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New Radbox

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MikeTimbers, 22 Jul 2006.

  1. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,479

    Location: New Eltham, London

    I haven't decided whether to actually use this but I was sitting around watching the Open and started playing with some spare parts.

    An old Samcheer case
    A Nova Heatercore
    A Comair Patriot 172mm 24v fan
    Two Eheim 1250s
    A Criticool Waterplant reservoir
    Some tubing

    This is the result.

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    The reservoir feeds the nearest pump which feeds the next one which feeds the radiator which merely loops back into the reservoir at the moment. The intention would be for the radiator to then feed my old Whitewater then back to the reservoir. The radbox would sit next to the actual computer.

    The big problem with the setup is that with both pumps switched on, the flow is so strong that the system is a bugger to bleed. The reservoir is simply not big enough. To get round that I bled the system with just one pump running. I know the second pump may only be adding a small amount of extra pressure and it's adding some heat to the loop but what else am I going to do with the damn things!

    They are duct-taped together and sat on a cut up sample of Tempur body-form mattress stuff, no vibrations whatsoever.

    The fan is powered by the QTec PSU which has nothing else to do so don't give me any grief. I'm running the fan at 12v because the QTec has no -12v so I can't do 24v even if I wanted to and 17v is still too loud. The fan won't start at less than 12v but at 12v it's pretty quiet.
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    I really like that, nice job.
     
  3. weescott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,394

    Location: Heckling for change

    What will need 2 x 1250's? :confused:

    I wouldn't admit to owning a Q-tec either :p

    PS.. update your sig man.
     
  4. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,479

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Nothing needs two 1250s but it's like Hilary said after climbing Everest: "Because it's there". I had them on the shelf and wanted to see if I could put them in a case elegantly.

    Sig updated (although I kinda liked the old one. I know it was full of dead links and rubbish posts but still...)
     
  5. Bundles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,384

    Location: Hatton

    Now, you know i'm a fan of radboxes, i've built three myself, but for as neat and well laid out as this one is it just seems quite pointless to me. 2 1250's? a single nova heatercore?

    My current radbox uses a single (fairly low lph) pump and 2 Cavalier heatercores (which are an inch bigger than nova ones) in series (which worked out a couple of c better than in parallel). I found dual rads gave me FAR better temps than dual pumps on my not-shy-on-the-heat-output prescott. When i furst added in the second rad i was amazed at the temp drop, even with the fans at 7v compared to the 12v i had to run them at before.

    IMO a nice box but not very well thought out tbh, sorry.
     
  6. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,479

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Oh shush! :p Lighten up! I will probably never use it but I can't get that core in my Antec and all these bits are just sitting around doing nothing. With this thing I could actually quantify how much temperature drop is achieved by adding a second 1250. Hmm, maybe this is worth doing just to prove it's not worth doing :)
     
  7. weescott

    Sgarrista

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    Yeah like duct-tape in a beige case is elegant!

    lol
     
  8. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    TBH mate just keep reading my post.

    Again and again :cool: :D
     
  9. Bundles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jan 2003

    Posts: 5,384

    Location: Hatton

    That actualy sounds worth doing and quite interesting tbh m8 :)

    Go for it i say!