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18 in push/pull would be cool, I just need to find a way to bundle them all up and connect it to a fan controller!
A fan controller will be hopefull lol, I don't know of any single fan controller that will work across 18 fans. You'll need to take the amp usage of the fans you pick and find a controller or two which has enough rail amperage to cover the fans

OR

Make your own with something like an arduino and some transistors.


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DIY is tough beyond basic drilling and stuff cause I don't have any tools, though if I did I'd probably make a big shroud to mount it to.
You'd be amazed what you can do with some 1.5x1.5cm Aluminium L bars, a hack saw, some pliers, a drill and some M4 bolts (or whatever fits the radiatior you pick).

Though I admit, it doesnt always look pretty
    
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A fan controller will be hopefull lol, I don't know of any single fan controller that will work across 18 fans. You'll need to take the amp usage of the fans you pick and find a controller or two which has enough rail amperage to cover the fans
I was think of just linking 6 of them together with molex and then attaching them to a controller. Then again I don't know what controller will interface directly with a molex.

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You'd be amazed what you can do with some 1.5x1.5cm Aluminium L bars, a hack saw, some pliers, a drill and some M4 bolts (or whatever fits the radiatior you pick).
Though I admit, it doesnt always look pretty
Yeah, though bending sheet might be a bit tricky to keep even. Maybe with a sturdy steel piece or something as an edge.
post #13 of 20
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Any recommendations on reserviors? Will one MCP35X be enough to drive this entire loop? I know the chipset block is fairly restrictive.
post #14 of 20
MCP35X or 665 will be adequate, the 35X has a more head, the 665 has more flow. either one will do fine. for resevoir pick the one that looks the best to you, you can't really go wrong when selecting a resevoir, you actually don't even need a resevoir if you use a T-line. my personal recommendation is the acrylic tube EK reservoirs.
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I do believe you mean 655? Never heard of a 665 before
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ya, i meant 655
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I was think of just linking 6 of them together with molex and then attaching them to a controller. Then again I don't know what controller will interface directly with a molex.
Doesn't matter if it doesn't just snip the molex off and rewire

Also, make sure the amerage is high enough to daisy chain, if you get 6 high speed fans hooked together pulling 0.5A each, suddenly you're on 3A which most fan controllers wont supply.

An alternative would be to plug the fans into a molex and use fans that have separate pwm control then use that to control the fans while powering them from the controller.
    
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MCP35X or 665 will be adequate, the 35X has a more head, the 665 has more flow. either one will do fine. for resevoir pick the one that looks the best to you, you can't really go wrong when selecting a resevoir, you actually don't even need a resevoir if you use a T-line. my personal recommendation is the acrylic tube EK reservoirs.
Sounds good. I like the MCP35X but they are kind of pricy. If I can get away with just one then I can just use the swiftech reservior that attaches straight too it.

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Doesn't matter if it doesn't just snip the molex off and rewire
Also, make sure the amerage is high enough to daisy chain, if you get 6 high speed fans hooked together pulling 0.5A each, suddenly you're on 3A which most fan controllers wont supply.
An alternative would be to plug the fans into a molex and use fans that have separate pwm control then use that to control the fans while powering them from the controller.
Yeah, I'll have to look into that. There has to be some way people with those radiators are hooking the fans up.
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Yeah, I'll have to look into that. There has to be some way people with those radiators are hooking the fans up.
Probably direct to molex without a controller, or you could use multiple controllers I guess.
    
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post #20 of 20
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ok seems like the MO-RA3 is getting pretty good reviews so I think I'll go ahead with that. I only have a few questions now which be as follows:

-Is my MCP35X going to be enough for this loop? what kind of flows can I expect?

-What is my best option for hooking up 9 or 18 fans? external AC adapter?

-What water temperature probes would people recommend and how would I get a readout of it?
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