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Hey guys i left my watercooling setup in this time and i was wondering a few things. Is this normal. I left my window open last night droping the ambeint a lot but the rad seems to be warm. My temps are fine but if i do some hardcore gaming for an hour or so will my water temp get hot and i will have to wait for the water to cool itself without the rest of the pc on?
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Are the hoses connected right?? And how is your flow set up??? Do you have it pump, radiator, block??
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Pump rad block res
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And did you add the coolant/anti freeze??
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yeah. I got distilled water with antifreeze in there. I may get another rad for this thing.
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What are you using for a water cooling system ? Rad,block,pump,tubeing ?
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You should have the rad right after the block, so the whole system doesnt get hit by the heat (try having it block rad pump res). The instructions were probably to do it this way as you should want to cool the water off as soon as possible (prevent it from heating up lines/pump so even if the water isn't getting hot from the CPU it may collect the left over heat from other components before hitting the res again).
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I think i am going to make a stickie and collect all the test results that show the order of components are not important UNLESS a certain order increases tube length and bends in tubing.The absolute best order of components is one where the tubing is the shortest and the bends are the least.Rad before block or after makes a max temp difference of 0.05c which is so low trying to ensure you get that 0.05c is a waste because you cannot over clock any better at 40c then you can at 40.05c

The system is in constant flow,And the water no matter the component order will absorb a max amount of heat and release a specific amount of heat.

When you run the rig the water will reach a constant temp,or what is called an Equilibrium ..

I know people will say water exiting the water block is warmer then when it enters,,But if you measured that difference you would laugh at how small this temp increse is.

Basically this is not an auto cooling system where the water stops to collect heat and then is released to cool the absorbed heat in the rad.

This is one in constant flow,And making sure the flow rate is the highest allows the water to collect and release more heat , hence why the best set up is the one where tubes are shortest and bends are the least.

Now if rad first is the best way to set up tubing do it,,if rad last is the best way do it..Location of it will have absolutly no impact on temps you can eather measure or get a better overclock from . .
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Originally Posted by accskyman
You should have the rad right after the block, so the whole system doesnt get hit by the heat (try having it block rad pump res). The instructions were probably to do it this way as you should want to cool the water off as soon as possible (prevent it from heating up lines/pump so even if the water isn't getting hot from the CPU it may collect the left over heat from other components before hitting the res again).
Why? So it can take heat from the pump and in case temp of rad before it goes to the block?
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