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So i've got the EK 250 Advanced R2 Reservoir and had a quick question. I've got it setup where my inlet is at the top on one of the side ports, and im using the tube inside that is about half the size of the clear cylinder. I'm also using the anti-cyclonic device. My question is simple. How good exactly is the device? My water in the reservoir literally doesnt move at all and im worried my flow rate my be impaired by all the components in my loop. Only reason im worried is because i've got my 960 to 4.2ghz and its getting upwards of 90c when i run prime95, whereas my GPU's dont break 50c under full load. Loop is Res-->pump-->360-->GPU's-->2nd pump-->360-->mobo-->92rad-->cpu---> memory-->res. Let me know what you guys think

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post #2 of 16
What pump do you have? You might simply have too weak a pump to move the water through all those parts.
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Theyre both swiftech mcp-655's. The one from the res to the pump is a non-variable speed one and the one after the cards is a variable one which i have jacked up. I just changed the flow rate down to 1 on it and the temp went up about 2c after 10 mins so im assuming its not flow rate and maybe just not enough rad's? i'm kind of worried the anti-cyclonic device might be restricting the flow a bit but it seemed fine when i was bleeding/filling the loop. I'm wondering if i should seperate the loops =/
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I have that same res and FWIW there is very little movement visable after all that air worked out. I'm using the two bottom ports with the anticyclone installed.
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Okay i figured it was just doing its job thanks. Somehow i didnt even notice, but my idle temps have gone from 40c to 60c in a day. I have no explanation whatsoever. Havent changed a thing. What in hell?!
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Could be something as simple as trapped air in the rads. How did you bleed them after you got the loop(s) running? As i find tilting the pc front to back and side to side, while tapping on the rads to makes the bubbles move out the rad helps a great deal.
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I'm not against additives but are you running any thicker additives? Some dyes may leave junk in the block but not all.
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Could be something as simple as trapped air in the rads. How did you bleed them after you got the loop(s) running? As i find tilting the pc front to back and side to side, while tapping on the rads to makes the bubbles move out the rad helps a great deal.
I tipped just like you said when i first set it up but im going to give it another try and do it more thorough this time.

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I'm not against additives but are you running any thicker additives? Some dyes may leave junk in the block but not all.
This loop is literally about a week old and its feser one fluid. Not any additives.
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I have heard some bad and good things about Feser One but I don't think anything would happen after a week. Have you double checked for any kinks? Also this is unlikely but a piece of nickel could have flaked off causing a minor backup in the CPU block.
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post #10 of 16
Did you clean out the rads before using the in the loop. Like flush them out and get all the deposits left from the factory out of them? I'm sure you did but just had to ask.
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