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I have a Corsair 900d, Asus Maximus VI formula, 4770k, 2 7970's and 1 R9 280x, Black Ice SR1 480, EK supremacy CPU block, CSQ blocks on the video cards, EK dominator block on the memory, Using the pre made motherboard block,

The only pump I have is a D5 vario plexi from EKWB.. I had used Mayhems aurora DYE, I think it has clogged up my system. I can see it stuck in the pump, also stuck on the CPU block. I plan to drain the system and clean these components to get the glitter out of it.


My main question, this system was on an 800d, Maximus V, 3770k. Everything cooled alot better. had 2 Video cards, smaller radiator. Non Vario version of the same pump.. BUt It just seems to me I had better flow.. I also added a Vortex flow indicator, went from 3/8 LRT tubing, To acrylic Tubing, but the amount of tubing almost doubled. I went from 6 FT tube, to 12..


I was thinking I can add a pump, hook up the outtake of one and put it to the intake in serial.. I thought about putting the 2nd pump half way through the setup and add another radiator...

I also thought of adding one radiator, one pump, run both pumps off the same reservoir. but break apart the loops, GPU on one, CPU / RAM / mobo on the other..

Currently my Video cards are in serial. the last card, gets alot hotter, even idle, but really hot under full load. I think I just have to many components being cooled now. the water is just toohot by the time it gets to that last card.. In this current setup Would switching to paralel help? I dont think I have enough flow or head pressure ...

I honestly dont want to invest it 2 completely seperate loops, I love the look of my current setup. I polished all my CSQ blocks. EK dosn't make a dual serial pump housing. SO i'd hadve to build it.. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. on fixing my current setup.. Or any advice onbuilding / upgrading the current.



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I need some advice please. I know so many people have the answer. I've done my research at martinslabs and other places... I think I am ok. BUt would like some advice from people that might have similar setups or might have tried this..


My current setup above. I was thinking about taking the out from CPU and goto another SR1 480. at the top of the case and back to the GPU's to see if that reduces the temps.. I am looking to add a third card.. r9 280x or another MSI 7970.. Any advice if that is too much ina single loop on a single D5 Vario with an Xtop?

I was thinking off seperating the loops.. GPU / 480 / D5 vario Xtop. Fed from the same reservoir..

CPU / VRM / RAM / EK's new southbridge Waterblock.. 480 / D5 vario fed from the same 250 reservoir...

I was thinking just buy the 480 radiator, Plumb it and see what happens. If i need to add the pump I can do it later.. PLease any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
post #3 of 4
Honestly if you had the aurora running in the loop for a while, I wouldn't trust most components to be in a good shape- especially the pump. Besides, I am not sure the D5 has enough head pressure for all those blocks combined with a restrictive flow indicator.

I am not a water cooling expert by any means but I would personally get an MCP35X2 or a dual D5 vario setup and try it out. If a second D5 along with your cleaned up D5 does the job, you can chalk up the poor flow to lack of head pressure.
   
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Yeah there's good reason why Mayhems posts "Please read our 'Aurora Wiki' before purchasing" on their aurora product pages.


http://www.mayhems.co.uk/front/aurora-guide.html#.UoMV3eLLLnk
Quote:
Mayhem's Aurora Wiki and Guide

Aurora is "NOT" made for use in a home system. It has been developed for show System's (modding) and Photo work. If looking for a fluid for a Home system / Gaming system please use Mayhems X1 or Mayhems Pastel range of fluids there are fully tested and working in any kind of loop.

Before use you Must Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the Aurora in the bottle.

Tested and Confirmed working products.

Will be updated as new items are tested and confirmed.

Removing the restriction plate in CPU blocks increases the life of the liquid and gives a much better effect. In testing you will lose -1 to -2.5c (dependant on CPU block) off the system when removing restriction plates.

[... table listing confirmed working and failed watercooling components ... ]

+ Reservoir’s with Inbuilt Pumps do not work well as the pump vents suck in the pearl and do not release it.
++ Single DDC / D5 Reservoir has large opening on right hand side were the water is dead and does not move this causes the pearl to drop out of suspension and lay. these are actually badly designed reservoirs.
+++ D5 Laing Pumps are recommend to be run on Level 4 and 5 and not below this settings.

Pumps with Low overhead pressure are not recommend for use with this Fluid.

Recommended Equipment :

• Tube Reservoir
• DDC 18 W
• Phobya DC12 - 400 / 800
• Fast Flow CPU block like the DT 5NOZ
• Any GPU Block

WARNING :
Do not use Harsh cleaner to clean your system out before using Aurora. These can damage Aurora and it will stick to you tubing. Preferably use new Tubing when ever possible.
If you have a exit port on you Computer for emptying out you water cooling loop it is better to remove this. E.G

Disappearing Aurora

Aurora just does not disappear. This is a problem caused by 1 of 3 things.

You have not flushed your system correctly. Aurora Sticks to tubing, Rads, and various other components.

Your pump does not have enough pressure or flow to move the fluids around quick enough (e.g 4 rads + 2 blocks on a single 18 watt DDC is expecting to much)

You have bad flow in a reservoir or single component that is causing the pearl to stay inside it or stick.


Aurora is not made for complex systems. It is made for simple loops with 1 or 2 rads and pumps and res.

It has been noted that people using lots of 90 Degree bends are experiencing problems with this liquid. When we tested the liquid we used normal barbs and never used any 90 degree bends in the loops. It has all so been noted people are adding more than 2 to 3 blocks and getting disappointing results again this is down to the user to test the liquid before adding it to a live system.

Aurora is "NOT" made for use in a home system. It has been developed for show System's (modding) and Photo work. If looking for a fluid for a Home system / Gaming system please use Mayhems X1 or Mayhems Pastel range of fluids there are fully tested and working in any kind of loop.

Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 11/12/13 at 10:14pm
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