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post #251 of 1388
Nice progress so far!

I plan to purchase one set of AC D5 pump, pump adapter and Aqualis res - and also those yellow decoupling thingies.

Could I ask for a favor?

As I plan to run my set upright, I was was wondering if I did NOT use a res holder the (the black one you got there), would the whole setup tilt slightly away from the surface it was mounted on? Those yellow decouplers are supposedly softer than "regular" ones and I fear the res WILL tilt away from the mounting surface because of that. ESPECIALLY when the weight of the cooling fluid is added to the equation.

How do you say? Up for the task?
post #252 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Nutman View Post

Nice progress so far!
I plan to purchase one set of AC D5 pump, pump adapter and Aqualis res - and also those yellow decoupling thingies.
Could I ask for a favor?
As I plan to run my set upright, I was was wondering if I did NOT use a res holder the (the black one you got there), would the whole setup tilt slightly away from the surface it was mounted on? Those yellow decouplers are supposedly softer than "regular" ones and I fear the res WILL tilt away from the mounting surface because of that. ESPECIALLY when the weight of the cooling fluid is added to the equation.
How do you say? Up for the task?
It will tilt. And why not spend another $10 on the res holder clip on a $200 unit anyways when in doubt and return if you dont need it.
Edited by Seanimus - 10/29/12 at 3:22pm
post #253 of 1388
Because they only make it in black acrylic - I simply don't understand why they don't offer a clear acrylic version.

But OK, thanks for answering. I'll make my own in clear acrylic, thanks.
post #254 of 1388
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Because they only make it in black acrylic - I simply don't understand why they don't offer a clear acrylic version.
But OK, thanks for answering. I'll make my own in clear acrylic, thanks.
Its not even black acrylic. Its plastic.
Clear Acrylic will look good especially if you get the edges all shiny, you will get some reflections going with proper light
post #255 of 1388
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Anyone used this type of RGB signal amplifier. Guys at AQ said i can't load the AQ5 with more than one RGB .
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post #256 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Seanimus View Post

Its not even black acrylic. Its plastic.
Clear Acrylic will look good especially if you get the edges all shiny, you will get some reflections going with proper light
Yup. I just put up the question on Aqua Computer's English forum:

"Will you ever make a clear acrylic version of the res holder, or should I just make one myself?"

wink.gif
post #257 of 1388
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Anyone used this type of RGB signal amplifier. Guys at AQ said i can't load the AQ5 with more than one RGB .
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Hehe, oddly enough I DID start a thread on AC's forum a few days ago, asking if it is possible to use more than one RGB LED.

See here:

http://forum.aquacomputer.de/weitere-foren/english-forum/p1385332-rgb-illumination-module-for-aquaero-5-more-leds/#post1385332

This Larry guy has come up with an interesting "solution", but I'm not sure if it will do what I intend to do. I guess I will have to actually start USING my Aquaero 5 to become wiser. wink.gif
post #258 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Nutman View Post

Hehe, oddly enough I DID start a thread on AC's forum a few days ago, asking if it is possible to use more than one RGB LED.
See here:
http://forum.aquacomputer.de/weitere-foren/english-forum/p1385332-rgb-illumination-module-for-aquaero-5-more-leds/#post1385332
This Larry guy has come up with an interesting "solution", but I'm not sure if it will do what I intend to do. I guess I will have to actually start USING my Aquaero 5 to become wiser. wink.gif
I doubt that. One would take the RGB signal boost the power meaning supply additional power when amps start increasing without causing any feedback to the AQ5.
RGB are so low in power draw really don't understand why they just don't sell an additional module to handle even a RGB strip. There are lower profile ones than the ones I posted.
Anyways reading the instructions on the lower profile one...i think i figured out this one..

Input is RGB for wires and black goes to V+
Output is same for RGB and V+
Red and Black from the power supply 12V, will go to the "out" side of unit ...which is really "in'...
I inferred this from the following diagram:
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_nelarge1.orig.php?image=Amp-S.jpg&username=tingxian1984&aid=331420912
which might be totally wrong..lol
post #259 of 1388
If you can get hold of p0Pe over on Bit-tech's forums (not sure he's not here already?), he might be able to help. I think he used RGB LED strips for his "PC-Beto" project. Not sure if he used an RGB Amp, too, though...
post #260 of 1388
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Got side tracked for few hours on this bunny trail of RGB..back to work.

Popped open the d5...
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On wiring, decided to do Aquabus first
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Took inventory of pins..
Top to bottom..
  • Have enough fan pins for building Aquabus x2 for x4 connection points
  • Have a ton of molex female.
  • Have only 8 male molex pins
  • Have 0 black male housing...****
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Not sure why i have this RPM signal...don't even need it:
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And can't find my aquabus Y adaptor which I am pretty sure I got..

(1) What are these two types of pins on lower part of picture.
Assume top ones are for Male Fan pins, and bottom is for Male ATX Power pins?
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(2) Why can't I find 6 pin power connectors on frozen cpu or performance pcs...they all 6pin vga...Ordered some from a website, and it seems they are PSU specific -Corsair etc..

(3) I know Aquabus high connector is the only one I can use as AQ/Shoggy confirmed that. Can I just go point to point ...and I won't need 3x wires coming out of AQ5 in parallel. So it will be AQ5 to D5Pump adaptor , then to D5 and then to Flow. Don't see the difference ...its not power its just informational signals going back and forth and either ways each device would need an identifier to communicate with AQ5.
Edited by Seanimus - 10/29/12 at 6:52pm
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