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by Marci
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quietest 12v pump?
Replies: 62
Views: 62063

Did you use their stupid l'il rubber things to mount it, or come up with your own way?? Fitted a few of them and agree, definitely one of the quietest out there - also one of the weakest but hey-ho... but the supplied mounting solution that they send with it sucks...
by Marci
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

Because the system isn't open anywhere else... Take a drinking straw. Dip it into a pint glass full of water, put your finger over the end, lift it up. Water stays in the straw. Remove your finger, water falls out. Exactly the same thing going on. You'll never find reliable info for GPU blocks I'm a...
by Marci
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

It gets tricky using my method for comparison to other equipment from other manufacturers, simply because very few provide the data. For instance, there isn't the necessary data for the specific Heatercore radiators to allow me to compare a theoretical PA based system vs a theoretical Heatercore bas...
by Marci
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

Cooking Oil is used in submersion cooling, but still doesn't outperform water (by a long shot)...

If that ain't it, find the link, as you've seen an article that the rest of the world has missed.
by Marci
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

As in the 3M inert coolant that costs an absolute fortune - Flourinert? No-one uses it as it costs a ridiculous amount of money - $200USD per gallon. Old news I'm afraid... 2002. http://www.overclockers.com/tips1098/index02.asp AFAIK, there is no liquid that has the same specific heat and thermal co...
by Marci
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

For a 1.4v x2 4200 & 7800GT, 123w heatload + pump heatdump... 141w total maximum heatload (assuming an 18w DDC for the pump, and assuming that that pump dumps 100% of it's heat into the water, which it doesn't... so probably about 130w altogether).
by Marci
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

A radiator will rarely overheat, the dT between air and coolant will simply increase until equilibrium is reached. Note when I say it'll cool 150w at a dT of 15 deg C with a YL at 5v, it'll cool 200w at a dT of 20 deg C, 250w at a dT of 25 deg C etc etc... the delta just increases. There is no heatl...
by Marci
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

Page 9 of the Radiator Assessment article covers the 3x popular Heatercore variants used in watercooling. With a Delta1212 pushing 72cfm, the best the heatercores managed was around 180w at a 10 deg C Air > Coolant delta... more or less exactly the same performance as a PA120.1, `cept the PA120.1 is...
by Marci
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooling days are over...
Replies: 41
Views: 21797

The page at http://www.thermochill.com/PATesting/index.php is helpful but only covers a small number of radiators, plus their numbers seem a little contrived Those numbers were produced by the same independant guy (Bill Adams) that produced Swiftech's numbers, and Black Ice's numbers, and Coolingwo...
by Marci
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Prednisone 10mg
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Koolance & Magicool are the only guys making aluminium rads for PC Watercooling. Koolance are the only ones producing a singlepass crossflow.

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_in ... ucts_id=71
http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_in ... cts_id=240
by Marci
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: DECIDED ALREADY-- THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 2833

MCW6500-T is the only current generation preassembled TEC Block... http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcw6500-T1.asp

Will need a Meanwell s320-12 TEC PSU at a guess too...

...but be warned - you'll want a triple rad. If using on a quadcore, you may need several rads.
by Marci
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: eheim 1048 fitting help
Replies: 5
Views: 20837

The ThermoChill G3/8" fitting is the same as you need for the pump intake. Adapting it down to G1/4" will restrict the pump intake and reduce pump performance...
by Marci
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Where can I get 1/2" BSP 1/2" Barb - Nickel delive
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Depends what it's screwing into. Eheim 1250 pump intake is 1/2" BSP Thread, and was the only reason watercooling sites stocked them. Since 240v pumps have dropped massively in popularity, and thus hardly anyone (in the UK) stocks the Eheim pumps for watercooling these days, thus they no longer need ...
by Marci
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noctua NF-S12-1200 or Nexus fans on Thermochill ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11771

All looks fairly accurate... it will work as you envision... The power calculator already takes into account the thermal characteristics as best possibly (hence the TDP dropdown). I always base figures as you have done. Assume max heatoutput = max power consumption, that way you're always aiming sli...
by Marci
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Where can I get 1/2" BSP 1/2" Barb - Nickel delive
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Sounds like you're looking on Watercooling parts sites... you'll have more luck looking on general plumbing / hydraulic sites...

