Watercooling Setup Help

By deeps1987 ยท 31 replies
Aug 29, 2007
  1. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I don't think watercooling is a good idea, my friend did it and a tube leaked and his whole machine ( costed him about $2800 ) got filled up with water and all the crap messed up.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Watercooling works quite well TP, provided it's done properly.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Drilling your second block isn't a good idea. Voiding your warranty and leaks comes to mind.

    Connecting the video cards in series like you diagrammed will leave one of them hotter than the other.

    Running them in parallel like I diagrammed and your blocks seem to be setup for will raise the temperature of each card a bit but they will both be the same temp and you'll have less back-pressure from the two blocks.

    OH yeah!! Your video cards monitor their fan speed. Before you take off and replace their heatsinks you'll need to disable the monitoring feature in their BIOS through the video driver, or your machine will not boot!
  4. deeps1987

    deeps1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 109

    ok how do i disable the fan monitoring? through catalyst control?

    and the diagram you drew doesnt seem to work with my cards, as they both seem to have the 3/8 barbs facing in the same direction


    unless i undo the nipple connection on the crossfire preped one and swap it around, if i can.

    Ill give it a go tonight.

    if not, what do you think of this setup?

  5. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Yeah, disable the fan monitoring through the Catalyst Control Center.

    Don't you have two threaded holes on the front of your Crossfire prepared waterblock? [​IMG]

    If you do you'll need two more 3/8 nipples. You'll also need to remove any plugs that are covering those threaded holes so you can install the extra nipples. I believe that those threaded holes are designed to fit G1/4 threaded nipples. You'd install the two nipples in the front of the Crossfire Prepared waterblock connect short lenghts of tubing to the those nipples connect the second waterblock to the tubing and place clamps to make everything water tight.
  6. deeps1987

    deeps1987 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 109

    i took a better pic of the connections


    its a hexagon key shape, i'll open it up tomorrow and see if i can change the way the barb goes.

    but what did you think of my latest watercooling setup?
  7. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I only have one problem with the setup. I'd do this instead.

    You'll get more water to the northbridge with the above.

    The next picture simply uses your crossfire setup instead of the splitters to direct the flow. The water flow through the various waterblocks would be about the same but the backpressure would be a little less because of lack of splitters and less tubing.
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