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Hardware Watercooling 101

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 22 Aug 2007.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/08/22/watercooling_101/1

    It's been a long time in the making, but we're finally getting wet and wild here at bit-tech.net. And we're starting off with a basic primer on water cooling - so if you don't know your ΔT from your ID, it's time to put your plumber's hat on and join us.

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  2. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Nice guide. A couple of things I noticed though. From what I could see you've not mentioned anything about bleeding the loop. That's where a res will become extremely useful and would be best placed at the top of the loop, or in a position where it can be roatated to the top. Makes bleeding the system much easier IMO.

    Another "low flow" block that I would mention is the NexXxos XP. It performs very well in both low flow and high flow systems. (And the gold plated version is damn sexy :hip:)
     
  3. revlob

    revlob New Member

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    Great guide chaps!
     
  4. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Nice one.
    BTW Carbon nanotubes have a TC of 6000, so make your blocks out of that.
     
  5. MilkMan5

    MilkMan5 Yeah man...

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    Very informative - thx bit-tech.
     
  6. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Yet another great article :D :clap:
    Got me thinking about how I could change something in my loop to increase performace :)
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Awesome article; good to see bit returning to its modding routes.
     
  8. thEcat

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    Just time for a quick read through. First impression is of an excellent article, not to techi, not to vague and sufficiently wide coverage of the important areas. :)
     
  9. lamboman

    lamboman New Member

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    Great article, nice and simple!
     
  10. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Grrr got halfway through reading that during my lunch break and now the server cand find the article. Was very good up to that point though.

    Yay it's there again, and just enough time left on lunch to finish reading it.
     
  11. Sim0n

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    Hmmmm, nothing beats a nice watercooling loop ..

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    Dtek Fuzion, EK8800GTS, Thermochill rads.
     
  12. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    lolz this could degenerate into a 'thats not a loop, this is a loop!' contest pretty quickly.

    Great article Bit although i agree with Darv that a reservoir makes bleeding the loop a lot easier.
     
  13. timmythemonkey

    timmythemonkey Monkeymodder

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    Nice article, though as mentioned on the first page its the £££ thats prevented me from taking the plunge... maybe i'll just put my pc in a beer fridge instead, would be cheaper and condensation cant be THAT harmful :naughty:
     
  14. Guest-16

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    Sorry I had to change it from hardware to modding :)

    EDIT: No, I was right in the first place: it was hardware :duh:
     
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  15. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Looks like a great start to a series here. The question here is whether Brett finishes up before I have access to my gear again - I think those fittings were still wet when I sent them off ;)
     
  16. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Wait til you see what's coming ;)
     
  17. ralph.pickering

    ralph.pickering New Member

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    It is possible to get below ambient temps using watercooling... by including an evaporative cooling tower in your loop. Of course you constantly need to top up the water in the system, but hey, who said mods ever needed to be practical. It also helps if you live in a dry climate, unlike the UK at the moment.
     
  18. OdDBaLL_MoD

    OdDBaLL_MoD Always planning something...

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    Now thats what i like to hear! :clap:
     
  19. Mathmarauder

    Mathmarauder New Member

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    Very nice guide, thanks for taking the time to put this together. :thumb:
     
  20. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    I sent this to my friend. He has more money than sense.

    He had no idea what he was doing, bought an entire DD set, and bought the wrong sized tubing. Didn't get any clamps.

    After he had it all put together, he realized he had no idea what he was doing. He made the loop far to long. The pump couldn't even push the coolant through the loop.

    Maybe he'll learn something from this.
     
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