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- - By The Wizard (***) Date 2019-05-23 02:29 Upvotes 1
:grin: Hi All,
                  I have arrived at yet another water cooled setup after a let us say a set back going sub zero with my phase change cooler and losing one of the dimm slots ... Only 24GB instead of 32GB of memory is shown in the BIOS and in windows although in the separate SPD section in the BIOS and programs such as AIDA 64 the faulty dimm slot is showing that the slot is actually populated with the 8GB DDR4 memory stick ..... Not sure what has happened but assume it was down to condensation in some way. Must admit I think the sub zero unit was having more than its fair share of problems trying to keep things under control with the CPUs power output .... Putting the memory into another slot brings back the full 32GB but memory ATM is only running at triple instead of quad. It maybe that the dimm slot simply packed up of its own accord so I might get around to RMAing it but need it working for now

Anyway back to the latest WC setup where I have done away with the radiator and its 4x140mm fans in the loop (it may return lol) and am now using 2 water pumps, 2 reservoirs and 1 other item :twisted: and it is basically silent. There I think there are more improvements I can make mainly to the way it looks and the ease of taking it apart and tinkering with it in general.

I loaded my basic BIOS settings for testing which is 46x100 for the CPU but with SPEEDSTEP on and the CPU voltage set to manual and at 1.250V ... It is also set to run ALL CORES.

The pictures show the CPU core temps at idle followed by running on 18 cores and finally with its 18 cores plus its HT so 36 ... The room temp was showing 22C during the test (YES the CPU temps and AMBIENT temps are correct and not a misprint lol)

Parent - - By jpqy (**) Date 2019-05-23 06:36
These are fantastic Temps!!

Can you put some pictures here from your WC setup if possible.

Parent - - By The Wizard (***) Date 2019-05-23 21:48
Hi JP, I will get around to it but you must promise not to laugh :razz: it is still sitting on the infamous piece of wood I made years ago but everything else has changed, I would like to beat my previous best but time will tell

Parent - - By The Wizard (***) Date 2019-05-24 22:45 Upvotes 1
Hi JP, The picture is the basic working setup and has to be tidied up immensely now that I know it works.

Basically it is a small chest freezer with a slim recycling bin inside similar to this one without the lid on for now holding around 25L of distilled water and a little anti freeze. Sitting in the plastic container is my nigh on 20 year old Eheim 1260 water pump (or maybe it is the 1250 I really cannot remember) the reason for the pump sitting in the water (I guess acting as a sump pump) was because I had issues with pressure getting the water to circulate with a single pump sitting outside the chest freezer with or without the reservoirs although I think when I get hold of some one way valves or non return valves the whole issue will go away .....

The Eheim pump sends the water into my old twin bay reservoir and then into the EKx4 Reservoir which I got as part of the new replacement WC loop (The EK coolstream quad radiator with its 4x140mm Noctua fans  are also part of the new WC loop you can see sitting next to the freezer) ... the water is then is then sucked from EK reservoir by my new Fluval water pump which I got when the Mrs spotted it in a local garden centre (I have to do these things lol) just by chance walking through the aquarium section and it had 80% off because it was the last one, the fluval water pump send the water into the XSPC Raystorm Neo waterblock  from which the water simply flows back into the recycling bin below the waterline.

Before anyone asks yes I drilled a 20mm hole through the top of chest freezer. Sadly you cannot drill through the sides of freezers. .... When I get the final setup sorted in my head I will refill the hole and go through the side of the freezers lid with the in and out tubes maybe with quick release connectors, in this way the lid can be fully closed as it cannot at the moment as you can in the picture.

The only issue I have ATM is to much water pressure which believe me is not easily released through any fill port so I might connect up the radiator inside the freezer (without its fans) and send the water through it to see if it helps.

The freezer has simply 2 settings minimum and maximum and the bit of anti freeze in the system solves ice issues with the water, the only other thing you have to look out for is condensation problems on and around the waterblock. Because the freezer acts as a big cold box I have even turned the chest freezer off and for quite a few hours there was hardly any changes in temps

I know it is not a Koolance but even a new small chest freezer is only about £100 and with a bit of ingenuity is what it all about for me and I also find it fun.

I just discovered these but I do not think I could justify the cost although figuring out where to drill through it so I can fit the water cooling tubing could be fun :evil: :twisted: I just shouted down to Sandra (the Mrs) I know what I want for Christmas :razz::wink::grin::eek:

Parent - By jpqy (**) Date 2019-05-25 08:09
Hi Tony,

Thank you very much for your detailed explenations even with links to all the parts/items you have used in this custom freezer water-loop!

Looking great..have sit here with similar idea's as a unit like this Koolance EXC-800 Chiller ($1700) is way too expensive for just bringing Temps down.

Kind regards,
Parent - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2019-05-23 16:15
4.5 GHz on 18 cores, and handling the heat just fine. Very nice.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2019-05-23 18:19 Edited 2019-05-23 18:29
Hi Tony,

I'm waiting! It's coming down the pike!  Just make sure you do it in the garage! Industrial supply-liquid nitrogen!

Best wishes!

(You get a "Big update" go for the should get Hallmark Cool Master of Rybka Form!)

I think you should build your own nuke cooling tower in the garage! :grin:
Bolton will  threaten you to dismantle or suffer Trumpian  pain of tweeting!

Thank you for posting -it is always a pleasure to see you progress from wooden block -bathtub -to this! You're a  lucky man you're still in relationship!:yell:
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2019-05-23 18:55
Hi Tony,
At some point when I get some time when the dust settles. I want to do some research on my latest idea for a build!
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