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My Ghetto 9 fan 360mm X 360mm external radiator

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Decided I couldn't stand the heat of my computer in the summer so I built an external rad a few months ago.







Here you can witness my amazing hose clamps because the koolance barbs didn't fit on the ZMT tubing frown.gif.

- CPU Block: EK-Supremacy EVO
- GPU Block - 980 ti Hydro Copper
- Tubing: 20 feet of EK-Tube ZMT 3/8"-5/8"
- Pump: D5 (with small QD for draining)
- Full copper radiator




You'll notice that didn't connect CPU and GPU loops together. The reason for this was so I could quick-disconnect and replace parts without taking apart both at the same time. I can also add another GPU by simply plugging it into the loop without changing anything.

I've used koolance black QDs frown.gif Didn't know they had issues till after my purchase.





This is the external radiator. I've mounted a D5 top + Reservoir using my kick-ass hose clamps again. I've got a fine silver mesh in the res as a killcoil too. I've also purchased a HUGE custom filter from Demcflex.



It's magnetic and awesome.

And I've had a bunch of noctua fans from previous pcs that's i've put together.



I've used plumber's putty here to cover gaps between rad/fans. There are also 3x splitters for power since I have to power 9 fans and pump. All fans are in PULL configuration to make sure it's easy to clean & filtered air goes through them.

Overall very happy with the results and I can now replace/upgrade my PC without replacing my cooling system.

Also the temperatures are pretty amazing as you can imagine.
Edited by rootwoot - 10/10/15 at 1:17am
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I just came across this and I like the setup! I definitely enjoy seeing some 'outside the box' thinking, both figuratively and literally. That filter is pretty sweet too. Now I know what to do with all the magnets I get from Rock Auto.

One thing I would advise is to add another hose clamp to each of those hoses, offset from the first. Or get the spring steel type or fuel injection type. Those screw clamps don't actually give 360 degree clamping pressure. It's more like 340 degrees. Over time the clamp will dig into the hose and the part under the screw will have less pressure and start to leak. It's funny how you can find those types of clamps in stores everywhere, but almost never see them from the factory on a car. I used to hate the spring steel type because people would usually put them on at a bizzare angle so they are hard to remove. Then I found numerous cars that ended up with overheating problems, leaking transmission fluids, and other issues caused by those screw clamps and began to love the spring clamps.

I just figured I would throw that out there to help you avoid a disaster. I really like the idea of the external radiator. Here in Florida it is hot almost all the time, and it gets expensive heating up a house and trying to cool it back down.
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Originally Posted by Kleer Kut View Post

I just came across this and I like the setup! I definitely enjoy seeing some 'outside the box' thinking, both figuratively and literally. That filter is pretty sweet too. Now I know what to do with all the magnets I get from Rock Auto.

One thing I would advise is to add another hose clamp to each of those hoses, offset from the first. Or get the spring steel type or fuel injection type. Those screw clamps don't actually give 360 degree clamping pressure. It's more like 340 degrees. Over time the clamp will dig into the hose and the part under the screw will have less pressure and start to leak. It's funny how you can find those types of clamps in stores everywhere, but almost never see them from the factory on a car. I used to hate the spring steel type because people would usually put them on at a bizzare angle so they are hard to remove. Then I found numerous cars that ended up with overheating problems, leaking transmission fluids, and other issues caused by those screw clamps and began to love the spring clamps.

I just figured I would throw that out there to help you avoid a disaster. I really like the idea of the external radiator. Here in Florida it is hot almost all the time, and it gets expensive heating up a house and trying to cool it back down.

Thank you for your comment. I was thinking that the double barbs on the fittings would be OK alone and that the hose clamps are just extra pre-caution against pulling the hose.

I don't really mind getting a couple of extra clamps if it's necessary but I will most likely switch to compression fittings in the future.
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Thank you for your comment. I was thinking that the double barbs on the fittings would be OK alone and that the hose clamps are just extra pre-caution against pulling the hose.

I don't really mind getting a couple of extra clamps if it's necessary but I will most likely switch to compression fittings in the future.

Just for kicks, whats your temps?
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Ive been tempted to do this in the summer when the room hits 90f... but in the winter i'm glad it dumps so much heat lol.
    
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Just for kicks, whats your temps?

I've ran a quick CPU and GPU test here with 27 degrees ambient temp:



My 3930k is not a good overclocker and runs pretty hot at 1.371V. The GPU usually sits ~40 degrees Celsius.

Nothing crazy, waiting for Skylake.
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