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post #1 of 9
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Jumped into water cooling.

CoolerMaster 240lL Glacier, expanded to the EKWD 290x waterblock.

Mining machine

Previous temps:
290x GPU: 90*F 860hash/sec

Current temps:
290x GPU: 57*F 860/hash/sec

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Looks pretty good for your first loop. Just tidy up those cables a little bit and you'll have a real nice looking build.
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Yea it looks nice but as morencyam said you do need better cable managment.
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Yea im gonna re do the cable manager when i get a new modular psu... I was more concerned with the water tubes and stuff... thank though!
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post #5 of 9
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Well here we go...

Added in a 120rad... Which significantly helped my overall temps while running the 2nd 290 on air.

Pre 120rad
100% mining scrypt
GPU 67
CPU 55

Post 120rad
100% mining scryt
GPU 55
CPU 48

Pretty happy, I think 1 more 120rad and i could safely, not ideally, add another 290x to the loop.

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post #6 of 9
Looks good, but personally I'd shorten the hose lengths so they look a bit tidier.
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post #7 of 9
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All of them? I think the one from the 120rad to the gpu could be a about 1 -2 inchest shorts, but i was afraid of pulling / tension if i went any shorter for the rest...
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by agarabaghi View Post

All of them? I think the one from the 120rad to the gpu could be a about 1 -2 inchest shorts, but i was afraid of pulling / tension if i went any shorter for the rest...

The one to the 240mm rad could be a good 2 inches shorter, short enough to get rid of that bulging curve.

The one down to the 120mm rad, same deal, a good 3 inches or so shorter to get rid of the bulging curve.

I wouldn't worry about it pulling off the compression fittings, they have VERY tight fits.

What fans are you using with your radiators, and would you be willing to use push/pull fans?

The key to water cooling is optimizing your build. The primary thing there is the best fans you can find, at the highest RPM you can use. (People usually prefer around 1200RPM as that's the fastest they can go before they start becoming notably audible.)

Other than that it looks pretty solid. The reason I'm suggesting new fans is because you have fairly limited radiator space for the 500watt+ heatload you'll be pushing once you add that second card. It's a mining rig so I can assume they'll be running around 90% consistently, while each card has a fairly high TDP.
Edited by ZytheEKS - 1/14/14 at 6:46pm
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Originally Posted by agarabaghi View Post

Well here we go...

Added in a 120rad... Which significantly helped my overall temps while running the 2nd 290 on air.

Pre 120rad
100% mining scrypt
GPU 67
CPU 55

Post 120rad
100% mining scryt
GPU 55
CPU 48

Pretty happy, I think 1 more 120rad and i could safely, not ideally, add another 290x to the loop.


those are better! Running 2 360 rads im running both my 290x's 1.4v at around 45*c. Ive got a UT60 480 in the mail biggrin.gif

Also good looking rig.
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