Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12806530
Odd that you can't seem to buy 1/2" standoffs anywhere. Well, not anywhere near me.
I just hope it still works, fiddling with my 5970 in that manner felt dangerous,
, my hands were shaking when I installed the thermal pads.
Quick question, I have an anti vibration pad thing for the pump (referred to as a "Shoggy Sandwich", iirc?), do I just plonk the pump on top of it? I remember hearing something about pumps dying as the main source of heat is at the bottom, an therefore needs some sort of ventilation?
Not our fault you live on an island..
Nerves like that mean you're doing it correctly, it says so in the EK manual...
Heating is a problem for the DDCs as charlie mentioned, D5s tend to run cooler and are naturally more open to air circulation since the hot part isn't on the bottom.
Originally Posted by gre0481;12806923
My pump MCP655 sit on a rubber pad, which has holes for you to bolt the pump down normally. But yes, when you mount the pump, sandwich the pad between the pump, and the part of the chassis you secure to; whether you mount it upside down, sideways, etc. The rad should help cool the pump; it's essentially water cooled. If your pump isn't getting proper cooling, I don't think the pump getting enough air is the problem.
As above, DDCs need air/heatsink around the PCB (bottom) to be cooled effectively and not burn out.
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12806971
I should probably fill out the water-cooling parts at some point. As well as the rest of the contents.
Mine is just a foam pad, no holes in it as far as I know, which confused me initially. I might just fashion myself one out of some thick rubber or something, I can't really secure something into foam, unless I use double sided tape, which doesn't sound like the best option.
Then again, that's how I'm mounting the rad.
Thanks for the help, and kind words.
Apparently double-sided tape works wonders, I've never been brave enough to try though
Also, why does charlie always have to beat me to WC questions?