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question on modding tt water 2.0 pro or going custom

post #1 of 5
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ok so my 8320 is killing my tt water 2.0 pro. gotta do something different.

option 1 is to buy a 360 rad and a res and mod my tt pro. could the pump handle running through a 360 rad?

option 2 is to go with the ek l360 kit and use that

option 3 is to go full custom

obviously these are going to go up in price substantially and i would honestly like to just mod the tt pro for now then add to the loop as i can but im concerned about the pump pushing enough flow to be effective.
post #2 of 5
Without seeing a pump curve for the 2.0 Pro it would be impossible to estimate it's performance in a different system.
If you can't find one in a test/review somewhere then its good old trial and error.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Logiteck G400s none 
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post #3 of 5
so .. I'm a cheap ass.. (step 1 admitting I have a problem)

I knew from the get go I was going to end up with a full blown loop. Still I went the cheap ass route and bought a TT closed loop (not even water 2.0 in quality)

I then bought a used Black Ice GTX 184 rad , and an EK spin bay ..

I modded the TT closed loop system , removed the 1/4" tube at the pump and put in 1/4 --> 1/2" elbow adapters , ran the tube to the rad and the res ..

On the CPU alone I saw a nice little drop in temp .. it was definitely better then my previous air cooler or the stock config of the TT system ..

I couldn't stop there ..

Then I bought a used (new) EK supremacy GPU block and installed it on my 7950 , added a 2nd black ice radiator , this time a stealth 120mm ,

so in the end I had

TT pump cpu block , EK spin bay , Black ICE GTX 184 and Stealth 120mm rads , the EK gpu block and a bunch of 1/2 tubing ..

Honestly I was getting temps at least as good as stock with much less noise BUT it wasn't great ..

more recently I added an EK 2.6 pump that I picked up here used (new) Still with all the same stuff listed above but now my flow is great and my temps are super stable with overclock and everything at 100% load.

I still plan to dump the TT pump/block for another EK block and pick up a 2nd 2.6 pump to back the one that I have now ..

My advice would be, if you want to spread over the $$ commitment and start expanding the TT system go for it . BUT

- make sure you have something to keep an eye on the water flow (like a spin bay res)
- make sure you leak test the hell out of your mods to the TT system.
- I wouldn't recommend leaving the pc running when you're not around incase that tt pump gives up.

my TT system is the lowest model they make I think ,, if mine hung in there this whole time I can only imagine yours would do even better.. use caution is all , and have fun.

Here's some progression pics ..





post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
yeah so i think im just gonna order an alphacool st30 240mm and run it like that as i order more parts for my loop.

im also a cheap ass lol
post #5 of 5
don't forget something to keep an eye on your actual water flow rate ..

something like this would be plenty

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_239_1088&products_id=37557
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