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I'm trying to diagnose why my CPU temperatures are so high and I've read this excellent thread that explains how to test to make sure your water-cooled system is working OK.

However, instead of using aquarium temperatures probes I'm wondering if any neat drive-bay temperature monitors exist. (so I can just look at the front of my case and see that everything is working OK instead of placing temperature gauages on top the case itself)

Does anything like that exist?
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Yes it does, Check this product
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Dont get that, i have it, it restricts your loop too much, if your using it to submerge it into your res, then it should be okay, but dont connect it up to your loop. I use mine to read ambient temps lol
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Dont get that, i have it, it restricts your loop too much, if your using it to submerge it into your res, then it should be okay, but dont connect it up to your loop. I use mine to read ambient temps lol
Which one are you referring to?
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Those 2 above products are both the same lol, just one has a drive enclosure, and one doesnt.
If you look closly, you'll see they are very similar.lights are different though.
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I put 2 of these in 1/2" plastic T's I placed them where the tip of the probe would be right in the flow a little.....Sealed them in with silicone...

...http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...e2f56e77c3af24
Alphacool TEMP Thermosensor G1/4" fitting Products Model: 17513 [17513] : Performance-PCs.com

Then I cut two of these in the front of my case and connected them to the probes...One right before the rad and one right after...It wont restrict flow and it will give you decently accurate temp's...

....http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...e2f56e77c3af24
Digital Thermometer with Blue LED Back Light [TTR-M4-B] : Performance-PCs.com,

Here is a pic of one of the probes its right by the pressure gauge...

....http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/25855
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Here are the monitors in the front of my case...

...http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...ser/25855/sl/i
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post #8 of 12
I'm planning on doing what Ira did in a few weeks. Its cheap and simple. I was gonna seal the top of the T fitting with RTV sealant and let it cure with the temp sensor in. FrozenCpu has more colors of the displays too.

Mounting job on the temp displays looks good Ira.
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Thanks...Try to get the tip of the probe right down in the flow a little with out restricting flow to much...They are fairly accurate I can switch the leads around and it will still be about the same...They use a 2 pin connecter but I just used a male 3 pin with 2 wires on it...Those pic's there are when I was using a 240 BIX with 108cfm Sunon fans in pull and I would drop between 1.5-2.5C across the rad....Thats why I always put my CPU block right after the rad I want the coolest possible water hitting it first....Yeah some high temp red will work great on it thats what I usually use but I was out that day and I just used some clear silicone...I used some heat shrink on it to to reinforce it a little...
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks for the replies!

ira-k: What T-fitting did you use for the temp sensors? I have 7/16" tubing with 1/2" barbs but my plastic T-fitting is a NIGHTMARE to use with my tubing. I'm thinking that I should buy a 7/16" T-fitting so I don't have any more problems. However, I don't know if that 1/4" temp sensor would fit inside of one? (if you have any links to your T-fitting please let me know)

Also, do I understand correct in that you are saying you bought two of the temp sensors and somehow attached them to that digital thermometer LED? Did you need to buy any drive-bay mounting plates to attach the thermometer to?

Thanks again for the help!
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