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after install i usually monitor temps inside windows, but i use programs like real temp // coretemp...
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after install i usually monitor temps inside windows, but i use programs like real temp // coretemp...
ahh! good suggestion. need to include to monitor temps and make sure everything is good to go!
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Im posting here because i beleive that saying forget buying 'kits' is rubbish and should be removed as there is nothing wrong with them.

Take my XSPC kit for example, ive seen reviews of my kit staying on par or out performing custom kits costing 2-3x as much.
Clarified that part of the FAQ since your point does have merit. See how nice it is when a person is RECEPTIVE to suggestions?
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When taking apart your loop, you don't have to rip apart your loop. You can just unscrew the blocks and remove the loop while keeping it intact. You can easily purchase blocks for your NB/SB chipsets. I believe both Swiftech and EK sells them. There is however no point in cooling the SB and even the NB rarely needs cooling. You have to remember, with every additional component you add to your loop the following will happen:

- Greater restriction
- Higher temperatures
- Greater risk of leaking

As far as maintaining beyond the initial 24 hour leak testing, monthly drops of UV dye and bi-yearly changing of coolant is all that you usually need to do. As far as whether or not it is actually worth it to you or not... who can really say. From a pure performance per dollar perceptive, no it is not. From a performance or silence point of view, then absolutely. It is certainly worth it from an entertainment vantage point!

well I plan on mounting a radiator to the side of my desk and running the loop into the back of my antec 900 since it has the rubber gasket holes precut on the back.....If I plan on hitting 4.0ghz I will be pushing the FSB to 2000mhz...won't my NB heat up a bit? After using a cpu block I will be able to mount the nb fan though..maybe that will suffice? So I guess a cpu/gpu loop is really all I need then? Also I will only be hitting 4.0 for some screens after stability is proven...and Then i plan on running it lower 24/7...so a stand alone cpu loop isn't generally required? Especially if I grab a large radiator? maybe the danger den 360?
Edited by Berger - 1/7/09 at 6:00pm
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Your NB will not heat up to the point that it needs water cooling. A Thermalright HR05 with a fan will take care of it
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Thank you very much for the guide. It's well written, thorough, and helpful.
    
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Nice guide! one thing maybe could add would be shutdown on pump failure. I dont know if most pumps have the RPM meters but my swiftech 655 does and I have speedfan run a shutdown script should that monitor ever read 0. that will help the system shutdown on pump failure. I also have it run scripts for overheating but any decent mobo also has that option also. it would be interesting if some system could be devised to accurately detect leeks. I was thinking about measuring the res levels but that would only detect catastrophic leaks. maybe it's still worth doing.
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Well thought out and clearly stated. Very nice, thank you.

+Rep for taking the time to help others.
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Should I make a picture/video tutorial to go with this?

G|F.E.A.D|Killa told me not to and leave it to the pros
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So I think i understand what the issue is, but I wanted to ask someone. currently I am waiting to hear from Dangerden when they get more Single 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir in stock as I think that's what is causing my problem. I wish I had read this faq before I started but there's nothing like good hard won firsthand experience is there? ANYWAYS. the good news is that there are no leaks and my q9300 is at about 30 degree's right now. but I noticed that over a few days it will gradually climb to about 35 idle, and after 3 times of doing it ill tilt my case to check for air bubbles and a bunch will come out of my rad which sucks. Its a thermaltake dual rad (sorry don't know what it is at the moment, ill write it all down for easy access at some point). I think whats happening is that the res i have the intake port is higher than the out port. And the water coming into the res is coming out above the surface of the water creating air bubbles in the coolant, which then tiny little bubbles are eventually making their way into the rad and staying there. now the logical solution would be to fill the res all the way up but then it just overflows. I think its just a crappy res. Sorry for the long explanation, Thanks for your help!!
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