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Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

At those prices I'd sooner pick up a Spectrapure ro/di setup, as it's a brand that sooooooooo many saltwater fish (and coral) keepers swear by, but you'd have to ask some of the water cooling guys around here if rodi is "as good" as distilled for our loops.

Interesting, I'll check it out.

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Imo you are over thinking it. Worst case use tap water.

I thought using tap water was bad for the water loop systems, like forming scales, and rust, and algae to name a few.

Well algae I know we can prevent with those biocite drops to kill everything, and rust could probably be prevented by using Car's coolant, but still not sure how to prevent scaling from tap water.

He's just saying it would be easier to use tap water instead of investing a lot of money in a distilling machine that could be used for post apocalyptic survival. Tap water should be last resort imo though.
 
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Imo you are over thinking it. Worst case use tap water.
I am sorry but that does not make sense.


Pumps and motors are designed to be run. Running them at 100% or 50% it does not matter. You won't have to buy another in 3 months
Sell the block on OCN instead

I might do that. So far I have 2 unused Bitspower CPU blocks for a 2011 v3 CPU, Nickel-plexi blocks for VRM and chips etc that fit an Asus RVE, 4 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator 2400Mhz DDR4 CL12 memory, and an Intel i7-5960X. Once I'm finished with my build, I'll probably have extra fittings since I changed my loop around and then changed up my fittings. Plus I always order a few extra.
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Sorry if this has already been answered but i'm not sure what to believe.

I have the EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM and while it has been performing like a champion, the PWM function is rather confusing i found.

Does it operate at 60% or 100% while the PWM fan header is disconnected?

EK site says 100% but others claim 60%.
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Sorry if this has already been answered but i'm not sure what to believe.

I have the EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM and while it has been performing like a champion, the PWM function is rather confusing i found.

Does it operate at 60% or 100% while the PWM fan header is disconnected?

EK site says 100% but others claim 60%.

I would go with what EK has listed on its site.
Edited by mypickaxe - 7/23/16 at 5:01pm
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I would go with what EK has listed on its site. If you think about it, it should either be "On" or "Off." Without a PWM signal present, how would it be able to set itself to 60%? If you look at the actual specs listed on their site, they have 60 listed...for maximum system temperature. I think there's some confusion abounding in part because of this, and in part because of bad information relayed.

So, unless there's a manual switch to adjust the RPM, or a stepping based on input voltage (such as 12V or 24V) then, I'd say it is safe to go with what EK lists as default.

Alright thanks. Guess it would have made sense to go with EK in the first place.
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Hello friends!

Two questions for you to help me please ...

1) can a color concentrate be mixed with the "EK-Ekoolant EVO CLEAR Premix"? Which one?
I have one closed bottle and I'm thinking to switch to clear tubing and some color would be nice. biggrin.gif
The EK site doesn't say nothing about adding color to the clear Ekoolant.


2) I have only the CPU on my loop, and I'm moving my system to a Fractal Define S case and I want to put an EK 360mm reservoir on top.
My question is ... which model should I use, SE or PE??
Performance/price wise PE is the way to go but the Define S has only 5.5cm of clearance before overlapping the motherboard.
Will I notice temperature difs with PE over the SE that compensates the bulkiness?

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Originally Posted by dilster97 View Post

Sorry if this has already been answered but i'm not sure what to believe.

I have the EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM and while it has been performing like a champion, the PWM function is rather confusing i found.

Does it operate at 60% or 100% while the PWM fan header is disconnected?

EK site says 100% but others claim 60%.



Both answers are correct . . . .

It depends on which PWM D5 you have . . . .

The original, or the new one designated the GEN 2.


The original Laing ran at 60% when the PWM connector was not connected.

EK's new GEN 2 runs at 100% when the PWM connector is not connected. . . . just like a PWM fan does

It also has a slightly wider more linear PWM percentage versus RPM correlation.


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Both answers are correct . . . .

It depends on which PWM D5 you have . . . .

The original, or the new one designated the GEN 2.


The original Laing ran at 60% when the PWM connector was not connected.

EK's new GEN 2 runs at 100% when the PWM connector is not connected. . . . just like a PWM fan does

It also has a slightly wider more linear PWM percentage versus RPM correlation.


Darlene
Mines the original i think (or Gen 1, came with the XRES 140 REVO combo unit) .

Still with the PWM signal wire removed i only lost a degree in temps. Pump was noticeably louder though. Weird.
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This is going sound odd but what are the advantages of monoblocks I'm debating moving to Skylake over Devil Canyon staying with Micro ATX and saw EK make a Monoblock for the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII GENE which looks like a very good Micro ATX board. So what I'm asking are Monoblocks purely aesthetic as assume you can see coolant better in one then a normal CPU block or do they give a noticeable benefit in other ways.
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