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 Post subject: Multi-PC Silent Enclosure
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:00 am 

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:14 pm
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(Originally posted in Newcomers Briefing room)

Hi all,

Wow, I've been reading about water cooling and silent systems all day on SPCR. I really want to tackle a homebrew watercooling/heatsink/fan hybrid system.

I'm pretty new to it all, but I'm a bit handy - so no fear!

I'm a composer and run 3 PCs. They need to be silent (or very near). I plan to build an enclosure to house all 3.

Planned Features:

- Watercooled PSUs
- Watercooled CPUs
- "Floating room" enclosure - total decoupling (soundproof room design)
- Car Rad (mounted flat like "_" not "I" - well...heat rises right?)
- Permanantly accessable optical drives
- Seperate HD enclosure (A few design ideas in mind....see below)
- Fans for everything else
- Filtered inlet and outlet fans
- Draw design for easy acces (as in chest of draws)

++ The 8 or 9 hard drive unit++

- Small Rad at back of HDs (linked to the watercooling system)
- 2 Fans at front pushing air across the HDs out to the Rad
- Housed (and decoupled) inside the main enclosure

Other Info:

- 3 P4 CPUs (Socket 478) 1x 3.2Ghz 2x 2.8Ghz or maybe 3Ghz
- Will be building Water Blocks from scratch (with no Mill machinary )

(I'd appreciate any help - even just a link to a relevant discussion or webpage)

- How can I calculate how much water flow is needed?

- How can I test Safely?

- Will I be safe without "to the decimal point" calculations if I use a large Rad (i.e. 1.0 x 0.6 meter) with a decent Gallons per minute rate via a good solid pump?

- How do I make sure that all components get the correct amount of waterflow?

- How's that for my first post? (well, second, but they're same post)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:46 am 
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Sorry, I don't have anything constructive to say about your project. Otherwise I would have done several hours ago in your other thread: Multi-PC silent enclosure
Cross posting - Please do not post the same question to multiple forums. Cross posting clutters up the forums and makes things like searching harder for other users. If you feel your question could fit in multiple forums, please pick the best one and post there. If you would like your topic moved, message a Moderator.

Sometimes questions are answered very fast on this board, sometimes it takes a day. Especially with a complex multi question post as yours is. Also your questions are mostly concerning watercooling and I think that is the least trafficed portion of this website.

Oh, and:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:50 am 

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:14 pm
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Sorry about that - won't happen again :oops:

Thanks for pointing me to watercooling - I'll certainly read that.

Any pointers from anyone else will also be very appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:27 am 

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:05 am
Posts: 65
hi, have you ever considered the acoustiock studio rated cabinets (including their acl series) which are supposed to use their proprietary heat pipe system for air-to-air intercooling i believe? they have a movie demo here:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:44 am 

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:14 pm
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I had not considered this. Thanks for the link.

I'm pretty set on building it myself, but the acoustilock will no doubt provide some inspiration.

I will be DIYing the entire watercooling system.

As for the HDDs - I'll be making a plate that will stretch across 5 HDDs (i.e. 5 on top and 5 underneath).

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