Originally Posted by Spart
What are the full specs of your loop is you don't mind me asking?
Well right at this moment its all been dismantled.. I'm waiting on myself to make up my mind on a new motherboard.. Today I'm set on a Max. Formula.. Tomorrow, who knows..
My setup is not really a normal setup.. I've always wanted to tell people about it, but was never really asked.. So, here is the long version.. LOL thanks for asking..
I'm in the business of selling 'Point Of Use' water systems.. These 'POU' systems consist of bottless water coolers using a sourced water supply and reverse osmosis filtering..
That being said, I have access to all sorts of product that most 'modders' haven't seen before.. Tho as of late, these items are being seen more and more.. Mostly because they are just plain better, safer, and cleaner looking than the current compression fittings and tubing used in water filtration (and now CPU cooling) systems today..
Pump: Aquatec 'On Demand' 25psi output.. Not much keeps this thing from flowing.. Its powerful but bulky..
CPU Block: Zalman WB3.. It works pretty well..
N.B./S.B. Blocks: Zalman GWB1.. Had them for years, they fit well as bridge coolers instead of VGA coolers..
Video Blocks: Zalman GWB2.. Currently being modded for new fittings..
Chiller: I have 3.. Water coolers..
I'm testing a used water cooler atm that has an awsome compressor.. So far it chills very well but needs a different thermostat b/c 0C is way to cold for Indiana summers (condensation)..
The best part to my setup isn't any of that stuff really.. Thats all pretty basic.. Tho the chiller helps me to keep only one loop for everything...
Quick connects.. These things are awsome.. And with a good pump, flow isn't an issue.. Even with a $19 pump, I still had good flow..
Quick connects are just the coolest.. Nothing to tighten, no compression fittings going bad and leaking over time.. Simply put, you just plug them in and you're done.. They remove just as easy..
These things are proven safer and more leak proof than compression fittings.. Plus, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.. (from 1/4" to 1/2' tubing and fittings)
Most H2O users will say that this is less effective than the 'normal' means of cooling, but I firmly disagree.. Using a radiator with 2 120mm fans and a $19 pump, I kept my cpu at 28C idle with a 100% oc.. I've used both, and this style looks so much cleaner..