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Don't use ammonia. The temperature gains would be less than 1C and it would be super annoying to use. For one thing, you couldn't use any acrylic products in your loop, or PVC tubing as ammonia would react with it. Secondly if there was a leak I would fear for your life as ammonia fumes are deadly.

It's just not worth it for less than a 1C difference.

Also, you don't need two pumps for that loop. One of those pumps with the pump top is already overkill for the loop, two pumps will just increase the temperature due to added heat dump.
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Do NOT use anhydrous ammonia. You need an incredibly complicated system to run it since it turns into a gas. You would need pressure releases and compressors. If you want to have slightly better temps go all high end then use nanofluid. Much safer.
 
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Those fans are the best you can get for a radiator. I'm sure your GTX 240 will be very happy
What? I can think of 5 - 10 better fans, but they are louder. For quiet fans they are the best noise vs. performance.
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Don't use ammonia. The temperature gains would be less than 1C and it would be super annoying to use. For one thing, you couldn't use any acrylic products in your loop, or PVC tubing as ammonia would react with it. Secondly if there was a leak I would fear for your life as ammonia fumes are deadly.

It's just not worth it for less than a 1C difference.

Also, you don't need two pumps for that loop. One of those pumps with the pump top is already overkill for the loop, two pumps will just increase the temperature due to added heat dump.
Ok, no ammonia then.

As for the dual pumps, again, what I've read around here got me paranoid about my SLI blocks. I wanted to make sure I had enough pressure.

So you're saying that 2 pumps would actually hurt my temps?
post #15 of 20
I'm currently running a single mcp355 in my loop. If it can handle mine with a decent flowrate it can handle any loop. You won't see a difference in temps if your flowrate is over 1 gallon per minute, which it will be. You only need a 2nd pump when ur flowrate is drastically under 1gpm
 
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So you're saying that 2 pumps would actually hurt my temps?
Yes it can hurt you temp for about 3-5c higher. One good pump is all you need. More than one pump is like using more than 1 360x360mm or 1 480 rad. One good pump is good for 1 480 or 2 240 rad plus 1 cpu and 2 or 3 video card.
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post #17 of 20
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So ideally I should not use UV dye at all?
No additives, preservatives or artificial coloring is best.

Distilled water, and a kill coil (.999 pure silver strip wound up in a coil and dumped into the res or "installed" inside a tubing section) and/or PT Nuke (PHP is the recommended one I believe). Of ALL of the posts I have read about dye's, I must have read over 30, I think I only read ONE that had no complaints of the dye gunking up their water blocks in some way. That is a red flag in my book so I stay away. I like the simple things anyways. Need/want color? Buy colored tubing. Also, some pump manufacturers consider the use of dyes as a void to the pump's warranty.
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No additives, preservatives or artificial coloring is best.

Distilled water, and a kill coil (.999 pure silver strip wound up in a coil and dumped into the res or "installed" inside a tubing section) and/or PT Nuke (PHP is the recommended one I believe). Of ALL of the posts I have read about dye's, I must have read over 30, I think I only read ONE that had no complaints of the dye gunking up their water blocks in some way. That is a red flag in my book so I stay away. I like the simple things anyways. Need/want color? Buy colored tubing. Also, some pump manufacturers consider the use of dyes as a void to the pump's warranty.
I see, thanks for the info. UV dye does look cool but I don't like it enough to risk my brand new (and expensive) blocks.
post #19 of 20
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I see, thanks for the info. UV dye does look cool but I don't like it enough to risk my brand new (and expensive) blocks.
Get the UV tubing then. I think they look even better than the dye itself.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
What? I can think of 5 - 10 better fans, but they are louder. For quiet fans they are the best noise vs. performance.
At this point I just want to make sure these fans will be able to get good cooling performance out of the Black Ice GTX 240. They will be either pushing or pulling. I don't have enough space to mount fans on both sides.
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