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by zds
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to mount Laing DDC to dampen noise?
Replies: 27
Views: 12683

unimatrix0 wrote:Thanks for the info, mine is a MCP350. I just unscrewed it from the base and noise has reduced quite a bit. I still need a way to fasten it and for it to be quiet, if possible.
You can estimate the effect of soft dampening by holding it in your hand, unfastened but running. Or did you do just this?
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

zenboy wrote:Sorry, I should have qualified that. Pond pump, not aquarium pump.
Ah, indeed, you said fountain and that it's noisy, yeah, sorry :-).
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Depending on how far away your radiator will be, and the vertical difference between the top of the loop and the bottom of the loop, a DC pump might not be able to handle it (pump head ratings on those mag drive pumps aren't super hot) Are you sure? For the data I have seen it's just the other way ...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Thanks. Since I'm going to placing the radiator externally, I guess it would be better to use an AC pump? Do per your preference. It shouldn't be hard to find some spare 12V/1A power supply lying around, or take power cable with the tubes. 1A wire does not really matter anymore, if you draw two wat...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet acrylic case, possible??
Replies: 30
Views: 9175

Acrylic cases are actually very quiet. The main issue with them is that they proivide no RF shilelding at all, and the vent holes are usually terribly restricted. You could solve both of these by... 1) adding a layer of aluminum sheeting on the interior (or just not worrying about it unless the RF ...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

What's the difference with the alphacool top? I think the DDC Pro is the 10W DDC + Alphacool top and the Ultra is the 18W DDC + Alphacool top, but what do the top's do? They make the pump quieter. Acrylic is quite good sound insulator and it does not vibrate as easily as many other plastics. And na...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

-not sure about radiator, was considering find a car rad and try it passively... Definitely worth a try. And if it needs airflow, it should do with any slight movement of air.. And as you can get car radiator for quite cheap if you are not picky about the model (like 10€ here), you do not lose mu...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Thanks, think I read that people prefer the Apogee over the Storm. Yeah, especially for a quiet system. See this to see why. It shows that with same head pressure Apogee gives you more flow - and when silencing a computer, this enables you to undervolt the pump farther, as it does not need to push ...
by zds
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Measuring the Efficiency of mCubed's Borg Heatpipes
Replies: 30
Views: 22787

What would be interesting to see tested would be minimalistic water cooling system being used to pump the heat with the same testbed. Once I get my bed done, maybe I'll do it, unless someone else does it before me.. In forced cooling it's usually better to use radiator as water to air heat exhanger,...
by zds
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Can the pump be also placed in the other room? If say I went something like: ThermoChill PA120.3 w/ Yate Loon D12SL-12 Swiftech Storm or AquaXtreme MP-05 SP LE Laing D5 I guess it's not passive anymore, but if the pump and fans are in the other room I should be silent. Sure. It doesn't really matte...
by zds
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

If I did go with the res2 right now, and then decide to watercool more devices, could I disable the res2 pump and put a Laing D5 or something inline? Yes. At least with Reserator 1 Zalman even provided instructions on manual on how to replace the pump with external one. (btw, Laing D5 is swiftech M...
by zds
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Hmm, the hole in the wall is about a foot higher than the floor where the computer and the radiator would sit on either side. So I guess it may not work that well, although I could punch another hole in the wall near the floor. That's not a problem, even according to manufacturer specs. Reserator p...
by zds
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: External Radiators?
Replies: 42
Views: 20747

Re: External Radiators?

I'd have to run 4-5ft of tubing between the unit and my htpc though. Would this work? Are there other external units I should look at? I only want to watercool my cpu and chipset right now. Couple of comments: Reserator pump might be able to do that, if the machine and reserator tower are at the sa...
by zds
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec "B stock"
Replies: 9
Views: 12095

It doesn't seem to me that the drop from the original 3 year warranty on the PSU to the 3 MONTH warranty due to it coming with a b-stock case is being taken into account in the price of the case. For me it sounds like a clear and fair deal. If you want warranty, you buy regular items, if you want t...
by zds
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator coolant alternatives
Replies: 13
Views: 5914

