Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › rebuild me a 'silent' watercooled pc with 290x crossfire
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

rebuild me a 'silent' watercooled pc with 290x crossfire - Page 4

post #31 of 44
Yeah any fitting will do. In my experience the taps are high quality and very secure against leaking but I suppose an accidental bump could be a problem. You could just put a stop plug into the tap while its not being used and attach the barb fitting and tubing only when you want to drain.
https://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemId=612422
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/20/15 at 6:51am
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 44
Thread Starter 
OK so this is what I have so far, point out if theres anything missing, and btw would i need any special tools? Also how long would the 2L of coolant last me? How often should i change coolant?


EK EK-KIT D360-X2 Dual Radiator Drop In Liquid Cooling Kit for Caselabs x1
EK EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Nickel x2
EK FC R9-290X Plexi/Nickel Rev.2 AMD GPU Waterblock x2
EK Dual Parallel 3-Slot FC Terminal x1
Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Mini Valve w/ Handle x1
XSPC G1/4 Black Chrome Male to Male Rotary Fitting x1
EK G1/4 Black Socket Extender x1
XSPC G1/4 10mm 3/8" Black Chrome High Flow Barb Fitting x1
XSPC G1/4 Black Chrome Plug x1
post #33 of 44
Thread Starter 
Hey what are the benefits of getting a backplate? Is it just a waste of money? Would it potentially provide protection against leaks?
post #34 of 44
Backplates can help with VRM cooling, but the primary function I see is providing rigidity for the PCB so they do not flex with such a heavy load coming off the PCIE.
post #35 of 44
Backplates do not help with rigidity, that is a common misconception. A thin plate of aluminium is nowhere near as stiff as a 10mm thick water block. A backplate is easy to bend with your hands. There is no way anyone could bend a water block.
They aid in protection of the PCB, they look good, and some of them assist with cooling.

Graphics cards with full blocks on them do not really flex from the weight. It is an illusion. They simply droop because they are being held on only two adjacent sides.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/22/15 at 1:03am
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
protect the PCB from what exactly?
post #37 of 44
From drips of water (has saved me a few times) and dust falling on them, from impact while working on or installing cards, and anything else.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/22/15 at 1:04am
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #38 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by helios123 View Post

Hey what are the benefits of getting a backplate? Is it just a waste of money? Would it potentially provide protection against leaks?

A passive backplate can help improve core and vrm cooling. This review shows that a passive backplate can significantly reduce vrm temps on the 290. The xspc backplate performs worse than without it though because it doesnt use thermal pads between the PCB and backplate. Backplates can also help with rigidity and protect from drips like others have said.
Edited by slothiraptor - 5/22/15 at 1:00am
Arc Reactor
(22 items)
 
For Sale: Bunch of fans
$0.00 (USD) or best offer
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820k ASUS X99m WS ASUS RX 480 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb Samsung 840 evo 1tb Samsung 840 evo 120gb Custom water loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 64bit BenQ XL2730Z  Lenovo 23in 1080p IPS Ducky One 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-850 Arc Mini R2 Logitech G502 Micca MB42x 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
SMLS SA-36A Amp Sennheiser HD650 ModMic 4.0 JDS Labs ODAC 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 Uber 
  hide details  
Reply
Arc Reactor
(22 items)
 
For Sale: Bunch of fans
$0.00 (USD) or best offer
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820k ASUS X99m WS ASUS RX 480 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb Samsung 840 evo 1tb Samsung 840 evo 120gb Custom water loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 64bit BenQ XL2730Z  Lenovo 23in 1080p IPS Ducky One 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-850 Arc Mini R2 Logitech G502 Micca MB42x 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
SMLS SA-36A Amp Sennheiser HD650 ModMic 4.0 JDS Labs ODAC 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 Uber 
  hide details  
Reply
post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 
jacksonfire i noticed your using the asus sabertooth MB that has all that covering. Does that also help protect against leaks, and what other hardware could help?
post #40 of 44
Yes it certainly can when you have a hard to see slow leak that only develops a drop every few minutes or so or an accidental spill. Of course if it is bad enough the water will find a way through though. The very best protection against leaking is to air test the loop before it is filled. If it will hold air it will hold water with no issue.

An air test setup is crazy cheap considering the benefits it provides. Backplates and the armour covering the board have both prevented water contact on a couple of occasions for me so I'm glad they were there.

On other occasions I have had small spills that did contact while the system was powered and no damage resulted though. One time a small spill worked its way under the backplate of a GPU and caused the display to go odd and I thought the card was a goner but after removing it and a thorough strip and dry it was all good.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 5/22/15 at 6:22am
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
Kusanagi
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › rebuild me a 'silent' watercooled pc with 290x crossfire