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post #21 of 33
No difference at all. The flow rates in PC watercooling compared to the size of the tubing mean that the difference in restriction between 3/8" ID and 1/2" ID is almost 0, and this very small difference in flow rates (less than a 0.05 GPM diff) will not change your temperatures at all.
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post #22 of 33
Pretty much any grocery store will have it as it's used in flat-iron's (or whatever it's called in english).
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post #23 of 33
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Alrighty.

I also browsed around in the store, and if im not too wrong with my calculations, i can fit a EK - Supreme HF - Acetal in my budget. Would the 240 rad underperform, with it cooling the CPU and GPU OC'd? The cpu itself puts off around 138 watts @3.99/1.56v.
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post #24 of 33
As I previous owner of that CPU, I can tell you that it does NOT put off nearly 138W, even at full load. For that CPU the difference between the EK Supreme HF and a cheaper block like the XSPC Rasa will be 0. For the radiator I'd suggest a 360 radiator, mainly because you get 50% more cooling for much less than a 50% price increase.
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Alrighty, so for the XSPC rasa cpu block, were you talking about this one(?):
http://www.coolerkit.dk/xspc_rasa_cp...el-p-1426.html
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post #26 of 33
Yes, that is the block I mentioned earlier.
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post #27 of 33
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Just when i decided to buy WC parts in monday, i just had to see the M4A79 Deluxe in stock Dx

Reasons to upgrade MBoard:
Current MBoard deteriorating, 3 ram slots not working, 4+1 phase
The Deluxe having 4 2.0 PCI-e slots, DDR2, potentially better CPU OC

Currently planning on buying XSPC RX 480 rad, XSPC 750 Dual Bay Reservoir Pump Rev.2, 8 Yateloon 46cfm Blue LED fans, and accessories.
Or the M4A79 Deluxe.
Dilemma.

What would other folks buy? The WC parts or the deluxe?
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post #28 of 33
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Parts ordered

Only need the blocks now


EDIT:
Just when i finally ordered the parts, the EK - FC6970 is now in stock

Edited by Davidsen - 2/28/11 at 6:19am
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post #29 of 33
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Finally received parts:



Currently got installed 3x 120x35mm/100+cfm fans for push, and 3xArcticF12's for pull.
21 days till i can order blocks.

Also, would it be enough to clean the Rad with 100C water, and then just let it dry after cleaning? Really don't have the option of being able to get my hands on some distilled water.
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post #30 of 33
Tap water is fine for the rinse. Add in 10% vinegar to the solution for more cleaning power and remember to hold the radiator with oven mitts, it's going to get very hot.
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