Originally Posted by Moragg
Great to hear
I've seen other build logs which look amazing, but the cables just aren't straight - kills my OCD, it does.
You should rename this build log "No Salary Cap or Time Limit" - the amount of work you're putting in is tremendous, it's not just you throwing money at it.
As far as the rads go - would it not be better to split the loop? I've never watercooled so don't know the difference, but I imagine the water would be significantly warmer by the time it reaches Titan #4.
The fluid is moving too fast to get that big of a temperature difference between card 1 and card 4 in such a small distance. As far as split loops, I started this build basically throwing split/dual loops out the window due to the headache it provided in my last build.
With that said, I am finding myself now revisiting the idea purely for aesthetics, not performance. I haven't really posted anything about the dual loop ideas I have thought about because they haven't made their way to paper yet. This also goes for the way the lines will actually run inside the case. I have the general idea of how the loop will go theoretically, but as far as exactly where each acrylic line will go and how I will plan to bend everything is also still purely in my head for now
Originally Posted by Avonosac
It takes a tremendous amount of energy to move the water temperature even 1 degree. The water temps will equalize throughout the loop, and the only issue he needs to worry about is enough sufficient flow through the loop, once he has this he will be fine.
Although, now that we're on the subject have you thought of adding the GPU's in parallel? This should reduce the restriction added by the blocks, and equalize the GPU core temperatures to within a few degrees of each other.
I debated about GPU's in parallel, but to honest its not completely needed. My previous build has 4 videocards in series with 1 480 rad and 2 series d5 pumps. The core temps are all within 1 degree C of each other at load and the dual d5's are running at 50% with 24V in.
The thing I really need to hammer down is the pump configuration hashed out...
Originally Posted by Moragg
GPU's in parallel would reduce pressure on the pumps, wouldn't it? If water temps aren't a problem that's the main benefit I can see of using two loops instead of one.
Putting the videocards in parallel will lower the overall pressure the pumps have to overcome. However, it will also slow the fluid down when it traverses over the videocard blocks. You can't look at just the pumps or just the videocards, but rather the entire system and what flow rates you want to try and achieve.
The main benefit I see from dual lines is visual only. My previous build was so "overbuilt" for what a PC does at max load it was dumb. But that's what drove me to building this so I guess it works out
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
I love how the waterblocks came out...amazing attention to details as others have mentioned.
Keep up the great work man! I smell a winner in this one...if you ever go for MOTM.
Thanks! Do people actually submit their stuff for MOTM or does the staff here pick build logs they like?Edited by Hyperlite - 11/19/13 at 11:20am