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Poll Results: What color scheme should I paint my Vardars?

 
  • 33% (4)
    Black frame, black blades, red inner ring - they'll look like the Alpenfoehns currently installed
  • 50% (6)
    Black frame, gunmetal blades, red inner ring - blades will match the case
  • 16% (2)
    Gunmetal frame, black blades, red inner ring - frame will match the case
12 Total Votes  
post #191 of 205
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Originally Posted by MadHatter5045 View Post

That being said, I just ordered an Aquaero 6XT to replace the Link Commander, it should arrive just before the move happens.

That's probably the best thing you'll do!
I played with the Corsair stuff quite a while when I was using their AIO coolers, and found it to be very erratic.
I've never looked back after moving to the Aquaero, and have them in all my builds now.

RodeoGeorge
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i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VI Formula EVGA GTX-670 EVGA GTX-670 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB G.Skill ARES 1600 Samsung 850EVO 500GB SSD System Drive WD 2TB Additional Programs HDD Samsung 840PRO 500GB SSD Image Backup Drive 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Program Disk Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Data Disk WD 2TB Image Backup HDD Dual Loop Water Cooling 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Two Aquacomputer D5 USB/Aquabus Pumps Two EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 Acetal with 250ml EK-RE... EK-Supremacy EVO Nickel CPU Block EK-FB Kit Asus M6F South Bridge & Mosfet - Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Two Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 360mm X-Flow Radiators Two Koolance DCB-FM01 Flow Meter Displays Two Koolance INS-FM19 Flow Meters Two EK-FC 670GTX GPU Water Blocks 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Planar PCT2785 27" Touch Screen LED LCD ASUS 27" LED LCD Logitech K320 Wireless Corsair RM-1000 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Thermaltake Tower 900 Logitech M570 Trackball Wireless Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT w/ Black Display Panel Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Passive Heat Sink Black 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Aquacomputer Farbwerk USB Version RGB Controller Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 Fans MAYHEM Blitz Pro MAYHEM Pastel White 
OtherOther
MAYHEM Pastel Blue CableMod C-Series Full Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Formula ASUS Poseidon GTX-980 32GB G.Skill ARES 1600 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi 3TB HDD WD 2TB HDD LG GH24NSC0 DVD Burner (2) Aquacomputer 41093 D5 USB/Aquabus Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supremacy CPU Block Aquacomputer 34042 Aquali XT 450ml Reservoir w/... Bitspower Dual D5 MOD TOP/EXTREME (2) XSPC RX360 Radiator 
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Corsair RM1000 Case Labs S8 Logitech M570 Trackball Aquacomputer Aquaero 6XT 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Aquacomputer Farbwerk Aquacomputer 53129 Hugh Flow USB Sensor Koolance DCB-FM01 Flow Meter Display w/ INS-FM1... NZXT IU01 USB Hub 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VI Formula EVGA GTX-670 EVGA GTX-670 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB G.Skill ARES 1600 Samsung 850EVO 500GB SSD System Drive WD 2TB Additional Programs HDD Samsung 840PRO 500GB SSD Image Backup Drive 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Program Disk Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Data Disk WD 2TB Image Backup HDD Dual Loop Water Cooling 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Two Aquacomputer D5 USB/Aquabus Pumps Two EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 Acetal with 250ml EK-RE... EK-Supremacy EVO Nickel CPU Block EK-FB Kit Asus M6F South Bridge & Mosfet - Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Two Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 360mm X-Flow Radiators Two Koolance DCB-FM01 Flow Meter Displays Two Koolance INS-FM19 Flow Meters Two EK-FC 670GTX GPU Water Blocks 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Planar PCT2785 27" Touch Screen LED LCD ASUS 27" LED LCD Logitech K320 Wireless Corsair RM-1000 
CaseMouseOtherOther
Thermaltake Tower 900 Logitech M570 Trackball Wireless Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT w/ Black Display Panel Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Passive Heat Sink Black 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Aquacomputer Farbwerk USB Version RGB Controller Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 Fans MAYHEM Blitz Pro MAYHEM Pastel White 
OtherOther
MAYHEM Pastel Blue CableMod C-Series Full Kit 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790K ASUS Maximus VII Formula ASUS Poseidon GTX-980 32GB G.Skill ARES 1600 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi 3TB HDD WD 2TB HDD LG GH24NSC0 DVD Burner (2) Aquacomputer 41093 D5 USB/Aquabus Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supremacy CPU Block Aquacomputer 34042 Aquali XT 450ml Reservoir w/... Bitspower Dual D5 MOD TOP/EXTREME (2) XSPC RX360 Radiator 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 Pro PLANAR 27" PCT2785 Touch Screen ASUS 27" VK278Q Logitech K320 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Corsair RM1000 Case Labs S8 Logitech M570 Trackball Aquacomputer Aquaero 6XT 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Aquacomputer Farbwerk Aquacomputer 53129 Hugh Flow USB Sensor Koolance DCB-FM01 Flow Meter Display w/ INS-FM1... NZXT IU01 USB Hub 
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post #192 of 205
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wa3pnt View Post

