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Okay, I think I'm going to be getting a new waterblock and just tossing this old one. If you remember my upgrade thread a few weeks back, there seemed to be a corrosion spot on the Apogee GT I have, which I think could be affecting my temps a bit, because try as I might I couldn't get the spot to go away.

Anywho, I'm thinking Dtek Fuzion waterblock, adding shrouds (I currently have none), and using a new coolant mixture (currently just 90-95% distilled water, 5-10% anti-freeze).

So, here's what I'm going to buy and my current setup:

"flow chart" (lol)- MCP655 Pump> GTS 240 Rad x-flow> GTS 240 Rad> Apogee GT> Res> Pump

Rads are both using two 120x38mm Sunon 108CFM fans, no shrouds. Tubing is 1/2'' ID Tygon.

New parts:

Dtek Fuzion - I'm solid on this, and know if will outperform the Apogee GT by a nice margin.
Shrouds - Going to use that method, won't cost me anything but $15 for the metal and screws.
Filters - My rads are getting dusty and I need air filters that won't hamper air being sucked through the rad, suggestions needed here too.
Sealant - Recently seen some people talking about using sealant, would love to increase the "safety" level of my setup, any suggestions for this?


I saw a 10C drop in load temperatures adding in 2x240 rads, larger tubing, and lapping my CPU when I upgraded my loop. I'm not looking for the same drop, just trying for that all-elusive "close to ambient" idle.
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You're not going to RMA the GT?
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I would say to get a Stinger V-6 Economy and just get a GTS 360 rad....

The sealant would be a good idea, as this pump is worrying me...

I am sure I am paranoid, but better safe than sorry...

Anyone have sealant suggestions?
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You're not going to RMA the GT?
Nah, I am sure it's my fault the corrison occured. When I disassembled my loop before I moved back to NC, I quickly had to drain my setup and throw the PC in the back of a truck. So in my haste, some coolant was left, and I let the block just hang there. I think the block & some coolant that leaked during the move came into contact with the back side of my video card. The video card is fine, but there are pinhead-sized corrosin areas on the block, that were not there before the move. See? lol

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I would say to get a Stinger V-6 Economy and just get a GTS 360 rad....

The sealant would be a good idea, as this pump is worrying me...

I am sure I am paranoid, but better safe than sorry...

Anyone have sealant suggestions?
The Dtek Fuzion is the block I'm getting, I'm set on that choice, and my rads are doing great. Double rads are awesome: the first rad gets all the heat from the CPU/Pump and as it heats up, the coolant will become hotter because of this, so the second rad removes any extra heat. That and it cost me less than a 480 rad haha.
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But I am sure anyone here will say it is overkill for just a cpu but maybe with a VGA block it would help...

Do you honestly think you are getting a big temp difference, because I have another 360 rad laying under my bed because I didn't think it would make that much of a difference...

Lemme know.
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Nah, I am sure it's my fault the corrison occured. When I disassembled my loop before I moved back to NC, I quickly had to drain my setup and throw the PC in the back of a truck. So in my haste, some coolant was left, and I let the block just hang there. I think the block & some coolant that leaked during the move came into contact with the back side of my video card. The video card is fine, but there are pinhead-sized corrosin areas on the block, that were not there before the move. See? lol



The Dtek Fuzion is the block I'm getting, I'm set on that choice, and my rads are doing great. Double rads are awesome: the first rad gets all the heat from the CPU/Pump and as it heats up, the coolant will become hotter because of this, so the second rad removes any extra heat. That and it cost me less than a 480 rad haha.

yup 2 240 rads will be cheaper than a GTX, but not sure if they will cool better, after all they say the GTX cools better than the GTS,it is much thicker, and there for has more surafce area.
Plus you are not taking into account the flow drop you will get like that, im sure there will be a tremendous decrease your flow by adding 2 240 rads like that.whitch could even make your temps worse. Since your adding more barbs for the water bottle neck and such.
less restriction is key
well thats what i think.
so dont be so sure
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But I am sure anyone here will say it is overkill for just a cpu but maybe with a VGA block it would help...

Do you honestly think you are getting a big temp difference, because I have another 360 rad laying under my bed because I didn't think it would make that much of a difference...

Lemme know.
Put that 360 rad to use!!! what rad is it??
make a second loop like what im doin...
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Yeah I decided to use the other 360, I'm gonna buy a 8800 Waterblock and an MCP655...
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Originally Posted by TuxeyM View Post
But I am sure anyone here will say it is overkill for just a cpu but maybe with a VGA block it would help...

Do you honestly think you are getting a big temp difference, because I have another 360 rad laying under my bed because I didn't think it would make that much of a difference...

Lemme know.
It was intended to be just for the CPU, I'm adding to the loop, but not yet. I'm upgrading my video card to a DX10 card later down the line, then I'll liquid cool that with the same loop ^_^

Edit: You guys seem to be missing the point, or the late-night-ness is getting to you, I ALREADY HAVE EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING. Dual rads, the whole sha-bang.

I just need suggestions on sealant and air filters, and I'm stating the new block I'm buying and the method I'll use for shrouds ^_^
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I use these air filters. They allow unrestricted flow, full coverage and are easy to clean.

The D-tek is the best retail hi-flow WB. Just be sure to remove the molding slag from it's
seals so you don't end up with this crap in your pump:

  
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