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Man ! its been so long, LEDs for the cpu block, the res and .... ?? Did you do a custom LED string ? color changes ? i'll have to thumb back thru the thread
There are 2 led's on the cpu block and 3 on the res.

I been busy fumbling around trying to troubleshoot my dual MCP35x pumps, pwm control vanished and now rpm readout. I got to separate the wiring I have soldered together and see if it's only one pump monkeying up the works or what. I can't see anything wrong with the wiring and right now don't have a clue what's going on.
They still pump, I just don't have any control whether from the Aquaero or plugged into the motherboard so the problem is at the pumps/pump wiring somehow.

I have managed to get 3 of the chromed copper lines installed but that's on hold until I figure out these pumps. If I can't then I guess I'll have to send them to Swiftech to fix. Fortunately I still have the D5 to fall back on if needed.
post #852 of 2434
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I moved the pump down and faced it to the radiator.


This section was sagging from the flex in the fittings and I overcompensated with the tubing bend, should have extended it down a little bit more.
I will clean this up later and get it leveled out.


Back to troubleshooting today. I need to drain the top of the loop and pull out the pumps and separate the wiring and see if I can find out which one (or both) is malfunctioning on me.
I contacted IT Diva for her expertise in all things electronic, and she suggested I may have pulled a wire loose from the pcb of one of the pumps. If that's the case I'll have to send it off to Swiftech for repairs.
For now the tubing bending is on hold until I figure this out.

The Koolance fitings for the hard tubing are working out pretty well. Since they swivel, I don't have to disturb the crush ferrule for disassembly of the loop, just back off the threaded portion that screws into the blocks or whatever it's attached to.
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Any new progress on getting it sorted out yet?

Now would be the perfect time to have one of my manual PWM controllers, biggrin.gif

Darlene
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Any new progress on getting it sorted out yet?

Now would be the perfect time to have one of my manual PWM controllers, biggrin.gif

Darlene
Yes. Could you overnight me one right away? smile.gif

So apparently a pump went out and took the pwm function from the Aquaero with it. mad.gif I'm back to a single MCP35x for now, waiting for an RMA from Swiftech.
The Aquaero only has pwm on one fan header, but now that's gone. I have ordered a replacement Aquaero and eventually I'll look into getting the other repaired if it's worth the cost to ship it to Germany.

I'm running pwm from the motherboard header for now, but pwm on my board sucks big time. So it's either wide open or down to pumping 0.4 gallons per minute to keep the pump quiet. Enough flow that I'm not worried about it but if it starts heating up I'll kick in the D5 to help.
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I've been told before that the connection to the pump should be tube even in a pipe build as the pump vibrates and regular tubing isolates better.
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I've been told before that the connection to the pump should be tube even in a pipe build as the pump vibrates and regular tubing isolates better.
I don't have a problem with it.
The great thing about doing it all yourself is you find out what works and what doesn't instead of depending on what someone else says.
post #857 of 2434
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The second Aquaero 5 came in and I've been playing with wiring.
I need USB 2.0 for each Aquaero, so I want to sleeve them together and use a single 9 pin connector on the motherboard end.
What I DON'T know is whether I need to just drop one of the shielding cables to the 9 pin or combine them somehow. Anyone?

I will sleeve them together with SATA sleeving but have them split out at the Aquaero's so each connector can reach it's target Aquaero.


Have some more Koolance pipe fittings on the way. When I get in all the fittings I will have a total of 12, which means I can run 6 hard tubing lines. I will get into that more when I get the wiring straightened out for both the Aquaero's.
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The second Aquaero 5 came in and I've been playing with wiring.
I need USB 2.0 for each Aquaero, so I want to sleeve them together and use a single 9 pin connector on the motherboard end.
What I DON'T know is whether I need to just drop one of the shielding cables to the 9 pin or combine them somehow. Anyone?

I will sleeve them together with SATA sleeving but have them split out at the Aquaero's so each connector can reach it's target Aquaero.


Have some more Koolance pipe fittings on the way. When I get in all the fittings I will have a total of 12, which means I can run 6 hard tubing lines. I will get into that more when I get the wiring straightened out for both the Aquaero's.

Next step buying a outdoor shed with its own AC unit and moving it outside soon it won't fit in your office.

nice work love it bigger the better.
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Next step buying a outdoor shed with its own AC unit and moving it outside soon it won't fit in your office.
nice work love it bigger the better.

That's what I'm currently planning for... biggrin.gif Although I'm not putting my M8 out there... at least not unless it also has an alarm system. However, after seeing what some people on here that have access to a CNC router table can do... I must have one! (And maybe a 3D printer while I'm at it... hmmmm). In Mandrix' case I'd just say add another pedestal to it with a small phase-change setup and a cooling coil... then have all the fans blowing DOWN from there. devil-smiley-019.gif
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Next step buying a outdoor shed with its own AC unit and moving it outside soon it won't fit in your office.

nice work love it bigger the better.

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That's what I'm currently planning for... biggrin.gif Although I'm not putting my M8 out there... at least not unless it also has an alarm system. However, after seeing what some people on here that have access to a CNC router table can do... I must have one! (And maybe a 3D printer while I'm at it... hmmmm). In Mandrix' case I'd just say add another pedestal to it with a small phase-change setup and a cooling coil... then have all the fans blowing DOWN from there. devil-smiley-019.gif

lol, already got a shop. Too dusty for a computer, though I do paint out there sometimes. Only got a sliding compound miter saw, router, table saw and small drill press, and the usual stuff like sanders, jigsaws etc.

Here's some pics:





Got a lot wiring to go over, I got USB cables and stuff all over the case spread out until I can get it all squared away with the 2xAquaero's and 3 PA2's, then I'm going to start working on the back side at some point to hide some cabling.
and of course more copper tubing.
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