That's probably the best thing you'll do!
I played with the Corsair stuff quite a while when I was using their AIO coolers, and found it to be very erratic.
I've never looked back after moving to the Aquaero, and have them in all my builds now.

RodeoGeorge

I'm really excited to get it and configure it. I wish I had spent the money upfront and gotten it a lot sooner and avoided some of the headache.
post #193 of 205
Aquaero is among the best hardware you can buy for either water cooled or air running pc. I've been using it since I thing original first model and still you wont find match as far is range of functionality, you will like it I'm sure of that.
Good luck and enjoy it. thumb.gif
post #194 of 205
That's the thing about water cooling, of you don't fork out the cash up front you will end up spending more in the long run. I've learned this lesson in the past and spent a lot more cash than I should have.

The Aquaero really is the end all be all when it comes to fan control. It's an excellent device and the options for control are nothing short of impressive. Just make sure you don't overload it as they're expensive to replace.
post #195 of 205
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That's the thing about water cooling, of you don't fork out the cash up front you will end up spending more in the long run. I've learned this lesson in the past and spent a lot more cash than I should have
Totally agree thumb.gif
Quote:
The Aquaero really is the end all be all when it comes to fan control. It's an excellent device and the options for control are nothing short of impressive. Just make sure you don't overload it as they're expensive to replace.

I remember blowing 2 of them and very easy if you not careful and running non USB pumps (Aquacomputer) and trying to run them on low speeds, sooner or later the resistors go smoke, that was with aquaeros 4 and 5 If i recall, could have been both 5, maybe the 6 are more resilient to that kind of damage.
If you have USB pumps they have their own controllers and won't harm aquaeros aquabus, if you running 2 non USB pump get PA for the second one to be on safe side.

I run 4x D5 non USB pump on PA3 and running them at 7v after initial burst, they run very low RPM for silence reason and between 4 pumps I get decent flow yet nearly silent, my PA3 showing between 38-41C if that was on aquaero I guarantee it would smoke already nearly running 8-9 hour a day



I need to switch the temp sensors for the CPU, it should be the other way around hot should be cold and so fort, next time water change I will fix that biggrin.gif Ive been saying this for nearly a year and still haven't biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I know how to read that by now so doesn't bother me smile.gif

Its early morning and I just turn the PC on so non of fans will work until temp gets higher and than they will go on accordingly, normally under light load only top rads fan are on until heavy load thumb.gif
Edited by NewUser16 - 10/10/16 at 9:37am
post #196 of 205
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewUser16 View Post

Aquaero is among the best hardware you can buy for either water cooled or air running pc. I've been using it since I thing original first model and still you wont find match as far is range of functionality, you will like it I'm sure of that.
Good luck and enjoy it. thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

That's the thing about water cooling, of you don't fork out the cash up front you will end up spending more in the long run. I've learned this lesson in the past and spent a lot more cash than I should have.

