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Do you run the pump at 100%? How many blocks do you have in your loop?

DDC pumps are intended for high restriction loops. If your loop isn't restrictive enough your pump will get very hot and add a lot of heat to the loop and it can potentially overheat and fail. Try running the pump at a lower setting. 40-60% should be enough flow for most loops.

You can also check out the EK DDC heatsink kit. thumb.gif
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It's on 12V and has no options for speed control. I have 2 blocks; gpu and cpu. The cpu block is a low end EK model (Supreme LTX), and the GPU block is a universal one (Alphacool HF 14), so a pretty standard setup, nothing too restrictive.

Could you further explain how would having a high performance pump in a low restriction loop harm the pumps performance?
I think you're right about the pump dumping a lot of heat into the water. The reservoir and rad are super hot to the touch and cpu temps are 80c during gaming. I can't really return the pump as it's not really defective, so I suppose I'll have to grab an extra 240 rad to add to the loop. Thanks for the advice none the less.
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Agreed, only bad thing for me is I am also addicted to buying art supplies for my art hobby. Having two hobbies that are not cheap is not easy since I really like both. I easily one time spent over 300+ dollars on just canvases one day in a art store.

That's when you buy canvas by the roll and stretch it yourself wink.gif but yeah between my camera, car and PC it's gotten pretty pricey.
     
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What do you guys suggest i get for 10 bucks on amazon? I just got a gift card for amazon, so idk what to get. Maybe a drain valve? idk
post #66164 of 107372
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Ohhh, uh well it's not something I recommend. Why did Monsoon start using silver for their fittings...
Because they act as kill coils.

I'll see if Monsoon will run a test on this.
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post #66165 of 107372
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Because they act as kill coils.

I'll see if Monsoon will run a test on this.

I'm guessing because it ends up being cheaper for them this way, now they only need one barb per tube diameter instead of one per color. I don't think it's anything else that went into the choice.
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I'm guessing because it ends up being cheaper for them this way, now they only need one barb per tube diameter instead of one per color. I don't think it's anything else that went into the choice.
If they were just cheaping out don't you think they would've picked one anodizing color and left it at that? Silver plating costs some money.
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I know the feeling with the pricing of the fittings. I just looked, and with 16 Fittings, I would have to spend $120 at least... and I forgot about the two Barbed fittings I use... so... probably 130 total. I want to change them, but until I can offload some of the excess stuff I have, I wont make another expensive move. I currently have 4 Koolance QD3's (Full set unused) because I wanted to be able to take things in and out... But I didn't leave room for them, or like the idea of giant loops just to fit them in somewhere in the build, so I decided against them.. Now, they collect dust.
drool.gif ... 120$ for 16 Fittings ?! specool.gif

I had to pay anywhere from 13,90€ - 18,90€ for ONE Fitting biggrin.gif ... but its bitspower and some 3-rotary ... so i guess its fine.
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I struggled with silver in the Monsoon fittings myself. My google research on silver in modern loops is inconclusive. But why use a variable you don't have to? Of course you could chemically strip the silver yourself. Ultimately I decided to simply switch brands for the peace of mind factor. Sorry Monsoon.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 4/19/14 at 10:18am
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All I can say is that you email Gene if you have an issue with this decision of theirs. Perhaps if more people email him, he will finally respond to this.
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If they were just cheaping out don't you think they would've picked one anodizing color and left it at that? Silver plating costs some money.

But overall, it would still be less expensive and cut down on overhead inventory, as they have less barbs to stock. Having run retail etc for over 15 years, I've seen companies do things like that. I didn't say they cheaped out, I said they cut costs. And I guarantee it ended up being less expensive for them, or pricing would have gone up at the same time.
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