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post #48061 of 109858 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 07:34 PM
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I need to get a temp sensor but right now I want to know my delta.

Can I open my reservoir while the PC's on and dip the sensor that's currently giving me ambient temps into it or will the reservoir overflow ?
Do you calculate Delta on idle or running prime or IBT ?


And about the temp sensors, I want a basic 1/4" plug that I can just have at the bottom of the reservoir but they all seems quite expensive (16-20€) is there an ebay shop with cheap ones people here use ?

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I use the XSPC G 1/4 sensors I have two of them to measure the fluid that is leaving the hottest point of the loop (GPUS) and the fluid that is returning to my reservoir. I also use this to check how much of a difference I see in temps when running the fans in the case at certain speeds.

You would measure Deltas in fluid by subtracting the ambient vs the coolant temps at the points you are checking.
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By extenders do you guys mean this? http://www.ekwb.com/shop/accessories/fittings/adapter-fittings/ek-extender-g1-4-nickel.html

You could use those, but Bitspower has an array of different sizes in different finishes that will help to better get a precision fitment.

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For those with EK waterblocks (If you have a RIVE, better) or those with knowledge about it, I'm going to get these blocks for my Rampage IV Extreme off a friend (Pic from his rig):



And I was wondering if they'll match the height of my EK Supreme HF Plexi (CPU Waterblock) so that I could use 90º adapter/fittings and do straight lines between them. Do you guys think that will be possible? Or these blocks combined with my CPU block will be uneven? Not sure if I explained my self properly. tongue.gif

I've you're using 19/12 or 16/10mm tube, you can easily bend a nice curve thumb.gif

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I've you're using 19/12 or 16/10mm tube, you can easily bend a nice curve thumb.gif

It will be 16/11mm tubing, the thing is I want to use 90º angled adapter/fittings to keep straight lines, you think it'll be possible? tongue.gif

I don't want to do curves around the board like the picture I actually posted from my friend, I want all to be 90º angled adapters to make it as straight as possible.

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Thinking of making waterblocks, using my mill and/or CNC, but I want to know what you guys look for in blocks, both aesthetically, and functionally?

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Thinking of making waterblocks, using my mill and/or CNC, but I want to know what you guys look for in blocks, both aesthetically, and functionally?

Aesthetically, make them non-chunky. I don't really know how to explain it but the EK board block for the OC Force is absolutely gorgeous. It is all the same height and just looks good. Also, a mixture of materials like POM and copper and you could design them so that if someone wanted an acrylic top, it would easy on your end to make one.

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Functionality wise it depends on what you're cooling certain waterblocks have specific channels and fin arrangements to ensure that the water cools the necessary areas of the product.

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Aesthetically, make them non-chunky. I don't really know how to explain it but the EK board block for the OC Force is absolutely gorgeous. It is all the same height and just looks good. Also, a mixture of materials like POM and copper and you could design them so that if someone wanted an acrylic top, it would easy on your end to make one.

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That OC Force block is a complete ripoff of Mips! I love their style, will probably try to mirror it with my own little twist.

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Thinking of making waterblocks, using my mill and/or CNC, but I want to know what you guys look for in blocks, both aesthetically, and functionally?

Good luck, its a small market.

Clean looks are very popular now it seems. Square edges and flat surfaces are king. The EK block is not a rip off of the MIPS, where on earth did you get that conclusion from?


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Thinking of making waterblocks, using my mill and/or CNC, but I want to know what you guys look for in blocks, both aesthetically, and functionally?

Clean is important. As someone mentioned, variety of materials is nice. Also, make sure the inlets/outlets are in good places and can fit even the larger compression fittings.

Try to find a signature that sets your design apart from the other guys. Example:

Koolance: All shiny silver finishes
EK: Acrylic tops
XSPC: Black top over acrylic, lit up by LED

Obviously there are many others, but those are the ones that came to mind immediately
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