Originally Posted by Phatboy69
Id like to add to this argument with real experience..
I have 2 x D5's in series on a very long restrictive loop with 3 x 360 BlackIce Extreme rads and if i disable 1 x D5 i reduce water temp by 4-5c. With 1 x D5 running my flow meter is barely turning yet I get better heat dissapation than at a higher flow rate with both D5s.
Res>D5>ApogeeXTCPU>(Parallel GPUs)EK5970>EK5870>EK5870>EK UD9 mosfet MB>Parallel RAM x3>EK UD9 chipset MB>Series 3xGTX360>back to res
Im yet to determine if this is because of less heat dump or because the water spends more time in the Rads' hence it cools down closer to ambient.
In my new build i will be testing this theory, and most likely reducing the D5's to speed 2-3 in series to reduce heat dump and slow the flow through the radiators.
I've read all skineelabs stuff before I made a lot of my decisions and found it an invaluable resource. Thanks for your work Martin!!!
That is because the Water spends more time in the blocks and therefore there is more heat transfer...that logically results in better heat transfer of the block but also heats up the water pretty bad,which is of a very big disadvantage when using a full loop with lots of blocks in them.
In the end not the water tempreture matters as instead the CPU and GPU tempretures.
And those can only be achieved with cool water ..so if the flow rate is high and the water spends less time absorbing heat from the block the block has a better time cooling the cpu than absorbing heat from it which ultimately leads to better CPU temps.
Out of that reason and theory I got the EK Supreme HF Full Nickel.
Because at the end of the day flow rate does matter ..at least to a certain extent.Edited by Kung Pow - 2/23/11 at 1:30am