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post #7021 of 7089
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You can configure a pwm curve can't you? I did mine on my predator.

I can set a PWM curve on the Predator cooling my cpu via mobo BIOS. But I'm unsure if I can set a PWM curve on the Predator cooling my gpu. Using EVGA's XOC or Afterburner all I can do is configure a separate fan curve other than PWM auto. Not many actually use PWM control off the minifan header from the graphics pcb after they slap a waterblock on it. So there's very little info out there.
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70 degrees C is higher than I expected. I expected low 60s for 2 Tis on load. But understandable, considering the ambient temp, the 3 QDC, 90 degree fittings, & R5. You'll likely get better temp & noise performance by going custom loop. Bonus would be cleaner interior look.

I might get the temps lower if I set the fans on some "extreme" profile... Mind you that I get those temperatures when I fully stress them for hours, not if I do a casual game...

I'm probably going the full custom loop route... A D5 should also be quieter compared to a DDC... I Think i'm gonna go for a "slim" type 280mm in the front with a tube res attached to it and a fill port and drain port with a valve. For the top I can fit a slim 420, but then I loose the rear exhaust, or a thick 360... I'm not sure what to get there yet...

You can't set the curves on the Predator itself, I use ASUS FanXpert from my mobo to define a few curves for different use cases... You can adjest which temperature probe is used to control which fan / pump. I just lack the ability to probe for water temperature. Higher end ones often have a temperature header, sometimes even a flow header...
Edited by Zephir - 10/14/17 at 12:14am
post #7023 of 7089
Bit the bullet...

I ordered a 280mm HWlabs GTS rad, and an EK D5 pump / res combo and temp probe + assorted fittings and a valve to plumb a drain and fill solution with.

I'm going to switch this set with my Predator. I ordered a QDC so I can switch it all without draining the GPU blocks. It's slightly less cooling performance compared to the current setup, but I see it as an intermediate phase to figure out a nice fill and drain solution, without the hassle of filling and draining the predator. A GTS performs equal to a EK PE, while being 15mm thinner. I won't be able to use the temp. probe just yet, but at least it is in the loop allready while I figure out the rest...

I expect I'll be able to run my current workflow with similar thermal performance, and hopefully slightly lower, or worst case equal acoustic performance until I figure out what I want to control the temp sensor with, and what rad I want to expand into...
post #7024 of 7089
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Bit the bullet...

I ordered a 280mm HWlabs GTS rad, and an EK D5 pump / res combo and temp probe + assorted fittings and a valve to plumb a drain and fill solution with.

I'm going to switch this set with my Predator. I ordered a QDC so I can switch it all without draining the GPU blocks. It's slightly less cooling performance compared to the current setup, but I see it as an intermediate phase to figure out a nice fill and drain solution, without the hassle of filling and draining the predator. A GTS performs equal to a EK PE, while being 15mm thinner. I won't be able to use the temp. probe just yet, but at least it is in the loop allready while I figure out the rest...

I expect I'll be able to run my current workflow with similar thermal performance, and hopefully slightly lower, or worst case equal acoustic performance until I figure out what I want to control the temp sensor with, and what rad I want to expand into...

Congrats. Make sure to post up some pics. Overall I think you'll be happy making the jump to a full blown custom loop. I know I was. I dig the predator but a real loop is hard to beat.
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post #7025 of 7089
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Congrats. Make sure to post up some pics. Overall I think you'll be happy making the jump to a full blown custom loop. I know I was. I dig the predator but a real loop is hard to beat.

I will! The parts are on their way... I hope to have some time next weekend to install them...
post #7026 of 7089
Anyone remove the Vardar fans on the 360? What specific type of tool(screwdriver) do I need?
The screwheads seem non standard
post #7027 of 7089
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Anyone remove the Vardar fans on the 360? What specific type of tool(screwdriver) do I need?
The screwheads seem non standard

A 1mm hex head/allen key. Should be included in the box with the mounting screws.
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Thanks!
Would these be M4 screws?
I need to replace with slight longer screws.

Need to separate the fans from radiator with the fans OUTSIDE, the case and radiator INSIDE the case.
post #7029 of 7089
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Thanks!
Would these be M4 screws?
I need to replace with slight longer screws.

Need to separate the fans from radiator with the fans OUTSIDE, the case and radiator INSIDE the case.

Yes the screws are M4. I use the M4 .07X25mm & M4 .07X30mm screws on my Predators push/pull. I use the M4 30mm screws for my CaseLabs radiator bracket, those are thicker than the average brackets from mainstream cases. I originally used the M4 30mm for the 3 lower fans in the push/pull but notice that they did touch and rub the radiator core, no damage just cosmetic. So I bought M4 25mm screws for that usage instead.

Hope this helps.
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post #7030 of 7089
Quick update:

An EK D5 (PWM, part of a pump / res combo) can operate a loop that has 4 QDC's in it, a 360mm Predator that is not powered and modded in any way (pump intact) with 2 EK GPU blocks and a restrictive HWlabs GTS 280mm in the loop... smile.gif. While only a temporary solution, it has proven to work... EK support told me you can power the DDC 3.1 in the Predator, as long as there is some restrictive component between both pumps. I haven't tried that.
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