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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2019/01/18 17:44:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Cool GTX 2020/01/30 09:04:43
To "do the Math to compute heat loads"
 
TDP & Calculating Delta-T
 
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First tip: Google is your best friend to help find TDP (Thermal Design Power) of your components to be cooled in your loop.


(CPU watts @load + GPU watts @load + GPU watts @load+ pump watts) x 0.85 = Loop TDP watt estimate
 
 
To help calculate a full system TDP, you can download the interactive TDP and radiator estimation sheet (link) I* put together to help you. 
(I*= the Author - from the link)
 

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2019/01/21 23:16:41 (permalink)
Despite I've Killed **** with Blocks and doing it again...yeah it's Fine. It's better than the CLC.
 
But still though BIG AIR has it's Merit's with Simplicity.  

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/01/29 13:25:00 (permalink)
Guides added to thread in first post
 
 gamersnexus -  Hard Tube Bending Tutorial for Open Loop Liquid Cooling
 
primochill -  Choosing the right Tubing

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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/01/30 02:47:30 (permalink)
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Mods should make this a sticky.

+1
With all the other links
Some time spent gathering that info Cool GTX .
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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/04/03 11:25:23 (permalink)
Thank you for your effort. it was very helpful.


 
  
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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/04/04 11:38:46 (permalink)
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Thank you for your effort. it was very helpful.




I'm glad this thread can help others on their journey, to learn about Custom water loops

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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/05/11 03:14:05 (permalink)
Any problem with mixing dual pass radiators with xflow raditors. Iknow flow rate is higher with the Xflow over dual pass. Planning a new build with 2 loops and if I mix the radiator types it would shorten up water lines. 2 x480, and 2x360.
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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/05/11 03:31:39 (permalink)
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Any problem with mixing dual pass radiators with xflow raditors. Iknow flow rate is higher with the Xflow over dual pass. Planning a new build with 2 loops and if I mix the radiator types it would shorten up water lines. 2 x480, and 2x360.




I don't see any reason you can't mix them, but i suppose maybe the movement in the xflow radiator might get slowed down a bit but probably not enough to make a noticeable difference in temps. 




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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/05/11 10:40:44 (permalink)
Thanks Sparetrimepc.
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Re: So, your ready to try water cooling. Where to start. Library of links to good informa 2020/05/11 18:54:35 (permalink)
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Any problem with mixing dual pass radiators with xflow raditors. Iknow flow rate is higher with the Xflow over dual pass. Planning a new build with 2 loops and if I mix the radiator types it would shorten up water lines. 2 x480, and 2x360.




As long as you aren't mixing metals when mixing radiators you'll be fine!


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/05/18 23:50:55 (permalink)
What's everyone's preferred cooling loop?
Pump/Reservoir -> Card/CPU -> Radiator. Or Radiator -> Card/CPU -> Pump/Reservoir? I got a separated loop

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/05/19 16:38:25 (permalink)
Only bit of loop order that really matters is that your pump is at the bottom or being fed by the reservoir.   I just tube mine up so the runs are the most convenient.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/05/20 13:24:20 (permalink)
The only part I do is radiator -> reservoir -> pump. CPUs and GPUs are throwing around the same wattages again, so it doesn't really matter. Whichever order makes for less tubing tends to be best. 


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/08/27 07:11:57 (permalink)
Do Rad ports on top or bottom affect loop performance (custom loop)? Using a Bitspower S1 Piump. I am told its basically a Laing DDC pump
Cpu Block,  2 240mm x 30mm Rads, 1 120mm x 45,  bitspower flow indicator restrective Eiswolf GPX block w Internal DC2600 lt pump
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/08/28 19:30:10 (permalink)
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Do Rad ports on top or bottom affect loop performance (custom loop)? Using a Bitspower S1 Piump. I am told its basically a Laing DDC pump
Cpu Block,  2 240mm x 30mm Rads, 1 120mm x 45,  bitspower flow indicator restrective Eiswolf GPX block w Internal DC2600 lt pump




Port orientation matters only so far as the pump intake. The pump cannot be sucking on air. If the pump is in the bottom of the loop, or has a reservoir on top of it then it doesn't matter... but if the pump intake is from your radiator and it will be sucking on air at the top of the rad, then you need to orient the ports down. Gamer's Nexus did a video explaining this with CLCs/AIOs if you still have questions


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/09/24 06:15:44 (permalink)
slow and steady when it comes to watercooling is the idea 
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/09/28 13:47:15 (permalink)
Thank you for this
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/09/29 14:56:25 (permalink)
Great compendium on watercooling for beginners. If anyone is worried about trying it, don't be. As long as you take your time, you'll be fine. It's worth it too in my opinion if you have the cash to spare ;)
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/10/24 13:49:37 (permalink)
Anyone interested in discussing chillers or save that for a separate thread?
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/11/19 10:13:54 (permalink)
Is watercooling absolutely needed? Got a 5950x and 3090 but alot of the parts are out of stock that i would need to water cool. Would a good fan suffice?
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/11/23 10:42:52 (permalink)
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Is watercooling absolutely needed? Got a 5950x and 3090 but alot of the parts are out of stock that i would need to water cool. Would a good fan suffice?


 
Colder hardware = faster hardware

New hardware - just launched is always hard to find blocks for ....
 
 
Yes, air cooled can be OC however the Voltage & heat issues would limit your Max performance .... & all those fans @ 100% may be on the loud side ... depends on your room temp

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/12/18 20:41:49 (permalink)
Chiller + inlet air flow FTW-24/7


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2020/12/21 11:51:53 (permalink)
Thanks so much for posting and maintaining this thread. It’s been several years since I’ve built a water cooled system and this has been very helpful in reorienting myself.
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 00:49:43 (permalink)
I would find this thread AFTER I already put my new loop together and it's leak testing... lol

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 03:38:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Cool GTX 2021/02/20 12:08:45
https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/ is pretty good too, active subreddit with a very active discord channel. 


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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 12:11:31 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for posting and maintaining this thread. It’s been several years since I’ve built a water cooled system and this has been very helpful in reorienting myself.



Glad you found it useful

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 12:14:12 (permalink)
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I would find this thread AFTER I already put my new loop together and it's leak testing... lol


happens,
always in the last place you look
share the link with others
 
Tags added to make the thread easier to find

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 12:15:07 (permalink)
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https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/ is pretty good too, active subreddit with a very active discord channel. 




 
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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/20 20:28:52 (permalink)
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Dabadger84
I would find this thread AFTER I already put my new loop together and it's leak testing... lol


happens,
always in the last place you look
share the link with others
 
Tags added to make the thread easier to find




Well it seems like I did everything correct, temps are better than the AIO by over 10C on all cores... unfortunately, looks like the RGB/LED portion of my CPU block is a dud... out of everything that came with the kit, the ONE THING I did not test, the lighting on the CPU block, is the one that that's not working.
What are the odds?

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Re: Ready to try water cooling. Where to start? Library of links-basics to expert 2021/02/21 19:59:42 (permalink)
Oof, that sucks. It's always the one thing that doesn't get tested though... never fails 


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