How's the build coming along?
And, we aren't going to fit...
I can cut part of the crossbar to make room for the radiator, but I suddenly realize I don't like how the HWLABS GTS radiator looks inside this case (the beveled edge). I guess I can just go for the EK-SE for now. They (purportedly) have terrible performance compared to the GTS, probably not even half as good (even with the cross-flow version used in this case), but at least they look "right" to my eyes. I really needed the cross-flow version to simply my original tube rout though. I guess I'll have to start drilling holes for some hidden tubes soon. :biggrin:
Also did some more tests a few days back (haven't had much time to do more work on it after disassembling it again). Did a bench with the current planned setup (thin rads):
560 SE (28mm) + 480 SE (28mm) + 480 CE (45mm). Depending on how I do the tube work, it might up the 560 SE to the original 560 CE as well.
Anyhow, at around 1.3-1.4kW (wall) with the GPU at a decent OC + stock CPU + 1.5GPM + 750RPM fans. The CPU's do about 65C max with the GPU's around 43C. Other workloads, I can max the GPU to about ~50C, but that's about it.
I am however using the non-recommended inlet/output port combinations for the CPU blocks, which might have something to do with it. Basically, the CPU block has (G1/4) 1 inlet + 2 outlets with middle port pushing water through a jetplate towards either sides ([url]https://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109813904.pdf[/url]). However, I'm using the non-recommended 2 output ports instead (as in/out) since I have better tube spacing that way. Not sure if that's what's causing the relatively high CPU temps. I also have ALL GPU's and CPU's together in parallel (which again, needs to be checked on serial if it actually has an effect). Either way, it's not much of a problem to me. The air-cooler for the CPU's used to run the same benchmarks at 90-95C.
Some minor fiddling and I also finally got a decent Cinebench R15 score of 8135, currently ranked #5 in VRAY (new version) and top 30 in 3DMark Port Royal. I really think I might replace my current workstation with it, when/if it gets done.
As for build status. Still figuring out my tube runs. I changed my mind and instead of black sparkle + chrome/dark chrome tubing, I'll try to do a black+chrome tubing with "all-bend" runs to keep it looking nice and tidy.