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post #221 of 1668
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ok so the power supplies frames are going to be a three high stack of the travel trailer power supplies, or the TEC power supplies, they will be all right next to the 10AWG wire trunk line. I will cut and fit all the power lines for these power supplies and all the power wires for the PC power supply, for the fans and pumps.
after I finish these frames I am hoping that I will have all the CPU blocks polished by then, and I can finish the TEC assembly.
I still have some little things that I am working on like a support for the fill and drain assembly on the hot side water loop the temp sensor and flow meter are part of this assembly. I am also working on the support for the cold side displays of the flow rate and water temp. there are a lot of little thing that go into a build like this that I really did not for see until I really got into the build.
post #222 of 1668
I know basic work shop skills, and if I had to built it, would be easy job.
If small holes dosen't work, no plorbem, we can use two holes instead. one on left and one on right. Those fan controlers dosen't seem heavy
post #223 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

I know basic work shop skills, and if I had to built it, would be easy job.
If small holes dosen't work, no plorbem, we can use two holes instead. one on left and one on right. Those fan controlers dosen't seem heavy
all I am saying, is that of the frames that I have built so far, the fan controllers have been the hardest to make.
post #224 of 1668
WOW, I'm stunned.
To me it is basic work shop stuff and it will be easy to make.
I had made a heat sink for my vrm, 990 gd80 msi, hand cut and drilled biggrin.gif
Had some classes at school and have the basic tools at home

I thought making the vaccum chamber and insulating the stuff would be the hardest, but no biggrin.gif
post #225 of 1668
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so as for the ability to control this rig I have the fan controllers, three switches one for each TEC, and two 1/4 turn valves, with these I hope that I can find a good balanced setting for the rig, so that the system wont get to cold at idol, and will still stay cool at load.
with the 1/4 turn valves I can slow the hot side water loop or even drop the system to 3 X 360mm radiators, the fan controllers allow me to change my fan speeds or even turn all of them off.
with the switches and the way that I have the water blocks designed as a parallel connection, the system with one TEC on, only 1/3 of the water is getting cooled, with two TEC's on, 2/3's of the water is getting cooled, and with all three TEC's on, all of the water is getting cooled.
with all of this ability to alter the hot side effectiveness, and the ability to lower the TEC output to the cold side, I will have lots of tinker time playing with this rig trying to figure what settings will work best for the system.
post #226 of 1668
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well I have 4 of the CPU water blocks done, I only have two left to do now, still working on the PS frames so its all good.
I will take a pic of the TEC assembly before I cover it in clay, still working on the stand for the hot side fill and drain assembly, as well I am still working on the frames for the cold side displays. so yea, still a lot of work to do, but its getting there slow and steady.
I am still sealing all of the cold side connections with RTV sealant. as I finish each CPU block, I take it apart, and add the RTV sealant to the rubber gasket that is inside the CPU block. I have all new O-rings for the cold side, and I will use RTV sealant on all of the connections and O-rings for them, to keep the cold side of the system from leaking at low temps. I am not so worried about the hot side leaking, because the temps on the hot side should be within the normal range of temps, for a normal water cooling loop. so when I finish the TEC assembly the rest of the build should be complete as far as the frames, and I should be ready to start on the ice chest to get it completed, and with that, I will start to vacuum the ice chest down, and plug any leaks that may be in the ice chest, once it can hold a vacuum, I can began the drying process for the vacuum chamber. if all goes well, this system will start up, and I can start the process of learning how this system runs, and finding a good balanced setting for the rig.
post #227 of 1668
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ok so I am going to make another frame, like the frame for the fan controllers, but this will be for the cold side temp display, flow rate display, and the PC power switch with the reset switch are a attached to a cover plate that is designed for the 5 1/4" bay. So this frame will be the size of three 5 1/4" bays instead of four bays like the fan controller frame.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/new-lian-li-bezel-w-mnpctech-mounting-plate-16mm-22mm-vandal-resistant-switches-silver.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-5-25-drive-bay-temperature-sensor-display-frame-v2.html
so here is a idea of how it will look when I am done with this section.
post #228 of 1668
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ok so I have been looking at the cheap relays that I have for this build, if these relays go out quick, its really no big deal because they are cheap, but when they do go out I will upgrade the system with a better class of relay. here is what I am looking at as there replacements.
http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-SGP32-Battery-Relay-Isola...
a lot stronger and really should last for a long time.
post #229 of 1668
So for your cold side, is the cold side pump running inside the vaccum chest?
post #230 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

So for your cold side, is the cold side pump running inside the vaccum chest?
no, the pumps on the cold side will be on the outside of the ice chest, right next to the TEC assembly, I will also cover them in clay.

I know my sketches are not the best but I try thumb.gif

ok, because I am on the subject of upgrades to this system, another gadget that I have been looking at, is a display that would show me exactly how one of the TEC's on this system is functioning, this is what I am looking at.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013PKYILS?refRID=14Y6X8RPQXCGEV92FWDA&ref_=pd_cart_cps_2_1_p
its not needed but it would be something nice to have.
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