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post #1291 of 2434
Ok thanks for the answer and sorry to hijack your thread mandrix but seeing your avatar is what made me think of this.
post #1292 of 2434
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

They run on full without a PWM signal - they essentially just become 'normal' 12V pumps and it's perfectly fine to run them that way. I do that every time I bleed and leak-test my system since I don't put power to anything but the pump and the fans - just in case. biggrin.gif
Yep, me too.


When you say bench test, what exactly are you doing? Martin did a test of both the single and dual MCP35x pumps on his site.
Great pumps, if not as pretty as D5's but really great power. smile.gif
Edited by mandrix - 6/4/13 at 3:46am
post #1293 of 2434
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PowerColor 7950 Boost State came in, EK block should be here today.
This is for my Switch 810 rig, it started out with a single 7950 then got robbed for Merlin, so now it's getting a 7950 again!


Soon as I get all this board swapping done over the next few weeks I can get my backup rig reconnected with Steam again.
Merlin of course is getting the Z87 UD5H
The Switch 810 is getting the Z77 UD5H w/delidded 3770K
My wife's rig is getting the other UD5H w/3770K
post #1294 of 2434
Best part of my day at work an update from mandrix!!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

You ask about bench test and yes I have read all of Martins reviews and stuff. He gets a little technical for me but I like reading it. But as the saying goes I am from Missouri (the show me state).. So I want to test these in my set up and see what I find. also trying to find out the heat load rads can handle by using different wattage immersion heaters like the below picture...




not the most scientific but still I am having fun doing this and this is what is slowing down my build more than anything!!! rolleyes.giftongue.gif

I also will need to push water through this monster and want to make sure I know what I need as far as a pump before I put it in the case.






this is a series water block or pure copper and you can see the size by looking at the one above it. This is going to be on the cold side of my TEC water chiller. So i need to make sure I can push 1 to 2 GPM through this and all my cooling blocks also. the CPU, 2 GPU's, 2 Ram Blocks and M/B Blocks..
post #1295 of 2434
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

Best part of my day at work an update from mandrix!!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

You ask about bench test and yes I have read all of Martins reviews and stuff. He gets a little technical for me but I like reading it. But as the saying goes I am from Missouri (the show me state).. So I want to test these in my set up and see what I find. also trying to find out the heat load rads can handle by using different wattage immersion heaters like the below picture...

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not the most scientific but still I am having fun doing this and this is what is slowing down my build more than anything!!! rolleyes.giftongue.gif

I also will need to push water through this monster and want to make sure I know what I need as far as a pump before I put it in the case.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
this is a series water block or pure copper and you can see the size by looking at the one above it. This is going to be on the cold side of my TEC water chiller. So i need to make sure I can push 1 to 2 GPM through this and all my cooling blocks also. the CPU, 2 GPU's, 2 Ram Blocks and M/B Blocks..
I see. Well just have some fun with it.
I never had any TEC tech so I don't know what kind of flow you need. smile.gif


I pretty much finished my light panel, but because of how it sits on the bottom of the case I need to find a way to cover up the edge facing out of the case. This is because the led's are somewhat visible when powered since there is nothing there to hide them. If I had them make the acrylite sheet a little smaller I would be able to easily cover the sides, but it is what it is so I'm trying some things to see what works.
Basically the light panel is a sandwich, with from the top down translucent white, clear acrylite, and mirror acrylic on the bottom. The sheets are joined at the corners by drilling and tapping for #6-32 screws which are inserted from the bottom.
The top sheet has holes 7/8" in diameter for the BP fittings. The second and third sheets have 1" diameter holes to allow for the larger fastener of the BP fittings.
The led strip is basically just inserted around the light panel, between the case sides. But on the side facing out (the window side) the case bottom has the metal strip with holes that let the led's show through, you can see the pics above. Don't have much free space to work so I'll just have to try some things. Like I say, should not have went so wide on the acrylite but I'm not going to cut it and have to fool with polishing the edge.
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I pretty much finished my light panel, but because of how it sits on the bottom of the case I need to find a way to cover up the edge facing out of the case.

maybe some white carbon wrap?
post #1297 of 2434
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maybe some white carbon wrap?
Hmmmm. I think I'm going to need to block it from two sides, so I was thinking of some angle. But I'll definitely keep that idea in mind!

TBH the power went out and I haven't got jack done to Merlin since it came back on. While the juice was out I put my new 7950 in my backup rig and it's refusing to work in the top pcie slot! I've got it in the x8 and it's working fine, and my 6850 works fine in the top slot so I don't know what is going on.
That rig, which I'm using now while Merlin is down, has been running 6850's in crossfire. Strange the 7950 won't work in top slot so I'm trying to figure out what is going on. Very weird.
post #1298 of 2434
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I didn't realize how efficient this acrylite is at passing light! So, I was able to eliminate a lot of the leds and now have them only on one side and the rear. Since there is nothing really covering the led's it's a little brighter around the edges. Anyway I will leave as-is for now.
For now the light panel will be powered from the FC8, although it could be run from one of the Aquaero's since there's only about a 0.6A draw.

Still don't know why new gpu won't work in top slot of my backup rig, but heck with it for now. Tomorrow new board should be in and I will start reassembling Merlin. Then as time allows I will get to the other machines/board swaps.
post #1299 of 2434
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

I didn't realize how efficient this acrylite is at passing light! So, I was able to eliminate a lot of the leds and now have them only on one side and the rear. Since there is nothing really covering the led's it's a little brighter around the edges. Anyway I will leave as-is for now.
For now the light panel will be powered from the FC8, although it could be run from one of the Aquaero's since there's only about a 0.6A draw.

Still don't know why new gpu won't work in top slot of my backup rig, but heck with it for now. Tomorrow new board should be in and I will start reassembling Merlin. Then as time allows I will get to the other machines/board swaps.

I don't know how you stop working when something is wrong when I have a problem like this I can't stop until I solve it.
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I don't know how you stop working when something is wrong when I have a problem like this I can't stop until I solve it.[/quote]


Yes i had that befor. system wont start. It took me al the night to figer it out. Wen my wife got up she said "so your up early" ha i didn't go to bed that night. But i solve the problem.
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