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More goodies....
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Goodies?
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Goodies?

MDPC sleeving. Very much a work in progress.
post #54 of 76
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I've been too busy to update the work log, but here's a brief update.

MDPC sleeving is in progress. Black, Titanium Gray, and Color-X are the colors.

I'm rebuilding the water loop. I didn't like having two different pumps in the system. The Aquastream XT is being moved to a new build.

Code:
   .----------------------------------------------------------------.
   v                                                                |
 .---.                                                              |                                       
 |Res|->(MCP35x2)->(480 XT45)->(480 XT45)->(CPU0)->(MB blocks)->----|
 |   |                                                                                    
 |   |->(MCP35x2)->(480 XT45)->(480 ST30)->(CPU1)->(GPU)->--------.
 '---'                                                            |
   ^                                                              |
   |                                                              |
   ---------------------------------------------------------------.

The horizontal cylindrical reservoir works ok but makes a fair bit of noise from water sloshing if the pumps get turned up high.It's also not terribly easy to fill. So I'm going to try squeezing in vertical 250 somewhere. Probably going to wind up on MB side. My original vision for the MH10 was to have the PSU side dedicated to power and water supply, but like everything in this build, it's changed now.
Edited by braindeadmac - 9/10/12 at 3:41am
post #55 of 76
That's pump overkill, are you sure you want that many? I guess if you want redundancy in both sub-loops you don't have much choice though. Each of those sub-loops could be handled by a single MCP35X. A dual D5 is just slightly more pressure/flow than a single MCP35X.

I'm using 4 pumps in my flow design (check the build log link in my sig), but I've got them setup so that I can run the water only where it's needed depending on temps and flows.
post #56 of 76
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

That's pump overkill, are you sure you want that many? I guess if you want redundancy in both sub-loops you don't have much choice though. Each of those sub-loops could be handled by a single MCP35X. A dual D5 is just slightly more pressure/flow than a single MCP35X.
I'm using 4 pumps in my flow design (check the build log link in my sig), but I've got them setup so that I can run the water only where it's needed depending on temps and flows.

Yeap, I've looked at your log, and your loop designs are thought provoking. I kind of wound up at dual mcp35x2 by the logic to which you refer. With $3300 in the CPUS, I'm happy to have redundancy---although the Aquaero is programmed to shut off the PSU at very low flow.

My loops are relatively high restriction, thanks to the ST30mm radiator, the EK MB blocks and a few too many 90 turns. To get great flows at low noise levels, with redundancy, I need the MCP35x2. Believe me, I've tried single and dual D5s and MCP35s as well as a few other alternatives. With one MCP35x2 I can get great flows on my current loop with my CPUS in series (GPU and MB in a separate loop), but increasingly noisy beyond a certain point (about 1.2 gallons/m). With my latest iteration, I've eliminated another 3 or 4 90s, but still have to place the reservoir in final position, and still a bit undecided.

Four 480 radiators in the MH10 with ten 3.5 drives and 4 SSDs is getting to the point of a tight fit, I also like the compact size of the MCP35x2. I can fit 3 of those in the space that a dual D5 with head takes up.
post #57 of 76
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OK, had a little time to work on sleeving and rebuilding this thing...yet again. It's in a 30 pieces or so in my office.

So, cabling was a real mess as I needed a machine that was up and running. Now that the pieces are more or less stable, it's time to pretty this thing up a bit more.

Here's the obligatory before pic...


And here's how the back of the Aquaero 5 and PAs look now. Sorry these are iPhone snaps, so color balance is not accurate. The colors are MDPC-X Titanium Gray and Color-X. This is the first part I've sleeved as it drove me nuts having to work with the stock cables in that tiny space.

post #58 of 76
The Aquaero wiring looks good: with a bunch of close-quarters connectors I could see how proximity and long cables would be annoying. You'll have to let us know what extra options you get by having the Aquaero clock. Have you figured out how to mount a fan up there for the PA2s?
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What, no H20 block on the A5?
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Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
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Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
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Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
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Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
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post #60 of 76
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The Aquaero wiring looks good: with a bunch of close-quarters connectors I could see how proximity and long cables would be annoying. You'll have to let us know what extra options you get by having the Aquaero clock. Have you figured out how to mount a fan up there for the PA2s?

Pretty sure there is room for the baby noise blockers.
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