Question about GPU-180-L06

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Question about GPU-180-L06

Postby mediasponge » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:05 am

Greetings friendly water spirits,

I'm in the middle of rebuilding an existing WC system. This is not a new build, but numerous kluges in the WC need to be cleaned up (not my build). I plan to use as many of the existing components as possible, but want to make sure I avoid any leaks. I plan on replacing most or all of the PVC tubing. I also want to replace all the o-rings I can find, as the system is about 4-5 years old. The main question is, does the GPU-180-L06 have o-rings under the swivel fittings? I see what looks like a metal clip under each swivel. Is that meant to allow removing the swivel and replacing the o-rings, or should I leave it alone? There are no signs of leakage from any of the 6 cooling blocks.

System specs:

2 x Tyan S2882 Dual Opteron MB
2 x Koolance GPU-180-L06 for the Northbridge chips
4 x Koolance CPU-300-H06 for the Opteron 250s (1U installation)
1 x Koolance PMP-450 12v pump
1 x Black Ice Micro 80mm radiator (the single-fan one)
2 x 80mm fans on radiator (push-pull)
1 x long tube Copper radiator in case bottom, no fan (Why? No clue)
2 x 350W (?) 1U Power supplies, fan cooled, also cooled by thermal contact to case
4 x SATA HDD, also fan and case cooled (total 6 1U fans)
24GB RAM (16+8 GB), PC3200 (400MHz), no cooling (too slow to need cooling)
1 x DI-524 router (bare board only)
500cc coolant capacity

Case is 17" wide, 14" tall, 6" thick and is carried in a Rimowa Pilot Aluminum travel case. Yes the cooling is barely adequate, but no overclocking is involved, and this is always operated in well air-conditioned environments. This is a portable compute server for Engineering use, not a game system. This thing powered 4 demo stations simultaneously at a convention once. The key requirement is 16+ GB of RAM, which one typically only finds on a server MB. This is basically two 1U servers folded up and stuffed in a briefcase. :)

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Re: Question about GPU-180-L06

Postby Izerous » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:26 am

o-rings only need replaced if they are showing signs of damage, and if there are no signs of isues from your swivel fittings they should be ok, although it will not hurt to order extras.
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Re: Question about GPU-180-L06

Postby bambihunter » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:24 am

Yeah, I wouldn't open up the fittings to replace them if they aren't leaking (not sure I would even if they were leaking, I think I would just replace).
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Re: Question about GPU-180-L06

Postby mediasponge » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:31 pm

Thanks for the advice. I'll leave the blocks alone. I do plan on replacing the G 1/4 BSP fittings at the radiator, so those will come with new o-rings. I can see tiny cracks in the OD of those o-rings. That's a sign of deterioration.
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