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Hey personally I think your rig looks better then a lot of peoples rigs around here. If you had a tube res it would look AAA+. It's only AAA right now tongue.gif

Well thanks! My current goal is to find a sleeving kit that will hold my six pci-e power cables without looking too bulky. Next big upgrade may be for quick disconnect lines and some better 90 degree barbs, lol.
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Yeah, personally it's not that I'm not aware of how important water temps is or what you need to know it it's just that I was on a really tight budget and could'ntafford getting one. I will have to get one sooner or later but right now priority isgetting a GPU under water and getting a better mobo so I can overclock myCPU. I'll probably gather an extra 10€ and get one at the same time as my GPU / wb.
It really bothers me not knowing but I'm not going to pay as much shipping as the actual cost of the fitting-sensor.

Like most things once I'll have one I won't be able to do without it but right now I'm good and can hold until christmass.



Btw, is water the same temps everywhere ?
If not where is it best to place the sensor ?
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post #29623 of 107782
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Well thanks! My current goal is to find a sleeving kit that will hold my six pci-e power cables without looking too bulky. Next big upgrade may be for quick disconnect lines and some better 90 degree barbs, lol.

Are you looking for a pre sleeved kit or are you just looking to sleeve it yourself. Many around here would recommend MDPC. I have never seen and touched the stuff myself but it looks far superior in all the pictures I have seen.

You may want to look into paracord also. It is a bit harder to work with but is much more pliable so you could arrange your cables a bit easier I think.
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post #29624 of 107782
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Are you looking for a pre sleeved kit or are you just looking to sleeve it yourself. Many around here would recommend MDPC. I have never seen and touched the stuff myself but it looks far superior in all the pictures I have seen.
You may want to look into paracord also. It is a bit harder to work with but is much more pliable so you could arrange your cables a bit easier I think.

All the cables terminate at different lengths due to placement on the PSU and the physical space between the cards, so I believe my only choice is to sleeve myself. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look into those!
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Yeah, personally it's not that I'm not aware of how important water temps is or what you need to know it it's just that I was on a really tight budget and could'ntafford getting one. I will have to get one sooner or later but right now priority isgetting a GPU under water and getting a better mobo so I can overclock myCPU. I'll probably gather an extra 10€ and get one at the same time as my GPU / wb.
It really bothers me not knowing but I'm not going to pay as much shipping as the actual cost of the fitting-sensor.

Like most things once I'll have one I won't be able to do without it but right now I'm good and can hold until christmass.



Btw, is water the same temps everywhere ?
If not where is it best to place the sensor ?

Yes the water temp is the same in the whole loop. It is that way because it moves so fast ~1 Gallon per minute.
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post #29626 of 107782
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All the cables terminate at different lengths due to placement on the PSU and the physical space between the cards, so I believe my only choice is to sleeve myself. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look into those!

You could take it to the whole new level like I am and make new wires at custom lengths for perfect cable management! of course this will cost more money as you have to buy spool of wire and crimp pins and a crimp tool. BUt it will keep you nice and clean behind the motherboard tray which actually matters A LOT to me. tongue.gif

MDPC also offers all the crimp pins and crimp tool but you will have to buy your 18awg elsewhere.
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Hmmm, my water temp runs between 10C-15C above ambient under heavy load. Hard to believe my rads aren't enough but not sure what else I can do?
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Argh!@!! Speaking of multi meter I was at walmart the other night and while in the electrical section I asked an employee where I can find a digital multimeter and the dummy threw her hands in the air and said "I don't even know what that is" and didn't offer to help and walked a way.
sorry /endrant

You actually thought you would be helped? lol ..........lmaosmiley.gif ....lachen.gif......tongue.gif.......
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You actually thought you would be helped? lol ..........lmaosmiley.gif ....lachen.gif......tongue.gif.......
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I still have a small amount of faith left in humanity. It get's chipped away bit by bit every day though. buttkick.gif
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post #29630 of 107782
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You missed the water temp.
Everyone seems to miss water temp around here for some reason and goes off ambient and component load temp. If your water is at or right near ambient no amount of rad or fans will make your stuff run cooler. And if you are already running within a few degrees of ambient there is a diminishing return trying to chase those last few degrees.

Ahh, ok. I actually have 2 thermal sensors: Res shows 28-30c (all chips loaded), my in-line sensor coming out of GPU showing 30-31c....can that be right? GPU was showing 57c when I noted these temps. Anyway, I guess I should be happy (and I am) that my temps are as good as they are. Now if I could get a stable OC over 5GHz that would REALLY make me happy! Thanks for the input all!

I've ordered some Monsoon fittings - I think I will order a few more thermal sensors to place around my loop, then I will look at temps again at that time. thumb.gif
Edited by NostraD - 10/16/12 at 7:37am
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