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post #591 of 892
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Currently talking to XSPC about the pump. They had a holiday, so we're away from the offices when PPCS tried to email them. I showed them the video I made for PPCS, but wasn't good enough because they couldn't see the wires on the molex and such. So I sent them a picture of the wires, and then they asked me about 3 hours ago to swap the plugs that both pumps use. I just emailed them back saying I've tried that, even with a different PSU.

Emailing XSPC is kind of a pain because of the locations and time zones. For me, they respond around 3am. I don't see the messages till around 8am, and by the time I respond, they have already left the office. So it takes a day for just one response. Lol
Edited by SteezyTN - 10/8/15 at 5:05am
    
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post #592 of 892
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GREAT NEWS!!

XSPC is sending a new pump to PPCS to send to me. I'll be sending mine back in a few days because I'm too busy with studying to take the loop down.

Sine I'll be taking it down, I've decided to do dual loop to make it easier for me to fill and bleed. The loop I have now is just too huge.
    
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post #593 of 892
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GREAT NEWS!!

XSPC is sending a new pump to PPCS to send to me. I'll be sending mine back in a few days because I'm too busy with studying to take the loop down.

Sine I'll be taking it down, I've decided to do dual loop to make it easier for me to fill and bleed. The loop I have now is just too huge.
nice! thumb.gif
post #594 of 892
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Alright, I've been super busy with school and had some time tonight to tear down the loop. All I can really say now is that I'm going double loop once I receive the new pump. This loop is so dang big, it took me nearly an hour to drain it. It's such a pain, that when undoing the CPU tubes, the coolant drinsed my two Titans.

I just got done taking off the waterblocks of the Titans, and I'm going to let them air out overnight. This isn't the first, or second, time this has happened hah.

So tomorrow I'm going to send out the bad pump.
    
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post #595 of 892
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HUGE UPDATE!

About two months ago, I changed my setup to dual loops. I have the 480 to my 4770K, and the 560, 360, and 240 to my Two Titan X's.

Well recently my temps have been super high for the kind of setup I have. From a few people who've told me, I've decided to add a second pump and flow meter to my GPU loop. Probably next week I'll install the hardware.

As for the tubing on the CPU loop, I will move to it PETG like all the other tubing. However, I really don't feel like tearing the ENTIRE PC apart to drill holes, so I'm going to most likely route all the CPU loop in the main compartment.
    
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post #596 of 892
Cool. I was reading up last week and noticed you hadn't post here for a while. I am playing with the idea to also go for a custom loop, and yours looks really appealing thumb.gif Hopefully you will get lower temps with the new pump. Keep us updated!
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post #597 of 892
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Cool. I was reading up last week and noticed you hadn't post here for a while. I am playing with the idea to also go for a custom loop, and yours looks really appealing thumb.gif Hopefully you will get lower temps with the new pump. Keep us updated!
Thanks. I've been really busy with school, so I haven't posted on here much. But yeah, temps are insanely bad for the amount of rads I have. I also believe that one issue is the amount of paste input on the GPU's. I used the EK star pattern, and I know for a fact that I put 2 to 3 times more than if I would've just done the standard pea method.
    
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I did the star method for both my Gpus and I bought it was way to much but so far temps for my Gpus our very good even when maxed overclocked. Sometimes I feel like rad space while it seems would yield a lot better temps don't sometimes. For instance I have great flow through my loop and went from ex360 and swiftech 240 (both mediocre rads) to 480 alphacool and ek 360 xe and my temps approved but not by the amount I would think. The temps our good but I think part of the problem is the bad default Tim that Intel put in my i7 4790k. Delid would help I'm sure but the fact it won't help my overclocked cup anymore and hurts the re sale value I won't go that route.
    
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post #599 of 892
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So I have a huge update for my build. I installed the third pump into the case. People keep saying that I don't need to have this third pump (technically two pumps if I was doing just the GPU loop), but since I already had it, I didn't mind paying $40 for a top. I'm very surprised I was able to fit it in the bottom compartment. I have decided to do one giant loop (again), so this way I can utilize the 480 for my two Titans. If I remember correctly, my temps were much lower when I did one giant loop the first time. However, it was almost like I only had one pump running due to issues with the PWM signal on my XSPC pump. My other pump is a switech, and it can run max speed on my Corsair link. Corsair link will only run the XSPC pump at like 60% max, so I'm using my mobo to controll it. I should have extremely low temps with three pumps running at max smile.gif

The flow meter is installed as well.



    
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So I have wonderful news for my rig. Before, I would reach 63c on my watercooled Titans (2) when I would run firestrike ultra loop. Now, 38c at MAX (1493mhz @ 1.274v) and my cards are like2-3c difference. Before it could range up to 7c on my hottest card to the lowest.

The temps normally average about 36c now during normal gaming. I dropped almost 26c at max. This is with a combination of changing the thermal paste to kyronaut, adding a third pump (yes, third wink.gif ), and changing from a dual loop to a single and utilizing my 480mm rad.
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