Forum discussion tagged with watercooling.
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    Question AMD Threadripper 3970x - best settings for improved thermals and retained performance / Lowest possible temps with the lowest possible loss in perform

    Hi! I recently finished my dual-3090 Threadripper 3970x custom watercooled system. It will be mainly a workstation for simulations (mostly bioinformatics), video editing and 3D rendering. I have 3 360mm EKWB blocks for cooling. An SE, PE and an XE. My issue is, that I am worried about the...
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    Question which cooler is a good replacement, computer is overheating often

    Lately after playing most general games, I've noticed performance issues. I finally realized that my computer was constantly hot, and if i were to reset my computer, once it turned back on, it said that it had overheated. Tests showed my computer to idle at 75c , and 97c when gaming. This is a...
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    Question After Watercooling my PC my display randomly loses signal

    After watercooling my PC my display randomly loses signal. It happens regardless if I'm in BIOS or Windows. Everything has been working fine for months. I recently watercooled my CPU and GPU. Specs: GPU: Zotac 3080 Ti Amp Holo CPU: AMD 5600x PSU: Corsair 850w Mother Board: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E...
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    Question Hi I need help/feedback on a pc build I have been planning out for about a year now, but needed some help with a few questions before...

    before I pull the trigger. Now I posted over on pc part picker trying to get help and only one person has responded recently and I have had to repost a few times now with practically no response from people, So I am going to link it here in hopes that some of you fine people will take a look at...
  5. Question Water cooled PC Desk Build - Looking for advice

    Hi all, I am looking to build a water cooled pc desk. Going for sleek quite operation. Parts MSI x570s Gaming Carbon EK X Ryzen 9 5900x AMD 6900xt with EK Waterblock 2 480mm Radiators 8 120mm fans 4 80mm fans 850w SFX psu Desk size is about 58in x 32in x 4in. The center is covered with 38in...
  6. Kicker1379

    Question Pump runs at 1% power until it is unplugged/plugged back in

    I have a 12V ddc pump. It has a pwm header and a molex connector. No matter how I connect it (motherboard+molex) or even just molex I get the same issue. When I first boot my computer the pump runs at about 70 rpm, not enough to do anything. When I unplug and replug the molex connector while...
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    [SOLVED] Can you use an AIO with a GPU?

    Hi, i just wanted to post a quick question. I would like to watercool my R9 290x for potential amazing overclocking and better temperatures. However, i have one CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and would like to disassemble it to use the radiator and the pump for cooling. However, this is...

    [SOLVED] Anyone filled cracks in acrylic waterblock with sealant?

    Hey ya’ll, I have some spiderweb cracks in my acrylic CPU waterblock. has anyone ever used a sealant to seal them to stop the cracks from spreading? Is this the best solution if I can’t get a replacement? It’s a monoblock so getting a replacement may not be that easy. What kind of sealant would...
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    [SOLVED] No boot. Fans and LED on for a split second

    Hello, My pc is (for what I know) correctly installed. My motherboard LEDs are comstantly on, which is normal. But when I turn on the pc every fan and only the LED from the videocard is turning on for like half a second. What I'm missing is: LED from watercooling, RAM and case fans. And ofcourse...
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    [SOLVED] Custom water loop running too hot whilst gaming ?

    Hi All, I setup a custom water loop for the first time with my RTX 3080 and 10900k being in the same loop. Ever since the custom loop, my CPU has been getting very hot during gaming making my overclocks unstable upon reaching equilibrium. The 10900k during isolated prolonged benchmarks hits...
  11. themiziko

    [SOLVED] Consulting some of the Overclocking decisions and noisy watercooling, plus transferring the setting after reinstalling ?

    Hello! About 9 months ago I decided to upgrade my PC. I trusted them with building my previous build, and they were quite reliable, but the company insisted on also dabbling into water cooling they haven't really done previously, and messing with overclocking. Since I'm not a specialist, and...
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    Question What is considered good for RTX 3080 watercooled temperatures.

    I have an Aorus RTX 3080 xtreme which I recently water cooled with Phanteks Glacier GPU block. I am running this with an i9-9900k (nothing is overclocked) using a 360mm and a 240mm radiator. In heavy gaming loads (AAA titles at 1440p) I can see GPU temperatures reach as high as 57 -58C and CPU...
  13. SirSfinn

    Question Watercooled 3080ti reaching 80+c with dual 360mm radiators!

