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08-03-2019 04:16 PM
taowulf
Quote: Originally Posted by Barefooter View Post
Looks great and very nice job on the tubing
The bends were much improved this time around, I was more patient.
08-03-2019 04:04 PM
Barefooter Looks great and very nice job on the tubing
08-03-2019 09:02 AM
taowulf
Quote: Originally Posted by Sharangir View Post
Looking great!
Getting there, thanks!

Painting is still in the future.
08-03-2019 02:08 AM
Sharangir Looking great!
08-01-2019 03:44 PM
taowulf Seven months later, and I finally installed the Radikult res.



Oh, and I switched the light strip on the EK block, the white only one was in there originally and it never did work. I put in the RGB one and it runs off of the MB header just fine. Now just to do some tweaking of the wires for the Phanteks Halos and get them synced up with the other header that the EK block lights are hooked up to. Gigabyte ties the two headers together and you can't configure one and have the other one do anything correctly. Shouldn't be too hard to swap some pins around. Everything except the 12V, of course.
01-07-2019 08:12 PM
taowulf So I have been waiting to do a few things over, I need to get rid of the tube that goes down after the pump so I stop trapping all the magic swirly bits in my fluid as well as redo all my bends and tubing. I have also been debating moving the vid card out of the vertical mount and I finally have a reason to do so. Last week, I ordered a res from Radikult - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M...hnh9CJUh-TzNRw

Radikult makes reservoirs and other bits with his homebuilt CNC machine, I know a few around here have used them in the past. A little while ago, he started selling non-custom ones in standard sizes. I picked up one of his 280 size units with the integrated D5 mount. I was going to custom order a res and maybe more, but I left my job in September and am taking some time for myself before I start looking again. The res will be mounted in the top of the case.

Now the only thing I am waiting on is for Performance PCS to get the fluid I want back in again. Hopefully that won't be long.

I am also going to be picking up what I need to do some acrylic polishing as both the water blocks I have could use a bit of polishing and this Radikult res is unpolished inside.
I still have a bunch of painting I want to do as well, hopefully sometime this spring. Maybe by then I will be able to tackle the sleeving I want to do as well.

04-25-2018 04:44 PM
taowulf I was up to about 5.2Ghz for a while until I had a blue screen the other night that appeared to clear out all my saved OC profiles in the Gigabyte's BIOS. So I went back to 5Ghz for now, using around 1.3V which has been usage stable (I haven't done any serious stability testing in a while)

But today it is mighty warm in here and the Voltage drop has done it's job, current temps inside this tin can are at 37C which is nearly 100F. With the "lost" overclock at a 30C ambient, still under 1.4V, the CPU would be around 70-72C while folding.


My handy rainmeter plugin -
03-31-2018 02:41 AM
taowulf So I live in a 34' Fleetwood Bounder RV (link to the Walter White Home office in my sig) and temperatures can get toasty during the daytime. Even though it was in the mid 60's today (around 18C) inside, it was a toasty 80F/27C in here today, so while I had some time between calls I did some testing with the front panel on. This is with a [email protected] load, which is what I normally run when I am not gaming. Prior to putting the front on the case, CPU temps were running around 147F/64C my fans were mildly audible at around 1300RPM. So I put the front panel and in no time CPU temps went up to around 72-74C. So I bumped the fans up to around 1500RPM or so, which was loud enough to hear over my next call.

So the short of the story is that the front panel is going to get cut like a snitch. No stiches. I have been pondering this for a while, and the quick test I did today makes it an easy call.

Oh, and I turned the case upside down for a little bit to see how much of the suspended particles I could get back into the loop.

Before -


and after -


I have more acrylic now, and as soon as I decide to redo the horrible bends I did, I will be turning the 4 way fitting at the outlet of the pump 90 degrees, as long as I can fit the ball valve between the fitting and the side of the case.
03-27-2018 04:32 PM
taowulf If it isn't one thing it is another.

Another day off, and after taking care of a needed chore (the joy of living in a RV) time to to some gaming.

But why do I have artifacts? My GPU OC is lower tha the highest I had it on my old system, what has changed? Oh, PCI-E Riser cable. Apparently either not as well shielded as the manufacturer claims. So I have another one on the way. Hopefully this will let me get the graphics card clocks up to snuff. I have it at about +100 on GPU clock and Mem Clock, no artifacts there at all. Also tweaking the CPU overclock, currently at 5.3 and adding small voltage tweaks as needed when I need to.

Adjusted my temp monitoring on this nifty Rainmeter gadget. First temp under "H20" is ambient, second is water temp.

I should get around to relabeling that soon. The only other thing I should add to it is flow rate. I currently have that on my taskbar.

The skin is called Minimalist Loop Information

Here we go, updated the skin -
03-26-2018 05:56 PM
taowulf Ahh, the joys of working from home.

In between calls, I was playing with fans and pump curves, went ahead and maxed out the pump speed to see if I could get any action with the missing particles...it chased up a few for but then cleared again. Then I noticed a vast discrepancy in Gigabyte's SIV software that I probably would have noticed yesterday had I not been awake for 36 hours. It seems that the CPU temp sensor that SIV uses is ridiculously off actual temps. That isn't cool (haha) guys. It is lower by 10-15C compared to HWInfo, even checked with CoreTemp as it shows the same difference as well. This is very bad for trying to come up with appropriate fan curves. I might have to find something similar to SpeedFan to get correct reporting and curves. If SIV (which means System Information Viewer, BTW) is that far off, and you can't change to the correct sensor, it is more than useless. It is dangerous if you are overclocking. Shame, Gigabyte, shame.
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