EPIC Update! Question. Will you sell this case?It's filling-loop time !
This is how it's done without a reservoir : using a syringe to completely fill the loop, with a lower hose diameter to let the air escape.
It's very quick and usually I get ride of most of the bubbles.
Considering that the waterblock, radiator, pump and pump top have been modified, I'm pretty glad the leak test was a success !
This is my prototype powered with a Hdplex 160W + Dynamo.
The GPU is a 1050 Ti KalmX, run passively to better evaluate the pump noise.
The pump run @ 1844 RPM @ 7V for my tests. I can definitely hear it.
The Noctua Fan remains silent until 60%.
After 30 min of XTU Bench, the i7 3920XM stabilizes around 70°C, 72° on the hottest core, running at 3590 Mhz:
This is not bad considerign that the waterblock doesn't even have a maze but it could be definitely improved.
Next steps : try a Koolance block instead and ask to the motherboard OEM if they can provide a BIOS allowing to OC the 3920XM.
And the guy risks is much loved hardware in leak testing with Sopalin (I think that's how you call household paper in France)! Don't lie, I see some left on top of the rad in the 2nd pic!Considering that the waterblock, radiator, pump and pump top have been modified, I'm pretty glad the leak test was a success !