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    Cool Dtek Rad Tower Box - Ghetto style

    Well it's that time again, to redo my main water cooling loop setup which consists of the following:

    Old setup:
    • Swiftech G4 Storm
    • Thermochill HE120.3 + 3x 120x38mm Panaflo 103cfm fans
    • Swiftech MCP650 Pump
    • Dangerden T-line
    • 1/2" ID Clearflex Tubing
    • Kayl custom 100W external psu (adjustable +12v rail up to 13.5v)


    New setup:
    • Dtek Fuzion + Dtek 4.5mm Nozzle
    • Thermochill HE120.3 + 3x 120x38mm Panaflo 103cfm fans
    • Alphacool AP1510 Pump 17W with 12v to 24v Transformer (up to 6M head!) - thanks Radiical.com.au
    • Dangerden T-line
    • 1/2" ID Clearflex Tubing
    • May use Kayl custom 100W external psu (adjustable +12v rail up to 13.5v) to provide 'always on' pump performance since Intel boards have auto power down and restart for strap changes)


    IIRC, it's been nearly 18 months since I redid this loop so there's bound to be some dust and other build up :heh: What I found was nasty.



    Now I wonder why this setup wasn't doing that well for cooling my quad core Q6600 B3 ES/GO retail, Xeon 3230 and probably my QX9650 results as well.

    All the gear laid out ready to swap over





    Now for the external Dtek Rad Tower Box... found a heavy duty UPSPS delivery box just right for modding

    I placed the Thermochill HE120.3 vertically and cut out some holes for the fan intake from the radiator fans. I also made 2x 120mm fan hole cut outs on opposite site for exhaust fans which also give a small wind tunnel effect from radiator fan intake airflow to the other end. This also cools the Alphacool AP1510 pump since it's positioned between the two

    Box measures 315mm x 315mm x 328mm.







    Loop is ordered as follows:

    Pump -> Fuzion -> Thermochill HE120.3 -> T-line -> Pump

    Leak testing right now. The Alphacool AP1510 is one powerful pump even at 12v!

    Alphacool AP1510 Transformer Numbers

    As you can see from the info on the actual transformer below, you can select voltages from 12v, 15v, 18v, 21v, and 24v!



    The transformer was connected to my Kayl custom 100W external psu and I used my multimeter to measure what voltages are given at each setting from 12v through to 24v.

    I did notice that my custom 100W psu needed to be adjusted higher to around 12.39v to be able to register voltages for 18v and 21v settings but even maxing out my custom 100W psu at 13.5w wasn't enough to full use 24v setting.

    Custom 100w psu (source power of transformer) @12.39v:
    • 12v = 12.36v
    • 15v = 15.33v
    • 18v = 18.22v
    • 21v = 21.04v
    • 24v = 22.60v (fell short of 24v)


    While the Alphacool AP1510 pump does get louder as you increase voltages, it doesn't get that much louder jumping from 12v to 24v setting. But you can certainly see and even feel the increased pressure in the loop
    Last edited by eva2000; 12-03-2007 at 04:49 PM.
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    Intresting box.Whats your oppion on the Alphacool AP1510 Pump.Noise,performance etc.

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    It's noticeably noiser than MCP650/655/350 but dam it has alot of pressure you can see and feel it !

    Updated first post with some voltage numbers on transformer too
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    lovin the cardboard box!
    is it the one that the water cooling gear arrived in? I hope so

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    Nah the USPS heavy duty box was from a memory order i made from USA a while back.. no i didn't order a box full of memory.. just the packaging and bubble wrap was alot...
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    Moved QX9650 back to Blitz Extreme with Dtek Fuzion and now core 0/1 temps no longer move even under load LOL

    idle



    load



    similar core 0/1 vs core 2/3 temp differences on X38-DQ6 http://i4memory.com/showpost.php?p=80956&postcount=27 but with lower temps on Dtek Fuzion vs Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme air

    Immediately after ending Prime95.. temps



    With Dtek Fuzion and Asus Blitz Extreme I can definitely clock my QX9650 L739A644 higher than before. Max on Gigabyte X38-DQ6 on Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme was 4176Mhz at 1.60v idle/1.568v load for Super Pi 32M. On same air cooling with Asus Blitz Formula was around 4234Mhz at 1.560v.

    On Asus Blitz Extreme so far at 4200Mhz at 1.552v idle / 1.544v load

    Comparing Super Pi 32M and Everest numbers

    Asus Blitz Extreme - broke 11min barrier easily





    Gigabyte X38-DQ6



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    Nice.How is superpi 1m scores?Sub 10sec?You can mail me that chip .

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    blah... i had my hopes in that transformer. i wanted something i could replace my meanwell to, and that alphacool transformer seemed to be it.

    Only problem... my RD-30 uses 3.2A That transformer has a max of 2.5A

    :[ Heres hoping alex finds a solution.

    But anyhow, ghetto is always the most fun project imo, no need to worry about perfection, just pure raw performance.
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    RD-30 raw pumping monster power huh heh

    Quote Originally Posted by Forsaken1 View Post
    Nice.How is superpi 1m scores?Sub 10sec?You can mail me that chip .
    right
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    Nice temps indeed

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    Thanks
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    Just laughing at your rad Eva ,
    think I can top that My Dirty Pics
    I clean it pretty regularly now. Seeing your pic just reminded me

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