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post #12921 of 15204
Come on guys... don't tell me you don't use the fan controller for your rad fans.

Surely somebody knows.
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post #12922 of 15204
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Come on guys... don't tell me you don't use the fan controller for your rad fans.
Surely somebody knows.

I don't use the fan controller.. straight 12 volts to my fans.
post #12923 of 15204
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I don't use the fan controller.. straight 12 volts to my fans.

I'd just have them on my mobo or use the Molex adapters but it was initially a Dell PC so my mobo can't handle more than a single fan (CPU's) and I haven't got any molex adapters. Plus they'd be around the same price as the female to double male ones I need to use them on the fan controller.

I'm a bit worried right now though about my CPU. It went crazy a couple days ago and since then it hasn't gotten any better. I can't play video games because my CPU goes up to 90° in no time (probably would go higher but the noise is unbearable and I'd rather alt tab and close the game than lose my CPU). I'm still using the stock cooler btw. It makes the same noise as if I was running Furmark so at first I thought I'd messed with my GPU's fan speed but after checking temps I realized the CPU was the issue. I'd replaced the thermal compound by some Cooler Master that I paid the price of NT-H1 (7€ without shipping fees) because that's all I could find in the entire city.
I really hope the CPU's not failing on me and that it's just that lame TMI that wore out or whatever.
Is there some software that could test my CPU and tell me if it's failing (a bit like how you'd see if your HDD is) or is all I can do wait ?

I've got some Artic Silver Ceramique 2 here (left overs from when my bro fixed the old Xbox'es RODs). On a very tight budget would it be worth throwing in another 7€ for a tube of NT-H1 or not ?

I'm still waiting on the mayhems parcel. As soon as I get that, I'll start installing the main parts (rads, pump, reservoir and cpu block) and then I'll see what fittings suit my needs and place the order).


@whoever wanted to put an EK XTX 360 (64mm thick) up top in push/pull. There's no way it'll fit. I've got XTC 280mms (55mm thick) and they dont fit under the 200mm fans (wasn't going to use the 200s; it's just that I know they're 30mm thick and smaller fans are 25mm so it's about the same thing, I was just seeing if I needed to order 4fans or if I would only be able to use a couple).
Edited by steelkevin - 9/7/12 at 12:14pm
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post #12924 of 15204
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so my idea of laser cutting epic shapes into my door is a bad one

Yes and no. You cant cut into the actual door, but you can laser cut other things like templates. I do that all the time.
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post #12925 of 15204
Decided to change a couple things in my case. Got the wiring a bit more cleaner looking, added a white LED fan pulling in from the bottom of the case and added a dual white cold cathode. Here's a couple pics....




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post #12926 of 15204
That's my sharpie art design on the sidepanel of my Phantom biggrin.gif



I'm thinking on extend this kind of draw along of other parts of the case... Trying to do some more new designs so rolleyes.gif
    
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post #12927 of 15204
I really need HELP:

I've got a 60mm thick Cylinder reservoir (with 60mm EK stands/clips) but the top doesn't have a thread which is really a nuisance for the kind of loop I'm going to have. Not having a hole up there would mean somehow connecting a rad above the top to the bottom of the reservoir which would not only look bad but lower the loop's flow. Here's a picture of it:


Would it be a good idea to spend around 8€ on a EK-Multioption RES X2 - TOP W/thread ?
I mean how different can two 60mm thick cylinder reservoirs be ? Manufacturers probably use the same tools/machines to thread them, right ?


PS: posted this in the Water Cooling club two but since it's urgent and it's going in a Phantom case I thought it might be ok to ask it here too.
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post #12928 of 15204
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

I really need HELP:
I've got a 60mm thick Cylinder reservoir (with 60mm EK stands/clips) but the top doesn't have a thread which is really a nuisance for the kind of loop I'm going to have. Not having a hole up there would mean somehow connecting a rad above the top to the bottom of the reservoir which would not only look bad but lower the loop's flow. Here's a picture of it:

Would it be a good idea to spend around 8€ on a EK-Multioption RES X2 - TOP W/thread ?
I mean how different can two 60mm thick cylinder reservoirs be ? Manufacturers probably use the same tools/machines to thread them, right ?
PS: posted this in the Water Cooling club two but since it's urgent and it's going in a Phantom case I thought it might be ok to ask it here too.

I don't know man, I would not want to assume that two manufacturers would make their reservoir the same. what kind of reservoir is yours? I know you told me but I can't remember.
post #12929 of 15204
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Originally Posted by kgtuning View Post

I don't know man, I would not want to assume that two manufacturers would make their reservoir the same. what kind of reservoir is yours? I know you told me but I can't remember.

Actually I didn't tell you because neither I nor the person whom sold it to me knows. I assumed it was the first version of the AlphaCool Cyclone since it had that little tube inside but after doing more research it appears almost every brand that sells cylinder reservoirs makes those inner tubes (I took it out of mine because I can't see any point in it).

EDIT: I can't seem to find the comment someone made (either here or on the water cooling thread) about filling or letting the CPU WB sit in vinegar+DI water. Well I've got 10 liters of DI water and a liter of cleaning vinegar. What shall I do now ?

EDIT 2: I just found this "Note: The thread size is equal to the Cape Corp. Coolplex and Magicool Plexiac reservoir where it can also be used." @Watercooling UK
edit: same note appears on aquatuning for the 50mm version, which costs a euro less and is the one I need.

EDIT 3: mine is definitely the same as this one: http://www.it-service.be/webshop/product_info.php?products_id=10377
Found it here too: http://www.arcticmod.com/computer-mod/alphacool-cape-coolplex-pro-plexi-25-internal-external-reservoir-clear-1/2-3/8-1/4-inch-systems.htm
Was apparently used in a 2008 mod: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=1668894&postcount=31
Edited by steelkevin - 9/9/12 at 2:43am
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Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
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Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
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Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
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EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
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post #12930 of 15204
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

Actually I didn't tell you because neither I nor the person whom sold it to me knows. I assumed it was the first version of the AlphaCool Cyclone since it had that little tube inside but after doing more research it appears almost every brand that sells cylinder reservoirs makes those inner tubes (I took it out of mine because I can't see any point in it).
EDIT: I can't seem to find the comment someone made (either here or on the water cooling thread) about filling or letting the CPU WB sit in vinegar+DI water. Well I've got 10 liters of DI water and a liter of cleaning vinegar. What shall I do now ?
EDIT 2: I just found this "Note: The thread size is equal to the Cape Corp. Coolplex and Magicool Plexiac reservoir where it can also be used." @Watercooling UK

Not sure you need that much vinegar and water but anyway, I let my one of my waterblocks soak in a pan of it. but you could flush it through the block and radiator by just pouring it in. I would imagine you could pump it through.
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