Originally Posted by rolandos582
I see, ideally you want 4 water temp sensors? in and outtake for both radiators?
And then you have a few normal tempetature sensors, do you just use those for ambient, intake and outtake air tempetature?
Sorry for all these questions boys! I've been watercooling for about 2.5 years now but so many things are still new to me!
EDIT : nvm, you just use the sensors ofcourse.
I was lucky in that my loop worked out so that my flow goes through both of my crossflow radiators before going to my CPU and then GPU.
LOOP TEMP SENSORS: I was able to put one sensor before the rads and one after. I think they were Barrow G1/4 cap sensors that I mounted into a 3 way connector. (RAD IN and RAD OUT)
AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR (Flat K2 sensor): I originally mounted one in front of my intake fans in the front of the case. This worked great until the radiator got hot and the sensor picked up the radiant heat and went up about 3 degrees C. (AMBIENT INTAKE)
I was hoping for a little more accuracy. I already had a Vision touch and ordered the 5cm ambient sensor for that. Since this is mounted outside my case it displays true room ambient. This is the temp I wanted to use. (AMBIENT ROOM)
VIRTUAL SENSORS: I created one to average out my RAD IN and RAD OUT sensors to calculate my average LOOP TEMP.
Then I created one that calculates the difference between AMBIENT ROOM and LOOP TEMP. This one is LOOP DELTA_T.
Then I created one to calculate the difference between my RAD IN and RAD OUT sensors to get an idea how much heat I was removing. This one is RAD DELTA_T. BTW - Biggest diff I seen here was about 1.8 degrees C before the loop stabilized. Then it typically runs about 1 degree C.
I may add one more ambient sensor to the interior of my case just to see what the air temp is like inside.
LOOP DELTA_T is what I am currently using to run my fan curves.
The biggest Temp difference I seen on the loop was 16.2 degrees C while I was running Furmark 3D at 4K and also running Heavy Load at the same time. In 30 degree C Ambient.
My curves (and my Vision RGB Ball) are based on that max difference.