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Unread 12-23-2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Need help plumbing new rig

For my new system, I decided to go with a more conventional watercooling setup: everything goes inside.

My goals:
1. Portable
2. Quiet
3. High performance

The parts I have selected for this are:

Lian Li PC-60

Radiator: Lytron 4120
3/8" Stainless steel tubing forged into copper fins. http://www.lytron.com/reg/files/2003...gers_44-51.pdf (Registration required)

Fans: 2 X Nidec Alpha 5 A30122
120mm AC fans pushing 105 CFM each. Will be controlled by ceiling-fan type controller. http://www.nidec.com/ta450acb.html

Pump: Custom Sea Life Velocity T-3
Titanium centrifugal pump, max head 28 ft, 13 GPM @ 0' head. Operating noise: 30dBA. http://www.customsealife.com/NewFiles/velocity.html

Waterblock: ???
Possibly a White Water block, but it doesn't really matter at this point.

GPU Waterblock: Gemini GF4 waterblock
3/8" fittings and a spiral design. This is still up in the air; I might swap in Cathar's new GPU block if it goes into production soon.
Cathar's: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...hreadid=123829

Tubing: Tygon or Clearflex

Cooling fluid: Distilled water with Water Wetter

With all the parts collected ( I have all except the pump, which is on its way), the challenge now is fitting it all into the case.

I plan to mount the radiator to the bottom of the case with a large vent cut in the bottom. To make sure there is enough airflow, I will put casters on the case to elevate it a few inches off the ground. This vent will be an exhaust; the fans will blow into the radiator for more turbulent airflow.

I will post some layout designs as I make them. Here is the first (Note: GPU block is not included in this design).

Some issues with this layout:
Possible conflict between pump and video card.
Cramped hosing between pump and radiator.
No airtrap / fill line / drain valve.
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Unread 12-23-2002, 06:34 PM   #2
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Here is a little "paste-on" set if you would like to use it.
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Unread 12-24-2002, 12:19 AM   #3
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Here is what I am leaning towards right now.

It is the same basic configuration, except a clear acrylic reservoir, probably rectangular, is mounted directly onto the pump inlet. The outlet hoses from the waterblock then go directly into the reservoir.

This gives me a fill point and an air trap, but also adds weight and consumes space.

There is still the problem of the drain valve, but I can't think of a place to put it. The connection between the pump and radiator would be ideal, if it weren't so tight already.
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Unread 12-24-2002, 09:56 AM   #4
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Just use a tee at the rad intake, and drill a hole through the bottom of the case. Plug the hole.
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