Project: Fanless Silent 3 Watercooler

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Project: Fanless Silent 3 Watercooler

Postby ThEvil0nE » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:54 pm

The gmono project has been cancelled, I messed that up. So this is a new one...

After months of gathering dust... it's finally mounted. I'll be using the X-Connect/Dragon case which if you all still remember the case+psu deal at tigerdirect.

This project would be a fanless water cooling with goals of trying to be the quietest water cooling solution without sacrificing performance (hehehe... we can dream right? :D)
Anyway, it's basically a straight forward project (nothing fancy) but I still haven't finalized plans on where to put the pump/s or whether to use just one pump or two.

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three 12" aluminun finned cooler, tubings used are 1/2", danger den block, just your basic reservoir,
the black rolled mat is an acoustic damper which I will be using to line the case's internals (walls and anything in between)
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here we are... all mounted and tube-lined
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I'm so gifted that all I used are screws and velcro tape 8O (hey! I'm no Tribal'O ok, I still have to destroy hundreds of cases before I get to his level LOL) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Here's a few more "quarter-turn-shots" :roll: :P
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So... there she is... now I have to figure out the pump/s and how to muff the sound on this one :?

:?: :idea: :?:


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Postby DAVE1 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:01 pm

is the psu fanless?
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:08 pm

DAVE185 wrote:is the psu fanless?

I never thought of that :o Thanks for the thought :twisted: but if ever I wouldn't be using a fanless psu, I'll make it an effort to only use 4 low db fans maximum (that includes the psu)
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:10 pm

Key pieces for sound dampening has been meassured and cut (first 2 pieces are for right case panel and the other 2 fortop/bottom panel).


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The sound deadening mat is 5/16" thick (that's a little over 1/4")

The main left side panel has window so that may cause concerns on sound dampening.
I have the option to leave it as that or maybe filling some window space with the sound deadening mat making the window viewing are smaller.
I'm open to suggestions...
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Postby ajrox » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:35 pm

i like it. keep kickin azz....
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Postby jimmy-j » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:35 pm

try double glazeing the window, then you won't need a sound pannel on that side, minimum distance between panes should be 5mm (just under 1/4 ") up to 19mm - 3/4 inch for best soundproofing.
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Postby Black Wolf » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:48 pm

Very sweet.
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:05 pm

some updates...

After seeing how fast the dust builds up on this case, I decided to use theese...
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...WEB vent filters. I have to be careful with this one as it is marked as electrostatic register filtration. 8O
In other words, it's a dust-magnet/filter/hardware killer. I'll just make a cardboard frame for fitting. I need second opinions on this plan... :idea:



Now back to main topic...

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I'm not sure on this one, I think I have to re-do this or just patch it up to be a one piece mat :? .
I went with 2 pices coz I thought it won't clear the horizontal bars that ran across the case on both sides holding the psu.
I realized that it just fits and still closes with the entire panel matted...duh :evil:

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Top panel mat...
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...installed (the case was upsidedown when I mounted the deadening mat)
I have not installed the mat on the bottom panel as I'm still figuring out on how to mount the pumps, wether internal or external mounting.

Anyway, here's a sneak peak on how this thing's gonna look:
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Postby DAVE1 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:23 pm

how are you going to test how loud your computer is ?
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:15 pm

DAVE185 wrote:how are you going to test how loud your computer is ?

Good question...I don't know if it will be accurate but I may try recording the sound thru a vocal mic (I have a pair of fender mics from my Fender Passport P250).
Recording it from a distance of 3-4ft away (is 3-4ft the typical distance from a user to his/her pc???) or even closer. Not sure really but I'll see if it'll work :roll:
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