The Aquaero really is the end all be all when it comes to fan control. It's an excellent device and the options for control are nothing short of impressive. Just make sure you don't overload it as they're expensive to replace.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewUser16 View Post

Totally agree thumb.gif
I remember blowing 2 of them and very easy if you not careful and running non USB pumps (Aquacomputer) and trying to run them on low speeds, sooner or later the resistors go smoke, that was with aquaeros 4 and 5 If i recall, could have been both 5, maybe the 6 are more resilient to that kind of damage.
If you have USB pumps they have their own controllers and won't harm aquaeros aquabus, if you running 2 non USB pump get PA for the second one to be on safe side.

I run 4x D5 non USB pump on PA3 and running them at 7v after initial burst, they run very low RPM for silence reason and between 4 pumps I get decent flow yet nearly silent, my PA3 showing between 38-41C if that was on aquaero I guarantee it would smoke already nearly running 8-9 hour a day
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I need to switch the temp sensors for the CPU, it should be the other way around hot should be cold and so fort, next time water change I will fix that biggrin.gif Ive been saying this for nearly a year and still haven't biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I know how to read that by now so doesn't bother me smile.gif

Its early morning and I just turn the PC on so non of fans will work until temp gets higher and than they will go on accordingly, normally under light load only top rads fan are on until heavy load thumb.gif

I'm reading through the Aquaero owner's thread right now and the possibilities for setup are really exciting. The only apprehension I still have is about where I'm housing it in the case. All my top side bays are taken up with the fan bank, the bottom side bays are somewhat blocked by the bottom radiator, so the current plan is to hook it up and let it sit freely in the basement next to the pumps. The concern being that the bottom radiator fans will be blowing their heat at it.

Edit: This is what I'm talking about:


Edited by MadHatter5045 - 10/10/16 at 2:53pm
post #197 of 205
The best thing about aquaero is that you can fully control either physically or via software and that's what I've been doing from the beginning, the software now is much more stable with more functions to chose its actually much preferable that way,

I didn't go to the beginning of this thread so I don't know if you have aq6 or 5 (without the face placate). Just install it anywhere in your case, it can be literally anywhere and use software to configure your preferences. As far is the warm air blowing on it, that is no issue, the warm air blowing on the aquaero won't hurt, it's the overloading of resistors and channels with more voltage than its meant to be that's what can create issues later on.
Edited by NewUser16 - 10/10/16 at 4:06pm
post #198 of 205
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewUser16 View Post

The best thing about aquaero is that you can fully control either physically or via software and that's what I've been doing from the beginning, the software now is much more stable with more functions to chose its actually much preferable that way,

I didn't go to the beginning of this thread so I don't know if you have aq6 or 5 (without the face placate). Just install it anywhere in your case, it can be literally anywhere and use software to configure your preferences. As far is the warm air blowing on it, that is no issue, the warm air blowing on the aquaero won't hurt, it's the overloading of resistors and channels with more voltage than its meant to be that's what can create issues later on.

I shouldn't have anything to worry about then, I have my fans hooked up to Swiftech splitters that get their power directly from the PSU. Right now both my pumps are varios, so they won't be connected to the Aq6. I may eventually switch to Aquabus pumps, but that's much later down the road.

The hugest plus that I'm seeing is that I'll be able to setup my fan curves based on the ambient temp/water temp delta instead of my fans constantly trying to adjust to the erratic readings of the components' sensors smile.gif.
post #199 of 205
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The hugest plus that I'm seeing is that I'll be able to setup my fan curves based on the ambient temp/water temp delta instead of my fans constantly trying to adjust to the erratic readings of the components' sensors smile.gif.

Yes that is awesome way of either making your PC silent yet give enough to keep it cool or allowing fans give max of air to your liking.

Once you fully configure aquaero to your liking you, you will never touch that controller unless you will need to do something out of ordinary, everything can be doe totally automated, and if you clever enough and I'm sure you are and its very easy, you can make aquaeros page on your desktop to inform you of all temps, flow rate and ext.

Good luck thumb.gif
Edited by NewUser16 - 10/10/16 at 6:44pm
post #200 of 205
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the info, I can't wait to get the Aquaero! smile.gif
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