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Saturday project, attach the stock cooler to the backside of my waterblocks. [pics]

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So I wanted to utilize the cooling potential of the stock coolers along with my new water cooling loop. So for my Saturday project I am going to attach the stock coolers to the back of the water blocks on my 5830's.

Water lines to gpu's:


Top view of lines to the blocks:


So my first problem was that the tube thickness was to great for the stock cooler clearance, so I went to the local arts store and got 1/8in thick copper plate and made some spacers:


Sandwhich with the new mounting screws from the local ACE:


Loop as a whole, along with last Saturdays project, radiator and pump holder:


Wish me luck, will post again during the process with results!
    
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Should be interesting to see the results....whats your temps with just the water loop?
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Temps before were from 35C-40C at load, now from 30C-36C at load. Probably have to wait a few days for the new TIM to dry between the blocks and spacer for the best results. Overall looks like a 2-3C temp drop across the cards. I cant decided if I want to put the stock fans on or not. I might get one big overhead fan with super high CFM and static pressure.

Temps now:


Full view of the heat sinks installed:


Close up:
    
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That's a worthy temperature drop thumb.gif

So atm you have the stock heat sinks on there without the fans, sort of cooling in a passive manner? I guess you'll be running out of room to put the fan's back in their normal position, but if you can get some kind of air movement in there it will help even more.

PS like the way you have your water loop set out....that's neat smile.gif
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That's a worthy temperature drop thumb.gif

So atm you have the stock heat sinks on there without the fans, sort of cooling in a passive manner? I guess you'll be running out of room to put the fan's back in their normal position, but if you can get some kind of air movement in there it will help even more.

PS like the way you have your water loop set out....that's neat smile.gif

Here's the current airflow. It needs some work admittedly. Seeing how I am pushing all the radiator heat onto the cards. But I am getting away with it for now.


Also for some mystical reason all the bubbles that were in my loop are gone. I have a sneaking suspicion that there was a bubble trapped in my impeller or something each other time I have filled/refilled my loop that this time was gone. I think the bubble sat there and stayed persistent from cavitation. Because I do not see the air/cavitation vortex as I did before in front of each pump.
    
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[quote name="technogiant" url="/t/1381891/saturday-project-attach-the-stock-cooler-to-the-backside-of-my-waterblocks-pics#post_19749642"

PS like the way you have your water loop set out....that's neat smile.gif[/quote]

thanks, I was going for ease of complete teardown and rebuild ability.
    
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Ah...I see, I didn't realize that you already had air flow through the system from the previous photos....I've no idea about those mysterious air bubbles though...lol
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