Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Risky, 1 Oct 2004.
A few new bits to work with:
And the 'money' shot:
Unfortuneately I'm now guessing how the mounting works!
this may just be my ignorance in the h20 arena - but is that a gpu/NB block?
im guessing gpu by the threads in the side as opposed to the top ...
are you trying to mount it on a cpu?
or did i miss something?
what i mean is, what trouble are you having with the mounting?
What is the push-fit barb with the molexed power wires sticking out (upper right corner) for?
Its an Alphacool GPX-A GPU block and yep thats and LED. The one to the let is a temp ptrobe to go in a 10mm pushfit.
Unforunately I hit a problem ......later...
Being that I carefully leak-tested the bits (running lines out of PC and powering up pump w/o mobo). I went to setup the bits that were ready to go and went to fill the res (just a little to start) and..
...I hadn't put the temp probe into its pushfit for the res so the water poured straight down into the case. Not much but I guess it needs time to dry out completely. Wrong weather for it really.
Where did you get that temperature probe?
Yeah where did you get the push fit special bits from, I'd like a temp problem to put into my res.
A "temp problem" well I guess that's how it ended up!
OK, the GPU block, probe and lighting piece were ordered direct from
alphacool in Germany, but they do take credit cards and were very helpful with the order.
The pressure gauge and other fittings were from Airlines.
I really wish you got that one on film
Oh well, you just add that to the list of "don'ts" and get on with life. Sounds vaguely like when I knocked over my bottle of coolant trying to use one of those infernal fill+bleed kits, swore I wouldn't do it again... then did it again today. Green dyed liquid and carpet floors don't mix... *searches for UV cathodes*
Thankfully it was only a small dose.
In the meantime I've been doing some setup
Its not actually as a fill/bleed as I have a res, but rather to allow me to divert the loop to leaktest new blocks, without disassembling the existing rig.
Two things to test in the background.
Got some of it up and running. GPU, valves, res probe and lights:
Had to use a pair of elbows, but it's hopefully temporary while I wait for the chipset block.
Some better images
I don't know how I typed 'problem' :/
I'm after some Alphacool blocks when I eventually go wc (hopefully soon), and that's the NB block I have in mind, too. I guess you sussed how to mount it in the end
What size tubing are you using?
And, ooh, that res.. it's lovely. That's all I'd want a wc setup for, tbh
It's Legris 10mm OD 7mm ID tubing except from the res to pump to rad which is 12mm OD 10mm ID
The GPU block is an Alphacool and I think its a beauty. They've machined it with a very thin copper base which should cool well and keep the weight down.
And I'm trying to fight the wires, but there is rather more hardware in there than most systems.
risky thats the make i am looking at getting but was wondering does the gpu fit over standard size ram sinks on the ati card?
The GPU block just sits over the gpu and the two oultets aim neatly between the ram chips.
I shouls have taken a photo before I stuck it in, but now it will have to wait a little while until I'm doing the NB.
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