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Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by C-BuZz, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. C-BuZz

    C-BuZz Member

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    Hi,

    Ok well im starting a couple of new projects, first project will be to mod my Vapochill standard to see HOW LOW I can get the temp's with a few fairly simple modofications. Second will be building my own DD Phase unit which will follow shortly after. I will be documenting all my work here if anyone is interested :)

    Ok here we go

    "Project VapoKill"

    The Plan:
    Add custom made Evap (bigger), to be mounted on S939 platform.
    Adjust Cap tube length for increased performance
    Add larger Drier (mabye)
    Oil Change/Re-Gas with R290/R22 possibly R404a if I can source some

    Here is my standard Vapochill with a BD35 compressor currently running 134a gas.
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    First off I hardwired a standard ATX power supply so it will run without a Motherboard. Just arc the GREEN wire with ANY Black wire on the ATX connecter as you can see here.
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    Next I chopped off the Vapo's chill controller unit & discarded it, as I wont be using this when I get my temp gage, (dont cut of the temp sensor if you want to use it like me :)), then I hard wired the Vapo directly to the ATX connectors YELLOW 12V rail. If you want to adjust the fan speed you can hardwire the fan to a 5v molex connector (slower). Or of you want to run the fan flatout the whole time just hook it up the the yellow 12v :)
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    As you can see above the Vapo ready for action with no Controller! Well I am only using the temp sensor for now.

    Switch/Plug in the PSU & your ready to rock. Ok I dont have a temp gage at this time so I just hooked the Vapos chill controll unit up the the 12v rail (the reason I didnt chop the temp sensor off). It took approx 3min to pull down to -33c. Pic is upside down but you get the idea. I think the sensor has a Max of -33c? As it got there very quick then just stopped at -33. Of course this is without a load & to be expected. I havent got anything set up at the moment for a good heat source.
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    Ok that's it for today. Next I will be designing the evap & re-gassing. Stay tuned!

    Cheers

    C-BuZz
     
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  2. T_M

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    worth 1000 words, keep the pics flowing as you go :thumbup:
     
  3. ^Hardcore^

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    Great work, cant wait to see what the mods do for performance.


    *smacks hand reaching for vapochill*
     
  4. kayl

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    cant wait. :D
     
  5. Vegetarianator

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    Is gonna be a great show, can't wait for the next episode.

    ssshhhhh!!!!!!! Pass the popcorn?!?
     
  6. Swabo

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    Looks promising. Can't wait to see the results with those mods that your going to do. Should be interesting. Good to see some Vapo modding on OCAU as well.
     
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    C-BuZz

    C-BuZz Member

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    editing :)

    C-Buzz
     
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  8. dinos22

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    Kick Ass Dude!!!!

    so what are you vapo-ing anywho :D
     
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    C-BuZz

    C-BuZz Member

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    Going to be freezing my A64 :)

    Some progress...

    Added a much larger drier than standard, had to relocate it due to its size. Lengthened the cap tube from 2.3m / .028mm cap to 3.3M .031. Im thinking this will be to long but only time will tell when my copper blocks arrive so I can make an evap. I added an access valve to the low side, & about to add a second to the high just before the condenser. Im going to hook up 2 huge Compaq Proliant fans either side of the condensor to see how it affects performance, Plus they look cool :) I'm pretty sure i've found a source for some r404a so things are looking good. The Vapo was running at -23.3c with no load, I also found out that the temp gage on the Vapo was actually -10c out of whack as i've now got a proper temp gage.

    Anyway here's some pics.

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  10. dinos22

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    hahahahah is that why you need more servers....those compaq mothers are the loudest fans i ever heard i tell you that much
     
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    C-BuZz

    C-BuZz Member

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    Yeah they are loud, but hell they pump some serious air :)

    C-BuZz
     
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  12. kayl

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    looking good.
    is that a 20g drier.
    c-buzz you done phase change before this, your doing well.
    what design of copper block are you getting??
     
  13. dinos22

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    remember when i was chasing my first PCIe rig and you were telling me to go P4...hhihihihiihihihihi...times have changed dude

     
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    C-BuZz

    C-BuZz Member

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    First time ever! Cant you tell by my crappy brazing? Its getting a little better now :) Not 100% sure on drier size? Any way of telling? Havent thought about block design, they havent arrived yet, in fact I havent even started looking? Where did you source yours from & how much where they if you dont mind me asking? Finally found a place that sell's Luberex Dielectric grease in Melbourne, god dam that stuff is hard to find.

    2 years ago when I was an Intel freak :tongue:. Yes times certianly have changed!

    C-BuZz
     
  15. Eduardo Porto

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    Hi C-BuZz, why did you insulate the service port ?
     
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    Absolutely no logical reason behind that whatsoever :) Other than asethetics.

    C-BuZz
     
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    C-BuZz Member

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    My first effort at an evap, took me all up about 20min.

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    No drawing, no planning, just started drilling where I felt like :) I think it came out pretty good for my first block.

    Will be brazing this up today hopefully, if I can find my sander.

    C-BuZz
     
  18. dinos22

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    nice work looks good hey
     
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    thx :) got that chiller up & runnin yet?

    forgot to mention, R404a due in Wednesday/Thursday (fingers crossed), so im getting excited!

    C-BuZz
     
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