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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
  • 5% (9)
    Are you talking to me?
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post #161 of 892
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Oh, the decisions...

big res is best res
post #162 of 892
The girls do love big ones
post #163 of 892
Hey Steez,

So, I can't remember where you posted about your water temperature. You are a bit high, ha. I just installed my water temp sensor (found the bugger) and I'm sitting at 22.4c. I'm going to loop valley for 45 and get back to you. Definitely think the extra reservoirs will be a huge help as well for ya.
post #164 of 892
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The girls do love big ones
Fine. 270 it is this biggrin.gif haha
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Hey Steez,

So, I can't remember where you posted about your water temperature. You are a bit high, ha. I just installed my water temp sensor (found the bugger) and I'm sitting at 22.4c. I'm going to loop valley for 45 and get back to you. Definitely think the extra reservoirs will be a huge help as well for ya.
Is that a g1/4 temp sensor? I just think it's very weird. I have my Titans at 1.234 and 1.167 (something like that) and my 4770k at stock. I just think it's weird how I'm getting 42c after 10 minutes of valley. I know the SP120's aren't the best, but they aren't "that" bad. They hit 52c too. That's too hot for a $1400 watercooling setup. I really hope this $780 case + ~$2000 watercooling setup will improve temps by 10c at least.
    
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Well, I'm about $1,000 into my water cooling setup so far and I definitely think it's your case. Or, somethings not quite right. I didn't think 42c was that bad until I plugged my G1/4 temp sensor in and realized I'm literally +1-3c off of card temps. And I'm running XSPC EX480's for the GPU's (two of them) with SP120's. My CPU side is running an EK XTX 240 (55mm thick iirc) and a EX240.

I don't really subscribe to the thick radiator mentality. For me I've had really good luck with surface area vs thickness.


What's your room ambient? Pump speed? I know the DCP 4.0 puts out a bit less heat into the water over the D5 but your LPH should make up a bit for that. I think I'm at half your LPH lol. And that's at full blast. My pumps are fairly (to me) noisy at 100% so I run them at 1000rpm. All my fans are at 800-1200rpm depending on if I'm benching hard or not.
post #166 of 892
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Well, I'm about $1,000 into my water cooling setup so far and I definitely think it's your case. Or, somethings not quite right. I didn't think 42c was that bad until I plugged my G1/4 temp sensor in and realized I'm literally +1-3c off of card temps. And I'm running XSPC EX480's for the GPU's (two of them) with SP120's. My CPU side is running an EK XTX 240 (55mm thick iirc) and a EX240.

I don't really subscribe to the thick radiator mentality. For me I've had really good luck with surface area vs thickness.


What's your room ambient? Pump speed? I know the DCP 4.0 puts out a bit less heat into the water over the D5 but your LPH should make up a bit for that. I think I'm at half your LPH lol. And that's at full blast. My pumps are fairly (to me) noisy at 100% so I run them at 1000rpm. All my fans are at 800-1200rpm depending on if I'm benching hard or not.
According to my thermostat, it's always at a constant 75F, or about 24c. For my water temps to be close to 20c over ambient is completely obserd. Fans running at 1400 RPM and my D5 is running at max (4700).
    
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post #167 of 892
I'm not positive what my ambient is but I know it's generally higher than 24c - ha. Yeah, at idle, with the fans at 800rpm I'm literally +1c (at times) from water temp. Under 45 minutes of Valley I hit 33c water temp and settled in there.

It's probably just incredible heat saturation from everything in a small case. Have you toyed with turning your D5 down maybe? Perhaps running at 4700rpm is just over saturating your water a bit with the restricted air flow of the case.
post #168 of 892
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I'm not positive what my ambient is but I know it's generally higher than 24c - ha. Yeah, at idle, with the fans at 800rpm I'm literally +1c (at times) from water temp. Under 45 minutes of Valley I hit 33c water temp and settled in there.

It's probably just incredible heat saturation from everything in a small case. Have you toyed with turning your D5 down maybe? Perhaps running at 4700rpm is just over saturating your water a bit with the restricted air flow of the case.
if it is, I wouldn't see how a single D5 at 4700rpm can heat water that much.

@seross69 knows much more about that.

I'll try and turn it down. But I did switch all my radiators to intake. Temps were still the same. I would love it if I had 33c water temps.

Also, I went out and paid $50 for my EX240 which I'm selling anyways lol. That EX240 probably did nothing in my case. I pray the SMA8 will keep temps below 35c.
    
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post #169 of 892
Yeah man, I'm rooting for ya. There has to be an explanation. All my radiators are intake as well. I have a single 200mm front fan as intake and the 140mm rear is the lonely exhaust.
post #170 of 892
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Well, I'm about $1,000 into my water cooling setup so far and I definitely think it's your case. Or, somethings not quite right. I didn't think 42c was that bad until I plugged my G1/4 temp sensor in and realized I'm literally +1-3c off of card temps. And I'm running XSPC EX480's for the GPU's (two of them) with SP120's. My CPU side is running an EK XTX 240 (55mm thick iirc) and a EX240.

I don't really subscribe to the thick radiator mentality. For me I've had really good luck with surface area vs thickness.


What's your room ambient? Pump speed? I know the DCP 4.0 puts out a bit less heat into the water over the D5 but your LPH should make up a bit for that. I think I'm at half your LPH lol. And that's at full blast. My pumps are fairly (to me) noisy at 100% so I run them at 1000rpm. All my fans are at 800-1200rpm depending on if I'm benching hard or not.

you are right about the surface area that provides more cooling the thickness provides more volume that takes longer to heat then!
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

if it is, I wouldn't see how a single D5 at 4700rpm can heat water that much.

@seross69 knows much more about that.

I'll try and turn it down. But I did switch all my radiators to intake. Temps were still the same. I would love it if I had 33c water temps.

Also, I went out and paid $50 for my EX240 which I'm selling anyways lol. That EX240 probably did nothing in my case. I pray the SMA8 will keep temps below 35c.

Those temps are they with door on or off?? take it off and see what the temps are them??

Also I really think some better fans would help you a lot..
Edited by seross69 - 7/31/15 at 9:45pm
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