    Hey all, having a bit of crazy a thermal issue. I have a 5960x overclocked to 4.2 ghz and a 3080ti both watercooled, sharing the same loop. I have 7x 120mm fans connected and running at 1500rpm on two different radiators + an exhaust. The reservoir and pump are separate. Ever since the 3080ti...
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    Question Cooling issues with Corsair Hydro X XD5 ?

    Hello, I'm using a new rig that I made recently. This is my first time using liquid cooling, so it just be that I'm being dumb, but I have a Corsair Hydro X XD5 pump/reservoir combo that seems to be pumping yet temperatures are not being kept low and the little "water wheel" in the GPU block...
  15. Alres3

    [SOLVED] Advice on getting started on water coooling

    Hi, I’m finally pulling the trigger on a water cooling setup. Here is my dilemma; I'm planning on upgrading mb's to an AM5 when it becomes available and jumping on that DDR5 life. With that said, currently I have an AM4 and If I install water cooling with my current setup, will I have to...
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    Question System won‘t boot after swapping to an AIO cooler ?

    Hey, I bought myself the NZXT Kraken Z73 AIO , I used to have the Ryzen Wraith Cooler RGB. I watched a Youtube Video for a step by step guide to installing it and followed each step exactly. The PC won‘t boot at all and doesn‘t show any signs of life. I did put back the Wraith Cooler and my PC...
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    [SOLVED] Need help understanding NZXT's G12

    Hello, I have an MSI 1080 TI Armor GPU, as I'm sure most of you know the cooler is horrible on it (Gaming X 1070 IIRC) As such gaming at 1440p is possible but my card temps end up quickly at the high 70's early 80's in celcius, but more importantantly they reach these temperatures long after...
  18. misfitkid86

    Question Reservoir mount

    Hey guys. I'm trying to mount my aquacomputer aquilas 150 but have run into several issues. Main one is, what bracket will work!? Bought an ek one with numerous holes, but nothing, and have struggled to find an official mount. Case is an 011 dynamic and I'm looking to mount on radiator. Thanks!
  19. SirShanson

    [SOLVED] Good Cases for Watercooling with Components Segregated from Intake/Exhaust

    Hi everyone, I have a bit of a funny issue with my next PC build. My girlfriend has cats who shed super fine hair that managed to make it past the filter in my last PC and brick the motherboard. For my new PC I am planning to enclose the critical components as much as possible and watercool them...
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    Question dying pump? - help

    Hi all, recently my delidded i7 8700k is suddenly running much hotter than usual - i have replaced the thermal paste and still no luck, it is running in a custom loop with a 360mm rad what could the potential causes of this be? a dying pump? a dying chip? note my pump is making a weird noise...
  21. Leftnut99

    [SOLVED] Could I have physically damage my graphic card

    Hi, recently bought a rtx 3090 and install with the computer no problem. But when I started disassembling the gpu to instal new waterblock and backplate the pc stop displaying. I diagnosis every component of my computer and it only seems like the 3090 wont display. Fans and lights are working...
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    [SOLVED] Need help with the cooling potential of my radiator setup

    Hi all, After measuring the coolant temperature of my setup, i was wondering if I could add a second GPU to my setup, given that 1080ti prices are down. Here are my specs and information below. Specs: Ryzen 7 2700x pbo 4.3ghz 1.46v Gtx 1080ti 2050mhz +60mv 4x32gb 3200mt Rm1000x psu Radiator...
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    [SOLVED] Would This Fan Configuration Work?

    I am wanting to get a 240mm AIO to mount on the top of my Fractal Meshify C. If I mounted 2 or maybe 3 120mm fans on the front of the case as intakes, could the AIO on the top serve as enough output with no fans on the back side of the case? I am brand new to water-cooling so correct me if this...
  24. [SOLVED] Cooler modding/swap on a Dell PowerEdge 860 / PowerEdge R200 1U server

    Good day to y'all in your favourite timezone :) Complete newbie here asking for some advice on cooler replacement on a PE860 / PE R200 server. I managed to buy two of these beauties in a liquidation sale CHEAP. Both come with a Xeon X3220, 8 GB RAM and 2x 300GB SAS HDD, good enough specs for...
  25. [SOLVED] Cooler bracket not tight

    So my cooler bracket of my h100i v2 cant be tightened fully. As you can see the gap with the screw fully on is bigger than the thickness of my motherboard. Is this normal or should it be tight to my motherboard
  26. ghintipas2


    I already have the EK-STC Classic 10/13 - Black , soft tubing , ek radiators and gtx 980ti g1 Nickel + Acetal waterblock and i want to know if the MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X is compatible with my system or i will have a problem like mixing metals or something
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    [SOLVED] Is my water cooling working?

