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Lately I`ve been looking at watercooling parts again, but the bummer is I`m runnin a define R5 and its not really that great for watercooling, can`t really fit in any decent size rads there, I quess the best one can expect from a R5 is a 360 and a 240, no way to fit 2x 360 in there i quess.

So here is my question, I have mostly already decided what parts I`m going for, but what I cannot decide is the thickness of the rads, what I will be cooling is one high end GPU and a 6700K overclocked as the site says biggrin.gif
Everything else comes from EK shop aswell, but could you help me decide on the radiators, bear in mind case is R5, are there huge temp differences between the SE to XE or not that much ? I quess the R5 could fit a 360 XE + 240XE might get a bit cramped but if the cooling is so much better then I`m all for it, if not maybe its best to stick to PE, dont really fancy SE since its the slimmest but thats just my OCD.
So wich one would you go for, SE,PE or XE? Fans will be 1450rpm vardars.
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 1/29/16 at 12:15pm
post #13972 of 20963
Does anyone know what EK warranty policy on their DDC pumps are? I used an Alphacool heatsink with my EK DDC PWM and it apparently shorted it out or something.
Edited by ivoryg37 - 1/29/16 at 9:50pm
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Wow we got it pretty close.

I am not changing my pump speed .. its running at whatever max its set on. I can barely hear the pump if the top cap is on. If I remove the little stopper I can hear it pretty loud.
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Nice, looks a little like my system, finished it 2 weeks ago



at what speed is your pump starting to make noise? i can hear mine at anything above 35%.
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Wow we got it pretty close.

I am not changing my pump speed .. its running at whatever max its set on. I can barely hear the pump if the top cap is on. If I remove the little stopper I can hear it pretty loud.

so you didnt connect your pwm cable?
yeah but im currently getting rid of my corsair sp120 fans and buying noctua nf-f12, the corsair ones are not very good on my 19fpi rads and i can hear them at 50% speed and above. the nf f12 are inaudile until 70% and quieter at full speed, have double the static pressure and 50% more airflow so i dont know why i went with the corsair ones in the first place rolleyes.gif
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I did connect the PWM cable to the motherboard connector that says waterpump. I am not sure if I to enable something in the bios for it to work or if its already working and its quiet and thats why I cant tell.

Ill check on the details when I get home later.

I have the SP120 quiet edition and they are very nice and quiet. My system temps seem pretty decent... although the TIM is new and it takes sometime to bake in. Currently idle temps are 32C and load is at 60C. The GPU temps are super nice at 28C for Idle (previously 50C) and I forget the load temp but it was nowhere near 78C that I had previously

My system is i7-6700K overclocked to 4.5GHz and GPU GTX 980 ti overclocked core by 1415MHz base and and memory by +294MHz
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so you didnt connect your pwm cable?
yeah but im currently getting rid of my corsair sp120 fans and buying noctua nf-f12, the corsair ones are not very good on my 19fpi rads and i can hear them at 50% speed and above. the nf f12 are inaudile until 70% and quieter at full speed, have double the static pressure and 50% more airflow so i dont know why i went with the corsair ones in the first place rolleyes.gif

Edited by enkur - 1/29/16 at 1:29pm
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I did connect the PWM cable to the motherboard connector that says waterpump. I am not sure if I to enable something in the bios for it to work or if its already working and its quiet and thats why I cant tell.

Ill check on the details when I get home later.

I have the SP120 quiet edition and they are very nice and quiet. My system temps seem pretty decent... although the TIM is new and it takes sometime to bake in. Currently idle temps are 32C and load is at 60C. The GPU temps are super nice at 28C for Idle (previously 50C) and I forget the load temp but it was nowhere near 78C that I had previously

My system is i7-6700K overclocked to 4.5GHz and GPU GTX 980 ti overclocked core by 1415MHz base and and memory by +294MHz
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so you didnt connect your pwm cable?
yeah but im currently getting rid of my corsair sp120 fans and buying noctua nf-f12, the corsair ones are not very good on my 19fpi rads and i can hear them at 50% speed and above. the nf f12 are inaudile until 70% and quieter at full speed, have double the static pressure and 50% more airflow so i dont know why i went with the corsair ones in the first place rolleyes.gif

What is connected your CPU Fan header? That's where I'd connect the pump to... You can go into BIOS and set the fans to PWM, that should work...

Sorry if you've already done this. I haven't been following the thread lately...
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I connected the 3 pin connector of the pump to the waterpump connector on the motherboard, the other one looked like the old hard drive power connector that I connected the power supply. I connected the two radiator fans to the cpu and cpu_opt connector on the motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Hero)

I can see in the ASUS AI software that I can change the pump speed (I had to enable PWM in the bios). I can see the pump slowing down as I change the rpm... so it seems to be working.
even at 100% I can barely hear the pump.
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What is connected your CPU Fan header? That's where I'd connect the pump to... You can go into BIOS and set the fans to PWM, that should work...

