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I see that many people show concern whether this aquarium chiller is 'worth' or not.
Well, quite often it is not the 'cost' or even the 'cost performance ratio' that determines. Rather, it is the enjoyment of the process. The entire process, beginning with doing research and finishing with the actual working product, produces a lot of joy for the DIYer. Sometimes, the end product may not even work up to the initial expectation. But nevertheless, the builder has already enjoyed much throughout the whole project. Is this not the most important part of the spirit of a DIYer?

Read through FlashG's post and see how many exclamation marks he has used. Just imagine how much fun he had at those discoveries.
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Let's see.....An 85w chiller on a 130w (stock) chip. This must be a radiator based cooling loop (Black Ice 480) otherwise all you would see is BSOD.


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MODEL : Unistar MCC-UNI-85
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FLOW : max 300L/pHr
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POWER : 130watts/85w chilling
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DIMENSIONS : 21 x 25 x 18 cm(very slim)
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Inlet/Outlet : 12mm with free tubing/pump supplied
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WEIGHT : Just 6Kg
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TANK SUIT : Recommend up to 60Litres(1ft to small 3ft)
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WARRANTY: 12months

So. You really have no clue what you're doing or what is actually going on. If you are happy with your setup...then I am happy for you. But, please, don't tout this as some kind of success, or something that others might want to invest in. Once again, more money than sense...

You could accomplish more with a $20-30 bong setup.....

4.256ghz on a 3.3ghz (stock) i7.....you could do that on air.....
Edited by Naja002 - 1/22/10 at 5:56pm
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What is the max core temperature at 4ghz? (and at what coolant temp and what ambient temp)?
Thanks.

BTW, looks like you are having fun! Enjoy what you are doing. Keep going!
Max core temp is 46C at highest o/c. Goes up to mid 70Cs... but I run all sorts of o/cs at different Vs, so I can't just give you one temp. Soz..

I boot at 4.5GHz with 1.48V. That gives me 42C base temp and 65C full load. 4.5 GHs stable for everything. After boot, I use the EVGA Eleet util to overclock/overvolt.

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Whatever it is, it's not worth it. He's already in the price range of phase change and his temps are higher than a decent TEC would provide...
I don't want phase change (yet). I don't want the condenser and I don't want the condensation. Same with a VERY powerful tec. I just wanted a very hot (cold!!) unit I could clock to the max and then game with.

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I wanna know what max core temps are running Linx at 4.5GHz?

Also, it'd be cool to know how high you are able to clock that 3580? Unlocked i7... Very nice.
All 8 threads on FULL LOAD would be mid to low 60s at 4.5

Highest I have got on the system so far is 4.8GHz. I validated cpu-z at this clock... but so far not much esle.

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those things are super expensive...For the same price you could order a chiller or a phase unit from someone here
Nope. Look up the unit I am using. $250 tops....

A 1/3 hp condenser chiller might be about $800... but the one I used is cheaph.

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So. You really have no clue what you're doing or what is actually going on. If you are happy with your setup...then I am happy for you. But, please, don't tout this as some kind of success, or something that others might want to invest in. Once again, more money than sense...

You could accomplish more with a $20-30 bong setup.....

4.256ghz on a 3.3ghz (stock) i7.....you could do that on air.....
I have lots of clues... and Yes, I like my chilled bong too... water cooing with ice is always better

Its not 4.25. I'll post some o/c screen captures....

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250$ for chiller 70$ for a 3x120mm rad 20$ on fans for push pull and u will be in the same ball park temp wise for under 100$ and 150$ can buy alot of Beer

the water chiller is working at the brink of failure with anything over 100w on it, put ur hand near it u will feel it pukeing out crazy hot air , be very happy it has workt so far and if it dies dont be too suprized

if u want that thing to live past spring put a rad in the loop to cool the return water down a bit so its not such a huge load and the chiller will only have to deal with water that is slightly over room temp insted of water that is almost doubel room temp
basicaly a rad in the loop will make it as close to its desing temp as ur ever gona get
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1.48v full load 65C is really nice.
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