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BababooeyHTJ Jun 11, 2014 07:04 PM

I might have to steal that idea. What fan guards are you using?

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bill dennison Jun 11, 2014 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337521904)
I might have to steal that idea. What fan guards are you using?

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I made them out of some 18ga sheet metal I had cut on my my suppliers plasma table for the outer frame
and a roll expanded aluminum I had in the my shop, I put some 1/8 x 1/4 foam tape on the fans to add spacing between fans and the expanded aluminum

expanded aluminum is about 20 to 24 ga can't remember where I got it

Ristogod Jun 12, 2014 12:34 AM

Took out the Lightnings shown here and replaced them with an X2 and a Gaming.

Before:


After:

t0adp1p3 Jun 12, 2014 01:13 AM

Nice Bill and risto

Ristogod Jun 12, 2014 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by t0adp1p3 (Post 1337522074)
Nice Bill and risto

Bill's > Mine

dreamwalker Jun 12, 2014 08:34 PM

Courtesy of caveman-jim, installed my 8350 + FX liquid cooler. :)

Before & after -- I had to remove my side case fan because with the combination of the two fans + radiator, there wasn't enough room.

Before



After


Megaman Jun 13, 2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Ristogod (Post 1337522063)
Took out the Lightnings shown here and replaced them with an X2 and a Gaming.

Before:


After:


Noticed you have a pull configuration on your rad. Worth it over the push config or was it a visual preference?

Ristogod Jun 13, 2014 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Megaman (Post 1337523329)
Noticed you have a pull configuration on your rad. Worth it over the push config or was it a visual preference?

Horse a piece in terms of performance. Pretty sure I mounted it that way simply because it required less screws.

A very long time ago when I had a custom liquid cooling system, I did do some testing on different radiator/fan orientations. What I found was the best for a single fan on a rad was to have it pull with a spacer. So I would hollow out an extra fan and mount it between the rad and the active fan in pull orientation. That alleviated the dead spot and allow it to cool a few degrees less.

shadow001 Jun 13, 2014 11:42 PM

Weight of the lower card's cooler seems to be bending the PCB.....Now you know why I like horizontal configurations and the card sitting nice and vertical.

Megaman Jun 14, 2014 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Ristogod (Post 1337523340)
Horse a piece in terms of performance. Pretty sure I mounted it that way simply because it required less screws.

A very long time ago when I had a custom liquid cooling system, I did do some testing on different radiator/fan orientations. What I found was the best for a single fan on a rad was to have it pull with a spacer. So I would hollow out an extra fan and mount it between the rad and the active fan in pull orientation. That alleviated the dead spot and allow it to cool a few degrees less.


Fair enough. I think it looks nicer with the fans hidden. I might flip mine the next time I dust out my case.

Apocalypsee Jun 14, 2014 06:38 PM

GTX 560 as PhysX card



I don't think using card as PhysX will consume much power but still I used secondary PSU just to be safe


logical Jun 14, 2014 06:50 PM

That looks terrible...:lol:

Apocalypsee Jun 14, 2014 07:02 PM

Yeah I just too lazy with cable management :bleh:

Sazar Jun 14, 2014 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Apocalypsee (Post 1337523734)
Yeah I just too lazy with cable management :bleh:

**** the cable management, it's dusty as the ****ing Sahara :runaway:

Apocalypsee Jun 14, 2014 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Sazar (Post 1337523778)
**** the cable management, it's dusty as the ****ing Sahara :runaway:

It isn't as bad as it looks just the flash makes things worse

caveman-jim Jun 14, 2014 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamwalker (Post 1337522664)
Courtesy of caveman-jim, installed my 8350 + FX liquid cooler. :)

Before & after -- I had to remove my side case fan because with the combination of the two fans + radiator, there wasn't enough room.

Before



After


Yeah, buddy - nice. Now we just need to get you join the red team for the GPU, too! ;)*

aviphysics Jun 15, 2014 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by dreamwalker (Post 1337522664)
Courtesy of caveman-jim, installed my 8350 + FX liquid cooler. :)

Hmmm... so what does a guy have to do these days to get Caveman to send them free stuff ;)

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dreamwalker Jun 15, 2014 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1337523787)
Yeah, buddy - nice. Now we just need to get you join the red team for the GPU, too! ;)*

Perhaps next year when the 290X price drops :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by aviphysics (Post 1337524002)
Hmmm... so what does a guy have to do these days to get Caveman to send them free stuff ;)

