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post #191 of 209
Thanks for the kind words smile.gif


I decided to mod my pump and push it a little harder. Thankfully I found out that the pump I procured is actually a re-branded DDC 3.1 which has the same PCB as its twin, the DDC 3.2. The difference between the two is a small solder bridge connecting the 4th and 5th pads on the PCB. It pushes the pump harder, pulling 18W instead of 10W and increasing the RPM.

The pump I had was labeled "THERMACORE" but I noticed something underneath...




Yup, turns out I'm in luck. Here's the quick mod to the PCB.




I thought I should pick up a little something to help deal with the extra heat generated by my pump mod.





Now to test out the new pump by cleaning my new radiators. I flushed out the radiator using distilled water to get rid of the big particles. Then I used a mix of vinegar and water and heated it up on the stove and let it run in a loop for about 15 minutes. Then back in distilled water to rinse out the vinegar for another while. Here's the setup I used.







I tried to take pictures of the result of the cleaning, but the camera didn't really do it justice. You can see in the middle port where the barb was threaded, the copper appears much more pink than where it wasn't touched by the solution. Using real human eyeballs, the difference is striking. I wasn't expecting to see such squeaky clean copper!




Next up, I'm working on a bracket to hold the pump in place inside the case. Since I'm low on space I'm hoping I can make a bracket to get the pump up next to the radiators. I have an XSPC pump top reservoir that was donated from a good friend of mine. I'll be using the same sheet metal from when I made the backplate for the CPU water block. We'll see how that goes.

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post #192 of 209
Cool beans bro...i almost forgot..i still have to flush my rads before i can do any sort of serious stuff...reafind your post just remonded me..heck not easy keepingup to date with the stuff 24/7...
nice pumpmod...i just got word on my new parts coming..cant wait..

loved the new room...makes me seriously jelous...my current room is 1/4 of that space...can hardly move in it..
post #193 of 209
Wow I had completely forgotten about this competition until I saw it in my email inbox this morning!
Nice to see it's still happening!
I like the meat thermometer, you should find a way to incorporate it into your build (maybe in the reservoir or something) just for laughs! thumb.gif
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post #194 of 209
"How's our overclock going, Scotty?"

"I'm giving her all she's got, captain! The meat thermometer is pushing past poultry levels. I don't know how much more of this she can take!"
post #195 of 209
Thats like so funny..hey what do you get when daffy duck kisses porky pig?

Stuffed duck and roasted pork...
post #196 of 209
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Thats like so funny..hey what do you get when daffy duck kisses porky pig?

Stuffed duck and roasted pork...

nice pumpmod...i just got word on my new parts coming..cant wait..

Hahaha! Hey, I'm happy to hear you've got some parts coming in for your build. Nice!
post #197 of 209
Alrighty, time for another update!

I got my pump all put together, but I needed a bracket to hold it in place. My two options were to either bolt it to the floor of the case, or put it up behind the radiators. I chose the latter. This way I wouldn't have all the tubing crammed up in one spot in front of the TEC. That thing is already going to be a nightmare once it comes to installing the tubing. I'll save that fun part for another day though. thumb.gif

I thought of buying a radiator pump bracket, but most of those center the pump to a single radiator, not in between two. Plus, who the hell is currently running a loop with two 160mm rads side-by side? Me, that's right. So I had to improvise and make my own bracket so it could be centered in between the rads. Here's the prototype.







Unfortunately, 22awg sheet metal isn't the strongest for supporting stuff. I hoped it might be enough, but when I did a quick test fit in the case, it flexed under the weight of the empty pump / reservoir. You can see that here:





The solution? CLAMPS!





I did the same to this bracket as I did for the backplate I made for the CPU water block back on page 14; made a second bracket and glued them together. I was very happy with the result.






Solid as a rock.




With that out of the way, I'm going to tackle the front panel. I've been avoiding this mostly because I'm still not sure about the design I want for the front. Plus cutting and gluing bits of plastic together can get pretty tedious. Can't wait!

Well, until next time!   cheers.gif
post #198 of 209
Nice!
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post #199 of 209
awesome...maybe i can help ya with designs for front?
pm me..so we can chat..thumb.gif
post #200 of 209
you guys done yet?
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