Computer Design Videos

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The next series of videos are on adding some custom cooling loop components to and existing waterloop. I’m removing a bay reservoir in favor of a tube type reservoir. There are a few design aspects for consideration as in some spots I need to modify the existing computer case.
Plan of attack. Adding a few new components to an existing water loop.
Lamptron Testing a fan controller.
Waterloop continued. Dismantling and prepping the system.
Waterloop continued. And a new acquisition.
Waterloop continued. Mounting the new radiator.
Waterloop continued. Testing the pump.
Waterloop continued. Anti-vibration pad nix’ed, fill port added and pump legs mounted.
Waterloop continued. Light testing
Waterloop continued. System startup and evaluation.

This next video is published just to show you the type of things that can go wrong when installing a custom water cooling loop. In this case the flow meter was installed backwards, so the flow was being extremely curtailed as it passed the dead stopped flow meter. I show the correction and demonstrate one of the hazards of dealing with a water loop
Waterloop continued. Dismantling and correcting the flow meter.
Having taken care of that problem, the Lamptron is now reading the flow meter correctly and the project can now move on.
Waterloop continued. Lamptron.
Waterloop continued. Loop test.

Waterloop Maintenance Below the pump picture is an example of a typical closed system out of the box loop, but custom loop can last much longer. The only draw back is that they need to be cleaned every couple of years. Lazyman has come up with a method of doing this that is very cost effective. You grab a five gallon bucket. Toss in a pond pump and a lav drinking water filter, and you run distilled water through it. And presto your good for a couple of more years.


This is an example of a typical closed system loop, for the cpu only.