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Ok. i have my w/c system setup and running strong for about 2 weeks now. Here is a thread i started about it:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ear-today.html

I am curious about a few things.

1. How do i get the rad to be less noisy, without sacrificing performance? See thread about construction of "Monolith" by CD below. I can not do anything like that, so is there anything a mere mortal can do? It is too loud. I can hear it from my office into my living room (two rooms away), with the door closed.

2. What are some good blocks for the 780i NB?

3. other than distilled water, what should i run in my loop? I have blue CFL's in the case, so something that would look good while those are on would be nice.

4. Is there any way to control and monitor the water temps?

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-external.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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3. http://www.petrastechshop.com/peg11coadb4o.html http://www.petrastechshop.com/pepcobi1.html
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thank you. i looked at the Nuke biocide a week ago, but they said it was sold out. +rep.
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1. Use quieter fans or/and a fan controller.

2. someone else will have to answer.

3. With HyDrx or Pentosin +PT Nuke being so cheap, I'd always add to my loops - anti-corrosive, biocide, pump lube

4. You control the temp with your rad and fans (and fan controller). To monitor you'd have to add temp sensors and some display. That can be done in a number of ways. Here's wat I used

Ts:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22951
Plus bards on each end

Sensors:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23347

Displays:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22025

The sensors could be connected to a number of devices. Sensors and monitors are mostly "Gee Wiz". The real value to monitor is your cpu/gpu/other component temps.
Edited by TonyL222 - 6/18/08 at 1:21pm
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maybe use a shroud.?. or quieter fans. or you could just sorround it in that sound proofing thinga-ma-jiggy. yeah that one.
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maybe use a shroud.?. or quieter fans. or you could just sorround it in that sound proofing thinga-ma-jiggy. yeah that one.
thanks. it has shrouds. I was thinking of something like that. that is why i posted the original CD build, so someone can help with some ideas or what they have done to quite it down.
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Originally Posted by TonyL222 View Post
1. Use quieter fans or/and a fan controller.

2. someone else will have to answer.

3. With HyDrx or Pentosin +PT Nuke being so cheap, I'd always add to my loops - anti-corrosive, biocide, pump lube

4. You control the temp with your rad and fans (and fan controller). To monitor you'd have to add temp sensors and some display. That can be done in a number of ways. Here's wat I used

Ts:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22951
Plus bards on each end

Sensors:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23347

Displays:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22025

The sensors could be connected to a number of devices. Sensors and monitors are mostly "Gee Wiz". The real value to monitor is your cpu/gpu/other component temps.
thanks. that is some stuff i was looking for. +rep
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As suggested a fan controller is nice. You can play with different settings to get the best temp noise ratio.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyL222 View Post
1. Use quieter fans or/and a fan controller.

Another suggestion - I always use fan gaskets between my fans and the surface they're attached to (also between radiatior and it's attach point). Cuts down vibration for one (reduces noise), and forms a tighter seal preventing pressure loss.
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Another suggestion - I always use fan gaskets between my fans and the surface they're attached to (also between radiatior and it's attach point). Cuts down vibration for one (reduces noise), and forms a tighter seal preventing pressure loss.
Ok, good idea. +rep. thanks
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