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Folks,

I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience / useful insight around the area of aqua-computers for their w/c rig.

I just completed my first build: ASUS Rampage, 680 (single right now but planing on upgrading), 800D case, all acrylic blocks from EK, and sterling silver fittings. I generally designed it around a silver/red/black theme (which matches the board) with the understanding that the first build would simply be the loop, and then the next round would be concentrate on adding more stuff specifically related to the w/c side.

So far I have only seen one micro-computer out there that also controls / monitors things like the pump, flow rate, temperature, etc. (in addition to having fan controllers). I am talking about the Aquacomputer .

What I am curious about is if anyone else has installed one of these (or something similar), and if so, what they thought of it? For me, I am interested in this purely from the point of expanding the functionality of the w/c - it would be neat to see the temperature of the coolant, hook the fans into a PWM controller, alarms if the flow cuts off, etc.

I went with the 800D case just so I could add extra stuff like this so if I get positive feedback I will pursue this (and probably add more things like custom cables, maybe another rad, etc.).

Thoughts?
bjcsoln

(attached is a picture of my first build!)
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The Aquaero 5 is currently the only really up to date controller that will let you run pumps and fans based on air and water temps, or the delta between them. It is a very powerful system with a steep learning curve to match. It is a computer eco system in itself that can be programmed with software and expanded with several types of hardware.

Having tried other cheaper methods of controlling fans based on water temp, it is do-able, but I will never look back after getting the Aquaero.

It has a price to match its abilities and potential though.
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Kusanagi
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 780 SC Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB X2 EK Supremacy Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro Aqua Computer D5 USB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Aquacomputer MPS 400 flow meter EK-CoolStream PE 360 EK-Coolstream PE 240 Noiseblocker Eloop B12-PS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Vardar F2 EK-FC Titan Acetal & Nickel EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal+Nickel EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit Samsung S27A750d LG E2290V-SN Silverstone Strider Plus 850W ST85F-P 
Case
Corsair Obsidian 750D 
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