Overclocker in training
Hi,Lets just all be clear as this has come up before. There is a distinct difference between a flow indicator being a clear hamster wheel that is purely aesthetic and never moves correctly and a flow meter which is an actual precision instrument the puts out a signal to measure actual flow rate.
I use the latter to feed back to my aquaero and I use a liquid temps sensor as well. These two allow me to control PWM D5 pump speeds and PWM fan speeds with a hysterics you just cant get from ANY mobo or other controller. You can't use CPU temps as a reference unless you like hearing fans ramping quickly all the time.
Mine is off of 100% liquid temp control which is what the pumps and fans are cooling. Takes awhile for 2 liters of liquid to heat up as well as cool down.
Nothing usually hits max speed unless Im running a hard bench in a loop and that take some time with a very slow ramp.
Ive tried everything else under the sun. Using a mobo you have high and low temps on liquid set so far apart it lets components get too hot.
I hear of people with 45-50C liquid temp and my sphincter slams shut. mine runs low end speeds at 28C and below(10%) and maxes out at 32C 0100%) which is about as high as it would ever go with all pumps and fans at 100%. Makes a huge difference when you are thinking in terms of temp delta.
If my GPU is good for 12C temp delta 32=12 gives me a max CPU of 44C. Run it at 45C and now maxing out at 57C and well past the first step thermal throttle which isn't much better than air. I dont hit throttle on anything.
So IMO good quality flow METER (not indicator) and liquid temp monitoring is a must unless running 20 fans and 3 pumps at max RPMs 24x7 and not being able to detect changes is OK with you, its not with me LOL, If I can hear the rig over average game play or workloads with headphones on a moderate level there's a problem.
Got shipping label created but no movement within USPS at this point. Not uncommon, Sometimes I get nothing until out for delivery. Already have plenty of parts, tubing and fitting laying around for the necessary loop changes.
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