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Wait, so he requests samples and gets to test Rads from companies? For free?

They donate the parts, I donate my time and play with toys, you get data..thumb.gif Actually, you'd be surprised how quickly it can become work after the umpteen sample, but it's all good. I do it because I'm generally curious how the results turn out myself, I like playing with water cooling gear, and enjoy the thought of contributing something to the community too.
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Looking forward to this. I had an idea to make your testing easier for adding pull, it's actually stems from an idea I have for a topside case radiator mount. First, get a 360 fan grill and attach three 120mm fans to it. Then, with all your rads on the pull side, you can just stick 25mm hex set screws into the fan mounting holes, ~5mm in and ~20mm sticking out. Then just lay the radiator grill (fan side down) on top of the set screws sticking out. This way you don't have to screw in pull fans to every single radiator, you just lay the fan assembly down onto it. The M4 set screws will slip right into the fan's holes. Won't have the tightest seal, but it will be the same setup for all rads, so the end results would be equal. Might save a lot of wear and tear on the fans or I might just be crazy, the jury is still out on that. Some rads take M3 though now that I think about it. Back to the drawing board.

Been thinking about getting a piece of aluminum angle and bolting the fans to that, but actually the 12 screws are not too bad and most rads have them included in the package regardless of the M3/M4/6-32 variations. I did do that for the push fans though, they are bolted to the acrylic template that I did plan for to simplify..thumb.gif
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I don't know how long you'll be running the rads at the various settings, but if it doesn't add a significant amount of time, can you add the different heat loads to each of the fan speeds? Or would that be a waste?

Plan too, no problem. I'm currently looking to adopt a 3 heat/RPM load routine which should keep water deltas at around the 10C mark and help reduce stability times between tests. It will be something like 100W/500RPM, 200W/1400RPM, 300W/2200RPM plus heat produced by the pump. This will all calculate out to a C/W value which can be converted to W/C or Watts per 10C delta etc. It isn't going to match up with my old V1 results at all, but it will follow a similar watts dissipated type of comparison across the RPM range tested so you can get the full picture.thumb.gif

I still question the accuracy of using the data for estimating purposes, but it should be good relative data particularly in relation to performance per RPM. I also specifically want to do push+pull this time since that's something done quite regularly.
Edited by Martinm210 - 2/23/12 at 8:31pm
    
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No EK? Is it that bad?
Just saw the site, drool.gif do you ever sleep?
Edited by RussianHak - 2/23/12 at 9:16pm
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Niice!! I was hoping for some love for Aquacomputer's airplex system.
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No EK? Is it that bad?

I already made a request and the OP said it's in his wishlist already.
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I already made a request and the OP said it's in his wishlist already.

It is time for god to answer my prayers.
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Perfect timing, Martin! I have been thinking of adding another 360.

Can't wait to see the results, love your write-ups. thumb.gif

Thank you for doing all of this, and so often...
 
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Niice!! I was hoping for some love for Aquacomputer's airplex system.

I asked already. Though I dubbed it the AMS, it's at the top of martins list after the eleven he already has to test.
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If you are just doing a single point measurement with the anemometer, you may find that you get a reading that is more representative of the average air velocity through the inlet if the probe tip is mounted more towards the top of that short duct thing.
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Niice!! I was hoping for some love for Aquacomputer's airplex system.

^^ This ...i would like to see some new stuff from Aqua,can't wait for final results of this test tho
Thanks Martin for doing this ,sick of looking at all the blocks tested biggrin.gif
    
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Wouldn't it be more accurate to have all RPM settings on the same load? Like 300W/500RPM, 300W/1400RPM, 300W/2200RPM. This would allow you to effectively simulate a pump, cpu, and single GPU in a loop. This would better assess the rads for high end silent vs loud builds. This would effectively allow the data to be analyzed across the full spectrum with only single variable setup. Also, could you add DBA level at each setting.
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