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I bought mine to save room, but swapped it for a Supremacy for aesthetic reasons. It's a great pump (MCP35x) mounted on a great block (Apogee), not much else to say about it. The 35x is a great space saver pump, even better when it's mounted with the CPU Block as it's pump-top.

    
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post #7832 of 10491
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How do you like that Apogee Drive 2? I've been on the fence about getting one to redo my loop and try and make the most use of the space in the case.

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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

I bought mine to save room, but swapped it for a Supremacy for aesthetic reasons. It's a great pump (MCP35x) mounted on a great block (Apogee), not much else to say about it. The 35x is a great space saver pump, even better when it's mounted with the CPU Block as it's pump-top.

Pretty much this, I wanted a small solution, and this pump/block combo was the answer. Works very well, quiet even at full RPM, temps are good, even with a single 140mm radiator.
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post #7833 of 10491
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17? Are your chassis walls made of fans? biggrin.gif

I wouldn't go that extreme, 2 fans in front, 1 in the back and maybe mod one on the side at max. Do you think that the Scythe could hold 2 fans on one channel? I see no point in keeping the 2 front fans in different ones, unless it's the only option. For 1 13€ controller, I don't except miracles anyway.

What you need ti look at is the fan controllers rating per channel. Most of the visually enticing ones from aerocool scythe and nzxt are only rated for 12v per channel. As most fans are 12v, 5v fans are available. Then these are only meant for 1 fan on each channel. Companies like Lamptron and sunbeamtech make a much more robust controller boasting as much as 45v per channel over 6 channels.

As for a chassis made of fans. Your not far out there lol. 12 120mm fans on my hexa 720 rad, 4 140mm fans on my 280mm, 2 80mm fans on my 160mm rad. Actully I run 18 fans in total. All through one fan controller. I am looking at watercooling the fan controller using an EK ram block smile.gif

Mines under refurbishment at the moment, I have considered dumping the hexa 720 rad with it's 12 120mm fans in favour of a water chiller, but more research is needed before going the sub ambient route. Maybe if we get a summer in the UK, like the ones we had before Gore started wittering about global warming. Then I might just go for it.
post #7834 of 10491
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What you need ti look at is the fan controllers rating per channel. Most of the visually enticing ones from aerocool scythe and nzxt are only rated for 12v per channel. As most fans are 12v, 5v fans are available. Then these are only meant for 1 fan on each channel. Companies like Lamptron and sunbeamtech make a much more robust controller boasting as much as 45v per channel over 6 channels.

As for a chassis made of fans. Your not far out there lol. 12 120mm fans on my hexa 720 rad, 4 140mm fans on my 280mm, 2 80mm fans on my 160mm rad. Actully I run 18 fans in total. All through one fan controller. I am looking at watercooling the fan controller using an EK ram block smile.gif

Mines under refurbishment at the moment, I have considered dumping the hexa 720 rad with it's 12 120mm fans in favour of a water chiller, but more research is needed before going the sub ambient route. Maybe if we get a summer in the UK, like the ones we had before Gore started wittering about global warming. Then I might just go for it.

:O That's some serious cooling capacity there.

But you're saying that you can't connect more than 1 12v fan to a 12v channel under any circumstances?
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post #7835 of 10491

It's actually Watts and Amps that you wanna look at for how many fans a channel can handle. If it was only Volts, then technically a 12v channel could run an unlimited amount of 12v fans. 

 

The Amps is the actual current flowing through the channels. And Watts is more like the heat generated from the workload. 

 

Most motherboard fan headers are only rated at 1A. That can handle a handful of fans, but most people don't wanna risk motherboard headers.

 

Most knob-based fan controllers are usually rated by Watts per channel. Most fans are less than 1W


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/24/14 at 9:46am
    
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post #7836 of 10491
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Pretty much this, I wanted a small solution, and this pump/block combo was the answer. Works very well, quiet even at full RPM, temps are good, even with a single 140mm radiator.

I think I'm going to go with this route to watercool a build I'm doing with this case. My only question is are there any tube reservoirs that mount right above this thing or would I have to find an alternative location to mount a rez? Any suggestions?
post #7837 of 10491

The Apogee Drive II isn't very tall. If you mean mounting against the handle, the Apogee won't get in the way of any reservoirs.

    
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post #7838 of 10491
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The Apogee Drive II isn't very tall. If you mean mounting against the handle, the Apogee won't get in the way of any reservoirs.

I was just wondering if there was a way to mount a tube rez right above it like you see in some of those Bitspower mod kits. Otherwise, drilling in the handle might be good. I seen a guy do something similar on YouTube using countsunk screws.
post #7839 of 10491

You don't need to drill in the handle. The holes are already there.

 

The Apogee Drive is a combo pump/block. No accessory to mount a res on it. Wouldn't make sense for most setups

 

Edit: Well i guess if you were determined, a Male/Male Fitting or Male/Male Rotary would work. Would have to be a short res tho, and doubt it would look good


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/24/14 at 10:29am
    
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post #7840 of 10491
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You don't need to drill in the handle. The holes are already there.

The Apogee Drive is a combo pump/block. No accessory to mount a res on it. Wouldn't make sense for most setups

Edit: Well i guess if you were determined, a Male/Male Fitting or Male/Male Rotary would work. Would have to be a short res tho, and doubt it would look good

Alright, I think I'll be mounting the rez in the handle. What size rez do you recommend placing on there that won't cause too much strain? I was thinking about putting in a 150ml or something.
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