http://secure.thorite.co.uk/product.asp ... P_ID=44299
Part number BMH12
by Marci
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noctua NF-S12-1200 or Nexus fans on Thermochill ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11771

1) Search for "Radiator Stacking" as that's essentially what you're doing with your radiators. Radiator stacking simply reduces the efficiency of every radiator after the first as you're using warmer air... Because at the sorts of air pressures that most PC cooling fans can provide, coupled with the...
by Marci
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: has anyone died from liquid cooling system?
Replies: 24
Views: 17576

As I said, in certain conditions water has it's uses... define the heatload, define the ambient noise... define the desire for watercooling (performance, looks, or noise). In some cases water wins, in other cases it doesn't. The majority here are noise freaks, rather than performance freaks... for p...
by Marci
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: has anyone died from liquid cooling system?
Replies: 24
Views: 17576

I am concerned about liquid cooling, since it may cause electric shock In which case, be equally concerned regarding your car battery, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle and hydroelectric powerstations. if your really that concerned with it, then just stick to air cooling. i've done both, and i ca...
by Marci
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noob to watercooling
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

any suggestions on other blocks? or are they all similar in performance? The thing to bear in mind is it's the final combination that counts. You can have the best blocks in the world, but partnered with a bad radiator or pump and you'll get sucky performance. You can have the worst blocks in the w...
by Marci
Mon May 14, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to choose radiator....
Replies: 11
Views: 8945

Over-Clock.com / ThermoChill.com (same people - ThermoChill.com only lists Thermochill products, Over-clock.com lists everything) can ship direct to Sweden if it helps matters.
by Marci
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noiselimit pumpless CPU coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 9472

it is like a heatpipe in that it has liquid that moves upwards, but completely not like it in the sense that it flows in a circle. It is MUCH more efficient as it doesnt get stuck in some equilibrium limbo at higher temps. This could be a wonderful alternative for what we have now for passive cooli...
by Marci
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Change Fluid -- How Often? -- Zalman Reserator One Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 7312

How do you rinse a mug or bucket? Fill with water, shake about, empty, repeat... s'no different for a watercooling system effectively - especially the reserator. Distilled water won't do any harm at all as long as immediately afterwards you fill it.
by Marci
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Change Fluid -- How Often? -- Zalman Reserator One Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 7312

Acc to zalman's site , "Effective Duration: 1 year", so change every 12 months. Open reservoir, empty it by tipping it up and pouring all coolant out. Move it lower than PC and coolant still in pipes etc should drain down into reservoir. Same again. Emptying a watersystem is about as complicated as ...
by Marci
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiators with huge fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

The SHROUD allows fitment of a 120mm fan, but remove the shroud and you have a core that is 160mmx160mm, thus will happily accept a 160mm diameter fan, but as I said, you'd have to find your own way to mount it.
by Marci
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiators with huge fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

140mm fans can be used (and have been by many folks) quite happily on PA Series rads. PA160 will take upto (you guessed it!) a 160mm fan. You just have to come up with your own way of attaching them...
by Marci
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: cooling route?
Replies: 6
Views: 3757

The average differential temperature of a waterblock is around the same amount (see http://www.overclockers.com/articles858/) Did you read this bit?? The two balance each other out. If the heat of the CPU only causes the temp of the water to go up 1 degree-ish (which it does), then the radiator onl...
by Marci
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: first experiment in watercooling (Swiftech H20-120 Premium)
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

You have to look at when those reviews were written. That particular kit was released quite some time ago, when heatsink/fan combos were much noisier, so at the time it was quiet relatively speaking to the HSFs that folks were using... Reviews don't often hold up to the test of time - the end-user c...
by Marci
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: first experiment in watercooling (Swiftech H20-120 Premium)
Replies: 16
Views: 9081

The standalone Alphacool top, compatible with ALL revisions of DDC pump, can be purchased in the UK over yonder: http://store.over-clock.com/Pumps___Accessories.html#a746 And yep, the combined pump & res in Swiftech's DriveBay adapter does make a hell of a row - vibration passed and amplified thru t...
by Marci
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: d-tek fuzion water block
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

Due to the numbing effect of the IHS on today's CPUs, Jet Impingements effects / benefits are also numbed, to the extent that non-jet designs basically beat them. Jet-Impingment can still hold it's own and beat open-flow pin style blocks happily, but it costs a LOT more to implement the required num...