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Ok i took the plung for water cooling. I am using thrilla's kit and i was wondering is it going to be better than my big typhoon? It has a rad that uses 2 80mm fans on each side and a pump that moves the water pretty fast (no exact specs) and the tubing is only 3/8ths.

I have it on my floor running through the loop but what order do i need them through. I have this : Pump->cpu->res->rad->pump

It is leak testing now. Then i will set it up in my case tonight and have it leak test all day while im at school. Will 18+ hours be sufficient leak testing?
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Hmm. 2 80mm vs the 120mm on the Typhoon. Typhoon wins...it's very hard for water to beat a Typhoon, yes air cooling is that good...you should pick up a bigger radiator (heatercore from DD if they have a 3/8" version)...that'll do you some good. :thumb
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That should be enough...
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post #4 of 15
18 hours is a good leak test period, I only tested for like 30 minutes to an hour.

The most efficient loop goes like this:

Rad > CPU > Res > Pump > Rad

The reason is, the water is coldest after the rad and the pump will dump a bit of heat in, so you want to the coldest water hitting the CPU first.

You could swap the Res and Pump if you need to, it wont change anything.

That pump is about 150-170 GPH, which isnt very much, but fine for 3/8 tubing and one block. If you add another block, you might want to upgrade that pump.

It should be better than your big typhoon, not by much of idle but by a lot on load. With amds, the cpu only goes up a few C on load with watercooling.

Make sure all 4 fans are blowing the same way, so that they dont counteract each other. Also, if you use 2 fans, apparently you get the best performance by having the fans suck through the rad, so off of it, since the air gets pulled through the rad giving the effect of 4 fans. I have mine blowing through though, and it works good.
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
Typhoon wins...it's very hard for water to beat a Typhoon
What?? Sorry man, but that is just wrong. A decent water setup will beat air any day of the week.

As for your situation Clueless, I don't know to be honest with you. That radiator is a real weak point. I would give it a try though, just to see what happens. I would also get some very strong 80mm fans, 2 on each side.

The order should be pump--radiator--cpu--resevoir--pump, but it really doesn't matter, just install it whichever way is easiest for you.
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well its been running on my floor for a good half hour no leaks no screw ups. If this thing runs as good as i hope ill save up and get a DD heatercore setup and use this on my video card.
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post #7 of 15
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Sorry for double post but what do i have to add in addition to the water?
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
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Sorry for double post but what do i have to add in addition to the water?
You dont have to add anything. Make sure you use distilled water, not spring water or tap water. You dont want the water to have any minerals in it.

You can add an additive like zerex or purple ice, as it helps a little bit with thermal transfer and keeps corrosion/algae away. You can use about 2 tablespoons of antifreeze aswell, and it will do the same thing.
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post #9 of 15
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i got my distilled water in there and im hoping all goes well. If i have to get another rad or ill grab a heater core.
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post #10 of 15
Run and fill the thing untill you see no bubbles or hazy water.

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