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Thank you Darlene for starting this thread
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I can't be a member cause i dont have an A6....... But i will as soon as the new revision are available
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But i'll be around
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waiting 3-4 months just to use those obscenely loud corsair fans seems silly.
Yes you would be right if i had my new computer finished and just missing the fans controller, but that´s not my case , the new pc will not be done before June or July .

And probably you also right about the corsairs being noisy but i could buy 2 fans almost for the same price as 1 fan from other brand, at the same time i don't have that much fan brands to choose over here.

And BTW those fans will be slow cause they will be cooling 1 x UT60 480 + 1x Monsta 480 + 1x UT60 240 Rads

I got the fans from the same order that i got my case,those were the first parts i bought for the new build.

I just have the A6 missing to have the WC loop done.

My computer is now 7 years old , i am waiting for the new intel processors ,so until then i'm slowly building the pc
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Hi all
Just got my AQ6, after reading all the threads and me being a noob in watercooling i would to know if someone has any other links to tutorials/manuals for the AQ6?
I've tried the ones posted in the first thread but still found my self a bit overwlmed by it.
Do you know a more basic manual ? In english i mean.
Hope you could help me
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Excellent stuff Darlene, Great idea to have a dedicated place for all things Aquaero
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Also Many thanks for the mentions (nams guides on ST & my own little site) Greatly appreciated ..Thank you
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Always happy to help if & when I can (but also more than happy to learn also from others experiences
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Hi all
Just got my AQ6, after reading all the threads and me being a noob in watercooling i would to know if someone has any other links to tutorials/manuals for the AQ6?
I've tried the ones posted in the first thread but still found my self a bit overwlmed by it.
Do you know a more basic manual ? In english i mean.
Hope you could help me
Many thanks
The latest english manual talks about Aquasuite and the Aquaero I think if you have not looked at it;
http://aquacomputer.de/handbuecher.html?file=tl_files/aquacomputer/downloads/manuals/aquaero_5_6_en_2013_11_08.pdf

The manual I had when starting was shocking and just learnt by mucking around and experimenting with it.
 

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Count me in got 4 off them 2 x 5 pro and 2 x 6 pro "wha just want say i got them" .
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I have Aquaero 6 XT
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How Aquaero 6 works with swiftech mcp-35x (PWM)? Are there any problems?
It's good to go, even doubles and triples work OK . . . . . It's in the "Compatible" list.
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I'm in... I own a A6 XT but it's still in the box. Still finishing the rig. should be installing it sometime in the next few weeks
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Hi all
Just got my AQ6, after reading all the threads and me being a noob in watercooling i would to know if someone has any other links to tutorials/manuals for the AQ6?
I've tried the ones posted in the first thread but still found my self a bit overwlmed by it.
Do you know a more basic manual ? In english i mean.
Hope you could help me
Many thanks
Welcome aboard everyone.

New names added to the members list on the 1st post.

I'm trying to keep the first post members list updated with which Aquaero series / model you have.

Please check and make sure I have your entry correct. If there's no model listed, please let me know what you have.

Nornam, wonderful to see you here, You guide helped me get my 5 LT set up as a slave to ne of the 6 XT's.

Darlene
 

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I'll ask again since it got lost in the shuffle.

I'm still not clear on the PWM advantage. Can someone explain why anyone would want this schema, when you already own a 4-channel (16+fans per channel) Aquaero 6?

But then I'm only running a simple 7-fan array using three of the four A6 channels and using 80mA and 130mA fans, so what do I know?
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Shoggy says the multitude of fans in the original Aquaero 6 video were all voltage driven, so why the need for PWM fans and circuitry?

http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/MeanBruce/media/IMG_5952_zps61764f52.jpg.html
 

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A6 XT

Btw Darlene.. any solution yet to controlling the PWM D5 on A6 ? doh I didnt read your topic
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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.



I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).

This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.

Everything shown is available from RadioShack.

Hope that helps,

Darlene
 

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i love the SM8.. im almost done with my cable sleeving/management
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sorry for spamming
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I LOVE your black and white theme, its so austere and businessy, I almost bought some Corsair White AX860 (Seasonic Platinum) PSU cables for my rig from Performance PCs and went that direction, but decided to wait until I get into the new CaseLabs Gemini.

http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/MeanBruce/media/IMG_5007_zps19bb07e6.jpg.html

Got my first real radiator an XSPC RX360 V3 in January, going to build a custom AIO without a reservoir, closed loop and contained, maintained outside of the pc and mounted just like an H100i.

My components list:

AquaComputer Aquabus USB D5 pump
XSPC RX360 v3 rad [already purchased]
XSPC copper CPU block

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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.



I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).

This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.

Everything shown is available from RadioShack.

Hope that helps,

Darlene
Sweet mod
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so i don't need to buy the Aquacomputer D5 pump after all
I actually have electronics as one of my subjects in school so I can easily get the resistors needed. But im a bit confused on the diode part ? and what are these green and blue cables.. lawl electronics is still new to me as you can see

...thanks for the props Bruce
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Yes, . . . .

There's a really good way with an add-on PCB, but there's also a quick and easy way that yields acceptable results without having to run wires and plug into a 5V molex pin somewhere.

Here's copied from the "old" A6 thread with some additional information:

For the capable DIY'er . . .

While not as optimal a solution as the active component based solutions, this is a workable solution to the issue of having a PWM D5.

I've tried it on a single and a dual D5 setup and it works satisfactorily with pullups optimized for each case, and it's dead nuts simple, though not exactly elegant.

At issue is that the D5 needs a fairly "strong" pullup, (lower resistance) . . . while the A6 works best with weaker pullups, (higher resistance).

This setup uses the 12V available from the first 2 of the 4 PWM fan pins on each channel of the A6.

The Zener diode and larger resistor form a 5V regulated source that the smaller resistor connects the PWM line to.

The diode is a 5.1V Zener diode, and the larger resistor, the 1/2 W one, is a 560 Ohm, but 470, 680, 820, or 1K will work as well. 1K may be the easiest to find.

Be sure you have the Zener diode polarity connected as in the pic.

The smaller resistor, 1/4 W, is a 2.2K which I'd suggest for a dual D5 setup, but for a single D5, a 3.3K would be fine.

The smaller size, 1/6W or 1/8W are electrically OK, but the smaller physical size makes lead breakage more of an issue, so stay with 1/4W.

Everything shown is available from RadioShack.

Hope that helps,

Darlene
Sweet mod
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so i don't need to buy the Aquacomputer D5 pump after all
I actually have electronics as one of my subjects in school so I can easily get the resistors needed. But im a bit confused on the diode part ? and what are these green and blue cables.. lawl electronics is still new to me as you can see

...thanks for the props Bruce
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The green and blue wires are the PWM and tach wire for the D5 connector.

That mod goes right on the D5's 4 pin connector that plugs onto the A6.

The easiest way to do it might actually be to make up a short extension cable with the mod on the extension cable's plug.

Google Zener Diode, and you'll see how they work so they can create a 5V source from the 12V that's present on the power pins of the A6 fan connectors.

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Hey Guys,

Can you let me know which hardware monitoring software you're using that's Aquasuite Compatible?

I'm trying to post it all with links in the 1st post.

AIDA64 is working for me without a hiccup so far.

Darlene
Hardware Info 64 seems to have the most points of reference out of the freeware utilities, including VRM temps. I have had issues trying to sync AIDA for w/e reason i'm not sure. Maybe because iv'e only tried using the freeware versions.
 
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