I ask if anyone has tried this before. What I am doing is setting up a case (in this case it is a 4U rack mount) with several radiators (just a 360 and a 480 right now but I have room left for one of the thicker single rads. My res has 3 pumps off it (so I can run 3 loops). What I am doing is equipping my "hosts" with just cpu and gpu blocks (and the hoses) but running the hoses over to the mule to handle cooling duties. It is simply at take on trying something a bit different. The hoses on the "hosts" exit the pre-made holes provided by the case makers, with quick disconnects knew I would find use for those holes some day)and the mule is placed stratigicaly so as it can cool two rigs and the equipement located within the 4U case its self. I simply like to experiment a bit. I was hoping this arrangement allows my actual hosts to stay cleaner (no radiators,pumps,resivoirs)and less tubing on the hosts. Perhaps I can get away from using so many full size cases like I traditionally do. Pics forthcomming but as we all know it is finals time but I am over half done with my final this year. 3 more classes and I am a "grad" and can go to work at Best Buy:) (just kidding) This rig is something of a test rig where I develope my techniquies (I am using a lot of acrylic,copper pipe and component location needs some thought). My next "in progress" cooling mule build has more of a test station theme and has the ability to do a lot more electrical measurements. It is a double decker setup (I am seeing this technique a lot lately,where the coolin is contained in something like a base. Mine has a removable front (with all the electrical measurement gagues) and a removable top (that contains a square 4x120 radiator). It is time to try out some non-traditional radiator configurations, just to keep things interesting.I do not think my "mules" will be robust enough so as I can locate them outside (and benifit from not introducing the heat inside the house) as the elements are just too rough (mainly the effects of the sun).but this is an idea I am exploring.
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12/13/11 at 5:11am