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by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Re: Project: Hush!

Bit of an update: upgraded my graphics card to a GTX 480 with full cover block. I was a little concerned it might screw up my temps but only seems to have bumped up idle temps 4 or 5C to 32-33C with the GTX480 set to 900MHz core and 2200 for memory at max volts (1.138Vcore). The i5 750 processor is ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Re: Project: Hush!

Time for an update. :) I decided to replace the backpanel I'd used from another case that has the fan hole. It's a bit dusty. http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/P1010029-1.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/P1010030-1.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/P10...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

That is some brilliant aluminium work, even though the screws aren't exactly flush with the surface. Do post some pictures with the front on the case. By the way, are you going to polish the copper fins aswell? They got pretty ugly when you heated up the solder slinkies with the torch. Thanks Xobim...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

:shock: :shock: :shock: Wow, I just can imagine the amount of time you took to build the radiator. It looks so laborious. Thumbs up to you man and I hope you could continue on with the work and post the finished product so I could admire it more Thanks Leila, glad you're enjoying the read! Yeah, a ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

UPDATE!

Update time! Not a massive update, but took quite a bit of time. I've been tidying up the aluminium frame. It had been covered in polyester resin, which was a nightmare to get rid of. I've sanded the frame down , though it still needs more work and there are still some small blemishes and scratches ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mad Men Computer?
Replies: 27
Views: 8601

Looks gorgeous. Lovely craftsmanship. :)
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

However, there's now resin covering the plenum, so it can't be soldered on. I didn't want to risk it coming off again so I bought a 2mm countersunk drill bit and some m2 countersunk screws, and set at it with my weedy bench drill. http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/17072010348.jpg http:/...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

I then replumbed the loop, started the machine up and did some more temperature testing.... With a degunked HK3.0 waterblock and with the 4850 GPU also in the loop, with the core i750 at 4.2Ghz using 1.43volts vcore it was maxing out at about 55C running intel burn test with the maximum stress I cou...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Time for an update! (Photos taken on my n97 so not the best quality I'm afraid.) First, I decided to attach the GPU block to the GPU. I bled the loop to take the tubes offf the block, and decided to open the CPU block whilst I was at it... And this is what I found - lots of resin gunk must have come...
by Monkey Puzzle
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling without pump?
Replies: 14
Views: 14287

ces wrote:I doubt that. Water is too viscous for that to work.
Another gem. Thanks.
by Monkey Puzzle
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17280

MikeC: Has spcr ever done testing of the noise of watercooling pumps - would be very interesting to see how much noise a ddc 10w in a simple loop without any fans makes for comparison with a good quality fan.
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17280

Acsl has given an excellent reponse already, but just a few other details to add: the limiting factor to heat dispersal from the cpu ihs is usually the fins. Whilst the area of the heatpipes to the fins is a point where the case is the more the better (more heatpipes) the limiting factor is the fin ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Nearly Silent System - Better with WC?
Replies: 44
Views: 17280

Air is very competitive for quiet systems if you're not folding or running power hungry overclocked kit. If you have the time and money is not an issue, watercooling and air are equivalent. Otherwise, air is more cost effective. Just keep your case fans running under 750rpm and your internal fans, ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Thanks for the nice comments. It has taken a lot of work so far- god knows how many hours, and there's still quite a lot to go. Performance is fairly good - cooling the i750 cpu overclocked at 4GHz (vcore 1.3-1.35, speedstep off) it was idling at 24-26c during the morning of a warm day (ambient 20c?...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3318-1.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3313.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3307-1.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3304.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3302...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

the S12 has large gaps around the blades - surely it'll suffer backflow when pushing against resistance?

The p12 noise signature is mentioned in one of the 12cm fan round-ups. Think it may have even been on spcr.
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Easy now. :) sorry for the confusion - didn't explain properly: What I meant is I don't need high rpm fans. 38mm deep fans would no doubt help with static pressure but as the fans will be pushing air through fins spaced 1cm apart I expect I don't need or want high rpm fans. And afaIk 38mm fans are g...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

yate loons are pretty quiet in my experience I've got a scythe s-flex f 12cm and it's loud even at 5v. Nasty motor noise i think. Could just be a dud i guess with dodgy bearings, but not keen to buy more at 12 quid each or whatever they go for. How do people find the noctua p12? I read it has an ann...
by Monkey Puzzle
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Quitest 12-14cm fans at ultra-low voltage

Hi all, I'm looking for ultra-low noise, slow-spinning fans to go in the project in my sig; 1) There's room for 9 x 12-14cms fans - either 9 x 12cm or 4 x 14cm and 5 x 12cm fans, and running them all at 5v 2) They'll be mounted horizontally, pushing air up through fins spaced 1cm apart, so don't nee...
by Monkey Puzzle
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

You sir, just made my day. Copper makes me drool, especially this much. This is beautiful craftmanship, but I foresee a big problem. Since the copper fins are below the case, the heat rising from it will move past the components, warming them up again. I don't think it'll make the whole circuit ver...
by Monkey Puzzle
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

the last pictures I posted were where the project is up to. The components are not installed - I'm running the pc on a desk top atm using a 120.2 radiator and the 5400rpm samsung eco 1.5tb hd and ssd. I've done leak/flowrate testing which gives a good indication of final noise levels, which are nice...
by Monkey Puzzle
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

cheers for the nice comments guys. The weight of it empty is around 25kg. It doesn't actually hold that much water since the copper pipes are only 4.8mm inner diameter. The tubes themselves hold in total just under 900ml and the two copper end boxes/plenums each hold around 400ml, so all in all abou...
by Monkey Puzzle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Experimental radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Very nice, though mixing aluminium and copper isn't the best idea. If it's a prototype, why not use copper heaterboard pipes with aluminium fins and avoid galvanic corrosion? I've seen it around on the net.
by Monkey Puzzle
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Bigwater 760is enough to cool GTX 480 from evga?
Replies: 5
Views: 4964

I would have thought high-end air-cooling would utterly trounce a thermaltake bigwater - it was worse than top-end air-cooling when it came out, and struggled with 100w processors. A 300w graphics card would probably turn the water to steam. Ditch it and get proper water cooling or else wait for aft...
by Monkey Puzzle
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Heresy
Replies: 34
Views: 228621

Re: Water Cooling Heresy

1. MOVING THE HEAT TO AMBIENT AIR Whether you are direct air cooling or water cooling, don't you have to run the same thermal load into the ambient air whether through the air based fins or the water based fins to dispose of the heat into that air? So then don't you need the same amount of air curr...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

I am not sure I understand what you built, but it sure looks impressive. How well does it work? It's a large radiator built into a case - so water goes into an inlet tube (barb) at the top on the underside of the copper rectangular box, gets distributed between the 48 tubes running through all the ...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3199.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3185.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3202.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3188.jpg http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3186.jpg...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Update time! Lots of countersinking and tapping. http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd96/tcg001/DSCF3239.jpg The motherboard tray will sit further back towards the back wall, but the countersunk screws poking through from the back aluminium frame just happen to be the right distance apart to go thro...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

Time fopr a proper picture update - now has end-boxes and leak-tested. Taken to be bead-blasted yesterday - not perfect, and not shiny due to being blasted with tiny beads, but instead now a matt pink. Still, gives itmore surface area I guess. Still needs some tidying up. The aluminium plates have b...
by Monkey Puzzle
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36087

small text-based update: Didn't get as much done over christmas as I'd hoped, and can't post photos yet due to pc problems atm. My friend who's cutting the aluminium plates for the frame got the lurgy over xmas so was unable to cut the pieces before I returned back to work... But I did manage to get...