Originally Posted by yannickhk
Actually I am going with a single loop with the two pumps in serie, I read that it performs better but we'll see. As for the no-spill shutoffs, GREAT IDEA, just ordered
The pedestal might be ordered later (yeah yeah, i want to lol). Frank you've got to stop making me want more stuff, now I can't get the pedestal out of my mind
Dude, I am still very confused with the poweradjusts. I'm getting 3 of those (the ultra version) and plan on connecting 18 fans on them (6/channel). Can i still connect the pumps to the aquaero?
The details of the fans can be found here
. I plan of powering the LEDs with the multiswitch though. Could I connect 12 fans to the aquaero (6/channel), 6 fans to a poweradjust and the 2 pumps to the remaining poweradjusts? Would there be enough power?
In theory, it is possible, I have fans rated at 0.22A, but I found out after buying the Aquaero that they use only half of the manufacturer spec states even when running full speed 12v 100%. Here's the info I asked from Shoggy (he's the AC rep and hangs around here and xtremesystems) and was told..
I don't know the exact temperatures. Somewhere around 85°C it set the power to 100% and somewhere around 95°C it should turn off.
Each channel on the aquaero can take a load of 19,8W @ 12V while the overall power combined can not exceed 60W. The poweradjust 2 can take 25W at 12V. Of course it does not count in for the aquaero since it uses its own power supply and cooling.
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This is my easy to read formula in a nutshell..
19.8W / 1.65A
combined 60w / 5A
Power Adjust 2
25w / 2.08A
Temperature Threshold: 85c - 95c
A lot of manufacturers lie about their specs, *cough* Cooler *cough*.. and the listed spec vs real use scenario might be higher, only way to tell is test it once you get your Aquaero and PA2..
for me, I have it setup like this..
Current Connection: (testing)
FAN CHANNEL 1: pedestal left / Thermochill TA120.3 / 3x 120 Gelid Wing 12 (Manufacturer rated 0.22 amp 12v) - running @ 5.2v 870 rpm
FAN CHANNEL 2: pedestal right / Thermochill TA120.3 / 3x 120 Gelid Wing 12 @ 5.2v 869 rpm
FAN CHANNEL 3: pedestal intake / 1x Gelid Wing 12 @ 5.2v 843rpm
FAN CHANNEL 4: pedestal exhaust / 2x Gelid Wing 14 (Manufacturer rated 0.35 amp 12v) @ 5.2v 731rpm
FAN CHANNEL 5: CPU Loop D5 1 (speed 2)
FAN CHANNEL 6: CPU Loop D5 2 (speed 2)
FAN CHANNEL 7: Caselabs M10 right power supply side / 3x Gelid Wing 12 @ 7.2v 1170rpm
FAN CHANNEL 8: GPU D5 1 (speed 5)
FAN CHANNEL 9: GPU D5 2 (speed 5)
FAN CHANNEL 10: Caselabs M10 top left (Swiftech MCQ QP-360), top right (HWL SR1 360), 6x Gelid Wing 12 @ 5.2v 845rpm
and so far, other then for the 2x D5 pumps running at full speed 5 and 12v 100%, the rest of the channels are barely touching half of the mA required for them to max out..
If I remember right, you are getting the Aquaero Water Block also? if that is the case, I highly suggest you attach all the fans to the AQ5, the VRM gets toasty when set on low voltage, you can crank up the voltage for the D5 to max 12v and control the speed via the D5 itself, since you are doing a single CPU, 3x GPU loop, I think you will be running your pumps both at either 4 or 5.. You won't be tinkering with the speed, if it's noisy, use a shoggy sandwich..
I'm a bit confused.. 6/channel and 18 fans total? If I am reading you correctly, you are assuming there are only 3 channels on the Aquaero.. There are 4 channels on the Aquaero (1 is a shared flow meter which you won't need as you have 3x flow meters, 1 on each PA2 so you already have 4 total flow meter at your disposal), here should be your channel layout..
FAN CHANNEL 1:
FAN CHANNEL 2:
FAN CHANNEL 3:
FAN CHANNEL 4:
FAN CHANNEL 5:
FAN CHANNEL 6: D5 1
FAN CHANNEL 7: D5 2
As I said, in theory and in a nutshell... at 0.3A with the Aerocool Shark Red edition, you should have no problem connecting 6 of them to 1 PA2 (1.8A total @ 100%), or 4 per channel of the AQ5 (0.3 x 4 x 4 = 4.8A) which is just about pushing the limits of the AQ5.. remember the AQ5 limitation s are 1.65A per channel while 5A combined..
Also, check out Martin's write up regarding the 452x2 here
Depend how you are planning to run your loop, the most simplest method is using the "U" connector from one res to the other, then one single loop to all your stuff.. The other is one goes to CPU and other goes to GPU...
Above is a serial pump, single loop reference... be sure to check out the configurations options page on the link above..Edited by frank anderson - 12/22/11 at 10:20pm