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Windows 7: Project water cool!

05 Mar 2014   #21
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You can mount the bay reservoir anywhere you want to. It doesn't have to be in the bays. I've seen them mounted on the floor of the case before.

EDIT: I've never seen it done, but it could still be mounted that direction. Just don't screw it down, it fits pretty good. Leave enough room in the tubing runs to slide it out to refill it. Just enough to get the fill port accessible. Besides, after getting all the air out of the loop, I've never had to refill mine.


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05 Mar 2014   #22
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Besides, in that case there's no reason you couldn't put a tube reservoir/pump combo in it. Something like this XSPC Photon tube reservoir/D5 pump, as an example.

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05 Mar 2014   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I agree with Steve; what gets the water first, second, ect. means nothing after a couple of minutes the whole system will be one temp + or - a couple of degrees.
Pay close attention to the cpu water block because there is a inlet and outlet.
Never never let the pump run dry or you will be buying another one.

My system goes from pump, cpu block, radiator and back to the reservoir.
The outlet of the pump is 23.6C and the inlet is 24.8C. I'm taking these reading from the hoses (In and Out)at the reservoir.
My max. cpu temps average at the same time is 27.7C.
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05 Mar 2014   #24
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Read this and see if it will help, you too Jack. Radiator Size Estimator There's some good info in there.
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06 Mar 2014   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Steve.
I did read your suggested site and I will read it again. Their is a lot of good information there. To much for me to digest on one read.
I'm kind of the overkill type.
More radiator, fans, and pumps than needed. It can't hurt anything other than the pocket book.
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06 Mar 2014   #26
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

im going for 2x 240mm 30mm~ rads. havent decided if im going for a push pull or just pull setup, not sure if the front mounted one with a fan either side would hit my graphics card.

just need to decide on my cpu/gpu blocks now.
Is a gpu back plate essential? I see some who use them and some dont, its only like 20 for one, just wondering if airflow alone will be fine, considering theres not one fitted with a stock cooler.
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06 Mar 2014   #27
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

A backplate supposedly improves the cooling, although I don't see how. It does seriously improve looks and especially for the larger cards, helps with rigidity making them have more support. I have one and really like it. To me, it's worth the $20 just for the improved looks. Who really wants to look at the PCB?
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06 Mar 2014   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The website states the plate will improve cooling about 2 C.
The only thing I can think of is that it redirects air flow. Plus their is a heat transfer sticky tape the goes around the chip.
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07 Mar 2014   #29
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

on the grand scheme of things 2c.. isnt exactly a lot. ambient temperature fluctuats more than that lol.
Ill add one to my buy on completion list!
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08 Mar 2014   #30
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The website states the plate will improve cooling about 2 C.
The only thing I can think of is that it redirects air flow. Plus their is a heat transfer sticky tape the goes around the chip.
Every card is different to a point but in my case with a r9 280x and EK back plate it is a passive cooler, it employs thermal pads. Right now my gpu is 31C and VRM's are 27C. Rad in is 29.08 and out is 27.43C. In the air cooled gpu box I'm 35 and 33C on a 7970 at idle.
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