Originally Posted by Nichismo
im having second thoughts now...... The cost is very very high simply because I have to buy the whole upgrade kit AND two reservoirs just for the 200mm tube. Ill have several multi-port and single port tops, clamps, plugs and aqua pipes, smaller res tubes among other things that I have to pay for in yet will go to waste..... and If I get the D5s then im going to have to make some rather large changes to my build to accomodate the size change... I have the current units mounted perfectly.... along with the clamps and panel fittings connected.
Ive been wanting to upgrade my monitor setup. Im using a single 29" ultra wide IPS and its not very good for gaming.... For the price of these D5s I could pay for a huge chunk of a triple monitor 144hz setup..... lol. Or a new pair of SSDs.
Originally Posted by IT Diva
Interesting, I have never had an issue running 35X's from an Aquaero, but not everyone's experience is the same I guess.
I assume then that you plan to voltage control the D5's from a couple of Aquaero channels? . . . . You realize they don't voltage control very well, and with a rather limited range. . . . about 3200 rpm at ~8.5V is the usual reliable minimum. Pretty much better to use the Vario and set it and forget it.
Actually, since you have the Aquaero, why not use the AC version of the D5 for the Aquaero . . . a bit more expensive, but uber controllable without having to do the cable plug mod to use the PWM D5 with the Aquaero.
I agree that you see more D5 builds, or more dual D5's in the higher tier builds, and there are some ergonomic plusses with additional pump ports.
I've got 3 dual 35X setups going into "Diva's Dementia", and 3 plate exchangers, so it should be a good test for the high end DDC's.
well, to be more specific I havn't necessarily had too many issues actually running the pumps. Its just that I havn't had quite the same range in terms of RPM control that ive had when ive connected pumps to my motherboards. In the past, it was very easy for me to connect my pumps to my CPU header, and then id be able to easily go from 1200rpm all the way to 4500 rpm with the PWM control.
With the Aquaero, the PWM control isn't listed and I cant seem to get under 2500 rpm. Once I drop below about 5.8v, the pumps will suddenly shut off. Once I get above about 9.4volts, the pumps are running at full speed, whether I have Power or speed selected for control. Im using the cables that come with the Poweradjusts.
Are you running the 35Xs from PA's? They're just variable voltage control, the 35X needs PWM for proper control.
Are you using an Aquaero 5 or the Aquaero 6?
If you're not running a 6 series, that would be the upgrade to make.
Makes a big difference, as the power capability of the 6 is much greater with much less heat, . . . . But for your dual loop 35Xs, the 6 series has all 4 channels PWM capable, where the 5 series only has 1 PWM capable channel.
You just plug the 4 pin fan connector from the pump onto an Aquaero fan channel, and set the Aquasuite software to PWM control for that channel. Connect the pump's molex to the PSU, since it just needs 12V.
Full PWM control and no power adjusts.
Perfect control from ~1200 to 4500
You may like your 35Xs more when you get them to control as they are designed to and don't become finicky at low speeds.
DarleneEdited by IT Diva - 1/5/15 at 3:05am