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About WallyPower

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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87 Sniper M5
  • RAM
    2x8Gb Corsair 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
  • GPU
    EVGA 980Ti Hydrocopper
  • Case
    Corsair Obisdian 350D
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 512 GB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860
  • Cooling
    2x 240mm Alpacool NexXxos - EKWB Supremacy EVO - Swifttech MCP 35X PWM

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  1. Thanks for pointing that one out to me, missed it somehow. It does sort of confirm what is was thinking, some minor performance increases, bordering on the edge of measuring error. I still plan of using it for my new build, but mostly for the corrosion inhibitors. I recently cleaned out my 7 year old loop that was running on destilled and PT Nuke. I found no Bio fouling, but the GPU block did have corrosion on the nickel plating.
  2. Yes, you are correct about the high temperature properties and behaviour. But did you consider one other possible trait? That the additive changes the surface tension of the coolant and that it will improve its wetting behavior and thus increase the speed of heat transfer?
  3. I get the feeling have not explained the product properly. Let me try again. These additives are meant to be added to destilled water for competition use. Most competitions do no allow glycol based coolants because they are very slippery when spilt in a crash. That is why they run plain destilled water. These additives have been designed to improve the performance of plain destilled water without violating the glycol-based rule. That is why these additives also have NO antifreeze properties. Having said that, I run Tygon tubing in my rig
  4. I'm not afraid for any damages, If you check the technical spec sheet of motul mocool. they state the following: "With MoCool, engines run cooler by 15°C (30°F): Improves thermal exchange and engine cooling system efficiency. Cooling system optimal protection against corrosion. Recommended for magnesium, aluminum alloys cases, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze systems. Water pump protection, avoid cavitation Anti-corrosion properties that remain while high temperature and ageing. Low corrosion inhibitors consumption. Seals, rubber pipes, and plastics parts friendly."
  5. Does anyone here have any experience with automotive coolant additives in their system? I'm talking about additives like Motul Mocool or Red Line Water Wetter. These additives are meant for high performance applications and to not contain any antifreeze. They do contain corrosion inhibitors. Reviews show that these additives have a positive effect on coolant temperatures in engines that run without a thermostat (duh..). So I'm wondering if the positive effect is stil there when the temperatures are much lower, like the ones found in a PC. Googling has ne
  6. @burh4n Of course I shall share my progress, but this will be a project on the long term, so please be patient. @Sophia_Borjia Haven't really thought about fan control. My initial plan was to just hook up a bunch of Artic P12 or F12 fans on the PSU and use some sort of an ultra low noise adapter. Because I'm gonna slap 18 fans on that heat exchanger, driving them all would be my first concern. It's unlikely that any motherboard will take that many fans just of the headers.
  7. First of all thanks for your offer. But I did some more thinking on this and I think that I'm going to abandon the passive idea. I'm not abandoning the idea of using this radiator, I'm just gonna strap some fans to it. Currently it is mounted flat to the wall, but if I put 1 or 2 washers behind it, it becomes wide enough to fit a 120mm fan on top of the heat exchanger inside the shroud. This will turn it into the equivalent of a 2160 rad, should EKWB or Alphacool ever decide to make a radiator that long... The fin density is only 5 FPI, so no high SP fans needed.
  8. If you really want to be sure, you have to dismantle it. Fill the radiator with hot vinegar and shake well. Rinse & repeat untill clean. If the pump looks clean, it probably is. So just rinse it out and leave it at that. But I would just leave it for now, a 2600K is ripe for an update soon, so just give it some TLC when you perform the upgrade. PS: I'm running 7 year old water with some PT nuke, still crystal clear.
  9. Yes temps will likely be quite high, but to my calculations also quite constant. It will contains quite a lot of water, my guess with the rad, res, tubing and blocks, your are looking at over 3 Liters of water. So that will dampen any spikes. The other thing is that the water temperature will most likely hit a "wall of cooling" at around 45 degrees. I fitted the data from the manufacturer in a graph and got the following extra numbers: 40 degrees, dissipation is 348 Watts 45 degrees, dissipation is 475 Watts. (they state 508 watts, but this is what I get f
  10. I tried to do the math on the flow restriction this heat exchanger gives. According to my calculations, the rad should give a pressure drop of 6620 Pascal I put the flow at 750 L/h, because no one is going to run the pump at full speed Techpower states on their site that the average CPU block in 2017 had a flow restriction of 8135 Pascal. I think i'm fine, but if anyone disagrees, please let me know.
  11. I've seen that one yes, and I was shouting at the execution of LTT. They used some 40 year old cast iron dinosaur with more flow restriction than the Hoover dam. The heat exchanger I'm planning on using has been designed to be used with low volumes of water with modern central heating units at low water temperatures. Yes, more heat means more cooling power, So i'm very curious to what Idle and load temps are going to be. Having said that, i'm still waiting for ZEN3 and RDNA2/Ampere, so this project will go into execution fase at the end of 2020 soonest
  12. I judged by the specs that the pump would have enough grunt; EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM Serial - (incl. 2x pump) Technical specifications: - Motor: Electronically commuted spherical motor - Rated voltage: 12V DC - Power consumption: 2 x 23W - Maximum pressure head: 7m - Maximum flow: 1500L/h - Maximum system temperature: 60°C - Materials: Stainless steel, PPS-GF40, EPDM O-rings, Aluminium oxide, hard coal - Power connector: 2 x 4-Pin Molex- and 2 x 4-Pin PWM FAN connector https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xtop-revo-dual-d5-pwm-serial-incl-pump But if
  13. Hi Everyone, This topic is meant as a sanity check. In my current situation, my PC is in a room upstairs. It already runs a custom loop. Since I’ve discovered steam remote play, I’ve been using it more and more. On top of that, my SO likes the fact that I’m more downstairs. But steam remote play has its limitations, so I’ve decided that the next PC will be built for the living room near the TV. Because space is limited, this new to be build PC will be water cooled. And that is where the passive part comes into play. Last year, we renovated your house. Beca