Originally Posted by bmaverick
Originally Posted by Starbomba
Here are the pumps i got from yours truly, bmaverick. These are DDC-1T's, and are powering both my HTPC and sig rig, project Diving into deeper Waters
Now that isone S-W-E-E-T way to keep a pump cool and to really save space in your case. Love it!
Is the pump mounted using rubber isolators or maybe the orangish item with isolation too?
Ceadderman got it right
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Looks like that Orange thing is a piece of particle board. More Laminated than particle but If you look closely you can see the grain of the wood on the top surface. I'm not sure that it's keeping the pump cool more than it's given the pump a platform and a space to call its own. Now if that piece of wood has an opening cut out of it that allowed the fan to blow into the bottom of it I don't know but that's what it looks like to me.
It is indeed a piece of wood from an old cigar box, which i gave shape with a dremel, and cut a circle on the bottom, which is slightly bigger than the pump's center circle, so it can get some air. it does not feel even warm to the touch.
At the time i couldn't find anywhere to place the pump (i had mis-measured, and i thought it could fit right in the back of the case, but no) so, after digging a bit on the "misc room", i semi-ghetto'd that mount. It is mounted to the pump with some old fan screws in the two mounting holes it has at the bottom, then the wood is fixed to the rad by the 4 screws which hold the fans to the rad. It does not have rubber insulators, but the wood+plastic combo mount makes a good job of absorbing vibrations (right now the pump is over my new GT-2150, and my old Panaflos were noisy enough to hide the sound
I kinda wish someone made a case for the bottom half to be made of acrylic, for it to match the top. Plus it would look wicked cool to show the guts of it.