Project Monolith

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  1. gjvrieze

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    Wow, this was an interesting project, way to go, loved the radiator...
     
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    trust OCAU to do something this original and crazy.

    Cant wait till it is finished.
     
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    you should definitely watercool your watercooling, because I reckon it'll run hot and EXPLODE WITH THE FURY OF A BILLION SUNS.
     
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    I don't want to freak you out too much, rainwulf, but it looks like Neal Asher has mentioned you on his blog. :)
     
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    I knew this would look nice with some lighting. Bring it home!
     
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    in the tradition of OCAU news posting, here is the thing from his site repeated ad verbatim in a quote box.

     
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    QaQ vum Daq [a] HochHom Dun chen
     
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    klingon might get you into trouble around here :p
     
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    Holy shit.

    I guess i better get the jain side of things more worked on.

    In his words, this is the Polity side of the hardware, Mr Asher, please check back soon!

    Ok, i do have more news too.
    Decided to get rid of the current pump, going for two 12 volt DC pumps. Safer, quieter and should look a bit cooler as well.
    I got my phenom II, and its currently overclocked to 3.7 gig.
    Also got my 1066 ram, and its now installed and watercooled.

    Some pics will be forthcoming, as soon as i can get them uploaded to ocau.
     
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    More pics

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    Ram modified to be watercooled.

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    Top loop.

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    Bit of a glue mess there at the bottom, will get that cleaned up of course.
    The ram is now part of the watercooling loop!

    Now, the new pumps and lines will be installed, and then once thats done, i can start the jain side of things. I am eager to set it up, already worked out the best way to seperate the jain/polity tech.

    I have decided to pull back from the steam punk side of things a little, because its going to detract from the Jain/Polity theme. To this end, i will probably end up painting all the copper black.
     
  11. Dale-C

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    That is awesome rainwulf, I can't stop laughing but it is awesome lol, also I like the idea of stand offs instead of screws on the PCI cards lol, thats an awesome idea!
     
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    Also, i bought my new waterpumps and have already modified them to go with my loop.

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    News just in, in Neal Ashers books, small mobile technology is powered by devices called minitoks.
    As of tonight, i am now building the "minitok" that will power monolith.
    Pictures coming soon!
     
  14. mcrow5

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    just read through the thread, and i have to say, THAT IS THE BEST WATER COOLING I HAVE EVER SEEN, its fucking insane. and the lights make it looks awesome. excellent job mate!
     
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    new pumps installed!


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    Under UV

    Its ALIVE... the JAIN TECH LIVES
     
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  16. Crash Dummy

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    Rainwulf. Your an inspiration.

    Your efforts on this build and originality have me inspired again to reconvert my system back to water cooling. It won't be as extreme as you've gone but I'll be trying to do as much DIY as I can while retaining my old components.

    One thing I am trying to understand. You may have already mentioned it but what type of epoxy have you used for sealing the plastic elbows onto the copper tubes. I ask because I know some epoxies I've used in the past will soften and eventually fail over time.

    And your graphics card hoses. Is that silicone tube as you would normally use for radio control models as fuel hose ? It's good stuff!

    I agree with your theory about not needing large diameter tubing to achieve good results with water cooling. With a parallel solution your using flow rate shouldn't be the issue and even a small volume of water is fantastic at picking up quite large heat loads. You've proven this when you were demoing the northbridge block by applying the flame to it while keeping your finger on the cap.

    Congratulations on your progress so far. I can't wait to see this system completed.

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  17. FiftyOne

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    I'll quote arnold here - 'If it heats, you can cool it'

    I ask a silly question, how much does it weigh?
     
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  18. qwertylesh

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    Rainwulf,
    Are those 4 disks seagate cuda's? :p
    edit: from one of the HDD pics I think they are WD's
    I'm loving the look of your system under UV, look foward to seeing pics of it finished with the enclosed housing. :thumbup: :thumbup: :D
     
  19. Crash Dummy

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    rainwulf. Have you any suggestions where I can acquire the small diameter copper tube. I've driven a couple of hundred KM now trying to find the stuff around my area and no luck same goes for copper sheet. :( I Found a massive sheet at a metal recycler but they couldn't cut it to size. The sheet was at least 1000 x 600 x 2 and weighed a considerable amount. $6/kg. Out of my price range for an experiment when I only need a some really tiny bits.
     
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    I got my thin size copper tubing from a hobby shop, one that specialises in model railways, planes, diaramas, that kind of gear.

    Qwertylesh, chasing down some plastic for the sides now!
    Looking for translucent white sides, apart from a few clear windows to show the "jain tech" nodes. (the white things)
    I am going to buy more of them, they are actually PVC plumbing endcaps glued together.


    Fiftyone, ... a LOT. the drives add a fair bit of weight thats for sure.


    And someone asked about the epoxy. I am using clear epoxy that has a higher temperature rating then standard gear. I know about epoxies softening at high temp and its rather annoying. Model glue doesnt have that problem, well at least not in the temperatures in this system.
     

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