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I am sorry I will speak a bit slower for you, I have been looking for a external water cooling unit. I do not like the idea of having a pump or reservoir in my case. I have not had any problems with Zalman products in the past and I really like the look of this. I have not been impressed by the Corsair or the Thermaltake attempts. I will let you know if I am wrong and it turns out to be a ebay item :0P
Corsair's external kits are better than Zalman or Thermaltake kits. Silverstone makes an external kit as well but it sucks. If you want watercooling, do it yourself. You can easily build an inaudible loop than destroys these.
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This is the only other water cooling set I have looked at. It just seems like the more of the kit you have to have in the case the more chance of something going wrong. I'm a first time water cooling noob.

http://www.alphacool.de/product_info...Rev-2-12V.html
post #23 of 44
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This is the only other water cooling set I have looked at. It just seems like the more of the kit you have to have in the case the more chance of something going wrong. I'm a first time water cooling noob.

http://www.alphacool.de/product_info...Rev-2-12V.html
You never have to place the whole kit in your case. You can build your own external enclosure.
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Ive made the mistake of purchasing one, it cools well enough, running it on a 8800GTX, a 6600 duel core + a hard drive cooler (Thermaltake AquaBay), everything is running alot cooler then it was.

The problem was in setting the thing up, (and still is the case to a certain extent), as initally it was constantly beeping at me that the flow rate was too low. I belive this *may* be due to air locks in the system, as it does now seem to have stopped that action after about a week of use. My main remaining problem is the fact that even when I shift it into manual mode it only ever get to just under 1L / min flow rate, which is half of what is stated for it (the dial goes to 2L / min, and its stated stas are 300L / hour).
Im not sure why the flow rate is so low.
The inital setup seems to require that the device is tilted up to around 45degrees multiple times to try and empty any airlocks, and while doing this I did hear the bubbling of escaped air quite a few times.

My other main beef with the system is that if it detects that the flow rate is too low, it sounds an alarm AND STOPS THE PUMP + FAN! which is freaking insane! it means I can never leave my system on now, even If I just want to take a shower as I dont trust it in the slightest.

This is my first water cooling kit, so any advice would be appritiated.
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post #27 of 44
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Ive made the mistake of purchasing one, it cools well enough, running it on a 8800GTX, a 6600 duel core + a hard drive cooler (Thermaltake AquaBay), everything is running alot cooler then it was.

The problem was in setting the thing up, (and still is the case to a certain extent), as initally it was constantly beeping at me that the flow rate was too low. I belive this *may* be due to air locks in the system, as it does now seem to have stopped that action after about a week of use. My main remaining problem is the fact that even when I shift it into manual mode it only ever get to just under 1L / min flow rate, which is half of what is stated for it (the dial goes to 2L / min, and its stated stas are 300L / hour).
Im not sure why the flow rate is so low.
The inital setup seems to require that the device is tilted up to around 45degrees multiple times to try and empty any airlocks, and while doing this I did hear the bubbling of escaped air quite a few times.

My other main beef with the system is that if it detects that the flow rate is too low, it sounds an alarm AND STOPS THE PUMP + FAN! which is freaking insane! it means I can never leave my system on now, even If I just want to take a shower as I dont trust it in the slightest.

This is my first water cooling kit, so any advice would be appritiated.
OUCH. Less than 1LPM is pretty bad. The issue is probably the pump is just too weak. Like almost all kits like these, they skimp on the pump.


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After seeing Nitteo's rig, everything else looks anemic....

My rig has a 120.4 and a 120.3 radiator.
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post #28 of 44
Ive been trying to find someone elase who has bought one to see what thier experience is. The low flow dosent bother me too much, its when it decides to alarm and shuts off the pumps and fan because it thinks the flow is too low that gets me most.
post #29 of 44
low flow should bother you...as the flow rate is mostly what determines the temps you will have. Low pressure through the blocks, and even lower pressure through the radiator... = bad news and poor temps.

Zalman's sure are reliable..just dont work that well.
post #30 of 44
My fluid dynamics does suck somewhat, is there anything that can be done to increase the flow rate such as thinner / thicker pipes? and should the unit be running at full low rate when the degaussing tube is used (short 50cm piece that just connects the in to the out.)?
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