First off, here are 100 half-sized photos of the dig.http://picasaweb.google.com/11578270...opInstallation
The main thing I need to note is that hitting the water pipe resulted in the far end of the trench being too short. That resulted in the distorted, shallower, and stretched piping at that end. I'm sending the warmed water down the side of the coils to there first. that way the water will exit through the deepest coil section at the other end.
Originally Posted by bobbavet
This is freakin crazy! This forum got a hall of fame?
Can you guesstimate the summer temp by the difference now between the gpu temps and current ground temp?
Thanks! A nearly 20 degree Fahrenheit rise wouldn't surprise me, which would result in an 18 degree Celsius summer water temperature. I'm still optimistic about dropping 10c off of the previous loaded loop temperature.
Going half the depth in the wet soil seems equal temperature wise to what the dry sandy soil on my house's hill would've been. Aside from the lower winter temperatures there is a key difference. The wet soil can absorb twice as much heat and takes longer to start saturating.
Originally Posted by caraboose
I should do this up here in Canada in my north facing yard, no sun hits that ever.. That'd be nice and cold
I like your temps!
Can we get pictures of your tower?
50/50 antifreeze mix! The systems spread out on a table right now but I'll probably install it in my Case Appeal AV8 after swapping the cheap 1/2 vinyl for the Norprene.
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa
dude thats awesome. i take it your GPUs are on water too right.
Yup, EK 5970 block. The 1.3v Furmark vrm temperatures have finally been tamed. Even Crysis doesn't raise them nearly as much tbh though.