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post #1071 of 4498
DId I seriously just read something from "DingleberryDad" ?!?

I haven't seen too many builds using the koolance controller, obviously seen tons with the Aquacomputer stuff however. Don't have experience with either since I'm waiting for jvjessen to finish his and get past prototype stage. Since that's been going on for almost a year now... I may get impatient and grab an AQ5 myself... but it just looks so pedestrian compared to his custom controller. biggrin.gif
post #1072 of 4498
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DId I seriously just read something from "DingleberryDad" ?!?

I haven't seen too many builds using the koolance controller, obviously seen tons with the Aquacomputer stuff however. Don't have experience with either since I'm waiting for jvjessen to finish his and get past prototype stage. Since that's been going on for almost a year now... I may get impatient and grab an AQ5 myself... but it just looks so pedestrian compared to his custom controller. biggrin.gif

If the AQ5 looks pedestrian compared to another one with all of the capabilities of the AQ5 and the software it has then I would be amazed. I agree about not seeing any or many builds using the koolance controller and from what I have seen but looking at manual and questions I have had answered it looks like a very powerful system for the price.
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I'll let you judge for yourself then.

Granted if you're not a genius like he is, you have to wait for him to get around to making a kit (if he ever manages to do that)... but ever since I started following his build log a year or so ago... I knew I simply had to have it. No matter how long I have to wait or how much money I have to pay. Now that I've gotten to know him and his other projects... that's even more of an imperative. biggrin.gif

Here's the controller thread.

Here's his build log.

And if you want to waste way too much time looking at some amazing stuff... check out his DIY CNC, DIY 3D Printer, ambilight, scratch build, etc.... biggrin.gif What can I say... the dude is freakin' amazing! thumb.gif
post #1074 of 4498
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I'll let you judge for yourself then.

Granted if you're not a genius like he is, you have to wait for him to get around to making a kit (if he ever manages to do that)... but ever since I started following his build log a year or so ago... I knew I simply had to have it. No matter how long I have to wait or how much money I have to pay. Now that I've gotten to know him and his other projects... that's even more of an imperative. biggrin.gif
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And if you want to waste way too much time looking at some amazing stuff... check out his DIY CNC, DIY 3D Printer, ambilight, scratch build, etc.... biggrin.gif What can I say... the dude is freakin' amazing! thumb.gif

I had seen those panels on a website with the boards and software to program them. He might have made his own i did not check out his build. that is nice but sorry I still like the controls and simplicity of the AQ5
post #1075 of 4498
Yeah his is from scratch, his controller design - he just had PCBs made to his specifications and wrote the controller software. It controls fans, pump, led color/brightness, reads temp/flow sensors, and has fully skinnable display capabilities.

Don't get me wrong the AQ5 is a really great controller... and as long as you spend at least $700 with them, and plenty of time tweaking/configuring everything for custom display - you can set up something incredible with it. But it will only ever be a monochrome LCD with a single bay size. I want a 7" panel, while still maintaining the expandability of having remote 50WPC fan/pump controllers/amps! rolleyes.gif
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Yeah his is from scratch, his controller design - he just had PCBs made to his specifications and wrote the controller software. It controls fans, pump, led color/brightness, reads temp/flow sensors, and has fully skinnable display capabilities.

Don't get me wrong the AQ5 is a really great controller... and as long as you spend at least $700 with them, and plenty of time tweaking/configuring everything for custom display - you can set up something incredible with it. But it will only ever be a monochrome LCD with a single bay size. I want a 7" panel, while still maintaining the expandability of having remote 50WPC fan/pump controllers/amps! rolleyes.gif

and I thought I had a bad case of Excessive Insanity... biggrin.gif You might be ready to join my club!!!! thumb.gif and it is a very exclusive club.....
Edited by seross69 - 6/7/13 at 1:47am
post #1077 of 4498
Yeah I have it bad for displays... I swear if it weren't for my wife, I'd mount a LCD screen to everything in the house (well, I'd at least think about leaving the cats 'un-modded' while they are alive...) but I know I would have touchscreen cabinets in my kitchen, and definitely on the fridge/pantry doors as well.

Think about it... small camera on the inside with lighting, touchscreen on the outside to display either HD media/games or when 'off' a woodgrain wallpaper. Then when you touch them... they show you a picture of what's inside overlaid with the dates of when something was purchased and added. biggrin.gif

It's probably a good thing I'll never be a billionaire... because I would really be dangerous with Bill Gates' kind of money. biggrin.gif
post #1078 of 4498
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Yeah I have it bad for displays... I swear if it weren't for my wife, I'd mount a LCD screen to everything in the house (well, I'd at least think about leaving the cats 'un-modded' while they are alive...) but I know I would have touchscreen cabinets in my kitchen, and definitely on the fridge/pantry doors as well.

Think about it... small camera on the inside with lighting, touchscreen on the outside to display either HD media/games or when 'off' a woodgrain wallpaper. Then when you touch them... they show you a picture of what's inside overlaid with the dates of when something was purchased and added. biggrin.gif

It's probably a good thing I'll never be a billionaire... because I would really be dangerous with Bill Gates' kind of money. biggrin.gif

Yes you do I have never been crazy about displays but have actually planned out how to automate everything in my house and have it controlled from one place and through PC and Web... Or use Iphone. Crazy idea but looks fun... imagine what you could do if no one knew you had this???

I had the wifi module in my D5200 Camera and scared my wife by using my phone to take pictures. I was outside and she did not know it would do this! biggrin.gifdevil-smiley-019.gif

As much as I like to scare her and play with her she should get hazardous duty pay!!!devil.gif
Edited by seross69 - 6/7/13 at 2:08am
post #1079 of 4498
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My EK XTC 140 going to have 1 ea of these cooling my Backup server and TVPC CPU's





The Radiator boxed up..



As you can see it is very well packaged



The Rad is also Bubble wrapped inside this box..



A very nice looking radiator and the paint looks even..



As the screws in it to do 25mm fans and bigger



Can see light through it and how the fins are made.

I only have one complaint and they do not use any o-rings with the stop plugs so if you don't put these on and don't check it before to see this then it leaks!!!



This is my test setup with this rad I am testing it using a 100 watt immersion heater and 1 D5 Pump. not real impressed so far with the capacity of this rad to dissipate heat. Now it might be the fan I have used, all I have tried so far was the Arctic F14 fan. now the fan is nice looking and very quiet but it or the rad is struggling to get the heat out... need to test more fans I know before I say it is the rad..
post #1080 of 4498
That's very odd (the missing O rings). I wonder if that was just an accidental omission on your radiators or if that is standard practice for them. It's not like O-rings are going to blow their margins... even the Bitspower "name brand" ones are $.20 ea - which is ludicrous but expected in this hobby. biggrin.gif

I find it hard to believe that a company as well established as EK would not think to include them. Are they missing on all 4 plugs or just two of them? I could almost understand not putting them on two of the plugs since they'll be thrown away (or at least not used) once it's installed... but to not put them on any of the ports is pretty stupid.
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