Sorry if you've already done this. I haven't been following the thread lately...
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Does anyone know
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

Lately I`ve been looking at watercooling parts again, but the bummer is I`m runnin a define R5 and its not really that great for watercooling, can`t really fit in any decent size rads there, I quess the best one can expect from a R5 is a 360 and a 240, no way to fit 2x 360 in there i quess.

So here is my question, I have mostly already decided what parts I`m going for, but what I cannot decide is the thickness of the rads, what I will be cooling is one high end GPU and a 6700K overclocked as the site says biggrin.gif
Everything else comes from EK shop aswell, but could you help me decide on the radiators, bear in mind case is R5, are there huge temp differences between the SE to XE or not that much ? I quess the R5 could fit a 360 XE + 240XE might get a bit cramped but if the cooling is so much better then I`m all for it, if not maybe its best to stick to PE, dont really fancy SE since its the slimmest but thats just my OCD.
So wich one would you go for, SE,PE or XE? Fans will be 1450rpm vardars.

Are you using the optical cages or hard drive cages? I assume something is being removed if you're using the 360.

If you have them removed, you can fit two PE360s in there.

Here's a build done in a Define S. The interior dimensions are practically identical.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1570312/build-log-fractal-define-s-x99-980-sli-watercooled-lf-reaction-reservoir
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I did connect the PWM cable to the motherboard connector that says waterpump. I am not sure if I to enable something in the bios for it to work or if its already working and its quiet and thats why I cant tell.

Ill check on the details when I get home later.

I have the SP120 quiet edition and they are very nice and quiet. My system temps seem pretty decent... although the TIM is new and it takes sometime to bake in. Currently idle temps are 32C and load is at 60C. The GPU temps are super nice at 28C for Idle (previously 50C) and I forget the load temp but it was nowhere near 78C that I had previously

My system is i7-6700K overclocked to 4.5GHz and GPU GTX 980 ti overclocked core by 1415MHz base and and memory by +294MHz

i have a 6700k overclocked to 4.5GHz at 1.3V and a Gigabyte G1 980Ti at 1586MHz core and 4000MHz memory. max temp i saw on my gpu was 51C after two hours of gaming. water temp was 39C with ambient temp at 24C. DeltaT of 15 is not ideal, thats why i change my corsair fans to noctua...

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Originally Posted by enkur View Post

I connected the 3 pin connector of the pump to the waterpump connector on the motherboard, the other one looked like the old hard drive power connector that I connected the power supply. I connected the two radiator fans to the cpu and cpu_opt connector on the motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Hero)

I can see in the ASUS AI software that I can change the pump speed (I had to enable PWM in the bios). I can see the pump slowing down as I change the rpm... so it seems to be working.
even at 100% I can barely hear the pump.


are you sure you are changing the pump speed? whats your pump rpm at 100%?? i can hear mine very loud at 100% which is about 4500rpm.
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Greetings Overclockers!
Not sure if this is the right thread to post in or not but here goes.

Planning on using EK everything. Blocks fittings the whole 9 yards.

Going to be housing all the stuff roughly outlined above in a case labs sma8 with an additional pedestal.

This rig is mainly for the experience of building a custom loop. Want to graduate out of baby's first AIO. Noise level Is not a factor. If the case sounds like a wind tunnel it gets bonus points. thumb.gif I want the loop to keep the cpu and gpus as close to ambient as physics will allow at all times. Don't have any plans on overclocking yet.

Time for 20 questions woohoo!

Is it bad to have 3 reservoirs feed into a single inlet like that? I know I don't need 3 reservoirs, 1 is plenty for a single loop. But I like the look.

Will the reservoirs be drained equally over time? I'd like to avoid uneven visible coolant levels if possible.

Do I need more than 1,500 L/H the EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM Serial gives?

Can Reservoirs return from the loop be filled at the bottom?

Does the return feed have to go to the top of the reservoir?

I plan on having mounting 8 EK-Furious Vardar FF4-140 to the two 140x4 rads. They will on a separate toggle switch for when I really want to kick the engines to 11.

Will having fans not currently in use cause so much drag on normal TT riing 14's that is not even worth having a second set on standby and just keep all fans on?

Where would the best location for a T line out to a drain valve be? The lowest point in the system is going to be the bottom 140 inlet.

I know there have been recalls on the predator aio. Don't want to invest a bunch of money into kit that I'll have a hard time fighting CS over whatever problems arise. How would you rate EK compared to all other water cooling manufacturers on the market in terms of product support?

Can I mix rigid and soft tubing through the loop? I just want hard tubing between the two gpu blocks. Without using the terminal products.

What is the hands down best 3/4" soft tubing ek offers in the shop? Plan on using their Blood red concentrate. Don't want to be dealing with discoloration or growths inside the tubes.

Thanks all for your time,
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