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post #171 of 601
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Wish I had watched this vid (Lutro0 Customs - Double Wire Guide) before my splits. It contained some useful hints re connecting wires.

While I am at it ...
post #172 of 601
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Dual Pump Unit Complete

I ordered two Aquacomputer D5 Pump Core PWM from modmymods and installed them into my heatkiller D5 tops. I'm using the front inlet / outlet options and having one pump feed the flow straight into the inlet of the other pump. These two ports are offset by about 20mm so I build a raised platform to hold the second pump.

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I ended up not liking the reams of colored cables that I shoved under the pumps ... so I snipped the cables, popped off the rear cover, pulled out and cable and enlarged the hole, sleeved the cables and put it all back together.

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I also swapped out the white connectors for black ones. Now everything is stealthy and hard to see.

I have all of this setting on a 120.2 Bottom Accessory Mount from CaseLabs so that I can drop it straight into the SSD / HDD location in my Mercury S5. There will be a wrinkle to this maneuver but I already have plans in play to overcome this.


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I am going to slave these two pumps together ... the PWM will come from an Aquaero and I have put together are little bit of wiring that will feed the PWM single to both pumps, send one RPM to the Aquaero and the other RPM to the motherboard.

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Finally, a picture of the original connectors that I referred to about 10 times ... checking that I put them all back together in the correct locations.

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Edited by ruffhi - 5/21/16 at 7:33am
post #173 of 601
I wasn't sure about the whole offset pump thing at first but it looks really good, we'll done!
 
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post #174 of 601
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

I wasn't sure about the whole offset pump thing at first but it looks really good, we'll done!

Thanks. I am pretty happy with it. I've been running it a little (at max RPMs, straight from the PSU) and it is pretty quiet.
post #175 of 601
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PSU 24-Pin Tail (finally)

I've been working for about two weeks on my PSU tail. Once that is complete, then I can make a straight 24 --> 24 wire extension set and don't have to worry about double crimps, soldering, rats nests or similar. But I do have to complete it.

The folks at SeaSonic kindly send me a pin out for the PSU that I have. There are 27 wires coming out of the PSU and 23 wires going into the motherboard. That means I have to join 4 sets of leads. The options are double crimp or solder. I tried double crimp and got some 'could be much better' responses from the folks over at the cables and sleeving thread. I also tried soldering and while I got some positive feedback (same thread), I wasn't really happy with the results (see above).

So ... back to double crimping.

Firstly, the double wire is thick. About twice as thick as a single wire (HAHA). I decided to shave some of that insulation off. Here are the tools I used.


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Using my knife, I shaved off about 4 to 5mm of insulation off one side of the stripped wire. I shaved the same amount off the 'other' side of the second wire.

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Here are the two wires held together with the world's smallest claim. You can see the area between the wires where I removed the insulation.

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I gentle added the pin (still needs crimping). Usually, I put the crimp in the crimping tool and put the wire in ... I couldn't manage that with double wires. I also slightly tweaked the rear wings with my pliers so that the 'held' the wires a little. That made inserting this beast into the crimping tool easier.

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Crimp! And here is the result.

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Here is the completed tail ...

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Time to test it with my PSU tester. I first tested the original cable ... just so I knew what a 'PASS' looked like. Then I tested my tail. All good!
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post #176 of 601
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Small update ... I ordered some sleeving samples from https://mainframecustom.com/ and from https://modguru.net/. I hit pay dirt with modguru as they gave me some pinks and another green.

MainFrameCustom ...

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Mod Guru ...
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Look at that pink and green! Brilliant match to my color scheme ...
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I also watched this vid and there saw someone else post the exact same setup (after I had ordered the required stuff from Amazon ... it is running downstairs on the 2nd radiator. You can't run the filter lying down ... it leaks. Stand that sucker up.
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My clear tubing came wrapped in a coil ... so I heated in hot water and then attached it to a broom handle for a few days ... they came out straighter smile.gif
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post #177 of 601
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My S5 should be here in about 10 days. After that, I have lots of sleeving, drilling, bending to do ... but I am still undecided what actual hardware to put in. In particular ...
  • which motherboard
    • micro ATX (obviously)
    • ability to overclock
    • what other items should I be considering when selecting motherboards?
  • which GPU
    • I was looking at 980 because of the price point ($500) but with the 1080 coming out 'close' to that ... that might be the go
    • $1k for a titan is way, way too much for me

  • which CPU
    • i7
    • ability to overclock
    • ???
post #178 of 601
I like this one and this one. tongue.gif

Do you need higher single-thread performance? OR multi-thread performance? OR does it even matter?

You could add some of your bright themed colors to the tops of the rear I/O towers, that would look kinda cool. smile.gif

They'd look like the tops of your liquorice squares, except they would be more rectangular.






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post #179 of 601
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Thanks Bruce. I notice they are both ASUS.

For my future reference ... they are the X99-M WS and the Maximus VIII Gene. I think I have a bunch of reading to do. One thing that jumps out at me is no graphic support from the X99 ... ok by me ... that is what the GPU is for. Also ... re single v multi-thread performance ... say what? I guess I have a bit of research to do.

I wouldn't say that I am a heavy gamer, but I do use Gimp a fair bit ... and those files sometimes really blow up.



My current 'play' PC has a Asus P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Z77 in it while my HTPC has an ASRock H97 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97.

I haven't had a problem with either but I know that isn't every bodies experience.

I was also looking at the Gryphon Z87 (with armor?) ... thoughts on that?

Funny story re my HTPC ... the ASRock H97 started out as an ITX in a ML07B and then grew into a full blown ATX when I moved it to a GD09B (I decided to put the TV card in the HTPC). However, the missus gave the BIG BLACK BOX (the GD09B) the thumbs down ... so now I am looking at the ML03B (micro ATX). Anyone what an ASRock H97 motherboard?

And you should notice a preference for Silverstone HTPC cases smile.gif.
post #180 of 601
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I was testing my pedestal fans the other day and noticed that I had broken a flange off my SATA power plug (off the Silverstone CPF04 8-fan hub).

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Not a big deal as I wanted to change this to a Molex power plug anyway ... then I can feed the pedestal fans and 2 x water pumps from the same PSU cable.

Here are some wire info courtesy of TomsHardWare


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The CPF04 only has pins #1 (12v) and #2 (Ground) so that will be all I need to include in the Molex plug. I can do that.
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