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mCubed pretty much had stopped working on the T-Balancer before any other companies even started doing automatic fan controllers.

I have a MiniNG, it is pretty awesome. But it will be used in my Stacker. Although that has been pushed to the backburner for now. tongue.gif

After I have the fan curve the BigNG will control the fans (and pump possibile) based on coolant temps. Hopefully I'll never need to launch the software ever again after setup. I believe I have since found what I need to get the USB to serial driver to work in Win 8.

I have used the attenuator in the past w/ PWM on the original T-Balancer. It worked pretty damn well when I used it w/ 120x38mm Sanyo Denkis. I haven't tried it w/ GT's yet but it is easy enough for me to switch from PWM to voltage.
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Damn, i'm looking forward to your stacker build!!! I've been liking those since they were announced. Do you know what combination your going with?

 

That's good to hear about the Attenuator. I didn't really think filtering current could help 3-Pin PWM all that much. I'm sure if it can handle San Ace's it should be able to handle GT's just fine. I've only talked to a few people running T-Balancer's and they always said how great they are.

 

And yeah, the whole T-Balancer Series was before my time. I was just assuming what i said because i knew they'd been outta business for a while and it seems like they were trying to achieve something similar to what AC did with the Aquaero. I think i remember reading they released the original T-Balancer around 2004, so that's pretty damn innovative!!

    
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I mean the Stacker 832. Not the new crap. The build was almost done until I stole the sleeving from it for my Lian Li.
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Interested to see if you'll get the fan speed controller working right. If so I might have to scrounge around for one.
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Interested to see if you'll get the fan speed controller working right. If so I might have to scrounge around for one.
an Aquaero 5 LT would be a better choice IMO.

Got the retention bars done for the SATA and 4-pin. Got most of the wires done for them. Just need to crimp new connectors on, then melt the shrink.







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So with an aquero, I just plug my fans into it and its controlled by software via USB?

And I'm really gonna have to try this whole retention-bar thing for cable management sometime biggrin.gif
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So with an aquero, I just plug my fans into it and its controlled by software via USB?

And I'm really gonna have to try this whole retention-bar thing for cable management sometime biggrin.gif

Yes for most part. You don't need to have USB plugged in 24/7. You really only need to setup the fan and pump curves once. Then they will be controlled automatically based on the temperature of one or more sensors plugged in.

For my BigNG I'll have just a single water temp sensor. If the water starts increasing in temp, the controller will automatically compensate and start increasing fan/pump speed.

I'm not going to lie about the retention bars. The cable management becomes a serious amount of work. I bet I have 50 hours of sleeving / cable management so far.


Got two new toys for the rig today. First is a Topre Realforce 87U. Been wanting one of these for nearly 5 years. The fit and finish of this keyboard is amazing. It is significantly heavier than my other mechanicals.

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The other is a 480GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe. Already pulled the label off.

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Edited by lowfat - 10/19/14 at 3:44pm
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Yes for most part. You don't need to have USB plugged in 24/7. You really only need to setup the fan and pump curves once. Then they will be controlled automatically based on the temperature of one or more sensors plugged in.

For my BigNG I'll have just a single water temp sensor. If the water starts increasing in temp, the controller will automatically compensate and start increasing fan/pump speed.

I'm not going to lie about the retention bars. The cable management becomes a serious amount of work. I bet I have 50 hours of sleeving / cable management so far.

Would it be worth using an aquero for air cooling? I move my PC around and keep it on all the time so I'm kinda "eh" about liquid cooling, although I'd love to do it, and I could have the funds necessary to do it soon as well. I'm just worried about reliability and portability. I already have an XSPC D5 res I scored for $10
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Do a watercooled build right and it should still be portable. I leave my water rigs on 24/7.

And no an Aquaero wouldn't be worth it for air cooling. You might as well just use PWM fans plus SpeedFan.
Edited by lowfat - 1/29/14 at 8:27pm
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Do a watercooled build right and it should still be portable. I leave my water rigs on 24/7.

And no an Aquaero wouldn't be worth it for air cooling. You might as well just use PWM fans plus SpeedFan.
What precautions do you take to make sure they're stable/not leaking/reliable?

I want to go liquid because of silence, and when I had another 660 in SLi ( a friend's) the bottom card got to 98C during Far Cry 3 gameplay, while the top when to 87C. Not overclocked either.

Oh and that SSD looks classy as hell thumb.gif
Edited by KillThePancake - 1/29/14 at 8:44pm
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