot of people use 1/2 ID tube and no one insulates it, unless they are going sub ambient as ira'k stated.

Simply put.... your line placement, going past the gpu like that might have alot to do with your situation along with your thin lines.
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