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Everything posted by W-L

  1. For line conditioners it's not really necessary if you have a UPS since any decent unit will have a built in AVR to adapt to changes in line voltage and if the main supply coming in gets too noisy or poor quality it will directly just switch to battery until power quality improves. Only time it's really beneficial is if line quality is extremely poor which should warrant further investigation as to why.
  2. They will perform exactly the same as both are rated as CAT 5e.
  3. In the wall usually it's recommended to have STP (shielded twisted pair) to ensure you don't have interference especially if near other cables. The reason to look for CAT 5e is to ensure you get the gigabit speeds as some of those prepacked patch cables from ISP's I have seen only rated at CAT5 which will limit you speeds to only 100mbps.
  4. Yes I would do so if they had it on there previously, little odd why they didn't use a thermal pad over those inductors but paste will also work.
  5. Both are Ethernet cables given the larger RJ45 jack compare to a phone cable RJ11. One thing you will want to look for on the cables is it denoting it as a Cat 5e spec to ensure you get the full potential gigabit connection speeds.
  6. I understand what you're saying but given that they are the exact same GPU blocks in the original photo they should have very similar flow and restriction characteristics so it may not be completely 50/50 between the two it won't have one of the GPU's with zero flow at all. That is as long as you don't have a physical clog in the block. Even in the photo with the CPU and dual GPU's all in parallel all three blocks will get flow but not as evenly since most times you will find CPU blocks with jet plates to force water but it adds extra restriction (lower flow). Still some flow but
  7. Well no because the flow in the left diagram will be distributed evenly as long as both GPU blocks are the same in terms of restriction, the flow will split evenly between the two and merge evenly or as close to evenly between them. I can see what you are trying to say where one block may have more flow than the other where one has little to no water going through it for cooling which can occur if you had two completely different blocks. This is one of the argument cases for not doing something like this where everything is in parallel, the CPU blocks is not the same as the GPU's
  8. For an AIO having the tubes down is ideal in theory since it will ensure the tiny air pocket get trapped in the top portion of the rad to prevent noise if that air pocket were o make it's way back around towards the pump/block. However in most situations it's not really an issue even when installed up.
  9. The parallel will ahve the fluid split evenly since the blocks will have the same relative flow restriction, in both parallel and series you will get even cooling it's just a matter of aesthetics and what you are aiming for. There is some logic in spltting the flow between the GPU's also to not have heat get passed down the line to the second GPU in a series loop but in reality since the fluid moves so fast it has little effect once the system comes up to equilibrium. So series flow as in it enters and exits one GPU before going to the second like in the photo to the right? You would
  10. As suggested it would be enough but not a bad idea of upgrade as it's a pretty entry level PSU for the hardware being paired to it. -Moved to Case and Power Supplies-
  11. Why do you think it doesn't enter from the top right? The fluid moves in a counter clockwise position due to the inlet of the pump/res being on the right and outlet exiting the pump/res on the left towards the CPU. The reason why you want parallel flow for block is to lower resistance and balance between the GPU's, at the beginning custom watercooling didn't have dedicated pumps with good pressure so parallel setups were sometimes a good option. Not to mention if anyone out there is still sporting a quad watercooled or even a 7 slot watercooled GPU setup for some reason having tha
  12. The connection is fine and it's parallel flow. Not sure where you are concluding that from but as we explained earlier and by the photos of the clear parallel flow example that it splits by entering the right and recombines by exiting the left.
  13. It has to enter from the top right due to the flow path, the fluid clearly exits the pump/res unit as it's marked OUT (outlet) over to the CPU, top rad and then GPU blocks. The fluid however can flow in either direction through the GPU blocks as EKWB's GPU blocks aren't really directional, but in reference to the photo it enters from the top right and exits the bottom left of the GPU stack.
  14. So the fluid moved from the Res/pump towards the CPU block then the top rad and enters over to the right hand side of the GPU blocks. There it splits some of the fluid enters the top GPU and some fluid move down that same right side pipe on the right to the lower GPU after it goes around and comes out the left side and recombines to exit the bottom.
  15. Here this illustrates it well it's the same as using tubing but they purchases a dedicated block to install between the GPU's. Fluid enters one side and gets split between the GPU blocks then travels around to the other port to recombine and exit.
  16. It's only held by the bottom pump portion with EKWB's anti vibration mount
  17. They have this in parallel flow so the fluid essentially gets split between the GPU and then exits and merges back together at the top outlet. This is good for lowering flow resistance if you have a lot of restriction or blocks.
  18. That's the reason why you want to ground yourself periodically, having a bracelet will ensure no static is built up when you are working with potentially sensitive electronics. For most working on a non-carpeted surface and occasionally touching off on the casing of a grounded device is alright, usually you can do this by connecting your power supply to the wall but leaving it turned off and just touching off on the metal casing.
  19. Not mandatory but good to ground yourself every so often when working or to use an antistatic bracelet if you want to be careful.
  20. What distilled water are you using can you post a photo? Most tubing will go opaque after use but usually after around 6-12 months, I've used Mayhem's Ultra clear without much issue.
  21. If you provide them engineering drawings that will really help drive down the costs. One that has been used by Linus is Protocase which specializes in custom fabrication and one off parts. However I believe they are based in Canada.
  22. Welcome to the forums! I would recommend to start with a motherboard tray that you can buy off the shelf and start from them, depending on what you want as design and concept you are looking to achieve. There are certain places that specialize in one off parts but just note the cost of doing something like will be quite high. https://www.mountainmods.com/product_info.php?products_id=56
  23. I would recommend aluminum it will be easier to bend and cut if you want to make something custom. Ideally if you can get tools a vice with a metal brake attachment work really well.