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post #41 of 74
On their own seperate loop. It's only a 3/8" loop with a 240rad. It could be better, but I can't complain, i was getting 60c idle temps.
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This may be a bit off topic, but im planning on putting in a loop with a fillport, with the T line before the pump, but the highest point in my loop is my Fuzion. Will I have problems getting air out of my system like this, or will the pump just blast it through until it makes it to the T-line?
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post #43 of 74
Nah, on my GPU loop, the res is right before the pump on the bottom of the case and it works fine.
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This may be a bit off topic, but im planning on putting in a loop with a fillport, with the T line before the pump, but the highest point in my loop is my Fuzion. Will I have problems getting air out of my system like this, or will the pump just blast it through until it makes it to the T-line?
Yeah it will work it will just take longer...You can tilt your case around a lot to speed it up some...
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Yeah it will work it will just take longer...You can tilt your case around a lot to speed it up some...

Its good to know anyways, I just didnt want an air bubble in my cpu waterblock. Most of the time Ive been watercooling I have had a reservoir at the highest point in my loop, its my first time taking it out and using a T-line and fillport.
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post #46 of 74
Yeah thats why I like using a res it bleeds so fast...They both work fine though just what ever you like...
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post #47 of 74
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Just a note about the fuzion, check it with a razor blade for flatness before you put it on. I checked mine friday, and it was convex. I lapped it down and got it to where im comfortable with its flatness. I still need to lap it a bit with 2500 or so grit, but Im hoping to see some really good temperatures.

Dr4gon, did you put the water cooling and heatsinks on your 2900 yet? If so, could you post a picture and temps?
Unfortunately nothing has changed yet... I'm in the process of modding my case right now (drilling and cutting various holes and whatnot). The MCW60 comes in on Tuesday from newegg so I can't start building it and leak testing it till then.

OT Bleed question too : If my MCRes was pretty much right next to my pump how would I fill it? Fill it slightly let it pump? Fill it some more, let it pump? Wouldn't it eventually start spewing out of the fill hole of the micro reservoir? I can move the res to the top but it gets more complicated and I'd rather hide it at the bottom of my case (lian li v1000)
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SO I have all the stuff here, Ive lapped my fuzion, but havent set up the loop yet. Im giving it a few days to make sure everything works good. I have to tell you, Im getting anxious, this thing is LOUD on stock air cooling.
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lol, I've been busy lately, still need to hook everything up once I finish getting my case in order (drill keeps dying, o!fa$@$.....) Anyways... yeah.... I'm getting anxious too. So after I leak test for a day or two i'll have everything in.
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well, I took apart my 2900 today to put the waterblock on, and I have some good news, and bad news. The good news is that when I took off the heatsink, all the ram is cooled with non-stick pads which makes taking this apart a breeze, took me maybe 3 minutes. The back panel is the same way and pops right off. This makes putting it back together very easy. Now for the BAD news.

Whoever put the thermal paste (TIM for thermal interface material) on here is a moron. A GORILLA could have done a better job. Why cover the core, when you can cover everything inside the shim with gobs of TIM? It was so rediculous that I had to take pictures. There is NO NEED for this at all.

Next BAD thing.. The maze-4 will NOT fit on this card, with ANY pin configuration on the block. Maybe it is my block, or my hold down, but there is no way this will ever, ever fit.

Next BAD thing.. The pads covering the ramsinks on the stock cooler only cover about half or so of the actual ram, there is air for the other half. I noticed when I pulled it off that there was a spot that I could tell where the pads were covering. Definitely not the whole ram module.

So, anyone have an idea for a COMPATIBLE core-only cooler that will work with this card? Id like to use the Fuzion GPU holddown, but Im not sure if it is compatible. Let me know if you have an idea, as I spent ~$40 to get ramsinks and mosfet sinks so I could cool this without using a full coverage block, which I now really, really wish I had.
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