July 3, 2018
July 2, 2018
@Mr. grimm: I was thinking of going with EK there stuff looks well built and fairly priced. I don't blame you for going with the primochill that stuff looks so cool. Love the swirling pearlscent look to it, sad that it fell out on you though. I think the same thing happened to Jayztwokcents on YouTube and he didn't mix metals.
You go with flexi tubes? I have seen some builds with glass tubing that looked really good.
Learning and tinkering are some of the best parts of the hobby what makes a build truly yours. Your temps must be awesome though!
EKs stuff is probably some of the best you can get for the money. It's still not cheap, especially in your case.
The primochill stuff looked really great. I still have a quarter of it left, I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I can't bring myself to toss it. It's too fun. Jayz2cents is exactly who convinced me to take the dive on the primochill fluid at first. He got some from primochill and threw it in a system. It was great for awhile. Long enough for him to do a followup video promoting it some more. That's when I bought in. Then a couple weeks later he released the video showing what had happened to the system. I died.
To clarify I fixed the metal situation before adding the primochill VUE, Everything was all copper and brass, but if you have different qualities of copper and brass then you can still have problems. For reference the one other fitting aside from EK fittings I was using was a black XSPC extender. (as opposed to silver EK fittings) More than likely the black coating was what caused the fouling I saw in my system. The fitting itself was supposed to be brass. Got rid of that and installed a EK extender and flushed the system for a week using System Reboot from primochill. Then I drained the loop and added VUE.
I have all flex tubes. I didn't want to deal with rigid tubes on my first go round. I would advise against it for a first build. It's a lot harder to fix issues when you have rigid or glass tubes. Generally you also end up needing more fittings with a rigid build and you have to buy additional equipment. And then there's more waste too. I think the upside is that you get less residue build up since the materials are less permeable.
My temps are awesome. With the fans in a quiet mode my temps are around 50C or less while gaming and bottom out at near room temp when idle. I haven't actually tested full load full fans.
Since I'm here I will add one further comment. I'm extremely disappointed in EK's Vardar fans. I could not keep them at a stable RPM. They were constantly revving and spiking. I suspect there is an issue with their RPM output because in both the motherboard and on a Corsair commander pro they would show spikes of 16k rpm (the fans top at 2k) I had to keep them at a fixed RPM to prevent the revving. I switched to Corsair ML fans during the VUE clean up. Pretty happy so far, I can set a temp/rpm curve now.
Let me know if you want to talk more. I certainly can. I will try not to tangent out on the thread too much more.
Edit: english is my first language but I still suck at it.
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