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post #11 of 17
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Yes, I'm hoping to Reduce down to 1/4" from 1/2" and run in directly into the 2nd or 3rd input into the Pump (MCR220 Swiftech Rad+pump). Trying to be as small as possible, otherwise it'll never work. If the pressure gets too low I'll have to abandon the whole idea...
post #12 of 17
A while back I water cooled my PERC 5i RAID card because it would get hot and I had the stuff to do it. I used a Koolance CHC-122 I believe, but the PERC had the hold down loops so it was easy to mount and I used 90 degree fittings to keep it as thin as possible, but it still took up two slots. The nice thing was I could use my normal tubing without reducers. If you use reducers, then use those little "Y" connectors to put it inline with your loop and that way flow should not be affected. I am talking about something like this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_341&products_id=20815
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post #13 of 17
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The alpahcool block is extremely small, its like 3/16" tubing... But the Koolance one is the same physical size as the heatsink on the Atto already. That one will work for sure. Its just going to be a little time figuring out the best way to route the tubing. I'll post some pics when I have it working.
post #14 of 17
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Okay, I've got it working. After 15 minutes of Speed tests at 1GB/s the temp didnt rise above 40C(actually resting at 37C). And the 120mm Fan that was blowing on the card is gone. Just before I attached the water block with Thermal Adhesive, the card would go 60C(without fan) in a matter of 10 minutes no Load at all. With Fan at 70% - temp would be resting at 60C. The atto config tool gives me all these critical errors when it hits 70C. Case fans are at 35%, Radiator exhaust /intake is at 50%.

I'd say it worked out well, Now I have to buy more of that Koolance Water block before they become extinct. Its the perfect size leaving about 4mm to the next PCi-e card. Thermal adhesive dried in about 5 minutes. It was kind of a pain getting it all back in the case, I just put the card in the pci-e slot and held the waterblock on until it dried. Getting the whole system out is a whole separate issue. I have quick release on my GPU, so at least it will come out with the GFX card. Since I used the parallel port out on my GPU as the input and then ran it into a 3 way that goes directly to Radiator. Now to cool the 2nd Chip on the raid card! The main one was the overheating one.
post #15 of 17
Congrats! Them alphacool blocks are for gpu ram type chips, so yea they are small.

Here is a PIC of them mini blocks in use
Edited by DaaQ - 7/14/13 at 7:07pm
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Congrats! Them alphacool blocks are for gpu ram type chips, so yea they are small.

Here is a PIC of them mini blocks in use

Damn, Yeah not doing that.
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Congrats! Them alphacool blocks are for gpu ram type chips, so yea they are small.

Here is a PIC of them mini blocks in use

i just read that article thanks to google translate and while it didnt seem those blocks did a whole lot for a gpu it sure was crazy lookin! mooar tubessss
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