Terje wrote:At least in my setup, the smell came from the tubes themselves.
Or then some combination of additives and the tubes. I have the original Reserator and with pure distilled water there has never been any smell. The tubing I have is of the original opaque blue variety.
by zds
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Evercool WC-301VGA for VGA = LOUD
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

BTW, does air bubble makes a lot of noise? If so, how? :? I do not know why, but yes, water flowing in tubing without unnecessarily tight bends should cause only a very quiet "woosh" sound; something you do not hear without putting your ear very close to the tubing. And then, water and air flowing ...
by zds
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Evercool WC-301VGA for VGA = LOUD
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

Re: Evercool WC-301VGA for VGA = LOUD

I even turned off the fan, but I think the noise is from either pump or rad. Every other review says it's pretty quiet but I say it's very far from quiet. Did I do something wrong? Some things to check: -make sure there is no air in the system; you might need to shake, tilt etc the components to ge...
by zds
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30641

An issue with the reserator is the pump is so small and crappy you can't realistically cool more than a CPU with it without just choking the flow right off. I consider myself unrealistic then. I have cooled Athlon 64 3500+ and Radeon X800 XT with Resetator 1 for year and a half without any problems...
by zds
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30641

Well "bad" is a relative term :) The reserator was awesome when compared to any normal air cooling setup. But when compared to any real watercooling rig the only area it didn't lack at was silence. As shown on these forums there are plenty of ways they could improve the design, raise the inlet to t...
by zds
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30641

Thats what I thought, but staring at the pictures makes me think the aluminum tube is just like the reserator 1. And the black chunk in the middle is just attached to the side... Really hope they didnt do that... Well, whatever the construction is, I am pretty sure Zalman has tested that it perform...
by zds
Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Any Watercooling components made from non-metals?
Replies: 19
Views: 8465

flourinert direct die cooling would also work and be cheaper than diamond I think they are aiming to have diamond replace silicon as a base material for microprocessors. That way you could scale the temps up quite a lot.. Anyway, with the thermal load the current microprocessors put to the cooling ...
by zds
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Assisted motorless watercooling concept
Replies: 9
Views: 4566

I don't think linear scale will work as it is more complicated than that by a long way. Probably could work out a relation but for what? processor temp, flow rate. Ah, I was a bit unclear: I only meant that heat transfer from radiator to air is roughly linear to difference between radiator and air ...
by zds
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30641

looks nice, but much more important question is how it cools. previous revisions werent state of performance water coolers ('plus' edition was even worse than the firs one). I think even more important question is whether its pump will stay quiet. The 1's had enough cooling power to keep all but so...
by zds
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Assisted motorless watercooling concept
Replies: 9
Views: 4566

Re: Assisted motorless watercooling concept

But what I've added to speed up this process is the heat-exchanging block which incorporates a peltier. The peltier causes one pipe to be cooler than the other. The much greater temperature difference speeds up the convection process. And the CPU gets cooler water. Intriguing concept indeed. There ...
by zds
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

BTW, if you haven't checked this company, check it: http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ It's one man company in Slovekia, I think, and the service, performance and quality has been high praised in bit-tech forums. It's in Europe, thou, which might be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on where you l...
by zds
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

While that kit is pretty good, I really would like to push the modded DDC as an even quieter performance solution than the D5. Ditto. If your goal is to keep the machine silent, any circulation is enough, so you do not need the additional flow provided by D5. DDC has almost as much pressure head, i...
by zds
Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

ZeroR3D wrote:About the DDC custom top, you can buy it as an attachment, no need to make it yourself.
Indeed. If you can use screwdriver, you can swap the top yourself..
by zds
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

ZeroR3D wrote:Didn't the original reserator have a low rpm fan?
Nope. I have one from the very first batch that hit the markets and it's completely fanless.
by zds
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

BTW, can anybody give me comparison of noise level of Zalman CPU fans vs MCP350 (or MCP655)? Check the measurements I reported in this thread . These measurements are made in free air, so if the fans were blowing through a heatsink, the difference was bigger, to the advantage of the DDC. Zalman sel...
by zds
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Antec P180 for newb
Replies: 41
Views: 20073

ZeroR3D wrote:If you want absolute silence, get the Reserator Plus, it has no fan versus the regular reserator's 1 low-rpm fan.
Huh? I have never heard about any Reserator coming with a fan..