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    It's a monster

    I had been planning this for quite sometime. I wanted a watercooling system that sat outside the PC and was capable of cooling more than 3 PCs with one pump. I first chose a reliable pump:
    Custom SeaLife Velocity Silent Aquarium Pump
    The worlds quietest and only titanium centrifugal pumps. Designed for all saltwater applications.

    2 year no-fault warranty on manufacturer defects
    energy efficient
    ultra-quiet (less than 30 db)
    "Dry Run Cutout" with thermal switch for added safety
    leakproof design
    noryl housings and impeller
    titanium or stainless rotor and separating wall
    ceramic bearing ball carbon graphite bearing cap and EPDM O-ring
    Rated for temperatures to 140° F and line pressures to 50 psi
    1/15th horsepower, 140 Watts, 1.3 Amps
    Equipped with mounting bracket, and 18/3 SJTWA 6' power cord

    The Velocity T4 Pressure Pump is rated at 1225 gph @ 3' or 240 gph @ 17' and comes with 1" hosebarb inlet/outlet.
    (Yes, it's expensive. I'm not suggesting this to anyone else, it's a baby to me...most all the kids are out of the house )]
    Next I chose 3 (for now as it's manifolded for more inlets and outlets) Black Ice Xtreme Radiators rated at 3134BTU per hour with Panaflo 120mm High Speed. Model FBA12G12H rated at:
    2500 RPM fan speed
    103.8 CFM air flow
    41.5 dBA noise level
    Power Consumption: 7.2W
    I used high pressure 1/2" braided high flex hose throughout and connected the PC's with a rather ingenious all plastic full close snap fittings to facilitate removal of PC from loop connected by 3/8" high pressure clear coiled air service hoses.

    Some pics of it being constructed in my garage:




    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-12-2005 at 02:30 PM.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    Re: It's a monster

    Here are some pics of he install in my computer "out of control" room:
    Three 'Seti Soldiers':

    Yes, it's a mess in here:

    The cooler unit is mounted on a skid and slides under the table with the "Seti Soldiers" above:


    I have no idea where all these hoses and wires go!:
    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-12-2005 at 02:31 PM.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    Re: It's a monster

    The beauty is that the watercooled PCs have nice long heavy duty (150 psi rated) coiled hoses with all plastic shutoff quick connectors. It makes working on the PC really easy and no water loss during disconnect. The second pic I have disconnected one, the pump is still running. This is sweet, let me tellya. It's what made it all worthwhile:

    Here is one of the fittings disconnected:

    Here are some pics of my personal everyday PC that I use everyday the specs you can see in "My System". It's on a special roller table that pulls right out of the desk.


    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-12-2005 at 02:33 PM.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    Re: It's a monster

    Interesting idea! Temperatures?

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    Re: It's a monster

    Pics of inside the rigs:


    Yes, it's one of Cathar's Little River Cascade:


    File server running a Maze 4:




    More pics later, hope I didn't bore ya to death. This has been a great build and I'm really pleased with it.
    The main rig is a ZNF3-150 running:


    It used to run about 49 to 50 C on my old watercooled system.
    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-12-2005 at 02:34 PM.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    Re: It's a monster

    SWEEET!!! more info on those quick disconnects please, been
    looking for just the very things awhile now.


    tanks,



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    Re: It's a monster

    very nice job!
    must have taken a while before it was finished right?

    you put the rads in series and the comps parralel?
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    Re: It's a monster

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodKing©
    very nice job!
    must have taken a while before it was finished right?

    you put the rads in series and the comps parralel?
    Actually right now, each PC has it's own radiator.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    Re: It's a monster

    The quick disconnects are made by "colder products" I have a pair of the exact same ones that I got off of NavyDood.

    I'm thinking of using them to add an external rad when I'm at home, but still make my system transportable with nothing external.
    That's a sweet rig in your sig, but does it fold?



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    Re: It's a monster

    Quote Originally Posted by tank182
    SWEEET!!! more info on those quick disconnects please, been
    looking for just the very things awhile now.


    tanks,

    These came from Omega Industries The specs are here. I found them to be very reasonably priced ($7-9 apiece) and very sturdy. Being all plastic, there was nothing to corrode and they are shutoff when disconnected as well as very easy to operate. I remember looking all over creation for hours on the Internet before I found these. They are rated for food service so they meet certain minimum standards. They also have bulkhead fittings which I used on the PCs.
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




    Spoiler!

    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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    Re: It's a monster

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very inspirational

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    Re: It's a monster

    I just noticed it uses 140 watts. Does your pump feel warm when you touch it?
    A64 3000+ (245x10 @ 1.55v)
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    Chaintech VNF3-250 (BIOS 7/29)
    PDP XBL (512mbx2)
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    Re: It's a monster

    Quote Originally Posted by Jdizzle
    I just noticed it uses 140 watts. Does your pump feel warm when you touch it?
    Yes, but it doesn't seem to add much temp to the water. It's a direct drive pump. If it were to be a problem, I could install a coupling and move it but it isn't an issue at this time. You pay somewhere for the energy, huh?
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




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    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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    Re: It's a monster

    Did you ever think about getting an Iwaki or Blueline? Why did you decide on this pump instead of the other two?
    A64 3000+ (245x10 @ 1.55v)
    Stock Cooling
    Chaintech VNF3-250 (BIOS 7/29)
    PDP XBL (512mbx2)
    Sapphire 9800 Pro
    Fortron 530w PSU
    1xWD Raptor

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    Re: It's a monster

    Quote Originally Posted by Jdizzle
    Did you ever think about getting an Iwaki or Blueline? Why did you decide on this pump instead of the other two?
    I didn't, I saw the amount of power this both used and put out. It's designed for saltwater use and has an unlimited 2 year guarantee. Tell me more about them, please!
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




    Spoiler!

    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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