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Will do. Thanks.
Yes it's quite addicting, this pc stuff. I wish I could start a new build a few times a year, I really enjoy itSince I got my wife a newer ride she is more amenable to me spending a few more $$. $. smile.gif

lol

You could always build them then sell them at cost so you still have the pleasure of tinkering. I thought about doing that for fun but then really thought about it and I know what would happen I would just keep everything.
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Shipping would be a hassle. No one to sell to locally.
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So I'm going to have a new pwm pump to replace the D5. I want to be able to control this independently of the dual MCP35x pumps, and this is where I have a problem.
When one of my MCP35x pumps went out a while back, it also took out the pwm function on my original Aquaero 5 Pro. At the time I bought a replacement Pro with the idea I might send the original off for repairs. Well that time is near.

I went ahead and ordered an Aquaero 5 LT which will run as a slave device with the Pro unit, a setup I think will work out better anyway. (BTW-had to order from Aquatuning since there apparently are none to be found in the US!)
This will give me 2 pwm capable fan headers for my pumps. I've been doing a lot of benching lately, and I like to have plenty of flow for my 7950's to keep them nice and cool, and with the Aquacomputer software it is easy to tune the cooling system to respond the way I want it to.

Also ordered water block for the LT. Now, since the Pro is also water cooled, and sit in bays next to each other, setting up the plumbing to link the two water blocks together is looking tricky. I'm not sure how this will work out until I actually get all the fittings and the Aquaero LT in hand, but I'm hoping a couple of 90's linked with rotary connectors will work. I would just use copper tubing, but there is no way to make a bend that tight.
I thought of using the Koolance sliding 180* connector, but I don't think it will be quite long enough. So like I said I'm hoping to "hard link" the water blocks together with various fittings I ordered.
We'll have to wait and see how that goes.
Also this will effectively eliminate the Power Adjust units, at least for now, so I will probably be pulling them out but may be using them and the soon to be repaired Aquaero Pro in my other rig.

Any dual Aquaero owners out there that are water cooling them, and have any tips on fittings to link them together please do post up!

Now it's back to waiting for the various orders of Alphacool copper color fittings, the Aquaero LT, and Swiftech pwm D5 to come in. Looking forward to some more "tinker time"!


Case Labs SM8 review now at TweakTown
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5387/caselabs-merlin-sm8-full-tower-customizable-chassis-review/index.html
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Very nice review of the SM8. thumb.gif Love the comparison with the Fanta can next to the box. biggrin.gif
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Love the copper pipes! Always wanted to do a custom water cooling myself and seeing more of these builds is making me want to do it even more! Are the copper pipes hard to work with?
   
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post #976 of 2434
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Love the copper pipes! Always wanted to do a custom water cooling myself and seeing more of these builds is making me want to do it even more! Are the copper pipes hard to work with?
Well, it's like everything else I guess. For some it will be hard, for others (like plumbers!) it will not. wink.gif
Check out the the pipe bending thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1280153/pipe-bending-101/0_20
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Speaking of which I have been busy with bending a little pipe and adding some new fittings. Hope to get some pics up in a few days when I get it all sorted out.

I did get my D5 pwm version pump in and I have the Bitspower dress kit from the old pump on it, and the wires sleeved. That means the D5 will no longer be down in the pedestal because I have decided to display it in the main case area. I guess since I have the dress kit on it, might as well be able to see it, huh? Besides that I wanted the D5 to be a little further downstream in the loop and rely on the massive pumping power of the MCP35x's to push through all the radiators and back to the main case area.

Just got word Aquatuning has sent my Aquaero LT, and the water block for it should be coming in from PPC's today. Looks like there's been a run on Aquaeros and related parts at PPC's lately as they are out of stock on some things.

My intentions had been to run the Aquaero LT as a slave device to the Pro but evidently that would mean giving up the pwm enabled fan header on the LT. Since I want separate pwm control for the different pumps I guess I will be running the two Aquaero's independently instead of as Master and Slave.
The dual MCP35x pump will remain the main pump and the D5 I will set up so as to start running when the air/water Delta t starts climbing as I'm benching.
post #977 of 2434
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Well, it's like everything else I guess. For some it will be hard, for others (like plumbers!) it will not. wink.gif
Check out the the pipe bending thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1280153/pipe-bending-101/0_20
___________
Speaking of which I have been busy with bending a little pipe and adding some new fittings. Hope to get some pics up in a few days when I get it all sorted out.

I did get my D5 pwm version pump in and I have the Bitspower dress kit from the old pump on it, and the wires sleeved. That means the D5 will no longer be down in the pedestal because I have decided to display it in the main case area. I guess since I have the dress kit on it, might as well be able to see it, huh? Besides that I wanted the D5 to be a little further downstream in the loop and rely on the massive pumping power of the MCP35x's to push through all the radiators and back to the main case area.

Just got word Aquatuning has sent my Aquaero LT, and the water block for it should be coming in from PPC's today. Looks like there's been a run on Aquaeros and related parts at PPC's lately as they are out of stock on some things.

My intentions had been to run the Aquaero LT as a slave device to the Pro but evidently that would mean giving up the pwm enabled fan header on the LT. Since I want separate pwm control for the different pumps I guess I will be running the two Aquaero's independently instead of as Master and Slave.
The dual MCP35x pump will remain the main pump and the D5 I will set up so as to start running when the air/water Delta t starts climbing as I'm benching.

Why would you be giving up the PMW control on the LT?? Are you sure about this as they told me I could chain 3 of these together and would not lose any functionality of them...
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I was told by someone that running an LT as a slave would give up the pwm function on the Fan 4 header.

I will go ahead and send off an email to Aquacomputer and ask them.
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I was told by someone that running an LT as a slave would give up the pwm function on the Fan 4 header.

I will go ahead and send off an email to Aquacomputer and ask them.
Well if i was wrong please let me know as I don't like to give the wrong information!!
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Well if i was wrong please let me know as I don't like to give the wrong information!!
Sven at Aquacomputer just told me the pwm of the slave device fan 4 header will not function.
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