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post #2481 of 3982
nateman needs to finish the blocks frown.gif my extreme 11 is friggin loud with that stupid stock fan *cries*
PS: love this build...so tasty -.-
post #2482 of 3982

You can't rush what the doo doos.

 

Think we should ever stop?

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Never.

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:D

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[Gateway] FDH2402 [CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider 
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post #2485 of 3982
Subbed, this thing is GORGEOUS, I absolutely love the PSU modding, nice work man smile.gif
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Never.


so ridiculously true hahah
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Time to check something else off my list. I'm working on placement of temperature sensors now, and there are some where the standard sensor cable doesn't reach far enough. The TH10 is a BIG case...and the standard cable is only 28 inches. There are some spots....if you want to run the cable behind certain items...where I just need it to be longer. So I'm testing creating some extended sensor wires. Here goes nothing....

First, I plugged in two separate temp sensors (and we are talking air sensors here...not coolant) to my Aquaero LT, and put the temp sensor end on both right beside each other in front of the case. This would be a measure of the ambient room temperature air.





Then I reviewed the temp sensor readings in Aquasuite. In the picture below, they are shown as Sensor 1 and Sensor 2...at the top of the list. The two readings were consistently within 0.2c of each other. Sensor 2 was always the higher one. I felt like 0.2c difference was very acceptable given the lack of precision in these type of sensors. I could have easily added a calibration adjustment to Sensor 2 and had both of them reading the exact same temperature...but that is not necessary for what I'm testing right now.





Next I pulled out the cable for Sensor 2. This is the one I'm going to extend.





The end with the temp sensor had some black heatshrink covering the connections to the sensor...





When I removed the heatshrink...there was one wire connection that had just a dab of solder holding it together. The other wire connection had more heatshrink covering up the solder connection.





I removed this heatshrink also, and then clipped the wires where the sensor was connected to the wires.





Voila....a temp sensor not connected to any wires.





Next I took some 26 awg wire and cut two pieces that were 40 inches in length. This is almost 50% longer than the original wire.





I stripped some insulation off one of the ends of the wire, and got some little bitty heatshrink ready.





Then I used my helping hands to hold everything while I added a touch of solder to connect the sensor to the wire. NO MAKING FUN OF MY SOLDERING!!!! I've mentioned before...its not my strongest ability. wink.gif





All done. I guess that's not TOO bad. I've definitely done worse.





Then I slide the heatshrink on the wires to cover the solder connection. You can slide the tips of the sensor plastic into the shrink also.





Then crimp some pins on the other end of the wire...





...and insert pins into a 2.54mm connector.





Put the newly elongated Sensor 2 temp sensor back into place at the front of the case along with Sensor 1...





...and review readings in Aquasuite. Excellent! The temp Sensor 2 is still reading 0.2c higher than Sensor 1.





I guess that means it works fine to create your own custom length cables for temp sensors that you purchase. My next test is going to involve splitting one temp sensor into two separate 2.54 ends....so that I can use one sensor but plug it into both of my Aquaero's. Not sure if that will work...but why not try? Right? More to come!
post #2488 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Time to check something else off my list.!
I spy with my little eye ... and unsleaved 24 pin power connection. tongue.gif

Did you try singing some Barry White to make it sleave itself? Reach your inner Barry!
post #2489 of 3982
I haven't had the need to extend any sensor leads, but I have shortened several with no problems.

What I see is inconsistent reading between sensors. For example, one would think if the system has been down for an extended period of time, all the temps would reach equilibrium and thus you could make calibration adjustments accordingly. This appears to not be the case, and I have tried to get all the sensors to read somewhere in the ballpark of each other with only limited success, especially the inline water temp sensors (which are your basic sensors wrapped around a fitting and covered with a rubber retainer).

Since I'm running my pump on the Delta t of ambient/water temp, when the sensors go wonky the pump goes along for the ride. Ultimately I decided on arbitrary calibration settings that seemed appropriate for good pump control without it constantly changing up/down and concentrated more on fan control. Fortunately I have excess cooling capacity for my current system so there is no real need to worry too much about fine tuning the pump speed.

Accuracy is not so important as consistency.
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Thanks again for your work & guide on the USB 3.0 sleeving, I have to say mine look better with the 3/8" Techflex than with the 16mm I previously had. smile.gif
post #2490 of 3982
Good work on the temp sensors Chris, very nice. thumbsupsmiley.png
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120GB Intel 510 SSD - 256GB Crucial M4 SSD x2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Greens Pioneer BDR-205 BD/DVD  EK-Supreme LTX 
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EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot  x2 XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs NZXT Sentry LX 5.25" Dual Bay Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Intel 510 SSD - 256GB Crucial M4 SSD x2 1TB Western Digital Caviar Greens Pioneer BDR-205 BD/DVD  EK-Supreme LTX 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
x2 EK-FC5870  x2 XSPC RX360 Radiators EK-RAM Dominator x20 Yate Loon 120mm Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot  x2 XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs NZXT Sentry LX 5.25" Dual Bay Fan Controller Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
x2 25.5" ASUS VW266Hs Logitech G15 Corsair AX1200W - White CaseLabs T10 - White 
MouseAudio
Cooler Master Sentinel ASUS Xonar Xense 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 980x Extreme @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage III Black Edition ASUS GTX 480 TRI-SLI 12GB Corsair Dominator GT @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T 
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OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD x2 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD  1TB Western Digital Caviar green 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue 
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3TB Seagate Baracuda LG Super Multi Blue BD/DVD Burner EK-Supreme HF - Rev 2 x3 EK-FC480  
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x3 EK-FC480 GTX Backplates EK-FC Bridge TRIPLE Parallel EK-RAM Dominator x3 XSPC RX 480 Radiators 
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x1 XSPC RS 360 Radiators x2 EK Multi Option Advanced 400 Reservoirs Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Dell E2210H 22" Widescreens 
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