Originally Posted by gijoe50000
So in my searching I found this:
Seems to be exactly what I'm after to give the pump a boost at startup, I'm hoping the diagram on the bottom of the page might work. I think I have the components lying around too..
Sure, I took a quick look and it should work. just make sure the components you use are rated for the current that the pump will be needing.
Fans are usually 0.2-0.3A, the pump will be wanting five times that, if not more (if the pump is in fact 23w@12v). So be very cautious.
I´ve started running my pump at static 7v, the flow I was getting through my two rads and gpu-block was not good enough at 5v, as I got a delta of 5-8 degrees C in GPU and CPU temps from switching up to 7v.
The high-pitch whine is killing me though, and I can´t ever have my apartment quiet anymore
As my previous adapter was a little short, had solder joints on every cable, and a very flimsy molex connector,since it was mostly made as a test.
I modded the included adapter by removing one pin from the 12v connector and adding it as my tach-sense on the 7v (to make sure I didn´t bend the pin, I carefully cut open the whole connector) then removing both 12v wires from the molex-side. Soldered a 3-pin connector to be connected to the motherboard and added some random sleeving.
Much better. And more reliable.
Again, 7v isn´t quiet enough, so I´m getting a Phobya DC12-400 and a reservoir added to my loop.
I can pretty much afford the pump, and the res right now. But I don´t have the cash for a decent CPU block at the moment.
Has anyone ran the Eisberg just as a block with the pump off, using an external pump? If so how does it perform?
@AT-Pascal, I got my stuff through AquaTuning, I just thought I should ask. Since I got my Eisberg in a kit and will be wanting to keep the included rad (scraped some paint off the fittings, and cut and re-used one of the anti-kink springs)
Would it be even worth it for me to contact AT to return only the Eisberg main-unit? Maybe for credit towards getting an different CPU-block? Or will they be firm on me having to return the entire package? Or should I contact Alphacool? Or am I boned and will just have to eat the cost:D?Edited by Stonerman - 10/9/15 at 7:29am