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post #101 of 291
What i have learned with my build is that with the amount of Radiator space i have, it makes allmost no difference in temp with the fans at max and at min.

What this would Point up is the fact that with so much Radiator space, it would probably work with no fans at all, the Thing is you Need fans to Mount the Radiators, and probably Ultra low Speed fans would work without a Problem

I have however over-equipped my build with noctua 3000 rpm fans and Delta fans, when i turn the whole Thing up ist like a Jet plane, and i see allmost no difference in temp.
post #102 of 291
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Originally Posted by jsutter71 View Post

It's going to be plugged into this USB hub.

What the hell is this ? I know allmost every internal USB hub on the market there is, but i never knew of this one. I also use an NZXT internal Hub in My build, but Aquacomputer recently launched a 7 port internal USB hub which is of higher Quality as well as a 9 port PWM splitter wich could also work for their aquabuss.

Naturally im allready thinking on of changing the whole contraption yet again. I have the Feeling ist never going to be done.
post #103 of 291
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Originally Posted by Bytales View Post

What i have learned with my build is that with the amount of Radiator space i have, it makes allmost no difference in temp with the fans at max and at min.

What this would Point up is the fact that with so much Radiator space, it would probably work with no fans at all, the Thing is you Need fans to Mount the Radiators, and probably Ultra low Speed fans would work without a Problem

You could use the fans to mount the radiator ... but don't run any power to them. Then they are very quiet.
post #104 of 291
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Originally Posted by Bytales View Post

What the hell is this ? I know allmost every internal USB hub on the market there is, but i never knew of this one. I also use an NZXT internal Hub in My build, but Aquacomputer recently launched a 7 port internal USB hub which is of higher Quality as well as a 9 port PWM splitter wich could also work for their aquabuss.

Naturally im allready thinking on of changing the whole contraption yet again. I have the Feeling ist never going to be done.

It's a beautiful hub isn't it. I purchased it ad modDIY, but PPCS now has them in stock. I bought two but only needed to use one. It's much nicer then the NZXT hub, and unlike the NZXT hub doesn't attach velcro directly to the PCB on the back. Also, this is the first SATA power splitter I have found on the market. Overall it is a much superior product to the NZXT hub, and it is powered by SATA. A lot of people have had problems with the way the NZXT hub is powered. Here are the links.

http://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-All%252din%252d1-USB-%7B47%7D-SATA-%7B47%7D-Fan-Internal-Hub-Power-Splitter-PCB-Board.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/internal-power-distribution-pcb-10-way-3-pin-fan-hub-power-splitter.html
Edited by jsutter71 - 6/30/16 at 11:19am
post #105 of 291
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Sleeving USB cables today. I HATE WORKING with Dupont terminals. Ok, I have a complaint about crimpers. In the picture below you will see my three crimpers. From left to right, I have Lutro'0's recommended crimper which I purchased from mainframecustom.com, a greenlee crimper I boughht from Amazon warehouse deals at a 1/3 of the price, and a generic set I purchased from PPCS. The only set that wasn't properly calibrated was the Greenlee crimpers. After some small adjustments, I was able to get decent crimps. LutroO's crimpers worked nicely for pretty much every terminal pin I tried which includes, Female ATX, female fan, fat female power commonly referred as MOLEX, and SATA power. All the terminals I've been using are good quality MOLEX brand. Now here is my issue. Lutro0's crimpers SUCK BADLY when crimping female Dupont terminals. The crimps come out straight and seem ok, except when you trey and insert the terminal into the connector. The crimper fails with almost every crimp to properly crimp around the wire on the rear of the terminal. Now, I know that I am crimping properly, because when I use the Greenlee crimpers, my crimps come out fine. This has only been a issue with Dupont terminals. The worst of the three crimpers isthe set I purchased from PPCS. That one makes usable crimps however not what I would consider to be great. Also, the cheap crimpers from PPCS does make better crimps using Dupont terminals then Lutro0's recommended crimpers. Ok. I'm done complaining now.

post #106 of 291
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Here is what I was referring to in my previous post. The red black and green terminals were crimped using the Greenlee crimper.





The white terminal was crimped with Lutro0's recommended crimper.

post #107 of 291
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THIS BUILD IS DONE!!!!! That is of course pending the leak test. I finally finished all the wiring today. With the exception of the SATA data cables and USB 3.0 cable, every other cable is completely customized. This is also the first open loop water cooling system I've ever designed and built. Here are a few pics I took and after I complete the leak testing I will shoot a video.





post #108 of 291
Looking good so jelly
post #109 of 291
Looking clean and beastly my man!

My buddy got himself a STH10 last week so this weekend Im helping him with the swap/rebuild. Looking at yours has motivated me to do custom cabling all around thumb.gif
post #110 of 291
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Ok....Leak testing ROUND TWO!!!!! My first round went quickly. I was supposed to add a sealing plug to the Aqualis base in the picture below. This is the section between the pump and the reservoir. Because Aqua computer does not specify this in their instructions, I wasted a 1/2 liter of coolant before I realized what was happening. After I emailed Aqua computer, I received a quick email with the proper solution. Of course I had to disassemble the pump, reservoir, and all the plumbing around it. After I corrected the issue and made sure to test everything before I put everything back together.


While I had everything taken apart I cleaned up the sleeving on pump. During the process, I took the pump apart and accidentally broke one of the soldered connections for the USB control features. After a quick repair I was able to successfully test the pump as you see in the video below. To test the USB feature I connected the pump to my spare PC and was able to control the USB features using the Aquasuite software.

Afterwards I put everything back together I took a few more pics. It's to late today for me to resume leak testing But I have everything ready to go.





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