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by charliek
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need help bad temps on first w/c build p182
Replies: 13
Views: 6813

I ended up completely changing my setup. I now have a lian li v2000 (which is much better suited for watercooling), I changed my rad to a Thermalchill PA120.3, I also moved to a D-TEK FuZion (with a quad nozzle, and pro mount), and plan on switching to a quieter pump probably a DDC w/Petra Top. I c...
by charliek
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: and you want alu because...?
Replies: 5
Views: 4821

pingu666 wrote:copper is harder to work with aswell, alu is pretty nice...
Indeed, hence the threefold increase in price to manufacture a heatsink/waterblock...
not that it matters alot to the average consumer :)
...and price is dear to (almost) all our hearts!
by charliek
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: and you want alu because...?
Replies: 5
Views: 4821

Re: and you want alu because...?

Why aluminum? You do realize that you'll need to run corrosion inhibitor in your coolant even if you have only aluminum contacting it? Or is this a weight issue? Looking at alu-to-air heat transfer efficiency? As I remember, coolant-to-cu is enough better to compensate, but I can't remember the spe...
by charliek
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Need help bad temps on first w/c build p182
Replies: 13
Views: 6813

I'm pleased to see you got your temps down :)

Just a quick question, as I'm planning my next build and considering the P182 as well: does it ship with the 3 x 120mm blowhole in the top, or is that a custom job?
by charliek
Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and GeForce 6800 Ultra
Replies: 2
Views: 3583

Re: Similar system

Hi Charlie, I have a similar system to yours: ... My CPU and GPU are both slower than yours: A64 3000+ on MSI K8N NEO Platinum, with MSI 5700 video card.... However even though my case temperatures seem similar to yours, the CPU and GPU readings are way higher: idle around 60C and load around 70C. ...
by charliek
Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator 1 and GeForce 6800 Ultra
Replies: 2
Views: 3583

Zalman Reserator 1 and GeForce 6800 Ultra

Zalman Reserator 1 and GeForce 6800 Ultra – Watercooling the VGA Temperature Diodes First off, a note about temperatures. The figures I give here are in degrees Celsius from the following sources: Ambient case temperature is the average from two probes built into my Antec P160 case, one by the air ...
by charliek
Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 5941

Greg_R wrote:
PS. i have a Tagan 480W PSU and it is making clicking noises, its the loudest part on my system!
Yep, I think I'm one of the lucky people who haven't experienced the clicking fans.
... then I guess I must be another. My Tagan 480W has been fine :)
by charliek
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

Just as a hypothetical to add to the 'is there a loop?' question... I do NOT know this to be factually true, and it might not be a factor, however think about the notion that we are always talking about loops and circuits when we are discussing a WC setup. I think it is quite reasonable to assume t...
by charliek
Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

If the wire between sacrificial anode and cathode is essential, then I'd bet that the loop CANNOT be completed by the electrolyte (and requires a separate conductor). As far as sacrificial anodes go, I'd be concerned about chunks of zinc breaking off and clogging the loop. The severity of this will...
by charliek
Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

For those who are interested, I've had a reply from Zalman to my request about compatibility of their waterblock kit with the nVidia GeForce 6800: Thank you for your interest in Zalman’s products. We’re happy that you’re happy with it, too. But unfortunately we have yet to develop the proper m...
by charliek
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Upgrading Reserator 1
Replies: 18
Views: 7471

What's wrong with Zalman's own VGA waterblock ZM-GWB1? (24$ here in Turkey) As for the capacity of reserator, didn't someone (Copper I think) run 2 processors and attempted 3 on just one Reserator? Currently I'm thinking that that may be the best solution for me. My only concerns are a) that it sho...
by charliek
Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

Hmm... Any ideas on how to do this without a reservoir? I'm looking to avoid a reservoir as a closed circuit with no standing water maintains full momentum and allows the pumps more efficient operation. This is why I was thinking of substituting a portion of the circuit tubing for zinc piping. Did ...
by charliek
Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

