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Water Cool a 1U Server ? ? ? No way ! ! ! ! !

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Alex_Knight, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Alex_Knight

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    What? No fans ? ? ? ?

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    Not bad.

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    It was a good project. I learned a lot from it.

    The server actually sits in a 40U fully enclosed case with active cooling in the case. So the whole system is not fan-less.

    I had to do this to keep some airflow going over the hard drives.

    Then add the noise from the PSU and you pretty much have a loud computer anyways.

    ;z ;z ;z



    All in all, the system runs sound and stable.

    I didn't like not using 1/2 Tygon Tubing, but it just wouldn't allow the cover to be re-installed.

    Temperatures are what you would expect. Ambient.
     
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    That is too cool (so to speak).^c

    Is that something u came up with or does one buy a kit or sumthin?
     
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    Hey Steve,

    No, I pieced this together from years of water cooling experiences and spare parts.

    I'm almost done with another project that I'll post soon.

    Take care Bro ! ! !
     
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    Hi Alex! Cool (he he) project! Thats a nice system monitor. What is it called and where can I get it?
     
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    That System Monitor came on a CD for the SuperMicro motherboard.

    You can actually go to SUperMicro's web site and get it, but it won't work on anything other than SuperMicro. :frown:


    Sorry about that.

    :)
     
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    i'm surprised it doesn't beep at you thinking the fans are failing.
     
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    I tried it without the tubing. Didn't work out so good.:shocked:




    :laughabove:
     
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    I just built my wife a system using an ANTEK case with their quiet power supply. It has a fan, but doesn't run it unless it needs to. So far, it just trickles air. You might give their PSU a look see.
     
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    Yeah, I had to disable FAN MONITORING in the bios.
     
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    I just don't want to be the box under yours when a tube chafes, or a connector blows.... ;)
     
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    LOL, I have two other water cooled PC's sitting underneath it.

    :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove:


    (surgical tubing used. very hard to cut and the connectors are all mechanical/threaded.)

    :) :) :)
     
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    I thought you just put the computer in the bathtub to watercool it...Maybe that is why I keep shorting mine out...

    I love glocktalk...you can learn so many cool things here :)
     
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    What about just rackmounting your servers in a refridgerator?
     
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    this looks like good fodder for making a webpage (pictures and an interesting project)
     
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    Don't laugh. The hard part in doing that is keeping the condensation from forming around and underneath all the connectors. IE: CPU, PCI Slots, etc....

    Then you have to contend with moisture on the motherboard.

    It has been done.

    :) :) :)