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by 1398342003
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158481

Re: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil

Mineral oil is used in makeup, it's not likely to be very toxic.
by 1398342003
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158481

Re: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil

But then your PC isn't fully submerged in liquid, it's running on CPU/GPU blocks, the PSU fan will be audible, ect. The limit of oil is it's surface area, which scales poorly, requiring far greater oil volume to make up for the 'low' surface area. Say our CPU heatsink alone has 880 sq/in (44 fins at...
by 1398342003
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158481

Re: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil

Wicking shouldn't be a problem if you have a few solid cables. Tight groups like the ATX connector or braided cables would wick, but a SATA or HDMI cable wouldn't.
by 1398342003
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158481

Re: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil

You should disregard the top of the case for dissipation purposes unless you have totally filled it to the brim without air bubbles. Assuming that the remaining surfaces can still dissipate enough heat you should have no trouble. I would recommend getting a wattmeter, you'll likely find your system ...
by 1398342003
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quiet but useful radiators - Recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 4551

Re: Quiet but useful radiators - Recommendations?

I'm pretty sure you mean FIN density. All current radiators are pretty similar in performance, with only minor variations in ability at high fan speed, and almost none at low fan speed. The only exceptions are some of the HWLabs Black Ice series. The Swiftech MCR series performs well and tends to be...
by 1398342003
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is watercooling quieter than fan cooled?
Replies: 11
Views: 25738

Re: Is watercooling quieter than fan cooled?

That's true, but watercooling doesn't have the same restraints that aircooling does. You can add more radiating area with ease. So, modern aircooling uses a superior method, but modern watercooling can bruteforce it's way to the top. (and can do it pretty quietly) Watercooling's main benefit is GPUs...
by 1398342003
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: The search for the perfect radiator fan
Replies: 3
Views: 4838

Re: The search for the perfect radiator fan

There shouldn't be a significant difference in performance with different radiator orientations regardless of the chosen fans. The only possible problem is an air bubble, which would go to the top of the system and sit there. There's no decision about the ideal fan because there isn't one. Getting a...
by 1398342003
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What pump do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 12230

Re: What pump do you use?

Psst. Dude, look at the dates, this is like 6 month old
by 1398342003
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: first time WC need help.
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: first time WC need help.

A reservoir isn't necessary, but you will need a way to fill the system. Without it you won't be able to easily fill the system. Your loop otherwise seems fine. I think the DD block may have incompatible holes. Is the one bolt you have in the 775 hole? You should look up the 1366 mounting holes and ...
by 1398342003
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What pump do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 12230

Re: What pump do you use?

Why bother with a ram block at all? I haven't heard of any ram DIMMs that use more than 10W anyways.

If you must increase pump power, you could use two pumps in series/parallel.
by 1398342003
Mon May 24, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: peltier coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 8125

I always try my best to put myself in the other person's shoes. When I'm talking about general use I think of the average person using Email and Web browsing, some flash games, storing pictures, and maybe some audio/video playback. From what I've seen, a good MB + HDD are the most important things f...
by 1398342003
Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

NP, all ways happy to help.
by 1398342003
Sat May 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: peltier coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 8125

M-ATX MBs can have two GPUs in some cases, ITX can only have one. The case must be at able to hold the full height cards, so the case can't really be very small. You suredly can't fit a WC system into the case. A heavily OCed CPU, say at 300w, a 200w peltier, and a 200w GPU will require at least a 8...
by 1398342003
Tue May 11, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: ft02b+water cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 5060

Watercooling will still be better than aircooling. The same amount of heat will still be put into the air. The sides of the 180mm fans also provide some cool air.

My only concern is that the 180mm fans are slightly harder to silence and produce sound that's harder to dampen.
by 1398342003
Sun May 09, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Shut down pump every night ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2947

WC pumps are made for 24/7 operation. It shouldn't hurt the pump to turn it off though.
by 1398342003
Sun May 09, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: peltier coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 8125

I understand peltiers quite well, I used to be an extreme cooling type of guy, but I didn't really have funds. I spent quite a bit of time studying the various forms of sub ambient cooling, water cooling, and air cooling a several years ago. I should have said that they are efficient when both sides...
by 1398342003
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Distilled water and antifreeze. Make sure the antifreeze has a corrosion inhibitor.
by 1398342003
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158481

I just started reading this, and I have a few years of metalworking experience. Mostly with steel but some aluminum, and I've made some watertight boxes, so I thought I'd throw my 2c in. Making an accordion type of fin/vane thing will be very difficult to seal, even if it's steel. All gaps in the ba...
by 1398342003
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Well the reserator does hold a lot more water than most WC systems, so it'll take longer to get to the maximum temperature. Without the fans you may have a thermal runaway problem. The max dissipation of the reserator may not be enough to keep the processor cool over a several hour test. You should ...
by 1398342003
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

ascl wrote:Hah, I should have known someone would call me on that... I should have said:
The difference in performance at low (<1000 rpm) fan speeds is so small amongst all the big name low FPI radiators its not worth worrying about.
:)
:P
by 1398342003
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Actually, the HWLabs GTX series is REALLY bad at <1000 RPM in comparison to other brands and models.
by 1398342003
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Suggested fan speed doesn't really mean anything, XSPC's radiator is almost identical in performance to the MCR series with fans of the same speed and power. Buy whichever is cheaper. Since you already have a reserator, performance will be sufficient with a single fan radiator. I would expect a drop...
by 1398342003
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: X2O 750 Dual 5.25â€
Replies: 22
Views: 28872

I am happy that it worked for me, but I'm concerned that it won't work for you. It is $50.

I tested it at level 3 and level 5 in windows, temps went down a bit, though I don't remember the results off hand.
by 1398342003
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: X2O 750 Dual 5.25â€
Replies: 22
Views: 28872

When you do get it, post your results in the Reviewed Pumps thread, especially if it doesn't work out. I'm slightly concerned that I my results are a fluke.
by 1398342003
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Zalman themselves state that the CPU block's base is copper, I'm not sure of the top, but it's anodized and looks like aluminium.
by 1398342003
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: X2O 750 Dual 5.25â€
Replies: 22
Views: 28872

When I used the stock top at level 1 there would be some vibration and midrange, which got to the level of an 800RPM 120mm S-Flex at level 3. Level 5 was unusable. The new pump top is inaudible at any power setting. The only sound is a very slight hiss that can only be heard with the rest of the sys...
by 1398342003
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Sound signature of a WC loop
Replies: 11
Views: 4825

Yeah, there's no aquarium pump sound. I've heard one of those as well, my MCP655 sounds nothing like it.
by 1398342003
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

The Reserator kit includes an inhibitor because the CPU block is half copper.
by 1398342003
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator with extra radiator for GPU
Replies: 32
Views: 12237

Based on the info I can find, the reserator's pump is rated at 300l/h and 0.5m head. That means that it can move up to 300 liters every hour. It can also lift the water 18" up. The actual rate in your system will be different, based on how restrictive the components are, but it can get a bit complic...
by 1398342003
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: X2O 750 Dual 5.25â€
Replies: 22
Views: 28872

Oh yes, I'd forgotten that the swiftech kits only had the 655B. Well, from what I've heard, the reserator can cool a CPU/GPU combo, but I don't know how well. One issue with the reserator is that the tube that it is designed for is 3/8"ID. It's not a deal breaker, but it means that you'll have to ma...