So it would be beneficial to, say, stick in a piece of zinc to replace a piece of tubing somewhere in the loop... Almost, but not quite - the sacrificial anode is going to get corroded quickly, that's its job after all, so if you used it as a length of tubing it would be the first bit to leak :lol:...
by charliek
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

I didn't notice any mention of eliminating the electrical connection between the anode and cathode. This should cause a substantial reduction in galvanic action. I kind of touched on this in my reply to Ed. Yes, if you eliminate the conductive path between the metals concerned, you will eliminate t...
by charliek
Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

Oooh, you're all too kind :oops: I'm generally greatful when someone goes to similar effort for me and I was going to do the research anyway, so... Ed - I don't know the product you mention, but if it's electrically non-conductive, then yes it'll prevent galvanic corrosion, as for regular corrosion ...
by charliek
Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77824

Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!

Whether you are interested in water cooling your PC, riveting together your DIY nuclear sub, or just want something different to chat about in the bar, you ought to know about Galvanic Corrosion . You may not think that you do, but you do. People kept mentioning it to me, and I hate it when other pe...
by charliek
Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

Edward Ng wrote:Okay, bad news about Maze4 and 6800...

It's no good. The holes do not line up between the two. :cry:
That's too bad, but it'll be interesting to hear how the big boy you've got on order performs!

Is there no way of modding the Maze4, so it'll fit?
by charliek
Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Upgrading Reserator 1
Replies: 18
Views: 7471

BTW, as a GF3 owner, I want to add that I'm dazed when I see 6800 owners complain about the price of a waterblock. :) :lol: I can quite see why, but having paid out for this baby, it will be some time before SWMBO will tolerate any more expenditure. I wouldn't mind so much if it was just the waterb...
by charliek
Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Upgrading Reserator 1
Replies: 18
Views: 7471

The DD block is low restriction, and Rusty075 did okay with 2 blocks in his Reserator review. But you'll have to address the potential corrosion issue if you do this. I'd read elsewhere that the anodization of the Zalman kit would effecively eliminate any serious galvanic corrosion issues. Having s...
by charliek
Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

Another real-world case study: (6800U) Other than that, the Zalman GPU block is a great fit, so I don't know why Zalman doesn't add two slimmer screws into their kit to make it compatible with the 6800 cards. Unfortunately, I couldn't re-use my existing Koolance GPU waterblock (which is beefy: rate...
by charliek
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Upgrading Reserator 1
Replies: 18
Views: 7471

Upgrading Reserator 1

Adding a Reserator1 to my system to cool the CPU was a good move. It gave me my first foray into watercooling, and made the idea much less scary, it looks good and, as a bonus, keeps my A64 cool and quiet. Now I've rocked the boat by putting a Geforce 6800 Ultra in my box, complete with it's two fan...
by charliek
Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

Have any of you guys done testing for diode report accuracy and properly calibrated your motherboards? I certainly haven't - I didn't even know that motherboard diodes could be calibrated. How would one go about getting accurate readings from CPU, Motherboard and VGA thermal diodes? And, while I'm ...
by charliek
Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

EDIT: Btw, charliek, I will be trying out a Dangerden Maze4 GPU block on my 6800GT in the coming week; keep an eye on the water cooling forum for my post; it should fit, as several people have told me that the FX and 6800 series GeForce cards use the same hole pattern, but I won't know for a fact u...
by charliek
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

Is the Athlon XP really that much hotter than a P4 in idle mode? The early Athlon XP 1900+ chips were very hot indeed. More recent chips have got faster, and also more heat efficient - so it doesn't necessarily follow that a newer faster chip will run hotter. Now, I have a question: My Gainward 680...
by charliek
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98392

I've had a Reserator since April and am hugely happy with it. I am restoring an old house on the French/Spanish border and have big problems with heat and dust. This device has solved them both, and been practically silent into the bargain. (My slowed-down 120mm case fan is louder) I have just notic...