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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    There are two such messages so far. The first as a conversation on 12.9.2021, Adronis452. The second as a conversation on 10.10.2021, adozel828, which is no longer listed. I assume it is highly unlikely that either of these are the sort who browse water cooling forums? They are just victims...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    At early October 2021 the delta T for 100% load and normal high load have not changed much. Still around 49C and 44C. No real improvements yet. I have recently tried changes with airflow and CPU thermal paste. Negligible change with each. * 2 cooling fans in, plus vents, 9 fans out, turned...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Thanks for your comment. ‘Just pushing hot air around’ does not fit, but there is a variation of that which seems likely to be appropriate. ie 2 case fans in, plus vents in the case, 9 fans out. I will look into that.
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Water flow is now in the right direction. Pump vibration noticed by holding a hose is now mild, not as noticeable as it used to be, so I have added a flow indicator to show me that the pump is running. Before that arrived I noticed an air pocket at switch on move fairly quickly through the clear...
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    Alphacool Eiswolf 240 GPX Pro RTX 2080/2080Ti Pump died

    With me the cure, first priority at least, was not in getting new hardware but in moving air locks to where they can be removed via the fill port.
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    Alphacool Eiswolf 240 GPX Pro RTX 2080/2080Ti Pump died

    Would be nice to see a pic of the fitted unit. I would be looking at the 3-4 pin connectors. I would be wondering about their Bios settings, though if the pump power lead is a 3 pin to a pump or fan connector the instruction video seems to say Bios at 100%. Reading the posts, Ice is saying...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    The water flow in the reservoir is now Extreme radiator input to Extreme pump output, as shown in the Extreme case labels. The changes I made are to routing between reservoir, head and UT60, plus additional fans. No idea how that can make a difference but I did have a lot of earlier trouble...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    1 Why a replacement Extreme 280 reservoir is useful to me? The one I have is working well, a replacement would just allow it to be neater. Now it looks trashy but is mostly hidden, replacing would give a massive Bling factor. I could fit a 5.25 bay type reservoir, but that would be lower...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    I have now added a second radiator, UT60 280 with push pull fans, and this has run for a month. 100% soak gives: T 75.6C at room 26.0C - delta T is 49.4C pump setting 3 - on another day T was 2.5C lower T 74.8C at room 26.0C - delta T is 48.4C pump setting 5 Looking at a recent set of...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    The Alphacool AM4 block is square, the AM4 mounts can go in from any side? I had thought that the relevant aspects were getting the right flow direction through the head and what is convenient for plumbing. I found the difference in performance with head flow direction was just around 2C. A...
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    eisbaer extreme case compatibility

    No case is perfect, but for me the problem with the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL, the Fractal Design Define XL7 too, is that they are the modern view of essential drive space, SSD and NVME at 2G or less each. They are from a different planet to the Enthoo Primo, a case with a lot of what I lurve...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Panic Completed. No idea what caused the panic. The cooler is now up and running, has run okay for a month. This is obviously a putrid way to approach water cooling, but the plus side is that in my case it allows the reservoir and radiator to be joined, no separate reservoir. What Done. How...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Thanks for the info re compatible reservoirs. My approach came from my understanding of reviews of the 280 Extreme. I read them as showing that the Extreme had the cooling and low noise qualities I needed, that the size was a problem, but that it was built from standard components so no...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Progress update: The layers of paint approach did not help, it still gave leaks at around 0.1 bar. I removed the paint on the radiator plugs. I went back to adding 11mm ring washers to the two grooves in the plugs on the radiator, then added 13mm ring washers behind the 11mm and the radiator...
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    Eisbear 280 Extreme, getting it running in a case that is too small.

    Hi I am trying to get an Eisbear 280 Extreme running in a case that is too small. I do need the cooling and the low noise, both. <update: This description shows stuff I tried that was embarrassingly off track, then what worked.> The method so far is to remove the Eisbear case and top mount...
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