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post #1 of 12
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Hi experts..

I have my tai chi at the moment, system runs ok..

I wanted to perhaps, rip it all out (tubing, copper block, pump, reservoir) and replace everything except the radiator part.. the tubes look quite small going into the radiator

I'm a bit of a w/c nub.. I have a mate with some spare parts, we wanted to tack something together, something not stock, something nice, but not over the top..

Do I bother trying to rescue the big water .. or is it a bit of a lost cause?

Dont be afraid to say it's a peice of cr.. if it is. It seemed to do the job better than an air cooler, but not as good as a high end system.

Also wanted to chuck the GPU block in, thinking I'll need to move the water through quicker..

Thanks! Any advice welco me
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What temps you getting, why do it if you don't have to. Only do it if your temps are whack. Plus your risking a lot,, a spill on your motherboard with a do it urself is no good. That why you have a good tT system, try putting the radiator outside with case open.. GL,,
    
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In short, I'm reading.. dont waste my cash trying to beat a dead horse.

It .. works .. the pumps a bit noisy, .. it does the job.. it's been running for about 24 months with no leakages, except it seems to have squeezed it's way between the plastic/ copper part of the block - perhaps from adding water when the coolant levels get low, rather than the 1/5 coolant/water mix..

It just seems like the radiator is ok.. the question was more relating to the size/ width of the copper tubing running through the radiator, and if it even has any potential for better performance..

The radiator is inside the door, which is totally open (basically, the same as having it outside, except the fact it pushes the air through a little grill on the side..)

thanks for the tips.. I might just hold onto what I have .. clean it up .. etc..

ps I was planning on re-working this system without a system in it, as I have a p190 case with an awesome x38/ddr3/quad core system
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Run away as fast as you can from that garbage...
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Here is a pic of what your "poor" tubing might look like after being cruley subjected to a Thermake Bigwater......

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post #7 of 12
Meh. It worked for me. I dont know why people complain. I guess im just one of the lucky ones
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I have been using thermaltake(Bigwater cooling system's) on two rig's for about 8 month's.Temp's are very low and I am overclocking the crap out of both of them!!! Use copper only(NO MIXING WITH ALLUMINUM?)and remeber to change the fluid and hose's every three month's.This is key to cooling system's life span!
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcus000 View Post
As soon as i saw the thread title, I knew you'd be in here with that link

I'd say for the amount of money you'd spend 'upgrading' the system, you'd still be held back by an inferior radiator setup.. Throwing all the money in the world at blocks doesn't do squat if the hot air can't get evacuated :/
Edited by FearMeansControl - 5/17/08 at 9:03am
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Originally Posted by rlynn23 View Post
I have been using thermaltake(Bigwater cooling system's) on two rig's for about 8 month's.Temp's are very low and I am overclocking the crap out of both of them!!! Use copper only(NO MIXING WITH ALLUMINUM?)and remeber to change the fluid and hose's every three month's.This is key to cooling system's life span!
LOL...

You only have to change the hoses/fluid every 3 months, because the stuff is garbage....

Do you think us "TYGON" faithful change our hoses every 3 months ??? The answer would be NO...

Who in this forum changes their "fluid" every three months ???? I sure as heck don't ...

If you would not follow your own advice:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rlynn23 View Post
(NO MIXING WITH ALLUMINUM?)
mix the two together, then major galvanic corrosion would occur, which might cause you to finally set-up to some "REAL" liquid cooling equipment...

Do us all a favor, don't plant your seed in this world and spread your disease called ignorance...
Edited by RedRaider - 5/18/08 at 8:25am
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