    I recently upgraded to Corsair's H100i Platinum SE water cooling system. On the official Corsair iCue software, it is telling me that the CPU temp is a low 28-32 degrees C on average, a little higher when playing games. However, every other third party software that I download from the internet...
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    Question 1080 TI stuck in Windows boot with new nvidia drivers

    Hi all. I have an AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition 11G. The problem with my videocard is that it doesn't work properly out of the box, it stutters in game, freezes games and sometimes even restarts my PC when i am doing nothing else than watching some youtube videos or...
  29. CAF-Arie

    Question Broke RTX 2080? after installing waterblock

    So I decided to do a custom watecooling loop and I installed a barrow GPU waterblock to my Dual asus rtx 2080. After completing my build, everything was fine for a few weeks. suddenly, I tried turning on my pc and booting into windows but then it lost connection from my monitor and displays “no...
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    [SOLVED] Ideal use of H115i fans in iCUE 465X case

    Hi everyone, I'm planning on assembling an H115i watercooling in a iCUE 465X case. The case is only meant to accept the radiator on front, if I understand well its specs. The case comes with 3 front fans (120) for intake. I'll be adding another 120 on the back to pull air. But the H115i comes...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for a palit GTX 1070 8GB Jetstream waterblock, really struggling to find one???

    So I have been looking all over the internet and I'm not entirely sure if it's down to my water cooling noobishness that I can't seem to find a compatible water block. I have the exact model number which is below. The closest match I was able to find was this one here...
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    Question Cooling build H100i Pro RGB + 3x LL120 + 3x ML120

    Hi guys, I currently have a 465X that includes 3 LL120s on the front. I plan to purchase an h100i Pro RGB Platinum that includes 2 ML120 Pro, and also purchase 1 more to complete the build. My idea is this, put the LL fans on top and one on the back. The 3 ML fans on the...
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    Question Aquacomputer Quadro

    Does anyone know if the Aquacomputer Calitetemp works on the Quadro ?
  34. xJesserX

    [SOLVED] question about water cooling

    hey , i'm new to water cooling and i'm waiting a COOLER MASTER MASTERLIQUID ML120 ( for i7 9700k and i will not overclock it ) to arrive,does it use a liquid or something ? and does it need to be replaced after certain time ? if so how many "years" ?
  35. popwithNOtart

    [SOLVED] was just thinkning

    are there gpu aio's like there are cpu aio's??? if not, why cant they make them
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    [SOLVED] Push/Pull config Question.

    So i have a EK Xe 360 and I'm wondering if I can do push pull with different fans. The radiator will be at the bottom of my o11-xl with my 3 Riing trio high static pressure fans on top pushing and 3 Noctua NF-F12 at the bottom pulling. Riing trio fans rpm are 500 ~ 1500 and Nf-f12 doing 300 ~...
  37. iKrloz

    [SOLVED] Is this algae or corrosion growing in my watercooling parts?

    First things first, sorry for the long post but I don't want to just confuse people by not giving enough information since all loops are different. Now let me share with you my specs, my watercooling parts and some photos of the loop configuration: View: https://imgur.com/gallery/kZTjzVM...
  38. Treekys

    [SOLVED] GPU Running Hot with Custom Watercooling

    Good morning everyone, I wonder whether someone can assist. I have built my second custom watercooling loop and running some hot temperatures. The GPU is a RX5700XT, not overclocked, with an EK waterblock applied by the professional seller (ocUK). I think I have reasonable fans (Thermaltake...
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    Question DDC 3.1 Pump

    Hey all, I got the https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-100-ddc-mx-3-1-pwm-incl-pump (6w ddc 3.1 pump) and I was wondering the comfortable limits of it. Currently, the loop only consists of one block and a rad, and the pump is sufficient. If I were to add another block and another rad, would the...
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    [SOLVED] flush rad with tap water then use premixed coolant?

    hello, i am building my first water-cooling loop and i am having trouble finding distilled water, for some reason its especially hard to find in the UK, would it be possible to flush my rads with tap water as i am using EK premixed coolant with anti corrosives in anyway? or do i need to buy some...