Run CPU-350 without impingement plate?

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Run CPU-350 without impingement plate?

Postby phew » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:22 am

What happens when you run the CPU-350 without the impingement plate? I know temps will go up, but so will flowrate. If I could get half the head loss for only a couple degrees temperature increase, that might be beneficial to my loop overall (allowing me to add a GPU block, for instance).

If someone has tested the CPU-350 with and without the impingement plate, with say a DDC-3.2 pump, and can tell me the change in temps and flow rate, that would be awesome.


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Re: Run CPU-350 without impingement plate?

Postby [Koolance] Tim » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:39 am

I do not have temperatures available, unfortunately, but this was something we did in testing (among trying various other types of impingement designs). Plate removal should decrease flow drop, but you will need to keep an eye on temps to see if they're still acceptable to you.

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Re: Run CPU-350 without impingement plate?

Postby bambihunter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:30 pm

I'm running my CPU-350 along with a pair of GTX280 blocks and they stay plenty cool running through the RP-1000. I think if you use a large tubing size with just a couple extra blocks you should be fine as it is.
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