[WORKLOG] Chilled test bench.

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  1. ginger_nuts

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    Howdy,

    So I have a Intel socket 775 test bench setup ATM. I had originally planned to just use a water loop to bench with, then I thought why not go sub zero :confused:
    After asking a few questions and checking my funds :thumbdn: I ruled out going Ln2 or DICE.
    After seeing THIS PICTURE and adding things up, I will walk away spending only approx $200AUD :thumbup:


    So some back ground, I am no stranger to cooling water using refrigeration, here is what I work with on a daily basis
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    But I am going to be working with something a little smaller
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    The large chillers above are approx. 1,500 Kw of cooling each, there is three. The small one is;
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    850 w, so not even 1 Kw.


    After just a few minutes, 30 minutes or so, I have managed to get most of the controls removed.
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    So my future plans are to do a little surgery on it. I plan to remove the reversing valve ( the part that allows it to change to heating).
    Doing this will allow me to neaten up the look. I think placing the esky (ice box) on that top platform, after removing the fan, with the bottom compartment covered by either timber or some polystyrene. This will be mainly for noise isolation.

    The esky I have planned on is;
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    As for a coolant in the esky, I plan to use Valvoline Zerex DEX-COOL which is good for -37 Celsius, but I doubt I will get that low.

    The loop going to the CPU, and maybe GPU (later), will consist of my beastly Koolance PMP-500, Alphacool NexXxoS XP3 Light block, a T piece res. which will be filled with Mayhems XT-1 (which should not freeze).
     
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    Subbed for ginger nuttiness.
     
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    Bring me one of those sweet, sweet subs my friend!
     
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    Loved your work on OCN, Gonna show the love here too :thumbup:
     
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    Hell yeah, looking forward to seeing how this goes :thumbup:
     
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    Wow! In :thumbup:
     
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    Looks completly insane, i love it
     
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    Not clinically, but also not willing to be tested
     
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    Awesome! subbed.
     
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    so the stingy side of me wonders how much that thing will cost to run every time you have your computer on.
     
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    It is only for bench marking on HwBot ATM. But even if I wanted to use it to cool my everyday PC, all I would have to do is increase the size of the esky (chilled tank) and it wouldn't cost much at all.
     
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    ^ exactly. Once the glycol is chilled you'll basically only have the heat of the computer to contend with. The compressor will kick in and out to maintain that temperature. Not running 100%, 100% of the time.
     
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    Just a small update: Just ordered some Faber-Castell Artists' Kneadable Eraser.

    Because it is my first ventures into sub zero I have no idea on the amount needed, but on Ebay I got 18 for $31 AUD delivered. Which seems to be a good deal.
     
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    Yep nice price, some local stores will have you pay up to $5 for each one!

    You will only need 4-5 to completely insulate the board but it's not going to hurt to have those spares around.
     
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    Isn't that stuff almost the same as blutac?
     
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    It looks just like it, I also did consider the use of kids molding clay.

    But all the tutorials show this knead able eraser stuff.
     
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    Never use Blutac. That shit is evil. Kneadable eraser is the best way to go. Easy on, easy off. Blutac goes on well but a total bitch to remove as it's too sticky.

    I got mine from ekersleys. $5 for 2.
     
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    HERE are the ones I bought. I should get them this week, along with my Digital Thermometer Dual Reading Type K :leet:

    Work should be kind enough this week maybe to buy me the insulation, copper and a few other things much needed. If not it will have to be next week.
     
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    Wow, mo' overkill FTW !!!

    Subbed - I really wanna see how this turns out. AC converted into sub-zero cooling - phenomenal.

    Hey Ginge, how loud is that blower ?

    Cheers,

    Raksy.
     
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    Since a few of you have been asking, I will try to capture a short video of the unit operating in it's current state. Just be mindful it will only be with a phone.

    Yesterday I also received a small package, it is some what for this build, it is so I can remove my current Alphacool block and use it on my test bench :leet:

    and give my everyday PC a bit of shinny bling.

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