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Thread: Watercooling: two radioators?




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    This question goes out to those folks who have been into watercooling longer than I have. Would it be of any use to "upgrade" an existing watercooling system with a second radiator? Anyone ever tried that?
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    There is a pic around here with a system that had 6 or so but yes the more you add the better result you should get.

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    then if it give better results, then how come people only use 1? if u can buy watercooling , then u should be able to get 2 rads, but y dont i see tat much 2+ rad watercooling rigs?
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    Well, my thoughts on that:

    1.) people with an internal water cooling would probably run out of space;
    2.) one very good radiator might be better than two bad ones
    3.) good radiators are quite expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokin_pc
    then if it give better results, then how come people only use 1? if u can buy watercooling , then u should be able to get 2 rads, but y dont i see tat much 2+ rad watercooling rigs?
    Cost and area within the case is the main reason but if the rad's are mounted outside the case (yes the system will not be portable) then the more heat transference (dissapation) the better (simple thermal dynamics will tell ya such).

    Sorry smokin_pc if I put ya nose outa joint in this thread but if ya spent a few years playin' around with these things then ya'd know better (I'm not pickin' on ya personally but experience will tell ya different, especially when ya live in a hot place like here). : peace2:

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    The rig in my outlet uses two Senfu Radiators and a local aquarium Pump called Super King ( Funny name ):p . Anyways paired with the Danger Den Maze 3, a Radeon Block and a Z-Chip Block it works fine and we kept the cost down. The expensive parts were the 3 pcs of Danger Den products as the Radiators are reasonable. It runs at 33 Idle and 38 at full load. The ambient temp here is about 27. The radiators are cooled with Evercool Crystal Fans.

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    If you use 2 radiators the pump has to work harder (or you need a stronger pump) both increase water temps (very little, but still).
    Just use the biggest rad you can fit in you case or if you go external; the biggest you can afford. 1 big radiator is more efficient that 2 small ones with the same watervolume. :2cents:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosferatu
    If you use 2 radiators the pump has to work harder (or you need a stronger pump) both increase water temps (very little, but still).
    Just use the biggest rad you can fit in you case or if you go external; the biggest you can afford. 1 big radiator is more efficient that 2 small ones with the same watervolume. :2cents:
    I think that ya need to rethink ya first statement a bit and 2 big radiators will transfer more heat than one big one. Sorry but if ya think about it a bit ya should see why.

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    The reason for 2 rads is bcoz the 1st rad cools down the heat passed on by the Z Chip and Radeon Block then it goes to the Maze 3 and then back to the second Rad so that the water temp is always cool as it goes back to the resevoir. The cool water stored is then ready for the next cycle.

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    If I ran 2 radiators, I'd do this:

    Reservoir->Rad #1->Pump->CPU->Northbridge->Rad #2->Video Card

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