Originally Posted by NewUser16
Very nice. You must be enjoying your machine now after such a long await.
You said that this is your first custom loop... well it's pretty impressive not only because of that, you have chosen nice components and their layout throughout STH10, great job I really like it
Did you run some test yet as far is temperatures goes, I'm curious what your cards and CPU are at, running few loops of Unigine Heaven-4 , let it run continuously for 15-20 min you will have good idea on how your temps are after water reaches its max temps.
Thank you very much. I have to thank everyone on this forum mostly for much of what I've learned. Also, a lot of youtube videos. I called my wife since she is out of town to let her know that I finished, and that I cleaned my office which has been the equivalent of a off limits, hard hat construction area since this whole process started.:
As far as temps go, I have notices a big fluxuation in temps while the bubbles are getting worked out. At first I had the whole system sealed until I realized that some very large bubbles were getting trapped on the bends. Last night I removed the pressure equalisation membrane on top of the reservoir to allow the bubbles to cycle through easier, and kept the system running. Since I checked it this morning, it's still passing some large bubbles. I'll continue to let it run like this until that's done, and then I'll seal it up again. I have noticed that as the bubbles cycle through, the liquid stored in the reservoir has been decreasing, which looks to be replacing the air pockets in the loop with coolant.
I have attempted some moderate overclocking of the CPU though. It hit 4700MHz pretty easelly, which was a challenge with the old Intel CPU closed loop cooler I was using before.