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Recent content by ciaran clare

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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    I had troubles drilling through my GPU, after drilling through the PCB and the heat sink i tried to boot my card.... it refused to turn on, i have a feeling drilling through the heat sink meant my GPU thermal throttled and doesn't power on. If your water cooling though this shouldn't matter and...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Just got round to building the case, two issues. none of the instructions or videos on youtube are very clear on which screws to use a different parts, do i use long or short screws for which parts... Also am i supposed to have a longer standoff for 3 slot graphics cards? in the optium techs...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Well that cocks things up a bit. I currently have a NZXT kraken x52, and my case is arriving very very soon. My plan was to build it and temporarily use the kraken without the top pannel on untill i could get my hands on the new aurora lt, my plan was then to gradually phase out the aio with...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Yeh, ive seen a lot of people avoiding alphacools stuff (tho still want to see how their new aurora lt 240 will turn out). If i go fully custom rather than aio and then expanding it, i was thinking the ddc route. Only problem is fitting in the pump with a magic cube (other options are available)...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Ok can someone just fact check this. As far as custom loops go your options for Pumps are the Alphacool dc-lt pump - inside either the 40 dc-lt resivour, or the lt solo pump block and the, DDC pumps inside either a Nouvolo Aquanaut pump block or a ddc top like the bitspower magic cube what...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    https://www.alphacool.com/shop/pumpen/alphacool-pumpen/27132/alphacool-dc-lt-2-2600rpm-ceramic-12v-dc-3-phasen-sinus-pcb The new 2nd gen version of alphacools lt 2600 pump is now available to buy on their website, would love to see how this compares to the current one in noise and relaiability
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Watercooling wise I think I'm going to go with the aurora lt solo pump block with either the st25 240 or the ek se classic 240 and 2 slim noctua fans and air cool GPU... then when @Wahaha360 releases a 17mm full core radiator ill buy 2, one for the top with 2 chromax nf-a12x25 (when their...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Open frame, that makes sence... i was wondering how you fit the tx240 and 2 25 mm fans?
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    I haven't been keeping up with your adventures recently. Are you currently using the TX 240 with two A12x25s? What exactly is your loop right now? im assuming the one radiator and 3 fans?
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    I just bought 2 slim 15mm fans in preparation for getting my case, ill have to get some 25mm fans if you do that XD
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    @Wahaha360 you guys are really throwing a spanner in my plans, was going to just get the new aurora lt 240 when it comes out, then decided to get the aurora lt solo pump block and use and EK SE Classic, and now your talking about a custom radiator XD. I've got 3 months until my case arrives so...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    ?!?!?!? What do you mean you NEED the cpu side to not be ventilated?
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    EK SE Classic or XSPC TX240 Sorry in advance (i know its repeated a lot) But out of these two radiator which is the best when considering fitment, thermals and noise EK SE Classic : I understand that the EK SE classic is the exact clearance above mobo so their could be fitment issue...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    Ok so when it comes to partners cards, having a hole in the back plate should not negatively impact thermals as if that hole is blocked due to the psu, the card will just exhaust normally like normal cards, HOWEVER this is not the same for the reference, for the reference card the fin stack...
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    Production FormD-T1 (aka Sidearmd), READ FIRST POST

    i am both amazed and horrified at the same time. You said 3-4 degree difference from passive radiator to radiator with fans, what is the difference between JUST the TX240 and then the TX240 plus the 2nd radiator with fans? It seems like an awfull amount of effort for a few degrees.