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Edited by Martinm210 - 12/8/12 at 6:17pm
    
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Thanks a bunch martin!

I heard the sad news about you tiring of the science of watercooling, but great news you're getting to do more of the engineering you want.

I wish you the best of luck my friend, and can't thank you enough for the wonderful contributions you've made!
    
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great work !
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Thanks Martin, Another good one...I'll put it with the rest..
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Thanks!

Unless some unsuspected samples arrive at my front door, this will be the last of the rads for a while. Going to start in on the CPU block testing again, but this round on the Q6600 and I think I'm going to test with two pumping levels (single DDC with top, and dual DDC with top). That should weed out if any particular blocks are better with more pumping power or not.
    
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Another great review Martin. TY

Look forward to the CPU block tests..


Your right Gary @ Sidewinder is a great guy to deal with.. He does put up with all my last min. order changing.
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Thanks!

Unless some unsuspected samples arrive at my front door, this will be the last of the rads for a while. Going to start in on the CPU block testing again, but this round on the Q6600 and I think I'm going to test with two pumping levels (single DDC with top, and dual DDC with top). That should weed out if any particular blocks are better with more pumping power or not.
That will be interesting, I love high flow, the more restrictive blocks might shine with the extra head and flow..Do you have 2 of the 18W orange impeller pumps to use? There just sick,I love running 2 of them in series..

Try OC'ing on them to, just for your own amusement, and see if you can get a better OC with the higher flow, keeping all things the same but flow...On a couple of chips I could and on a couple it didn't seem to matter at all...I'd love to see some more results...Mine are 50/50 right now, so thats kind on inconclusive......

I put all your thermals and rad calcs in one thread and stickied them, here is the single post..Radiator Thermals and Radiator Calculators by Martin .I will add new ones to them as we go...Really good stuff Martin, I know it has to be pretty boring on the rad thermals..Maybe a break from rad teting will do you good..I'm going to single post and sticky your block flow testing results also here in the near future..It will keep it a little neater that way, and easier to link if we keep them all in one spot...
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Gary is truly an awesome guy. He and Petra's have been nothing but a pleasure to deal with as far as distributors for my products. I try to give them a shout out whenever possible because they make my life so very pleasant.

Gary and Alex/Quoc are actually cool to the point where they share inventory and talk on a regular basis... not very common as they are technically "enemies" through competition.



On topic, the fin spacing on that particular rad looks extra crappy to me. The last couple MCR's I've gotten haven't been that bad.

The single/dual pump testing is very interesting and is something I have been longing to see. It is too bad that we could get a complete head pressure performance curve for each block but that would be a nightmarishly long series of testing.
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Yeah, I'm pretty excited to start back in on the CPU block testing. I want to do something different this time, so at a minimum I'm going to test at least the two pumping powers.

I'm also going to try and capture the heat dump off my processor so I can relate the performance to c/w values if I want. I'm also going to use one of my radiators on my testing bench during the whole process so I can log all of that data at the same time. The I should have a good eye on everything in the works. Then I can make corrections all the way out to a core/ambient delta as well as core/water delta and if I leave my flow meter in there, I'll be able to record actual flow rates for different things.

Something I didn't do before was correct for the radiator c/w variance with flow rate. This gives a very small advantage to the more restrictive blocks as the radiator performance reduction isn't accounted for.

If only there wasn't that nagging multiple mount need, it's a necessary evil that adds a ton of work. We'll see, I'm not rushing this next one...I'm just going to take my time and have fun with it.
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...I'm just going to take my time and have fun with it.
There's the key !
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