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Important update on AQ stuff.
  1. AQ5 needs both 12V and 5V in molex connected
  2. AQ D5 Pump is 12V only
  3. AQ5 RGB output per AQ should not be overloaded with more than one RGB

Having said that and do this at your own risk.
RGB doesn't light up with this Amazon/Tatronics amp...since I think its only anode based type of RGB strips:


Made sure connections were fine with this setup :


Overloaded the AQ5 LT ...which I can afford to blow or the RGB as they are not needed in build ...Cost to return would be 80% of the cost of purchase, so not worth it.


And it works with 2 RGB.

Unless someone needs me to really overload to 3 or 4 RGB....I am gonna stop here and call it a win.
Edited by Seanimus - 12/11/12 at 5:15pm
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Yes I am aware of that. Few people have advised that I would need it in my system. AQ says its fine without AQ5 water block. I am only going to put the fan there if I need it....
THe real problem in my earlier post, is the wiring coming from PSU to AQ5 and the way its going to look.


I see, I figured the wiring might be an issue, And from what I hear from Martin over at his review website they work really well.
As far as restriction, Martins test showed it has less restriction than the XSPC raystorm CPU block, and actually less than EVERY 2011 cpu block. So it cant be that bad.


I know you may not decide to go this route, but You can run a lot more off the controller at one time, as you can see in the review. Then again completely up to you biggrin.gif


Can check it out here: http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/12/20/ac-aquaero-5-review-guide-wip/10/
Hope this helps.
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I see, I figured the wiring might be an issue, And from what I hear from Martin over at his review website they work really well.
As far as restriction, Martins test showed it has less restriction than the XSPC raystorm CPU block, and actually less than EVERY 2011 cpu block. So it cant be that bad.
I know you may not decide to go this route, but You can run a lot more off the controller at one time, as you can see in the review. Then again completely up to you biggrin.gif
Can check it out here: http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/12/20/ac-aquaero-5-review-guide-wip/10/
Hope this helps.

Thanks for this information. If you don't mind some debate type of wordings...just so you understand where I am at this and the effort that was put in the emails and responses and decision..
The topic now is AQ5 Waterblock and going to put aside the PSU to AQ5 "power cabling" thing..

On the AQ5 Waterblock front...I have had numerous people tell me that I will have no choice but to use a AQ5 waterblock. My argument with them was that the draw is 0.9A per fan channel and a total of 1.8A per AQ5. I am not controlling the pumps with the AQ5 which is the traditional way and really don't want to open that discussion up again on Pumps and PA2's and all that fun stuff.

So assume for a moment that 1.8A per AQ5 is all i have.
I have one person show me screen shots of his Aquasuite where it reached 65 C with a mere 0.3A draw.
So that meant I am screwed and definitely need a AQ5 Waterblock.

So I went to AQ Support and they said 1.8A with 0.9A per channel is fine and just have some air ventilation.
This is where I am at the moment.

If I have to go to AQ5 Waterblock later in the build it will be a lot of rework.
If I do AQ5 Waterblock right now, I will have all these copper pipes running from one end to the other end and possibly when its not even required.
So catch 22 here....

I just flipped a coin and went by that -- which is wait and see what temperature readings are.
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I apologize about the switch plate, it was the one product I've ever had to outsource to another shop. It's been discontinued.
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Any chance I can get a full front picture of the center compartment. I want to see the fitment of the reservoirs.

By the way, you inspired me to get my own STH10. Thanks for breaking my wallet = )
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I apologize about the switch plate, it was the one product I've ever had to outsource to another shop. It's been discontinued.
Hi Bill..No worries....We can call it even if you build me something like this. smile.gif
With just 3x22 mm Vandal Switch cut outs evenly placed and with the vertical 4 vertical cut outs (similar to picture in url). The acrylic I have etched and can send to you. PM me if you can make this..and we can negotiate on payment.
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Any recommendations on online backup providers (unlimited storage)? Most of them look shady
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Any recommendations on online backup providers (unlimited storage)? Most of them look shady

I've had good luck with Crashplan. It's unlimited and it's one of the more affordable options. Just takes a long time to do the initial backup. Nice build by the way.
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Cox Cable actually offers free unlimited online backup when you take their highest speed internet option. You're probably Time Warner up there though, right?
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Thanks for this information. If you don't mind some debate type of wordings...just so you understand where I am at this and the effort that was put in the emails and responses and decision..
The topic now is AQ5 Waterblock and going to put aside the PSU to AQ5 "power cabling" thing..
On the AQ5 Waterblock front...I have had numerous people tell me that I will have no choice but to use a AQ5 waterblock. My argument with them was that the draw is 0.9A per fan channel and a total of 1.8A per AQ5. I am not controlling the pumps with the AQ5 which is the traditional way and really don't want to open that discussion up again on Pumps and PA2's and all that fun stuff.
So assume for a moment that 1.8A per AQ5 is all i have.
I have one person show me screen shots of his Aquasuite where it reached 65 C with a mere 0.3A draw.
So that meant I am screwed and definitely need a AQ5 Waterblock.
So I went to AQ Support and they said 1.8A with 0.9A per channel is fine and just have some air ventilation.
This is where I am at the moment.
If I have to go to AQ5 Waterblock later in the build it will be a lot of rework.
If I do AQ5 Waterblock right now, I will have all these copper pipes running from one end to the other end and possibly when its not even required.
So catch 22 here....
I just flipped a coin and went by that -- which is wait and see what temperature readings are.

No problemo, Just wanted to make sure you were aware. Of course its all up to you, haha.
I shall continue reading as time goes on.
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