I had to do a very long, complicated, tribal dance (full red facepaint) and PM him the video :bleh:

bill dennison Jun 21, 2014 04:49 PM

got the 680 waterblocks on



and in and water in system power off



after a few hours i'll check it and if still ok i'll plug the pump into the other side for a day to fully leak check it

then i'll start to look for blocks for the 290x's

t0adp1p3 Jun 21, 2014 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bill dennison (Post 1337527775)
got the 680 waterblocks on



and in and water in system power off



after a few hours i'll check it and if still ok i'll plug the pump into the other side for a day to fully leak check it

then i'll start to look for blocks for the 290x's


looking sweet bill

BababooeyHTJ Jun 21, 2014 07:39 PM

:lol:

Isn't that like an e-atx board? It looks so tiny in that case.

bill dennison Jun 21, 2014 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337527835)
:lol:

Isn't that like an e-atx board? It looks so tiny in that case.

yea a Maximus V formula, you should have see the maximus v gene I had in it to set up hole placement for the quick connects I still have to get



did some tests runs on the 680's
water temp 27c
all stock
idle at 27c
load max temp 45c

and the 3770k is about the same idle 27c & max load 45c

rad fans running at 1100 rpm and just a low whisper :drool:

BababooeyHTJ Jun 22, 2014 03:15 PM

I'm surprised that you even run the fans at 1100rpm. I bet that you could get away with 900rpm or less with those monster rads and not notice much of a difference with temps.

bill dennison Jun 22, 2014 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337528145)
I'm surprised that you even run the fans at 1100rpm. I bet that you could get away with 900rpm or less with those monster rads and not notice much of a difference with temps.

just turned them down till I could not hear them with most everything in room off but keep them as fast as possible to allow for the filters as they get dirty

and all that air is going up through the case the 680 side is so cool now I think I can get rid of the 2 case fans on that side


i'm almost tempted to get rid of the rads and fans and put a water to water heat exchanger in it and a cooling tower in the side yard

heat exchangers
http://www.ctwoodfurnace.com/parts_water_to_water.htm

tower
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooling-Towe...item43a96cd6a5

BababooeyHTJ Jun 22, 2014 07:02 PM

I'm interested to hear the pros and cons of a unit like that.

bill dennison Jun 22, 2014 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337528236)
I'm interested to hear the pros and cons of a unit like that.

a cooling tower ?

pro

65f to 80f water temp most of the year
most all heat is pumped outside, save on a/c cooling bills
and noise is mostly outside to


cons

cost of set up
piping the house with insulated copper pipe

maybe to cold in winter, but maybe able to find a temperature actuated water regulating valve in the right temp range
or cover and or just turn off the tower fan in winter and just run the pump


I would be more likely to do it if koolance still made that water cooled PSU

BababooeyHTJ Jun 23, 2014 07:30 AM

Nice, I do you think that the savings in a/c will outweigh the cost of running the tower? I notice that it has a 1/6 horse motor. I'm sure that the pump draws a bit too.

Will you have to worry about condensation?

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bill dennison Jun 23, 2014 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1337528427)
Nice, I do you think that the savings in a/c will outweigh the cost of running the tower? I notice that it has a 1/6 horse motor. I'm sure that the pump draws a bit too.

Will you have to worry about condensation?

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you would not need the big pump the tower is build to handle with a 3 ton a/c just a good cooler pump and that does not draw much
this one is only 1.2 amps at 115v so about 140 watts and they pump a good bit of water
http://www.grainger.com/product/4NY30?gclid=CKKO0OGlkL8CFU5afgodcQEAYA&cm_mmc=PPC:GooglePLA-_-Pumps-_-Machine%20Tool%20and%20Parts%20Washer%20Pumps-_-4NY30&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=4NY30&ef_id=UpIcIwAABfDB4hhg:20140623151849:s

the fan motor I don't have a draw on but 1/6 is not much maybe about 1.5 amps or 170 to 200 watts

so total about 350 watts so yea with my two systems and 4 cards i'm sure they pump out more heat into the room than that

aviphysics Jun 24, 2014 11:25 AM

But it doesn't take 350 Wh to move 350 Wh of heat from the house. It is something less than that, not sure exactly how much though.

bill dennison Jun 24, 2014 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by aviphysics (Post 1337529215)
But it doesn't take 350 Wh to move 350 Wh of heat from the house. It is something less than that, not sure exactly how much though.

the 350 is the tower fan and pump watts

my two systems can max out about 750 to 850 watts each so say 1500 watts of heat or about 5200 btu so you would need about a 1/2 ton window unit would do it and that uses about 600 watts and noisy as h*ll
mini split ac would be quieter but cost 4 times as much

I just put a mastercool evap cooler on my office just for it and it working great till the monsoon season hits
and by using a 1/2hp motor and a 3" pulley I got the total amps down to 1.3 on low and 2.9 on high at 240 volts, so 312 watts on low and 696 watts on high


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