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Cooling My Res effort

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Risky, 22 Nov 2003.

  1. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    Justa liitle pic of my effort after I found I had an airleak with the (second-hand) L20 pump. The kit is Waterchill, the fittings on the rad the subject of a four-page thread some months ago!
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    Oh and those are all SMC KQ2 fittings, bulkheads on the res, 1/4BSP Female on the rad.
     
  2. ////\oo/\\\\

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    How can you have an air leak on the pump if it is under water :confused:
     
  3. Risky

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    That's why its underwater. When running inline, it leaked air into the flow.

    And here's the full story:
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    And yes, I got a camera for my birthday :D
     
  4. Conrad

    Conrad What's a Dremel?

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    damn thats one busy case risky, must be an nightmare if you ever want to change something. nice pics tho :lol:
     
  5. Risky

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    I will be getting a lot busier *if* I get anywhere with my current plans. And it is a nightmare, took me ages to get the headers attached to the mobo becasue that res is in the way.
     
  6. Tim S

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    I thought my case was busy :eeek:

    Nice res though :)
     
  7. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    :jawdrop:

    Thats is one full case. what have you got in there!! :lol:
     
  8. Supercool

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    wow... messy :p get those cables tidied :D
     
  9. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    Have you got problems ? - Yes !

    Your avatar question btw :lol:
     
  10. Risky

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    :D Must update that avatar. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I recognise those fittings :)
     
  12. B|@c|<|c3

    B|@c|<|c3 What's a Dremel?

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    wow, nothing like having a 3pin plug right next to the res, imagine if a pipe leaks or the res cracks, lmao!

    you really need to clean up there.

    btw, what are your temps?
     
  13. Kermet

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    TBH, I'd be more worried about the res leaking and frying some componants rather than hitting the 3 pin plug and resetting the breaker...

    Not that I'm saying your res would leak, good effort. I went for the home made job rather than the £££ bit of plexi too (and mine has alot more potential for leakage)...
     
  14. B|@c|<|c3

    B|@c|<|c3 What's a Dremel?

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    lol, looking at the mess again, I guess theres no real reason to clean up the wires, theres no airflow with a water cooling system.

    you should buy one of those floppy drive bay res's, their really cool, and all you have to do is slide then out and take out a plug to refill it.

    you putting in any UV dye and UV lights?
     
  15. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    and how exactly is he going to submerge a pump in a floppy bay res? :)
     
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    this should be interesting.... ;)
     
  17. Risky

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    Ok , I will be tidying the cables insofar as is possible, but there is a lot of wiring in that case and that's before I start thowing in any electronics (tba ;) ). There is a bit room of airflow round and over the res, but it is tight and will have to be managed a bit better.

    I need to get in some more spiral wrap. I have done most of the fan leads and bunched up some header wires, but I can't find any 5mm wrap to do the power cables atm (Well not at a sensible price - when you can get 10 metres of 3mm for 1.49 at Maplin, the prices in PC modding shops are a bit harsh).

    A lot of the messis due to me switching components without removing the res. I can probably get things a bit better organised but its a small case with a lot of kit.

    Oh and the three-pin is just to let me disconnect the relay from the pump, and the relay was on the floor of the case anyway. I will try and suspend them at some poin if I can or seal it in a project box. However the res is not going to spring a a leak as all the connections are though the lid.

    EDIT: Nope, don't really want to go with lights and dyes. I may light the inside of the case but that would be more a mains light so I can see whats in there without a torch! Not really into making the case look like a dongy nightclub :p
     
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  18. Risky

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    Oh I forgot to post this lovely pic:
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  19. KinGvsKinG

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    :eeek: DAAAAAMN! i feel a lot better about the mess in my case now!
     
  20. Tim S

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    yum, wires! :D
     
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