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post #28971 of 105813
I would take cold air from the outside into the RAD in the top, just like you do in the bottom ....
post #28972 of 105813
Just saw the Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer kits on frozen, are they new ? - Looks like some really nice kits (120, 240, 360, 480)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17361/ex-wat-228/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Cool_Answer_480_DDCXT_-_Kit.html

post #28973 of 105813
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Originally Posted by PTCB View Post

I'm leak testing my loop atm. Just one question, though. I know that you should never let the pump run dry.
However due to my hard to access res, it happened a couple of time (2-3 seconds each). Is there anything I should be worried about? Thanks. smile.gif
I have accidentally run an Alphacool vpp655 dry for over a minute or so and I worried too. Still running Great 6 weeks later.. If that helps.. wink.gif
post #28974 of 105813
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

It is not that them fans are bad or anything, they jus typically have poor static pressure and some times also poor cfm.
Also stop worrying about idle temps. They do not mean much at all. For instance AMD chips do not start showing near true temps till they reach about 40 or so celsius.
Well, a fan with poor static pressure and poor cfm sounds like a bad fan to me :s.
And you're right, idle temps don't mean anything but they still worried me. What I was trying to point out on that last Screenshot there was that HWMonitor reported way higher temps than RealTemp. I was wondering which I should trust and which you guys use.
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I would take cold air from the outside into the RAD in the top, just like you do in the bottom ....
Not sure I quite understand what (more why) you"re saying.
The top rad gets fresh air from the back of the case (so outside) and the bottom one intakes some from underneath the case, the front fan then sucks that hot air out through the front to reduce impact on internal (case) temps and therefore GPU temps.
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post #28975 of 105813
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Just saw the Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer kits on frozen, are they new ? - Looks like some really nice kits (120, 240, 360, 480)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17361/ex-wat-228/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Cool_Answer_480_DDCXT_-_Kit.html

Just more group packaging of a bunch of marginal stuff to look like a real custom loop to sucker in noobs at a low price point, only to disappoint later.

The rad is the only really decent piece in the mix, (it's the 45mm, not the 60mm) the res is a cheapie and the pump is the 10W model.

Just another good reason to avoid kits.

Darlene
post #28976 of 105813
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Not sure I quite understand what (more why) you"re saying.
The top rad gets fresh air from the back of the case (so outside) and the bottom one intakes some from underneath the case, the front fan then sucks that hot air out through the front to reduce impact on internal (case) temps and therefore GPU temps.

To get the coldest air into your RAD - The air you are cooling the rad with now is already heated from the case - Most people gets better water temp when their rads are pulling fresh air, and not from the inside of the case ...
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and the pump is the 10W model.

Most people dont need anything more than the 10W model ....
post #28977 of 105813
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Originally Posted by Fonne View Post

To get the coldest air into your RAD - The air you are cooling the rad with now is already heated from the case - Most people gets better water temp when their rads are pulling fresh air, and not from the inside of the case ...
Most people dont need anything more than the 10W model ....

OH ! I thought you were talking about the rear and front 120s, my bad.

Well my GPU gets REALLY hot. By that I mean it goes up to 77° while playing BF3 which is totally insane, I used to get 60/65 max before watercooling (but as you can see here it was empty). And I thought that pulling air through the top of the case into the top rad would make the case temps even higher and heat the GPU even more.
And the top rad is fixed in place hanging on the fans so flipping them would mean taking the rad off... I guess I'll put the case on its side and flip the top rad fans to intake and the rear one back to out take.
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EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
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CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
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post #28978 of 105813
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Originally Posted by Fonne View Post

Just saw the Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer kits on frozen, are they new ? - Looks like some really nice kits (120, 240, 360, 480)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17361/ex-wat-228/Alphacool_NexXxoS_Cool_Answer_480_DDCXT_-_Kit.html

Looks great if you're on a budget! Otherwise as Darlene said most of the stuff is just meh.
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post #28979 of 105813
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Just more group packaging of a bunch of marginal stuff to look like a real custom loop to sucker in noobs at a low price point, only to disappoint later.
The rad is the only really decent piece in the mix, (it's the 45mm, not the 60mm) the res is a cheapie and the pump is the 10W model.

Darlene


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post #28980 of 105813
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

OH ! I thought you were talking about the rear and front 120s, my bad.
Well my GPU gets REALLY hot. By that I mean it goes up to 77° while playing BF3 which is totally insane, I used to get 60/65 max before watercooling (but as you can see here it was empty). And I thought that pulling air through the top of the case into the top rad would make the case temps even higher and heat the GPU even more.
And the top rad is fixed in place hanging on the fans so flipping them would mean taking the rad off... I guess I'll put the case on its side and flip the top rad fans to intake and the rear one back to out take.

It could make some of your other temps higher, but think that you should give it a try, can always go back smile.gif ....
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