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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys,

Just finished watercooling and modding (to fit lots of radiators!) my 500r. I noticed after stress testing all night that a zip tie holding a tube off the gpu made an indent into the tubing. Probably just being paranoid, but will this sort of thing cause tubing damage over time?

On a side note, anyone know how to get starcraft 2 to work properly with 2 7950s without crossfire and without disabling a gpu?

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
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It is the tube zip tied to the harddrive cage.
post #3 of 8
Your tubing should not be getting excessively hot. Your water delta should only be 10C or less, so your tubing shouldn't be any higher than 40C (should be around 35C unless you live in an oven). Tubing gets really soft at much higher temperatures.

There's no real bend where the zip ties are making contact, so it shouldn't form into a kink at all. I wouldn't worry about it.

Next time consider incorporating some 90 or 45 degree fittings into your build. It would probably allow you to have a better route to your video cards.

Swapping your hard drive with your pump/reservoir might clean things up too. Doesn't look like you need that full hard drive cage.


The tubing running from your CPU to that back radiator looks a little iffy. It's hard to tell but it might form into a kink. It's a tight bend, and it's twisted.
Edited by earthwormjim - 6/9/13 at 2:03pm
post #4 of 8
I'm not sure I understood you correctly, but usually within the first hours the tubing can kink on the bends. Now, this is not necessarily caused by heat. Are you saying you touched the tube and it was properly hot or was it just that the tubing had collapsed a bit?
post #5 of 8
more pics of the rig or the build log link please!
post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by earthwormjim View Post

Your tubing should not be getting excessively hot. Your water delta should only be 10C or less, so your tubing shouldn't be any higher than 40C (should be around 35C unless you live in an oven). Tubing gets really soft at much higher temperatures.

There's no real bend where the zip ties are making contact, so it shouldn't form into a kink at all. I wouldn't worry about it.

Next time consider incorporating some 90 or 45 degree fittings into your build. It would probably allow you to have a better route to your video cards.

Swapping your hard drive with your pump/reservoir might clean things up too. Doesn't look like you need that full hard drive cage.


The tubing running from your CPU to that back radiator looks a little iffy. It's hard to tell but it might form into a kink. It's a tight bend, and it's twisted.

Not sure what the water delta is (no sensor, but my gpus run at around 45 to 50c at full load so i assume it is at least 5 to 10 cooler than that.

I'm not really worried about kinking, but the zip tie actually made an impression in the tubing. Not anything deep but like a footprint in mud. As for fittings, I absolutely should have gotten at least 2 90s (one for the back rad to the gpu and one for the bottom gpu to the bottom rad), but it might not happen for a while. The cpu to the back rad is actually fine, it looks weird in the pic, but doesn't kink at all. I will upload pics soon.

A little confused by what you mean by swapping HDDs and res. You mean take the bayres and install where the hdd cage is now?
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Here is another view without leds on
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Syzygy1290 View Post

Not sure what the water delta is (no sensor, but my gpus run at around 45 to 50c at full load so i assume it is at least 5 to 10 cooler than that.

I'm not really worried about kinking, but the zip tie actually made an impression in the tubing. Not anything deep but like a footprint in mud. As for fittings, I absolutely should have gotten at least 2 90s (one for the back rad to the gpu and one for the bottom gpu to the bottom rad), but it might not happen for a while. The cpu to the back rad is actually fine, it looks weird in the pic, but doesn't kink at all. I will upload pics soon.

A little confused by what you mean by swapping HDDs and res. You mean take the bayres and install where the hdd cage is now?

Oh it's a bay res. I didn't realize that.
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