Dude, that kit is so wrong in so many ways!! Nothing personal but getting this is one of the worst moves you can make in water cooling. The biggest concern is that the pump is inside the res & it's a sealed unit.
So, while just about everyone will tell you, the pump can last 5-10 years under nomal use. As I can tell you, mine died around 4 months! The other problem is a very old debate. If you add a bunch of fans to your case, are you making things cooler because of mutiple fans instead of one big one.... Or, are you making it warmer because you have like 4 fan motors instead of one.
In water cooling you try to remove the heat by transferring it into a liquid medium. The tests have been exhaustive to show that water is the best medium, even with additives that are supposed to make it slicker or shed heat faster, the end result is.... Distilled water cools the best. So, if you submerge that pump in the reservoir, not only can you not replace it but will it just add more heat to the loop making it one more thermal barrier in the way of dumping off heat with the use of water??
In the case of the CMS Scout, you have little room to maneuver around in, just ask any of us that have done a custom loop in a Scout, so can you obtain an advantage by putting in this pump in res system? You just run into the same wall again: Is a double thick 120 rad as good as a 240 rad?
Which always brings me to what I call "The Rockr69 Equation"
. What do you get the most bang for your buck with? In this case I don't think the tradeoff of the inconvienence of the pump in res in bay system is worth the extra money that would be over what you spend for a similar CLLC system, be it the H50, H70 or Eco. In almost all cases in a single proc setup, the CLLC's deliver the best cooling performance for the money you spend on them.
Then there's always the purist in me that says, it's not a custom loop if you buy it in a kit!! @ photonmoo!!
Any time you want help in saving energy I'll lend you my info! There's so many things coming out now! The new LED lights are terrific performers with a very low power requirement. Only problem is the price is really high. You really have to be carefull with these things too because there is not standard set that says the rating is this one way & you have to stick to it. So, when you buy the LED bulb & it says it lasts 30 years, reading the fine print will tell you that's at 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. CFL's have a similar rating, something like 20 year lifetime, but it's rated at 4 hours per day with no on / off cycles during those hours!
As for your SSD's, have you checked the rating on your controller or perhaps the guidelines for setting them up. As in, no hybernate file, no swap file, no system restore files, no temp folder..... All that?? Maybe even the program you're testing with? @ Striker:
Ok, how did you do a countersink on the window? Larger bit with the drill press? Speaking of Drill presses. Here's what we called a "Poor mans drill press" in the army:
Oh, on the Bullet Resitance of Lexan. I think that really is one of those... It depends things. Don't forget what I walk around on every day, it's been hit by a diamond wheel on the the Dremel, the pointy end of a pic, a falling sheet of glass, a razor sharp piece of shattered tile!! Hardest plastic made: Nano Plastic http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-lightest.html
Here's a bunch of data on plastic: http://www.professionalplastics.com/...pedic-Plastics@ Rockr:
Very nice!! I like the way that looks but can it Pray Games??? As for old, I got something that will make us feel old, now I just need a camera to take a pic of it!Edited by BriSleep - 10/7/10 at 2:49am