Originally Posted by carmas
Wow, axipher, that is really a clean waterloop you have there. I am definitely going to check your build log.
Originally Posted by lurker2501
Originally Posted by axipher
Yeah, I spent pretty much 6 hours last week playing with the barbed fittings from Canary Red trying to fit components in and I tried this idea out *for fun* just to test the components to make sure everything worked. Once I saw the 11 mm rotary spacers on DazMode, I knew that it was destiny
I got a question: isn't that inefficient to have three radiators for cpu loop only, especially considering the fact that the temperatures will only go as low as the room temps?
Well Canary Red is currently down-graded to just an H80. I used the parts out of it to water-cool Maple Leaf.
My initial intentions was to keep Canary Red as my main rig and build Maple Leaf as a LAN rig and invest in a file server later once I got my own house. This meant that Canary Red would eventually get a top-end GPU with water block, or maybe even a dual-GPU card. Bulldozer + a top-end GPU would get mighty hot so having the available RAD space was needed. I got all 3 RAD's for very cheap from the OCN marketplace along with the reservoirs, pumps, and some fittings.
After seeing how much power I was able to get out of Maple Leaf, I decided to use it as my main rig and Canary Red got converted to a server. Since then Canary Red got downgraded to a Nvidia 7300 GS as well since it just needed a basic GPU so that I could get VNC working.
I now have a RS240 and a 120 mm RAD laying around now with a Swifttech MicroRes. I'm not sure if I want to sell them off, or re-add a loop to my Canary Red build. For now my focus is 100% on Maple Leaf though since I want to see it through completely to the end. There is a lot of work to be done on it, you can see the list on the first post in my build log.