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post #21 of 51
Try switching thw hoses..It looks to me like you have the intake comming from the video card and the out let going up somewhere..If so it appears like the pump is trying to suck its supply ..
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post #22 of 51
Mine looked like that til my nephew took it back and did this to it..




post #23 of 51
It really has to be some sort of kink in your line somewhere- there can't be any other cause to that kind of kinkage.
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post #24 of 51
That is some massive kickage, you should buy some elbow fittings to get your tubing around those tight corners.
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post #25 of 51
Naw, elbows won't do any good and will restrict his flow.
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post #26 of 51
You could use 45*-70* elbow joints instead of the 90* ones, but they are kinda hard to find depending where you live/look.
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post #27 of 51
it appears like the pump is trying to suck the supply water from the video card block which is making the hose suck closed . . . .
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post #28 of 51
I don't know much about water cooling a computer but i do deal with fluid dynamics and hydraulic calculations on a daily basis. What its doing is cavitating the hose going into the pump, in other words the fluid can't move fast enough to supply the pump so the pump is basically trying to suck the hose dry. I would think the inlet side to the pump needs to come from a non-restricted source, like the resevoir or radiator. Such is the case with the cooling system on an automobile engine, it come from the radiator because there is an apply unrestricted supply of fluid there. The GPU and CPU block are too restrictive for the pump to suck supply through. You should switch it around so that the pump pushes the fluid through the cooling blocks first and it sucks from the radiator.

Oh and wouldn't you get better cooling on the GPU if it wasn't inline with the CPU? I mean its getting "hot" water from the cpu to cool it. Seems more logical to split it after the outlet from the pump so they both get the coolest water then combine after the blocks.
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post #29 of 51
I know what you're saying about splitting it, but in reality, you're reducing head/flow. Under normal applications, doing them in series is sufficient for both to cool down effectively.
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post #30 of 51
Wouldn't it be ideal to pump it from the CPU to the rad, then to the GPU?
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