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post #911 of 2434
This is awsome, subbed ........................ thumb.gif

Any pictures back awayfrom it so we can see the entire effect of the rig ?
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Yep, should be some here and there, either look in the index on first page or just start looking through the log. smile.gif
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I know .. I know.. its a pump, the mcp35xx2, but it reminds me of the genie in the lamp speaking to us.. or worse, the back side of the commode as you get up, ya know .... Either way, you are a fixture in my pc online life wink.gif

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I know .. I know.. its a pump, the mcp35xx2, but it reminds me of the genie in the lamp speaking to us.. or worse, the back side of the commode as you get up, ya know .... Either way, you are a fixture in my pc online life wink.gif

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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't? lol.
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Eggzacktlee !
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Hey mandrix smile.gif

I was visiting your build log just to keep an eye on you and make sure you don't hurt yourself. biggrin.gif
And I came across this:
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

Delidding was absolutely easy, no hassle at all. Took me about 30 minutes to open it up and clean all the adhesive holding the IHS to the pcb. Got to be one of the easiest performance mods I've ever done.
I used Coolaboratory Pro liquid TIM between the chip and IHS, and MX4 between the IHS and water block.

I have never tried delidding a CPU and I plan on trying it on the next one.
Now you put the IHS back on? My understanding is that people just put the block directly on the die. Did you try that?

I would think that would get you even better temps, no?

Unreal build btw thumb.gif
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I don't see how I could get any better temps. biggrin.gif
post #918 of 2434
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I've had several requests on details for making the multi-fan harnesses I use in the pedestals. Here's a pic from the build log of one of my first attempts, and actually this one is still in use:


If you are already comfortable sleeving and splicing wires, soldering, etc then I think it's easy enough to figure out that you have to "sleeve as you go", just as you would anytime you combine multiple sleeved wires.
Making these is not for the beginning sleever unless you have a lot of patience. You absolutely have to make sure that you have no exposed wires from the positive and negative leads touching each other or it will end in disaster that could fry a fan controller or wiring.
If you are already comfortable with the fundamentals of sleeving and soldering, and understand how fan connectors are wired then by all means give it a go.
Remember that you want to use the rpm wire on only one fan connector and on the final, single connector. This requires having one continuous path for the rpm signal from a single fan to the final connector.
Combining rpm signals from several fans just doesn't work as it confuses the fan controller!

The other method of powering multiple fans requires using the "daisy chain" method of pinning double wires to a single pin from connector to connector. You can look back to the build log index and find an example pic of that as well. If you use this method I highly recommend sticking with 28 gauge wire for crimping double wires to a single pin.


Otherwise It's sometimes necessary to use multiple wires/connectors so that troubleshooting and assembly/disassembly is easier. I recommend using smaller wire sizes such as 26-28 gauge for the individual fans, stepping up to larger sizes after combining wiring. Probably the thickest wire you will need to use for the final lead in the fan harnesses is 24-26 gauge as it will handle the current just fine. Any further leads added to a fan controller can be in this range of sizes as well, and can be combined in a single piece of small sleeving easily for easier wire routing.

I'm not going to give a step by step on what to do, either you know what you are doing or you don't and I'm not going to be responsible for anyone blowing up their fan controller.

I am not going to debate anyone about wire sizes, sleeving techniques, soldering, etc. I don't have a EE degree I just know what works. OK? OK. thumb.gif
post #919 of 2434
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Check out these curves. rolleyes.gif



I was running out of room at the end of the case so I looped this one up and back.
post #920 of 2434
Looks bloody awfull!

Have another cup of coffee, and then have another look . . .

A verticle serpentine would have looked much better and been far more compact.


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Edited by IT Diva - 3/24/13 at 8:59am
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